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This Week (10/14-10/20)

1.Mahato Image & Photo Contest: Submissions Due!

2. Global Health Exchange: Why Disgust Matters

3. Nonprofit & Government Employer Panel Discussion

4. Nonprofit & Government Career Fair

5. GPSC Event: Inter-School Bowling Extravaganza!

6. CLG: Introduction to U.S Taxes

7. DukeWELL Monthly Seminar: Manage Stress

8. FREE Film Screening: "Pussy Riot - A Punk Prayer"

9. Duke Men's Basketball - Countdown to Craziness

10. Fremont Rural Health Clinic

11. GPSC Event: “The Race Home” Charity 5k

12. Network_Ecologies Symposium

13. Farmhand Fall Festival

Next Week (10/21-10/27)

14. Duke STEAM Challenge

15. Global Health Showcase 2013

16. FREE Film Screening: "The Minister"

17. FREE Film Screening: “Race to Nowhere”

18. Critical Issues in International Women's Health


20. Jewish Mingle

21. Author Talk: "Who Will Die Last, Stories of Life in Israel"

22. Jewish Graduate/ Professional Meeting

23. Resume Reviews on West Campus for Graduate Students


25. Duke Arts Festival: Arts + Sustainability

26. Race in Space Conference

Ongoing Events, Opportunities and more

DPT Raffle for Coach K signed Basketball

Go phish, and you could win an iPad mini!

Theology on Tap

MEDMentors at the Durham County Youth Home

Duke Campus Farm: Community Workdays

You don't need one of the covetted season ticket cards to attend Duke Basketball games for FREE. The Student Walk-Up is available for every single game!
Movies at the DUU in Griffith Film Theater, Bryan Center
The Heat
Thurs, October 17rd @ 7:00PM and 9:30PM
Sun, October 20th @ 2:00PM
The Great Gatsby
Fri, October 18th @ 7:00PM
Sat, October 19th @ 7:00PM
Fri, October 18th @ 11:30PM
The Lone Ranger
Thurs, October 24th @ 7:00PM and 9:30PM
Sun, October 27th @ 2:00PM
Monsters University
Fri, October 25th @ 7:00PM
Sat, October 26th @ 7:00PM

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Get your bowling on!
Classy Classmates,
As you know, there is nothing COOLER than rolling a neon pink ball down a lacquered lane in the kind company of your amazing Duke classmates! Join us for the epic Inter-School Bowling Extravaganza this Thursday! Fun times will be had and one school will be crowned the winner! Come out and rep for your school, unwind with your fellow graduate and professional students and (most importantly) eat some delicious fried pickles.

Also this week, find new ways of managing stress, watch an amazing documentary about the feminist punk band Pussy Riot... and of course GET CRAZY at Cameron with Countdown to Craziness!!!! Basketball season kicks off with a bang this week! Don't miss it!
Fumiko Chino

P.S Don't forget... this is your last chance to submit to the Mahato Image/Photo Contest. Read below for more details.

This Week (10/14-10/20)

1. Mahato Image & Photo Contest - $500 first place award
When: submit by Tuesday, October 15th, 2013; Mahato Memorial Event will take place TBA
Rules: One image/photo submission per entrant. Please follow image and photo size and resolution requirements. Submit photos here.
Contact: Laila Roudsari
The Mahato Memorial Committee is now accepting submissions for the 2013 "Envisioning the Invisible" Image and Photo Contest. The Abhijit Mahato Memorial at Duke University is dedicated to the life of Abhijit Mahato, a Ph.D. student in Civil and Environmental Engineering who was senselessly murdered near campus on January 18, 2008. In fond and loving memory of Mr. Mahato's life and interests, Duke University created his namesake memorial to annually celebrate his interests in the sciences and humanities as well as the connections between the two. One such hobby that exemplified Mr. Mahato's fascination was his love of photography and capturing moments as images as way to communicate complex and novel ideas and theories. Anyone, including individuals outside Duke, is encouraged to submit a photo or image to above link; please visit the Mahato Memorial Event website for more details.

2. Global Health Exchange: Why Disgust Matters
When: Weds, October 16th: 12:00-1:00PM
Location: Trent Hall 40
Contact: Agata Rocka Stadiem
Join us for a Global Health Exchange lecture, sponsored by DGHI. This event is free and open to the public so please spread the word to your colleagues and students. Light lunch will be served. Disgust is a powerful emotion that has been little studied. Yet it is important that we understand it because it plays a major role in our lives and in our health-related behaviour. Disgust evolved to help animals avoid pathogens and parasites, but in humans has extended to underpin our manners and our morality. In this talk Val will describe research on the manifestations of disgust and into the ways in which it can be used to improve health and wellbeing.

3. Nonprofit & Government Employer Panel Discussion
When: Weds, October 16th: 6:30-8:30PM
Location: Bryan Center Von Cannon Room
Registration: HERE
Contact: Career Center
Curious about career paths within government or nonprofit organizations? Then plan to attend the Nonprofit and Government Employer Panel Discussion, to be held as part of Duke's Nonprofit and Government Career Week in October. Join us as representatives (including Duke Alumni) from a variety of governmental and nonprofit agencies discuss career paths, the hiring process, general advice for interns and new graduates in a relaxed, candid environment. Participating employers represent all industries including (but not limited to) environmental, education, research, advocacy, legal, and the federal government. Do you have a great question that you would love to have answered? Submit it prior to the event and we may use it as a topic of discussion for the employer panel.

4. Nonprofit & Government Career Fair
When: Thurs, October 17th: 12:00-3:00PM
Location: Bryan Center
Contact: Career Center
If you have considered a career in public service or the non-profit sector, then come to the Duke University Nonprofit and Government Career Fair. This event, sponsored by Duke Career Center, Duke Engage, Duke Center for International Development, and Sanford School of Public Policy, provides a great opportunity to learn about internships, fellowships, and full-time opportunities in non-profit and government organizations. Registration is not mandatory to attend. Click here for a list of the Registered Presenters.

5. GPSC Event: Inter-School Bowling Extravaganza!
When: Thurs, October 17th: starting at 10:00PM
Location: AMF Durham Lanes, 4508 Durham-Chapel Hill Blvd
Cost: FREE with your Duke Grad/Prof Student ID
Registration: No RSVP required
Contact: Tiffany Wilson
Come enjoy a FREE evening of bowling and rep your school! When you arrive at the bowling alley, make sure you sign in and indicate your school (Graduate, Law, Pratt, etc.), then show off your bowling prowess and help your school win the best bowlers award! Not a great bowler? Don't worry, we'll also award the school that has the highest percentage of its students show up and bowl. Spouses are welcome as long as they have a Duke spouse ID. See you at AMF Durham Lanes!

6. CLG: Introduction to U.S Taxes
When: Thurs, October 17th: 5:00-6:30PM
Location: International House
Contact: IHouse
Is there a difference between your tax status and your immigration status? Are you confused about the various taxes you are paying? What do you have to do to comply with the laws? This workshop is not about how to fill in tax forms line-by-line, but you will get a better understanding on the U.S. tax system in general and its implications on you as internationals at Duke.*Disclaimer: any advice given here does not necessarily express or suggest endorsement of Duke.

7. DukeWELL Monthly Seminar: Managing Job Stress
When: Thurs, October 17th: 5:30-7:00PM
Location: Center for Living, Integrative Medicine Building, Room AB
Registration: HERE
Contact: 919-416-DUKE (3853)
Is your workday filled with chaos and stress, and no motivation to tackle the many tasks that are due? Join us and learn how you can begin to fill your workday with calm, balance, and serenity. Dr. Brantley is the author of Calming Your Anxious Mind and Five Good Minutes at Work: 100 Mindful Practices to Help You Relieve Stress & BringYour Best to Work. Learn to identify the stress reaction in yourself, and recognize when this reaction they may occur in your work place define mindfulness, and discuss how practicing mindfulness can help manage stress learn at least one method to apply mindfulness practice to reduce stress in your workplace.

8. FREE Film Screening: "Pussy Riot - A Punk Prayer"
When: Fri, October 18th: 7:00-8:30PM
Location: American Tobacco Campus - Power Plant: Full Frame Theater
Cost: FREE
Contact: Suzanne (Lani) Simeona
Our Third Friday film series at the Full Frame Theater continues with Mike Lerner and Maxim Pozdorovkin's "Pussy Riot - A Punk Prayer." This series is free and open to the public. Film starts at 7:00pm, doors open at 6:30pm. Ticket reservations available on the day of the event via Eventbrite. For additional information and ticket reservations, please visit

9. Duke Men's Basketball - Countdown to Craziness
When: Fri, October 18th: starting at 8:00PM
Location: Cameron Indoor Stadium
Cost: Free with valid Duke Student ID/Season Ticket Pass. Student Walkup line will be available. [Tickets start at $26 for non-students.]
Duke fans will have its first opportunity to celebrate the Blue Devils Friday, Oct. 18 with the fifth annual Countdown to Craziness. Countdown to Craziness, one of the premier season-opening events in college basketball, features live student performances, highlight videos, sponsored promotions as well as the annual Blue-White game and dunk contest. The doors to Cameron open at 6:30 p.m. but fans are invited to come out early for live music, inflatable games and face painting in K’Ville.

10. Fremont Rural Health Clinic
When: Sat, October 19th: 7:00AM-3:00PM
Location: Fremont, NC (107 East Ward Street)
Contact: Fremont Rural Health Clinic
Join us at the Fremont clinic, a student-run free clinic in rural Fremont, NC. Medical students provide basic care including chronic disease management, acute care, physicals, etc., under the supervision of a local physician. Transportation provided.

11. GPSC Event: “The Race Home” Charity 5k
When: Sat, October 19th: starting at 8:30AM
Location: Duke’s Al Buehler Trail in Duke Forest
Cost: pre-registration $32, same day $35
Contact: Daniel Brown
Do you love to run? Would you like to support refugee resettlement here in the Triangle? Come run “The Race Home” a 5K to benefit CWS-RDU’s immigration and resettlement program on Duke’s Al Buehler Trail in Duke Forest. The fee for registration is just $32. Day-of registration will be available from 7-8:15 AM for $35 but day of registrants are not guaranteed a t-shirt. The registration fee covers race registration, a beautiful CWS t-shirt, an entry in our raffle and snacks following the race. One hundred percent of race registration fees go to support the Family Reunification Program.

12. Network_Ecologies Symposium
When: Sat October 19th: 10:00AM-7:00PM
Location: Smith Warehouse Garage, Bay 4
Cost: FREE
RSVP: None Required
Contact: Amanda Starling Gould
The Network_Ecologies Symposium will bring together an interdisciplinary group of scholars, artists, and professionals to collectively and collaboratively discuss networks and network(ed) ecologies. The symposium will extend the contributions and conversations currently taking place on our invitee-only online forum Ecology of Networks and will feature Jussi Parikka – author of Insect Media, Media Archaeology and more recently work on Media Ecology – as our keynote. Duke’s Mark BN Hansen, one of the leading scholars in the field of media theory and philosophy, will be responding to Parikka’s keynote. Read more HERE.

13. Farmhand Fall Festival
When: Sat October 19th: 4:30-10:00PM
Location: Woodcrest Farm (5604 Dairyland Rd, Hillsborough, NC)
Cost: $10 in advance, $15 at the door
Contact: Kimberly Hill
Come for fun fall activities, including pumpkin carving, hayrides, bluegrass music, pig roast, and maybe a cup of beer! Catered by Foster’s Market and Fullsteam Brewery, but please bring one dish for the potluck since we’re eating family style. Bring your ID if you would like some Fullsteam beer. Sign up to volunteer and get in for free!

Next Week (10/21-10/27)

14. Duke STEAM Challenge
When: Applications due Mon, October 21st by 5:00PM
Contact: Kristan Shawgo
The Duke STEAM Challenge is an undergraduate, graduate and professional student challenge designed to explore new ways that Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics–along with the humanities and social sciences–might contribute to one another for the greater good. The Challenge will run August 2013-January 2014. The winning STEAM project will be awarded a grand prize of $10,000!

15. Global Health Showcase 2013
When: Mon, October 21st: 4:00-7:00PM
Location: Nasher Museum of Art
Contact: Agata Rocka Stadiem
Join dozens of Duke trainees, faculty, staff and friends from many departments across campus for an event that highlights our students' field research and experience. Students from all academic levels will present posters on their worldwide fieldwork and research projects. The poster exposition and keynote address will be followed by a reception open to the global health community. RSVP today. Winners of the 2013 Global Health Photo Contest will be announced during the Showcase. Contact us to learn about participating in the contest.

16. FREE Film Screening: "The Minister"
When: Mon, October 21st: 7:00-9:00PM
Location: Bryan Center Griffith Film Theater
Cost: FREE and open to all
Contact: Hank Okazaki
"The Minister" ("L'exercise de l'état") (Pierre Schoeller, 2011, 115 min, France/Belgium, in French with English subtitles, Color, DVD). -- "Politics is a wound that never heals," admits Bertrand Saint-Jean, the beleaguered head of France's ministry of transportation in Pierre Schoeller's deft examination of power. Schoeller's second feature forgoes moralizing about ambitious politicians for a more complex (and rewarding) approach: uncovering the thin line that separates altruism from narcissism. Made possible by support from the Florence Gould Foundation, the Grand Marnier Foundation, and highbrow entertainment. --Won Un Certain Regard prize, Cannes 2011

17. FREE Film Screening: “Race to Nowhere”
When: Tues, October 22nd: 7:30-8:30PM
Location: SSRI-Gross Hall 230
Watch and discuss the documentary "Race to Nowhere" about the personal and social costs of the current American educational system.

18. "Critical Issues in International Women's Health": Seminar with Anne Firth Murray
When: Weds, October 23rd: 4:00-5:30PM
Location: Fitzpatrick Center Schiciano Auditorium Side B
Contact: Nada Hussain
Anne Firth Murray will be at Duke University to give a special seminar on global women's health for the opening of the Global Women's Health Technologies Center. Dr. Firth Murray is a New Zealand author, professor of Human Biology at Stanford University, and nonprofit founder. She is also the founding president of the Global Fund for Women, the largest non-profit organization in the world funding women's human rights and author of From Outrage to Courage. In 2005, she was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize. For more information on her, see A reception will follow the seminar, which is hosted by the Duke Global Women's Health Technologies Center.

19. FREE Film Screening: "MY MASCULINITY HELPS" with Q&A to follow
When: Weds, October 23rd: 7:00-9:00PM
Location: Bryan Center Griffith Film Theater
Cost: FREE and open to all
Contact: Hank Okazaki
"MY MASCULINITY HELPS" (Marc A. Grimmett and David Hambridge, 2013, USA, English, Color, Digital) explores the role of African American men and boys in the prevention of sexual violence. It shows African American male allies demonstrating understanding and support for survivors of sexual violence. Strategies for assistance and prevention are provided. Survivors also share their stories and what has helped them. The film serves as a counter-narrative to often inaccurate and misleading portrayals of African American masculinity.

20. Jewish Mingle
When: Weds, October 23rd: starting at 8:30PM
Location: Tyler's Taproom
Contact: Jenn Handel
Come join us at Tyler's in the Tobacco District for a chance to mingle and meet other Jewish graduate and professional students at Duke!

21. Author Talk: "Who Will Die Last, Stories of Life in Israel"
When: Thurs, October 24th: 12:00-2:00PM
Location: Gray Building (Divinity) 200
RSVP: Please email Christina Cameron
Contact: Christina Cameron
The Duke Center for Jewish Studies is proud to welcome author David Ehrlich, who will be discussing his latest book, "Who Will Die Last, Stories of Life in Israel," which was recently published by Syracuse University Press. David Ehrlich has published two books of short stories in Hebrew. Lunch will be served. David Ehrlich's visit is made possible through the co-sponsorship of the Duke Islamic Studies Center, the Focus Program, Jewish Life at Duke, and the Center for Sexual and Gender Diversity.

22. Jewish Graduate/Professional Meeting
When: Thurs, October 24th: 5:30-6:30PM
Location: Freeman Center for Jewish Life
Contact: Jenn Handel
We will be discussing what the next steps are in creating a vibrant Jewish graduate community.

23. Resume Reviews on West Campus for Graduate Students
When: Fri, October 25th: 11:30AM-1:30PM
Location: Bryan Center (UCAE Conference Room)
Contact: Career Center
Drop by for 15-minutes with a Graduate Student Career Advisor to have you resume, CV or cover letter reviewed. No appointment necessary.

When: Fri, October 25th: 12:00-1:30PM
Location: Grace's Cafe in Trent Hall
Cost: FREE, Free Lunch will be provided!
Registration: Space is very limited! To register, please write an email entitled "Luncheon Registration-Oct. 25", including your full name, school/department, contact info, and any questions for the administrators, to
Contact: Yilin Liu
This luncheon will feature John Vaughn, MD, Director of Student Health. Vaughn comes to Duke from the Ohio State University (OSU), where he served in both Student Health Services and the Department of Family Medicine since 2007. In addition to providing primary health care to undergraduate and graduate students, he designed innovative health promotion activities that integrated health services into the life of the university community; enhanced organizational effectiveness for the health center; and developed a Narrative Medicine curriculum across multiple areas of OSU.

25. Duke Arts Festival: Arts + Sustainability
When: Fri, October 25th through Sat, November 2nd
Location: Bryan Center
Contact: Beverly Meek
Arts + Sustainability is a ten-day arts showcase that celebrates the creativity of our student artists. The Festival includes an exhibition of visual art in the Bryan Center and performances by students. With this year's environmental focus, the Festival invites students to imagine how their art can connect to sustainability, whether it's a percussion ensemble of recycled metals, sculptures made of discarded plastic, sound installations based on field recordings or poetry and spoken word that addresses our changing environment. This year the festival will offer opportunities for hands-on involvement with notable environmental artists attending the Festival. Chris Jordan, Bryant Holsenbeck and Pinar Yoldas, all of whom create art with a sustainable, environmental or ecological focus, will participate in a variety of gatherings including an installation in the Bryan Center.

26. Race in Space Conference
When: Fri, October 25th from 5:00PM to Sat, October 26th at 4:15PM
Location: 107 White Lecture Hall (Fri, October 25th)
115 Ernestine Friedl Building (Sat, October 26th)
Contact: Stacy Robinson
The conference is a first of its kind event that seeks to explore the issues of race, culture and nationality in the colonization of space stations, planets, and stars in space. It will highlight astronauts, researchers, artists and authors who have studied both the realities and imaginative events involving the dynamics of race and space settlements. There will be four panels taking place throughout the day: Speculative Fiction: Space Settlements Under Conditions of Ethnic Diversity; STEM Fields in Space; Rayla 2212: Afrofuturism, Space and the Imagination; and Logistics of Space Exploration (Specific Planets) and Space Travel.

Ongoing Events, Opportunities and more

DPT School Raffle for Coach K signed Basketball
When: Now through November 8th
Cost: one for $3, two for $5, or five for $10
Contact: Daniel Chelette
We are extremely excited to be a part of a group of Duke Physical Therapy students going to Jamaica over our Christmas break to volunteer at a stroke rehabilitation camp! We are currently fundraising for our trip, and are excited to announce that we have an authentic signed basketball by Duke’s very own Coach K that we are planning to raffle off! You can pay online at our fundraising page. Please enter your name as the “display name”, provide your email, and note that your donation is towards the basketball raffle in the “leave a message with your donation box”. Please make sure to keep your name and donation amount visible. After we have your information from our site we will make your raffle ticket and add it to the bucket for the drawing!! Thanks, and GO DUKE!

Go phish, and you could win an iPad mini!
When: All month long in October
Contact: Phillip Batton
Students, faculty and staff can enter a contest to win an iPad mini as part of National Cyber Security Awareness Month in October. Also this month, Duke’s IT Security Office is organizing a series of events and programs to help Duke users better protect their data online, including several Learn IT@Lunch sessions and a pilot of a new multi-factor authentication system. To enter the contest or find out more, visit

Theology on Tap: 1st, 3rd and 5th TUESDAYS
When: Alternating Tuesdays: 5:30-7:00PM; September 3rd through December 3rd
Location: Fullsteam Brewery
Contact: Katie Owen
Come out for theological conversation around issues of culture, faith, and life. Every other Tuesday at Fullsteam Brewery (726 Rigsbee Avenue, Durham). Check for the topics for each week throughout the fall! We'll provide non-alcoholic drinks, snacks, and rich conversation; Fullsteam beer is on you!

MEDMentors at the Durham County Youth Home: TUESDAYS and THURSDAYS
When: Every Tuesday 6:00-7:00PM and Every Thursday 6:00-7:00PM and 7:00-8:00PM
Location: Durham County Youth Home
Contact: MEDMentors
MEDMentors is an all volunteer, student led service organization founded by Duke University School of Medicine that aims to promote the long-term health and rehabilitation of adolescents at Durham's juvenile detention facility by providing health education, one-on-one tutoring, literacy classes, and job skills training several times a week. MEDMentors involves students from many different Duke graduate and professional schools. We're always open to volunteers from within the greater Duke Graduate School Community and would LOVE to add new members. A criminal background check and some simple paperwork is required before you volunteer.

Community Workdays at the Duke Campus Farm: THURSDAYS and SUNDAYS
When: Every Thursday and Sunday: 6:00-8:00PM
Location: Duke Campus Farm
Contact: Emily Sloss
Head to the Duke Campus Farm this summer for public workdays every Thursday and Sunday from 6-8pm. Throughout the summer, volunteers will be planting, harvesting, weeding and working on small construction projects. Everyone is welcome, including children and those without any background in farming or gardening. It's a great opportunity to learn how food is grown, meet others from the Duke community who are interested in food, and spend some time outside. Meals or snacks from the farm will be provided. Be sure to check our Facebook for workday updates in case of bad weather before heading to the farm. Carpooling is available, please email to request a ride.

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