GPSCNews: Keeping You Informed on a Weekly Basis!
This Week (10/22-10/28)

1. Defy Gravity!

2. EGSC/GPSC Bowl-O-Ween!!

3. GPSC Sponsored 5k for Church World Service


5. What's at Stake for America's Global Role in the 2012 Election

6. Duke APD Consulting Club: Case Practice Session

7. Theology on Tap

8. Science Policy Speaker Series

9. Immigration law seminar

10. Family Weekend Jazz & Djembe Ensembles Concert with Wycliffe Gordon

11. Reggie Watts

12. The Pitchforks' Fall Classic

13. Family Weekend Showcase Concert

14. DUI Family Weekend Improv-aganza

Next Week (10/29-11/4)

15. Duke MBA High Tech Symposium

16. GPSC Luncheon Series: Career Center

Sports Section

Career Center

You can track Duke Busses in Real-Time!?! Check It Out!
• Fri 10/26 @ 7 & 9:30PM
• Sat 10/27 @ 7 & 10PM
• Location: Griffith Theater

"Ruby Sparks"
• Thur 10/25 @ 7 & 9:30PM
• Sun 10/28 @ 2PM
• Location: Griffith Theater
NOTE: Everything that is this COLOR and this COLOR is a link!

Bowl-Bound AT LAST
Classy Colleagues!
As graduate/professional students, we typically miss out on undergraduate performances, but I am here to keep you informed! This coming weekend we have a TON of awesome events that are guaranteed to entertain. The Pitchforks are an outstanding a cappella group. DUI is Duke's hilarious improv group. The jazz ensemble and the showcase concert in the chapel are both phenomenal events, I have thoroughly enjoyed each in years past. GPSC is renting out Defy Gravity, which is sure to be a cavalcade of FUN! GPSC is co-sponsoring a halloween bowling extravaganza with the engineering graduate student council. The GPSC-sponsored 5K is still looking for participants. There is a GPSC Sponsored Luncheon next week, so sign-up now. This week's FREE movies are "Ruby Sparks" and "Ted." I hope everyone has a fantastic week!
Thanks for ROCKING!!!
Chris Rowland

This Week (10/22-10/28)

1. Defy Gravity!
When: Sun, Oct 28th: 4:30-7PM
Location: Defy Gravity
Cost: FREE!
Contact: Andrew Schicho
Please fill out a Waiver BEFORE you arrive!
DefyGravity is a 13,000 sqft facility with wall-to-wall, steel-frame trampolines including the world-famous angled wall trampolines, an expansive Olympic Foam Pit and one of the largest Trampoline Dodgeball cages in America. Come play, relieve stress, and turn on the adrenaline in the Triangle's most unique and exhilarating atmosphere.

2. EGSC/GPSC Bowl-O-Ween!!
When: Thur, Oct 25th: 9PM-12AM
Location: Durham AMF Lanes
Cost: FREE! (with a costume) | $5 without a costume
Contact: Devin Bridgen
This Thursday, 10/25 at 9pm, EGSC and GPSC are co-hosting another night of mayhem at the Durham AMF Lanes (4508 Durham Chapel Hill Boulevard, Durham). As last year, Duke graduate students (with ID) and in costume get in for free. Guests and students not in costume pay $5. We'll have all the lanes available all night, so you'll get free shoe rental and unlimited bowling. We appreciate you sharing lanes so that everyone who wants to bowl gets a chance to- plus, it's a great way to meet people. We'll also have a beer tab going to provide refreshments for a while, after which time you'll be able to purchase beer and food. Once again, we'll be having the hybrid costume-bowling competition, so bring out your best duds to be eligible to win a highly-coveted prize!

3. GPSC Sponsored 5k for Church World Service - Participants NEEDED
When: Sat, Nov 10th: 8:30AM
Location: Al Buehler Trail
Contact: Daniel Brown
Cost: $35 which covers race registration, a CWS t-shirt, and snacks following the race.
Register Here!
Come run “The Race Home” a 5K to benefit CWS-RDU’s immigration and resettlement program November 10th 2012 on Duke’s Al Buehler Trail in Duke Forest. The Al Buehler trail is a hilly limestone trail around the Washington Duke golf course adjacent to Duke University.
Parking: Duke students and those with Duke parking passes should park on campus and walk to the Al Buehler trail. All others will be directed to appropriate parking along Academy Road.

4. MAHATO IMAGE & PHOTO CONTEST - $1000 First Place Award
Event Date: Wed, Nov 7th: 5PM
Location: Schiciano Auditorium
Contact: Wei Han
The Abhijit Mahato Memorial is now accepting submissions for the 2012 "Envisioning the Invisible" Image and Photo Contest. Entries must fall under one of two categories:
1. Making the ordinary extraordinary: Presenting everyday objects in an unique perspective that we may not have imagined seeing.
2. Sharing the science and knowledge of objects through vision and imaging: Using this image/photo to teach or show us something about our world that we may not yet know or have imagined.

Prizes awarded for 1st ($1000), 2nd ($500), and 3rd ($250) place based on selected judges voting and People's Choice Award ($250) based on voting of Duke graduate and professional students.

Deadline for submission 11:59 PM, October 21st, 2012. One image/photo submission per entrant. Please follow image and photo size and resolution requirements.
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. "Envisioning the Invisible" seeks to continue this wonderful idea.

5. What's at Stake for America's Global Role in the 2012 Election?
When: Mon, Oct 22nd: 5PM
Location: Page Auditorium
Tickets: FREE! (limit 2 tickets)
ON SALE: Oct 10th
10:30am - At the window in the Bryan Center
11:00am - Over the phone and online
A Debate Between Karl Rove and Robert Gibbs
The Ambassador Dave and Kay Phillips Family International Lecture and AGS, with support from the Triangle Institute for Security Studies, the Duke Office of Global Strategy and Programs, the Sanford School of Public Policy, the College Republicans, the College Democrats, the Duke International Relations Association and the Hamilton Society, welcome Karl Rove and Robert Gibbs for a foreign policy debate on October 22, 2012 at Duke’s Page Auditorium. The debate will be moderated by AGS Director, Peter Feaver.
*Service fee may apply
**Please arrive early. Late seating restrictions may be in effect.**

6. Duke APD Consulting Club: Case Practice Session #3
When: Tue, Oct 23rd: 5:30-7:30PM
Location: LSRC A156
Contact: Irina Vergalasova
Greetings! The Duke APD consulting club is holding case practice sessions every Tuesday for the rest of the fall semester. For the next two Tuesdays in October the details are as follows:
Location: LSRC A-156 (Nicholas School Building, Entrance is behind Blue Express)
Time : 5:30 to 7:30 pm
Here's a link to the Find-A-Partner document. Everyone who is looking for a partner to practice cases with, please sign up on the document and feel free to contact others.
If you don't have a partner, no worries, you can still show up and one of the Board members can practice with you.Please RSVP on the FB event page so we have an idea of how many people to expect so that we can prepare an adequate amount of material:!/events/274220202680932/?context=create We look forward to seeing you there!

7. Theology on Tap
When: Tues, Oct 23rd: 5:30-7PM
Location: Fullsteam Brewery (726 Rigsbee Avenue)
Cost: FREE!
Webcast: Watch Here
Contact: Katie Owen
Duke Divinity's Presbyterian/Reformed Student Association and Westminster Fellowship invite you to Theology on Tap, a weekly gathering at Fullsteam Brewery (726 Rigsbee Avenue) in Durham for Christian theological exploration around topics of science, news, culture, and life. Conversation topics rotate weekly. Non-alcoholic beverages and snacks provided. All are welcome!

8. Science Policy Speaker Series: Robert Cook-Deegan
When: Thur, Oct 25th: 6:30-7:30PM
Location: French Family Science Center 2237
Contact: Mollie Minear
The first meeting of the Science Policy Speaker Series will feature Dr. Robert Cook-Deegan of the Duke Institute for Genome Sciences and Policy. He will be discussing "The budget for biomedical research: history and prospects." This seminar series is open to all members of the Duke and UNC communities (especially graduate students and postdocs) interested in learning more about issues in science policy. Pizza and refreshments will be served.

9. Immigration law seminar
When: Thur, Oct 25th: 6-8PM
Location: Biological Sciences 111
Contact: Yutao Chen
The Duke Chinese Student and Scholars Association is glad to have Jane Xu, from Zhang & Attorneys, L.P. to give us a semiar on Visa, Green card application and Immigration issues. This event is free to attend, and pizza & soft drinks will be served. Please register HERE.

10. Family Weekend Jazz & Djembe Ensembles Concert with Wycliffe Gordon
When: Friday, Oct 26th: 8PM
Location: Page Auditorium
Tickets: Students: FREE! | Other: $5 (limit 2 tickets)
Winner of the 2012 DownBeat Critics Poll for trombone and Jazz Journalists Association's 2012 Trombonist of the Year, Wycliffe Gordon is a former member of the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra and the Wynton Marsalis Septet. In 2007, he was presented with the ASCAP Foundation Vanguard Award for his "innovative musical activity as a composer, instrumentalist, performer, and educator in the field of Jazz." His compositions have been performed by the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra, Wycliffe Gordon and Friends, the Brass Band of Battle Creek and numerous other ensembles in the U.S. and abroad. He has worked with Dizzy Gillespie, Lionel Hampton, Tommy Flanagan, Shirley Horn, Joe Henderson, Eric Reed, Randy Sandke and Branford Marsalis, and many top players from the swing and traditional jazz world.
*Price valid for 2 tickets per ID.
**Please arrive early. Late seating restrictions may be in effect.**

11. Reggie Watts
When: Friday, Oct 26th: 8PM
Location: Reynolds Industries Theater
Tickets: Duke Students: $10 | Other: $38
$10 Duke student tickets are nearly sold out for Reggie Watts (we maintain a limit of 200). There are still ample regular price tickets available.
"Reggie Watts is a comedian like platypuses are mammals: weirdly and awesomely" - Rolling Stone
"Deliciously strange" (LA Times), "spectacularly original" (New York Magazine), "a comedic stream of conscious operatic beat-boxing marvel" (Eugene Mirman): Brooklyn's Reggie Watts leaves audiences in convulsions of awed laughter with his whip-smart comedy. A sly provocateur in the mold of Andy Kaufman, Watts "moves seamlessly from skits to songs to off-kilter stand-up" (NY Times), using electronic looping consoles to layer his riffs with vocal percussion symphonies. Now the only comedian praised by Brian Eno for "natural musicality" as well as "sidesplitting wit" brings his solo show to Duke Performances.
*Price valid for 2 tickets per ID.
**Please arrive early. Late seating restrictions may be in effect.**

12. The Pitchforks' Fall Classic
When: Sat, Oct 27th: 4PM & 7PM
Location: Page Auditorium
Tickets: $10
Founded in 1979, The Pitchforks are the oldest a cappella group at Duke University. We perform across campus and the Durham area throughout the academic year, appearing in venues ranging from dormitories to professional sports arenas. We have sung the national anthem at Chicago Bulls and Duke Basketball games, showcased ourselves before the Queen of Jordan, and even performed in events as wild as Duke's LDOC, when we opened for Ben Folds in the spring of 2009. Two of our recent albums, Bring It Back (2006) and Disconcert (2008), received the CARA Award for Best Male Collegiate Album in the nation, and our latest release, All In (2010), recently won the Runner Up award for the same distinction. Featuring several tracks on national "Best Of" compilations, All In also received the awards for Best Male Collegiate Song and Best Male Collegiate Arrangement with its hit single, "Fireflies." The Fall Classic is held annually in Page Auditorium on the Saturday of Parents Weekend and marks the biggest show of the fall semester. We can't wait to see you there!
**Please arrive early. Late seating restrictions may be in effect.**

13. Family Weekend Showcase Concert
When: Sat, Oct 27th: 8PM
Location: Duke Chapel
Tickets: Students: FREE! | Other: $5
Showcase concert featuring three of the Department of Music's largest ensembles!
Duke Chorale – Rodney Wynkoop, director
Duke Symphony Orchestra – Harry Davidson, music director
Duke Wind Symphony – Verena Mösenbichler-Bryant, director
*Price valid for 2 tickets per ID.
**Please arrive early. Late seating restrictions may be in effect.**

14. DUI Family Weekend Improv-aganza
When: Sat, Oct 27th: 9PM
Location: Page Auditorium
Tickets: Students: $10
DUI performs hilarious scenes made up on the spot from audience suggestions in this short-form improv show.

Next Week (10/29-11/4)

15. Duke MBA High Tech Symposium
When: Tue, Nov 6th: 3-8PM
Location: Fuqua School of Business, Geneen Auditorium
Contact: Reshmi Vadakel
Save the Date! The 2012 Duke MBA High Tech Symposium will be held on Tuesday, November 6th from 3-8pm at the Fuqua School of Business, Geneen Auditorium. Come listen and engage with industry experts on the latest tech trends and best practices.
Who's coming? Get excited! We have an outstanding lineup of keynote speakers and panelists from great companies, including Twitter, Linkedin, Google, Etsy etc.
RSVP now at

16. GPSC Luncheon Series: Career Center
When: Tues, Oct 30th: 12-1:30PM
Location: West Union Bldg - Taylor Cole Room (2nd floor adjacent to the Faculty Commons)
Contact: Pan Wu
Free Lunch Buffet will be provided!
Space is very limited! To register, please write an email entitled "Luncheon Registration-Oct.30", including your full name, school/department, contact info, and any questions for the administrators, to Pan Wu.
Context: This luncheon will feature Dr. John Collison, the associate director of Graduate Student Career Services. Dr. Collison has more than 10 years experience working in J.P. Morgan and he is experienced in career development and consulting services. He will talk about the services provided by Duke Career Center and answer any questions regarding students' career choice/development.

Sports Section
Admission to all athletic events is FREE! with your Duke Student ID or Spouse Card!

Men's Soccer vs. Davidson
When: Tue, Oct 23rd: 7PM
Location: Koskinen Stadium

Volleyball vs UNC
When: Fri, Oct 26th: 7pm
Location: Cameron Indoor

Duke Field Hockey vs. Virginia
When: Sat, Oct 27th: 1PM
Location: Williams Field at Jack Katz Stadium

Duke Swimming and Diving Meet
When: Sat, Oct 27th: 2PM
Location: Taishoff Aquatic Pavillion

Volleyball vs NC State
When: Sat, Oct 27th: 7:30pm
Location: Cameron Indoor

Men's Basketball vs Western Washington (Exhibition)
When: Sat, Oct 27th: 2pm
Location: Cameron Indoor

Career Center Events
Prepare for your post-Duke life!
Register for all events on the Career Center Website

Career Prep Series for Master's Students: Academic Career Series: Developing a Teaching Statement
When: Mon, Oct 22nd: 12-1:30PM
Location: Flowers 201
Registration Required

Career Prep Series for Master's Students: Professional Networking Workshop for Graduate Students
When: Thurs, Oct 25th: 2-3:30PM
Location: Perkins Library Breedlove Room
Registration Required

Career Prep Series for Master's Students: Graduate Student Drop-In Advising on West
When: Fri, Oct 26th: 11:30AM-1:30PM
Location: Bryan Center Griffith Board Room
Registration Required

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