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This is Halloween!
It's All Hallow's Eve on Thursday and you know you're still hot glue-gunning your costume together. Don't worry, we've got plenty of distractions to keep you occupied. Check out some free JAZZ (and yummy treats) on Wednesday and Friday, score free lunch and talk with the leader of Graduate Student Affairs on Thursday and show off your mad erhu skillz on Saturday!
Stumped for a last minute costume idea? Here are my favorites.... you're welcome.
P.S. Don't forget to register for your discount tickets to GPSC's trip to Defy Gravity this Friday at 9AM... the ability to fly never came so cheap!
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The GPSC Student Life Committee wants to serve you better! Please take 90 seconds to fill out this survey about student life events. Two lucky participants will each win a $25 Visa gift card! Thanks for your help.
-Tiffany Wilson and Ben Shellhorn, GPSC Student Life Co-Chairs
This Week (11/28-11/03)
1. DSM-5: Time to Rethink the Future of Psychiatry and Medicine
When: Tues, October 29th: 12:00-1:00PM
Location: Duke North, Room 2003
Contact: Trent Center
FREE Lunch provided at NOON. Talk begins at 12:10PM. The American Psychiatric Association released the fifth edition of its Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5) in May 2013 amid criticism from the British Psychological Society and other eminent voices. Professor Savulescu argues that among DSM-5’s problems are its over-emphasis on biological causes of mental distress and its classification of arguably normal states as disorders. In this talk, he will explain why these strategies are harmful and argue that the purpose of psychiatry must be reconsidered if advances in medicine are to be effective in benefiting people.
2. "Made in Tel Aviv" with Eyal Rob
When: Weds, October 30th: (talk) 11:30AM-12:30PM
(party) starting at 9:00PM
Location: 02 West Union (Center for Sexual and Gender Diversity) (talk); TBA in Downtown Durham (party)
Contact: Liraz Cohen
TALK: Israeli DJ and musician, Eyal Rob, will be addressing the cultural phenomenon "Made in Tel Aviv" by combining his unique music style for an interactive presentation. Tel Aviv - the liveliest, most cosmopolitan city in the Middle East, is a place there east and west converge to create a new hybrid culture! This event will look at the history of the urban culture of Tel Aviv with respect to the past, and take a fresh look at the present. Eyal will focus on the bands, artists and sounds that come out in a city with so many different approaches to creating the future sound of Israel.
PARTY: Join Duke Friends of Israel and Jewish Life at Duke for an Israeli dance party featuring internationally renowned DJ, Eyal Rob. The Israeli DJ and musician, Eyal Rob, will be playing music to show the diverse nature of Tel Aviv culture. Tel Aviv - the liveliest, most cosmopolitan city in the Middle East is a place where east meets west and converge to create a new hybrid culture!
3. DISI Skillshare event: The Public Policy Process
When: Weds, October 30th: 12:00-1:00PM
Location: MEM Suite, 3240 CIEMAS (The Fitzpatrick Building)
The Duke Interdisciplinary Social Innovators is a student organization that is dedicated to promoting professional development among graduate students at Duke through consulting projects with local organizations and nonprofits. We are also dedicated to promote learning across disciplines through our internal Skillshare events, where DISI members teach the rest of the community important tools and knowledge about their respective disciplines. Please come out on Wednesday to learn about the basics of the Public Policy Process, taught by Mike Landes (MPP '14).
4. Jazz@ the Mary Lou
When: Weds, October 30th: 9:30PM-12:30AM
Location: Flowers Building 101
Contact: Gregory Moore
This event features live Jazz from a Quartet featuring Durham's finest local Jazz talent as well as the director of Jazz Studies at Duke, Prof. John Brown. There will be free food and drink at the event and alcoholic beverages available for purchase. Overall the event provides a casual atmosphere to relax and converse quietly with friends while enjoying live Jazz music.
5. Media Arts + Sciences Grand Opening
When: Weds, October 30th: starting at 5:30PM
Location: Smith Warehouse Garage, Bay 10-11
Contact: Jennifer Wang
Celebratory kick off event of our recently completed, experimental infrastructure for advanced, multimodal teaching and research in Media Arts + Sciences -- with exhibitions featuring nine research labs and groups, digital music by Professors Bill Seaman and John Supko, student work, special guest speakers, and refreshments and light hors d'oeuvres. Located on the second floor of Bays 10 and 11 in Smith Warehouse (enter through Bay 12).
6. Networking: Building Professional Relationships for Graduate Students
When: Thurs, October 31st: 12:00-1:30PM
Location: Smith Warehouse Garage, Bay 6, Room 177
Contact: Career Center
Graduate students frequently report that face-to-face networking feels uncomfortable, inauthentic, or both. Because you will work with others for most of your working life, your ability to build and maintain productive relationships is foundational. In this highly interactive workshop you will learn and practice how to create conversation with people you don't know learn networking norms and strategies, and identify effective ways to follow up to create and sustain mutually beneficial professional relationships.
7. GPSC Event: GPSC LUNCHEON SERIES WITH UNIVERSITY ADMINISTRATORS - Graduate Student Affairs
When: Thurs, October 31st: 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. 31", including your full name, school/department, contact info, and any questions for the administrators, to email@example.com.
Contact: Yilin Liu
This luncheon will feature Dr. Jacqueline Looney, Senior Associate Dean for Graduate Programs and Associate Vice Provost for Academic Diversity. As the senior administrator for the Office of Graduate Student Affairs, Dr. Jacqueline Looney is responsible for collaborating with graduate departments, student organizations, and other administrative units to provide services that enhance the academic, social, personal, and cultural needs of graduate students.
8. FREE Film Screening: "The Shining," Kubrick & Existentialism
When: Thurs, October 31st: 7:00-9:30PM
Location: White 107 (White Lecture Hall)
Contact: Hank Okazaki
Film Screening: "The Shining" (Stanley Kubrick, 1980, USA, 142 min, English, Color, BluRay)-- "The Shining" is a 1980 psychological horror film produced and directed by Stanley Kubrick, based on the Stephen King novel. A writer, Jack Torrance, takes a job as an off-season caretaker at an isolated hotel. His young son possesses psychic abilities and is able to see things from the past and future, such as the ghosts who inhabit the hotel. Soon after settling in, the family is trapped in the hotel by a snowstorm, and Jack gradually becomes influenced by a supernatural presence; he descends into madness and attempts to murder his wife and son.
9. Submission Deadline for Ocean Policy Working Group
When: Submission due by Thursday, October 31st
Contact: Supriti Jaya Ghosh
The Ocean Policy Working Group is now accepting submissions through Thursday, October 31 for its inaugural publication. We're interested in any short research articles or OpEds (500 words or less for both) on ocean related subjects as well as any ocean-related graphics (photographs, maps, doodles) to publish. We welcome work from graduate students, researchers, and professors! If you are interested in contributing or if you have any questions about the publication, please contact us at dukeOPWG@gmail.com.
10. Medical Mission Trip Fundraiser @ Rum Runner's
When: Fri, November 1st: doors open at 6:00PM, dinner buffet 6:30-8:30PM, dueling piano show starts to 7:00PM
Location: Rum Runners 208 E. Martin Street, Raleigh, NC 27601
Cost: $10 donation at the door
RSVP: Please RSVP via Facebook so we have a head count for food!
Contact: Kelsey Nix
Food, Drinks, and Live Music! 100% of the door money goes to Benefiting Hearts in Motion. Also Fun Contests, Prizes and Giveaways (Hats, Shirts, Gift Certificates, VIP Passes, Etc…), and the Ultimate Happy Hour Drink Special!! Please arrive early for the best seating.
11. Film Screening: "Comic-Con Episode IV: A Fan's Hope"
When: Fri, November 1st: 7:00-8:30PM
Location: American Tobacco Campus - Power Plant: Full Frame Theater
Join us for a special screening of Morgan Spurlock's COMIC-CON EPISODE IV: A FAN'S HOPE on November 1! Organizers from NC Comicon will be on hand to give away some swag and discuss their upcoming convention in Durham. Tickets are $5 and are on sale through the Duke University Box Office.
12. Graduate Christian Fellowship Meeting and Meal
When: Fri, November 1st: 6:00-8:00PM
Location: Duke Chapel Basement Kitchen
Cost: $5 suggested donation for dinner
Contact: Chris Dieguez
Join the Graduate Christian Fellowship for our weekly meeting and meal. Dinner at 6pm, worship and talk to follow at 7pm. Our speaker this week is Edward Dixon, director of the Center for Christianity and Scholarship. He will speaking on the faithfulness of God.
13. Jazz@ K4
When: Fri, November 1st: 5:00-9:00PM
Location: Keohane Quad
Contact: Gregory Moore
Jazz@ K4 is the Jazz@ Duke Committee's premier live Jazz event. The performance is free and is open to students, faculty, and staff of Duke University as well as surrounding Triangle community members. Food and drink will be provided. A sampling of the evening's fare will include crab cakes, samosas, buffalo wings, and warm cider. The event also serves as the release party for The Chanticleer, Duke University's yearbook in addition to being a fun and relaxing showcase of Durham's finest Jazz talent.
14. Career Symposium for Graduate Students and Postdoctoral Scholars
When: Sat, November 2nd: 8:30AM-3:30PM
Location: Carolina Union at UNC Chapel Hill
Contact: Brian Rybarczyk
Join us for our third annual day of workshops and advice dedicated to your career planning needs across the career spectrum. Alumni, employers and career services professionals will present on a variety of topics through panels and skill-building workshops. Lunch will be served and the event will culminate with a networking reception. This event is open to current graduate students and postdoctoral scholars at UNC Chapel Hill, North Carolina State University, and Duke University.
15. Triangle Talent Show by DCSSA
When: Sat, November 2nd: starting at 6:30PM
Location: Page Auditorium
Contact: Binbin Li
DCSSA is hosting a Triangle talent show, where students and scholars from Duke, UNC, and NCSU will showcase Chinese culture in the forms of martial art (Tai'Chi), traditional dances, and cultural instruments (erhu, Chinese flute, etc). Co-sponsored by DCSSA (Duke), UNC FACSS, CSSFA (NCSU), and GPSC (Duke), the event is aimed to provide a platform for cross-cultural communication and cross-campus collaboration. We sincerely welcome you to join us for this event, and would appreciate if you could spread the news to members of your student group.
16. 9th Annual Duke DPT 5K Walk/Run & Kid's Fun Run
When: Sun, November 3rd: starting at 8:30AM
8:30AM - Registration and Packet Pick-ups
9:30AM - Kid's Fun Run
10:00AM - DPT 5K Walk/Run
11:00am - Post-Race Activities
Location: Race will begin in the 751 Parking Lot on Duke University's campus (Corner of Science Drive & Highway 751)
Cost: $25 for Adults and $8 for kids.
Contact: Lauren Alpert
Proceeds from the 9th Annual DPT 5K Run/Walk and Kid’s Fun Run will support Easter Seals United Cerebral Palsy of North Carolina and the Duke University Physical Therapy program.
Next Week (11/04-11/10)
17. Jewish Mingle: Take 2
When: Tues, November 5th: starting at 8:00PM
Location: Tyler's Taproom
Contact: Jenn Handel
If it's not broken, don't fix it! The first Jewish Mingle was such a success that we decided to do it again! 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!
18. Your Savings and Investments - Graduate and Professionals
When: Weds, November 6th: 12:00-1:00PM
Location: Perkins Library 217
Contact: Sherrie Clayton
Have you started a savings plan and want your money do to more? Have you thought about saving and just don't know where to start? Attend this informative seminar to understand the difference between saving and investing and to learn which investment options meet your short and long-term financial goals. REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED.
19. Duke Graduate Student Global Health Mixer
When: Weds, November 6th: 6:30-9:00PM
Location: Trent Semans Center for Health Education, Great Hall 0150
Contact: Jessie Narloch
You are invited to attend Duke’s annual Graduate Student Global Health Mixer hosted by Duke Global Health Institute (DGHI), Duke University School of Medicine Global Health Interest Group (GHIG), and Duke University Fuqua School of Business. The event aims to promote collaborative efforts amongst graduate students across campus to address various topics in global health. Light hors d'oeuvres will be served.
20. Converting a CV to a Resume for Graduate Students
When: Thurs, November 7th: 12:00-1:30PM
Location: Smith Warehouse Garage, Bay 6, Room B177
Contact: Career Center
Non-academic employers typically request that applicants provide a focused 1-2 page resume instead of a more exhaustive CV. What are the essential accomplishments to include in a resume? How do you identify the relevant qualifications that highlight the best of what you have to offer? In this workshop you’ll learn how to convert your CV into a focused, tailored resume that creates a compelling depiction of your significant skills and experiences. You’ll discover the differences between a resume and CV while gaining knowledge about how to demonstrate a strong professional presence.
21. Ignite Your Internship Search! Panel event with employers
When: Thurs, November 7th: 6:30-8:00PM
Location: Teer 203
Contact: Career Center
Looking for something a little different? Join us for this unique, high-energy event to discover internships with leading-edge employers in fields including technology, public affairs, social enterprise consulting, research, start-ups, marketing, and more. Hear recruiters' and Duke alums' top advice on conducting a successful search across all industries and enjoy a meet-and-greet with employers and Career Center staff over light refreshments. Pre-registration is highly encouraged. Employers attending include Northwestern Mutual and Quicken Loans. More will be added soon.
22. Exhibit Opening, Artist Talk, and Book Signing: "Legendary: Inside the House Ballroom Scene," photographs by Gerard H. Gaskin
When: Thurs, November 7th: 5:30-8:00PM
Location: Center for Documentary Studies
Contact: CDS Front Desk
An event celebrating the book launch and accompanying exhibit of "Legendary: Inside the House Ballroom Scene," featuring photographs by 2012 CDS/Honickman First Book Prize in Photography winner Gerard H. Gaskin. Renowned curator and photographer Deborah Willis chose Gaskin's longtime project for the prestigious biennial prize. These are color and black-and-white photographs that document the world of house balls, underground pageants where gay and transgender men and women, mostly African American and Latino, celebrate their most vibrant, spectacular selves as they "walk," competing for trophies based on costume, attitude, dance moves, and "realness." Willis will introduce Gaskin's artist's talk at 6:30 pm, followed by a book signing.
23. GPSC Event: Thirsty Thursday at Fitzgerald's in Chapel Hill
When: Thurs, November 7th: 9:00PM-2:00AM
Location: Fitzgerald's (206 W. Franklin, Chapel Hill)
Cost: FREE with your Duke Grad/Prof Student ID
RSVP: No RSVP required
Contact: Ben Shellhorn
We are venturing back to the enemy's home ground. Come drink your face off and laugh callously at the Tar Heels. Because, dammit, it's about time we do something selfish. Because of the location, you must wear Duke Blue AND Bring Your Student ID if you want drink tickets--no exceptions.
24. Beyond Blue Borders
When: Thurs, November 7th: starting at 7:00PM
Location: Nasher Museum of Art
Contact: Wendy Hower Livingston
Duke and UNC students are invited to cross a blue border and mix and mingle at a special student night at the Nasher Museum. Free buses from Carolina to Duke. Enjoy drinks, music, art and free food! Tour the exhibition Lines of Control: Partition as a Productive Space. Instagram a picture exploring the theme of borders with the hashtag #BlueBorders to enter to win a Polaroid camera.
25. GPSC Event: Football Tailgate (Duke vs NC State)
When: Sat, November 9th: starting 3 hours before kickoff
Location: Whitford Drive (on the right at the top of the hill)
Cost: FREE with your Duke Grad/Prof Student ID
RSVP: No RSVP required
Contact: Tiffany Wilson
Come join us for the next GPSC tailgate before Duke Football takes on NC State! As always, we'll have free food and drinks (both alcoholic and non-alcoholic) along with cornhole and other lawn games. This should be a fun game against a local opponent, so don't miss it!
26. GPSC Event: Defy Gravity
When: Sun, November 10th: 5:00-6:00PM or 6:00-7:00PM
Location: Defy Gravity: 4300 Emperor Boulevard, #250, Durham, NC
RSVP: HERE starting November 1st @9:00AM
Contact: Tiffany Wilson
Defy Gravity is a trampoline arena in Durham where you can hop, skip, jump, and flip to your heart's content. We've rented out the entire facility, so you don't have to worry about crushing any children. Registration starts Friday, November 1 at 9 am and the cost of the event is $3 for one hour of jumping (75% off!). There are only 80 spots available for each of the two hours, so don't delay!
Ongoing Events, Opportunities and more
New this Week! SECU Emerging Issues Prize for Innovation
When: Applications due December 1st: by 11:59PM
Contact: Allison Hawkins
Want to win $50,000 to implement your idea for how to support North Carolina's teachers? The Institute for Emerging Issues is excited to partner with State Employees Credit Union (SECU) to announce the inaugural SECU Emerging Issues Prize for Innovation. The Prize asks undergraduate and graduate students at two- and four-year colleges and universities throughout North Carolina to select one of four challenges to respond to, representing education, health, the natural and built environments, and the economy, all related to supporting K-12 teachers. One winner will be determined for each of these issue areas and awarded $50,000 to realize their idea.
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!
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 www.dukepcm.org 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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org to request a ride.
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