GPSCNews: Duke YOLO on the rise!

This Week (11/18-11/24)

1. DPT Fundraiser at Local Yogurt

2. FREE Film Screening: "From Up on Poppy Hill"

3. Career Fair Prep for Graduate Students and Postdocs

4. It's All 'Bout Poverty: Linking Health Disparities And Educational Inequalities in the United States

5. Maximizing LinkedIn: Creating a Strong Profile & Connecting Professionally

6. GPSC EVENT: Trivia Night!

7. Drop-In Advising on West Campus

8. US Coast Guard Experiences & Marine Policy

9. North Carolina Master's and Ph.D. Career Fair

10. GPSC EVENT: Game Night sponsored by GPSC

11. in2: international independent short films + videos

12. DUU presents Captain Phillips

13. DISI International Potluck

14. Dancing at the Gardens: Swing

15. Duke Medicine Orchestra Fall Concert

Next Week (11/25-12/01)

16. eno Magazine Submission Deadline

Ongoing Events, Opportunities and more

GPSC EVENT: Duke Basketball Family Days

GPSC EVENT: Duke University Movember

SECU Emerging Issues Prize for Innovation

Theology on Tap

MEDMentors at the Durham County Youth Home

Duke Campus Farm: Community Workdays

Looking for unique, local and handmade holiday gifts for your loved ones? Check out Durham's annual Rock & Shop Market next Saturday, November 30th from 11AM-5PM. Shop local for the holidays!
FREE Movies at the DUU in Griffith Film Theater, Bryan Center
The Worlds End
Thurs, November 21st @ 7:00PM and 9:30PM
Sun, November 24th @ 2:00PM
Fri, November 22nd @ 10:30PM
This is The End
Fri, November 22nd @ 7:00PM
Sat, November 23rd @ 7:00PM

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First ever GPSC Trivia Night this Wednesday! I have questions... you have answers!
Clever Clever Cohort,
First off, can I just say... Duke Football? WOAH. [I hope everyone was able to make it to the GPSC tailgate before that amazing game this weekend.] In other Duke sports news, Former GPSC Communications Coordinator Chris Rowland is back on the internet for BEING AWESOME. YOLO? Nah, we're talking ROWLO bros.

But in the most important news of the week, it's TRIVIA NIGHT at the Loop this week, hosted by yours truly. Come out, have some free food and drinks, test your wits and impress your teammates!
Fumiko Chino

P.S. GPSC News is taking the week of Thanksgiving Break off, see you back here in two weeks! Enjoy your holiday!

Young Trustee Applications are still OPEN.
Contact: Young Trustee Screening Committee

Graduate and Professional Students,
The application for the position of Young Trustee is open.
The Young Trustee serves a two year term as a member of Duke University's Board of Trustees. It is a great opportunity for those of you who would like to represent both the interests of your fellow graduate and professional students and the interests of Duke University at-large.
A detailed description of the role of the Young Trustee, eligibility requirements, and information about the application process can be found HERE.

The deadline to submit applications is December 15, 2013.
Please contact with any questions.

This Week (11/18-11/24)

1. DPT Fundraiser at Local Yogurt
When: Mon, November 18th: 11:00AM-10:00PM
Location: Local Yogurt
Cost: As priced on the menu.
Contact: Dylan Elliott
We are extremely proud to be a group of 6 Duke Physical Therapy students partnering with the non-profit organization Hearts in Motion by going to Guatemala over our Christmas break to volunteer at a rehabilitation clinic! We are currently fundraising for our trip, and are excited to announce that Local Yogurt is partnering with us by donating a percentage of their sales to our group! Just be sure to tell the cashier you would like to support this group's cause! The link above is to our fundraising page if you can't make it out the the event!

2. FREE Film Screening: "From Up on Poppy Hill"
When: Mon, November 18th: 7:00-8:45PM
Location: White 107 (White Lecture Hall)
Cost: FREE and open to the public
Contact: Hank Okazaki
Goro Miyazaki's "From Up on Poppy Hill" was the Studio Ghibli top-grossing animated film in Japan in 2011, and won the Japanese Academy Award for Best Animated Feature. The story unfolds in Yokohama during preparations for the 1964 Tokyo Olympics. Each morning as she prepares for school, industrious Umi Matsuzaki flies signal flags from her family's boarding house in memory of her father, who was lost at sea during the Korean War. Shun Kazama, the engaging editor of the high school newspaper, gets her involved in his campaign to preserve "the Latin Quarter," a beloved but dilapidated building that houses the school clubs. The effort to save the ramshackle structure sparks a believable romance between these likable teenagers.

3. Career Fair Prep for Graduate Students and Postdocs
When: Tues, November 19th: 9:00-10:30AM
Location: Room 143, Jones Building
Registration: HERE
Contact: Career Center
Attending a Career Fair could potentially be overwhelming with numerous employers and hundreds of students interested in seeing the same companies. This session will provide strategies and direction to Master's and Ph.D. students wanting to make the most of the North Carolina Master's & Ph.D. Career Fair on November 21.

4. It's All 'Bout Poverty: Linking Health Disparities And Educational Inequalities in the United States
When: Tues, November 19th, 12:00-1:00PM
Location: Trent 124
Cost: FREE and open to the public
Contact: Agata Rocka Stadiem
Dr. Diem will present data that argues that while gains have and can continued to be made to improve health and educational outcomes for marginalized individuals and groups, in order for more significant gains to be made the two areas must be more explicitly connected to each other, as well as the larger issue of poverty. We must engage in frank, systematic examinations of the widening income gap and how that relates to health and educational outcomes, and what the future implications are for a society with such disparities.

5. Maximizing LinkedIn: Creating a Strong Profile & Connecting Professionally
When: Wed, November 20th: 9:30-11:00AM
Location: Smith Warehouse, B177 in Bay 6, 1st floor
Registration: HERE
Contact: Career Center
Do you have a LinkedIn profile? Do you actually use it or fully understand all of LinkedIn's capabilities? If not, attend this "LinkedIn 101" workshop, and learn how to create a meaningful profile and connect with professionals and companies as you network and conduct your job search.

6. GPSC EVENT: Trivia Night!
When: Weds, November 20th: starting at 8:00PM
Location: The Loop Pizza and Grill, Bryan Center
Cost: FREE with your Duke Grad/Prof Student ID
RSVP: No RSVP required
Contact: Tiffany Wilson
Be a part of the first ever GPSC trivia night! Bring your friends and test your trivia skills while you enjoy appetizers and non-alcoholic drinks on GPSC (The Loop has a full bar if you'd like to purchase alcohol). The winning team will get a (TBD) prize! See you there.

7. Graduate Student Drop-In Advising on West
When: Wed, November 20th: 2:00-4:00PM
Location: Bryan Center Meeting Room B
Contact: Career Center
Drop-in anytime to have your CV, resume or cover letter reviewed by a Graduate Student Career Advisor. No appointment necessary!

8. US Coast Guard Experiences & Marine Policy
When: Thurs, November 21st: 12:15-1:15PM
Location: A158, LSRC
Contact: Katie Robinson
Join Luke Slivinski MEM '15 as he shares his 10 years of experience working for the US Coast Guard and his work in marine policy. This talk is part of the Ocean Policy Working Group Seminar Series. Lunch will be provided.

9. North Carolina Master's and Ph.D. Career Fair
When: Thurs, November 21st: 12:00-3:00PM
Location: The Friday Center at UNC-Chapel Hill
Registration: HERE
Contact: Career Center
The NC Master's & Ph.D. Fair is a collaboration between the career services of 6 outstanding graduate schools that join each mid-November to showcase their advanced degree candidates in all disciplines. The sponsoring schools invite employers of individuals with expertise in the sciences, engineering, social sciences and humanities to an information exchange and recruiting forum unmatched in this region. Graduate students and postdocs affiliated with the sponsoring schools who have 2 years or less remaining to complete their advanced studies/research may attend the NC Master's & Ph.D. Career Fair. Dress for success and bring copies of your resume or CV.

10. GPSC Event: Game Night sponsored by GPSC
When: Thurs, November 21st: 7:30-10:00PM
Location: GPSC House (306 Alexander Ave.)
Cost: FREE
Contact: Abigail LaBella
Join students from across the schools for a night of board and group games. Bring your own game or play games provided by GPSC executive members. There will be a limited amount of free food and adult beverages. So grab a friend or come alone, and join us for some good old fashioned fun!

11. in2: international independent short films + videos
When: Fri, November 22nd: 6:30-9:30PM
Location: American Tobacco Campus - Power Plant: Full Frame Theater
Cost: FREE
Contact: Anna Kipervaser
international independent short films + videos, curated by Anna Kipervaser. Sponsored by GPSC. This event is intended to bring together international creatives/creators and inspire conversations between their works, and between their works and new audiences. Works screening are from Indonesia, Romania, Egypt, Lebanon, Germany, United States, Mexico, Colombia, Palestine, Iran, and more! Works are 30 minutes or shorter, the doors are open all night, audiences are free to come and go as they please. The event is free and open to the public. A reception follows the screenings.

12. DUU presents Captain Richard Phillips
When: Fri, November 22nd: starting at 6:30PM
Location: Page Auditorium
Cost: FREE with your Duke Grad/Prof Student ID
RSVP: No RSVP required
Duke University Union's Speakers and Stage presents Captain Richard Phillips to speak about his extraordinary experience during the hijacking of the Maersk Alabama off the coast of Somalia in 2009. The incident was also recently portrayed in the acclaimed movie, Captain Phillips, which is currently in theaters and stars Tom Hanks! Come hear about the hostage situation from the man himself with a chance to ask your own questions.

13. DISI International Potluck
When: Sat, November 23rd: 4:00-6:00PM
Location: Fullsteam, 726 Rigsbee Avenue, Durham, NC 27701
Registration: HERE
Contact: Jen and Danny (Co-Presidents)
Join the Duke Interdisciplinary Social Innovators (DISI) for our end of the year potluck event! This is a great event to meet all the graduate students who worked on DISI projects this semester, many of whom are from all around the world. If you are interested in learning more about DISI, this will be a great way to get to know us and the work we do for social organizations and nonprofits across North Carolina. Please RSVP and let us know what you will be bringing; DISI will be purchasing the first seven pitchers of beer!

14. Dancing at the Gardens: Swing
When: Sat, November 23rd: 7:00-11:00PM
Location: Sarah P. Duke Gardens
Cost: $10; $8 Gardens members & students/Duke staff, through noon on Nov. 15. Thereafter: $12 for all; $5 student rush
Contact: Sara Smith
Enjoy this rare opportunity to dance on the gorgeous wood floors of the Doris Duke Center's Kirby Horton Hall. Swing at the Gardens will feature DJs playing classic-style East Coast swing.Each dance will begin with a one-hour beginner lesson at 7 p.m., which is free with admission and open to people of all ages (16+). The lesson will provide you with basic moves that will serve you all night. You do not need any dance experience, nor exceptional grace or stamina, nor even a partner, just enthusiasm. You may dress up or come in jeans, but please wear low-heeled leather-soled shoes to protect your knees and our floor. Advance tickets may be purchased with cash, check or credit card. At the door, all tickets must be purchased with cash/check only. Information/tickets: 919-668-1707.

15. Duke Medicine Orchestra Fall Concert
When: Sun, November 24th: 3:00-5:00PM
Location: Baldwin Auditorium
Cost: FREE
Contact: Verena Mosenbichler-Bryant
Featuring Paul Dukas' Fanfare from "La Peri," Eric Whitacre's October, Charles Gounod's Petite Symphony, Pyotr Tchaikovsky's Symphony No. 6 "Pathétique" and more.

Next Week (11/25-12/01)

16. eno Magazine Submission Deadline
When: Submissions due by Mon, November 25th
Contact: Maria Klushina
Attention writers, poets, photographers and artists! Submit your work by Nov. 25 for a chance to be published in the 2014 issue of eno Magazine, a Nicholas School student-run creative arts publication that focuses on artistic forms of expression that inspire a deeper understanding of and creative engagement with the environment. Email your work to


Ongoing Events, Opportunities and more

GPSC Event: Basketball Family Games
Contact: Duke Basketball Commitee

Mark your calendars: Duke Men's Basketball Family Games are back! These family games, with expanded seating opportunities, will be held on:

Mon. Dec 16 vs. Gardner-Webb, 7pm
Sat. Dec 28 vs. Eastern Michigan, 2pm

Seating for the above games will be LIMITED! We urge those wishing to take advantage of this great offer to arrive early! Distribution will begin at the graduate student entrance to Cameron two hours prior to tipoff on a first-come-first-serve basis. Students with a valid Duke Graduate Student ID can receive up to four (4) wristbands for the family games. All guests must be present for wristbands to be distributed. For further information on Men's Basketball policies please consult the Duke GPSC Basketball site.

GPSC Event: Duke University Movember
Cost: One unsightly mustache and/or some mustache support from the ladies. But really, it's free! Just have a conversation with folks about men's health issues and donating to fighting prostate cancer, mental health disorders, and testicular cancer.
Contact: Daniel Ross Brown
Movember encourages men to join the movement by growing a moustache for the 30-days of November. After REGISTERING on, these generous Mo Bros start the month clean-shaven, then grow and groom their Mo (slang for moustache), asking friends and family to donate to their efforts. With their new moustaches, these Mo Bros bring much needed awareness to men’s health issues by prompting conversations wherever they go. Movember’s not just for men. Mo Sistas are an important part of Movember’s success. Once REGISTERED, Mo Sistas raise funds and encourage the men in their lives to get involved. Essentially, Mo Sistas do everything that Mo Bros do, without a Mo. Please Join the "Duke University Movember" team and raise awareness about men's health!

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.

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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