What: September Happy Hour and Cook Out
Where: 147 Jones, Research Drive
When: Friday September 18th, immediately following Elevator Pitch Competition
Why: Come support your fellow postdocs at the elevator pitch competition and then mark the start of Postdoc Appreciation Week (and the RWC – we will try to have Fiji vs Eng streaming nearby) with a cold drink and some hot food.
What: 2015 DUPA Elevator Pitch Competition
Where: 147 Jones, Research Drive
When: Friday September 18th, 3.30pm
Why: We know that Duke postdocs make important research findings, present at top conferences and publish high impact papers. But can you translate your research into a 90 second elevator pitch accessible to the general public? [See 2 minute thesis competition http://www.phdcomics.com/tv/2.minute.thesis.php]
DUPA and the Office of Postdoctoral Services are offering some great prizes to the top contestants. Additionally, the best presenters will have the opportunity to represent Duke during Postdoc Appreciation Week celebrations at the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences in Raleigh alongside postdocs from the other Triangle-area institutions. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for addition information.
Please register at: http://goo.gl/forms/4i1rTd7YCO
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Join us for a few pints and fun this Friday, January 24th at Fullsteam (726 Rigsbee Avenue, Durham, NC 27701) from 6:30 PM as DUPA will host its first pub night of 2014. We’ll set up at one of the tables and set out our DUPA banner. A limited number of pitchers will be provided and food is available from food trucks outside. Feel free to bring partners and family so make plans to join us Friday for a little TGIF!
Here is an excellent opportunity to volunteer, get involved and be a leader for a Diversity Conference right here on Duke University Campus.
WHAT: Your expertise is needed at EMBRACE!! EMBRACE Watch Us Work! Conference: Promoting Holistic Well-Being, Creating Your Vision, and Dreaming Big
WHEN: March 1, 2014
WHERE: Duke University Campus (TBD)
REGISTER: Copy and paste the link below and start the ball rolling!
Please consider one of the following ways you can volunteer and get involved:
1. Help with the preparation of the conference
2. Marketing/Programming/ Logistics/ Hospitality
3. Help on the day of the conference (Mar 1)
4. Initiate Partnership
EMBRACE is an intimate gathering of women of African, Latina, Asian (South and East), Native American and Multi-racial descent who are interested in accompanying and assisting each other in exploring and challenging our understanding of ourselves and our common/differing realities. We are invested in finding and developing connections with an identity forged in ideals of success By developing a holistic understanding of identity and self we seek to find a language to discuss interactions that stem from our gendered and racial/ethnic identity(ies).
This group is co-sponsored by the Center for Multicultural Affairs, Duke University Women’s Center and Duke University Wellness Center. Questions? Contact: Helen Wu, Embrace Volunteer Recruiter, Center for Multicultural Affairs.
WHAT: Biomanufacturing and Process Development (BPD) Group presents Biogen Idec Manufacturing Facilities Tour
WHEN: Thurs Jan 23, 2-4:30 pm
WHERE: Biogen Idec,
5000 Davis Dr,
RTP NC. NOTE: Please park in the parking deck – check in with Security in Building 26.
REGISTER: http://bpdbiogentour.eventbrite.com. Space is VERY limited – register early!
COST: General public $25; postdocs/students $5; free for unemployed job seekers. All proceeds will go to supporting a summer student as part of the ACS Seed Program.
We hope you’ll join us for a special tour of Biogen Idec’s 2000L and 15000L manufacturing facilities, including cell culture and purification trains.
2-2:30 pm Registration
2:30-3 pm Biogen Idec presentation
3-4:15 pm Facility Tour
4:15 – 4:30 pm Wrap up
For more info: http://www.ncbiotech.org/event/and-process-development-bpd-biogen-idec-manufacturing-facilities-tour/5554#sthash.x73BLs0R.dpuf. Questions? Contact Vijay Janakiraman at 919-993-6356.
WHAT: Duke Diversity Postdoc Alliance Social, Duke University, Fri Jan 17
WHEN: 4:00-5:30 pm
WHERE: Atrium of Snyderman Genome Science Research Building I (GSRB I), 905 S LaSalle St (http://myatlascms.com/map/?id=21&mrkId=2772)
REGISTER: http://tinyurl.com/DPAsocial by Weds Jan 15 (so that we have we have enough snacks and beer)
Are you interested in broadening your postdoc experience at Duke by networking with individuals from diverse backgrounds – i.e., from underrepresented groups, international, and/or from different fields of research? If so, come out and meet your fellow postdocs and graduate students at the Duke Diversity Postdoc Alliance Social. Snacks and beer will be provided.
This social is sponsored by the Duke University Postdoctoral Association (DUPA), Office of Biomedical Graduate Diversity, Duke Diversity Postdoc Alliance, and Duke Postdoctoral Services.
Join us for December’s social in the CIEMAS lobby from 4pm on Friday the 13th.
We’ve got to empty the stores so clock off work early for some free beer, wine and cider
The Duke University Postdoc Association (DUPA) pub night for June will be at Bull City Burger and Brewery (107 East Parrish Street, Durham) Friday November 22nd from 6pm. We have a table reserved out the back on the patio with a couple of “towers of power” set up and I’ll try to make a sign out of a Duke Postdocs t-shirt.
Please feel free to bring your partners and family! For those coming from campus who don’t want to drive, the bar is easily accessible from the Magnum Street stop of the Bull City Connector or walking distance from the Durham Bus Station.
If you’ve never been to Bull City Burger and Brewery, you can check them out online here:
RSVP on Facebook so I know how many towers to get: