Fall Career Development Panel: Moving beyond #Distractinglysexy

During the summer, comments by Nobel laureate Tim Hunt sparked outrage among scientists all around the world. His comments, speaking about the impact of women in the workplace, were instantly met with a Twitter hashtag, #distractinglysexy, which cataloged pictures of female scientists working in their element.

Our panel event will honestly discuss gender issues within the workplace and strives to provide productive advice for constructive dialogue and action. (Increasing Dialogue article)

Tuesday, October 20th from 6 to 7pm: Duke, Hudson Hall Room 125. Pizza provided.

Please register here. There is also an opportunity to insert a question to our panel via the registration page. Parking Directions here.

Panelists include:

Dr. Donna Bickford: Associate Director of the Office of Undergrad Research at UNC

Dr. Katherine Bruce: Assistant Professor at Salem College

Dr. Martha Reiskind: Research Assistant Professor at NC State

(original site: http://www.rhotaugwis.org/moving-beyond-distractinglysexy/)

September Happy Hour and Cook Out

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.

2015 DUPA Elevator Pitch Competition

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 stefan.oehlers@duke.edu for addition information.

Please register at: http://goo.gl/forms/4i1rTd7YCO

DUPA January Pub Night: Friday Jan 24th 2014 – @ Fullsteam

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!

Excellent volunteer opportunity for a Diversity Conference on Campus

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.