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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!

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1h6eGt1SLYtc5wJUCVnWMJZyniIsSuEKRLfbASevxl70/viewform

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.

Biomanufacturing and Process Development (BPD) Group presents Biogen Idec Manufacturing Facilities Tour

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.

Agenda:
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.

DUPA at Durham Bulls

On July 18, a great turnout of Duke postdocs and families watched the Durham Bulls play the Pawtucket Red Sox at the Bulls stadium. This annually returning family friendly outing featured dollar concession night at the ballpark with cheap hotdogs, fries and popcorn, of course on a really hot mid-summer’s night! To celebrate the 25th anniversary of the movie Bull Durham, there was even a race of the movie’s main characters.

On Aug 17, DUPA will organize a trip to a game from the Carolina Railhawks. Subscribe to the postdoc list for more news!

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