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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.

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: 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: 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!


Diversity Postdoc Alliance

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? With the help of Duke University Postdoc Association, a new organization titled Diversity Postdoc Alliance is a group for just that…diversifying your network of colleagues. If this organization appeals to you, come out and join Duke’s Diversity Postdoc Alliance at the 7th Annual Postdoc Spring Fling on Friday May 17, 4-6 p.m. on the LSRC front lawn (In case it rains: LSRC Hall of Science).

Reagent Swap Mailing List

Are you looking for a plasmid? An order for a critical buffer was delayed and you need a small sample now? Looking for an infrared camera? Duke postdocs and other laboratory workers can now look for and share reagents, protocols, and scientific expertise through the Reagent Swap mailing list. By subscribing to it, you can post requests for reagents, advice, equipment sharing, et cetera, and help others with your expertise.

The list is managed by DUPA; more info can be found here.