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.
DUPA organized several events in August and September: we had a successful first Duke Diversity Postdoc Alliance Social on August 16, the monthly Pubnight at Fullsteam on the 26th, and the Duke Football Tailgate on Sept 3rd! Below are some pictures.
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WHAT: Duke Diversity Postdoc Alliance Social
WHEN: Fri Aug 16, 4:00-5:30pm
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/diversity-social . RSVP by Wed Aug 14 (so that we have we have enough food and beer for you!)
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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!
This year’s Spring Fling benefited again from the lovely NC weather! Our family friendly spring picnic had the usual fajita bar, beer from local breweries and four flavors of delicious, local Maple View Farm ice cream. Organized by the Office of Postdoctoral Services and DUPA.
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