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.

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.

Duke Diversity Alliance Social this Friday

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 (
REGISTER: 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.

DUPA November pub night November 22nd

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:


Post-halloween happy hour!

Tired of the neighborhood kids eating all your candy?

DUPA will be holding a post-halloween happy hour on Friday November 1st from 3.30 – 6 pm with piles of candy and free drinks in the LSRC atrium.

This will replace our October pub night, November pub night is tentatively scheduled for Friday November 22nd.

Check out our facebook event page to stay up to date with our latest event.

Duke Diversity Postdoc Alliance Social

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 (
REGISTER: . RSVP by Wed Aug 14 (so that we have we have enough food and beer for you!)
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