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The Office of Postdoctoral Services and the Duke University Postdoctoral Association (DUPA) held the 12th Annual Postdoctoberfest Celebration on Friday, October 6, 2017, to honor the university’s hard-working postdocs and their mentors. Postdocs, their families, faculty, and staff enjoyed hot and veggie dogs with all the fixings, local Foothills Brewery beers, and the music of the Huzzah Band. The giant bouncy race car was a hit with all the kids in attendance, as were the four flavors of Maple View Farms ice cream. Postdocs received an official Duke Postdoc t-shirt and enjoyed the warm fall weather. We gave ourselves a big round of applause in honor of our twelfth anniversary!
Each year, the highlight of Postdoctoberfest is the presentation of awards to the Outstanding Postdoc and Outstanding Postdoc Mentor at Duke.
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.
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/)
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.
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!
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 (http://myatlascms.com/map/?id=21&mrkId=2772)
REGISTER: http://tinyurl.com/DPAsocial 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.
Join us for December’s social in the CIEMAS lobby from 4pm on Friday the 13th.
We’ve got to empty the stores so clock off work early for some free beer, wine and cider
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: