Free or Low-Cost Social, Family, and Wellness Events

This is a partial list of December social, family, and wellness events for postdocs, complied by the Duke Office of Postdoctoral Services. For the complete list, visit the Duke Postdoc Services calendar of events. Questions? Contact Molly Starback, Director of Duke Postdoctoral Services, at molly.starback@duke.edu.

 

EVENTS at a GLANCE

 

1.    Creating a Space for Black Entrepreneurs
2.    Keep Working Webinar: Microsoft Teams and Other Office Tools
3.    Science & Society Coronavirus Conversations: Perfect Storms: Responding To Hurricanes While Addressing COVID-19
4.    Stress Management and Asking for Help: School of Medicine Virtual Town Hall
5.    Music in Your Gardens: Hiss Golden Messenger
6.    Is It Okay? (part of the Mentoring and Communication Series)
7.    Virtual Koru Meditation with the Wellness Center
8.    NIH OITE Webinar: Networking, Informational Interview, and Using LinkedIn for Career Advancement
9.    Video Production for Courses: Open Office Hours
10.  Alan Alda Center for Communicating Science Online Workshop: Know Your Audience
11.  Monitoring the Impact of COVID-19 on the Pharmaceutical Market
12.  Recording, Editing & Publishing Video for Courses
13.  Innovation Co-Lab Online: Innovation Co-Lab Online: High Performance Computing and the Duke Compute Cluster
14.  Alum Zoom: 5 Career Questions with Jeff Blackinton, PhD, Senior Scientist at Celldom (part of the Alum Zoom Series)
15.  Duke Clinical Research Institute (DCRI) Research Forum
16.  RCR Forum: Deconstructing Digital Scholarship
17.  Online TA Skills: Getting Started in the Virtual Classroom
18.  COVID+DS: Natural Language Processing and Understanding the Evolving COVID Literature  
19.  Triangle COVID-19 Response Through a Global Health Lens
20.  Virtual International Conversation Café
21.  NIH NIGMS Webinar: How I Got Here: Following Your Own Career Path
22.  Writing Digitally: Ways to Annotate and Whiteboard in the Virtual Classroom
23.  Music in Your Gardens: Skylar Gudasz
24.  Academic Job Market Materials Bootcamp: CVs (part of the Academic Job Search Series)
25.  Inside the Boardroom: Shifts and Tipping Points Shaping the Post-Pandemic Era
26.  Research Resilience in the Age of COVID-19: Insights from Sponsors and Investigators
27.  National Center for Faculty Development & Diversity Webinar: The Art of Saying No
28.  Virtual Research Town Hall: Communicating Research and Health Policy during the Pandemic
29.  Alan Alda Center for Communicating Science Online Workshop: Know Your Goal
30.  Managing the Job Search as a Couple
31.  Triangle Women in STEM Company Showcase: High Tech in the Triangle
32.  Mindful Moment Mondays
33.  Using Slides Effectively in Online Teaching
34.  Keep Calm and Do Research: Synthesizing All the Literature: A Practical Overview of Systematic Search Methods
35.  RTI Webinar: How Has Drinking Behavior Changed During the COVID-19 Pandemic?
36.  Online TA Skills: Using Zoom Breakout Rooms
37.  COVID+DS: Molecular Methodology Connected to COVID Data
38.  Inside the Boardroom: Lessons Learned Starting Multiple Companies
39.  NIH NIGMS Webinar: Developing the Right Skills for Your Scientific Career
40.  Music in Your Gardens: Shirlette Ammons
41.  Academic Job Market Materials Bootcamp: Cover Letters (part of the Academic Job Search Series)
42.  Alum Zoom: 5 Career Questions with Ana Sanchez, PhD, Senior Director, R&D Program Management, Locus Biosciences (part of the Alum Zoom Series)
43.  Teaching and Learning with Open Educational Resources
44.  Alan Alda Center for Communicating Science Online Workshop: Know Your Tactics
45.  Virtual RTP 180°: Taboo
46.  WIB-National Webinar: Growing Your Career and Personal Brand in Life Sciences and Biotech
47.  Using Qualtrics for Active Learning Online
48.  Keep Calm and Do Research: Organize Your Research with Endnote
49.  Online TA Skills: Getting Started in the Virtual Classroom
50.  COVID+DS: Simple Introduction to Deep Learning
51.  Ag Tech Virtual Forum: Plant Health: The Love / Hate Relationship With Insects
52.  COVID+DS: Introduction to PyTorch Computational Platform for Deep Learning
53.  Music in Your Gardens: HC McEntire
54.  Academic Job Market Materials Bootcamp: Research, Teaching, and Diversity Statements (part of the Academic Job Search Series)
55.  COVID-19 Innovations Today and Beyond Virtual Conference
56.  NIH NIGMS Webinar: Observations on Writing Grant Applications
57.  COVID+DS: PyTorch for Image Analysis with Deep Learning
58.  Keep Calm and Do Research: Publishing with IEEE
59.  Online TA Skills: Wrapping up the Term
60.  COVID+DS: Analysis of Chest CT Imaging Data and Connection to COVID Diagnosis
61.  Music in Your Gardens: Joe Troop

EVENTS in DETAIL

1.  Creating a Space for Black Entrepreneurs

WHEN: Weds July 1, 12-1 pm
REGISTER: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/creating-a-space-for-black-entrepreneurs-ti...

Join us as we discuss creating a space for Black Entrepreneurs. Our Eship Center has publicly expressed our support of the Black Lives Matter movement and we are committed to diversity and being allies to the black community. We will continue to prioritize increasing representation and inclusion in the work that we do at UNC and in the greater community. This session will focus on discussing the various journeys of black entrepreneurs in our ecosystem.

Speakers:
Amie Thompson, President and CEO, Creative Allies
Bill Spruill, Managing Partner, Global Data Consortium
Dana Newell, President and CEO, BentonNewell Communication
Franklin Roye, President, IndyCare

Sponsored by the Entrepreneurship Center at UNC Kenan-Flagler. For more information: https://eship.unc.edu/

 

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2.  Keep Working Webinar: Microsoft Teams and Other Office Tools

WHEN: Weds July 1, 2:30-3:30 pm
REGISTER: https://keepworking.duke.edu/webinars/
 
Get an overview of Microsoft Teams, Microsoft’s integrated communication and productivity tool. Set up, use and tips will be demonstrated. Share OneNote and Box files, hold meetings and integrate your favorite apps all from within Teams. This session will include a 20-30 minute overview followed by a Q&A session.

For more information: https://keepworking.duke.edu/webinars/

 

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3.  Science & Society Coronavirus Conversations: Perfect Storms: Responding To Hurricanes While Addressing COVID-19

WHEN: Weds July 1, 2:30 pm
REGISTER: https://scienceandsociety.duke.edu/engage/events/
 
As the US approaches the peak of the Atlantic hurricane season, multiple long-term forecasts have predicted an unusually high number of hurricanes. If a hurricane strikes the US, actions taken in preparation and response will have to take COVID-19 into account. Local, state, and federal governments, as well as NGOs and individuals, must plan now for how to adequately respond to the potential for the impact of a major hurricane while also minimizing risks from COVID-19—especially for vulnerable populations who are most at risk both from COVID-19 and the effects of a landfalling hurricane.

Join Duke Science & Society and our panel of experts in a discussion of the hurricane season forecasts, the potential for further COVID-19 spread through typical hurricane response measures like evacuations or sheltering, and what additional measures must be taken to protect and respond to the needs of affected people.

Science & Society Coronavirus Conversations will engage academics, lawmakers, students, researchers, doctors, and others to discuss the events happening around us and what life will look like moving forward. For more information: https://scienceandsociety.duke.edu/

 

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4.  Stress Management and Asking for Help: School of Medicine Virtual Town Hall

WHEN: Weds July 1, 4-5 pm
ZOOM: https://duke.zoom.us/j/92549001185

You're invited to attend the School of Medicine Virtual Town Hall hosted by Dean Mary Klotman. Open to all faculty, staff, and students.

Speakers:
- Moira Rynn, MD, Chair, Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences
- Stress Management: Damon Tweedy, MD, Associate Professor
- Sleep: Meg Danforth, PhD, Clinical Associate
- Depression: Nicole Heilbron, PhD, Associate Professor
- Wellness and Self-Care: McLean Pollack, PhD, Assistant Professor

 

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5.  Music in Your Gardens: Hiss Golden Messenger

WHEN: Weds July 1, 7 pm

We're proud to present Hiss Golden Messenger as a part of Music in Your Gardens, a free eight-week online concert series showcasing renowned artists who call Durham and the surrounding area home. On July 1, we'll premiere a recorded performance by Hiss Golden Messenger online, free of charge, on our website and on our YouTube page. The film will be accompanied by a live YouTube chat with Hiss Golden Messenger. Hiss Golden Messenger is the folk project of Durham musician MC Taylor. Taylor's latest release is a live album, Forward, Children, whose proceeds will benefit the Durham Public Schools Foundation and aid its COVID-19 relief efforts.

For more information: https://dukeperformances.duke.edu/calendar/music-in-the-gardens

 

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6.  Is It Okay?

WHEN: Thurs July 2, 11 am – 12 pm
REGISTER: https://duke.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_5o5OjuDKnRvlGMR

Is it okay to ask a colleague a question about their identity? Have you given a compliment that generated an unexpected negative reaction? Have you received an identity-based comment that felt hurtful? Join us to discuss these questions and how we can work towards matching our intention and its impact.

Facilitator: Melissa Segal, LCSW, is a licensed clinical social worker who has provided individual, couples, and family counseling; facilitated a variety of support and educational groups; and implemented professional development and training. She is currently the Senior Business Manager of Duke Neurobiology and serves as the Neurobiology Diversity and Inclusion Leader.

This workshop is part of the Mentoring and Communication Series, sponsored by the Office of Postdoctoral Services and the Graduate School. Questions? Email Molly Starback, Director of Duke Postdoctoral Services, at molly.starback@duke.edu.

 

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7.  Virtual Koru Meditation with the Wellness Center

WHEN: Thursdays, July 2, 9, 16, and 23. To participate, you will be required to attend all 4 classes consecutively.
REGISTER: https://student.korumindfulness.org/course-detail.html?course_id=3536

Developed right here at Duke, Koru Mindfulness is an evidence-based program specifically designed for teaching mindfulness and meditation as way to manage stress and reduce anxiety. You will learn specific skills that help calm and focus your mind, including breathing exercises, guided imagery, body scan, and more! Over 700 Duke participants have been trained through Koru, so you're in good company. Open to all Duke students, faculty, and staff.

For more information: https://studentaffairs.duke.edu/duwell/wellness-activities

 

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8.  NIH OITE Webinar: Networking, Informational Interview, and Using LinkedIn for Career Advancement

WHEN: Thurs July 2, 2-3 pm
REGISTER: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/1604415471027782160

Networking, including both online (important when you don't live close) and in-person networking, is an important component of successful career building. A second key component is managing your network. We will dive deeper into managing networks, covering topics that include identifying career advocates, interacting with colleagues, and building meaningful long-term communication. Additionally, we will discuss how to building your mentoring network.

This webinar is sponsored by the NIH Office of Intramural Training and Education (OITE). For more information: www.training.nih.gov.

 

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9.  Video Production for Courses: Open Office Hours

WHEN: Thursdays in July, 2-3 pm
ZOOM: https://duke.zoom.us/j/97523946740?pwd=Q2JnbnBsS1RyeFlrS0YrQzZBbFgrdz09

 

Members of the OIT Academic Media Production team will be available to consult and answer questions about media production using Zoom, Camtasia, Warpwire and Panopto for your upcoming courses. Refer to the Flexible Teaching site further support with creating slides, writing scripts, and other video topics.

 

Hosted by Duke University Libraries. For more information: https://blogs.library.duke.edu/news-events-exhibits/all-library-events/

 

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10.  Alan Alda Center for Communicating Science Online Workshop: Know Your Audience

WHEN: Thurs July 2 (repeats July 23), 3-4:30 pm. Space for this online workshop is limited. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis.
REGISTER: https://www.aldacenter.org/aklc/know-your-audience

How many of us fall into the trap of using the same talk no matter who the audience and expect it to stick? For example, giving the same talk about ‘Antibacterial Resistance’ to doctors as you would to a class of 11-year-olds. Would the message stick? The answer is no! What would work then? Where does one even begin?

This online workshop, sponsored by the Kavli Foundation, is designed to help scientists know and connect with different types of audiences from general public, peers and professors to potential employers, policy makers, or family members. There is no one audience when it comes to science communication. The key tenet to effective science communication is getting to know who these different groups of audiences are, how to connect with them and shape your message.

For more information: https://www.aldacenter.org/aklc/know-your-audience

 

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11.  Monitoring the Impact of COVID-19 on the Pharmaceutical Market

WHEN: Mondays at 2 pm
REGISTER: https://www.ncbiotech.org/events/monitoring-impact-covid-19-pharmaceutic...

In response to the continued outbreak of COVID-19 in the United States, IQVIA is committed to leveraging its resources to support all stakeholders in the healthcare ecosystem. We are working closely with federal and local authorities as well as healthcare providers around the world in pursuit of that commitment.

To aid in the understanding of the impact of the virus on the healthcare system, we have developed the weekly report, Monitoring the Impact of COVID-19 on the Pharmaceutical Market. This report provides a summary of timely, fact-based observations on the evolving impact of the virus. In this webinar, and every following Monday at 2 pm, IQVIA experts will provide a live preview of the current report’s top-line findings.

 

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12.  Recording, Editing & Publishing Video for Courses

WHEN: Mon July 6, 1-2:30 pm
REGISTER: https://blogs.library.duke.edu/news-events-exhibits/all-library-events/

 

Steve Toback from OIT will give a brief overview of the production and publishing workflow for three of Duke’s enterprise video recording solutions (Panopto, Zoom and Warpwire). Refer to the Flexible Teaching site further support with creating slides, writing scripts, and other video topics.

 

Hosted by Duke University Libraries. For more information: https://blogs.library.duke.edu/news-events-exhibits/all-library-events/

 

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13.  Innovation Co-Lab Online: Innovation Co-Lab Online: High Performance Computing and the Duke Compute Cluster

WHEN: Tues July 7, 11 am
REGISTER: https://colab.duke.edu/roots

The Duke Compute Cluster (DCC) is a general purpose, high performance, Linux computing cluster with software used for a broad array of scientific projects. The DCC is made up of machines that the University has provided for community use and researchers have purchased to conduct their research.

This workshop will provide Duke University researchers with a brief overview of Research Computing resources including the Duke Compute Cluster. The majority of the session will be a hands on tutorial using the Duke Compute Cluster: running interactive and batch jobs, using slurm job arrays, running multi-cre and parallel jobs, and specifying job dependencies. There is time at the end for questions and help on existing jobs. Please note: students attending this class should already have access to the DCC. For more information on the DCC, including how to obtain access, visit: rc.duke.edu

The Duke Innovation Co-Lab training program is where students, faculty or staff of any skill and confidence level can comfortably start to gain an understanding of how to make use of a variety of tools and technologies. We offer workshops in topics like HTML, CSS, Javascript, Python, Research Computing, 3d Modeling and Fabrication, and many more. For more information: https://colab.duke.edu/roots

 

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14.  Alum Zoom: 5 Career Questions with Jeff Blackinton, PhD, Senior Scientist at Celldom

WHEN: Tues July 7, 11-11:30 am
REGISTER: https://duke.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_4PjjVkwwyYcw0tv A Zoom link will be sent to registrants before the session.

Please join us for a summer series of short, focused career conversations with former Duke postdocs and PhD students. On July 7, our guest is Jeff Blackinton, PhD, former Duke postdoc, currently Senior Scientist at Celldom.

5 Questions:
1. Can you tell us about your background?
2. How did you get your job at Celldom?
3. What's a typical day like at Celldom (pre- and post-COVID)?
4. What can postdocs and students who would like to work in this field (or explore it further) do to prepare?
5. What is the employment outlook for this field, given the COVID crisis? (please note that the answer to this question may be "we don't know yet")

 

The Alum Zoom Series is sponsored by the Duke Office of Postdoctoral Services and Duke Graduate School. Questions? Email Molly Starback, Director of Duke Postdoc Services, at molly.starback@duke.edu.

 

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15. Duke Clinical Research Institute (DCRI) Research Forum

WHEN: Tuesdays from 12-1 pm
WHERE: North Pavilion Lower Level Lecture Hall

Interested in a career in clinical research? DCRI Research Forum is a platform for thought leaders, visionaries, and educators to share ideas, innovations, and best practices with those who are instrumental in improving patient care and outcomes.
Objectives:
- To share research findings with people who can apply them to improve patient care and outcomes
- To share lessons learned and best practices for clinical research so we can all do it better

The discussions take place every Tues, 12-1 pm, at DCRI North Pavilion Lower Lecture Hall and are livestreamed on YouTube with 30 minutes for didactic presentation and 30 minutes for interactive Q&A, panels, debate, and more.

 

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16.  RCR Forum: Deconstructing Digital Scholarship

WHEN: Tues July 7, 2-4 pm
REGISTER: https://duke.libcal.com/event/6819283

 

This workshop will help researchers across the disciplines, but primarily in the humanities and social sciences, evaluate digital scholarly publications on the web. Attendees will acquire skills that will allow them to evaluate scholarly aspects of digital scholarly publications, appropriately cite those publications in their work, and understand how to credit the work of other contributors in their own digital works. Attendees will explore digital scholarly publications through hands-on activities and discuss and reflect on best practices. This workshop will be led by Liz Milewicz, co-director of the ScholarWorks Center, and Arianne Hartsell-Gundy, Head of the Humanities Section at Duke University Libraries.

 

This workshop is part of Duke Libraries' Digital Scholarship series and provides RCR credit to postdoctoral researchers. For more information: https://blogs.library.duke.edu/news-events-exhibits/all-library-events/

 

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17.  Online TA Skills: Getting Started in the Virtual Classroom

WHEN: Tues July 7, 3-4 pm
REGISTER: https://gradschool.duke.edu/professional-development/programs/teaching-i...

We’ll explore the digital skills needed to carry out a range of your TA responsibilities from managing the virtual classroom to hosting online office hours in Zoom! Graduate student TAs will be on hand to share examples from their own experience at Duke.

This workshop is part of the summer 2020 Online TA Skills series co-sponsored by The Graduate School and Learning Innovation as part of Duke's Flexible Teaching effort. Questions? Contact Dr. Hugh Crumley, Assistant Dean for Academic Affairs, at

 

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18.  COVID+DS: Natural Language Processing and Understanding the Evolving COVID Literature  

WHEN:  Tues July 7, 4-5 pm
REGISTER: https://plus.datascience.duke.edu/

There has been an explosion of scientific literature on COVID-19 in the past several months with thousands of articles already available. In order to try to make sense of this quickly evolving literature, people have turned to data science and natural language processing tools to process the vast literature and find the most relevant articles. In this session, we will go through the basics of natural language processing, introduce the algorithmic foundation of these tools, and discuss how the same toolkit could be applied in diverse scenarios. No prior knowledge of natural language processing is required, but a mild background on the basics of data analysis and neural networks will be assumed.   

This session is part of the Duke+Data Science Program. To learn more, please visit https://plus.datascience.duke.edu/

 

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19.  Triangle COVID-19 Response Through a Global Health Lens

WHEN: Weds July 8, 1-2 pm
REGISTER: https://www.triangleglobalhealth.org/trianglecovidresponse

Are you interested in learning how Triangle companies, organizations, and individuals are being impacted by COVID-19 and contributing to the global pandemic response? Please join the Triangle Global Health Consortium online to learn how communities are being impacted by the COVID-19 public health crisis, and how global health leaders address these challenges through advocacy, collaboration, and innovation to improve the health of populations around the world.

Speakers:
- John Glenn, PhD, Policy Director, US Global Leadership Council (USGLC)
- Chytanya Kompala, MSPH, Senior Nutrition Research Program Officer, Eleanor Crook Foundation
- Brian Southwell, PhD, Senior Director, Science in the Public Sphere, RTI International

Sponsored by the Triangle Global Health Consortium For more information: https://www.triangleglobalhealth.org/

 

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20.  Virtual International Conversation Café

WHEN: Wednesdays from 10-11 am

Join our virtual English conversation gathering! We'll talk about cultural perspectives, current events, and more. All Duke community members (domestic and international students, visiting scholars/researchers, spouses, faculty, staff) welcome.

International Conversation Cafe is sponsored by the Thompson Writing Program and Writing Studio. Questions? Contact Rene Caputo at r.caputo@duke.edu.

 

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21.  NIH NIGMS Webinar: How I Got Here: Following Your Own Career Path

WHEN: Weds July 8, 1-2 pm
REGISTER: https://www.nigms.nih.gov/News/meetings/Pages/webinars-for-trainees.aspx

In this free webinar, learn about:
- Pivotal career decision points
- Weighing short-term and long-term goals
- Planning for a career path in science

 

This webinar is sponsored by the NIH National Institute of General Medical Sciences. For more information: https://www.nigms.nih.gov/News/meetings/Pages/webinars-for-trainees.aspx

 

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22.  Writing Digitally: Ways to Annotate and Whiteboard in the Virtual Classroom

WHEN: Weds July 8, 2:30-3:30 pm
REGISTER: https://blogs.library.duke.edu/news-events-exhibits/all-library-events/

 

Mich Donovan from OIT will demonstrate how to use the Wacom Intuos as well as an iPad with Apple Pencil to digitally capture handwritten annotations. Michael Blair from OIT will demonstrate how to use a phone or external webcam as a document camera. Refer to the Flexible Teaching site further support with creating slides, writing scripts, and other video topics.

 

Hosted by Duke University Libraries. For more information: https://blogs.library.duke.edu/news-events-exhibits/all-library-events/

 

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23.  Music in Your Gardens: Skylar Gudasz

WHEN: Weds July 8, 7 pm

We're proud to present Skylar Gudasz as a part of Music in Your Gardens, a free eight-week online concert series showcasing nationally renowned artists who call Durham and the surrounding area home. The series shifts Duke Performances' longtime summer series, Music in the Gardens, normally held outdoors at Sarah P. Duke Gardens on Duke's campus, to an online format in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.   On July 8, we'll premiere a new, specially recorded performance by Skylar on our website and on our YouTube page. The film, pre-recorded in a socially-distanced manner, will be accompanied by a live YouTube chat with Skylar, who will answer questions from viewers.

For more information: https://dukeperformances.duke.edu/calendar/music-in-the-gardens

 

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24.  Academic Job Market Materials Bootcamp: CVs

WHEN: Thurs July 9, 10:30 am - 12 pm
REGISTER: Graduate students register in CareerConnections; postdocs register at  https://duke.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_4G7P6jME2KN0qnr
 
Will you be on the job market this year? Summer is a great time to start preparing your materials and get feedback on drafts. Even if you haven't started working on your CV, we'll cover the basics of structure and formatting in the first half of the session. In the (optional) second half, you'll have the opportunity to work on your own CV and ask questions to a career adviser.This session is for graduate students and postdocs, regardless of year.

This workshop is part of the Academic Job Search Series, sponsored by the Career Center, the Office of Postdoctoral Services, and the Graduate School. Questions? Contact Laura Coutts, Assistant Director of Duke Graduate Career Services, at laura.coutts@duke.edu.

 

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25.  Inside the Boardroom: Shifts and Tipping Points Shaping the Post-Pandemic Era

WHEN: Thurs July 9, 11 am
REGISTER: https://entrepreneurship.duke.edu/calendar/

Lee Wetherington is Director of Strategic Insight for Jack Henry & Associates. Lee directs the development of actionable insight and strategy for the financial services industry at large. To this end, he writes and speaks extensively on the trends and implications of emerging technologies shaping the future of money and financial behavior. He routinely delivers keynotes and forecasts nationwide focusing upon opportunities and challenges in fintech, payments and digital banking. Lee has also served as Technology Faculty Chair for several graduate schools of banking and management, and he has delivered guest lectures on leadership and technology at universities across the country. Lee received bachelor's degrees in Economics and English from Duke and completed graduate work at Emory University before helping launch a payments startup out of the backroom of a community bank in rural South Georgia in the early 90's.

Sponsored by Duke Innovation & Entrepreneurship. For more information: https://entrepreneurship.duke.edu/calendar/

 

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26.  Research Resilience in the Age of COVID-19: Insights from Sponsors and Investigators

WHEN: Thurs July 9, 2-4:30 pm
REGISTER: https://duke.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJcsd--hrDkrHtGQuhyEbjNmpKRD65nlycPs

In this session, co-hosted by Duke Clinical and Translational Science Institute, Wake Forest University, and UNC, we will focus on how best to navigate the choppy research waters left in the wake of COVID-19, with a particular focus on the concerns of junior investigators. This will be an excellent opportunity for information exchange and discussion so that we might better position our junior colleagues to navigate existing challenges in the research domain.

- Brief presentations by representatives from NIH, the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, and the Burroughs-Wellcome Fund, advising participants of current funding priorities.
- A "pivot panel" including senior researchers sharing lessons about when and how to pivot research direction or how to manage unanticipated obstacles in one's research trajectory.
- Breakout sessions moderated by experienced investigators, allowing for more in-depth discussion and tailored guidance.

Topics to be discussed include:
- What are your greatest concerns regarding the impact of COVID-19 on your research plans and/or career trajectory?
- Specific questions you may have for our research sponsor panelists (NIH, Doris Duke Foundation, Burroughs-Wellcome Fund).

Sponsored by Duke Clinical and Translational Science Institute, Wake Forest University, and UNC.

 

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27.  National Center for Faculty Development & Diversity Webinar: The Art of Saying No

WHEN: Thurs Jul 9, 2-3:30 pm
REGISTER: https://gradschool.duke.edu/student-life/events/art-saying-no-webinar-1

Are you confused about when to say "yes" and "no" to other people's requests? Do you often say "yes" to requests without realizing the impact that response will have on your time and productivity? Do you find yourself feeling angry and resentful during the academic year because you've said "yes" too often? You're not alone! Many faculty (pre and post-tenure) find it incredibly difficult to sort out when, why and how to say "NO."
  
In this webinar, you will learn:
- The biggest mistakes faculty make in responding to requests.
- How to identify and disrupt problematic patterns.
- Our favorite strategies that you can implement immediately so you can add "no" to your vocabulary.

Duke postdocs are invited to activate a free membership to the National Center for Faculty Development & Diversity (NCFDD). Benefits include webinars, multi-week courses, a discussion forum, a resource library, a career center, and more. Visit www.facultydiversity.org and register as an Institutional Sub-account Member. You must use your Duke email address for registration. For more information: http://www.facultydiversity.org/

 

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28.  Virtual Research Town Hall: Communicating Research and Health Policy during the Pandemic

WHEN: Thurs July 9, 2-3:30 pm
REGISTER: http://duke.is/2Znegr

The Duke Office of Scientific Integrity is hosting the Virtual Research Town Hall Communicating Research and Health Policy during the Pandemic. The event fulfills the Responsible Conduct of Research requirement for Duke Faculty and Staff, RCR-200.

The Duke Research Town Hall Series is a recurring, engaging series developed to reinforce a strong research culture at Duke University. For more information: https://dosi.duke.edu/RCR

 

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29.  Alan Alda Center for Communicating Science Online Workshop: Know Your Goal

WHEN: Thurs July 9 (repeats July 30), 3-4:30 pm. Space for this online workshop is limited. Applications for each session will be accepted on a rolling basis.
REGISTER: https://www.aldacenter.org/aklc/know-your-goal

“The facts should speak for themselves.” As much as we’d like this to be true, when it comes to science communication this assumption can be a grave mistake. Data must be interpreted, framed, and delivered in an impactful way — by you, the human scientist! But how on earth do you determine how to frame your message, or determine what delivery will be most impactful?

This online workshop is designed to help scientists know what makes an effective communication Goal, and the importance of pursuing it actively with an Audience. One Goal does not fit all Audiences. Effective science communication hinges on directing your knowledge of Audience and understanding of context toward a realistic and inspiring Goal.

For more information: https://www.aldacenter.org/aklc/know-your-goal

 

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30.  Managing the Job Search as a Couple

WHEN: Thurs July 9, 4-5 pm
ZOOM: https://duke.zoom.us/j/95323751450

Planning for one person's career is tough, planning for two simultaneously is even harder. In this workshop, we will discuss how to establish professional priorities, how to have productive conversations with your partner, and what additional resources you can use to manage the dual job search process.  Please note this event will be recorded for future use. By registering for this event you are agreeing to allow Duke to record your participation.

 

Co-sponsored by the Career Center, Office of Postdoctoral Services, and the Graduate School. Questions? Email Laura Coutts, Assistant Director of Graduate Career Services, at laura.coutss@duke.edu

 

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31.  Triangle Women in STEM Company Showcase: High Tech in the Triangle

 

WHEN: Thurs July 9, 6-7 pm
REGISTER: https://marketing.ncbiotech.org/41/893/landing-pages/rsvp-twis-july-9--2...

We're providing virtual panels for Summer 2020 to highlight the incredible opportunities we have here in Research Triangle Park in lieu of our traditional company Talk & Tours. This is an opportunity to hear about the RTP missions, company cultures and hiring outlooks of IBM, Lenovo, MetLife and SAS.

We are pleased to have the following leaders on the virtual panel:
- Kelli Jordon, Director, Careers & Skills, IBM
- Danuel Wimberly, Executive Director of Segment Operations, Data Center Group, Lenovo
- Tomesah Harrison, VP of HR for Global IT & Digital Office, MetLife
- Kayla Woitkowski, Senior Manager, University Outreach & Recruitment, SAS

 

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32.  Mindful Moment Mondays

WHEN: Mondays from 9- 9:30 am
JOIN: https://duke.zoom.us/meeting/register/up0ld-GprDor_kP1wBhuzFXdGjMO6V4bfQ 

 

Stressed out? Struggling with the ever-changing circumstances we are living in? Join us for a moment of mindfulness every Monday morning. No experience necessary. Not sure mindfulness is for you? Check out this short video of Dr. Jon Kabat Zinn explaining it: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HmEo6RI4Wvs

 

Questions? Email Paige Vinson, Assistant Director for International House, at paige.vinson@duke.edu

 

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33.  Using Slides Effectively in Online Teaching

WHEN: Tues July 14, 1-2 pm
REGISTER: https://learninginnovation.duke.edu/events/

When presenting course material online, visually engaging slides can be an important part of creating an engaging learning experience. In this workshop, attendees will learn how to design slides that effectively communicate key information and increase student engagement. The workshop will also provide practical tips for turning in-class lecture slides into great online presentations.

Sponsored by Duke Learning Innovation. For more information: https://learninginnovation.duke.edu/events/

 

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34.  Keep Calm and Do Research: Synthesizing All the Literature: A Practical Overview of Systematic Search Methods

WHEN: Tues July 14, 2-3 pm
REGISTER: https://duke.libcal.com/calendar/events/ Registration is required on the Duke Library calendar. Zoom information will be sent out to registered participants the morning before the workshop.

This workshop will help participants learn about the systematic review method and understand the key tools and steps involved in conducting a systematic search of the literature.

Keep Calm and Do Research: A Virtual Summer Workshop Series, is sponsored by Pratt School of Engineering and Duke Libraries. For more information: https://duke.libcal.com/calendar/events/

 

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35.  RTI Webinar: How Has Drinking Behavior Changed During the COVID-19 Pandemic?

WHEN: Tues July 14, 2-3 pm
REGISTER: https://www.rti.org/events/

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, states issued stay-at-home orders in March 2020. Along with those orders, many states relaxed alcohol regulations—for example, many states started to allow curbside pickup of alcohol. The popular media reported a jump in alcohol sales and anecdotal accounts of increased drinking. But how did alcohol consumption change across the nation? Were people simply having one or two more drinks? Did harmful binge drinking increase? Were the changes greater among some subgroups of the population than others? These are important public health questions because alcohol is one of the leading preventable causes of mortality in the country.

RTI funded a survey of nearly 1,000 Americans in May 2020 to assess changes in alcohol consumption and other measures of mental health from before (February) to after (April) the onset of measures to combat COVID-19. In this webinar, we talk about the different ways in which drinking changed during the pandemic and the implications for public health. As RTI experts present the results of the survey, webinar attendees will learn whether:
- The COVID-19 pandemic is associated with increased alcohol consumption.
- The increase in drinking behavior is higher for certain genders, ethnicities, and regions.
- There is a need for public health monitoring of alcohol consumption during the pandemic.

Sponsored by Research Triangle International (RTI). For more information: https://www.rti.org/events/

 

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36.  Online TA Skills: Using Zoom Breakout Rooms

WHEN: Tues July 14, 3-4 pm
REGISTER: https://gradschool.duke.edu/professional-development/programs/teaching-i...

Learn how to effectively use Zoom breakout rooms and its more advanced features (whiteboard & annotation tools). We’ll demonstrate interactive examples in Zoom to guide the TA through the process of facilitating a live Zoom session.

Speakers:
- Dr. Sophia Stone, Senior Consultant, Learning Innovation
- Dr. Hugh Crumley, Assistant Dean, The Graduate School

This workshop is part of the summer 2020 Online TA Skills series co-sponsored by The Graduate School and Learning Innovation as part of Duke's Flexible Teaching effort. Questions? Contact Dr. Hugh Crumley, Assistant Dean for Academic Affairs, at hugh.crumley@duke.edu.

 

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37.  COVID+DS: Molecular Methodology Connected to COVID Data

WHEN:  Tues July 14, 4-5 pm
REGISTER: https://plus.datascience.duke.edu/

Molecular analysis of gene expression, microbiome, and proteomics data aims to understand biological processes by leveraging high-throughput technologies and data science. Aided by subject matter expertise, this combination has resulted in accelerated discoveries in health and disease. This form of analysis is particularly important for scientists studying how changes in high-throughput molecular measurements can be linked to health and disease mechanisms that could lead to new diagnostic tools and therapeutics. In the context of COVID-19 we seek to understand how the host response quantified via molecular measurements is associated with disease characteristics such as symptoms and severity.

In this session we will go through the characteristics of the molecular data generated by some of these technologies and the fundamental processing and statistical analysis tools (including machine learning methods) that can be used to generate knowledge from these complex, high-dimensional data. The use cases will be framed around the COVID-19 molecular analysis work being done at Duke and other institutions.  

This session is part of the Duke+Data Science Program. To learn more, please visit https://plus.datascience.duke.edu/

 

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38.  Inside the Boardroom: Lessons Learned Starting Multiple Companies

WHEN: Weds July 15, 11 am
REGISTER: https://entrepreneurship.duke.edu/calendar/
 
David Cummings is an Atlanta-based tech entrepreneur who has founded 10 companies collectively valued at nearly $1 billion, including Pardot, SalesLoft, and Terminus. David is also the founder of the Atlanta Tech Village - the United States' 4th largest tech hub - and the largest investor in Calendly, the world's most popular scheduling app. After selling Pardot, he was named the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year winner and one of the 100 Most Influential Atlantans by the Atlanta Business Chronicle.

David is a member of YPO Southern 7, Atlanta Rotary, on the board of the Metro Atlanta Chamber, and on the board of the Buckhead Coalition. A native of Tallahassee, Florida, David earned a bachelor of science degree in economics from Duke University and an honorary doctorate from Mercer University. David blogs regularly at DavidCummings.org and tweets at @davidcummings.

Sponsored by Duke Innovation & Entrepreneurship. For more information: https://entrepreneurship.duke.edu/calendar/

 

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39.  NIH NIGMS Webinar: Developing the Right Skills for Your Scientific Career

WHEN: Weds July 15, 1-2 pm
REGISTER: https://www.nigms.nih.gov/News/meetings/Pages/webinars-for-trainees.aspx

In this free webinar, learn about:
- Applying the Individual Development Plan process for skills development.
- Identifying and developing the relevant technical, professional, and career-specific skills.
- Leveraging resources to support skills development – including advisors, mentors, your institution, and external resources.
- Planning for a career path in science.

 

This webinar is sponsored by the NIH National Institute of General Medical Sciences. For more information: https://www.nigms.nih.gov/News/meetings/Pages/webinars-for-trainees.aspx

 

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40.  Music in Your Gardens: Shirlette Ammons

WHEN: Weds Jul 15, 7 pm

We're proud to present Shirlette Ammons as a part of Music in Your Gardens, a free eight-week online concert series showcasing nationally renowned artists who call Durham and the surrounding area home.  On July 15, we'll premiere a new, specially recorded performance by Shirlette on our website and on our YouTube page. The film, pre-recorded in a socially-distanced manner, will be accompanied by a live YouTube chat with Shirlette, who will answer questions from viewers.

For more information: https://dukeperformances.duke.edu/calendar/music-in-the-gardens

 

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41.  Academic Job Market Materials Bootcamp: Cover Letters

WHEN: Thurs July 16, 10:30 am - 12 pm
REGISTER: Graduate students register in CareerConnections; postdocs register at  https://duke.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_8jl2yYD99OiGl13
 
Will you be on the job market this year? Summer is a great time to start preparing your materials and get feedback on drafts. Even if you haven't written a cover letter before, in the first half of this session we'll discuss the basics of structure and formatting and how to tailor the letter for different institutions. In the (optional) second half, you'll have the opportunity to work on, edit, and ask questions about your cover letter. This session is for graduate students and postdocs, regardless of year.

This workshop is part of the Academic Job Search Series, sponsored by the Career Center, the Officeof Postdoctoral Services, and the Graduate School. Questions? Contact LauraCoutts, Assistant Director of Duke Graduate Career Services, at laura.coutts@duke.edu.

 

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42.  Alum Zoom: 5 Career Questions with Ana Sanchez, PhD, Senior Director, R&D Program Management, Locus Biosciences

WHEN: Thurs July 16, 11-11:30 am
REGISTER: https://duke.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_czHxVI4PuZeKWSp A Zoom link will be sent to registrants before the session.

Please join us for a summer series of short, focused career conversations with former Duke postdocs and PhD students. On July 16, our guest is Ana Sanchez, PhD (Duke Immunology), Senior Director, R&D Program Management at Locus Biosciences.

5 Questions:
1. Could you tell us about your background?
2. How did you get your job at Locus Bio?
3. What’s a typical day like at Locus (pre- and post-COVID)?
4. What can postdocs and students who would like to work in this field (or explore it further) do to prepare?
5. What is the employment outlook for this field, given the COVID crisis? (please note that the answer to this question may be “We don’t know yet.”)

 

The Alum Zoom Series is sponsored by the Duke Office of Postdoctoral Services and Duke Graduate School. Questions? Email Molly Starback, Director of Duke Postdoc Services, at molly.starback@duke.edu.

 

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43.  Teaching and Learning with Open Educational Resources

WHEN: Thurs July 16, 2-3:30 pm
REGISTER: https://blogs.library.duke.edu/news-events-exhibits/all-library-events/

 

In this time of reassessing how we teach for a combination of remote/online and in-person instruction, we have an opportunity to make our courses more accessible, flexible, and affordable for our students. The key to this: Open Educational Resources (OER). This workshop serves as an introduction to OER and an exploration of how to locate, evaluate, and use OER to enrich our teaching and learning. Refer to the Flexible Teaching site further support with creating slides, writing scripts, and other video topics.

 

Hosted by Duke University Libraries. For more information: https://blogs.library.duke.edu/news-events-exhibits/all-library-events/

 

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44.  Alan Alda Center for Communicating Science Online Workshop: Know Your Tactics

WHEN: Thurs July 16, 3-5 pm. Space for this online workshop is limited. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis.
REGISTER: https://www.aldacenter.org/aklc/know-your-tactics
 
You've considered your audience and empathically taken their perspective into account. You've chosen a goal that's centered on how you want to impact them, one that's realistic in scope and inspiring to you. Now what? How on earth do you begin to shape your message to achieve that goal? Which tactics will you choose, and which ones will you forego?  This online workshop is designed to help scientists apply the audience-centered strategy to the choice and implementation of specific communication tactics. Set aside that generalized "bag of tricks" and instead take up an approach that's specific and contextual.

For more information: https://www.aldacenter.org/aklc/know-your-tactics

 

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45.  Virtual RTP 180°: Taboo

WHEN: Thurs July 16, 6-7 pm
REGISTER: http://www.rtp.org/program/rtp-180/

Death, sex, addiction, racial injustice, gender. These are just some of the topics that our society considers “taboo.” But, being uncomfortable shouldn’t mean that something is off-limits or silenced … right? Join us to hear perspectives from five regional experts on different taboo subjects. After each five-minute presentation, we will open it up to the audience for questions and dialogue.

Speakers:
 - Heather Hill, Renaissance Funeral Home, Funeral Director
- Kyesha Jennings, NCSU, English Lecturer/Faculty Mentor
- Leslie Massicotte, Independent Consultant, Program Assistant at the Compass Center
- Kristy Lowther, RTI International, Deputy Chair of the Diversity & Inclusion Leadership Council
- Charlie Engle, Ultra-marathoner

RTP 180° is a series at RTP headquarters that celebrates the collaboration between the Triangle's universities, companies and communities. For more information: http://www.rtp.org/program/rtp-180/

 

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46.  WIB-National Webinar: Growing Your Career and Personal Brand in Life Sciences and Biotech

WHEN: Tues July 21, 12-1 pm
REGISTER: https://www.womeninbio.org/events/

Today’s biotech market is extremely competitive and riddled with difficult career-growth obstacles. Some are within our control, others that are not. Stefan Werdegar and Grace Lanni will discuss how now more than ever, networking and relationships dictate career success. This presentation provides participants these learning objectives:
- Identify the six keys to career development/transition success
- Build an impactful, results-oriented bio
- Learn how to develop a strategic network
- Understand where there are market opportunities for new career positions and how to approach them
- Gain insight into best practices for moving up within your organization
- Marketing yourself and communicating your value proposition
 
For more information: https://www.womeninbio.org/events/

 

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47.  Using Qualtrics for Active Learning Online

WHEN: Tues July 21, 1-2 pm
REGISTER: https://learninginnovation.duke.edu/events/

Active learning in an effective teaching approach in which students are engaged as active participants in their learning experiences, often by working together to complete tasks during class time. One challenge when using active learning in online classes is how to effectively manage that collaborative process so students can work together when they are physically distant. This workshop will teach attendees how to use Qualtrics, a Duke-licensed survey tool, to facilitate active learning. We will cover how to use Qualtrics for class readiness quizzes, group projects, peer evaluation, polling, and minute papers or reflective writing.

Sponsored by Duke Learning Innovation. For more information: https://learninginnovation.duke.edu/events/

 

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48.  Keep Calm and Do Research: Organize Your Research with Endnote

WHEN: Tues July 21, 2-3 pm
REGISTER: https://duke.libcal.com/calendar/events/ Registration is required on the Duke Library calendar. Zoom information will be sent out to registered participants the morning before the workshop.

 

Want to know a secret for managing hundreds of citations? Join us at this workshop to learn the powerful features of EndNote, the most heavily used citation management software in the sciences. In this workshop, participants will learn how to create an Endnote library, fill it with citations, connect to the libraries to add PDFs, and automatically create a bibliography. Bonus: We will show you how to Cite While You Write by connecting Endnote with Word!  Please install Endnote before the session by downloading at https://software.duke.edu/node/75.

Keep Calm and Do Research: A Virtual Summer Workshop Series, is sponsored by Pratt School of Engineering and Duke Libraries. For more information: https://duke.libcal.com/calendar/events/

 

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49.  Online TA Skills: Getting Started in the Virtual Classroom

WHEN: Tues July 21, 3-4 pm
REGISTER: https://gradschool.duke.edu/professional-development/programs/teaching-i...

 

In the virtual classroom student learning will also take place through meaningful online discussion, including team-based discussions. Learn effective facilitation strategies to reach out, engage and manage virtual discussions using Zoom and Sakai.

This workshop is part of the summer 2020 Online TA Skills series co-sponsored by The Graduate School and Learning Innovation as part of Duke's Flexible Teaching effort. Questions? Contact Dr. Hugh Crumley, Assistant Dean for Academic Affairs, at hugh.crumley@duke.edu.

 

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50.  COVID+DS: Simple Introduction to Deep Learning

WHEN: Tues July 21, 4-5 pm
REGISTER: https://plus.datascience.duke.edu/

A key aspect of analysis of data involves classification and regression; these play a key role in the analysis of many types of data connected to COVID-19. To perform such analyses, one typically must extract features from the data, with which classification/regression is performed. Rather than relying on human-generated (“handcrafted”) features, deep learning is a data-driven approach, in which the algorithm learns the best class of features from the data itself. Such an approach mitigates the human biases inherent to using handcrafted features. In this session we will discuss the fundamental principles of deep learning, with an emphasis on intuition, and with as little math as possible. The session is meant to be accessible to a wide audience interested in analyzing data, not just for quantitative specialists.

This session is part of the Duke+Data Science Program. To learn more, please visit https://plus.datascience.duke.edu/

 

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51.  Ag Tech Virtual Forum: Plant Health: The Love / Hate Relationship With Insects

WHEN: Weds July 22, 4-5:30 pm
REGISTER: https://www.ncbiotech.org/events/ag-tech-professional-forum-virtual

The Ag Tech Professional Forum 2020 series theme is around plant health in recognition of the United Nation’s "International Year of Plant Health." The July 22 panel discussion will center on the interaction of insects with plants including how insects communicate with plants. The conversation will also cover how to deal with imported pests, changing the dynamics of pest control and whether gene drive should be an implementable strategy.

NCBiotech will gather experts to present and discuss topics and challenges faced by plants in today's environment. This may include biotic and abiotic stresses, plant protection, breeding and genetics, microbial and natural solutions, disease spread and detection, regulation, marketplace acceptance, or pest management and control. For more information: https://www.ncbiotech.org/events/ag-tech-professional-forum-virtual

 

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52.  COVID+DS: Introduction to PyTorch Computational Platform for Deep Learning

WHEN: Weds July 22, 4-5 pm
REGISTER: https://plus.datascience.duke.edu/

PyTorch is an open source framework for building neural networks. In this lesson, we will build a foundational understanding of PyTorch by developing a simple neural network, the Multilayer Perceptron (MLP). This tutorial will apply MLPs to COVID-19 related data, and lay the technical groundwork to explore more advanced models in subsequent lectures. This will be a hands-on session coding session, and a laptop is required.

This session is part of the Duke+Data Science Program. To learn more, please visit https://plus.datascience.duke.edu/

 

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53.  Music in Your Gardens: HC McEntire

WHEN: Weds July 22, 7 pm 

We're proud to present HC McEntire as a part of Music in Your Gardens, a free eight-week online concert series showcasing nationally renowned artists who call Durham and the surrounding area home. The series shifts Duke Performances' longtime summer series, Music in the Gardens, normally held outdoors at Sarah P. Duke Gardens on Duke's campus, to an online format in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. On July 22, we'll premiere a new, specially recorded performance by HC on our website and on our YouTube page. The film, pre-recorded in a socially-distanced manner, will be accompanied by a live YouTube chat with HC, who will answer questions from viewers.

 

For more information: https://dukeperformances.duke.edu/calendar/music-in-the-gardens

 

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54.  Academic Job Market Materials Bootcamp: Research, Teaching, and Diversity Statements

WHEN: Thurs July 23, 10:30 am - 12 pm
REGISTER: Graduate students register in CareerConnections; postdocs register at  https://duke.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_3Q9ePktxLLbxQoZ
 
Will you be on the job market this year? Summer is a great time to start preparing your materials and to get feedback on drafts. In the first half of this session, we'll discuss the purpose, structure, and formatting of research, teaching, and diversity statements. In the (optional) second half, you'll have the opportunity to work on your documents and ask questions.This session is for graduate students and postdocs, regardless of year.

This workshop is part of the Academic Job Search Series, sponsored by the Career Center, the Officeof Postdoctoral Services, and the Graduate School. Questions? Contact LauraCoutts, Assistant Director of Duke Graduate Career Services, at laura.coutts@duke.edu.

 

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55.  COVID-19 Innovations Today and Beyond Virtual Conference

WHEN: 5 Thursdays, Jul 23-Aug 20, 2020, 1-3 pm
REGISTER: http://ncet2.org/covid19. Use the code COVID-50 for a 50% discount on registration until June 12, 2020
 
COVID-19 is the greatest challenge the world has faced in over a century. Countries around the globe are racing to contain this disease and implement medical, economic, and social innovations and strategies to help protect their populations. This five-part Virtual Conference aims to bring solutions to market. Spread over five weeks, this event highlights the following:
- An online showcase of 25 IP and startups from university and investor portfolios that offer solutions to problems caused by COVID-19.
- Government, investor, researcher, and university panels talk about turning COVID-19 solutions into products and startups for industry and government.

Why attend?
- Learn how COVID-19 will ignite the next wave of innovation for researchers, entrepreneurs, and investors.
- Hear from universities and entrepreneurs on creating startups in the middle of this pandemic.
- Discover innovations by watching pitches by researchers and startups as a response to this global pandemic.
- Hear about new business areas from corporates.
- Catch the discussion on the status of government funding and angel/VC investing.

The Virtual Conference is for those involved in startup creation, IP licensing, technology scouting, research, investing, and funding:
- Fortune 500 corporations that work in Open and External Innovation, technology scouting, research and development, corporate venture capital.
- VCs and angel investors.
- University licensing and tech transfer officers, startup creation program managers, university researchers, faculty.
- Federal labs.
- Entrepreneurs.
- Policy leaders and federal government agencies.

For more information: http://ncet2.org/covid19

 

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56.  NIH NIGMS Webinar: Observations on Writing Grant Applications

WHEN: Thurs July 23, 2-3 pm
REGISTER: https://www.nigms.nih.gov/News/meetings/Pages/webinars-for-trainees.aspx

 

In this free webinar, learn about:

- The NIH application and review process

- Developing a research project and presenting it clearly in an application

- ​Understanding the summary statement and review scores

- ​How to get advice from NIH review and program staff

This webinar is sponsored by the NIH National Institute of General Medical Sciences. For more information: https://www.nigms.nih.gov/News/meetings/Pages/webinars-for-trainees.aspx

 

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57.  COVID+DS: PyTorch for Image Analysis with Deep Learning

WHEN: Thurs July 23, 4-5 pm
REGISTER: https://plus.datascience.duke.edu/

The goal of computer vision is for computers to be able to understand visual content (eg images, videos, 3D, stereo), usually for the purpose of making predictions (classification, detection, captioning, generation, etc). Modern computer vision models are almost universally based on convolutional neural networks (CNNs), whose recent developments have led to increasing adoption and deployment of deep learning models in a wide number of fields. In this hands-on session, we'll introduce how to build CNNs in PyTorch, as well as how to load datasets and pre-trained models using PyTorch's vision library, Torchvision. These tools form the foundation for the chest CT imaging COVID diagnosis work presented the following week (on July 28).

 

This session is part of the Duke+Data Science Program. To learn more, please visit https://plus.datascience.duke.edu/

 

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58.  Keep Calm and Do Research: Publishing with IEEE

WHEN: Tues July 28, 2-3 pm
REGISTER: https://duke.libcal.com/calendar/events/ Registration is required on the Duke Library calendar. Zoom information will be sent out to registered participants the morning before the workshop.

In this workshop, we will focus on publishing technical papers with IEEE. The presenter, Tiffany McKerahan, IEEE Manager, Author Engagement & Support, will provide guidance on everything from how the IEEE publishing process works to submitting a manuscript and time-saving techniques for authors. Attendees will learn:
- Strategies to select an appropriate IEEE periodical or conference
- How successful IEEE authors structure quality work to improve their chances of being accepted
- Insights into what editors look for in a submission and why editors and reviewers reject papers
- Tools & resources to help authors through the publishing process including IEEE's Author Center, Publication Recommender, Graphics Checker, and Reference Preparation Assistant

Keep Calm and Do Research: A Virtual Summer Workshop Series, is sponsored by Pratt School of Engineering and Duke Libraries. For more information: https://duke.libcal.com/calendar/events/

 

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59.  Online TA Skills: Wrapping up the Term

WHEN: Tues July 28, 3-4 pm
REGISTER: https://gradschool.duke.edu/professional-development/programs/teaching-i...

TAs have many tasks associated with wrapping up the term from managing student assignments and communications to using the Sakai gradebook. Our graduate student panel will share how they respond to (and solve!) end-of-semester instructional challenges.

Speakers:
- Dr. Sophia Stone, Senior Consultant, Learning Innovation
- Dr. Hugh Crumley, Assistant Dean, The Graduate School

This workshop is part of the summer 2020 Online TA Skills series co-sponsored by The Graduate School and Learning Innovation as part of Duke's Flexible Teaching effort. Questions? Contact Dr. Hugh Crumley, Assistant Dean for Academic Affairs, at hugh.crumley@duke.edu.

 

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60.  COVID+DS: Analysis of Chest CT Imaging Data and Connection to COVID Diagnosis

WHEN: Tues July 28, 4-5 pm
REGISTER: https://plus.datascience.duke.edu/

Medical image analysis with machine learning holds immense promise for accelerating the radiology workflow and benefiting patient care. Chest computed tomography (CT) is a medical imaging technique that produces a high-resolution volumetric image of the heart and lungs. Chest CT can be used to diagnose a wide variety of conditions including cancer, fractures, and infections like COVID-19. However, interpreting a chest CT scan requires over 12 years of postsecondary education and painstaking manual inspection of hundreds of 2D slices. There is thus significant interest in developing machine learning models that can automatically interpret chest CT images. In this session, a variety of machine learning models for automated chest CT interpretation are introduced, including slice and volume-based convolutional neural networks. Furthermore, recent literature proposing automatic COVID-19 diagnosis from chest CT scans is reviewed and analyzed.

This session is part of the Duke+Data Science Program. To learn more, please visit https://plus.datascience.duke.edu/

 

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61.  Music in Your Gardens: Joe Troop

WHEN: Weds July 29, 7 pm

We're proud to present Joe Troop as a part of Music in Your Gardens, a free eight-week online concert series showcasing nationally renowned artists who call Durham and the surrounding area home. The series shifts Duke Performances' longtime summer series, Music in the Gardens, normally held outdoors at Sarah P. Duke Gardens on Duke's campus, to an online format in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.  On July 29 we'll premiere a new, specially recorded performance by Joe on our website and on our YouTube page. The film, pre-recorded in a socially-distanced manner, will be accompanied by a live YouTube chat with Joe, who will answer questions from viewers.

For more information: https://dukeperformances.duke.edu/calendar/music-in-the-gardens