TIBBS Spring Egg Hunt @ MBRB Lawn
Apr 2 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

This event is a grad student favorite! Bring your running shoes and get ready to hunt for prize-filled eggs on the MBRB lawn. We will have loads of candy and fabulous prizes, including UNC goodies, dinners for two at Spanky’s and Top of the Hill, and a one-night stay at the Franklin Hotel! No registration is necessary.

TIBBS Family Egg Hunt @ MBRB Lawn
Apr 4 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Join us for a special egg hunt for kids! Bring your children, nieces/nephews, friends, grandkids, etc. for a great time and a visit from the amazing unicycling TIBBSter Bunny! Grad students, postdocs, faculty, staff, and families are all invited!

Duke Science & Society Distinguished Speaker Series: Patients with Passports: Medical Tourism, Law, and Ethics
Apr 7 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Can your employer require you to travel to India for a hip replacement to reduce its healthcare costs? If injury results, can you sue? Can the US prohibit you from travelling abroad to help a relative with assisted suicide—or to obtain an abortion? Join Prof. I. Glenn Cohen (http://hls.harvard.edu/faculty/directory/10176/Cohen), who will discuss the economics, law, and ethics of “medical tourism.” Medical tourism is a growing multi-billion dollar industry involving millions of patients who travel abroad each year to get health care. Info & RSVP: https://scienceandsociety.duke.edu/events/ss-distinguished-speaker-series-patients-with-passports-medical-tourism-law-and-ethics/ .

Duke Science & Society Roundtable: Scientific retractions are on the rise. Why?, April 9, 2015
Apr 9 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Retractions from the scientific literature have dramatically increased in the past decade, mostly the result of scientific misconduct. What are the implications of this phenomenon for scientific integrity? Is this the result of increased scrutiny or decreased ethics? How should the journals and the scientific community respond? Come discuss these issues with Dr. David Resnik (http://www.niehs.nih.gov/research/resources/bioethics/bioethicist/), bioethicist, philosopher and chair of the IRB at the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences. Info & RSVP: https://scienceandsociety.duke.edu/events/ss-roundtable/.

Duke Science & Society Photography Contest, Deadline April 10, 2015
Apr 10 all-day

Deadline April 10, 2015

Submit a photo or image that portrays how you see science and human endeavors intersect with ethical, legal, and social implications of science. More info (https://scienceandsociety.duke.edu/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/SS-Photo-Contest_FINAL.pdf).

Altac Careers: Future Proofing Your Ph.D.: A Workshop for Graduate Students with Dr. Brenda Bethman
Apr 10 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Altac Careers: Future Proofing Your Ph.D.: A Workshop for Graduate Students with Dr. Brenda Bethman

April 10 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm| Free

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« Preparing Graduate Students for the Changing Employment Landscape: An Informal Faculty Conversation with Dr. Brenda Bethman (http://altac.web.unc.edu/event/preparing-graduate-students-for-the-changing-employment-landscape/)

This highly interactive session provides concrete and immediate assistance for graduate students in any discipline who want to be better prepared to land a job that is both fulfilling and full-time without leaving the academy. Dr. Bethman will discuss how participants can think about their Ph.D. training in ways that prepare them for a broad range of jobs within the larger university environment.

Registration is required and capped at 60. Please register at: http://tinyurl.com/mq9pglv.

For more information, contact Charlotte Fryar (ctfryar@live.unc.edu) or Sertanya Reddy (sertanyr@live.unc.edu). This event is supported by a grant from the UNC-Chapel Hill Graduate School’s Leadership Development Scholars Program.

About Dr. Brenda Bethman

Dr. Brenda Bethman has been working in higher education since 1993, when she began studying for a master’s degree in German literature at Temple University. Originally she went to graduate school with the intention of becoming a faculty member and headed off to UMass Amherst for a Ph.D. in Modern German Studies. Along the way, she started working as a conference and grant coordinator for the DEFA Film Library and discovered that while she liked teaching and researching, she was clearly born to work in administration. Dr. Bethman has been the Director of the UMKC Women’s Center since January 2007. In addition, she serves as Acting Director of the Women’s and Gender Studies Program, and teaches for the Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures and the Honors Program.

Dr. Bethman is the co-founder of Alt/Academix, a consulting firm that provides workshops and individual consultations to help graduate students and PhDs make themselves marketable for academic administrative positions. She has presented and published on #altac careers, social media, assessment, women’s leadership, women’s literature, Elfriede Jelinek, Marlene Streeruwitz, Ingeborg Bachmann, and feminism in a variety of venues. She is the author of “Obscene Fantasies”: Generic Perversions in Elfriede Jelinek, published in Peter Lang’s Austrian Culture Series. She is also the co-founder and co-editor of the Student Affairs Women Talk Tech blog, and one of the founding members of the #femlead Twitter chat. She holds a B.A. in German Literature from Dickinson College, an M.A. in German Literature from Temple University, and a Ph.D. in Modern German Studies and a Graduate Certificate in Advanced Feminist Studies from UMass Amherst.


Donovan Lounge, Greenlaw Hall Room 223

UNC Campus, Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States

Run (or walk) to Support Science Outreach at UNC!
Apr 11 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Sign up today to run (or walk) the NC DNA Day 5K – April 11 – UNC Chapel Hill!

All proceeds go to support science outreach initiatives at UNC such as NC DNA Day. We have some really innovative new initiatives in the pipeline for 2015, and THIS RACE is the primary way we are able to make them happen.

What can you do?

Register for the Run! There will be lots of fun science-themed events and contests (see below), and the race immediately precedes the NC Science Expo put on by Morehead Planetarium. http://ncdnaday.org/5k/

Tell your friends and spread the word! Also, check out and share the 5K Facebook page. https://www.facebook.com/ncdnaday5K

Science Contests!

Best Lab Participation – The lab that has the most people sign up gets a Mellow Mushroom pizza party!

Best Science Costume – Prizes for the best science-themed costume. (You must run in the costume to be eligible!)

Understanding the Professional Attire Code @ 2004 Marsico
Apr 14 @ 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm

‘Tis the season of Spring and new beginnings!

Writing your dissertation… looking for employment opportunities… scheduling interviews… and now deciding on your professional attire? Academic vs. Industry positions? Business Casual vs. Interview Attire?

Bring your questions and join the one-hour interactive event presented by UNC’s Career Services:

Date: Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Time: 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM

Location: 2004 Marsico

All genders of faculty, staff, post-doctoral fellows, graduate students, and undergraduate students are welcome and encouraged to attend.

Register here: http://tinyurl.com/kvxnmac

Duke Science & Society Prospective and Current Genome Sciences & Policy Undergraduate Reception
Apr 15 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Interested in learning about genome technologies and their ever-growing impact on society? Want to integrate perspectives across disciplines and discuss ethical and policy issues? If so, check out the Undergraduate Genome Sciences & Policy (GSP) Certificate Program. Join us for a reception to meet the leadership team, learn about the GSP certificate program, and talk with current certificate students. Info & RSVP (http://scienceandsociety.duke.edu/undergraduate-gsp-reception/).

The Annual Translational Medicine Symposium @ Koury Oral Health Sciences Building
Apr 21 all-day

The Annual Translational Medicine Symposium will take place on Tuesday April 21st. Dr. Peter Turnbaugh, of the University of California – San Francisco, will be one of the keynote speakers. He is one of the very few researchers to publish in Nature, Science, and Cell in the same year (2013) – and that was his third Nature paper! You can read more about Dr. Turnbaugh at http://turnbaughlab.ucsf.edu or at http://profiles.ucsf.edu/peter.turnbaugh. Congratulations to the Symposium Planning Committee for successfully inviting such a successful scientist!

Dr. Ilona Jaspers, Professor of Pediatrics and Director of the Toxicology Curriculum, will be our local faculty speaker. There will also be a keynote speaker from industry chosen by the Cancer Cell Biology Training Program (TBA).

The symposium will take place in the Koury Oral Health Sciences Building. Please spread the word to any interested parties.

For more details and to the register for the symposium go to: http://tinyurl.com/qxfqx9a. The first 120 registrants are guaranteed lunch with one of the keynote speakers

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