Dictatorship and Diaspora: African Intellectuals and Global Stories
Friday April 14th @2:45pm-3:45pm, Rubenstein Library Carpenter Conference Room 249
Born in Niefang (Equatorial Guinea), journalist, historian, and novelist, Donato Ndongo Bidyogo is a prolific writer. Throughout his career, Ndongo has employed fiction as the vehicle to express his political views on migration and isolation. While his novels have garnered attention for their portrayal of the migrant experience in Spain he was originally trained in African History. As a journalist and academic in Europe and the United States, he took it upon himself to denounce the Macías dictatorship and disseminate information about his country. He will speak to the power of storytelling to overcome boundaries and disciplines as well as the important role African intellectuals play in doing so. By bringing to the fore the experiences of exile and immigration, Ndongo’s work challenges the very construction of area studies in our contemporary world where globalization has put nationalities in question. Reception to follow.
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IDEATE is coming up!
Saturday, April 15th 10am-5pm at the Nasher Museum of Art
IDEATE is a one-day design conference that will feature speakers from tech companies like Spotify and Facebook, design agencies, and community organizations. This year’s topics range from UI/UX, physical product design, museum display, and designing for behavior change At the end, a hands-on design challenge with prizes will be held for students to apply the design knowledge they have learned throughout the day. Design thinking is relevant to all fields and becoming increasingly important especially in business and technology.
Ethics, Pregnancy and the Race for a Zika Vaccine
Monday, April 17th, 2017 @12pm-1:30pm, Ahmadieh Family Conference Room, West Duke Building Room 101
For its April 17 Monday Seminar Series, Kenan Institute for Ethics welcomes Anne Drapkin Lyerly, Professor of Social Medicine and Associate Director of the Center for Bioethics at University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill’s Department of Social Medicine. She is also Research Professor in Obstetrics and Gynecology.
Lyerly will present “Ethics, Pregnancy and the Race for a Zika Vaccine.” She is currently co-principle investigator on a Wellcome Trust funded project to advance equitable inclusion of pregnant women research on Zika and other public health emergencies.
RSVP by emailing Bashar Alobaidi at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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The World is Watching: Duke Students Abroad in the Age of Trump
Tuesday, April 18th @12:00pm-1:30pm, Ba4 Smith Warehouse
This panel will focus on what issues students and faculty need to consider when traveling this summer, and what it means to represent an American university at this time. Panelists will prepare questions that help students reflect on how they engage in conversations about the current political situation and discuss the privilege of crossing borders when many people cannot. Cluadia Koonz will moderate, Robyn Winneberger, the senior case manager from David Price’s office will serve as a panelist as well as a Duke faculty member and two students.
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Minority Business Conference @ Fuqua
April 22nd, 9am-4pm, The Fuqua School of Business
The Black and Latino MBA Organization at Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business cordially invites you to attend our annual Minority Business Conference taking place from
9am – 4am on Saturday April 22nd. Join us and learn about how to stand out amongst the crowd as told by successful corporate executives, entrepreneurs and investors.
Keynote speakers include: Oris Stuart (Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer of the National Basketball Association), Renee Tirado (Vice President of Talent Acquisition for Major League Baseball (MLB) and Diversity & Inclusion for MLB, MLB Advanced Media and MLB Network), Devin Johnson (President & COO of Uninterrupted), Isa Watson (CEO & Founder of Envested), and Beatriz Acevedo (CEO & Founder Mitu Network). Register here!
Do Lunch with Khzir Khan
Thursday, April 20th @12:00pm-1:00pm, Blue Parlor, East Duke Building
Can a democracy single-out religious and ethnic groups for increased scrutiny in the name of security? Has the United States turned on its heels, from the promise of an inclusive community welcoming immigrants and visitors of all races, religions and creeds; was it ever that ideal? Should it be? Should a nation be governed by leaders strictly enamored with its foundational documents and what happens if their interpretation of those principles differs dramatically from those of their predecessors? Join Khizr Khan for lunch to discuss these questions and more.
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Co-Lab Featured Course: 3D Printing Workshop
In his 3D-Printed Model Finishing Workshop, Joel Crawford-Smith will provide the basics of choosing correct print settings for PLA plastics. Next he focuses on “glues and goos,” preparing surfaces and applying adhesives. He’ll discuss different applications of adhesives from epoxies to cyanoacrylate (better known as super glue) and then move on to a variety of paint types and painting application. Each participant of the workshop will go home with their own artfully finished 3D print piece. This workshop, a collaboration between the Co-Lab and DukeCreate, will be held on Monday, April 17th, from 6:00-8:00pm. To learn more or register, click here!
Earth Optimism Summit
Hosed by the Smithsonian Institute
What’s working in conservation?
Numerous live-streamed events, including Social Entrepreneurship. Here’s is a link to the conference where you can register and view a detailed schedule. https://earthoptimism.si.edu/
Apply to Duke College Advising Corps
Application Deadline: Friday, April 14th, 2017
The Duke College Advising Corps places exceptional current Duke undergraduate seniors and recent alums (‘14, ‘15, ‘16) from ALL fields of study in central North Carolina high schools as near-peer college advisers to lead low-income, first-generation, and underrepresented students to college. Advisers serve the entire school year, with the possibility of extending their term of service for an additional year. Current openings are in Durham, Wake and Sampson Counties. It is a full-time salaried position that includes health benefits.
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Internships with the European Parliament in Washington D.C.
Tuesday, April 11 @4:15pm-5:00pm, Old Chem 11
The European Parliament Liaison Office with the US Congress invites U.S. citizens with an undergraduate degree to apply for a full-time, paid, 3-month internship. There is an option for a two-month extension in Brussels. Monitor transnational politics in action, see global players in international affairs addressing challenges across policy areas, and witness the interplay between decision-makers in the US and lawmakers from the European Union. A panel on the future of the EU will follow.
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Apply to Sustainable Duke Internship
Application due: Friday, April 14th
Apply for Sustainable Duke’s summer internship! Join Sustainable Duke and get paid for 35 hours a week working on a variety of sustainability-related topics, including greenhouse gas accounting, website development, and data visualization of sustainability-based metrics.
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Apply to the Stephen and Janet Bear Postgraduate Fellowship in Ethics
Application due at noon on April 14th
The Stephen and Janet Bear Postgraduate Fellowship in Ethics allows recent Duke graduates to help shape new and existing work and outreach of the Kenan Institute for Ethics. This unique opportunity provides exploration of meaningful career paths and fosters interdisciplinary thought and productive problem-solving across disciplines.
Learn more and apply here.
Apply to the Women’s Leadership Initiative Cohort
Deadline: April 17th
Interested in developing yourself as a strong female leader? The Penny Pilgram George Women’s Leadership Initiative is taking applications for our year-long cohort experience. Participate in service, connect with our leadership and networking opportunities, and go on an exclusive spring break trip!
For more information, click here.
Global Impact Corps: Global Health Volunteer Abroad Opportunity
Deadlines Vary per Program
Unite for Sight’s Global Impact Corps Program is an immersive global health experience for students and professionals who are interested in public health, international development, medicine, or social entrepreneurship. Fellows participate with and learn from Unite For Sight’s talented local partner doctors who have provided care to 2.2 million patients living in poverty, including more than 95,000 sight-restoring surgeries. Fellows assist with patient education, visual acuity testing, patient intake, distributing the glasses and mediation prescribed by the local doctors, and other important support tasks. Additionally, fellows may participate in the Global Impact Lab, an optional program for those interested in pursuing research.
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Last Call for Applications for CGI U
Deadline: May 10, 2017
Apply now to attend CGI U 2017 at Northeastern University, which will take place from Friday, October 13 – Sunday, October 15, 2017. CGI U is President Clinton’s initiative to engage the next generation of leaders on college campuses around the world. Each CGI U student must make a Commitment to Action: a specific plan of action that addresses some of the world’s most pressing challenges. Last year, we brought 27 students to CGI U at Berkeley.
For more information and to register, click here.
Inspiring Capital Social Enterprise Summer Training Institute
Inspiring Capital’s 10-week Social Enterprise Summer Training Institute (SESTI) provides highly qualified and motivated undergraduates with unparalleled exposure to client work for thought-leading organizations that are integrating their profits and purpose. Each SESTI fellow will be paired with a current MBA fellow and assigned to help with a practical consulting project on behalf of a social impact client. It’s the ultimate summer internship combined with over 100 hours of training from industry experts, and you’re sure to form long-lasting connections with peers, mentors and potential employers. Our SESTI program will be held in both New York City and Raleigh, North Carolina, where client work and training sessions are held. For more information, fill out this form!
Halcyon Incubator is now accepting applications for their Fall 2017 fellowship! Halcyon provides aspiring social entrepreneurs and changemakers like you with a place to live and work in DC, a $10,000 stipend, mentoring, leadership coaching, and access to potential investors. Pro-bono partners provide free legal, consulting, and communications support for your venture. Halcyon takes no equity and is committed to supporting you along your entrepreneurial journey. You can learn more about the program benefits, eligibility, and selections criteria at http://halcyonhouse.org/incubator/apply.
New Innovation and Entrepreneurship Courses- Fall 2017
I&E 290-2 Arts, Theater and Film Arts Entrepreneurship and Social Policy
David Garfinkle, JD https://helloentertainmentblog.wordpress.com/ M 1:25PM – 3:55PM
This course will give the student an overview of the business, legal, creative, and social issues underlying entrepreneurial entertainment ventures primarily in theater and film, as well as their economic and societal impact. It will underscore that almost every entertainment endeavor is by necessity innovative and entrepreneurial, that entertainment and the arts can be leading forces of and for social change, and that the arts can have a major economic and cultural impact on the communities they touch.
I&E 263S- Entrepreneurial Problem Solving in Global Health
Dennis Clements, MD https://globalhealth.duke.edu/people/faculty/clements-dennis W 10:05AM – 12:35PM
Global health, both international and local, has a long way to go to support healthy lives. In this class, students will have the opportunity to gain understanding of how the entrepreneurial method can help to improve health. Students will learn about the victories and the challenges, and in the end, will be better able to succeed in their future endeavors in the global health field.
I&E 290-1- Foundations of an Open Source World
Bryan G. Behrenshausen, PhD http://www.semioticrobotic.net/ W 1:40PM – 4:10PM
Something is “open” when it’s accessible to, modifiable by, and sharable among anyone. This course explores ways in which principles derived from the open source software movement are generating social, cultural, and economic innovations. In an interactive, hands-on learning environment, students will research contemporary open source innovations, develop open source-related pitches, and create multimedia articles for the open access publication Opensource.com. Working closely with Opensource.com editors, students will engage in authentic learning as they conduct interviews with open source thought leaders, practice creative collaboration skills, and contribute new knowledge to a global audience of more than a million monthly readers.
More courses can be found at: https://entrepreneurship.duke.edu/education/courses/
The Co-Lab is Hiring
The Co-Lab is looking to hire three new student employees to start next semester. Information about the three openings is below.
· Front End Developer/Designer: We are looking for a student who wants to get involved in helping grow and promote the Innovation Co-Lab at Duke. Working with our entrepreneurial-minded colleagues around campus, we’re building a model program that will elevate and inspire Duke students who are solving problems, big and small, through our ever-changing technological environment. To learn more or to apply, click here!
· Videographer: The Innovation Co-Lab wants to tell more stories of student innovation and experimentation on campus. We want someone with excellent writing skills, a knack for storytelling, and comfort behind (and perhaps in front of) a camera to join our team and help tell the bigger story of innovation at Duke. To learn more or to apply, click here!
· Co-Lab Supervisor (Graduate Student): Co-Lab staff provide creative and technical support for patrons in the lab by helping faculty, staff and students take their project from beginning concept to final outcome. The staff report to a Graduate student Supervisor who has two main job responsibilities: handling technical and operational support, and running the CoLab Services division. Operational and technical support include being able to train any staff member on any equipment in the lab, helping manage the proper stock of equipment, and holding weekly staff meetings. To learn more or to apply, click here!