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Orientation Week

Orientation will take place from August 11 through August 20, 2021.

IMPORTANT FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS:

English placement exams for international students – ONLINE Testing only

MANDATORY ATTENDANCE – Any questions, please contact Christian Gomez – christian.d.gomez@duke.edu

Please schedule and take all exams prior to the first day of orientation (08/11/21)

** English placement exams for international students – ON-LINE

August 2-10

Entry COVID testing available at Penn Pavillion from 8:00 am – 4:00 pm EST.  Must sign up via link provided on email sent on 7/26/21.

 

Wednesday, August 11, 2021

*10:00 am                            Welcoming remarks and Introductions FFSC 2237

Professor Franz (Chair) &

Professor Michael Fitzgerald, DGS

*10:30 am                            Ph.D. Program Overview FFSC 2237

Professor Michael Fitzgerald, DGS

 *11:00 am                            Academic advisement and Payroll On-boarding – FFSC 2237

Professor Michael Fitzgerald, DGS

Ms. Claudia De La Cruz, DGSA

 *12:00 pm                           Lunch – box lunch with Graduate Chemistry Council (GCC) faculty & GCC Mentors, FFSC lawn/FFSC 2237

*1:30 pm                              Meet with lab managers to receive TA assignments – FFSC 2237

*2:00 pm                              Meet with individual lab manager to begin TA Training

Course                                       Manager                                               Room

                                               General Chemistry                             Daniel Fowler                                      1218 FFSC

Organic Chemistry                             Farrell Kersey                                      1213 FFSC

Physical & Analytical                         Kathryn Haas                                       1113 FFSC

*5:00 pm                              Welcome Social / Happy Hour – all students, faculty & staff invited to attend – hosted by the Graduate Chemistry Council & the Diversity, Inclusion and Community Committee– FFSC 2237

Thursday, August 12, 2021

 10:00 – 10:30 am               Diversity and Inclusion (DivInC) Introduction – FFSC 2237

                                            Prof. Hargrove DivInc Committee Chair,

 *10:30 am                          Academic Resource Center workshop with Dr. Andrea Marritt-Pabalate – FFSC 2237

 *11:00 – 11:25 am             Faculty talk – Dr. Kathy Franz, Chair

*11:35 – 12:00 n                Faculty talk– Dr. Stephen Craig

*12:00 pm                           Lunch provided

*1:00 – 4 pm                      TA training/lab run-throughs

*4:00 – 4:25 pm                 Faculty talk – Dr. Warren Warren

*4:35 – 5:00 pm                 Faculty talk – Dr. Michael Fitzgerald

Friday, August 13, 2021

*9:00 am                              TA training

 *11:00 – 11:25 am             Faculty talk – Dr. Steven Malcolmson

*11:35 – 12:00 n                Faculty talk – Dr. Ross Widenhoefer

*12:00 pm                           Q & A with GCC & current graduate students – FFSC 2237

                                                                                lunch provided

*1:00 – 4:00 pm                 TA Training

*4:00 – 4:25 pm                 Faculty talk – Dr. Qiu Wang

*4:35 – 5:00 pm                 Faculty talk – AVAILABLE

5:00 PM                              GCC Happy Hour – patio FFSC

 

Monday, August 16, 2021

*10:00 am                          International House w/Ling Jin – FFSC 2237

*10:30 – 11:00 am             Library services with Jodi Psoter – FFSC 2237

*11:00 – 11:25 am             Faculty talk – Dr. Emily Derbyshire

*11:35 – 12:00 n                Faculty talk – Dr. Amanda Hargrove

*12:00 pm                          Lunch provided

*1:00 – 4:00 pm                 TA training/lab run-throughs

*4:00 – 4:25 pm                 Faculty talk – Dr. Kevin Welsher

*4:35 – 5:00 pm                 Faculty talk – AVAILABLE

 

Tuesday, August 17, 2021

10:00 – 12:00                      Graduate School Orientation – location TBD

12:30 – 2:00  pm                Graduate Student Resource Fair, Penn Pavilion – hosted by the Graduate School -Brooks Field at Wallace Wade Concourse

*4:00 – 4:25 pm                 Faculty talk – Dr. Michael Therien

*4:35 – 5:00 pm                 Faculty talk – Dr. Matthew Becker

*5:30 pm                            GCC Happy Hour – patio FFSC

 

Wednesday, August 18, 2021

 *9:00 – 11:00 am                TA training/run-throughs

*11:00 – 11:25 am             Faculty talk – Dr. Ken Yokoyama

*11:35 – 12:00 n                Faculty talk – Dr. Dewey McCafferty

*12:00 pm                          Lunch provided

*1:00 pm                            TA training/run-throughs

*2:45 – 3:15 pm                 Faculty talk – Dr. Jiyong Hong

*3:20 – 3:45 pm                  Faculty talk – AVAILABLE

4:00 pm                              Graduate and Professional School Convocation, Duke Chapel – hosted by the Graduate School

5:00 pm                              Welcome Reception for New Graduate Students – hosted by the Graduate School

Graduate School Lawn, 2127 Campus Drive

 

Thursday, August 19, 2021

*9:00–12:00 n     Responsible Conduct of Research Training – MANDATORY TRAINING

All new PhD students – both domestic and international – are required to attend this RCR training Online – via Zoom

*1:00 – 4:00 pm                 TA training/run-throughs

*4:00 – 4:25 pm                 Faculty talk – Dr. David Beratan

*4:35 – 5:00 pm                 Faculty talk – Dr. Michael Rubinstein

 

Friday, August 20, 2021

 *9:00 – 11:00 am               TA training/run-throughs as needed

*11:00 – 11:25 am             Faculty talk – Dr. Patrick Charbonneau

*11:35 – 12:00 n                Faculty talk – Dr. Benjamin Wiley

 *12:00 pm                          Lunch provided

*1:00 – 4:00 pm                 TA training/run-throughs as needed

*4:00 – 4:25 pm                 Faculty talk – Dr. Weitao Yang

*4:35 – 5:00 pm                 Faculty talk – Dr. Jie Liu

5:00 pm                                GCC – Happy Hour

 

Annual Durham Bulls Baseball Outing

Each year, the Chemistry Department hosts a departmental outing to a Durham Bulls minor league baseball game.  This year, the event will take place on Friday, September 24 (Durham Bulls vs. Gwinnett Stripers – followed by FIREWORKS) beginning with a picnic on the Third Base Party Deck from 5:30-6:35 pm prior to the start of the game at 6:35 pm.  The event is free for all members of the Chemistry Department and $15 for spouses, significant others, and friends (children under the age of 2 are free). Carpooling will also be available to those students without cars.

If you would like to attend the game, you must RSVP here by 6pm on September 4.  Tickets will be available for pickup during the week prior to the game from any GCC Officer (Jeovanna Rios, Jarrett Mansergh, Jacob Williams, Michael Chirgwin). Payment by cash or check (written out to Duke GCC) will be accepted at any time. Please contact an officer for payment by credit card.

Questions can be directed to gcc.dukechem@gmail.com.

 

Office of Undergraduate Studies

Charlie Cox                          Director of Undergraduate Studies                                Charlie.cox@duke.edu

Assistant to the DUS

Kathryn Haas                       Mgr. of Advanced Undergraduate Labs                       kathryn.haas@duke.edu

Farrell Kersey                      Organic Chemistry Laboratory Mgr.                                            farrell.kersey@duke.edu

Daniel Fowler                      General Chemistry Laboratory Mgr.                                daniel.fowler@duke.edu

 

* All students required to attend

** International Students only

 

NOTE: It is recommended that all first year students enroll in one of the Sakai training classes prior to the start of the semester. The schedule can be found here: https://learninginnovation.duke.edu/events/