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** English placement exams for international students August 5-9 – ON-LINE

Duke will require all students to get a negative PCR test before arriving on campus, preferably within 72 hours of arrival. Tests are not required to be submitted to Duke, but participation is considered as part of the Duke Community Standard.

Monday, August 15, 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                        Charlie Cox                                     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 – TENTATIVE

Tuesday, August 16, 2022

 *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. Suzanne Crifo & Dr. Isaac Waldstein – FFSC 2237

 *11:00 – 11:25 am       Faculty talk –  Dr. Ivan Moreno Hernandez

*11:35 – 12:00 n           Faculty talk– Dr. Matthew Becker

*12:00 pm                      Lunch provided

*1:00 – 5 pm                  TA training/lab run-throughs

Wednesday, August 17, 2022

*9:00 am                     TA training

 *11:00 – 11:25 am      Faculty talk –  Dr. Steve Craig

*11:35 – 12:00 n          Faculty talk – Dr. Emily Derbyshire

*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 – Dr. Michael Lynch

5:00 PM                       Trivia Night and Happy Hour with GCC Mentors! – FFSC 2237

 Thursday, August 18, 2022

*10:00 am                   Faculty talk – Dr. Warren Warren

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

 *11:00 – 11:25 am     Faculty talk – Dr. Amanda Hargrove

*11:35 – 12:00 n         Faculty talk – Dr. Michael Fitzgerald

*12:00 pm                   Lunch provided

*1:00 – 5:00 pm           TA training/lab run-throughs

Friday, August 19, 2022

*9:00 –9:25 am           Faculty talk – Dr. Steve Malcolmson

*9:30 – 10:00 am        Faculty talk –

*10:00 – 10:25 am       Faculty talk –

*10:30 – 10:50 am       Break

*10:50 – 11: 15 am      Faculty talk –

*11:20 – 11:45 am       Faculty talk – Dr. Michael Therien

*12:00 pm                     Lunch Provided

*1:00 – 4:30 pm           TA training/lab run-through

*5:00 pm                      GCC Happy Hour – patio FFSC

Monday, August 22, 2022

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

*11:00 – 11:25 am       International House w/Kevin D’Arco – FFSC 2237

*11:35 – 12:00 n          Faculty talk –

*12:00 pm                    Lunch provided

*1:00 pm                      TA training/run-throughs

*2:45 – 3:15 pm           Faculty talk –

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

Tuesday, August 23, 2022

 *10:00 – 12:00 n       Grad School orientation via Zoom

12:30 – 2:00 pm         Graduate Student Resource Fair -Brooks Field at Wallace Wade Concourse

*2:45 – 3:15 pm           Faculty talk –

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

*3:50 – 4:15 pm           Faculty talk –

Wednesday, August 24, 2022

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

4:00 pm – 6 pm     Graduate and Professional Schools Welcome Reception: Wednesday, August 24, 2022

Location: Dejoy Family Club, Blue Devil Tower (map)

Details: Invitation only (to be sent to incoming students in early August); space will be limited.

Thursday, August 25, 2022

*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.  You MUST register (RCR Orientations: August 2022 | Duke Graduate School)

*1:00 – 5:00 pm       TA training/run-throughs

Friday, August 26, 2022

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

*11:00 – 11:25 am   Faculty talk – Dr. Jiyong Hong

*11:35 – 12:00 n      Faculty talk – Dr. Kevin Welsher

 12:00 pm                Lunch on your own

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

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

*4:35 – 5:00 pm      Faculty talk – Dr. Patrick Charbonneau

5:00 pm                   GCC – Last Happy Hour of the Summer and Cookout! – patio FFSC

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 23 (Durham Bulls vs. Norfolk Tides– 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 5, 2022.  Tickets will be available for pickup during the week prior to the game from any GCC Officer (Jarrett Mansergh, Jacob Williams, Niven Singh, Carlos Monteagudo). 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. – – confirmed

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

Office of Undergraduate Studies

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

Meg Avery                        Assistant to the DUS                                                  meg.avery@duke.edu

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

Farrell Kersey                  Organic Chemistry Laboratory Mgr.                          farrell.kersey@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/