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Appreciation Week

appreciation weekThe Graduate School organizes a week of activities each spring to acknowledge the invaluable contributions that graduate students make to Duke. The activities aim to show our appreciation by giving students access to tools for professional and personal development and opportunities to socialize and network. The festivities are part of the student appreciation week sponsored by the National Association of Graduate-Professional Students.

2017 Graduate Student Appreciation Week Schedule

Monday, April 3

12:00–1:30 p.m.: From Fakenews to Clickbait: Teaching Students to Evaluate Online Information 

3:00-6:00 p.m.: Fifth Annual GradX Talks

Tuesday, April 4

9:30-11:30 a.m.: Managing Your Research Career Using an Individual Development Plan (IDP)

12:00-1:30 p.m.: Alumni Lunch: Humanities and Social Sciences

3:00-4:30 p.m.: Cultivating a Culture of Mentoring

4:30 p.m.: Balzac and Fashion: The Question of Realism with Sara Danius, Ph.D.

Wednesday, April 5

12:00-1:30 p.m.: Alumni Lunch: Physical Sciences and Engineering

4:00-5:00 p.m.: Pre-Talk Reception with Permanent Secretary of the Swedish Academy Sara Danius, Ph.D. '97

5:30-7:00 p.m.: How to Get the Nobel Prize in Literature, with Sara Danius, Ph.D.

Thursday, April 6

9:30-10:30 a.m.: Applying for Industry Jobs

12:00-1:30 p.m.: Alumni Lunch: Biological Sciences

12:00-2:00 p.m.: Forever Duke Day

5:00-6:30 p.m.: Milestone Recognition Ceremony and Reception (by invitation)

Friday, April 7

1:00-4:00 p.m.: Forever Duke Carnival Extravaganza

4:00-6:00 p.m.: Spring Cookout