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Departmental and Program Orientation Sessions

2018 Departmental and Program Orientation Sessions in addition to The 2018 Orientation schedule

Please check back often, as these will continue to be updated throughout the summer:

Art, Art History, & Visual Studies, Digital Art History & Computational Media
Friday, August 24, 2018
Meet with Robin Klaus
9:45am
Smith Warehouse, Bay 10, Graduate Student Project Room, # A255

Lilly Library Breakfast Orientation & Tour with Lee Sorensen
10:00am – 12noon
Instructional Room, Lilly Library, East Campus

Lunch at the Divinity School Café
12:00pm – 1:30pm
Duke Divinity School, Westbrook Building, West Campus

David M. Rubenstein Rare Book and Manuscript Library Orientation with Lisa McCarty
1:30pm – 2:30pm
Rubenstein Library, West Campus

Visual Resources Center Orientation and Media Labs Tour with John Taormina
3:00pm – 4:00pm
Smith Warehouse, Bay 11, Room A242

Wired! Lab Introduction
4:00pm – 5:00pm
Wired! Lab, Smith Warehouse, Bay 11, Room A233

Friday, August 31, 2018
12:00pm
Nasher Café, Nasher Museum of Art, 2001 Campus Drive
Lunch with DGS, Professor Stan Abe (New PhD Students Only)

Asian/Pacific Studies Institute
Thursday, August 23, 2018
12 noon - 3pm
Perkins 218, Tarasoff Family Reading Room
This is a departmental orientation for East Asian Studies students, in which we will talk about degree requirements, departmental support and others. Library orientation will be held on August 24 at 10 AM in Bostock 023, and a reception with AMES's Critical Asian Humanities program scheduled for 12 noon in Rubenstein 249

Bioethics & Science Policy, M.A.
Monday, August 20, 2018
10:00 am - 3 pm
232 North Building, 304 Research Drive, Durham, 27708

Biostatistics and Bioinformatics
Wednesday, August 22, 2018
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Hock Plaza 11th floor
Students will hear from various speakers, have lunch, and get their laptops prepared to print and access data processing programs.
 
Thursday, August 23, 2018
9:00 am  -3:30 pm
Hock Plaza 11th floor
Students will hear from various speakers, have professional cohort and head shots taken, have lunch, and advising sessions with program director.

Sunday, August 26, 2018
4:30 pm - 7:00pm
Doris Duke Center
Students will take part in the department's annual picnic and meet the faculty.

Biomedical Engineering
Monday, August 20, 2018
1:30 pm
Schiciano Side A, Fitzpatrick Building
PhD Orientation

Wednesday August 22, 2018
12:00 pm
Ground Floor Atrium, Fitzpatrick Building
PhD Orientation Lunch

Business Administration
Wednesday, August 22, 2018
10:00 am to 2:00pm
Esbenshade Meeting Room, to be followed by luncheon with all PhD students/faculty in Davis Meeting Room and Rooftop Terrace

Chemistry
Monday, August 13 - Friday, August 24, 2018
Various times (TBD)
FFSC
Details posted on the Chemistry website

Civil & Environmental Engineering, PhD Orientation
August 20, 2018
2:00 - 3:00 pm
132 Hudson Hall
Professor Fred Boadu, Director of Graduate Studies
   
Lab Safety Training
3:00 - 4:00 pm
125 Hudson Hall
Dwina Martin, Research and Development Engineer, Environmental Labs

Classical Studies - planning in progress

CMB - planning in progress (advising sessions)

Computer Science

Friday, August 17, 2018
8:00am - 3:00pm
D106 LSRC
Department Orientation with lunch. Required for new CS students; encouraged for MSEC.
3:00-5:00pm TBA LSRC Photos for all new CS students.  Required for new CS students.

Monday, August 20, 2018
12:00-1:00, D106 LSRC - Lunch for new students and incoming 2nd years.  Required for new CS students; encouraged for MSEC.2:00-3:00, D106 LSRC, Meet the IT staff and learn about computer services.  Required for new CS students; encouraged for MSEC.

Wednesday, August 22, 2018, 12:30-2:00, D106 LSRC, Pizza lunch for all grad students

Thursday, August 23, 2018
10:00-12:00, D106 LSRC, Career Center Introduction
12:15-1:30, D106 LSRC, Faculty and New Student Lunch.  Required for new CS students; encouraged for MSEC.

DSCB – planning in progress (advising sessions)

Economics
August 3, 2018
12:00 pm
Social Sciences 111
Includes Lunch

Electrical and Computer Engineering (PhD)
Monday, August 20, 2018
1:30 pm
Hudson Hall 125
Covers department-specific information, requirements, and logistics. Mandatory for incoming ECE PhD students.

English - planning in progress
English Department grad student orientation and a welcome/welcome back reception will be held on the afternoon of Friday, August 24

Global Health
Wednesday, August 22, 2018
1:30 p.m.
Trent 040
MSc-GH Welcome and Program Overview
Introductions, program overview, expectations, and review of student handbook
3:00 p.m. - Break, Trent Hall
3:15 p.m. - Introduction to the MScGH Fieldwork and Research Components, Trent 040

Thursday, August 23, 2018
8:30am-1:00pm - MSc-GH Program @ the Durham Challenge Course
Off-campus - At the historic Spruce Pine Lodge, 2235 Bahama Rd. Bahama, NC
Wear comfortable clothes, closed-toe shoes, and bring a water bottle!
4:30-6:30 p.m. - Welcome Reception for DGHI students, faculty, and staff.
Off-campus - At the home of Dr. Mary Story.
Please join us for a North Carolina BBQ. Remarks and introductions at 5:00pm. Carpooling is encouraged.
   
Friday, August 24, 2018
8:45 a.m. - Breakfast and Breakout Sessions, 124 Trent Hall
Introduction to Professional Development at DGHI, TBD, Student Services Coordinator
Overview of Mental Health Resources and Services at Duke, Liadainn Gilmore, LCSW, Referral Coordinator Counseling & Psychological Services (CAPS), Student Groups Involvement Opportunities, Second Year MSc-GH Students, Overview of Health and Wellness at Duke, Justin Sharpe, Student Development Coordinator, Duke Student Wellness Center
10:30 a.m. - Break, Trent Hall
10:45 a.m - Online Statistics Module Overview for GLHLTH 705, 040 Trent Hall
11:15 a.m. - Overview of DGHI Events, Communications, and Opportunities, 040 Trent Hall
11:30 a.m. - Wrap-Up/Q&A, 040 Trent Hall
11:35 a.m. - Group Photo, Trent Hall

Graduate Program in Literature - planning in progress, Wednesday, August 22, 9 am - 12 noon

Graduate Liberal Studies
Wednesday, August 22, 2018
1:00 - 3:30pm
Garden Room, Washington Duke Inn
Welcome luncheon and orientation for new MALS students.

Interdisciplinary Data Science (MIDS)
MIDS orientation and bootcamp will be August 6-24, details: https://datascience.duke.edu/bootcamp-agenda

Materials Science & Engineering (matsci.duke.edu)
Wednesday, August 22, 2018
3:00-4:00pm
304 Teer Building
Welcome dinner, 6:00pm, transportation provided

Mathematics - planning in progress

Mechanical Engineering & Materials Science (MEMS)

MEMS Master of Science Orientation:
Thursday, August 23, 2018
10:30 - 11:30am
125 Hudson Hall
Meet the Department's Master's Student Coordinator, Director of Master's Studies, and the Graduate Student Committee. Breakfast provided.

MEMS PhD Departmental Orientation:
Thursday, August 23, 2018
12 noon - 1pm
125 Hudson Hall
Meet with the MEMS Department Program Coordinator, Director of Graduate Studies & Graduate Student Committee.  Light refreshments will be provided.  Social to follow (1:30-3:30)

PhD, MS & MEng Social:
Thursday, August 23, 2018
1:30 - 3:30pm
The Durham Hotel - Rooftop Bar
Social open to all incoming MEMS Graduate Students. Transportation provided to and from the social (please email Julia Orlidge - jo98@duke.edu for more information).

Medical Physics Graduate Program
August 13, 2018
8:30am - 5:00pm
Medical Physics Graduate Program Ste.101 @ Hock Plaza I
Welcoming Breakfast, Orientation for MS and PhD Students by the Program Director and DGS, Workshops

August 14, 2018
9:30am - 4:30pm
Medical Physics Graduate Program Ste.101 @ Hock Plaza I
Workshops

August 15, 2018
1:00pm - 5:00pm
Medical Physics Graduate Program Ste.101 @ Hock Plaza I
Workshops

August 16, 2018
9:00am - 5:00pm
Medical Physics Graduate Program Ste.101 @ Hock Plaza I
Workshops

August 17, 2018
9:00 am - 1:30 pm
Medical Physics Graduate Program Ste.101 @ Hock Plaza I
Workshops

August 20, 2018
9:00am - 3:15pm
Medical Physics Graduate Program Ste.101 @ Hock Plaza I
Workshops

August 23, 2018
9:00am - 8:00pm
Medical Physics Graduate Program Ste.101 @ Hock Plaza I & Duke Faculty Club
Workshops & Welcoming Picnic

August 24, 2018
10:00am - 12:00pm
Medical Physics Graduate Program Ste.101 @ Hock Plaza I
Orientation for MS Students by DGS

MFA EDA
Thursday, August 23, 2018
10am-4pm
MFA EDA Carpentry Shop, 1509 Campus Drive

Music
Monday, August 20, 2018
9:30am - 11:00am
Music Library, Biddle 113A
Music Department Welcome Meeting & Breakfast with DGS (9:30-10:00am with Head Librarian Laura Williams) (The analysis portion of the diagnostic exam will be handed out and individual advising meetings with the DGS will be scheduled at this meeting.)
1:00pm - 3:30pm (15 minutes each)
DGS office, Biddle 071
Individual Advising Meetings with DGS

Wednesday, August 22, 2018
10:00am-12:00pm
Music Library, Biddle 113A
Music Department Language Exams
2:00pm - 3:00pm.
Music Library, Biddle 113A
ALL Music Graduate Student Meeting with DGS and Dept. Chair

Friday, August 24, 2018
9:00am - 5:00pm
Music Library, Biddle 113A
Music Department Diagnostic Exam

Welcome Graduate Students/Welcome Back Party – Details forthcoming

Neurobiology
Monday, August 27, 2018
12:00pm-3:00pm
Bryan Research Building, Room 301
Neurobiology Graduate Program Orientation for incoming students

Nicholas School of the Environment PhD
Wednesday, August 22, 2018
Env. Hall (EH) 2102
8:00am - 1:00pm
Orientation for ENV, EOS, ESP, MSC and ITEHP students, includes lunch

Nursing
Friday, August 24, 2018
8:00 a.m. Continental Breakfast & Welcoming Remarks
PhD Faculty (SON), incoming students, current PhD students   
Dean Marion Broome, School of Nursing
8:30 a.m. -9:30 a.m. Welcome and Introductions/ Overview of Expectations
Sharron Docherty, Director PhD Program
9:30 a.m. 10:30 a.m . Mentoring Panel
Professors Chip Bailey, Sophia Smith, Ellie McConnell
PhD students- Matthew LeBlanc, Eunji Cho, Cherie Conley
10:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Mentoring Processes
Sharron Docherty, Director PhD Program
11:00 a.m. -11:30 a.m. Pictures of incoming PhD students for website
Educational Technology Photographer from Duke- To be confirmed
11:30 a.m. – 12:00 noon Duke Medical Center Library
Amanda Woodward, Library Liaison to the School of Nursing
12:00 noon -1:15 p.m. Lunch
PhD Faculty (SON), incoming students, current PhD students
1:15 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. Safety/Security Issues/Access to Building
Tina Leiter/Nanika Rhodes, Facility Operations
2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Citdl (Computer setups, information technology) BRING YOUR LAPTOPS.
Carla Nichols , Denise Williams
3:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. Service Requirements and For Pay Opportunities
Professor Sharron Docherty    
3:30 p.m. – 3:45 p.m. Course Evaluations
Ann Brookhart, Academic Evaluation Manager
3:45 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Welcoming Reception
PhD Graduate School Faculty (SON), incoming students, current PhD students
Café Duson Atrium, First Floor, School of Nursing -
   
Pathology
Friday, August 17, 2018
9:00am
Davison Building and Falls lake (planned)
Breakfast meeting followed by afternoon outing with current students and dinner with students and alumni. Details TBD

Pharmacology and Cancer Biology
Wednesday, August 22, 2018
10:00am
LSRC C234 PCB
New Student Orientation

Thursday, August 23, 2018
1:00pm
LSRC C144
PCB Student Only Poster Session

Political Science
Wednesday, August 15, 2018
3:00pm
270 Gross Hall
August 15 through August 24

Pratt School of Engineering PhD Program
Monday, August 20, 2018
8:30am - 1:00pm
Fitzpatrick Center, Schiciano Auditorium & Ground Floor Atrium
School-wide orientation session for incoming Pratt PhD students

Public Policy PhD
Monday, August 20, 2018
12:00pm - 3:30pm
Orientation will continue throughout the week until Friday, August 24

Psychology & Neuroscience
Monday, August 20, 2018
11:45am - 1:00pm
Soc/Psych 310
Lunch with DGS

Graduate Program in Religion
Wednesday, August 22, 2018
9:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.
200 Gray Building
Program orientation for the PhD
   
Thursday, August 23, 2018
10:00 a.m. - 1 p.m.
200 Gray Building
Program orientation for the M.A.

Sociology
Wednesday, August 22, 2018
10:00 am
Soc-Psych Bldg Rm 329