New Student Orientation 2018

Department of Physics Orientation/Graduate School Orientation Fall 2018

Monday, August 13

9:00 – 10:30 am Classical Mechanics Assessment Exam
  Professor Kate Scholberg
  Physics Rm 150
10:30 – 11:00 am Break
11:00 am – 12:30 pm Electromagnetic Theory Assessment Exam
  Professor Gleb Finkelstein
  Physics Rm 150

 

Tuesday, August 14

9:00 – 10:30 am Thermal Physics Assessment Exam
  Professor Rob Brown
  Physics Rm 150
10:30 – 11:00 am Break
11:00 am – 12:30 pm Quantum Mechanics Assessment Exam
  Professor Roxanne Springer
  Physics Rm 150

 

Wednesday, August 15

8:30 – 9:15 am Continental Breakfast
9:15 – 9:45 am HR/Payroll Information
  Katherine Siler DGSA
  Department of Physics
  Physics Rm 298
9:45 am – 10:30 am Introduction and Welcome to Physics Ph. D. Program
  Professor Stephen Teitsworth
  Physics Rm 298
10:30 – 11:30 am Computing Practices, Policies and Accounts
  Jimmy Dorff, Departmental Systems Administrator
  Physics Rm 298
11:30 am – 12:00 Photographs and Computing Accounts
  Jimmy Dorff, Departmental Systems Administrator
  Barry Wilson, IT Analyst
  Physics Rm 298
12:00 – 12:30 pm Introduction to Library Resources
  Duke Librarian – Ciara Healey
  Physics Rm 298
12:30 – 1:30 pm Lunch with GSO representatives
  Physics Rm 298

 

Thursday, August 16 TBD

 

Friday, August 17

9:00 am – 12:00 EIS Testing for International Students
  Location: TBD
1:00 – 5:00 pm Meet with Professsor Stephen Teitsworth (individual meetings)
  Physics Rm 089 Physics Building

 

Monday, August 20

9:00 am – 12:00 n TA Qualifications and Preferences (individual meetings)
  Professor Steffen Bass
4:00 – 6:00 pm  Welcome Reception for New Graduate Students
  Location TBD

 

Tuesday, August 21

10:00a am – 12:30 pm Graduate Student Orientation
  Reynolds Theater, Bryan Center
12:30 – 2:00 pm Graduate Student Resource Fair
  Penn Pavilion
2:30 – 3:30 pm Safety Workshop Griffith Theater
  Bryan Center, Second Level

 

Wednesday, August 22

12:00 – 1:30 pm Welcome Lunch with Department Chair
  Professor Warren S. Warren
  Physics Rm 298
1:30 – 3:00 pm Mentoring and Graduate Student Success
  Rubenstein 153
  Holsti- Anderson Family Assembly Room
4:00 – 5:00 pm Graduate and Profession School Convocation
  Duke Chapel
5:00 – 6:00 pm Duke Alumni Association Reception
  Chapel Quad

 

Thursday, August 23

9:00 am – 5:00 pm Departmental TA Training and Orientation – MANDATORY
  Ken McKenzie, Coordinator, Introductory Labs
  Derek Leadbetter, Coordinator,  Introductory Labs
  9:00 – 9:30 am TA Expectations and Responsibilities - Physics Rm 150 - Professor Bass
  9:30 – 10:30 am Lab and Computer Orientation, Physics Rm 141 - Leadbetter
  10:30 am – 12:45 pm Introduction to Teaching, Physics Rm 141 - McKenzie
  12:45 – 1:30 pm Lunch with current graduate students
  Physics Rm 150
  1:30 – 3:00 pm Preparation for Lab Session & Practice Lab Session Physics Rm 141 - McKenzie
  3:00 – 5:00 pm Grading, Rm 141 - McKenzie

 

Friday, August 24

9:00 am – 5:00 pm RCR Orientation Training for Natural Sciences
  MANDATORY TRAINING
  Hilton Hotel
  Hillsborough Rd.
  Durham NC

 

Saturday, August 25

4:00 – 6:00 pm Physics Department Picnic
  Duke Forest, Gate F