GALLAGHER NAMED ASSOCIATE DEAN FOR PROFESSIONAL PROGRAMS
Deb Gallagher has been named the Nicholas School’s first associate dean for professional programs. In this new role, Deb will provide strategic leadership for the school’s Master of Environmental Management (MEM) and Master of Forestry (MF) programs and represent the perspectives and interests of our professional students. Please join me in welcoming Deb to her new role. Read more>
SMITH'S ANALYSIS SHOWS PROPOSED SUBSIDIES SHOULD BE REJECTED
A new analysis by Martin Smith shows that a proposed change that would reverse current policy and allow the U.S. National Marine Fisheries Service to use public funds to underwrite low-interest, fixed-term loans for the construction of new commercial fishing vessels lacks scientific merit and should be rejected. Martin published his peer-reviewed policy analysis April 5 in Science. He also wrote an op-ed in The Hill on the topic. Read more>
RICHTER LEADS NATIONAL HUMANITIES CENTER CONFERENCE SESSION
Dan Richter and Saskia Cornes, Duke Campus Farm’s program director, helped open the National Humanities Center's Beyond Despair: Theory and Practice in Environmental Humanities conference last week with a morning-long field tour of Duke Forest. They introduced nearly 100 attendees to the southern piedmont, the historic Couch Farm and the Duke Campus Farm, in part with a newly-excavated, 2-meter soil pit. The excavation will remain open in April and is noteworthy if you are interested in learning about how highly weathered soils underlie much of the lowland humid tropics, as well as the Duke Campus Farm.
CASSAR TO HOLD OFFICE HOURS, PHD STUDENT LUNCHES
Nicolas Cassar will hold office hours on Fridays from 2-3 p.m. in Grainger Hall 5118 as part of his new duties as Senior Associate Dean for Research and Doctoral Programs. PhD students can also sign up to have lunch with Nicolas or, for those at Duke Marine Lab, request a Skype chat. Contact Danielle Wiggins at firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule a time.