Dean’s Update: Reid’s Duke Immerse program spotlighted, Weinthal’s free online course, Lunar New Year celebration and more

January 31, 2019
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1.31.19

Hello everyone,

It is hard to believe we are already at the end of January. Before we know it, we will be celebrating the graduation of another class of undergraduates, professional and doctoral students who will make their mark on the world.

Whether you are getting ready to graduate or anticipating an internship, research, field work or a job, now is the time to think how you can make the most of what the Nicholas School offers you. In many ways, we offer an embarrassment of riches. One of the options I hope you will pursue is the Lunar New Year celebration this Friday. Come out and celebrate the heritage, language and culture of our Asian colleagues as we ring in the Year of the Pig!

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REID SPOTLIGHTED IN FUTURE OF FOOD DUKE IMMERSE VIDEO

A video on the Imagining the Future of Food Duke Immerse program features Chantal Reid talking about the advantages of the semester-long experiential learning approach. Chantal served as one of the program’s lead faculty members along with Dalia Patiño-Echeverri. The program was so successful that it will be offered again in fall 2020. This fall, Dana Hunt, Lee Ferguson, Grant Murray and Dan Rittschof will serve as lead faculty for a Duke Immerse program on Oceans, Human and Environmental Health at Duke Marine Lab.

WEINTHAL TO TEACH UNEP COURSE ON ENVIRONMENTAL SECURITY

For the second year, Erika Weinthal will serve as a core instructor for an eight-week Environmental Security and Sustaining Peace course for the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). The free online course provides an in-depth introduction to the multiple roles that natural resources and the environment play in the onset, escalation, resolution of, and recovery from violent conflicts. Registration is open for the course, which begins on Feb. 11. Last year, more than 10,000 people signed up for the course. More info>

WIENER SHARES REFLECTIONS ON INTERDISCIPLINARY RESEARCH AT DUKE

Jonathan Wiener—who has faculty appointments at the Nicholas School, Duke Law School and the Sanford School of Public Policy—reflects on the impact of interdisciplinary collaboration in a recent profile on Duke’s Interdisciplinary Studies website. “These collaborative projects have been crucial to my engagement with colleagues and also with students across the university.”

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BEATRIZ MARTIN BECOMES OUR NEWEST U.S. CITIZEN

Join me in congratulating Beatriz Martin, faculty assistant in administrative services, for becoming a United States citizen last Friday!

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NICHOLAS SCHOOL HOSTS LUNAR NEW YEAR CELEBRATION FRIDAY

Our Lunar New Year celebration will be held at 5:15 p.m. this Friday on the second floor of Grainger Hall. Wear red and join us as we commemorate the Year of the Pig with games, music, red envelopes and, of course, food! Dinner will be served at 6:15 p.m. On Tuesday, Feb. 5, the start of the new year, we will also host a free lunch at 1 p.m. at Duke Marine Lab and we’ll have snacks and refreshments in Grainger Hall at 2:30 p.m. More info>

VOLUNTEER TO MAKE SOMEONE'S VALENTINE'S DAY

Student Services is offering the Nicholas School community the opportunity to make Valentine’s Day cards to be delivered by volunteers along our school’s Meals on Wheels route in Durham. You'll have two chances to participate in the Have a Heart, Make a Heart community project: from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 6 and from 9 a.m to 4 a.m. on Thursday, Feb. 7.

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PHD STUDENT ON LEVERAGING DUKE RESOURCES FOR JOB SEARCH

Fifth-year PhD student Yating Li recently wrote a professional development blog for the Duke Graduate School about leveraging resources and opportunities on Duke’s campus to secure a non-academic job. She relies on her experience successfully applying for a consulting job at McKinsey to outline what she found most helpful during her job search.

 

CALL FOR PROPOSALS FOR ENERGY DATA ANALYTICS PHD FELLOWSHIP

Applications for the 2019-20 cohort of the Energy Data Analytics PhD Student Fellows are being accepted through March 1. The program looks to train next-generation scholars to use data in pursuit of accessible, affordable, reliable, and clean energy systems. Info sessions will be held on Feb. 1 and Feb. 22. More info>

ENTRY FORMS AVAILABLE FOR STUDENT SCIENCE JOURNALISM AWARD

Entry forms are being accepted for the Richard Merritt Jr. Memorial Award for Excellence in Science Journalism Award, which annually recognizes a Duke graduate or undergraduate student for the best piece of science journalism. Any work of journalism (text, video, infographic, animation, etc.) focused on explaining scientific research to a general audience is eligible to enter. The winner will receive a $500 cash award. Submissions are due on Feb. 15. More info>

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Students joined Liz DeMattia and Beaufort Mayor Rett Newton to deliver a mosaic to Beaufort Middle School today. The art is a heat map of words local children used to express their feelings after Hurricane Florence as part of a @dumlcommunity project.

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Dean Toddi Steelman hosted an alumni appreciation breakfast for @dukeenvironment_alumni who work at @dukeuniversity or are back at the Nicholas School furthering their studies. #WeareDukeEnvironment
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#WeAreDukeEnvironment

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