Dean’s Update: Vengosh quoted in National Geographic, applications to speak at Commencement, PhD Week registration and more

February 28, 2019
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2.28.19

Hi folks,

Checking in from the road this week.

I wanted to make sure to recognize the panelists from Wednesday's Showcasing Diversity in the Workplace eventChyi-Lyi (Kathleen) Liang, professor at N.C. A&T University and co-director of the Center for Environmental Farming Systems, Edna Rodriguez, executive director at Rural Advancement Foundation International-USA, Victoria Chetty, diversity and equity director at Conservation Trust for North Carolina, and alum Jose Magana Paredes MEM'16, senior strategy consultant at UNC Healthcare.  Thanks for sharing your experiences on this important topic!

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VENGOSH TALKS COAL ASH IN NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC

Avner Vengosh is quoted in a National Geographic story on the long-term persistence of coal ash contaminants. He warns, “People think coal ash is not going to be a problem because utilities are switching to natural gas and it's cleaner. But the legacy of coal ash production and disposal is going to be with us for ages. These contaminants don't biodegrade." Read more>

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APPLY TO SPEAK AT DUKE’S COMMENCEMENT

Applications for Student Speaker at Commencement 2019 are open through March 20. All September and December 2018 graduates or May 2019 degree candidates are invited to submit a speech that, if chosen, will be given at the commencement ceremony on May 12 in Wallace Wade Stadium. Applications for the speaker selection committee are also open through March 4. Learn more>

REGISTRATION OPEN FOR FIRST NICHOLAS SCHOOL PHD WEEK

Registration is now open for the inaugural Nicholas School PhD Week, which will be held April 22-26. Check out the exciting lineup of activities and register! Provost Sally Kornbluth will open the symposium and Vice Provost for Interdisciplinary Studies Ed Balleisen will deliver the keynote address. The week will conclude with the annual Nicholas School PhD Symposium.Interested in presenting? Find more info and submit your abstract at bit.ly/nicphdsymposium.

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CIVIC VOICE WORKSHOP TO BE HELD ON MARCH 23

Nature & You, N.C. State’s merged chapters of the International Association of Society and Natural Resources (IASNR) and the George Wright Society, is hosting a Civic Voice Workshop, given by the National Parks Conservation Association. The workshop helps prepare undergraduate and graduate students to speak confidently and effectively about natural resources—or any other matter they're passionate about. The event will take place from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, March 23. More info>

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Thanks to all the employers interviewing @DukeU students today as part of the Stanback Internship Program.

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Nic students traveling to Washington D.C on the Nicholas School Energy Club Career Trek. Informative and engaging conversations with the Rocky Mountain Institute, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission and Edison Electric Institute. #WeAreDukeEnvironment
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