Dean's Update: Grainger Hall Re-dedication, Murray Speaks at Paris Colloquium, Fall Issue of 'Dukenvironment' and more ....

November 14, 2018
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11.14.18

Hello everyone,

Hot off the presses! The fall Dukenvironment magazine is online and on the stands in Grainger Hall and the LSRC—please check it out. 
 
Other big news: Marine Lab Director Andy Read reports that undergraduate students from Duke and UNC returned to dorms at the Marine Lab over the weekend. Welcome back to campus! And special thanks to Rebecca Smith, Marine Lab associate director and cape-wearing hero throughout Florence mischief, for leading the charge to get the students back on island.
 
If you are looking for a way to get into the holiday spirit, then think about contributing to the supply and holiday gifts drive to support the Boys & Girls Club of Coastal Plain, which runs the Beaufort and Morehead City clubhouses. They were severely affected by Hurricane Florence. Check out our event listing for more information on how you can help our Carteret County neighbors.

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MURRAY SPEAKS AT PIERRE AND MARIE CURIE COLLOQUIUM

Brad Murray traveled to Paris last month to speak at the Pierre and Marie Curie Colloquium at the Sorbonne University. This colloquium brings experts from across the globe to lecture on contemporary physics and related disciplines.  Brad’s talk was titled “Coastline Pattern Formation, Responses to Climate Change, and Couplings with Human Dynamics.”

DOYLE-LED INTERNET OF WATER PROJECT AWARDED $2 MILLION

The Nicholas Institute’s Internet of Water project, led by Martin Doyle, has been awarded $2 million by the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation. Internet of Water seeks to change water management by improving access to more water data to better inform decision-making. Read more>
 

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DOYLE’S BOOK NAMED ONE OF 2018’S BEST BY AMAZON

Congrats to Martin Doyle, whose book The Source: How Rivers Made America and America Remade Its Rivers was named one of 2018’s best history books by Amazon editors. Martin’s book, which was published on Feb. 6, traces how rivers have shaped American politics, economics and society from Revolutionary times to today. More winners>

MARANI ELECTED NEW MEMBER OF GALILEAN ACADEMY

Professor of Eco-hydrology Marco Marani has been elected a member of the Galilean Academy of Sciences, Literature and Arts. The Galilean Academy, founded in 1599 in Padua, Italy, is among the oldest learned societies in the world.

POSTDOC’S PRESENTATION WINS AWARD AT GENETICS MEETING

Postdoc Jessica Hartman won a Best Platform Presentation award at the Genetics and Environmental Mutagenesis Society meeting for her talk titled “Long-Term Swimming Exercise in Caenorhabditis elegans Improves Mitochondrial Health and Protects Animals from Age- and Toxicant-Induced Degeneration.” Jessica, who received a $500 travel award as part of the honor, works in the Meyer Lab.
 

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ALUMNA TO MANAGE RESOURCES, RESEARCH AT EASTERN N.C. PARKS

Tracy Ziegler PhD'07 was named the new chief of resource management and science for Cape Hatteras National Seashore, Cape Lookout National Seashore, Fort Raleigh National Historic Site, Moores Creek National Battlefield and Wright Brothers National Memorial. In her new job, Tracy will manage the natural and cultural resource and research programs for the five national parks. Read more>

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@Dukenvironment - The Nicholas School has embraced enacting diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives, but there is still much to do. Read more about how we're tackling these important issues in the new Dukenvironment Magazine. https://sites.nicholas.duke.edu/dukenvironment/2018/10/enacting-inclusion-equity-diversity-initiatives/​

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@Dukenvironment - Grainger Hall was rededicated at a ceremony today. We're immensely thankful for our donor's generous $20 million gift that will allow us to fund increased financial aid and fellowships for graduate students, expanded research on critical environmental issues, and new academic programs and facilities. #WeAreDukeEnvironment

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#WeAreDukeEnvironment

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