Dean's Update: Happy Thanksgiving, Dunn Team to Map Observing System, Undergrad Wins Rhodes Scholarship and more ....

November 20, 2018
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11.20.18

Happy Thanksgiving!
 
Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday because it is easy to eat and be grateful for something in your life. And if you don’t have something for which to be grateful, how about an excuse to detox from email for a few days? To create greater work-life balance, I would like to encourage faculty, staff and students, to the degree possible, to refrain from email Nov. 22-25 to give you and everyone else an email holiday.
 
Travel safely if you are on the road and enjoy the break!

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DUNN’S TEAM TO MAP OBSERVING SYSTEM FOR WORLD’S OCEANS

Daniel Dunn is principal investigator for one of two working groups that will be funded by the PEGASuS 2: Ocean Sustainability program, a partnership between Future Earth, the National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis (NCEAS) and the Global Biodiversity Center. Daniel will help lead a team of researchers to map the observing system for the world’s oceans—from microbes to whales. The results will set the stage for addressing gaps in ocean observing. Read more>

 

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NEW STUDY FINDS FISH MOVEMENT CAUSES GOVERNANCE CONFLICTS

Marine Lab PhD students Bradford Dubik and Sarah Bess Jones Zigler, as well as alums Elizabeth Clark PhD’17 and Joshua Stoll MEM’10, recently published a paper in the journal Marine Policy exploring how fish are moving across political boundaries and causing conflict in fisheries. The study, focusing on the commercially important U.S. summer flounder fishery, found significant northward shifts in fishing location along with considerable conflict about how to adapt management.

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UNDERGRAD CLAIRE WANG WINS RHODES SCHOLARSHIP

Environmental Sciences and Policy major Claire Wang was named a Rhodes Scholar last weekend. She is one of three Duke students to earn the prestigious honor this year. Rhodes Scholarships provide for all expenses for two or three years of study at the University of Oxford in England. Claire plans to pursue two consecutive Master of Science degrees in Nature, Society and Environmental Governance and in Global Governance and Diplomacy. Read more>

MEM STUDENT WRITES ABOUT HER ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE WORK

MEM student Kelsey Rowland wrote a great article about her work in environmental justice for Streetside Conversations, a website featuring reflections from people passionate about justice. Last summer, Kelsey worked with PowerUp NC to help lobby the City of Raleigh to improved energy efficiency standards in their new low-income housing units. She’s also involved with the Alabama Center for Rural Enterprise through a partnership with the Duke Human Rights Center at the Franklin Humanities Institute.

 

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@Dukenvironment - Help us collect holiday gifts and supplies for the Boys & Girls Clubs in Beaufort and Morehead City to replenish what was lost during Hurricane Florence https://nicholas.duke.edu/holidayhelp

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@Dukenvironment - Did you know that part of our recent $20 million gift from the Grainger Family Descendants Fund will finance the redesign of Grainger Hall’s rooftop garden to include an outdoor classroom and meeting space? #WeAreDukeEnvironment: @tylerjloewen

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