Dean's Update: Lozier Earns Top Honor, Proposals for Bass Connections, Former WWF President at Duke and more ....

October 17, 2018
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10.17.18

Hello everyone,
 
I am really pleased to report this week that Dr. Susan Lozier has been named president-elect of the American Geophysical Union. With more than 60,000 members in 137 countries, the AGU will celebrate its 100th year anniversary next year with Lozier at the head. This is an honor and great example of faculty leadership that reflects on the high caliber of faculty we have at the Nicholas School. Congratulations, Susan!
 
On a less heartening note, as you may be aware, we had two incidents of hate crimes on the Duke campus in the last week—one involving a swastika carved into a bathroom stall and another involving the defacement of the LatinX mural. These examples are damaging to our entire community, not just the groups to which they are targeted. In this we need to stand together.
 
We are not the only campus in the Triangle, or in the United States or the world, that is struggling with these issues. As I have remarked previously, we live in fairly undignified times. But we can be part of the solution to these challenges and not part of the problem.
 
The Nicholas School will be a welcoming place where all are valued and hate will not be tolerated. As faculty, staff and students, we need to be prepared to engage in discussions about these issues constructively and directly. Putting dignity into practice is an individual and collective act.  Be part of the solution to make our school and campus a place where we all feel safe, valued and respected.

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BASS CONNECTIONS LOOKING FOR BIODIVERSITY CONSERVATION PROPOSALS

Bass Connections is accepting proposals for the 2019-20 Bass Connections projects through Nov. 5. This call includes a special opportunity for Nicholas School faculty and graduate students to propose projects related to biodiversity conservation. The proposal guidelines are available on the Bass Connections website. All proposals must be submitted through their online proposal form.

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FORMER WWF PRESIDENT TO GIVE TALK AT DUKE ON OCT. 18

Yolanda Kakabadse Navarro, former president of the World Wildlife Fund and Ecuador’s former minister of the environment, will visit Duke on Thursday to give a talk titled “Our Planet in Permanent Change: Do I Have a Role to Play?” The event will be held at 5 p.m. in Love Auditorium. More info>

HEALY TO GIVE FREE TALK ON MONARCH BUTTERFLY CONSERVATION

Professor Emeritus Bob Healy will give a presentation on monarch butterfly conservation on Oct. 20 at the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences. The talk is part of an event celebrating the monarch butterfly migration across Mexico, the United States and Canada. More info>

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PHD BLOGGERS FEATURED BY DUKE GRADUATE SCHOOL

PhD student Edgar Virguez and alum Jessica Brandt PhD’18 had blog posts recently featured on the Duke Graduate School website. Edgar wrote about balancing his professional goals and personal life as a researcher and new dad, while Jessica wrote about why doctoral students should make the time to learn how to teach. Edgar is pictured at left with with his wife Temis Coral, daughter Hannah, and Brownie the dog.

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@Dukeenvironment-New Grainger Hall sign is going up this morning. #WeAreDukeEnvironment

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@Dukeenvironment-New Grainger Hall sign is going up this morning. #WeAreDukeEnvironment

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#WeAreDukeEnvironment

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