March 2016

Reunion Invitation


25th LOGOShare Your Memories with Us

The Nicholas School is turning 25 this year! We hope as valued alumni & friends you will share photos from your time at the school with us! Learn More >>



Duke University’s First Student-Organized Wetland Symposium

Organized by the Student Association of Wetland Scientists (SAWS), the daylong symposium, “Wetland Resilience in North Carolina”, brought together representatives from North Carolina’s business, political, and academic sectors to discuss the current status of the state’s wetlands and how better management practices and economic approaches could optimize societal benefits from these ecosystems. Learn More >>


park institute image of glacial retreat (final)

New Institute Located at Duke to Protect America’s National Parks

A new independent institute located at Duke University will work to preserve America’s national parks and protected areas through research, education and public outreach. Learn More >>



es-2015-04669t_0003 Water Availability for Shale Gas Development in Sichuan Basin, China

2015 MEM alum Mengjun Yu is lead author of a new study in the journal Environmental Science & Technology that finds water use for unconventional shale gas fracking operations could grow sharply in the Sichuan Basin of China over the next 15 years, eventually become a limiting factor in shale gas development in that predominantly arid region, and thereby reduce the availability of water for other uses. Learn More >>


Reunion-group-pic WE WANT YOU…at the Nicholas School Alumni Reunion Weekend

Don’t miss the fun on April 15 & 16. In addition to reconnecting with classmates and fellow alumni, we’ve got several special guests you won’t want to miss, including beloved former Deans Norm Christensen and Bill Schlesinger! Hear what reunion organizing committee member Brent Fewell MEM’91 (the first class to graduate after the interdisciplinary School of the Environment was formed 25 years ago) has to say about reuniting, reconnecting and reminiscing… Learn More >>