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Leanne Spaulding: DEL-MEM and the fine art of multi-tasking - The DEL-MEM program allows mid-career professionals to earn a Masters degree at the Nicholas School without leaving their current job or moving to Durham, NC.  Far from a workaround, DEL-MEM students must learn to manage a full slate of work, life, and school tasks all at once…no small feat.  Leanne Spaulding exemplifies this balance through […]
DEL-MEM Place-based Session Highlights: Spring 2017  - Restoration Principles and Practice is a graduate course taught in the Duke Environmental Leadership Program. We spent a week on the North Shore of the island of Kaua’i, learning from local leaders and getting our hands dirty. We are drawn to this particular place because it is a showcase for thinking about restoration in innovative ways. […]
Transitioning from Student to Professional – DEL-MEM Students & Alumni - 1st Year DEL-MEM student, Lisa Remlinger, recently testified in front of the state Board of Natural Resources about net present value and discount rates. “When I realized one of my first classes with the DEL-MEM program was going to be economics, I thought “Oh, no.”  I’d been doing policy work for 5 years and the closest I’d […]

Executive Education

Behavior Change in Practice: Focus on Africa - Instructor Brian Day not only leads both the Environmental Communication for Behavior Change and Intermediate Social Marketing Strategy courses for the Certificate in Environmental Communication, but he also applies the skills he teaches to ongoing projects all over the world. In early 2017, Brian led workshops in Brazzaville, the capital of the Republic of the […]

I Am Duke Environment

Nina Bellucci Butler, DEL-MEM ‘07 - Nina Bellucci Butler chose the pristine beach of San Sebastian, Spain, to celebrate her 40th birthday. “If it’s in your make up, you have to look in recycling bins and observe choices around plastic when on vacation,” says Butler, who earned her DEL-MEM in 2007. She works as managing director Moore Recycling Associates Inc., where […]