February 2016

Nicholas School turns 25! #NicAt25

2016 marks the 25th anniversary of the School of the Environment, and we hope you will join us to celebrate! Check out the “Nic at 25” section of our website for details about upcoming events, photos and stories from the past quarter century, and much more.  Learn More >>


Drone-Enabled Marine Research Takes Off


Dave Johnston, assistant professor of the practice in marine conservation ecology, is leading a new research and training facility for the use of unmanned aircraft systems – commonly referred to as drones – in marine science and conservation.  Learn More >>


Nicholas Research Fuels Global Corporate Sustainability Initiative

Since 2008, Nicholas School Associate Professor of the Practice Deb Gallagher has been deeply involved with the United Nations Global Compact, one of the world’s largest corporate sustainability initiatives.  Learn More >>


Program Builds Students’ Capacity in Entrepreneurship & Innovation

To encourage Nicholas students’ and faculty’s entrepreneurial bent and give them the tools they’ll need to develop and bring to market creative new approaches to environmental challenges, the Nicholas School launched the Environmental Entrepreneurship & Innovation (EIE) Program in 2012.  Learn More >>


Financial Aid for Students Remains School’s Greatest Need

At the Nicholas School, our goal is to draw the best and brightest minds to Duke and prepare them to lead in understanding and addressing the complex environmental challenges facing our world.  Learn More >>


Environment Hall receives LEED Platinum Certification

Environment Hall, the 70,000-square-foot home of Duke University’s Nicholas School of the Environment, has received LEED Platinum certification from the U.S. Green Building Council.  Learn More >>