World Wildlife Fund (WWF) and Duke University today announced a $25 million gift from Jeff and Laurie Ubben. Of the total, $20 million will support WWF’s wildlife conservation programs, and $5 million will support environmental research and education at Duke’s Nicholas School of the Environment.
Go·Grow·Give and Duke Forever Learning The Nicholas School is making a proactive effort to improve and increase professional development opportunities for alumni as part of our alumni engagement program Go·Grow·Give. Our goal is to provide you with valuable, timely information that will help you excel in your career, in addition to […]
Earlier this year, the Nicholas School invited 12 new students to represent the Nicholas Scholars Program — now in its second year. The prestigious scholarship award recognizes the elite group of students that exemplify the School’s most valued traits: academic excellence, diverse life experiences and perspectives, and environmental leadership potential. The emerging […]
Three Nicholas School Alums, Max Leung PhD ’12, Ben Landis MEM’09, and Neil Matouka MEM’15, have joined forces to create a Duke Environment alumni group in the Sacramento, California area. The emerging group, dubbed the “Duke Environment Club of Sacramento”, aims to foster a network where alumni can stay connected, […]
On November 2nd, Dean Vincent and the Nicholas School Board of Visitors welcomed five new members to the Board at the bi-annual BOV meeting in Beaufort at the Duke University Marine Lab. Among the new members are Dr. Beth Stevens (T’81) — Disney’s former Senior Vice President for Corporate Citizenship, Environment & Conservation, Jud […]
This year marks the Nicholas School’s first year participating in Giving Tuesday, the annual international day dedicated to charitable giving. Giving Tuesday –often stylized as #GivingTuesday for the purposes of hashtag activism — takes place on the first Tuesday following Thanksgiving each year. The international movement started in 2012 as […]
Senior Carmen Hoyt was recently featured in an episode of Xploration Awesome Planet alongside Emmy-nominated host Philippe Cousteau. The Earth and Ocean Sciences major traveled to Cancun, Mexico, in June to swim with whale sharks after winning the show’s first #StudentExplorer contest. “Carmen is an incredible champion for conservation and the environment,” […]
Dean Vincent presented the Nicholas School’s new strategic plan last week, which is the product of more than two years of work by the school’s faculty and staff. The title of the plan, Working Together to Advance Environmental Education and Research, is both an intentional nod toward Duke’s new academic […]