October 2016


New Scholarship Program Launches: Meet Our Inaugural Nicholas Scholars


The Class of 2018 includes our first cadre of Nicholas Scholars, an elite group of students  selected as part of a new, donor-supported scholarship program focusing on development  of environmental leaders. This cohort includes nine outstanding incoming students who  exemplify the School’s most valued traits: academic excellence, diverse life experiences  and perspectives, and environmental leadership potential. Increasing philanthropic  support for financial aid and scholarships is a top priority for the School. Click here to learn more >>

Upcoming Events
Coast to Coast: Celebrating 25 Years of the Nicholas School of the environment
October 6, 2016
Washington, D.C.
2016 Ferguson Family Distinguished Lectureship: Surviving The Sixth Mass Extinction – Paul Ehrlich
October 18, 2016
Durham, NC
Duke Energy Conference
November 2, 2016
Durham, NC
Click here for a full list of upcoming events
Indigenous Community Trained in Use of Drones for Natural Resource Management
on-boat-dave-johnstonNicholas School Associate Professor Grant Murray and Duke Drone Center Director David Johnston are working with the Tla-o-qui-aht First Nation on Vancouver Island, British Colombia to help the Canadian aboriginal group learn how to use drones to gather data to make land use decisions and manage their territory’s natural resources. Click here to learn more >>
Administrative Changes Announced
Jeffrey Vincent Nicholas School of the Environment studio portraitThis summer, long-time faculty leader Jeff Vincent took over as Interim Dean of the Nicholas School as Alan Townsend announced a leave of absence. And, at the Duke University Marine Laboratory, Andy Read took the helm as director of the Marine Lab and chair of the Nicholas School’s Division of Marine Science and Conservation. Click here to learn more >>
Nicholas School’s Class of 2018 is On Their Way!
14115473_10157330407900710_6246818361454673606_oGet the scoop on our newest class of Master of Environmental Management (MEM) and Master of Forestry (MF) students. Click here to learn more >>
Warming Climate Likely A ‘Minor’ Impact On Plant Output
pratson-henry-imageFuture climate warming will likely cause only minor cuts in energy output at most U.S. coal- or gas-fired power plants, a new Duke University study finds. Click here to learn more >>
Lozier Honored for Contributions to Physical Oceanography
lozier_0Susan Lozier, Ronie-Rochelle Garcia-Johnson Professor of Earth and Ocean Sciences at Duke University’s Nicholas School of the Environment and Vice-Provost for Strategic Planning, will receive a 2016 Ambassador Award from the American Geophysical Union (AGU). Click here to learn more >>