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Senior Leadership Insights: A Conversation with Dennis Gilmore, Ph.D., President, Crosslynk Research Consulting

Dennis Gilmore, Ph.D. ’78 is President of Crosslynk Research Consulting, where he provides professional services to start-ups involved in transforming new technologies into products. This role builds on his leadership background across a broad spectrum of industries and around the world. Over a career spanning nearly 40 years, he has led the development and commercialization of more than 200 new products and processes for global, science-driven companies such as Royal Dutch Shell and PPG industries.

Date and Time
Tuesday, January 31, 2023 - 1 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Location
Webinar

Synergy Between Biodiversity Conservation, Climate Change, and Health: Pathways for Implementing a Post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework in China

Students, faculty and staff are invited to attend the first Nicholas Institute and UPEP Environmental Institutions Seminar Series presentation of the Spring 2023 semester. Our speaker will be Dr. Binbin Li, assistant professor of environmental sciences of the Environmental Research Center at Duke Kunshan University.

Date and Time
Tuesday, January 31, 2023 - 12 p.m. to 1 p.m.
Location
Field Auditorium, Grainger Hall

Power Trip: Campus Steam Plant

***This tour is for current Duke students only.***

It hasn't been a particularly frigid winter so far... except for a few memorable days at the end of December. So how do Duke buildings stay warm during cold snaps like that? Find out on this Power Trip, when Facilities Management operations engineer Chris Silcott will lead a tour of the West Campus Steam Plant. 

Date and Time
Friday, January 27, 2023 - 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m.
Location
West Campus Steam Plant - Meet at Twinnies Cafe (CIEMAS Bldg)

2023 Bass Connections Fair

Duke students are encouraged to stop by the Bass Connections Fair to learn about new project teams for 2023–2024. The deadline for applications is Monday, Feb. 13, at 5 p.m. ET.

Date and Time
Wednesday, January 25, 2023 - 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Location
Penn Pavilion

Power Lunch with Katharine Kollins

(This event is sold out, but Duke students can still sign up for the waitlist.)

Duke alum Katharine Kollins (MEM/MBA '09), president of the Southeastern Wind Coalition, will present a brief talk on current issues and career paths in the rapidly evolving wind industry, followed by discussion.

Date and Time
Friday, January 20, 2023 - 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Location
The Generator (Gross Hall 100C), 140 Science Dr.

The Nature-Based Solutions Roadmap for the United States

In November, the Biden-Harris administration released a roadmap for unlocking the potential of nature-based solutions in the United States. In the fourth session of the Nature-Based Solutions: Current Issues webinar series, hear from two authors of the roadmap, as well as federal agency representatives.

Date and Time
Wednesday, January 18, 2023 - 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Location
Webinar

Federal Cost-Benefit Analysis Policies for Evaluating Nature-Based Solutions

US federal agencies use cost-benefit analysis (CBA) to make decisions about the types of infrastructure projects to implement. In the third session of the Nature-Based Solutions: Current Issues webinar series, experts working with the federal government discuss how these policies might be updated to enable more nature-based solutions projects.

Date and Time
Thursday, January 12, 2023 - 12 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Location
Webinar

The Duke Center on Risk's Fifth Watering Hole: Climate Change Risk

The Duke Center on Risk, based at the Duke University Initiative for Science & Society, invites you to take part in the fifth in a series of conversations on risk as part of its ongoing efforts to engage scholars across Duke who are thinking about risk in any aspect of their teaching or research.

Date and Time
Tuesday, December 13, 2022 - 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Location
Mumma Family Commons, The Fitzpatrick Center 3rd Floor

2022 A Community on Ecosystem Services (ACES) Conference

Nicholas Institute experts will present some of their latest work and discuss the National Ecosystem Services Partnership during the ACES conference.

Date
Monday, December 12, 2022 to Thursday, December 15
Location
Crystal Gateway Marriott Hotel, Arlington, VA

EnergyTech University Prize Informational Webinar

Sponsored by the Office of Technology Transitions (OTT) at the US Department of Energy (DOE), the EnergyTech University Prize (EnergyTech UP) is a collegiate competition challenging multidisciplinary student teams to develop and present a business plan that leverages DOE national laboratory-developed and other high-potential energy technologies.

Date and Time
Tuesday, December 6, 2022 - 3 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Location
Webinar

Geoconnex: A Community Index for Water Data

The Internet of Water Team at CGS will provide a detailed presentation and update for general audiences on the Internet of Water’s flagship technology, Geoconnex. When completed, this geospatial index will be capable of searching and retrieving any water metadata published in the United States, and ultimately North America and beyond. Geoconnex relies on a distributed linked data system.

Date and Time
Tuesday, December 6, 2022 - 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Location
Webinar

Financing Mechanisms for Nature-Based Solutions Projects

One of the major hurdles keeping NbS projects from scaling up is finding ways to pay for them. This session, the second of the Nature-based Solutions: Current Issues webinar series, highlights insights about various mechanisms that can be used to pay for NbS, including state and federal policies and programs, as well as finance tools.

Date and Time
Tuesday, December 6, 2022 - 2:30 p.m. to 3:45 p.m.
Location
Webinar

Duke Water Network Virtual Fall Symposium: Western Water

Duke Water Network is hosting a virtual fall symposium on the unique challenges of water management in the western United States.

Date and Time
Friday, November 18, 2022 - 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Location
Online

Advancing Climate Justice through Transdisciplinary Research: Developing STRONG Relationships

Students, faculty, and staff are invited to attend the second presentation of the Nicholas Institute and UPEP Environmental Institutions Seminar Series for the 2022-2023 school year. Our speaker will be Duke alumna Kimberly Marion Suiseeya Ph.D. ‘14, assistant professor in the Department of Political Science and the Environmental Policy and Culture program at Northwestern University.

Date and Time
Friday, November 18, 2022 - 12 p.m. to 1 p.m.
Location
The Generator, 100C Gross Hall

Energy Crisis, Environmental Politics, and the New Left in 1970s West Germany and Austria

Paul Buchholz (Associate Professor of German, Emory University) will examine writings of the environmentalist New Left that grappled with the problem of social class in this context of environmentalism. He will show how activists and intellectuals, while being estranged from the labor movement and its political representation, staked out their position as either more authentically Marxist, or more radically revolutionary than labor organizing.

Date and Time
Thursday, November 17, 2022 - 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Location
Rubenstein Library 249

CFR Conversations: Faithful Action in a Time of Climate Change (with Avery Davis Lamb of Creation Justice Ministries)

The “Conversations” events hosted by the Duke Divinity School’s Center for Reconciliation are intended to create “a safe space where anyone can learn, discuss, and imagine God's works of reconciliation.” This installment of the series will be led by Avery Davis Lamb (Creation Justice Ministries) and will involving reflections on “what the right relationship with God's creation might look like.”

Date and Time
Thursday, November 17, 2022 - 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Location
Westbrook 0012

How Does Nature Measure Up? Innovative Examples of Cost-Benefit Analysis of Nature-Based Solutions

Session one of the Nature-based Solutions: Current Issues webinar series focuses on assessing the costs and benefits of NbS. How can we account for all the benefits NbS provide? How do they compare to more traditional (gray infrastructure) solutions? What is the return on investment for NbS?

Date and Time
Monday, November 14, 2022 - 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m.
Location
Webinar

The Business Case for Net-Zero in the United States

This Energy Pathways USA panel held at COP27 brought together top U.S. private sector leaders to discuss key net-zero challenges and opportunities for their own operations, and those effecting the broader American and international landscape.

Date and Time
Friday, November 11, 2022 - 8:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. (EET)
Location
We Mean Business Pavilion, Blue Zone, Zone D, Auditorium B; COP27, Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt

TOOL TIME! Water Data Improvements

Ashley Ward, Senior Policy Associate for Engagement and Outreach, Internet of Water Coalition (IoW), and Lauren Patterson, Senior Policy Associate, Water Policy Program, along with other IoW partners, will present two "TOOL TIME! Water Data Improvements" workshops at the American Water Resources Association (AWRA) Conference on Monday, November 7.

Date
Monday, November 7, 2022
Location
Seattle, WA

Energy Week 2022

How can an equitable and resilient energy system help us combat the climate crisis? And what will it take to get there?

Register now for Energy Week at Duke (November 7 – 10, 2022) to engage with these questions and others via networking events, panel discussions and keynote talks with industry experts, and more.

Some events have sold out but waitlists are open.

Date
Monday, November 7, 2022 to Thursday, November 10
Location
Check individual events for location information