Events @ Duke Archive
Access to water is a main component in human survival throughout history. Clean drinking water, plentiful water for agriculture, navigable waterways for commerce, rivers for hydropower, water sources for fisheries — all of these aquatic considerations and many more drive whether entire societies succeed or fail. Dive in with the Duke Alumni Forever Learning Institute as they explore the liquid of life in the World of Water webinar series.
Join Duke alumni, parents, and current students for DukeNY Career Conversations featuring Diana Propper de Callejon '84, Managing Director at Cranemere. Diana will be Interviewed by Donnel Baird '03, Founder & CEO of BlocPower.
Trust Your Farmer? Sustainable Practices, Home-grown Institutions, and the Quest for Resilient Food Systems
Third-party certification prevails as a necessary oversight mechanism in complex global food production systems. It is ultimately a substitute for trust. At local and regional scales, however, certification risks becoming a cumbersome and costly barrier—crowding out simpler, efficient and low-cost means for ensuring safety and sustainability. Relationship-centered, home-grown institutions—like community-supported agriculture (CSAs), farmers markets, and direct trade approaches—nurture trust among food system stakeholders and consumers.
Duke students, join John Virdin, on the often-hidden role that small-scale fisheries play in societies worldwide and the threats they face in an increasingly crowded ocean.
Join Duke University’s Center for Energy, Development, and the Global Environment (EDGE), Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions, and Energy Initiative for an evening focused on Women in Energy.
Join us at the grand opening of the 6th ever, and 3rd at Duke, installment of the Enviro-Art Gallery! The Enviro-Art Gallery is a showcase of student and professional artwork designed to highlight the beauty and struggles of nature. Through the use of a variety of media and artistic styles, the gallery works to provide a relatable and easily absorbable method for environmental awareness and activism.
On Friday, March 25, the Nicholas School Energy Club is hosting a career trek in Grainger Hall Field Auditorium at 2:00 p.m., co-sponsored by the Duke University Energy Initiative and the Nicholas Institute. Attendees at Field Auditorium will meet with a panel of specialists from the EPA Headquarters in The Triangle, who will be presenting virtually. The event moderator is Dr. Brian Murray. Food/refreshments will be provided for takeout following event. The invite is open to all students, regardless of your interest in energy!
Don’t Look Up is about two astronomers, who when trying to warn the world about an impending comet, find their efforts thwarted by government, media and corporations. In the words of writer David Sirota, the film “touches on the climate crisis, respect for science, media ethics and responsibility, the role of government and democracy."
The first Blue Economy Summit at Duke University brings together diverse stakeholders from industry, government, non-profits, and academia to critically reflect on the challenges and opportunities of a sustainable ocean economy.
The symposium will explore how energy and water utilities balance changing demands alongside fluctuating resource availability, as well as lessons that both sectors can learn from each other pertaining to financing, affordability, and resource efficiency and conservation.
This event is sponsored by the Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions and the Duke University Energy Initiative.
9 Circuit Drive, Duke University
Join Polis for a conversation with former U.S. Congressman Bob Inglis (Duke '81), who will discuss domestic political challenges, the effects of political polarity, and steps to address current problems in American democracy. Inglis served as a member of South Carolina’s congressional delegation and currently is the executive director of republicEn.org, a growing group of conservatives who care about climate change. Advance registration is not required.
The U.S. Department of Energy's EnergyTech University Prize (EnergyTech UP) competition tasks student teams from across the U.S. with identifying a high-potential energy technology, assessing its market potential, and proposing a strategy for commercialization. The competition will award $250,000 in prizes.
Aquaculture has been the fastest growing food sector for five decades and now contributes roughly half of global seafood consumption. However, sustainable growth will depend on how the industry and regulators manage disease in fish farming, environmental problems, and competition for ocean space with other sectors. We provide an overview of the economics of farmed seafood and its role in the global food system.
The UN declared the 2020s the Decade of Action in which countries governments, civil societies & businesses are called to mobilize accomplish the 17 ambitious Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030. As the deadline to 2030 quickly approaches, how are organizations and business leaders actively driving the SDGs forward?
Small-scale fisheries are one of the oldest and still most prevalent ocean uses and food production systems. However, their contributions to society have been difficult to measure and often underappreciated by decision-makers. Here we share some of the preliminary findings of the Illuminating Hidden Harvests assessment of the contributions of small-scale fisheries to sustainable development, led by FAO, WorldFish and Duke University.
Join the Nicholas School of the Environment for a brief information session with Pine Gate Renewables and Blue Ridge Power!
140 Science Drive
Durham, NC 27708
Duke students are invited to a Power Lunch featuring Pine Gate Renewables professionals Ben Catt (CEO) and Rajat Pungaliya MEM '21 (Development Analyst). Event capacity will be limited so that all attendees have the chance to introduce themselves, ask questions, and exchange ideas.
Advance registration required. This session is open only to current duke students.
Join us for a virtual information session to learn more about opportunities for graduate and undergraduate students to participate on 2022-2023 project teams. Two sessions are scheduled, from 2 - 3:00 p.m. and 3 - 4:00 p.m. Each session will feature a short presentation as well as a panel of Bass Connections student team members, who will share details about their project team experiences. Session attendees will be able to ask questions live or in the group chat.
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