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Events @ Duke Archive
From Enzymes to Art, From Fashion to Policy: Generating Transdisciplinary Solutions for the Plastics Crisis
From enzymes to the arts, from fashion to policy, Revolution Plastics brings together diverse approaches. Lunch and learn, or join by Zoom.
*** In-person tickets for this event are SOLD OUT. You can still register to join virtually via Zoom. ***
Student Showcase: Confronting the Plastics Crisis Through Applied Research and Outreach
Enjoy snacks & Duke students' insights on applied research and outreach projects addressing the plastics crisis. Zoom option available.
Coloniality, Global Race/Racism and Climate Changes/Ecological Disasters: A Decolonial Take
Please join the Climate Change, Decolonization, and Global Blackness Lab (CCDGB) at the John Hope Franklin Humanities Institute for our 2022-23 speaker series.
Walter Mignolo is the William Hane Wannamaker Distinguished Professor of Romance Studies, as well as Professor of Literature and Cultural Anthropology at Duke University. Mignolo's research and teaching have been devoted, in the past 30 years, to understanding and unraveling the historical foundation of the modern/colonial world system and imaginary since 1500.
After Sherman: A Screening and Panel Discussion
This vast and evocative film, focused on the Gullah Geechee community of coastal South Carolina, weaves a loosely structured, expressionistic story about family and inheritance, land and land loss, and racism and resilience.
Winds of Change: Tracking the Development of US Offshore Wind Energy
This innovative conference centers the path forward to plan, develop, and sustainably deploy offshore wind infrastructure in the United States. With offshore wind development plans rapidly emerging on the US Atlantic coast, this is a critical time to convene wind developers, government officials, NGO representatives, and other clean energy business leaders to discuss the opportunities and challenges of offshore wind in the next decade. Developers, practitioners, and scientists will help inform the audience on the practical realities of project financing, leasing, permitting, addressing potential wildlife and environmental impacts, and more.
Duke Women's Weekend: Women, Climate & Health
Part of Duke Women's Weekend, this session features a panel discussion about climate and environmental health issues, with particular attention to women’s health disparities.
Brian McAdoo | Brown in the New Green: "Natural" Disasters, Marginalization and Planetary Health
In this hybrid event, Brian G. McAdoo (Nicholas School of the Environment, Duke University) will explore the nature of natural disasters by providing a framework in which we can understand the intersections of hazard and vulnerability in order to create more sustainable and just solutions.
LIVE - Plastic Pollution: Getting to the Root of the Problem
Plastics are cheap to produce and flexible to design, but they are placing an enormous burden on the environment. Join Professor Dan Vermeer for a discussion on the state of plastic use and the new approaches that could stem the tide of plastic waste.
Seven years of DataStream
Left Turns, Lessons Learned, and the Open (Data) Road Ahead. Featuring the Gordon Foundation's Carolyn DuBois and Lindsay Day
A Conversation with Dr. Steven Chu - Ferguson Family Distinguished Lectureship Series
Steven Chu is the former U.S. Secretary of Energy and William R. Kenan Jr. Professor of Physics and Professor of Molecular & Cellular Physiology at Stanford University.
Widely cited for his work in both alternative energy technologies and molecular biology, he served as Secretary of Energy from 2009 to 2013 under President Barack Obama and was awarded the 1997 Nobel Prize in Physics for his research on laser cooling and atom trapping.
Levine Science Research Center
Duke University Campus
308 Research Dr., Durham, NC 27710
Policy & Innovation Chat with Anna Siefken
All Duke students are welcome to join the undergraduate Duke Energy Club for a virtual chat with alumna Anna Siefken, senior advisor in the Office of Technology Transitions at the U.S. Department of Energy. Anna is currently on leave from Carnegie Mellon University, where she was the inaugural executive director of The Wilton E. Scott Institute for Energy Innovation. Register now.
Duke Climate Commitment Student Town Hall
The Duke Climate Commitment wants to hear from you! Join Dean Toddi Steelman (Nicholas School of the Environment), Brian Murray (Nicholas Institute for Energy, Environment & Sustainability), and Tavey Capps (Sustainable Duke) for a Zoom conversation about the Climate Commitment and how you can get involved. All Duke students are welcome; pre-registration is required.
Coping with Natural Disasters: The Politics of Turkey's Earthquakes
Join this interdisciplinary discussion to understand the geological, civil engineering, social, economic, and political dimensions of the recent earthquakes in Turkey. As geographers generally agree, there is no such thing as a natural disaster.
Lunch & Learn: COP27 Reflections
A dynamic conversation with Duke students and experts who attended COP27.
Catherine Coleman Flowers: Infrastructure Justice for All
Catherine Coleman Flowers, an internationally recognized advocate for equal access to water and sanitation for all communities, engages and informs audiences on environmental justice and climate change.
No Empires, No Wastelands: The Necessity of Forging a Real Ecological Solidarity for the 21st Century
Please join the Climate Change, Decolonization, and Global Blackness (CCDGB) Lab at the John Hope Franklin Humanities Institute for our 2022-23 speaker series. CCDGB is part of The Entanglement Project, a new FHI initiative focused on the intersections of race, health, and climate. All talks are both in-person and streamed via Zoom.
Rethinking Diplomacy: A Conversation on Climate Diplomacy with Ambassador Robert O. Blake
Duke University's Rethinking Diplomacy Program is hosting a timely discussion on climate diplomacy with Ambassador Robert O. Blake, former senior advisor to US envoy for climate change John Kerry. This webinar is organized in collaboration with Duke's Nicholas Institute for Energy, Environment & Sustainability; James E. Rogers Energy Access Project; and Sanford School of Public Policy.
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.
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.
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.