On National Holiday Week, I took a trip to Shanghai, playing tourist in the vast megacity that Kunshan orbits.
I was excited to to visit a local Foxconn manufacturing facility, which offered a glimpse into the world of heavy industry (and related policy issues) that helped draw me toward coming to China.
The idea of tight connections between human activity, the natural world and the changing health of both is at the core of the field of Planetary Health, a relatively new field of study in which I am taking a course this semester at DKU.
Everyone I have met at Kunshan, staff and students alike, has been extremely helpful, sympathetic, and generous. I couldn’t have navigated the past week without that generosity, and that is humbling.
I am the first Durham MEM student set to participate in what will hopefully grow into a strong reciprocal exchange with Duke’s sister school in Kunshan, China.
A partnership between Duke, Durham organizations and local artists has transformed some abandoned telecom infrastructure into a cool new public space.
A student-run group’s recent on-campus chocolate tasting was a window into the difficulties and rewards of running a business committed to environmental sustainability.
The One Health framework tackles environmental health problems that don’t fall neatly into traditional academic divisions