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
The NCSE conference showed me that promoting a sustainable built environment will mean finding creative responses to trends in the policy world, as well.
Aside from taking in Raleigh’s New Year’s celebrations, I came back to the Triangle for the rest of winter break hoping to straighten out my schedule and commitments for the semester