Fellows in the News

Jan 12, 2022
Robinson (Wally) Fulweiler presented Coastal Ocean 's bold vision for conducting ocean science in a talk at TEDx Boston . The coastal ocean is essential to the well-being and long-term sustainability of humanity, yet our scientific knowledge on coastal ecosystems falls short. Coastal Ocean is...Read more >
Jan 6, 2022
Christine shares why hyenas get such a bad rap, her dream of a solar-powered camera-trap grid, and her work bringing together other African American scientists in mammalogy.Read more >
Jan 6, 2022
Nithya Ramanathan's organization Nexleaf Analytics is one of the recipients of new grants for innovative data- and AI-driven approaches that support digital transformation of health systems and healthcare across the globe.Read more >
Jan 6, 2022
Switzer Fellow Dr. Kimberley Miner and NASA colleague Dr. Chip Miller were interviewed by NASA Earth about their recent research on emergent biogeochemical risks from Arctic permafrost degradation. They explain the basics of permafrost, how contaminants wind up in permafrost and how we can learn...Read more >
Jan 6, 2022
New research has found that hippo excrement turns the pools they occupy into extensions of the hippos’ guts, as bacteria and other microbes expelled into the water survive and are shared among the congregating animals.Read more >
Jan 6, 2022
“Throughout the country, urban freeways were routed through Black neighborhoods, resulting in the malicious division and forced displacement of Black neighborhoods, as well as local Black economies,” said Regan Patterson.Read more >
Jan 6, 2022
A conservation botanist and director of conservation at the California Botanic Garden, Naomi Fraga is the 2021 recipient of the Center for Biological Diversity’s annual E.O. Wilson Award for Outstanding Science in Biodiversity Conservation.Read more >
Dec 23, 2021
Graduate field work in Campeche, Mexico leads to book chapter and learning the challenges and innovations of urban planning abroad.Read more >
Dec 22, 2021
Fix asked 22 climate and justice leaders about the changes they see coming in tech, infrastructure, food, energy, and culture in 2022.Read more >
Dec 14, 2021
The book argues that structural change in institutions and socioeconomic systems and a creative process of design—including design of institutions and social structures as well as physical places—is necessary to move towards urban sustainability.Read more >

Spotlight on Leadership

Will Yandik: A grassroots man
If elected to Congress this fall, Fellow William Yandik may be one of the only farmers to serve in the House of Representatives. Yandik is currently running as a Democratic candidate in New York’s 19th Congressional District.Read more >

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