Foundation News Archives: June 2012

Jun 28, 2012
When I first joined the UCLA Luskin Center for Innovation , I was both inspired and slightly skeptical about its ambitious goals. The newly established Luskin Center sought to “create a new model of problem solving to permanently alter how scholarship impacts society.” Three years later...Read more >
Jun 27, 2012
Blogs and blogging can be a useful tool to spread the word about your science, activism, and more. In this webinar, a roundtable of Switzer Fellows discusses blogging platforms, how much of a time commitment blogging is, and ways to spread the word about your blog. Originally broadcast June 25,...Read more >
Jun 25, 2012
Three organizations were awarded Switzer funding this spring, creating a new position for a Fellow, facilitating the creation of a new program in an organization, and continuing a project started by a Fellow last year with Switzer funding. The Farallones Marine Sanctuary Association, the San...Read more >
Jun 21, 2012
For better or worse, your profile picture is the first thing that anyone surfing the web will see, so it's important to put your best face forward. Here are some guidelines to help you choose a great profile photo for our website: Make sure you have a photo on your profile! People connect with...Read more >
Jun 21, 2012
Many of you are probably working in organizations without public relations departments or staff. Even for those of you lucky enough to have press offices helping get the word out about your work, they may not be targeting all of the best places or doing so in a way that will help your career. The...Read more >
Jun 21, 2012
In August 2011, federal marshals raided the Gibson Guitar Corporation in Tennessee, apparantly preparing to charge the famous builder of instruments with trafficking in illegally obtained wood. In the aftermath of the raid there was intense media attention on the company and its sourcing practices...Read more >

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