Foundation News Archives: September 2013

Sep 30, 2013
Why is it that some scientists seem to have an easy time getting the ear of policymakers? When it comes to engaging decision-makers, we’ve told you to find the story in your science, to prepare yourself to answer the “So what?” and to keep it simple but not lose the details. But how do you get involved in that initial conversation in the first place? More specifically, how do you get involved in the RIGHT conversation? The one where you have a willing and interested audience who want to talk about what you actually know?Read more >
Sep 25, 2013
It is mid-April, a weekday. As is often the case, I am working in a mild panic. Papers from too many different projects are stacked in inelegant piles across my desk in my home office tucked against a ridge in Mānoa Valley.Read more >
Sep 19, 2013
For the tourist city of Acapulco, the statistics about Tropical Storm Manuel are staggering, especially given its seemingly unassuming status as a storm and not a cyclone. 60,000 stranded tourists. 23,000 homes without electricity and water. At least 11 deaths. 15 to 25 inches of rain. The only two...Read more >
Sep 18, 2013
The Global Diversity Foundation was awarded a $15,000 Switzer Network Innovation grant for work with two Switzer Fellows who will bring North American indigenous leaders together for peer learning, skills building, and participation in the 2013 Bioneers conference. Read moreRead more >

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