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Jul 30, 2012
COMPASS trainers spend a lot of time at our retreats talking about simlifying your communications without dumbing them down. One quick way to do this is to make your writing simpler, clearer, and more accessible to a lay audience. This can be difficult when you spend most of your time writing for...Read more >
Jul 23, 2012
A team of Switzer fellows led by Lara Hansen and I are interested in developing the first national conference and professional development event around climate change adaptation and are seeking the input of other Switzer fellows. Because climate change adaptation is an emerging field with...Read more >
Jul 19, 2012
CALL FOR PAPERS 2013 Food Law Colloquium Maine Law Review The Maine Law Review invites you to participate in its 2013 Food Law Colloquium. The Colloquium presents an opportunity for discussion and debate about the legal architecture of food systems in Maine, the United States, and beyond. To...Read more >
Jul 18, 2012
The World Resources Institute (WRI) and Advanced Conservation Strategies (ACS) have been working to develop a pilot conservation marketplace for the gopher tortoise in its non-federally-listed range of the Southeast United States. The pilot is intended to serve as a model for “advance...Read more >
Jul 9, 2012
Learn about tools that can help you work and collaborate effectively in the cloud, and explore some workflows that have worked for others. Originally broadcast: July 9, 2012.Read more >
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 >

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