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Dec 5, 2011
Swimming in files and information? Learn how to organize your existing life, and then stay organized with simple systems. On December 5 we held a webinar that covered how to organize: - your online reading - photos, music and videos - personal documents - finances - bookmarks - passwords - your to...Read more >
Nov 21, 2011
Innovation Grant idea: Learn how filmmakers and conservationists connect people, nature and climate Video is a powerful communication tool with a global reach. For example, An Inconvenient Truth (2006) generated much debate in the public arena while shedding light on conservation science for a mass...Read more >
Nov 13, 2011
I would like to propose a concept for an Innovation Grant related to Marcellus Shale natural gas development. The Marcellus Shale is an extraordinary resource that promises to deliver significant amounts of natural gas over the coming decades. Drilling has been ongoing in West Virginia and...Read more >
Nov 11, 2011
Dear Switzer Fellows, My name is Colleen Callahan ('09), deputy director of the UCLA Luskin Center for Innovation and founding board member of the Los Angeles Sustainability Collaborative (LASC). LASC has partnered with organizations such as Environment California and others on a new campaign...Read more >
Nov 10, 2011
I am Hugh Hogan, the Executive Director of The North Star Fund in New York City and a Switzer Fellow ('98 New England and Switzer Leadership 2000-2003), writing to connect with folks who might be interested in more formally establishing a Fellows working group focused on food systems issues,...Read more >
Nov 1, 2011
We recently shared tips and tricks gleaned from this year's retreat trainers to help you get your message out to the media and sound smart (instead of dull, preachy or overly technical!) in the process. Learn about communicating with journalists, making your science understandable to a lay audience...Read more >
Oct 23, 2011
The Switzer Foundation is stepping up its commitment to help Fellows communicate with the media and public about their science. This year's retreats featured excellent training sessions by COMPASS , the Communication Partnership for Science and the Sea, to teach attendees how to craft concise...Read more >
Oct 20, 2011
We believe LinkedIn offers our Fellows a significant opportunity to network for their careers. We sponsored a webinar and published a resource guide for the service earlier this year, and now we'd like to help you get fully connected to Switzer on LinkedIn in 3 easy steps and just 15 minutes ! 1...Read more >
Sep 26, 2011
To truly support the kind of innovation and cross-disciplinary problem-solving the Switzer Fellowship Network is capable of, we are releasing a SPECIAL Request for Proposals to foster innovation and collaboration among members of the Network. View the full RFPRead more >
Sep 26, 2011
At this time of fall retreats, welcoming new Fellows into the fold and preparing for our annual program cycle, I have been reflecting on the recent 25 th anniversary of the Switzer Foundation and our commitment to fostering innovation, leadership and collaboration through the Switzer Fellowship...Read more >


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