Foundation News: Switzer Fellow Thought Leadership

Oct 10, 2020
Editor's note: The following piece authored by Anna Robuck was first published on The Hill's website . During a time of cultural and political polarization, a class of chemicals called per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances, or PFAS, may be one of the few commonalities shared by all Americans. These...Read more >
Sep 10, 2020
Nigel Golden was a co-author on a new peer-reviewed article that argues that efforts to advance diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) in the geosciences must be rooted in a common understanding of the role of harm and justice in the field's vision of diversity. The authors provide three principles and a set of recommendations that are widely applicable and relevant to the cultural and historical specificities of the field.Read more >
Aug 15, 2020
Kristen Goodrich is the lead author of an opinion article in Current Opinion in Environmental Sustainability that synthesizes 'who' boundary spanners are and how to build greater support for them.Read more >
Aug 14, 2020
Never before have we sprayed so much of a chemical on our food, on our yards, on our children’s playgrounds. So it’s no surprise that Roundup – the world’s most widely used weedkiller – shows up in our bodies. What is perhaps surprising is how easy it is to get it out.Read more >
Aug 14, 2020
Angee Doerr recently published an article in Conservation Letters, writing: Recent warnings from scientists suggest there is limited time to enact policies to avert wide‐ranging ecological and social damage from climate change. In the United States, discussions about comprehensive national policies...Read more >
Jul 18, 2020
Fellow Karen Andrade writes about her relationship with her name and the aspiration to whiteness it embodies.Read more >
Jun 9, 2020
Editor's note: The following opinion piece by Angie Doerr and colleagues was first published in the journal Conservation Letters . 1 INTRODUCTION Scientific consensus is clear that bold, coordinated policies are needed to avert present and escalating climate crises. In the United States (U.S.),...Read more >
Apr 22, 2020
Graduate students at the University of Massachusetts Amherst redesigned their departmental seminar series to increase diversity, equity, and inclusion, and other institutions could do the same, writes Fellow Nigel Golden.Read more >
Apr 21, 2020
The federal government had the foresight and mechanisms in place to minimize the risk of pandemics to human health. However, the Trump administration is placing the nation at risk by systematically undermining these structures and experts associated with them, writes Fellow Laura Meyerson.Read more >
Mar 11, 2020
The Alewife Brook Reservation is one of the few places in Cambridge where you can still find fireflies. Nestled between the Concord Turnpike and Alewife T Station, this humble wetland is home to diverse native plant and animal species, and serves as an important rest stop for migrating birds. It is one of our city’s greatest treasures, but we haven’t been treating it that way, write Fellow Avalon Owens and co-author Annie Nguyen.Read more >

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