Earth Day in the Sierra Nevada
Switzer Trustee Elizabeth "Izzy" Martin, CEO of The Sierra Fund, hosted the first in a new series of "lunch-n-learn" programs with a tribute to Earth Day on its 50th anniversary.
Switzer Fellow Thought Leadership
Trump undermines health protections
The Trump administration is placing the nation at risk by systematically undermining the structures meant to minimize pandemics' risk and the experts associated with them, writes Fellow Laura Meyerson.
What's in a seminar?
Graduate students at the UMass Amherst redesigned their departmental seminar series to increase diversity, equity, and inclusion. Other institutions could do the same, writes Fellow Nigel Golden.
We will be announcing our 2020 Switzer Fellows soon!
A century ago, we tried desperately to wipe out mountain lions in North America, and failed. Then American culture changed. In the mid-20th century, we offered mountain lions limited protection in the form of managed hunting. As a consequence, mountain lion populations rebounded far more successfully than anyone would have predicted, and probably more than many would have liked. Today, mountain lions are as abundant as they ever were in the West, and people are faced with a new reality. Can we peacefully coexist with such a successful predator?
People facing chronic environmental exposure often face obstacles in accessing accurate environmental data about their exposures.