Fellows In The News

Read about the work of Switzer Fellows making change and making headlines!

Hansen in New Yorker cites steady effort to undermine environmental laws by West Virginia's politicians

Saturday, April 5 2014

Evan Hansen (1996) was quoted in a New Yorker article about West Virginia's politicians' "steady effort to undermine implementation of environmental laws."

Glasser's Western Michigan University finalist for 2014 Climate Leadership Award

Wednesday, April 2 2014

Harold Glasser (1990) is the executive director for campus sustainability at Western Michigan University, which is a finalist to win a 2014 Climate Leadership Award as part of an annual competition among the U.S. colleges and universities that are signatories of the American College and University Presidents' Climate Commitment.


Takahashi-Kelso quoted on inadequacy of oil spill responses

Tuesday, April 1 2014

Dennis Takahashi-Kelso (1998), who was the Alaska Commissioner of Environmental Conservation during the Exxon Valdez oil spill, says plans for dealing with oil spills are meaningless if companies can't actually execute cleanup.

Hsu cites lack of air quality data in China and India as real problem

Tuesday, April 1 2014

Angel Hsu (2012) co-authored a blog post for Scientific American citing the lack of air quality data transparency in China and India as the real challenge.

Bunin on panel for "The state of organic: 2014"

Tuesday, April 1 2014

Lisa Bunin (1994) contributed to "The State of Organic: 2014" report from Organic Connections.

O'Leary's program for linking science to active management of Marine Protected Areas adopted in Tanzania

Monday, March 31 2014

Tanzania has adopted Jennifer O'Leary's (2006) Strategic Adaptive Management approach for Marine Protected Areas.

Reed finds key conservation components missing in local land-use ordinances for conservation development

Monday, March 31 2014

Sarah Reed (2006) has released a study finding that despite strong economic incentives and widespread implementation, several issues currently limit conservation development’s effectiveness for conserving biological diversity.

Nazaroff and Torn co-authors on challenges for biofuels beyond technical hurdles

Thursday, March 27 2014

William Nazaroff (1987) and Margaret Torn (1990) were two of the co-authors on a new report about the grand challenges that "must be confronted" to enable life-cycle assessments that effectively evaluate the environmental footprint of biofuel alternatives.