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Note from the Editor | A Season for Change

Note from the Editor | A Season for Change This is a bittersweet column for me as it is my last as co-editor of the Catalyst. I’ve been asked to sit on the SRAI Board of Directors in an ad hoc position as Chair of the new Communications Committee. The Committee’s mission is to expand...


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Research Administration Family Style: How is the Home Office Going?

Research Administration Family Style: How is the Home Office Going? Research and research administration at universities, colleges, and research institutions continues despite the pandemic. Many people are still working from home. How long will working from home continue? Many companies and...


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WFH Tips & Tricks | Outlook Rules

WFH Tips & Tricks |Outlook Rules In the current COVID-19 world of Work From Home (WFH), Remotely Working offers tips and trick to make WFH easier. If you have an issue you would like discussed or a favorite trick you’d like to share, let us know and we may feature it in an upcoming column...


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Monthly Poll | Pandemic Wisdom While Working Remotely

Monthly Poll | Pandemic Wisdom While Working Remotely Last month I asked you to share your pandemic wisdom, to share with the community some of the ways you are using new-to-you tools to excel at adaptability while working remotely. One very skilled member of our community responded that they...


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Note from the Editor | Happy Reading, Learning and Meeting Virtually!

Note from the Editor | Happy Reading, Learning and Meeting Virtually! Dear Catalyst Readers, Despite the life changing new normalcy that this current pandemic has caused, SRAI is proud to be able to offer its annual meeting virtually next month! Join us during the month of October where you...


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Using Advantages to Overcome Challenges

Using Advantages to Overcome Challenges One of the many great things about SRAI is that the organization knows how to create and host a cutting-edge conference. Our 2019 Annual Meeting in San Francisco, 2019, was an exciting venue with a packed agenda to cultivate our minds and a memorable...


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Welcome and Introduction to SRAI

Welcome and Introduction to SRAI Welcome to all Newcomers! We are hoping to help you navigate the annual meeting program to get the most out of your registration possible. We want to make sure your questions are answered and that you have several opportunities to develop networking contacts....


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Social Networking and Building Relationships

Social Networking and Building Relationships SRAI is not only about professional networking. The benefits of social networking can build life-long relationships. COVID-19 has taught me that physical distancing does not have to include social distancing. Networking is a big part of SRAI. We...


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WFH Tips & Tricks | Outlook Templates

WFH Tips & Tricks | Outlook Templates In the current COVID-19 world of Work From Home (WFH), Remotely Working offers tips and trick to make WFH easier. If you have an issue you would like discussed or a favorite trick you’d like to share, let us know and we may feature it in an upcoming...


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The Secret Life of a Research Administrator | The Lifelong Student: Welcome to the First Day of the 24th Grade

The Secret Life of a Research Administrator | The Lifelong Student: Welcome to the First Day of the 24th Grade “The Secret Life of a Research Administrator” column is meant to facilitate more personal connections between SRAI members through the Catalyst newsletter. If you would like to share...