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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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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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Note from the Editor | Forward Into the Light

Note from the Editor | Forward Into the Light August was recently designated National Women’s Suffrage Month. It’s now been 100 years since the ratification of the 19 th Amendment which gave women the right to vote. The movement began in July of 1848 and took all of 72 years to gain enough...


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Note from the Editor | Stay Healthy, Happy and Uniquely Yourself #InThisTogetherRA

Note from the Editor | Stay Healthy, Happy and Uniquely Yourself #InThisTogetherRA Dear Readers, This month’s issue of the Catalyst features a very special article by Cary E. Thomas that pays tribute to the beginnings of research administration. Our current research funding avenues, the...


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Note from the Editor | Stay Healthy, Stay Yourself, and Stay Connected! #InThisTogetherRA

Note from the Editor | Stay Healthy, Stay Yourself, and Stay Connected! #InThisTogetherRA In just a few months, Covid-19 has caused havoc by moving across the world, leaving many dead, economies stagnant, and the futures in limbo. As we shelter in place complying with stay at home mandates it...


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Note from the Editor | #InThisTogetherRA

Note from the Editor | #InThisTogetherRA What a difference a month makes. In last month’s editorial, Seema Dhindaw wrote about how our profession could continue to be productive if and when we were forced to work from home. Now remote work is the new reality for most of the United States...


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Note from the Editor | Giving Thought to What We Are Facing Today

Note from the Editor | Giving Thought to What We Are Facing Today Often when imagining what the world will look like in the future, we think about flying cars, walkways that move, computers that read minds, space travel, living in biospheres, robot maids, maybe we think about the Jetsons....


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Note from the Editor | Communications Task Force

Note from the Editor | Communications Task Force Happy February! We’re finally approaching spring, a time of new beginnings. And, in that spirit, what better time to tell you about a new SRAI initiative? The Communications Task Force is a brand new, special committee that was established...


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Note from the Editor | Happy Holidays!

Note from the Editor | Happy Holidays! It’s hard to believe that another year is coming to an end and it’s time once again for New Year’s resolutions. I’ve had the same resolution for the past twenty years—to stop procrastinating! And, as I write this column on the day after it is due to...


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Note from the Editor | The Catalyst is YOUR Newsletter

Note from the Editor | The Catalyst is YOUR Newsletter Dear Readers, As we near the beginning of the holiday season with Thanksgiving this month and inch closer to the start of a new decade, we would like to thank each and every one of you for your enthusiasm, interest, and support for SRAI...