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Note from the Editor | Recharge and Renew

Note from the Editor | Recharge and Renew Just as recharging our batteries, having fun, and renewing relationships are welcome hallmarks of July, the Catalyst also has a few treats in store this month. Back by popular demand, we give you Part 2 of the 2021 SRAI Summer Reading List . In...


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Note from the Editor | Summer Heat and a Good Book

Note from the Editor | Summer Heat and a Good Book As a native Texan and Florida transplant, I associate June with kicking off the heat and humidity, embracing the air conditioning, and relaxing with a good book. If you enjoy a good summer read as well, I recommend checking out the books on...


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Note from the Editor | April Showers Bring May Flowers…and a New Normal

Note from the Editor | April Showers Bring May Flowers…and a New Normal As I attempted to write this month’s Note from the Editor, the phrase “April showers bring May flowers” kept coming back to me. I suppose it’s fitting – we’ve had a tough year with the pandemic and there’s hope on the...


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Note from the Editor | New Look for Spring

Note from the Editor | New Look for Spring Just as spring is a time for looking forward, for growth and for new beginnings, the April Catalyst has these same tell-tale signs. First of all, we are proud to present a new look for the Catalyst. We hope this new layout is more readable and will...


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Note from the Editor | Connections

Note from the Editor | Connections If there is one underlying theme to our March issue, it’s Connections. As we hit the year mark for COVID, it’s clear that during this pandemic we as research administrators and managers are making new and different connections with our world. Miriam Campo...


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Note from the Editor | Give Yourself a Little Heart

Note from the Editor | Give Yourself a Little Heart As we all settle in to 2021, our February issue is reflective of the times: eclectic and relevant, a bit of something for everyone, all served with a large dose of reality. The Foreign Influence series continues, with Debbie Pettitt’s focus...


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Note from the Editor | New Year Kick-off

Note from the Editor | New Year Kick-off Happy New Year 2021! If you are like me, you have already typed or mentioned 2020 a handful of times before correcting to 2021 as I always find myself doing the first few weeks of January. However, I think this year I have had this happen less than...


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Note From the Editor | Reflections on 2020

Reflections on 2020 As I reflect on 2020, I can’t help but be amazed by all we have been through this year. The world as we knew it shifted and we had to find the flexibility and resiliency within ourselves and our institutions to continue moving forward. As research administrators, I feel...


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Note from the Editor | Welcome from Your New Editors

Note from the Editor | Welcome from Your New Editors Karen Bone and I are enthusiastically diving into our roles this month as co-editors. Our goal is to build on the momentum Katie and Seema created for the Catalyst as a forum that keeps research administrators current with what’s happening...


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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...