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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...


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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....