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Note from the Editor | Summer to Autumn

Note from the Editor | Summer to Autumn Transitions have been on my mind a lot lately and the articles within this month’s Catalyst appear to reflect the same trend. For instance, if you are a looking for a new job for yourself or hiring someone new, Angela Behrend and Trevor Johnson share...


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View from the Top | SRAI = Amazing People Sharing, Caring, and Learning Together!

View from the Top | SRAI = Amazing People Sharing, Caring, and Learning Together! As we are now a little more than a month away from the 2021 Annual Meeting in New Orleans, LA (October 23-27), it is time to reflect on what makes SRAI so special. I attended my first SRAI Annual Meeting in...


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RA Career Paths | Carolyn Mazzella

RA Career Paths | Carolyn Mazzella Many who find themselves in a career in research administration didn’t start out in this field. This series will focus on the unique, and often winding, paths that led to a career in research administration. Do you have an interesting story about how you got...


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Interview Etiquette During COVID

Interview Etiquette During COVID Virtual Interviews during COVID has presented a new set of unique challenges for both job seekers and employers. Two SRAI members share their thoughts from both perspectives during this unique year. From the standpoint of the Interviewer: For better or...


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Value of Meeting In-Person

Value of Meeting In-Person Do you miss in-person learning and the ability to have face-to-face conversations with speakers and participants? Are you ready to travel to an exciting city rich in history and culture? Does networking with colleagues sound appealing? Are you a new member of SRA...


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2021 SRAI Election Results

2021 SRAI Election Results Each year, SRA International holds elections for positions on the Board of Directors, a comprehensive group of our members who devote time and effort throughout the year to enhance the organization through the service of governance. In accordance with the Bylaws of...


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The Secret Life of a Research Administrator | Kevin Titus

The Secret Life of a Research Administrator | Kevin Titus “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 with the community or know of someone who will, ...


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Tiny Victories | Katrina Akioka and Tasha Gilson-Durham

Tiny Victories | Katrina Akioka and Tasha Gilson-Durham In this year of so many challenges, tiny victories can almost seem like major accomplishments. The Catalyst wants to highlight your tiny victories in research administration and how you are using them to get through everything life has...


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A Summary of the EPDC Leadership & Professional Development Working Group

A Summary of the EPDC Leadership & Professional Development Working Group “People put a high value on education—up to a point. You go to school all through your childhood, then—complete undergraduate and, in some instances, a Master's and/or Ph.D. degrees. However, many people stop...


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2021 SRAI Award Winners

2021 SRAI Award Winners Let’s come together to recognize this year’s SRAI award winners! SRAI acknowledges individuals who inspire others and serve as a model for the profession of research administration. The Awards Subcommittee was excited to have so many worthy nominations this year, and...