December 14, 2020

Team SSRI,

Week 40.

The 1980s are making a comeback– woot! Breakdancing became an official Olympic sport last week. The International Olympic Committee’s pursuit of urban events to lure a younger audience saw street dance battles officially added to the medal events program at the 2024 Paris Games. Also confirmed for Paris by the IOC executive board were skateboarding, sport climbing and surfing. Fingers crossed we won’t be dealing with any kind of pandemic in 2024.

This video (Am I frozen?!) made me cry-laugh. Remember that we are all in this together and online teaching, learning, and meeting can be hard.

Share your input on interdisciplinary research, teaching and engagement: Input is welcomed from all Duke faculty, staff and students



Newsy Stuff

Four Duke scholars examine logistics, vaccinating children and ensuring poor nations aren’t left out.

Article Announcement: Two of our researchers are part of a team looking at how faculty discipline and beliefs influence instructional uses of writing in STEM undergraduate courses at research-intensive universities.

What are the long-term, global economic impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic? A team of 4 Duke MIDS students recently tackled this pressing question at the 2020 Duke Datathon.

Strengthening your ability to weather adversity often involves others.

As part of its emergency preparedness plans, Duke will test the DukeALERT mass notification system on Wednesday, Dec. 16.

In this pandemic, you’ve heard a lot about what you can’t do. Four Duke Health physicians and health workers offer advice on what you can do this holiday to be social and lessen stress but still significantly reduce your COVID risk.

This week our MIDS team is hosting an online Q&A for prospective students.

Calling all interdisciplinary researchers: Register for the Future of Survey Research Conference where interdisciplinary researchers from a wide range of academic fields and industries will discuss innovations in social, behavioral, and health surveys.

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