November 9, 2020

Team SSRI,

Week 35.

Well, what a year this past week has been! I can finally stop refreshing NPR and move on with my life. I was in desperate need of “election intervention” (it’s a real thing—no need to look it up;) With so much focus on the presidential race you may have missed the fact that the 2020 election was an amazing success for women on both sides of the aisle.

This week we have our SSRI Lunch-n-Learn where we will chat about the film: Just Mercy. We have set aside an hour, but even if you can only make it for part of the session, please do join us.



Newsy Stuff

The Duke Office of Durham and Community Affairs invites Duke staff to volunteer as virtual guides for Durham middle school students during “Duke-Durham School Days” on Nov. 18.

Jayne Ifekwunige (Duke TRHT, GRID, SSRI) will be a panelist for the upcoming 2020 Diversity Informational Breakfast.

Without question, masks have disrupted social interactions. But communication has many components. You can adjust and enhance your communication by focusing on some of the other pieces that aren’t hidden behind a mask.

How Twitter, Facebook and YouTube are handled election misinformation.

Join the Duke Community on November 11th to honor our veterans in a digital ceremony.

Duke community members are encouraged to attend an annual forum to bring forward issues of societal concern related to the investment of Duke University’s assets. (today at 4:00 pm)

There are three funding opportunities to support faculty and graduate students in research and development around topics of race, racism, racial equity, bias, inclusion and systemic inequalities.

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