January 19, 2021

Team SSRI,

Week 44.

The bells of the Duke Chapel carillon will ring at 5:30 p.m. today as part of a nationwide tribute to remember and honor people who have died of COVID-19. Viewers are invited tune in to an online presentation of the remembrance on the Duke University website at duke.edu. You can also keep track of how each state is holding up during this pandemic.

I recently read this article on vaccinating Cherokee language speakers alongside frontline health care workers. The negative impact this pandemic is having on communities is pretty powerful.

Many people are feeling extremely anxious about the inauguration this week. If you have kiddos, they’ve most likely noticed too. This is a teachable moment.

On a lighter note, have you found it difficult to get a haircut? Or maybe you’re feeling creative and bold and using this time working remotely to try something new? Don Taylor has grown an impressive pony.


Newsy Stuff

34 students and 28 faculty/staff tested positive out of 10,287 tests administered.

Q&A: COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution, Remote Work and More in 2021.

The plans have been adjusted a bit for virtual participation, but all systems are a go for Research Week 2021 at Duke, Jan. 25-29.

Consistency, sunlight and vigilance can help you get through challenging times.

Kevin White, Duke’s vice president and director of athletics, will retire in August from the position he has held since 2008.

As the Biden administration prepares to transition into the White House Jan. 20, a former Blue Devil is playing an important role.

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