March 15, 2020

Team SSRI,

Week 52. How many weeks in a year? Yep. 52!!! I never would have guessed when I first started doing these weekly e-newsletters that I would be doing it for a year.

Even as more people are logging onto popular video chat platforms to connect with colleagues, family, and friends during the COVID-19 pandemic, researchers have a warning for you: Those video calls are likely tiring you out. (This photo could easily be me).

This year has been stressful and has me feeling anxious at times, but watching this video made me so nervous! Don’t worry, Jimmy is ok.


Newsy Stuff

12 Duke-authored books on women’s history: Duke scholars document women’s contributions to history, culture and society

Humans evolved to be the water-saving ape: New study suggests humans evolved to run on less water than our closest primate relatives

Stay-in-place for Duke undergraduate students

A family-first health benefit: Duke’s expanded parental leave policy offers new parents more time off

Next wave of frontline employees get COVID-19 vaccination: Newly-eligible duke staff and faculty started receiving the vaccine last week

How to get more out of your Outlook email: Take your email game to the next level with these five tips

SSRI faculty and staff  have received a seed grant to address participants’ understanding of racism and bias at the individual, interpersonal and institutional levels of change


What Future for Track Two Diplomacy?
Tuesday, March 16, 2021
5:00 pm – 6:15 pm
Zoom Webinar

John Hope Franklin: Redefining the American Story
Wednesday, March 17, 2021
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Women in Energy
Wednesday, March 17, 2021
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Virtual panel discussion

Children Bring Their Worlds with Them: Children’s Health as a Key Racial Equity Issue
Tuesday, March 23, 2021
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm


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