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Wednesday, February 24, 2021

social sciences

Fixing Zoom fatigue

It’s not just Zoom. Popular video chat platforms have design flaws that exhaust the human mind and body. But there are easy ways to mitigate their effects.

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education

The story of Black History Month

In a new tiny lecture, Michael Hines explains the misunderstandings and misconceptions about the past, present and future of Black History Month. 

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business

COVID-19 reckoning

A study by GSB's Amit Seru finds that COVID-19 temporary debt relief did a great deal of good. But an avalanche of bills are coming due.

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Announcements

  • Faculty Senate: At the Faculty Senate meeting on Thursday, Feb. 25, senators will hear presentations on Academic Continuity by Sarah Church, vice provost for undergraduate education, and on the Faculty Women’s Forum's Faculty Quality of Life during COVID-19 Survey by Anne Joseph O’Connell, the Abelbert H. Sweet Professor in Law, and Sara Singer, professor of medicine. The meeting will begin at 3:15 p.m. via Zoom. Discussion is limited to members of the senate, but members of the Stanford community who wish to observe the meeting may contact Adrienne Emory at aemory@stanford.edu.
  • COVID vaccines: If you are a Stanford employee 65 or older, check your email for an invitation from the Stanford Occupational Health Center (stanfordohc@stanford.edu) to get your first vaccine dose through Stanford Health Care. Appointments are available every day through Saturday, Feb. 27, at the Arrillaga Center for Sports & Recreation. Scheduling information is contained in the email. 

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