Ocean Currents 1/21/21

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Ocean Currents is a weekly bulletin of news and upcoming events for the UW School of Oceanography. If you have news or stories to contribute, please contact Su Tipple.


"The new dawn blooms as we free it, for there is always light, if only we are brave enough to see it—if only we are brave enough to be it."  —Amanda Gorman, US National Youth Poet Laureate

Race Talk

If you want to join Race Talk this quarter, we'd love to have you! Our next meeting will be on January 25th at 11am. You can register at this link.
and you can sign up for a book to read this quarter that sounds interesting to you. Most of the groups set up a reading calendar so you should be able to jump right in. As a reminder, all of these books are available from the UW Library.

For our next meeting we will be listening to this interview about pre-Columbus America (alternatively, you can read the transcript if you prefer).

Afloat: Work/Life Balance

This week we highlight Alexander Pasternack (undergraduate). December 24th, 2020, marked six months since he received a double jaw surgery to correct his bite. This involved a five-hour operation that cut off the bones of his jaw and reattached them using 24 titanium plates and screws. Six months later, he's back and better than ever! The only downside is that he now sets off metal detectors at the airport. Alexander included an image of the actual hardware that is drilled into his skull, which readers may find provides some context. Congratulations, Alexander. What a mighty feat! 

We will continue to highlight some of the personal accomplishments submitted by your fellow oceanographers. We need more submissions. A call will go out soon or you can email Michelle Townsend at mtown@uw.edu.  

Need Help?

As we adjust to a difficult new normal, how to help ourselves and others can be unclear. Here’s a resource provided by the UW that may be of help: Working during COVID-19/Caring for self and family/Self care.

Per Governor Inslee's press conference, a list of new COVID restrictions can be found here
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