July signals the height of summer, the cautious reopening of our economy and the start of a new academic year. We have shifted leadership in several key areas in the Department, and the departing leaders have left things in great shape for new ones to come in and implement new ideas. We have an impressive class of postdocs and several fantastic new faculty members. Our staff have kept our research and educational program strong throughout the disruptions of the last year and are working towards the next phase of our journey. I look forward to seeing all of these people and projects come to fruition. Thank you all for your fantastic work.

- Kirsten