Dare I say it feels almost like spring? Some research is returning to campus – although most of our department will continue to work remotely through September. We recently gained one new faculty member, and more than one worthy research project earned new funding. Our publications continue at a Kentucky Derby-worthy pace. But spring this year is also bittersweet, and I’m sad to announce that John Witte is leaving us for Stanford effective this summer. I hope you are enjoying the good weather and making plans for the summer. I look forward to returning to some of our familiar pre-pandemic activities and to seeing some of you soon in-person!

- Kirsten