Happy January 2021! As we return to campus amid what is shaping up to be another unusual semester, we would like to remind you to practice self-care and compassion. The greatest gift you can give is kindness, even to yourself! And as always, please continue to wear a mask, practice physical distancing, and stay home if you are feeling sick. 

In this month’s newsletter, you will find a letter to the campus community from Dr. Annie McGowan, Interim Vice President and Associate Provost for Diversity. Read about the work of Dr. Srividya "Srivi" Ramasubramanian, a Presidential Impact Fellow, Professor of Communication, Affiliated Professor of Women's & Gender Studies, and Director of the Difficult Dialogues on Campus Race Relations at Texas A&M University (TAMU). Meet the outstanding fellows of the 2020 Accountability, Climate, Equity, and Scholarship (ACES) Program Cohort. Get to know Dr. Gabriela Zapata, ADVANCE Administrative Fellow in the Office for Diversity and Associate Professor in the Department of Hispanic Studies, and her exceptional scholarship on second language pedagogy. Finally, please take a moment to explore our calendar to find events and professional development opportunities.