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by Karin Wulf This week I learned, via a paper my son is writing, that the molecules in rubber are polymers, meaning that they are shaped like a chain. In a resting state those molecules bunch up in a chaotic tangle, but, when you stretch them, like when you stretch a rubber band, the chains… Read More »
By Karin Wulf For the last years the OI team—staff, Board, and Council, with feedback from the community—has been thinking about how to serve ever wider public and scholarly communities. We have expanded short-term and longer-term fellowship offerings through partnerships. We have expanded opportunities for students and early career scholars in particular to share their… Read More »
Sent to the Omohundro Institute mailing list on June 5, 2020. Friday, June 5, 2020 We are witnessing ongoing protests across our country and around the world against police violence and other forms of systemic racism that are slavery’s tenacious legacy. As people are moving their feet and lifting their voices together, individuals and organizations… Read More »
by Karin Wulf My first “update” email to the OI staff about COVID-19 was on Friday, March 13th. Over the last two months I’ve added to that email regularly in what is now an absurdly long thread, but which I keep going as a reminder of how little time has passed while so much has… Read More »
Today the OI joins with its publishing partner for books, the University of North Carolina Press, in a limited agreement for our books to appear in the Internet Archive’s National Emergency Library. We do this as a good faith effort to engage with the IA’s work and with the fervent hope that a greater commitment to… Read More »
by Karin Wulf Around the world we are experiencing an extraordinary simultaneous crisis. COVID-19, the coronavirus that has caused a pandemic, is affecting people very differently across geography and individual circumstances but we are all in its grip. Here at the OI we are now working fully remotely, our home campus at William & Mary is closed… Read More »
An update from Karin Wulf, Executive Director of the OI, regarding COVID-19.