Published: Dec. 22, 2020

In looking back on 2020, COVID-19 stands out for many. In the face of sorrow and difficulty, Buffs came together, worked to protect our herd and helped curb the coronavirus through research and community resources. Prior to and during the pandemic, there have been moments of growth, greatness and celebration as well. The community sharpened its commitment to anti-racism and inclusive excellence. Individuals accomplished academic, scholarly and personal feats. Researchers furthered our understanding of science on Earth and in space. We broke records; invited a variety of guest speakers to share their stories; and bolstered entrepreneurism and sustainability. We took time for self-care, including virtual "pawffice hours" with four-legged friends, and more. 

Pause for Paws

Pause for Paws brought a series of virtual programming for students in need of some extra pawsitivity. Activities included voting for the most valuable pet, Pawffice Hours—Zooming with librarians and meeting their furry family members—and more.

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