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Director's Message

Dear HumBio Students, Faculty and Friends,

I hope that you are all healthy and well - and that your families and friends are too.

We made it through our online Spring 2020 quarter and wow, this spring was challenging. However, our wonderful Human Biology faculty and students rose to the occasion. Faculty figured out how to deploy online courses and students responded with energy and positivity, even amidst the very real difficulties of finding quiet places to work, internet connectivity issues, the exhaustion inherent in so much time on Zoom and - maybe most importantly - missing campus and their friends.

The end of the quarter intersected with the growing energy of the Black Lives Matters movement, with many of our students and faculty deeply involved in protests and moving this critical battle against racism forward; we’re so very proud of them all.

Although on-campus activity was suspended this spring and summer, the Program in Human Biology team continues to operate in a virtual format and is available via email, phone, and social media. While summer is typically a quiet time, for our team this particular summer is incredibly busy as we plan for the coming academic year, anticipating mainly remote delivery of our courses.

As always, please feel free to reach out to any member of the Human Biology team, myself included - we’re always happy to talk with you.

I am thinking of all and wishing you continued safety and good health.

Lianne Kurina, PhD
Bing Director, Program in Human Biology
Director, The Stanford Military Data Repository