A Daily Lift – August 19, 2020

Good Morning,


I hope that you are doing well!


Our “lifts” for today:


From Abigail Behrends (MSE)

Making Your Zoom More Professorial, especially for faculty:


From Dr. Arvind Bhusnurmath (CIS)

“While I was disappointed to see the Sixers lose yesterday (Monday), the Raptors definitely win when it comes to cute intros. They had their family members do the intros. The kids are especially great/cute.” – Arvind



From Jennifer Sheffield (CIS)

“An organization called Washington Revels has an ongoing “Daily Antidote of Song” every day at noon, wherein a guest song leader introduces and teaches a song to whoever’s watching. They seem to vary from 10 to 20 minutes or so, sometimes longer.  This week and next week have the theme “Singing for Racial Justice”.  The song leaders for today (Wednesday 8/19] are Pat and Sandy of Emma’s Revolution, who are among my favorite singer/songwriters.” – Jen

You can join via Zoom or watch via Facebook Live. Also, you can watch the previous videos back to April, including spots with Ysaye Barnwell, Peggy Seeger, Reggie Harris, and lots more: https://revelsdc.org/2020/daily-song/



The National Zoo’s Giant Panda Cam and Giant Panda Mei Xiang’s pregnancy watch: https://nationalzoo.si.edu/webcams/panda-cam


Hundreds of dolphins stampede near Dana Point, California:



The Philadelphia Flyers mascot Gritty led members of the Philadelphia Orchestra in a rendition of the team’s goal song “Feel the Shake” to support our Flyers in their quest for the Stanley Cup. Go Flyers!




Please share some “lifts” to include next week.


Stay safe and healthy!