A Daily Lift – August 5, 2020


Good Morning,


I hope that you are doing well!


Our “lifts” for today:

From Dr. Kristin Field (Singh Center for Nanotechnology)

“From March 4 through August 26, 2020, UNLADYLIKE2020 will be releasing 26 short films and a broadcast hour on PBS American Masters profiling diverse and little-known American women from the turn of the 20th century, and contemporary women who follow in their footsteps. (https://unladylike2020.com/watch/)


From Kathryn Fogle (HR)

“John Lewis: Together, You Can Redeem the Soul of Our Nation,” The New York Times: https://nyti.ms/2P6qaku


You can listen to actor Morgan Freeman read Rep. John Lewis’ words: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VXa7Vn8Ar6M


From Dr. Sonya Gwak (RAS)

Beechwood Orchards is coming back to Penn on Wednesday 8/5 from 9am-5pm. Location is outside the Penn Bookstore on 36th and Walnut. It’s peach, nectarine, blueberry, and plum season. If you are lucky enough to get the red cherries (almost end of season), they are amazing. Social distancing measures apply (masks, six feet of distance between customer, touch only what you are buying or have someone help you, credit card purchase, etc.). Support PA farmers!



From Cheryl Hickey (CIS)

Just a little get away virtually and to just sit back and relax even if just for a few minutes. Take a look at some of the beauty in the world:  https://www.beautifullife.info/art-works/25-beautiful-places-world/#:~:text=1%20Niagara%20Falls%2C%20USA%2F%20Canada.%202%20Yellowstone%20National,10%20Victoria%20Falls%2C%20Zambia%2F%20Zimbabwe.%20More%20items%20


“Science Rules!” a podcast by Bill Nye, the Science Guy: https://www.askbillnye.com/


Eric Whitacre’s Virtual Choir, “a global phenomenon, creating a user-generated choir that brings together singers from around the world”: https://ericwhitacre.com/the-virtual-choir

17,572 singers from 129 countries come together to perform Eric Whitacre’s “Sing Gently”: https://www.youtube.com/virtualchoir


Please share some “lifts” to include next week.


Stay safe and healthy!