Course Schedule

Each new recording is available on Sunday at 8 pm CT

9/6 – Pandemics in History
Introduction: Antoinette Burton (Professor of History and Director, Humanities Research Institute)
Speakers: Carol Symes (History) and May Berenbaum (Entomology)
Video Recording / Suggested additional reading

9/13 – Infection: Biology and Anthropology
Introduction: Neal Cohen (Professor of Psychology and Director, Interdisciplinary Health Sciences Institute)
Speakers: Jessica Brinkworth (Anthropology), Rebecca Smith (Veterinary Medicine)
Video Recording

9/20 – Diagnostic Technologies
Introduction: Neal Cohen (Professor of Psychology and Director, Interdisciplinary Health Sciences Institute)
Speakers: Paul Hergenrother (Chemistry), Rashid Bashir (Grainger College of Engineering)
Video Recording / Suggested additional readings

9/27 – COVID-19 and the Election
Introduction: Rachel Switzky (Director, Siebel Center for Design)
Speakers: Robin Fretwell Wilson (Institute of Government & Public Affairs), Brian Gaines (Political Science)
Video Recording / Suggested additional readings

10/04 – Mental Health
Introduction: Eva Pomerantz (Professor of Psychology and Interm Director, Center for Social and Behavioral Science)
Speakers: Tara Powell (School of Social Work), Karen Tabb Dina (School of Social Work)
Video Recording / Suggested additional readings

10/18 – Health Inequities 
Introduction: Gene Robinson (Interim Dean, College of Liberal Arts & Sciences and Director, Carl R. Woese Institute for Genomic Biology)
Speakers: Ruby Mendenhall (Sociology and African American Studies), Christy Lleras (Human Development & Family Studies)
Video Recording / Suggested additional readings

10/25 – Arts in a Pandemic
Introduction: Antoinette Burton (Professor of History and Director, Humanities Research Institute)
Speakers: Jason Finkelman (Music), Gabriel Solis (Music and Theatre)
Video Recording / Suggested additional readings

11/01 – Data Security and Privacy
Introduction: Neal Cohen (Professor of Psychology and Director, Interdisciplinary Health Sciences Institute)
Speakers: William Sullivan (Rokwire), Sanjay Patel (Electrical & Computer Engineering)
Video Recording / Suggested additional readings

11/08 – Global Impacts
Introduction: Rachel Switzky (Director, Siebel Center for Design)
Speakers: Jerry Dávila (History and Executive Director, Illinois Global Institute), Tim Liao (Sociology)
Video Recording  

11/15 – Food Insecurity
Introduction: Brent Roberts (Professor of Psychology and Director, Center for Social and Behavioral Science)
Speakers: Alex Winter-Nelson (Agricultural & Consumer Economics), Craig Gundersen (Agricultural & Consumer Economics)
Video Recording / Suggested additional readings

11/22 – Higher Education
Introduction: Antoinette Burton (Professor of History and Director, Humanities Research Institute)
Speakers: James Anderson (College of Education), Robb Lindgren (Curriculum & Instruction)
Video Recording

11/29 – Financial Consequences
Introduction: Gene Robinson (Interim Dean, College of Liberal Arts & Sciences and Director, Carl R. Woese Institute for Genomic Biology)
Speakers: Heitor Almeida (Finance), Robert Lawless (Law)
Video Recording / Suggested additional readings

12/06 – Social Life: COVID-19 and the CU Community
Introduction: Antoinette Burton (Professor of History and Director, Humanities Research Institute)
Speakers: Julie Pryde (Champaign-Urbana Public Health District), Tracy Dace (DREAAM)
Video Pending

12/13 – The Future with COVID-19
Introduction: Rachel Switzky (Director, Siebel Center for Design)
Speakers: Eliza Forsythe (Labor & Employment Relations and Economics), Derek Long (Media & Cinema Studies), Benjamin Bross (Architecture)
Video Pending

*Course schedule is tentative and subject to change.