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  • A COVID-19 Primer: Virology, Immunology, Evolution, and Epidemic Modeling

    IGB Science Chat

    Join Professors Chris Brooke, Colin Kieffer, Rebecca Smith and Jessica Brinkworth, members of IGB’s Infection Genomics for One Health research theme, for an interactive discussion.

    “A COVID-19 Primer: Virology, Immunology, Evolution, and Epidemic Modeling”

    Join us via Zoom:…

  • Career Center COVID Resources

  • COVID-19, Climate Change, and Health

    May 19, 2020

    Noon–1 p.m.

    Zoom Event


    Join us for a talk centered on lessons we can learn on the interplays between climate and human health in the wake of the COVID-19 shutdowns.


    The vast amounts of data being collected around the world on meteorology, air quality and human health have allowed scientists to observe the effects humans have on our climate as well as the effects of climate on human health. As the global COVID-19 pandemic changes human behavior researchers are looking into how these changes impact the climate. Lessons learned through this research could help improve air quality in the future, potentially leading to improved health in populations affected by poor air quality.


    Presenters will be covering current observations and reviewing the challenges involved in approaching this research.

    Please register for the event by using the link below. A calendar invite with details will be shared with you upon completion.




  • COVID-19 Webinar Series: Building Resilience Through Volunteering During COVID-19

    COVID-19 Webinar Series: Building Resilience Through Volunteering During COVID-19

    School of Social Work's Dr. Ben Lough will provide a brief overview of common volunteer activities occurring during the pandemic (including virtual volunteering) and the impact of current volunteer shortages on nonprofits. The webinar draws on prior field research to illustrate how the distinctive attributes of volunteering can help or hinder community resilience. Integrating learning from past epidemics, it explores why preparations and investments are needed in advance of a global pandemic for volunteers to respond swiftly and effectively during a crisis. This event is free and open to the public. Register:


  • Data is Your Best Defense in a Downturn

  • farmdoc daily live: Coronavirus and Ag

    The coronavirus is causing unprecedented disruption in the US and global economies.   Agriculture has already and will continue to be impacted.  The farmdoc team is offering a series of “live” webinar events to discuss the impact the coronavirus crisis on Corn Belt agriculture.  The webinars are expected to be 30-minutes long but can be extended if necessary.  Each webinar will begin with brief presentations, with the bulk of the time available to answer questions from attendees.


  • Good-Faith and Forward-Looking: How Do CEOs and CFOs Talk about the Impact of the Coronavirus Shutdown on Corporate Profits?

  • IGB Science Chat: Digital Resolution Biosensing: New Approaches in Cancer and COVID-19

  • Illinois Extension's Resources for Responding to COVID-19

    The spread and mitigation of novel coronavirus (COVID-19) is an evolving concern for Illinois. This collection of resources can assist families and community leaders preparing for and coping with COVID-19. Link

  • Re-opening Schools and Universities in the COVID-19 Crisis: What Will It Take?

    Please join the European Union Center this Thursday, May 7 at 2pm CDT for a virtual panel discussion on what it will take to re-open schools and universities in the fall. We will be joined by experts in education, healthcare, and technology. 


    "Re-opening Schools and Universities in the COVID-19 Crisis: What Will It Take?"

    Thursday, May 7, 2pm CDT

    Meeting ID: 914 9362 2521

    Password: 002527


    "The Forgotten Vaccine's Journey from Labs to Immunization Campaigns" — Federico Vigano, Country President AstraZeneca Ireland. 


    "Covid-19 and Egypt's Mass  Experiment with Online Learning" — Linda Herrera, Professor of Education Policy, Organization and Leadership at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign and Director of the Education 2.0 Research and Documentation Project, a joint project of Egypt's Ministry of Education and Technical Education and the American University in Cairo


    "Digital Contact Tracing for Campus Communities" — Sanjay Patel, Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, and Technology Advisor, Rokwire

  • Social Media Analytics and the COVID-19 Infodemic

  • The Grainger College of Engineering - COVID-19: Introductory Seminar

    Dean Rashid Bashir and Associate Dean for Advancement, Dale Wright, moderate a virtual discussion with expert Illinois faculty on COVID-19, including how Grainger Engineering is responding and mobilizing during the pandemic. Topics for this seminar include - Coronavirus biology with Assistant Professor Jessica Brinkworth - Epidemic modeling & predictors with Professors Nigel Goldenfeld and Sergei Maslov - Diagnostics with Professor Brian Cunningham - Ventilators & devices with Professor Bill King - Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) with Professor Helen Nguyen. Link

  • Webinars - The MRL Central Research Facilities Webinar Series

    This free webinar series highlights techniques available in the MRL Central Research Facilities for the fabrication, processing, and characterization of materials.  Webinar topics range from very basic, general introductions of techniques all the way to advanced, specialized analyses for featured applications. Link