EVENTS IN THIS SERIES
COVID-19 & THE ECONOMY: THE GOOD, THE BAD & THE UGLY
In this panel discussion, you'll hear from esteemed faculty members from Eller College about the virus's effect on Arizona's economy, the hardest hit industries, and the outlook for the state's recovery. We will also explore the government's response to the virus, specifically a slow economy and high unemployment, and how it compares to earlier crises.
- George Hammond, Economic and Business Research Center Director
- Price Fishback, Thomas R. Brown Professor of Economics
- Alice Bonaime, Associate Professor and Philip Rhoads Fellow in Finance
EXPLORING OUR CONNECTIONS: THE HUMAN-ANIMAL BOND DURING COVID-19
In this panel discussion you'll hear from esteemed faculty members currently collaborating on the first interdisciplinary human-animal bond research study at the University of Arizona College of Veterinary Medicine. The discussion will explore research examining how the human-animal bond impacts social connections, consumer behaviors, and feelings of loneliness induced by COVID-19.
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- Julie Funk (Moderator), Dean, College of Veterinary Medicine
- Jamie Boehmer, Associate Dean, College of Veterinary Medicine
- Evan Maclean, Assistant Professor, Anthropology
- Martin Reimann, Associate Professor of Marketing, Eller College of Management
THE CHANGING LANDSCAPE OF EDUCATION: THE DIGITAL DIVIDE
In this panel discussion, faculty members from the College of Education and the superintendent of the Sunnyside Unified School District discuss the future of education after COVID-19 and the digital divide, which is heavily interwoven with issues of race, education, and poverty. Panelists will address the challenges surrounding the transition to remote learning and the need for additional funding and teacher training. They will also explore issues surrounding educational equity and access to technology for students, teachers, parents, and other professionals in special education, K-12, and higher education.
- Marla Franco (Moderator), Assistant Vice Provost for HSI Initiatives & Faculty Affiliate, Center for the Study of Higher Education
- IngriQue Salt, Diné Lók’aad Dine’é | Ashį̨́į̨̨̨́hį́ | Bit’ąąnįį | To’díchįįnį̨į, Program Coordinator, Indigenous Teacher Education Project
- Sunggye Hong, Associate Professor, Disability & Psychoeducational Studies
- Steven Holmes, Superintendent of the Sunnyside Unified School District and UA Alumnus
RISING TO THE CHALLENGE