Dear CGS students and affiliates, despite the harsh conditions of the COVID-19 pandemic, CGS continues its mission and seeks to work with you during this difficult time. If you have ideas, projects, or community/online resources (blogs, videos) that would be of interest to our audience and can benefit from our assistance, we are eager to work with you. As we transition to life in the midst of a global pandemic, we intend to remain active and engaged. Please consider partnering with us for your own projects and stay in touch with us on our website, social media, and Eweekly for future announcements and online events.
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Dr. Jenny Amos, a CGS Advisory Board Member, is on a team led by The Grainger College of Engineering and Carle Health that has developed an emergency ventilator prototype that is aimed to aid patients during the COVID-19 pandemic. Read about RapidVent HERE.
Read about Dr. Jenny Amos HERE.
Global Food Security Challenges in the Era of COVID-19 - Chicago Council on Global Affairs
COVID-19 has had large scale impacts on the global food system, affecting everything from supply chains and markets to agriculture production and the labor force. Sara Menker of Gro Intelligence and Sanjeev Krishnan of S2G Ventures join Laura Reiley of The Washington Post digitally to examine the current situation. In the face of system shocks, how are companies responding to the rising consumer demand and what are the lasting impacts? Their discussion can be found HERE.
Rahm Emanuel on Cities in the Age of Pandemics - Chicago Council on Global Affairs
Cities are a crucial point at which public health policy meets the reality on the ground. From canceling gatherings to enforcing shelter-in-place orders and announcing relief packages, cities around the world are currently on the frontline in responding to COVID-19. In some countries, national governments have coordinated a centralized response between cities. In the United States, the government has taken a more decentralized approach, leaving mayors and governors to take the lead in mitigating the impacts of the pandemic. As cities and local governments face increasing risks of outbreaks in the future, what resources do they have to prepare for pandemics and safeguard the lives and livelihoods of the most vulnerable? Two-term Chicago mayor Rahm Emanuel joins Council President Ivo Daalder to share his insights into the challenges facing cities in the age of pandemics. Watch the video HERE
Opportunities for University of Illinois Students and Faculty
In late March and early April, the National and International Scholarship Program will be hosting online information sessions for undergraduate students across colleges and fields to learn about some nationally competitive scholarship opportunities.
Information Sessions for freshmen and sophomores:
Monday, March 30th: 1:30-2:00, 2:00-2:30 or 3:00-3:30 pm
Wednesday, April 1st: 1:00-1:30 or 1:30-2:00 pm
Thursday, April 2nd: 3:00-3:30 or 3:30-4:00 pm
Friday, April 3rd: 2:30-3:00, 3:00-3:30 or 4:00-4:30 pm
Freshmen and sophomores can access webinars at the above times using this link.
All information sessions will be held online.
SAWBO (Scientific Animations Without Borders) has just released their newest animation, Protecting Yourself from Coronavirus. COVID-19 has now spread around most parts of the world. This animation addresses best practices to protect against coronavirus through recommended preventative measures.
Their immediate goal is global distribution of this animation into as many language variants as possible. If you are interested in translating this animation into your local language for greater distribution and reach, please email them at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Interdisciplinary introduction to the ways of life of Latin American peoples, their origins and current expressions; discusses social, economic issues, and domestic and international policies related to them in the context of other societies in developing countries.
Satisfies the General Education Criteria:
Cultural Studies - Non-West
Social & Beh Sci - Soc Sci