University COVID-19 update
There have been many updates at the campus level regarding COVID-19. You can find the latest updates, and all previous Mass Mails at https://covid19.illinois.edu. The site also has an FAQ section and links to the most current precautions advised by public health officials. There is also an email, email@example.com, for general questions.
CSL Operations - A message from Associate Director Karen Cromwell
We were surprised and concerned to see the large number of swipe entries into CSL facilities over the last week. We have taken further steps to lockdown our facilities to faculty and essential personnel. If you are not on the essential personnel list (if you haven’t been notified, you most likely are not on it) we ask that you stay home per both the Governor’s and University’s directives. The University has defined what they believe to be essential research in these times: https://covid19.illinois.edu/massmail-guidance-to-define-critical-and-essential-research/
If you have not already done so and you believe you have critical research which requires access to CSL, faculty should please email Director Klara Nahrstedt and myself for review of a request to be added to Essential Personnel for themselves and any employees.
As the University has said, we are all in this together. It is our top priority to try to keep everyone safe at this time.
Zoom backgrounds from Grainger Engineering
For Zoom meetings or classes, the The Grainger College of Engineering has a background to make it feel like you're still on campus! There are lots of options from around the Engineering quad: https://buff.ly/39fHk6Z
If you're having trouble with the image appearing backward to other users, check your "mirror video" setting. For more info about displaying your background: https://buff.ly/3dtL8Vs
Student Placement Highlight
Students who have conducted research here at CSL end up in some pretty incredible places! Chuchu Fan always knew she wanted to go into academia, she thanks CSL researchers for being her role models while she completed her Ph.D. in computer engineering. In August she'll join the MIT AeroAstro Department! See the timeline of her journey below.