Rhodes offers free webinars on coronavirus-related topics

By , Daily Memphian Updated: May 26, 2020 9:41 AM CT | Published: May 20, 2020 3:25 PM CT

Rhodes College will offer four free, public Zoom webinars featuring college and community experts addressing coronavirus-related topics. As part of the webinars, the panelists will take audience questions.

“A grounding in the liberal arts encourages a multi-disciplinary approach to the foundational questions raised by the COVID-19 pandemic,” president Majorie Hass, said in a statement. “Our faculty are particularly well-equipped to promote deep thinking and lively dialogue. We look forward to sharing the best of Rhodes’ approach with the wider community. We see it as one of the ways we can serve others during this difficult moment.”

The panels are as follows:

Wednesday, May 27: The Science of COVID-19

  • Moderator: Cary Fowler, Chair, Board of Trustees, Rhodes College
  • Panelists:
    • Erin Bodine, associate professor and associate chair of mathematics, E.C. Ellett Professor of Mathematics
    • Gary Lindquester, professor of biology
    • Dr. Jon McCullers, professor and chair of pediatrics, assistant professor of microbiology, immunology and biochemistry, University of Tennessee Health Science Center

Register here.

Wednesday, June 3: Epidemics in History and Literature

  • Moderator: Timothy Huebner, associate provost, Sternberg Professor of History
  •  Panelists:
    • Chris Brunt, assistant professor of English
    • Joe Jansen, assistant professor of Greek and Roman studies
    • Tait Keller, associate professor of history, former chair of the environmental studies and sciences program

Register here.

Wednesday, June 10: The Impacts of COVID-19: Health, Education, and the Economy

  • Moderator: Marjorie Hass
  •  Panelists:
    • Marshall Gramm, professor and chair of economics
    • Kendra Hotz, associate professor of religious studies, Robert W. Waller Professor of Population Health, director of the Health Equity program
    • Aixa Marchand, assistant professor of psychology

Register here.

Wednesday, June 17: Coping with COVID-19

  • Moderator: Geoff Bakewell, professor of Greek and Roman studies, Irene B. and J. Walter McDonnell Chair of Greek and Roman studies
  • Panelists:
    • Patrick Gray, professor of religious studies
    • Rebecca Klatzkin, associate professor of psychology and neuroscience
    • Rev. Beatrix Weil, Rhodes College chaplain

Register here.

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