As information becomes available, Stevens leadership will continue to monitor state and local requirements and federal guidelines. The university will remain in constant contact with students, staff, faculty, alumni and other constituencies, while transparently making new information public to the community. We will also create a new series of lectures to discuss the ongoing impact of COVID-19.
The President’s Special Lecture Series on Pandemics
The coronavirus global pandemic has been among the most challenging periods in recent memory for both the university and society at large. As a community of scholars and academics, we are obliged to find meaning and to advance understanding of this experience for our students and for ourselves.
To this end, in the 2020-21 academic year, Stevens will present The President’s Special Lecture Series on Pandemics, a series of six lectures by distinguished intellectuals on various aspects of the pandemics. The first three lecturers and topics, to be held virtually in the fall semester, are:
- Dr. Rohit Chitale: Global Epidemiology
- Dr. Maia Majumder: Modeling and Prediction of Pandemics
- Dr. Frank Snowden: History of Pandemics
Dates for these lectures are being finalized and will be announced to the community. Work is also underway to identify additional topics and lecturers for the spring 2021 semester.
Regular Updates to the Community
Stevens will continue to provide updates on health conditions within our community.
Town hall-style forums and ongoing meetings with the Faculty Senate, the Student Government Association, and the Graduate Student Council will be held at least once each semester in order to provide updates and address questions.
The university will also continue to communicate updates via special announcements; the Division of Communication & Marketing's NewsPoints email newsletter; the university's official social media channels; the Stevens Weekly Bulletin Board (SWeBB) for faculty and staff, campus monitors, and other means.