Spring 2020


UCSB Faculty members, guest speakers, and experts from the Santa Barbara community presented lecture sessions on a variety of facets and insights into the COVID-19 pandemic, and its implications across a range of areas. Sessions convened Tuesdays throughout the Spring, 2020 quarter and beyond via Zoom webinar system. Individual speakers addressed these topics on the following dates: 

April 14: SARS-CoV2: The Virus and the Disease

April 21: Current Epidemiological Models: Scientific Basis and Evaluation

April 28: Coping with Heterogeneity and Uncertainty of COVID-19 Datasets

May 5: Economic Aspects of the Crisis: Labor Markets During Pandemics

May 12: Social Scientific Insights: Attitudes, Policies, and Coping with the Crisis

May 19: Climate Effects on the Virus, Diagnosis Criteria, and a New Testing Procedure

May 26: COVID-19: Analytics and Modeling for Prevention

June 2: COVID-19: Interventions, Impacts, and Consequences 

June 9: County Health Update and Health Equity Efforts

June 16: The Crisis' Effects on Business and Journalism in Santa Barbara

June 23: COVID-19: Understanding the Disease Through Data

June 30: COVID-19: Analysis of Trends and Transportation Patterns

Although the series ended June 30, 2020, we encourage you to sign up to receive updates by email about possible future sessions as events may prompt.

You may also be interested in any number of videos from other University of California campuses related to COVID-19, from lectures about infectious diseases to programs about healthcare, family dynamics and schooling during quarantine, political and economic impacts, and university administration responses to the pandemic, on UCTV.

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