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The New Normal Institute

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Pace faculty and staff are invited to an ongoing brown bag lunch series hosted by the University's new pop-up, virtual institute, to showcase interdisciplinary faculty scholarship that is focused on how our society emerges from the COVID-19 pandemic.

The societal impact of COVID-19 and the Coronavirus that causes this disease was sudden and profound. From public health, to the economy, to how we use technology and the future of work, our lives will be forever changed. But in what ways and how can we contribute to the discussion about what comes next?

Pace University is planning a pop-up, virtual institute, to showcase interdisciplinary faculty scholarship that is focused on how our society emerges from the COVID-19 pandemic.  The Institute will be a forum for studying societal responses to the current crisis, recovery, resilience, and the reimagining of our lives and work. The Institute will focus on our future as we begin to answer questions about what our society will/should look like, given our COVID-19 experience.

The Institute's ongoing brown bag lunch series will feature short presentations by Pace University faculty on issues related to the Coronavirus and living in a post-COVID-19 world.  The presentations will be across disciplines, for a wide audience.

Presentations can be accessed via Zoom
Meeting ID: 981 8563 2029
Password: 356972

All presentations are between 1:00 p.m.–2:00 p.m. on the following dates:

Thursday, August 6

Financial Institutions and Health Outcomes, hosted by P.V. Viswanath, PhD, of the Lubin School of Business

Prisons and the Pandemic, hosted by Michael Mushlin, JD, of the Elisabeth Haub School of Law


Thursday, August 20

COVID Coverage in the Popular Media: Applications for Information Literacy Instruction, hosted by Jessica Kiebler and Susan Thomas of the Pace University Library.

COVID-19 among Blacks and Latinx in NYC: The Role of the Healthcare System, hosted by Ana Amaya, MPH, DrPH, and Kyomi Gregory, PhD, of the College of Health Professions and Tiffany Henley, PhD, of Dyson College.


Thursday, September 3

Safe Buildings, Safe Density, hosted by John Nolan, JD, of the Elisabeth Haub School of Law.

COVID-19: What is it, how do we test for it, how do we protect ourselves from it, and what happens next? hosted by Marcy Kelly, PhD, of Dyson College.


Please email Avrom Caplan if you want to give a short presentation, or for more information.