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07.30.2020 | 1:00PM ET

The Impact of COVID-19 on Mental Health and Emerging Strategies to Support People through and beyond the Pandemic

COVID-19 has created unprecedented sources of individual, social and societal disruption. In this session, we will discuss ongoing research at the Institute for Health Equity and Social Justice Research, Department of Health Sciences, and from the APPEAR team in the Department of Applied Psychology, examining the impact of COVID-19 on mental health – specifically examining the impact of the pandemic on people with serious mental illness; and the impact on disordered eating. We will also discuss emerging strategies to support mental health and well-being during COVID and to address the long lasting impacts on mental health of the pandemic.

07.20.2020 | 12:00PM ET

Urban Mobility and the Gig Economy: The Future of Urban Life and Work with COVID-19

Social distancing during COVID-19 significantly changed urban mobility and such change has had disproportionate impact in different neighborhoods within urban regions, often linked to their socio-economic demographics. The same infrastructure that supports these urban mobility patterns also supports a precarious yet growing economy driven by algorithms. These ‘gig economy’ jobs such as delivery, mobility services, and care work have been lauded for the ease of entry. This panel explored the effects of the pandemic on urban mobility, how people will interact within new urban regions, and the impact of one of our economy’s newest forms of employment.

07.09.2020 | 11:00 AM ET

Zoomin’ in on Mary Bonauto L’87

The Northeastern School of Law presented a spotlight on Mary Bonauto, L'87, to talk about Celebrating Recent LGBTQ Victories and Looking Ahead. This event was part of the 'Zoomin' in on' series featuring graduates in a virtual conversation with Mielle Marquis, Northeastern Law's director of external relations.

7.8.20 | 10-11am

Global Perspectives, Latin America

Latin America comprises a vast array of distinct politics, cultures, geographies, and histories. But in recent weeks, the coronavirus pandemic has created a new common challenge. What are Latin America’s essential elements of resilience, and what will the future hold for its people and its economy?

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