Roundtable Discussion on COVID-19 Planned for June 15

    Roundtable discussion to provide perspectives on the psychological impacts, lessons from history, and the economic outlook.
    June 2, 2020

    The University of Scranton Office of Community Relations and the Schemel Forum will offer a virtual roundtable discussion “COVID-19: What a Difference a Pandemic Makes” on June 15 from 5:00 – 6:00 PM via Zoom. In this roundtable discussion, University Faculty speakers will provide perspectives on the pandemic by focusing on three specific aspects of the current crisis: the psychological impacts, lessons from history, and the economic outlook in light of the current pandemic.

    This event aims to provide a reflection on the many extraordinary ways our lives have changed due to the coronavirus global pandemic. More than 100,000 of our fellow Americans have died, quarantine has brought unique challenges and we know the “new normal” ahead will bring continued uncertainty and questions. This roundtable discussion seeks to examine how we can learn from our past, understand our current context, and look ahead toward recovery. This event will offer opening questions followed by a question and answer session with attendees. 

    University Faculty resource speakers include John C. Norcross, Ph.D., ABPP, Professor of Psychology; Satyajit Ghosh, Ph.D., Professor of Economics; Adam Pratt, Ph.D., Associate Professor of History. This roundtable discussion will be moderated by Sondra Myers, Schemel Forum Director and Julie Schumacher Cohen, Assistant Vice President for Community Engagement/Government Affairs.

    This roundtable event is open to members of both the University of Scranton and the broader Scranton area communities. The roundtable discussion will be held on Zoom from 5:00 – 6:00 PM on June 15. Registration is required.  For more information and to register contact

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