On Thursday, June 4, 2020, professors in The Catholic University of America School of Arts and Sciences held an online panel discussion about pandemics. They discussed global and national impacts of historic pandemics and delved into the mathematics of predictive models.
*L.R. Poos, Ordinary Professor, Department of History
Dr. Poos has studied and extensively written about the Black Death in medieval Europe. He discussed historical pandemics and some lessons they suggest for our present experience.
* Maryann Cusimano Love, Associate Professor of International Relations, Department of Politics
Dr. Love has written on social distancing in the United States from a historical perspective.
*Kiran R. Bhutani, Chair and Ordinary Professor, Department of Mathematics
Dr. Bhutani's research has focused on various areas of graph theory. Her most recent work on hooking networks has applications in understanding the properties of evolving networks. Along with fellow mathematics professors Dr. Curtis Holliman and Dr. Ravi Kalpathy, Dr. Bhutani led a discussion on the spread of pandemics from a mathematical perspective.
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