Returning to the workforce while opening the economy as the Covid-19 pandemic wanes will be difficult and require skilled leaders to assure the public that it is safe to engage again.
In this final installment of the University of Maryland Global Campus series “Stressful Times,” UMGC psychology program faculty members explore tips for staying connected with those you’re separated from while continuing to practice social distancing.
The practice of social distancing to reduce the spread of viral infection can cause stress for individuals everywhere as they continue to navigate the uncharted landscape created by the novel coronavirus. But in a March 20 World Health Organization press briefing, epidemiologist Maria Van Kerkhove suggested a key to reducing such stress is remembering that the purpose of social distancing is physical—and not emotional—separation.
April Is Stress Awareness Month
For many in the United States, April 16 denotes National Stress Awareness Day. In recognition, University of Maryland Global Campus psychology program faculty members share strategies and resources to help combat the challenging effects of stress.
For Julia Shanley, the University of Maryland Global Campus became an academic lifesaver when the new coronavirus turned her education plans upside down.
April Is Stress Awareness Month
With the onset of COVID-19 and the challenges caused by the pandemic, more and more people may be encountering higher levels and different types of stress than they normally experience. In this three-part series, University of Maryland Global Campus psychology program faculty members discuss the effects of stress, strategies for coping with stress and tips for staying socially connected while physically distant from family, friends and coworkers.
Faculty members from University of Maryland Global Campus School of Cybersecurity and Information Technology offer their recommendations for staying safe during these uncertain times.
Beware of Scammers. Always active during times of uncertainty, cybercriminals are now working overtime amid the coronavirus crisis through a variety of attack vectors to exploit our fears, insecurities, and confusion around COVID-19 treatments. With so many of us teleworking and confined to our homes, it is vitally important to be aware of online and phone scams, and other threats that are rapidly increasing in volume and sophistication.
In an unprecedented Town Hall meeting March 31 during the Covid-19 emergency, University of Maryland Global Campus President Javier Miyares said the university “is in better shape than almost any traditional university.”
Adelphi, Md. (April 3, 2020)—The National Cyberwatch Center, a consortium of higher education institutions, businesses and government agencies focused on advancing information security education, has selected University of Maryland Global Campus for inclusion in its 2020 Innovations in Cybersecurity Education program.
At Ali Al Salem Air Base, Kuwait, University of Maryland Global Campus Professor Gordon Leitch, PhD, is teaching Math 103 to his students poolside because their regular classroom is not big enough to practice “social distancing.” Unfortunately, the students can’t enjoy a post-class swim because the pool is closed due to the coronavirus.
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Anna Seferian found herself suddenly popular.
Her academic friends who had built their careers in traditional academic environments had just been told that starting the next week, they would have to finish the semester by teaching online.