The Program Leader Safety and Best Practices Workshop guides program leaders (faculty,
staff, or students leading programs) in preparing for the safest possible experience
abroad. Those who lead, or assist, short-term education abroad or other University-related
travel abroad for students must attend at least one workshop a year.
On April 7, 2022 at 12pm (CST) on Zoom, Prof. Jessica Brinkworth (UIUC Anthropology)
will give a talk exploring the impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic and labratory work's
reliance on single-use plastics.
This talk will focus on how one school in western India dealt with this tension to
navigate both the pressures of requiring finances to run the school, as well as the
economic hardship faced by the fee paying parents.
Olga Shabalina, PhD candidate in the College of Media, will present two studies that
explore the role of thinking style on consumer selfie visual aesthetics across cultures.