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New Mexico State University Academy for Learning in Retirement February 2021

ALR's February 2021 virtual series will discuss 'The Pandemic and the Economy.'


The New Mexico State University Academy for Learning in Retirement’s (ALR) February 2021 virtual series will discuss “The Pandemic and the Economy.”

Programming will include four Zoom presentations:

  • NMSU Department of Biology regents professor Kathryn Hanley, Ph.D., will discuss the current understanding of the origins of SARS-CoV-2 as well as vaccines and other techniques that have been brought to bear on SARS-CoV-2 control. Hanley’s presentations will be: 1) “SARS-CoV-2: Origins and Spread” on Monday, Feb. 1; and 2) “SARS-CoV-2; Control and Treatment” on Wednesday, Feb. 3.
  • NMSU Department of Economics, Applied Statistics and International Business professor Chris Erickson, Professor, Ph.D., will discuss the economic impacts of the pandemic in the United States and in New Mexico. Erickson’s presentations will be 1) “It’s the Pandemic, Stupid: Covid-19 and the U.S. Economy” on Tuesday, Feb. 9; and 2) “The Pandemic and the New Mexico Economy” on Friday, Feb. 12.

For each session, log in after 10 a.m. on the date indicated. Each session will be held 10:30 a.m.-noon.

Register for the sessions at dacc.nmsu.edu/alr under the Memberships and Presentations link. 

You can also enroll for all 20 spring sessions and ALR membership through May for $62, enroll as an ALR member for $3 and register for individual sessions for $4 per session or enroll in individual sessions for $5 per session. Participants are encouraged to register by 5 p.m. the day before each presentation.

ALR will e-mail Zoom links to registrants for each session in the evening before the presentation. 

ALR is a nonprofit started in 1992 by former NMSU President Gerald Thomas, along with retired deans Thomas Gale, Virginia Higbie, Flavia McCormick and others, including former professor and teacher Clarence Fielder.