The Bush School COVID-19

UPCOMING EVENTS

Nonprofit Leadership In Turbulent Times: Funders’ Perspective on Grantmaking

Nonprofit Leadership In Turbulent Times: Funders’ Perspective on Grantmaking

JUNE 4 | 12 PM CT | ZOOM EVENT
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On Thursday, June 4, Dr. William Brown, Director of the Center for Nonprofits & Philanthropy, will lead a panel discussion with three nonprofit executives on their perspectives on grantmaking. The panel will include: Allison Pennington (Greater Texas Foundation), Alison Prince (United Way of the Brazos Valley), and Bree Bess (BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina Foundation). This webinar is being offered as part of the summer webinar series presented by Center for Nonprofits & Philanthropy. The weekly webinars will be held each Thursday, through July 23rd. at 12 noon.

FACEBOOK LIVE: Coronavirus Update #9 with Dr. Christine Blackburn

FACEBOOK LIVE: Coronavirus Update #9 with Dr. Christine Blackburn

JUNE 15 | 12:30 PM CT | FACEBOOK.COM/BUSHSCHOOL
[Archived Facebook Live Updates]

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On Monday, June 15, Dr. Christine Crudo Blackburn will join us live on facebook.com/bushschool for her now monthly discussion on current research on COVID-19, virus updates, and local/global predictions. This month’s discussion will include a deeper look at reported death counts. Have a question for Dr. Blackburn? Please submit your questions before the live event online.

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IN THE MEDIA

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(The Eagle): Condoleezza Rice, co-author talk international relations during Texas A&M online forum

May 28, 2020 | Scowcroft Institute: Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and scholar Philip Zelikow spoke Thursday evening at an online forum hosted by the George & Barbara Bush Foundation and the Scowcroft Institute of International Affairs. The duo made comments on leadership and diplomacy more broadly and reflected on the COVID-19 pandemic and its myriad impacts.


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(The Conversation): How leadership in various countries has affected COVID-19 response effectiveness

May 27, 2020 | Scowcroft Institute: Dr. Christine Blackburn and Dr. Leslie Ruyle published an article in The Conversation where they discuss the policy and communication choices that national leaders make and the measurable impact on the effectiveness of pandemic response those choices have had over the past few months.

Week #8 Coronavirus Update with Dr. Christine Blackburn

(Facebook LIVE): Week #8 Coronavirus Update with Dr. Christine Blackburn

May 18, 2020 | Scowcroft Institute: Dr. Christine Blackburn held her eighth Facebook live coronavirus update on Monday. Blackburn answered questions from listeners and gave updates on COVID-19 numbers. Dr. Blackburn will be return for her next update on Monday, June 15th at 12:30 PM CT.

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(World Bank Blogs): Dr. Robertson Co-Authors Blog On How Decline In Demand For Apparel Is Affecting Workers In Developing Countries

May 13, 2020 | Mosbacher Institute: “As retail stores close in the United States and Europe, the declining demand for garment products is affecting workers in developing countries.” Dr. Raymond Robertson, Director of the Mosbacher Institute, co-authored, “How decline in demand for apparel affects poor women in Bangladesh.”

In The Media: Archive



ALUMNI RESPONDING TO COVID-19

Bush School Alum Coordinates Nonprofit Response to COVID-19 in New York City

Bush School Alum Coordinates Nonprofit Response to COVID-19 in New York City

April 16, 2020 | Bush School Alumni: At 7 PM on a “normal” night in New York City, it’s easy to get lost in the “hustle and bustle” of America’s largest and most dense metropolitan area. People commute home from work after a long day or catch the subway to see a movie with friends. Esther Larson, a 2006 Master of Public Service and Administration graduate, would usually be among them.


Bush School Alum Helps Coordinate Sugar Land COVID-19 Response

Bush School Alum Helps Coordinate Sugar Land COVID-19 Response

April 10, 2020 | Bush School Alumni: Like many essential employees, Kylie Jackson has become a “jack-of-all-trades” as the pandemic has escalated, putting the knowledge and skills she learned at the Bush School into practice.


Important Links

President Young released a statement on plans for in-person fall semester:
‣ Fall semester classes will begin Aug. 19.
‣ We will have enhanced methods of cleaning & disinfecting on campus.
‣ Students will not be required to return to campus after Thanksgiving.
‣ We will have hybrid classes, in which some students are in-person while others participate remotely.
‣ We will continue to practice physical distancing protocols on campus.
‣ Final exams will be online.

The Texas A&M Division of Human Resources and Organizational Effectiveness has developed a three-phase return-to-campus plan. The plan intentionally takes a phased approach so that we can learn from small, incremental movements towards a full return to work on campus.


Online How to Resources

Zoom (Video Conferencing)

Update Zoom Client/Secure Classroom
Update Zoom client to the latest version
Best practices for securing a classroom in Zoom


"Zoombombing"
How to keep unwanted guest out of your meeting


Recording a zoom class/meeting
1. When in a meeting, click the Record icon
2. To access recording links, navigate to zoom.us/recording in your browser. You will be prompted to enter your login credentials if you are not logged into your ZOOM account.
3. Press the Share icon next to the recording you would like to distribute. You can update the sharing settings and distribute them using the provided link.

NOTE: If you want to record a session for subsequent semesters, make sure you adjust your recording settings to ensure FERPA compliance with respect to capturing and displaying student's names and identifying video. Recommended settings can be found at Zoom recording for subsequent semesters - FERPA compliant instructions on the keepteaching.tamu.edu website.

Work From Home Work From Home FAQ Keep Teaching Online TAMU Email Outlook Setup Google Drive Google Classroom eCampus Filex (File Sharing) VPN (access of onsite resources) Mapping Network Drives COVID-19 FAQ International Students FAQ

Governor Abbott has issued Executive Orders and guidelines to expand openings of certain businesses and activities in Texas. Please visit the Governor's Strike Force to Open Texas website for more information.

To apply for the emergency aid offered by Texas A&M University, visit the Texas A&M emergency aid webpage, click on the box that best represents your situation, and follow the prompts/instructions. The university Financial Aid office has staff members reviewing every application that comes in and while they cannot guarantee "free" money to everyone, they are doing all they can to assist.

If you are feeling ill, make an appointment with your healthcare provider. Students can make an appointment at Student Health Services by visiting the website or by calling (979) 458-8250.

Please do not show up at a clinic, urgent care or other healthcare facility without calling first. Your provider may need to take special measures to protect other people in the clinic. Telemedicine may also be available, enabling you to consult a provider from home.

Check with your health insurance provider. If you are a student enrolled in the TAMU Student Health Insurance plan, MD Live is available for you (a medical visit copay applies). If you have symptoms such as a cough, fever, or other respiratory problems, contact your primary care doctor first.

Do not go to an emergency room. Emergency rooms need to be able to serve those with the most critical needs.

Practice social distancing. Stay indoors and avoid contact with others, just as you would with the flu. Those with contagious diseases should stay home from work or school until they are well. People with fever, cough and respiratory issues should seek immediate medical attention.

If you work with financial information, student records or other confidential information, please encrypt all data, files and email messages you use from home. Visit Encryption, for more information.

Situations like these are prime opportunities for phishing. Please forward suspicious emails to helpdesk@tamu.edu.

If you use Windows, you may be able to use Remote Desktop to access your work computer. Contact your department’s IT technician for more information about accessing your files and computer resources from home.

Update your contact information in Workday in case you need to be contacted at home.


Bush School IT Support

  • Phone: (979) 458-3310
  • Phone hours 8-7:30pm
  • Email Bush School IT

  • Important Links

    President Young released a statement on plans for in-person fall semester:
    ‣ Fall semester classes will begin Aug. 19.
    ‣ We will have enhanced methods of cleaning & disinfecting on campus.
    ‣ Students will not be required to return to campus after Thanksgiving.
    ‣ We will have hybrid classes, in which some students are in-person while others participate remotely.
    ‣ We will continue to practice physical distancing protocols on campus.
    ‣ Final exams will be online.

    The Texas A&M Division of Human Resources and Organizational Effectiveness has developed a three-phase return-to-campus plan. The plan intentionally takes a phased approach so that we can learn from small, incremental movements towards a full return to work on campus.


    Online How to Resources

    Zoom (Video Conferencing)

    Update Zoom Client/Secure Classroom
    Update Zoom client to the latest version
    Best practices for securing a classroom in Zoom


    "Zoombombing"
    How to keep unwanted guest out of your meeting


    Recording a zoom class/meeting
    1. When in a meeting, click the Record icon
    2. To access recording links, navigate to zoom.us/recording in your browser. You will be prompted to enter your login credentials if you are not logged into your ZOOM account.
    3. Press the Share icon next to the recording you would like to distribute. You can update the sharing settings and distribute them using the provided link.

    NOTE: If you want to record a session for subsequent semesters, make sure you adjust your recording settings to ensure FERPA compliance with respect to capturing and displaying student's names and identifying video. Recommended settings can be found at Zoom recording for subsequent semesters - FERPA compliant instructions on the keepteaching.tamu.edu website.

    Work From Home Work From Home FAQ Keep Teaching Online TAMU Email Outlook Setup Google Drive Google Classroom eCampus Filex (File Sharing) VPN (access of onsite resources) Mapping Network Drives COVID-19 FAQ International Students FAQ

    Governor Abbott has issued Executive Orders and guidelines to expand openings of certain businesses and activities in Texas. Please visit the Governor's Strike Force to Open Texas website for more information.

    To apply for the emergency aid offered by Texas A&M University, visit the Texas A&M emergency aid webpage, click on the box that best represents your situation, and follow the prompts/instructions. The university Financial Aid office has staff members reviewing every application that comes in and while they cannot guarantee "free" money to everyone, they are doing all they can to assist.

    If you are feeling ill, make an appointment with your healthcare provider. Students can make an appointment at Student Health Services by visiting the website or by calling (979) 458-8250.

    Please do not show up at a clinic, urgent care or other healthcare facility without calling first. Your provider may need to take special measures to protect other people in the clinic. Telemedicine may also be available, enabling you to consult a provider from home.

    Check with your health insurance provider. If you are a student enrolled in the TAMU Student Health Insurance plan, MD Live is available for you (a medical visit copay applies). If you have symptoms such as a cough, fever, or other respiratory problems, contact your primary care doctor first.

    Do not go to an emergency room. Emergency rooms need to be able to serve those with the most critical needs.

    Practice social distancing. Stay indoors and avoid contact with others, just as you would with the flu. Those with contagious diseases should stay home from work or school until they are well. People with fever, cough and respiratory issues should seek immediate medical attention.

    If you work with financial information, student records or other confidential information, please encrypt all data, files and email messages you use from home. Visit Encryption, for more information.

    Situations like these are prime opportunities for phishing. Please forward suspicious emails to helpdesk@tamu.edu.

    If you use Windows, you may be able to use Remote Desktop to access your work computer. Contact your department’s IT technician for more information about accessing your files and computer resources from home.

    Update your contact information in Workday in case you need to be contacted at home.


    Bush School IT Support

  • Phone: (979) 458-3310
  • Phone hours 8-7:30pm
  • Email Bush School IT