November 26, 2020
Despite this sudden announcement, LUMS is committed to continuing its efforts to welcome the entire community back to campus in the Spring. With the new government directives though, what does this mean in terms of teaching modalities (in-class, online and hybrid)? How many students will be accommodated in hostels? What further measures will need to be taken to keep the community safe? What will we do if the government directives are extended?
Join us for the fifty-fourth session of LUMS Live: COVID, Classes and Campus - Updates. Moderated by Adeel Hashmi, the distinguished panelists for the discussion include Dr. Arshad Ahmad, Dr. Farhat Haq, Dr. Samia Altaf, Dr. Adnan Khan, Abdullah Haroon (BSc 2021), Maira Asaad (BA 2021), and Huzaifa Rauf (PhD 2022).
Date: Thursday, November 26, 2020
Time: 4:00 pm (PST)
Please join us at https://zoom.us/j/93279528007 to listen to our panelists as they discuss plans for the remainder of this semester, coming Spring, and address any questions you may have.
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Profiles of Panelists
Dr. Arshad Ahmad, Vice Chancellor, LUMS
Prior to his current role as Vice Chancellor LUMS, Dr. Arshad Ahmad served as Vice Provost, Teaching and Learning, and Director of the MacPherson Institute at McMaster University in Canada. He is also Chair of Teaching and Learning Canada, former President of Society for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education and former Vice President of International Consortium of Educational Developers. Dr. Ahmad completed his MBA and later PhD in Educational Psychology at McGill University, won a lifetime 3M National Teaching Fellowship in 1992 and was a professor of finance at Concordia and McMaster Universities. His research interests are in student evaluations of teaching, approaches to teaching, teaching philosophies and student partnerships.
Dr. Farhat Haq, Provost, LUMS
Dr. Haq holds a PhD in Political Science from Cornell University, has served at Monmouth College in Illinois for more than 25 years as a Professor and was previously Chair of the Department of Political Science. She has been associated with LUMS as a Visiting Professor from 2002-2003. She is the first female to hold the position of Provost at LUMS.
Dr. Samia Altaf, Professor of Practice of Public Health and Director Health and Safety, LUMS
Dr. Samia Altaf is an internationally recognised public health physician, certified by the American Board of Public Health and Preventive Medicine. Her expertise is in designing, managing and monitoring large health services systems in context of local challenges and within given financial constraints. Dr. Altaf has been an advisor to USAID, has worked for UNICEF in Pakistan and for the Washington, DC, Department of Health, in the USA. She has also consulted for the Government of Pakistan, United Nations’ Relief Agency for Palestine Territories, WHO, CIDA, and Swiss Inter-Cooperation.
Dr. Adnan Khan, Dean, Office of Student Affairs, LUMS
Dr. Khan was awarded his PhD from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in NY in 2007. Prior to his doctoral work, he obtained an MS in Applied Mathematics at the University of Delaware in 2002 and a BE in Electrical Engineering from NED University of Engineering and Technology, Karachi in 1998. His current research interests involve modeling and analysis of biological systems, multiscale modeling and asymptotic analysis. Dr. Khan has taught at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and University of Delaware.