University Libraries to Promote University Press’ Pandemic eBook

By Marketing and Communications | 05-22-2020

The Texas A&M University Libraries are partnering with the University Press to rush-release a free eBook, Preparing for Pandemics in the Modern World, later this month. University Press has also requested a partnership with the Division of Texas A&M University Marketing and Communications, the College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, the School of Public Health and the Scowcroft Institute of International Affairs.

Preparing for Pandemics in the Modern World was intended to be released in the fall for the annual pandemic policy summit of the Scowcroft Institute, but now has wider implications that would benefit from an earlier release date.

The book discusses the idea of One Health, which refers to the confluence of human, animal and environmental health to prepare for pandemics. The editor of Preparing for Pandemics in a Modern World, Christine Crudo Blackburn, is the deputy director of the Pandemic and Biosecurity Policy Program in the Scowcroft Institute, and has also been identified as a Covid-19 expert among Texas A&M.

The intent of releasing the book in May is that it will display the University’s mission to the public and will also add to the worldwide conversations about the coronavirus.