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Lydia Todd is appointed as the First Deputy Commissioner of the Massachusetts Probation Service

Sociology Department | May 20, 2016

Todd is an alumna of UMass Boston's Applied Sociology program and an Associate Lecturer in Sociology.

Gastón Institute Researchers and Students Present at the Eastern Sociological Society Annual Meeting

Pablo Goldbarg | March 18, 2016

A Gastón Institute's interdisciplinary group present at ESS2016 topics spanning social justice, religion and health disparities in the U.S. and Latin America

Appeals Court Returns to UMass Boston, Giving Students Insight into Judicial Process

Colleen Locke | March 08, 2016

UMass Boston criminal justice, sociology, and political science students had the opportunity to not only experience the judicial process without leaving campus, but to network with members of the court, their staff, and alumni, some of whom work for the court system.

UMass Boston Opens University Hall to Students

Anna Fisher-Pinkert | January 25, 2016

Today marks the beginning of the phased opening of University Hall, UMass Boston’s second new building in the last two years.

TIME Top Influencer Ai-jen Poo: “We Need to Have a Plan” for Long-Term Care

Colleen Locke | April 01, 2015

Ai-jen Poo Is a Leading Thinker on How to Address Coming “Elder Boom”

Sociology Students Help Fellow UMass Boston Students, Stock Food Pantry

Colleen Locke | December 17, 2014

UMass Boston’s food pantry is a bit fuller these days, thanks in part to Lecturer in Sociology Jacqueline Lageson’s students, who collected 2,490 food items over the past six weeks.

Jessica Goodman, In Memoriam

Sociology Department | August 28, 2014

The Sociology Department and the College of Liberal Arts remember undergraduate Jessica Goodman

UMass Boston Faculty Receive $95,557 in Creative Economy Grants

Office of Communications | July 28, 2014

Faculty at the University of Massachusetts Boston have received a combined $95,557 in Creative Economy Grants from UMass President Robert Caret’s office.

UMass Boston To Build on Partnerships at 3rd Annual Symposium

Colleen Locke | March 28, 2014

Community-Engaged Partnership Symposium to be Held on Wednesday, April 2 Allie Scherer had never been to a university poster session before attending the Community-Engaged Partnerships Symposium at the University of Massachusetts Boston.…

UMass Boston Prof: Stereotype of “Criminal Immigrant” Doesn’t Hold Up

Office of Communications | November 20, 2013

Sociology professor Bianca Bersani says first-generation immigrants offend less often than average, and their children commit crimes at the same rate as peers