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  • Gaston Institute to host Latino in S.E. Mass. event ›

    SouthCoastToday.com, June 22, 2013

    Pablo Goldbarg, research communication and dissemination coordinator for the Mauricio Gastón Institute for Latino Community Development and Public Policy, is quoted in this article on an event the center is holding this Wednesday in New Bedford. The event is designed to raise awareness of the challenges and opportunities for Latinos in local communities.
  • Brazilians increasingly moving back and forth from U.S. in search of opportunity ›

    PRI’s The World, May 31, 2013

    The economic boom in Brazil, coupled with the financial collapse in America, have changed immigration patterns in the two countries. Associate Professor Eduardo Siqueira, coordinator of the Transnational Brazilian Project at UMass Boston’s Gaston Institute, says many Brazilians who have lived in the United States for years find it difficult to re-adjust when they return home. Alternatively, many Brazilians moving to America are finding opportunities harder to come by.
  • The Potential of the Local Latino Vote in Election 2012 ›

    WGBH, October 16, 2012

    Article on how Latino voters could affect the upcoming elections mentions the Boston Latino Conference held last weekend in East Boston, which featured a panel discussion including Maria Idali Torres, director of the Mauricio Gastón Institute for Latino Community Development and Public Policy.
  • The Puente Project Prepares Hispanic Teens for College Success ›

    Edutopia, October 10, 2012

    Professor of Human Services and Community Studies Miren Uriarte is quoted in this article on the Puente Project, an interdisciplinary program that supports underserved high school students by presenting a core subject and supplemental learning in a culturally relevant context.
  • UMass Medical School in Worcester receives $6 million grant to reduce health disparities in low ... ›

    MassLive, July 30, 2012

    Article on the $6.7 million grant awarded to UMass Medical School to collaborate with UMass Boston to establish the UMass Center for Health Equity Intervention Research mentions that a Springfield-based center will be led by Maria Idali Torres, director of the Mauricio Gastón Institute for Latino Community Development and Public Policy.
  • Whole Foods study to focus on Latino impact ›

    Jamaica Plain Gazette, May 11, 2012

    Associate Professor of Sociology Glenn Jacobs is quoted in this article on plans by the Mauricio Gastón Institute for Latino Community Development and Public Policy to study the impact of a new Whole Foods Market in Jamaica Plain on the local Latino community.
  • Gastón Institute to study Hi-Lo/Whole Foods controversy ›

    Boston Bulletin, May 10, 2012

    Gastón Institute's Research Communication and Dissemination Coordinator Pablo Goldbarg is quoted in this article featured in front page about plans by the Institute to study the impact of a new Whole Foods Market in Jamaica Plain on the local Latino community. Associate Professor of Sociology Glenn Jacobs is also mentioned.
  • Hub institute to study Hi-Lo Foods closure, Whole Foods opening in Jamaica Plain ›

    Boston.com, May 01, 2012

    Article on plans by the Mauricio Gastón Institute for Latino Community Development and Public Policy to study the impact of the closure of local Latino-specialty grocer Hi-Lo Foods in Jamaica Plain and its replacement with a Whole Foods.
  • JP prof to head Whole Foods study ›

    Jamaica Plain Gazette, April 27, 2012

    Pablo Goldbarg, research communication and dissemination coordinator for the Mauricio Gastón Institute for Latino Community Development and Public Policy, is quoted in this article about plans for Associate Professor of Sociology Glenn Jacobs to lead a study for the center on the impact of Whole Foods Market in Jamaica Plain.
  • Boston to kick off school-assignment overhaul, tap two dozen to advisory committee ›

    Boston Globe, February 15, 2012

    Article on the formation of an advisory committee that will make recommendations on changing the way the City of Boston assigns students to schools mentions that Miren Uriarte, professor of human services and community studies and senior research associate at the Mauricio Gastón Institute for Latino Community Development and Public Policy, will serve on the committee.
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