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From the Cover of TIME to UMass Boston’s JFK Winner: Daniela Bravo-Terkia a Voice for Immigrants

Colleen Locke | May 23, 2017

This year's JFK Award winner is Daniela Bravo-Terkia, who has dedicated her time at UMass Boston to making sure undocumented students like her don’t feel pressured to hide. The JFK Award is the highest honor a UMass Boston undergraduate can receive.

WGS Faculty Contributes to Welfare Reform Syllabus

Brittany Downey, Department Manager, WGS | August 22, 2016

Professor Lorna Rivera works with national campaign to promote awareness

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

UMass Boston Research Scholar Assesses Working Conditions for Waste Pickers in Sao Pãulo, Brazil

Colleen Locke | March 11, 2016

Ana Maria Maniero Moreira spent the last year at UMass Boston looking at recycling practices in Boston to evaluate the effectiveness and safety of two recycling collaboratives in São Paulo, Brazil.

Professor Eduardo Siqueira Named to Office of New Bostonians Advisory Board

Zach Herman | February 02, 2016

The city agency offers assistance to immigrant and newcomer communities in Boston

Gastón Institute Gathers Broad Coalition to Discuss Latino Challenges, Opportunities

Zach Herman | June 18, 2015

The 2015 Regional Meeting, which returned to Boston this summer, drew more than 100 people and representatives of 45 government and civic organizations.

A Civic Engagement Class Makes Inroads in the Jamaica Plain Community and Beyond

Kaitlin Thurlow | May 26, 2015

One community inspires students to make a difference through grass roots involvement

Gastón Institute Researchers Visit University of Quintana Roo in Mexico

Gastón Institute | January 29, 2015

María Idalí Torres, director of the Gastón Institute, and Professor and Senior Research Associate Phil Granberry, visited University of Quintana Roo, Mexico, where they taught medical anthropology and regional economic development seminars.

A Historic Announcement to Celebrate: U.S. Restarts Diplomatic Dialog With Cuba After Five Decades

Gastón Institute | December 18, 2014

“Somos todos americanos,” said President Barack Obama, announcing on December 17, 2014 actions that, taken together, mean a whole new course for official U.S.-Cuban relations.

Gastón Institute at UMass Boston Will Help Latino Communities Navigate Obamacare

Office of Communications | October 09, 2014

The Institute will use a grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services grant to educate Spanish and Portuguese speakers about the Health Insurance Marketplace.

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