UMass Boston Reaches Out to MA Communities

Nantucket Youth Program Sparks Science Interest

In the middle of the night, Madeline Hurtado and her peers from the Humanities and Leadership Development High School in Lawrence combed the beach in search of horseshoe crabs. In response to recent concern over declining horseshoe crab populations, they were surveying the Nantucket beach to monitor and document the presence of the living fossils. Read more…

Archaeological Field School Connects People, Cultures, and History

This summer marks the tenth year of the archeological field school collaboration between the Eastern Pequot Tribal Nation (EPTN) and UMass Boston. Each summer, anthropology professor Steve Silliman leads a team of roughly a dozen students and tribal interns in five intense weeks of digging at the Eastern Pequot’s 225-acre reservation in southeastern Connecticut. Read more…

A United Effort to Improve Health in Latino Communities

Public health researchers estimate that cancer mortality in the United States could be reduced by up to 60% if available cancer prevention and screening strategies were fully implemented. CRUZA, the Alliance for Latino Health through Faith and Action, represents a new way of working together to preserve life. Read more…

Read the full stories. All articles are drawn from the Fall 2013 issue of Community Connections, the newsletter of the University of Massachusetts Boston’s Office of Community Partnerships.

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