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  • NYMAPS Collaborative Symposium

    On January 20-21, 2015 the Colin Powell School for Civic and Global Leadership hosted the 7th annual NYMAPS Collaborative Symposium. Entitled ‘Engaged Scholarship: Fulfilling the Promise of the Public University’, the symposium raised the challenges and possibilities of engaged scholarship, practiced with a commitment to solidarity, in which communities traditionally researched and spoken for, collaborate in academic research to ask their ...

  • Collaborative Research Conference

    The Urban Research Based Action Network (URBAN) has received a grant from the American Educational Research Association to host a conference on “Collaborative Research for Action and Equity in Education.” This invitation-only, working conference will be held April 30th – May 1st at the University of Massachusetts Boston. Prior to the conference, five working groups ...

  • The Formation of a Grassroots Movement

    When the city of Los Angeles banned gas-powered leaf blowers in 1996, the law sparked one of the most dynamic grassroots campaigns by Latino immigrants in recent history. Latino immigrant gardeners, working with a small group of Chicana/o activists, organized the Association of Latin American Gardeners of Los Angeles (ALAGLA), which pressured city leaders to ...

  • Ferguson Syllabus

    This syllabus focuses on the death of teenager Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri and the subsequent non-indictment of Darren Wilson, the police officer who killed him.  The syllabus was created for a first-year composition class by Evan Kindley, Visiting Instructor in the Department of Literature at Claremont McKenna College.  It is in part the result ...

  • Tenure Track Public Policy Position

    The Department of Public Policy and Public Affairs of the McCormack Graduate School of Policy and Global Studies at the University of Massachusetts Boston invites applications for a tenure-track mid-level assistant or associate professor, to begin September 1, 2015.  Review of applications will begin November 15 and continue until filled. Please click here for full details ...

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