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Latina professors find an interdisciplinary way to teach about microbiology, hurricanes, colonialism and politics

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By: Dr. Wilson Gonzalez-Espada, Ciencia Puerto Rico


At first look, history and microbiology may seem disciplines with nothing in common. However, two Latina faculty members at the College of the Holy Cross, in Worcester MA, vehemently shattered the perceived boundaries between these disciplines to provide their students with a unique and long-lasting learning experience.

History/Microbiology Podcast 3 – Typhoid Fever in a Rural Village of Porto Rico Due to a Surface Well

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History/Microbiology Podcast 3 – College of the Holy Cross

Typhoid Fever in a Rural Village of Porto Rico Due to a Surface Well

By: Angel Carrillo, Adeline Gutiérrez Nuñez, Louis Hurtado, Maria Claudia Schubert-Fontes, and Rossangelly Toro Carrillo.


History and Microbiology Podcast 2 - Prostitution and Community Syphilis in Porto Rico 1919

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History/Microbiology Podcast 2 - College of the Holy Cross

Prostitution and Community Syphilis in Porto Rico 1919

By: Michael Chaoui, Meg Gentile, Patrick Hogan, Katherine O’Malley, Matthew Wilk


José Hernández Ayala: A Research Leader in Geographic Climatology

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Dr. Hernández Ayala is a professor of geographic climatology at Sonoma State University

Climatology, the study of weather changes over time, is a prominent scientific field often cited in the media. Sonoma State University, in California, is one of several institutions that has a Climate Research Center (CRC-Sonoma), in which scientists from different disciplines collaborate to better understand the relationships between short-term atmospheric phenomena, the climate, physical geography and human geography. Notably, CRC-Sonoma is directed by a young Arecibeño scientist!

Programa Fulbright

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The U.S. Fulbright Scholar Program offers nearly 470 teaching, research or combination teaching/research awards in over 125 countries. Opportunities are available for college and university faculty and administrators as well as for professionals, artists, journalists, scientists, lawyers, independent scholars and many others. In addition to several new program models designed to meet the changing needs of U.S.




Hericka Cruz Luciano: Representing Puerto Rico in a Scientific Fair

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"I got frustrated. I got excited. It made me think. It made me cry."

Whoever hears the student Hericka Loraine Cruz Luciano, would believe that she is describing her favorite movie, a play, or a famous novel, where emotions flow from the deepest sadness to the most euphoric joy with the speed of a thought.

She was, in fact, referring to her experience as a scientific researcher. The student is in the 12th grade at the Josefa Vélez Bauzá High School in the town of Peñuelas, where she has developed a multi-year project that has led her to conquer scientific skills in Puerto Rico and abroad.

Stories of Puerto Rico's hurricane recovery efforts - A free course

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Notre Dame and Michigan come together to tell the stories of Puerto Rico's hurricane recovery efforts

On September 20, 2017, Hurricane María struck the island of Puerto Rico with catastrophic force, shattering lives, communities, infrastructure and the physical environment. One year later, Puerto Rico remains in the grips of an ongoing and systematic crisis.