Entries by Colleen Dawicki

SOC 350 blog post – Opioid addiction

Opioid addiction Authors: Zachary Richard & Eric Andrade, students in Professor Gloria de Sa’s SOC/ANT 350, ‘Urban Issues in Public Policy’ (learn more about their collaboration with the UI by reading this post) Editor’s note: Zach and Eric also produced an excellent presentation which you can view here: Opioid addiction presentation – PDF.   Recent […]

June project update

Our workload this month eases off a bit with the completion of our report for the United Way Hunger Commission and the wrapping up of our evaluation of the LifeWork Project. (This easing is well-timed, given the loss of two graduate research assistants to graduation!) This summer, the projects we’ll be immersed in include: The […]

SOC 350 blog posts – Affordable housing in New Bedford

Affordable Housing in New Bedford Authors: Sayyida Jean-Charles, Michael P. McCarthy (Urban Initiative research assistant), and Ashley Hurley, students in Professor Gloria de Sa’s SOC/ANT 350, ‘Urban Issues in Public Policy’ (learn more about their collaboration with the UI by reading this post)   Introduction For our service-learning project, we focused on the effectiveness of […]

Background – Blog posts from ‘Urban Issues in Public Policy’ students

As blog readers (and Twitter followers) will now by now, the Urban Initiative partnered with UMass Dartmouth Professor Gloria de Sa and her students this semester to support project-based learning. The almost 30 students in SOC/ANT 350, titled ‘Urban Issues in Public Policy,’ undertook community-based research projects that focused on issues in Fall River and […]

May project update

We’re on the home stretch with two projects this month: our report on the United Way Hunger Commission will be delivered at May’s end, while our year-end report on the impact of the LifeWork Project’s first year is being outlined in anticipation of end-of-semester data (you can read more about those projects here). While the […]

UMass Dartmouth, Durfee High students to present collaborative photo project on 5/16

Press Release Fall River Portraits – Creative Initiative Project Over the past several months, students from B.M.C. Durfee High and UMass Dartmouth have taken their cameras into the Fall River’s various neighborhoods and photographed the people and places they encountered. The result is a wonderfully varied and fresh look at life in various corners of […]

April project update

There’s one fewer project to provide an update on this month: just last week, research assistant Mike McCarthy delivered a report on the needs of Bristol County Veterans to our client, the Veteran’s Transition House of New Bedford. You can read about Mike’s experience leading that project here, and read his full report on our […]

March project update

This month, we expect to wrap up two projects: we’ll be producing the final report on Veterans’ needs in the SouthCoast for our partners at the Veteran’s Transition House in New Bedford, and we’ll be launching (softly) the website we’ve developed to serve as a clearinghouse for public health data, resources, and news in greater […]