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University of Puerto Rico - Humacao

The University of Puerto Rico at Humacao (UPRH or UPR-Humacao) is a state university located in the municipality of Humacao, Puerto Rico. The campus is home to the UPRH Observatory. The university lies in the east of the island, highlighting the chemical-pharmaceutical and electronics as well as several areas of ecological and tourist value. To meet the demand for labor in that region UPRH offers baccalaureate programs unique in the UPR system in: Industrial Chemistry; Computational Mathematics; Physics Applied to Electronics; Coastal Marine Biology; Wildlife Management. Plus: Bachelor in Microbiology and General Biology; Baccalaureate in Nursing Sciences; Bachelor of Education; Bachelor of Social Sciences; Bachelor of Social Work; Bachelor of Business Administration; Associate Degree in Physical Therapy; Associate Degree in Occupational Therapy

The UPRH successful has been the scene of the Dove Project Sabanera, native species threatened with extinction, Project Moonboogie for designing a lunar vehicle and maintains the Microbial Observatory of the Salinas of Cabo Rojo sponsored by the National Science Foundation. It has a student body of roughly 4,500 people and a faculty of over 300.


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Muchas partes de Puerto Rico siguen impactadas por Huracán María pero el pueblo se prepara para la Navidad. Lorie Shaull/flickr

Sí o sí, se celebra la Navidad en Puerto Rico

Hay un dicho popular que en Puerto Rico se celebra la Navidad más larga del mundo. Tres meses después de dos tormentas que casi destruyen la isla, ¿habrá Navidad en Puerto Rico?
Though much of Puerto Rico remains devastated by Hurricane Maria, people are preparing to celebrate the holidays. Lorie Shaull/flickr

Puerto Ricans aren’t giving up on Christmas

It’s said Puerto Rico has the longest Christmas in the world, a noisy two-month celebration that goes through mid-January. Can the holidays still happen in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria?
El Huracan María arrasó miles de árboles en Puerto Rico para revelar las casas y comunidades anteriormente escondidas en el bosque. Ahora hay grafiti por toda la isla que afirma que, “Detrás de los árboles vive mucha gente.” Lucas Jackson/Reuters

Soy bibliotecaria en Puerto Rico y sobreviví al Huracán María. Esta es mi historia.

Una bibliotecaria puertorriqueña que tiene una historia personal con los huracanes describe la realidad brutal que vive esta isla caribeña, a más de un mes del paso de María.
Hurricane Maria denuded forests in Puerto Rico, revealing once-hidden homes and communities. A graffiti-sprayed saying is now popping up across the island, noting that “Behind the trees live people.” Lucas Jackson/Reuters

I’m a librarian in Puerto Rico, and this is my Hurricane Maria survival story

A Puerto Rican librarian with a personal relationship to hurricanes describes the brutal reality of life on this Caribbean island more than a month after Maria and Irma left their mark.


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