Insights From Abroad – Sustainable Solutions for Puerto Rico

Executive director of Casa Pueblo de Adjunta and faculty member at the Department of Biology of the University of Puerto Rico Mayagsuez Campus, Dr. Arturo Massol-Deyá discusses how renewable energy can solve Puerto Rico’s issues with an emphasis on disaster relief…


Puerto Ricans Could Be Important Voters In Florida, A Crucial Swing State

Here & Now‘s Jeremy Hobson talks to Dr. Fernando Rivera, founding director of the Puerto Rico Research Hub at the University of Central Florida in Orlando.

UCF researchers study the gender disparities in depression in elderly Puerto Ricans

The UCF Pegasus Review undergraduate research journal published undergraduate researcher Arnaldo Perez-Negron and faculty mentor Dr. Fernando Rivera study on the differences in depression in elderly Puerto Ricans…

UCF researchers analyze the phases of emergency management for Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico

The UCF Pegasus Review undergraduate research journal published undergraduate researcher Jose Rivera and faculty mentor Dr. Fernando Rivera analysis on the four stages of emergency management for Hurricane Maria…

“In Puerto Rico, protests signal citizens’ unrest amid leadership changes”

Director of the Puerto Rico Research Hub and professor Dr. Fernando Rivera discussed Puerto Rico’s leadership change as he was the guest columnist for the Orlando Sentinel…

Puerto Ricans fled to Florida
UCF Researchers determine how many Puerto Ricans fled to Florida after Hurricane Maria

To ensure Hurricane Maria survivors have the housing, employment and health care services that they need here in Central Florida, organizations need to know how many came here and stayed…

Puerto Rico Research Hub post-Maria
Experts from UCF’s Puerto Rico Research Hub discuss post-Maria conditions in Puerto Rico at the UCF Summit

The University of Central Florida’s Puerto Rico Research Hub is presenting its research on the impact of Hurricane Maria to the public for the very first time…

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UCF professor seeks to fill research gap as Puerto Rican community grows

Before 2017’s hurricane that forced thousands of Puerto Ricans to flee their homes and come to the state, University of Central Florida professor Fernando Rivera had already spent over a decade thinking about Puerto Ricans in Central Florida…

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UCF inaugurating the Puerto Rico Research Hub next month

UCF inaugurating the Puerto Rico Research Hub next month. Fernando Rivera,UCF professor and Director UCF Puerto Rico Research Hub gives an insight in how the research hub was created…

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UCF Establishes Research Hub For Puerto Rico

As Puerto Rico recovers from Hurricane Maria and evacuees from the island settle in Central Florida, the University of Central Florida has created a Puerto Rico Research Hub designed to identify solutions to challenges and issues affecting the community…

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UCF Puerto Rico Research Hub seeks to address needs of growing community

While all eyes went to the Puerto Rican community after Hurricane Maria, Dr. Fernando Rivera, an associate professor at the University of Central Florida, had been studying the impact of the Puerto Rican community on Central Florida for years…

Update on Hurricane Maria Evacuees
UCF Gives Update on Hurricane Maria Evacuees

Professors and student leaders from the University of Central Florida checked in on Central Florida’s Puerto Rican community a year after Hurricane Maria…

A center for Puerto Rican studies in Florida is born
A center for Puerto Rican studies in Florida is born

The Central University of Florida established the Puerto Rico Research Hub to investigate and document the life of the Puerto Rican…