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  • Become Part of Our History:
    Join Centro’s 100 Puerto Ricans

    To encourage individuals and organizations to record and document their experiences for future generations, Centro and a group of community volunteers have launched the 100 Puerto Ricans Campaign. The goal is to urge those who have made a difference in our community to donate their important documents to the Centro Archives which will expand and fill gaps in our collections.

    Contact: Alberto Hernández or call 212-396-7876


    Get Your Copy
    Of the CENTRO Journal
    Featuring Piri Thomas


    For more information on the CENTRO Journal, visit Centro-journal. To order a copy of the spring 2012 edition online at $15 each click here.

    Or choose  an annual subscription, at $25.
    For subscriptions
    contact  Sylvia Santiago, (212)772-5586, or write to: Center for Puerto Rican Studies, Hunter College, 695 Park Avenue, E-1429, New York, N.Y.  10065.
    Annual subscriptions are currently  accepted online.

    Out-of-print editions of the CENTRO Journal from previous years can be read  online free on our website.

    Special issue of CENTRO Journal
    "Puerto Rican Literature of the Continent Recovered"

    Guest Editor: Nicolás Kanellos ( Foundation professor and director of Recovering the U.S. Hispanic Literary Heritage, University of Houston

    Candidates Wanted For Study
    Of Puerto Rican Women
    Pursuing PhD

    Doctoral candidate Cyndia Morales is seeking subjects for her study “Puerto Rican Women in Pursuit of the PhD: A Qualitative Analysis of Persistence.” The study examines the social aspects that promote the persistence of Puerto Rican women in doctoral programs.

    Participation will entail face-to-face interviews conducted via Skype for 60 to 90 minutes. Those who wish to participate must meet the following criteria: both parents must be of Puerto Rican descent; must identify as a first generation college student (neither parent having achieved a bachelor’s degree); must have acquired a PhD in education; and PhD must have been acquired between the years of 2002-2012. Those interested in participating in an interview, please contact Cyndia Morales

    Morales is a doctoral candidate in higher education and policy studies at the University of Central Florida. The interviews are the basis of her doctoral dissertation work overseen by Dr. Rosa Cintron-Delgado.

    Puerto Rican Studies Association
    To Celebrate Twenty Years

    A Centro contingent is traveling to Albany to show support for the Puerto Rican Studies Association on its 20th anniversary and to participate as panelists to bring more awareness about Centro to scholars, community leaders and students.

    The Puerto Rican Studies Association (PRSA) 10th Biennial Conference will take place on October 24–28, 2012 at University at Albany, State University of New York -- SUNY. Its theme is “Boricuas and Other Border Crossers: Of Diasporas and Latinidades.” Dr. Arturo Madrid, the Norene R. and T. Frank Murchison Distinguished Professor of the Humanities, Emeritus, Department of Modern Languages and Literatures, Trinity University, San Antonio, Texas, will deliver the keynote address.


    Conference - Save the Date
    10th Biennial Conference: Puerto Rican
    Studies Association

    "Boricuas and Other Border Crossers: Of Diasporas and Latinidades"
    University at Albany, State University of New York (SUNY)
    October 24–28, 2012


    Centro's Fall Open House

    About 75 students and faculty members attended Centro’s Fall Open House, in the Hunter Hall of Fame area in the West Building lobby, which was aimed at stimulating student interest by promoting Centro’s rich opportunities.

    Staffers, including recent college graduates and current students from different colleges, spoke to students at the open house about what the staffers do at Centro and how their jobs fit into their fields. Centro staffers represent many disciplines, including library, production, writing, education and research. Students learned how they could benefit from Centro in numerous ways, including through internships, work-study and jobs Centro offered...



    Centro is expecting the official posting of the following full-time research positions shortly. In anticipation, the summary below outlines the general duties and qualifications of each position. Those interested should immediately email letter of interest and resume directly to Centro Director Dr. Edwin Meléndez at and forward a copy to José deJesús, the Associate Director for Operations at

    Informal informational sessions will be offered by Dr. Melendez at the upcoming Puerto Rican Studies Association Conference at SUNY-Albany, October 24 – 25. At the PRSA conference, you may also leave your documents or messages at the Centro’s table in the Campus Center Fireside Lounge.


    Taino and Igneri Cultures
    Of Puerto Rico and the Caribbean

    Archeologist Miguel Rodríguez López
    Chancellor of the Centro de Estudios Avanzados de Puerto Rico y el Caribe
    Borough of Manhattan Community College
    Room N-402
    Saturday,October 13, 2012
    12:00-2:00 pm


    Vote for ASPIRA In Verizon Hispanic Heritage Month Online Competition

    ASPIRA strives to empower the Puerto Rican and Latino communities through advocacy, education and leadership development programs for its youth to ensure they complete high school, go on to post-secondary education and become leaders in their community. ASPIRA is now in the running for a chance to win a significant amount of a $10,000 donation from Verizon, but how much of the donation they actually get is in your hands.

    As part of Hispanic Heritage Month, Verizon FIOS is donating $10,000 in total to be distributed between ASPIRA and two other education foundations, which are The Hispanic Scholarship Fund and Excelencia in Education. A key point of the competition is that how much of the money each charity gets will depend on the votes each group receives online. The more votes a charity gets, the larger percentage of the donation it will get from Verizon.

    You may cast your vote until October 15 at

    The CUNY Dominican Studies Institute
    Is very pleased to announce

    The Insular Spanish Caribbean Communities in the U.S. (January 2 - 24, 2013), a 5-credit winter session course exploring the legacy and contributions of Cubans, Dominicans, and Puerto Ricans in the U.S.

    Spaced is limited.
    For more information, please visit:
    CCNY Insular Spanish Caribbean DR Program.

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