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Research and Fellowship Opportunities
Now Available for
Summer 2014 and 2014-15 Academic Year

The Center for Puerto Rican Studies (Centro) seeks proposals for fellowships and applications for research opportunities in Puerto Rican studies. Centro will provide limited funding on a competitive basis for the study and interpretation of the Puerto Rican experience in the United States. Centro is committed to facilitating research projects useful to those in community organizations, public policy and academia.

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  • Job Opportunities

  • Research Assistant (Econometrics Specialist)

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    Taller Boricua presents

    An exhibition of works by photographer Roger Cában
    May 30 - July 30, 2014
    Opening reception: Friday, May 30, 2014 from 6-9pm

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  • Hostos Community College-CUNY
    Invites Proposals
    For Hostos Conference

    Eugenio María de Hostos:
    New Readings and Alternative
    November 13, 2014,
    Hostos Community College, New York City

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  • Para mas información en Español Oprime aquí

  • Paperbacks Available for Purchase at the Centro Store

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  • Buy the eBook version
    The Stories I Read to the Children Click Here

    Buy the eBook version
    Soy Gilberto Gerena Valentín
    EPUB edition
    Kindle edition

    The Gilberto Gerena Valentín Memoir Now Available in English

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    Puerto Rican Creativeness for
    Social Change and Economic Development
    Thursday, June 5
    9 am – 2:30 pm
    2nd Floor Auditorium
    Silberman School of Social Work
    2180 Third Avenue and 119th Street

    Forum Features DIVEDCO Art Exhibit
    And Launch of Centro Research Book

    Centro, the Puerto Rican Federal Affairs Administration Northeast Regional Office and the National Puerto Rican Day Parade are joining forces on June 5th for the Puerto Rican Creativeness for Social Change and Economic Development forum in East Harlem at the Hunter College Silberman School of Social Work. The daylong event will explore the success of using the arts to promote social and economic change by Puerto Ricans, and opportunities to develop meaningful projects to empower the community. As part of the event, Centro will open a new art exhibit, entitled Shaping Puerto Rican Identity: Selections from the DIVEDCO Collection at Centro Library & Archives, and release its latest research book, Puerto Ricans at the Dawn of the New Millennium. The forum is open to the public.

    Shaping Puerto Rican Identity: Selections from the DIVEDCO Collection at Centro Library & Archives will showcase some of the 41 prints, 30 pamphlets and 12 films from its DIVEDCO holdings. It will run in the in the lobby area of the Hunter College Silberman School of Social Work until June 30. The exhibit will be on display throughout the day and there will be an opening reception following the last panel.

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    Centro’s events are live streamed. To view visit our website at Centro TV Live Events

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  • Candidates Vie for Centro Research Associate Job
    Summer 2014 and 2014-15 Academic Year

    The public is invited to join us for the presentations by three dynamic candidates seeking to become Centro’s new full-time research associate.

    They are:

  • Dr. Raquel Rodriguez-Ortiz, who will speak on "The Construction and Ricanstruction of Art and Identity," Monday, June 2, 1 pm

  • Dr. Marilisa Jimenez-Garcia, "The Place of the Child in the Puerto Rican Diaspora: Literature, Education, and Nation-building," Wednesday, June 4, 1 pm

  • Dr. Elena Valdez, "Jesús and Clara Colón: Activism and Leadership in Puerto Rican Community in New York," Friday, June 6, 11 am

  • All presentations will be at the Hunter College 68th Street Campus, Centro Conference Room, Room 1442, East Building.

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  • Centro’s Posters on the Wall
    Decorate Lower East Side

    Centro’s popular Posters on the Wall: Our Nuyorican Story, an art exhibit built from the Centro Archives’ extensive graphics collection, is now adorning the Lower East Side as part of the FABLES public art project organized by the Fourth Arts Block Association (FABnyc).

    Posters on the Wall was one of the great art shows exhibited for Centro’s 40th anniversary at the Silberman School of Social Work last year, but this time Posters on the Wall is being displayed outdoors as an interactive outdoor exhibit, and it has a new twist: visitors can actually write on the wall of posters, which are reproductions of the originals in Centro’s Archives.

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  • A Friday in El Barrio
    In Search of Family Roots

    About 30 community members with an interest in learning more about researching their family history attended the Searching for Your Puerto Rican Roots…Without Leaving New York attended a workshop on Friday night, May 23, at the Silberman School of Social Work in East Harlem. The workshop was aimed at helping Puerto Ricans explore their heritage by learning how to trace their family history and lineage as well as how to record their ancestral information.

    Evelyn Collazo, Centro events coordinator, said the workshop was informational and productive, especially since this was the first time many of the community members attended this kind of event. Others were in the beginning stages of researching their history and were looking for resources.

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  • Centro's New Educational Tool
    Highlights Puerto Rican Heritage

    Centro’s new Puerto Rican Heritage Poster Series, a collection of five large posters provide a brief historical chronology of Puerto Ricans in the United States and three historical and demographic maps that pictorially reflect Puerto Rican migration. As part of Centro’s Traveling Exhibits program, the posters are available to educational and not-for-profit organizations free as a traveling exhibit. The posters are also available for sale to the general public.

    This rich eight-poster heritage series is designed to provide an attractive visual educational tool for teachers and others to use in classrooms or other public spaces, and to introduce students to and interest them in this significant piece of Puerto Rican and American history.

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