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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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    The Stories I Read to the Children Click Here

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    Soy Gilberto Gerena Valentín
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    Centro Researchers Present in Mexico at the
    Caribbean Studies Association Conference

    A Centro contingent of researchers traveled to Mexico for the 39th annual conference of the Caribbean Studies Association (CSA) an independent professional organization devoted to the promotion of Caribbean studies from a multidisciplinary, multicultural point of view.

    Centro researchers focused on Puerto Rico, leading a panel titled Puerto Rican Ambivalence in the Caribbean and the U.S. at the event, which was held from May 26 to 30 in Mérida, the capital of the Mexican state of Yucatán and largest city of the Yucatán Peninsula.

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  • Art Exhibit

    Shaping Puerto Rican Identity: Selections from the DivEdCo Collection at Centro Library & Archives

    June 5 to June 30, 2014
    Hunter College School of Social Work
    Main Lobby
    The Lois V. and Samuel J. Silberman Building
    2180 Third Avenue and 119th Street

    Open to the public daily. Visitors will need to checkin at the Welcome Center located in the main lobby entrance.

    The División de Educación a la Comunidad (Division of Community Education, or DivEdCo) was a government agency in Puerto Rico from 1948 to 1989. DivEdCo hired many talented young Puerto Rican artists to create attractive educational content in different formats (silkscreen prints, film and pamphlets) to raise awareness on issues deemed important by government policymakers. This exhibition showcases a selection from the 41 prints, 30 pamphlets and 12 films housed in the DivEdCo Collection in the Centro Library and Archives at Hunter College.

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

    Runing through August
    Location: First Park, Houston between First and Second Avenues

    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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  • President Obama to Honor Borinqueneers
    With Congressional Gold Medal

    The legendary and beloved 65th, fondly known as the Borinqueneers, are a presidential signature away from the Congressional Gold Medal, the highest civilian award Congress can bestow, to the U.S. Army 65th Infantry Regiment.

    Centro researcher and military historian Harry Franqui-Rivera noted that on Tuesday, June 10, President Obama will sign the bill, which he said recognizes the honorable service of the all-Puerto Rican segregated military unit that fought two battles: war and discrimination.

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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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