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El Boletin Newsletter from Centro de Estudios Puertorriquenos


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NEW Job Opportunities

Post Doctoral Position
Research Associate

Centro has just received approval from CUNY for a new one-year post doctoral research associate position. The new position is to be filled for September, 2013. It is expected that this post will be available every academic year.

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  • College Assistant : Statistics/Econometrics Research Assistant

    The Center for Puerto Rican Studies (Centro) seeks a part time research assistant to provide research and organizational support to the Director. Research projects will focus on the study and interpretation of the social conditions of the Puerto Rican community in the United States.

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    Of the CENTRO Journal

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    For more information on the CENTRO Journal, visit Centro Journal. To purchase a paperback copy of the fall 2012 edition online at $15 each click here.




    Call for Papers on
    Julia de Burgos


    In honor of the 100th anniversary of Julia de Burgos' birth, Centro seeks papers that reflect critically on Burgos’s work from diverse interpretive approaches.

    Guest editor
    Lena Burgos-Lafuente
    Stony Brook University, SUNY

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  • Decorated Puerto Rican World War II Soldier From 65th Infantry Joins Archives Collection


    At a recent event held at Hunter College’s Silberman School of Social Work, Centro commemorated Puerto Rican soldiers of the 65th Infantry, known as The Borinqueneers; among those honored was Jesus Pedrosa, whose daughter was on hand to receive the honor. Mr. Pedrosa was a sergeant during World War II who fought alongside a predominantly Puerto Rican regiment, earning accolades, including the prestigious Bronze Star for his courageous work and leadership.

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  • Affinity Event

    Tuesday, May 28, 6-8 pm
    The Rayburn House Office Building, Room 369
    45 Independence Ave and South Capital Street, Washington DC


    Honoring Puerto Ricans in Public Service

    As part of Centro’s 40th anniversary and 100 Puerto Ricans Campaign, we are traveling to Washington, D.C. to honor six distinguished Puerto Ricans who have made significant contributions in public service.

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  • Roundtable

    Thursday, June 13, 6-8 pm
    CUNY Graduate Center
    365 Fifth Avenue
    Rooms 9204/9205


    Panel to Discuss Puerto Rico’s Turning Point Politics

    "Turning Point: End of U.S. Colonialism in Puerto Rico? How We Got Here and Where We Are Going After the November 6, 2012 Referendum" will be the hot topic at the Puerto Rico Democracy Project’s first discussion panel on the island’s controversial political status issue and political future.

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  • Centro Kicks Off Book Tour in Puerto Rico
    Of Soy Gilberto Gerena Valentín: memorias de un puertorriqueño en Nueva York

    From Centro to Centro, the Center for Puerto Rican Studies at Hunter College is kicking off its tour of the new book Soy Gilberto Gerena Valentín: memorias de un puertorriqueño en Nueva York at el Centro de Estudios Avanzados de Puerto Rico y el Caribe in Old San Juan, Puerto Rico.

    Centro Publications released its new book authored by Gilberto Gerena Valentín and edited by Carlos Rodríguez Fraticelli earlier this spring. Both Gerena Valentín and Rodríguez Fraticelli are expected to attend a book-tour event on Thursday, May 23, at el Centro de Estudios Avanzados, Calle Cristo 52.

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



    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

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