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**Job Opportunity**

* Research Assistant (Full-Time)
Centro has over the years supported young scholars to establish a publication record through our Research Exchange. We are pleased to have the opportunity to sponsor a competitive post-doc for the first time, and hope to continue the program in future years as well.

* Research Associate (Full-Time)
The Centro seeks an academic researcher with expertise in any one of the wide range of disciplines within history, social sciences, or behavioral sciences, including those interdisciplinary in nature, to complement its current research capacity. Doctoral Degree in a related field and demonstrated research ability is required.

* Outreach Database Coordinator (Part-Time)
Responsible for developing and maintaining Centro's database for all outreach activities that will either be a brand new or an updated version of the current Centro mailing list database utilizing Microsoft Office software

* Project Archivist
The Library and Archives of the Center for Puerto Rican Studies is seeking a qualified candidate for a full time equivalent Project Archivist. Our new location is at the Hunter College Silberman School of Social Work, 2180 Third Avenue at 119th Street in El Barrio.

Events Calendar
Spring 2012

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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 and to fill gaps in our collections.

Contact: Alicia Rodríguez or call 212-396-7881


Latest Update: Video Conference
Teaching and Learning about
the Puerto Rican Diaspora

Conference Flyer English --- Video Conferencias Español

Join us for a video conference on Teaching and Learning about the Puerto Rican Diaspora on
Wednesday, March 21, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

We encourage you to forward this information to your colleagues and students on your campus so that we may have great attendance at this first of three ground-breaking video conferences that will be held at several locations including Hunter College. Space is limited and all participants need to be registered.

Students, faculty, and staff based at Hunter College 68th Street campus go to North Building, Room C105. All others who select Hunter as the conference host are requested to go to The Silberman School of Social Work, 2180 Third Avenue at 119th Street, Auditorium, Room 217.

Directions to 2180 Third Avenue: Train: #6 train to 116th Street. Walk east 1 block to Third Avenue and walk uptown 3 blocks. Bus: 101 or 103 Third Avenue bus to 118th Street.

Please note the link for individuals to register for the Video Conference at the sites in New York and Puerto Rico:

Individuals unable to participate at one of the sites in New York and in Puerto Rico will be able to go to Centro's website and click on Live Streaming: You will be able to participate by commenting and/or submitting questions during the live event from your computer.

If you have any questions, please contact site coordinators listed on the conference flyers.See link to the flyers.

Meet the Author: Jorge Duany

Blurred Borders: Transnational Migration between the Hispanic Caribbean and the United States

Thursday, March 29, 6:00–8:00 p.m.
Centro Conference Room, 1442
Hunter College, East Building, 14th Floor


Centro’s OpenCourseWare Brings
the Classroom to You

The Center for Puerto Rican Studies is sharing educational resources via its OpenCourseWare, a web-based electronic publishing initiative that makes available online core teaching materials, such as lecture notes, syllabi, bibliographies, literature reviews, curriculum guides, study notes, video, and sound materials related to the Puerto Rican diaspora.

The Center for Puerto Rican Studies’ OpenCourseWare is expected to attract an increasing number of visitors and users to the Centro website and its online information resources. This includes faculty, researchers, educators, students, and the general public.


Coming Now to Your Personal Computer:
Centro TV and Documentaries

Centro is working on building Centro TV as a new standalone multimedia educational center with channels displaying interviews, events, films, and links to the Library and Archives.

“We see the web as a way to democratize information and celebrate our archives,” said Edwin Meléndez, Centro director. “We want to make those materials that are available more accessible to teachers for elementary and high school students as well as college students.”

Richard Unapanta, media production manager, said the media team has been busy working on producing and documenting video content to highlight Centro’s programming. They also use multimedia tools to curate and share the rich content Centro has to offer with a wider audience online.


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