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El Boletin Newsleter from Centro de Estudios Puertorriquenos

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: Alicia Rodríguez or call 212-396-7881

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Get Your Copy Of the CENTRO Journal
Featuring Piri Thomas


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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.




Dear Colleagues, Community Leaders and Members of
La Casa:

La Casa invites you to join us for the presentation of Vision Voice: Photography Exhibit and Film Screening, hosted by The Mount Sinai Diabetes Center, and La Casa de la Herencia Cultural Puertorriqueña...
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CALL FOR PAPERS
Special issue of CENTRO Journal
"Puerto Rican Literature of the Continent Recovered"


Guest Editor: Nicolás Kanellos (nkanello@central.uh.edu)Brown Foundation professor and director of Recovering the U.S. Hispanic Literary Heritage, University of Houston







Vote for ASPIRA of New York in Online Competition


Out of thousands of charities across the nation, ASPIRA of New York, Inc. has been chosen to compete in the 2012 Chase Community Giving program.

In this year's program, Chase asked customers and employees to nominate the charities meant the most to them—and ASPIRA was one of those nominated. Now that the nominations are in, Chase is inviting the public to vote for their favorite.

That’s where you come in. Vote for ASPIRA.

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You can vote for ASPIRA on The Chase Community Giving Facebook page:
http://apps.facebook.com/chasecommunitygiving/charity/view/ein/13-6204790
Voting is underway until September 19.



Centro to Promote Opportunities
For Students at Fall Open House


Centro is looking forward to stimulating student interest by promoting its rich resources and opportunities right here at Hunter College. Evelyn Collazo, events coordinator at Centro, has recruited a team of young Centro staffers to chat with students at Centro’s Fall Open House on how they can benefit from the institute in numerous ways, including internships, work-study and jobs in areas such as video editing and production, publication and research.

The open house is set for Wednesday, September 19, from 1 to 3 pm in the Alumni Hall of Fame area, located just inside and to the right of Hunter College’s West Building turnstiles.

Collazo said students will be greeted by a diverse team of Centro staffers, including recent college graduates and current students from different colleges, who will chat with students about what the staffers do at Centro and describe how it fits into their field. The Centro staffers represent many disciplines, including library, media, writing, education, and research.

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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.



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