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February 18 Thru March 29

Curated by Marcos Dimas and Nitza Tufiño

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  • Becoming Julia de Burgos

    The Making of a Puerto Rican Icon

    Monday, March 9
    3:40 to 6:10 pm

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    National Puerto Rican Day Parade is now accepting applications for its 2015 Scholarship Awards Program. With a mission to empower the Puerto Rican community through promoting culture, education and civic engagement, NPRDP established the Scholarship Awards Program to help promote the pursuit of higher education within our community.

    Deadline: March 6, 2015

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  • Call for Papers
    Special Issue of
    CENTRO Journal


    Guest Editors: Carlos Garrido Castellano (Universidade de Lisboa) and Laura Bravo López (Universidad de Puerto Rico, Río Piedras)

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  • Paperbacks Available for Purchase at the Centro Store

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    version of
    Soy Gilberto Gerena Valentín
    e-book version
    Kindle edition

    Centro Spring Calendar of Events Announced!

    Centro is proud to announce an exciting calendar of events for the Spring semester. Our schedule of events began today with a research seminar focusing on the way Latino values influence Puerto Rican adolescents’ engagement in risky activities. It launches a diverse range of upcoming programs, including research seminars, Meet the Author events, forum discussions, conferences, and the opening of a new art exhibition.

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  • Symposium and Call for Papers:

    One- Hundred Years of the Jones Act and Puerto Rican U.S. Citizenship

    ‪In anticipation of the centennial (1917-2017) of the enactment of the Jones Act, the Center for Puerto Rican Studies (CENTRO) will sponsor a symposium examining the history and legacy of the collective naturalization of Puerto Ricans as United States citizens. The collective naturalization provision of the Jones Act not only departed from all prior precedents, but also established a new precedent for the extension of citizenship to annexed territories. The goal of this symposium is to examine the complexities surrounding the collective naturalization of the inhabitants of an unincorporated territory.

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    Centro full time positions

    Centro staff is expanding and new job opportunities are available immediately for applicants with a range of education and experience, from students to seasoned professionals.

    Research Associate

    The Research Associate will conduct academic research in connection with CUNY programs, may assist faculty, staff, and students in conducting research and lead research efforts involving others. Develops research plans and proposals, collects, analyzes, and assures validity of data, writes and publishes findings.

    Research Associate post doc

    The Research Associate post doc (one year) will conduct academic research in connection with CUNY programs, may assist faculty, staff, and students in conducting research and lead research efforts involving others.

    Center Archivist

    The Center’s Archivist will be primarily assigned to oversee digitization projects, for example, s/he will be assigned to oversee the recently created Oral History Project and the collection of primary data that complements existing and new archival collections.

    Part time

    Centro has 5 part-time positions to fill as early as the Spring 2015.

    Junior Video Shooter/Editor

    E‐Commerce Assistant

    Digitization Assistants

    Library Reference and Archives Assistant

    Oral History Team Researcher - off campus

    Centro Library and Archives
    Historical Preservation and Research Partnership Program
    Spring 2015

    The Center for Puerto Rican Studies Library and Archives seeks partners to collect archival material, conduct research and disseminate new knowledge about the history of Puerto Rican individuals and communities in the United States.

    Spring Application Deadline: February 23, 2015

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    Summer 2015 and 2015-16 Academic year

    The Center for Puerto Rican Studies (Centro) seeks proposals for fellowships and applications for other 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 and useful to those in community organizations, public policy, and academia.

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