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Centro Seeks Partners For Historical Preservation and Research Partnership Program

Centro will provide limited funding for partners to collect archival material, conduct research and disseminate information as part of its Historical Preservation and Research Partnership Program for Fall 2013-Spring 2014. Centro seeks proposals from historians and researchers for projects that develop and collect data and/or analyze existing or new materials.

Fall Application Deadline: 1 August 2013
Fall Projects Ending: 12 December 2013

Spring Application Deadline: 1 November 2013
Spring Projects Ending: 30 June 2014

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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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  • The Human Development Index: How do
    Puerto Ricans Measure Up?

    Using a study based on an adaptation of the Human Development Index, which allows for disaggregating distinct racial and ethnic groups within the United States population, Centro researchers revealed that Puerto Ricans ranked higher than Hispanics in general in 2010 in many categories but lagged behind the United States population in terms of education and income levels.

    The Human Development Index (HDI), produced in 1990 by the UN, is a composite statistic that measures well-being in nations by measuring: a length and health of lives, access to education and standard of living.

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  • Six Public Service Leaders
    Join Centro’s 100 Puerto Ricans

    Carmen Delgado Votaw is thankful to be part of Centro’s 100 Puerto Ricans Campaign Preserving Our History and is committed to this project “that will capture the essence of the Puerto Rican diaspora and provide access to resources and documentation about our treasure trove of history and culture.”

    Ms. Delgado Votaw, former president of CIM/(OAS), former co-chair of the National Advisory Committee of Women and former national president of the National Conference of Puerto Rican Women, Inc. is among six distinguished public service leaders Centro honored at a May 28 reception in Washington, D.C.

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  • PhD Candidates Arrive
    For Summer Research at Centro

    Three PhD candidates who were accepted into our Doctoral Dissertation Research Fellows program are currently at work on their research projects at Centro this summer. As fellows, the candidates can avail themselves of the extraordinary primary material available in our Library and Archives.

    Centro designed the program to provide dissertation candidates with the resources to engage in sustained research and writing at a critical junction in their careers. The program is open to those who have completed all their course requirements and are working on thesis proposals that have been approved.

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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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  • 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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