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Research and Fellowship Opportunities
Now Available for
Summer 2014 and 2014-15 Academic Year

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

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  • Para Ti
    A Benefit Concert
    For Dave Valentin


    Tuesday, July 1
    7:30 pm
    Hostos Community College
    Bronx

    A once-in-a-lifetime evening to benefit one of the world’s premier jazz flutists...

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  • Taller Boricua Presents
    Canto Boricua:
    Las Dos Islas / The Two Islands

    An exhibition of works by photographer Roger Cában
    May 30 - July 30, 2014

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  • Hostos Community College-CUNY
    Invites Proposals
    For Hostos Conference

    Eugenio María de Hostos:
    New Readings and Alternative
    Interpretations
    November 13, 2014,
    Hostos Community College, New York City

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  • Para mas información en Español Oprime aquí



  • Paperbacks Available for Purchase at the Centro Store


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  • To buy the eBook version
    The Stories I Read to the Children Click Here

    To buy the eBook version
    Soy Gilberto Gerena Valentín
    EPUB edition
    Kindle edition





    Art Exhibit and Curators Talk

    Monday June 23, 2014
    6–8 pm
    First Street Green Park
    33 East First Street
    Corner of Houston Street and 2nd Avenue

    Posters on the Wall Exhibit
    Gets Lower East Side Love


    Artistic team Miguel Trelles and Juan Fernando Morales-Nazario will bring Centro’s Posters on the Wall: Our Nuyorican Story exhibit to life at a Lower East Side neighborhood park.

    Come meet the curators of this eye-catching exhibit, which illustrates the rich and diverse work of Puerto Rican artists who are especially distinguished for their contributions to printmaking. The posters at First Park, which are from Centro’s substantial graphic art collection, represent Puerto Rican social, political and cultural interests from the tumultuous 1960s through the 1990s.

    This Event is Free and Open to the Public

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  • Three New Archival Collections Feature
    Former Congressman and Two Artists


    Three of the newest collections at the Centro Archives that are now open to the public for viewing are those of Robert García, the former congressman of the Bronx; Carlos Ortiz, a photographer and filmmaker who documented the Bronx and Latin jazz; and Ray Ramos, a composer, sonero, performer and bandleader with over 40 years in the music business.

    You are welcome to explore the finding aids for these collections, which provide historical and biographical information as well as a description and detailed listing of the content. The finding aids are located on the Centro web site. The collections are held at the Centro Archives housed at the Silberman School of Social Work in East Harlem.

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  • Centro's New Educational Tool
    Highlights Puerto Rican Heritage

    Centro’s new Puerto Rican Heritage Poster Series, a collection of five large posters provide a brief historical chronology of Puerto Ricans in the United States and three historical and demographic maps that pictorially reflect Puerto Rican migration. As part of Centro’s Traveling Exhibits program, the posters are available to educational and not-for-profit organizations free as a traveling exhibit. The posters are also available for sale to the general public.

    This rich eight-poster heritage series is designed to provide an attractive visual educational tool for teachers and others to use in classrooms or other public spaces, and to introduce students to and interest them in this significant piece of Puerto Rican and American history.

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