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El Boletin Newsletter from Centro de Estudios Puertorriquenos

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Undergrad Summer Institute in Washington D.C.

Centro will sponsor two college students at the Summer Institute for Latino Public Policy (SILPP), an educational program for undergraduates and those who graduated no earlier than December 1, 2012. Applicants must be enrolled in the Inter-University Program for Latino Research’s (IUPLR) member institutions, which includes Hunter College.

  • To read the full internship descriptions or for other information, go to Summer Institute for Latino Public Policy

  • Community Events

  • A Celebration of Julia De Burgos 99th Anniversary
    February 17, 2013 at 4:00 pm

  • A 3 Voces
    What better way to rekindle the passion and romance in your life than by hearing some of the most romantic trio love songs of all time.
    February 14, 15, 16 at 8:00 pm, and February 17 at 4:00 pm.

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    Call for Papers for the Fourth Biennial “Latino Art Now!” Conference

  • The Inter-University Program for Latino Research, the Smithsonian Latino Center and the Smithsonian American Art Museum announced a call for papers as part of the Fourth Biennial “Latino Art Now!” Conference on November 7-9, 2013. To be held in the nation’s capital for the first time this year, the “Latino Art Now! Nuestra América: Expanding Perspectives in American Art” conference will examine the contemporary state of Latino art in the United States.

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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


    Forthcoming Centro Publications

    The Stories I Read to the Children: The Life and Writing of Pura Belpré, the Legendary Storyteller, Children’s Author, and New York Public Librarian

    Selected, Edited, and Biographical Introduction by Lisa Sánchez González.

    For more information on this book Click here...

    Get Your Copy
    Of the CENTRO Journal
    Featuring Piri Thomas


    For more information on the CENTRO Journal, visit Centro-journal. To order paperback copy of the spring 2012 edition online at $15 each click here., To order the Kindel version at $7.99 click here

    Centro's Spring Events 2013
    Mark your calendar

    Spring at Centro

    Meet Centro staff and recent graduates at our Feb. 27 Open House at Hunter College, and come learn about opportunities and internships available to students. You also can pick up a copy of our colorful spring calendar.

    The Open House, which kicks off the lineup of events for this semester, runs from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm at Hunter’s Hall of Fame, West Building Lobby.


    Centro Celebrates 40 with a New Look

    The Center for Puerto Rican Studies (Centro) has unveiled a celebratory 40th anniversary logo to mark this important chapter in our history as an institution dedicated to understanding, preserving and sharing the Puerto Rican experience in the United States.


    Centro 40th Anniversary Celebration

    With the announcement of the appointment of Frank Bonilla as the founding director on February 26th, 1973, CUNY officially opened the operations of the Center for Puerto Rican Studies (Centro). This year Centro is celebrating its 40th anniversary.  One of our primary goals for this year is to promote partnerships with sister organizations and groups that champion the promotion and celebration of our unique Puerto Rican heritage.


    Talk to Us About Jobs at Centro Open House


    Internship and Work-Study

    Do you have an interest in being part of the Centro team? Centro currently has open slots for internship or work-study jobs for undergraduates and grad students in several areas: Development and External Relations, Education, Events, Library and Archives, Operations, Publications and Research Departments.

  • For more information, Read More

  • The Frank Bonilla Fellowship

    The Frank Bonilla Fellowship Fund supports the advancement of the field of Puerto Rican Studies in honor of his legacy. The purpose of the fund is to identify and select undergraduate students who express a strong interest in Puerto Rican Studies and to support their research in this field. Frank Bonilla Fellows receive a $500 stipend.

  • For more information please Click Here

  • Professional Research and Archive Staff

    Centro has two positions available for research associates to conduct academic research in connection with CUNY programs. A PhD is required.

    There are also two positions available for research assistants (econometrics specialist) to provide research and organizational support to Centro’s director. Research projects will focus on the study and interpretation of the social conditions of the Puerto Rican community in the United States.

  • For full job descriptions: visit CENTRO EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

  • In addition, openings for a research assistant (post-doctoral) and a library archivist   will be posted in early February on the CUNY site. Those interested in obtaining a copy of the complete posting for these jobs should visit the Centro website at or contact José de Jesús, associate director, at

    . If you have questions, feel free to email Centro Director Edwin Meléndez at

    and send a copy to José de Jesus.

    Research Fellowship

    Centro will make awards, depending on funding availability, in any or all of the following categories: Doctoral Dissertation Research Fellows to assist PhD candidates complete research and write their dissertations; Post-Doctoral Fellows to support scholars who have recently completed their doctoral studies develop a defined scholarly agenda leading to publications; and Visiting Faculty Fellows (open to CUNY faculty only) to provide junior faculty members course release time to further develop a defined scholarly agenda leading to publication.

  • For full job descriptions: visit REQUEST FOR FELLOWSHIPS PROPOSALS


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