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El Boletin Newsletter from Centro de Estudios Puertorriquenos

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Centro's Fall Events 2014
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Job Opportunities

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.

  • Oral History Team Researcher - off campus

  • Oral History Assistant – part time

  • Full-Time Digitization Project Coordinator

  • Research Aides - part time

  • Data Center Assistant

  • Library and Archives Community Liaison – part time

  • Library Reference and Archives Assistants

  • Web Designer/Developer – part-time

  • Junior Web Designer/Developer

  • Junior Computer and Network Technician

  • Centro Library and Archives Historical Preservation and Research Partnership Program
    Fall 2014-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.

    Fall Application Deadline:
    September 30, 2014

    Spring Application Deadline:
    December 1, 2014

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  • Julia de Burgos Centennial Exhibit

    Gathering of Carnations
    Marathon of Julia de
    Burgos' Poetry
    Saturday, September 27
    3:00 pm

  • For More information
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  • Paperbacks Available for Purchase at the Centro Store

  • To Purchase Click Here

  • To buy the e-book
    version of
    Soy Gilberto Gerena Valentín
    e-book version
    Kindle edition

    CENTRO Journal to Spotlight Chicago

    The Chicago Puerto Rican experience will be the subject of a special issue of CENTRO Journal in 2015, and the Chicago-based guest editors are calling for academic papers on current housing, political, educational and other social issues of the city.

    The Chicago Puerto Rican experience represents a significant chapter of the Puerto Rican diaspora,” wrote the guest editors, Maura I. Toro-Morn of Illinois State University, Ivis Garcia Zambrana of the University of Illinois at Chicago and Marisa Alicea of DePaul University. They are looking for new scholarship “that speak(s) to the community’s response to its social and economic realities,” both positive and negative.

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  • Centro Takes New Research Book on the Road

    A book tour promoting Centro’s newest research publication, Puerto Ricans at the Dawn of the New Millennium, will kick off with events in Massachusetts and Puerto Rico, where Centro Director Edwin Meléndez will discuss the volume, primarily comprised of research conducted by Centro staff. New Millennium looks at the social, economic, political and health conditions of the Puerto Rican population throughout the U.S.

    Taking the book outside the New York metropolitan area reflects the new reality that Puerto Rican communities are no longer centered just in the New York metropolitan area, said Meléndez. “New communities are being established, and older ones are growing, all over the U.S. Centro was born to serve all stateside Puerto Ricans, and as they disperse we must find ways of bringing our services, including research like this, to them wherever they are. And with more people who identify as Puerto Ricans living off the island than on it, we also need reinforce our ties with the land of our heritage.

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  • Centro’s Open House Opened New Minds

    Last Thursday, Centro opened its doors to Hunter students and it was a success. The west building cafeteria floor became crowded and alive with students rushing up and down the halls several times throughout the period of late morning to early afternoon. Most of Centro staff was there, willing and ready to engage new faces and new smiles. From the hundreds passerby, we were able to draw in and engage a gracious bunch and the staff was not disappointed.

    Our events coordinator Evelyn Collazo said “The turnout was good, I think every event we do is a success when it brings a few new faces, this time we received many students because this particular open house was for students. The staff was wonderful; we all pitch in and helped giving out information and handing out calendars, book marks and traditional candy. The candy was a hit and we are very thankful to our friends at for their generous donation. We accomplished our main goal of bringing awareness about Centro and about what we have to offer to the public and the school community.

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