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Estimates show that the Puerto Rican population in the United States grew by 4% in 2011. These results show further that Puerto Ricans in the United States are a fast growing population group. In comparison, the total and white alone population grew by less than one percent, and Latinos as a whole...
As Puerto Ricans from the island move stateside amid the economic crisis, a discussion about the connections between those who stayed behind and those who are leaving wages on. This debate is nothing new given that the movement of Puerto Ricans to the states spans over 100 years. Yet, it has taken...
Centro’s fall events kicked off today with our Open House at Hunter College. Centro staff welcomed students and the Hunter community, showcasing programs, research resources, educational initiatives, and job opportunities we offer. We’re pleased to announce our Calendar of Events this fall, which...
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,...
Centro’s publication Puerto Ricans at the Dawn of the New Millennium presents the most recent findings about the demographic and socioeconomic profile of Puerto Ricans in the U.S. The authors examine the impact of the migration wave from the last decade as well as the patterns of internal migration...
Centro congratulates Dr. Carlos Santiago on his appointment as Commissioner of Higher Education of the state of Massachusetts. Dr. Santiago is a part of Centro’s 100 Puerto Ricans Preserving our History and was honored by Centro in 2013 along with other notable Puerto Ricans in Public Service. Last...
This week marks the beginning of the 2015 LASA (Latin American Studies Association) Congress, held this year in San Juan. A delegation from the Center for Puerto Rican Studies will be attending to present some of the latest work from our researchers. We are, as always, very excited about the...
The Puerto Rican community and Centro have lost a dear friend and an important voice with the passing of Louis Núñez. He had a long and very distinguished career in public service and not-for-profit organizations, focused particularly on the Puerto Rican and Latino communities. Born in East Harlem...
Research on social, economic, political and health conditions of the Puerto Rican population in the United States, describing improvements in many of these aspects, as well as persistent challenges. Upcoming presentations in April: Tuesday, April 7, 6pm-8pm Miami Dade College 300 N.E. 2nd Avenue,...
At Centro, we are deeply interested in best understanding the Puerto Rican experience in the United States. Today, that Puerto Rican experience includes a whole new world we have yet to explore: the internet. The old and new migratory wave of Puerto Ricans are now more dispersed than ever and have...
The Center for Puerto Rican Studies at Hunter College, CUNY announced today a partnership with WIPR-TV, Channels 6 and 3, to produce joint TV shows for Puerto Ricans on the island and states about the Puerto Rican experience in the United States. The TV show will span over two seasons and will...
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,...
Following the success of last fall’s book tour in support of Centro Publications’ Puerto Ricans at the Dawn of the New Millennium, new dates and cities are being added in the coming months. Dr. Edwin Meléndez, Centro’s director, will once again present and lead a discussion on the Millennium book...
New dimensions of Julia De Burgos were reflected on, explored and shared last week in the presentation of the book Becoming Julia de Burgos: The Making of a Puerto Rican Icon , by Vanessa Pérez Rosario at Centro. The evening opened with an introduction of the panelists by Oscar Montero, professor...
The Center for Puerto Rican Studies is pleased to announce available opportunities that range from fellowships for doctoral students to new job postings at Centro. Call for Applications: Fellowship for Doctoral Students The Center for Puerto Rican Studies and the CUNY Dominican Studies Institute...