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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...
Centro, Hunter College and CUNY have lost a dear friend and supporter with the passing of Juan Flores. In 1975, shortly after the creation of the Center for Puerto Rican Studies, Juan became its Research Director of Cultural Studies. Having worked with Centro Director Frank Bonilla while in the...
On Thursday, November 20th, poet and scholar Tomás Urayoán-Noel presented his book In Visible Movement: Nuyorican Poetry from the Sixties to Slam (University of Iowa Press, 2014) at Hunter College, the first scholarly book published specifically about Nuyorican poetry. Prof. Arnaldo Cruz-Malavé...