PAST NEWS

2013

March 30, 2014
El Nuevo Dia
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March 12, 2014
El Nuevo Dia
Columbia University Libraries/Information Services' (CUL/IS) Rare Book & Manuscript Library (RBML) is pleased to announce the acquisition of the collection of Manuel Ramos Otero, one of Puerto Rico's most important authors of the 20th century.
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November 6, 2013
CSER Announces the 2014 Indigenous Studies Summer Program on Indigenous People's Rights and Policy (ISSP)
CSER is now accepting applications from researchers, professionals, practitioners, and advanced students who wish to participate in an intensive two-week summer immersion program at Columbia University on indigenous peoples’ rights and policy. The program runs from May 27 - June 7, 2014.
Click Here for Application

October 29, 2013
Latin American Philosophy of Education Society
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October 26, 2013
Code Switch Frontiers of Race, Culture and Ethnicity Article on the Raging 70's
Photographing Puerto Rican New York, With A 'Sympathetic Eye' by Dana Farrington
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October 11, 2013
Fox News Latino Article: Armed With A Simple Camera, Bolivar Arellano Captured The Grit And Glory Of Latinos In 1970s New York City
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October 9, 2013
The Raging 70s: Latino New York Exhibit Opening article by El Diario
Read full article in Spanish.

October 7, 2013
Negrón-Muntaner discusses The Raging 70s with Puerto Rico's El Nuevo Dia
Read full article in Spanish.

September 17, 2013
El Diario/La Prensa dona su archivo de fotos a la Universidad de Columbia.
Read full article in Spanish.

September 10, 2013
Columbia University's Center for the Study of Ethnicity and Race (CSER), and the school's Rare Books and Manuscript Library, will announce a partnership with El Diario/La Prensa
Read more.

September 4, 2013
Frances Negrón-Muntaner Discusses El Diario's 5,000 Images And Columbia
Read more.

January 2, 2013
Nuevo Día Article in Spanish on Jack Agüeros.
Read more.

2012

December 27, 2012
Professor Claudio Lomnitz on "Radio Bilingüe"
Professor Claudio Lomnitz is interviewed in "Radio Bilingüe" about the legalization of marihuana in Mexico. Listen to program here (in Spanish) Read more.

December 19, 2012
Columbia College Today
Rebellious Intellectual Frances Negrón-Muntaner teaches, creates, leads, inspires. Read more.

December 19, 2012
Professor Claudio Lomnitz appears on TV Azteca
Professor Claudio Lomnitz appears in TV Azteca's "Barra de Opinion" to debate the legalization of marihuana in Mexico. Watch program here.

November 12, 2012
CSER's Superheroes Exhibit In The News
Photographer Dulce Pinzon portrays immigrants as superheroes, showing off their successes with flying colors. This new exhibit at Columbia University pays homage to poorly paid Latino immigrant workers who overcome long odds to survive and prosper in New York City. Read more.

November 6, 2012
Puerto Rico Status Vote discussion
On Election Day, November 6, voters on Puerto Rico will face a big decision as they go to the polls and cast ballots on whether to change the island's status as a territory of the U.S—and decide which option they prefer for the future. Joe Torres will take a look at the various options with Frances Negron-Muntaner, the directory of the Center for the Study of Ethnicity and Race at Columbia University.

August 30, 2012
Columbia University to house Jack Agüeros papers
CSER has partnered with the Rare Book and Manuscript Library at Columbia to preserve the papers of poet and activist Jack Agüero. The collection is the first of offering of the Latino Arts and Activism Archive
Read On Campus article here.
Read New York Times article here.

April 19, 2012
Professor Ed Morales is interviewed by Univision News
"...Tribeca Film Festival officially starts today, and here to kick things off properly is our contributor Ed Morales, who served as musical director on Babygirl."
Read full interview here.

March 16, 2012
CSER Director discusses Rick Santorum's commentary on Puerto Rico's need to speak English to be admitted as a state on NPR's The Takeaway with Celeste Headlee.
Listen to radio interview here.
Read Article here.

November 12, 2012
CSER's Superheroes Exhibit In The News
Photographer Dulce Pinzon portrays immigrants as superheroes, showing off their successes with flying colors. This new exhibit at Columbia University pays homage to poorly paid Latino immigrant workers who overcome long odds to survive and prosper in New York City. Read more.

November 6, 2012
Puerto Rico Status Vote discussion
On Election Day, November 6, voters on Puerto Rico will face a big decision as they go to the polls and cast ballots on whether to change the island's status as a territory of the U.S—and decide which option they prefer for the future. Joe Torres will take a look at the various options with Frances Negron-Muntaner, the directory of the Center for the Study of Ethnicity and Race at Columbia University.

August 30, 2012
Columbia University to house Jack Agüeros papers
CSER has partnered with the Rare Book and Manuscript Library at Columbia to preserve the papers of poet and activist Jack Agüero. The collection is the first of offering of the Latino Arts and Activism Archive
Read On Campus article here.
Read New York Times article here.

April 19, 2012
Professor Ed Morales is interviewed by Univision News
"...Tribeca Film Festival officially starts today, and here to kick things off properly is our contributor Ed Morales, who served as musical director on Babygirl."
Read full interview here.

March 16, 2012
CSER Director discusses Rick Santorum's commentary on Puerto Rico's need to speak English to be admitted as a state on NPR's The Takeaway with Celeste Headlee.
Listen to radio interview here.
Read Article here.

January, 2012
The Center for the Study of Ethnicity and Race (CSER) is pleased to announce that director Frances Negrón-Muntaner is a winner of the 2012 Lenfest Distinguished Columbia Faculty Award. Read Columbia On Campus article here.

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One of the most prestigious awards conferred by the university, the Lenfest recognizes members of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences "of unusual merit across a range of professorial activities—including scholarship, University citizenship, and professional involvement—with a primary emphasis on the instruction and mentoring of undergraduate and graduate students." The award ceremony will be held in early February, 2012.


2011

December 8, 2011
Professor Claudio Lomnitz and Valentina Glockner featured article in Anthropology Newsletter for The American Anthropological Association, "A Stand Against the Criminalization of Drugs."
Read article here.


November, 2011
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Supreme Court Justice Sotomayor visits CSER. Read article by Kaveh Landsverk here.

November 28, 2011
CSER Director Frances Negrón-Muntaner Appointed to the American Latino Scholars Expert Panel of the National Park System.

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The director of Columbia University's Center for the Study of Ethnicity and Race, Frances Negrón-Muntaner, has been appointed to the National Park System Advisory Board's American Latino Scholars Expert Panel. The NPS Advisory Board was established by congress in 1935 to help preserve the United States' national parks and historic sites. She is one of two Puerto Ricans serving on the board.

"This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to engage with how we tell and understand American history," said Negrón-Muntaner upon hearing the news. "I am very honored by the appointment and look forward to our work."

During the four-year term, the expert panel will prepare a theme study on Latino participation in American history. The study will also identify historic properties for potential nomination as National Historic Landmarks and assist the board in related projects.

November 9, 2011
Director Frances Negrón-Muntaner comments on the recent decision of the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences to exclude Puerto Rico-made films from competition in the "foreign language" category.
Read article in Spanish here.
Read article in English here.

October 23, 2011
Director Frances Negrón-Muntaner comments on "South Park" and other animated series for adults for Puerto Rico's El Nuevo Día.
Read article here.

October 7, 2011
Opposition to AZ law sparks Ethnic Studies Week: This week Columbia students observed the first ever Ethnic Studies week, to honor the sometimes contentious discipline that focuses on retelling history of racialized peoples on their own terms..
Read article here.

April 6, 2011
CSER'S new adjunct professor Nathalie Handal has been voted as one of the 100 Most Powerful Arab Women 2011. An award-winning poet, playwright, and writer, Nathalie Handal is a truly global figure.
Read article here.

February 9, 2011
The restructuring of the Center for the Study of Ethnicity and Race has led to a new major, more classes and faculty hiring. Read article in Columbia Spectator here.

February, 2011
CSER Director quoted on the importance of the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture in El Diario/La Prensa. Read article in Spanish here; in English here.

January, 2011
CSER Director is voted as "Most Challenging Professor" and quoted on the study of popular culture in the academy by Columbia's The Eye.
Read article on The Eye here.

Director's Corner: January 26, 2011
"Dear CSER Faculty, Staff and Students:
Welcome back! I hope you had an enjoyable winter break. At CSER, we are happy to be back and would like to take this opportunity to share some exciting news"...

Press here for the 2011 CSER Welcome Letter from Director Frances Negrón-Muntaner.

2010

December, 2010
Professor Gray Tuttle has been awarded the Charles A. Ryskamp Research Fellowship, which recognizes those whose scholarly contributions have advanced their fields and who have well designed and carefully developed plans for new research. (link)

December, 2010
Establishment under United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues of the municipal institution "Museum "Tepee of the World" (Yurta mira)" named after Elsa Stamatopoulou, in the Republic of Sakha, Siberia, Russian Federation. (more info)

September 17, 2010
Professor Mae Ngai's new book, The Lucky Ones, reviewed by Anderson Tepper in The New York Times book review. (link)

August 9, 2010
CSER Director Frances Negrón-Muntaner comments on the convergence of BP's oil spill story and Gabriel García Marqués' novel, One Hundred Years of Solitude for Reuters. (link)

August 4, 2010
CSER Director Frances Negrón-Muntaner discusses The Capeman revival with Professor Ed Morales for The New York Daily News. (link)

July 15, 2010
Professor Mae Ngai discusses immigration history with Rick Sanchez on Rick's List on CNN. (link)

July 2, 2010
Professor Mae Ngai comments on the Arizona anti-immigration law with Amy Goodman on Democracy Now on PBS-TV and Pacifica radio. (link)

May 2010
Professor Claudio Lomnitz directs and produces a 10-part series of interviews with historian Friedrich Katz for the centennial celebrations of the Mexican Revolution for Mexican National Public Radio.

May 25, 2010
Professor Mae Ngai discusses the history of immigration restrictions on Global to Local, WVRO public radio. (link)

April 18, 2010
El Diario/La Prensa honors CSER Director Frances Negrón-Muntaner as one of New York's most distinguished women. (link)

March 6, 2010
The New York Times highlights the leadership of Professor Elizabeth OuYang in preventing the deportation of Chinese immigrant Qing Hong Wu.

2009

October 27, 2009
Professor Claudio Lomnitz's play El verdadero Bulnes (co-written with his brother Alberto Lomnitz) plays two seasons at the Teatro de la Paz, Mexico City and wins Mexico's National Dramaturgy Award

October 17, 2009
CSER Director Frances Negrón-Muntaner interviews CNN's special correspondent Soledad O'Brien about her upcoming television documentary Latino in America at El Museo del Barrio.

September 29, 2009
Columbia University's The Record interviews CSER Director Frances Negrón-Muntaner about her life and work.

September 20, 2009
The show Enlace, of Mexico City's TV Channel 40, dedicates a program to the discussion of Professor Claudio Lomnitz's work and books.

August 7, 2009
CSER Director Frances Negrón-Muntaner discusses the significance of Judge Sonia Sotomayor's Nomination with Carlos Watson on MSNBC.

June 11, 2009
CSER Director Frances Negrón-Muntaner writes on Judge Sonia Sotomayor's Noimination in the New York Daily News. (link)

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