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CUNY Dominican Studies Institute
New York, NY USA
CUNY Dominican Studies Institute (CUNY DSI) at The City College of New York is the nation's first, university-based research institute devoted to the study of people of Dominican descent in the United States and other parts of the world.
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melendez, groana. West 176 Street. Brooklyn, NY: Matarile Ediciones, 2021. The CUNY Dominican Studies Institute (CUNY DSI) Library is pleased to acknowledge the donation of the photo book West 176 Street by groana melendez. The book was donated by Martha Naranjo Sandoval who manages the small press Matarile Ediciones based... Continue reading
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DSA member Ethan Srebnick with the stamp collection he donated to the CUNY DSI Library. On March 2022, the CUNY Dominican Studies Institute Library received a unique stamp collection from Ethan Srebnick, a City College student and the Public Relations & Marketing Chair of the Dominican Students Association (DSA) on... Continue reading
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Heredia, Alejandro. You’re The Only Friend I Need. Los Angeles, C.A.: Gold Line Press, 2021 We wanted to take this opportunity to congratulate and share our thoughts on queer Afro-Dominican writer and community organizer Alejandro Heredia’s debut collection of short stories You’re The Only Friend I Need, as well as... Continue reading
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Donated poetry collections by Roberto Carlos García: Melancolía, black / Maybe: An Afro Lyric, and [Elegies] are available at the CUNY Dominican Studies Institute Library. Dominican poet, storyteller, and essayist Roberto Carlos García shared a set of lesson plans based on his third poetry collection [Elegies] through the Dominican Writers... Continue reading
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Yelaine Rodriguez at the CUNY Dominican Studies Institute Archives and Library, November 23, 2021 Yelaine Rodriguez, the Bronx-based Dominican interdisciplinary artist, curator, and educator best known for her bold wearable art and site-specific installations on Afro-syncretic traditions, has donated a part of her personal archive to the CUNY Dominican Studies... Continue reading
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We are indebted to the award-winning novelist, poet and essayist Julia Álvarez for her donations and continuous support to the CUNY Dominican Studies Institute Library. We are fortunate to have received her timely donations that include complete collections of her published writings as well as books and rare materials from... Continue reading
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The CUNY Dominican Studies Institute Library would like to take a moment to acknowledge the generous donations of Dominican fiction writer, poet, and translator Kianny N. Antigua to our library over the years. Antigua has been a long-time supporter of the Dominican Library, which is located at The City College... Continue reading
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The books donated to the library from Centro León We would like to extend our sincere thanks to Director Maria Amalia León for making possible a generous donation of the publications of Centro Cultural Eduardo León Jimenes (Centro León) in the Dominican Republic. The donation includes an extensive assortment of... Continue reading
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ONTO Pub/1 edition and the third ONTO Pub /3 edition are now available at the library. Professor Sarah Aponte would like to thank Julianny Ariza for donating two copies of the Dominican art publication ONTO to our library through artist Joiri Minaya, collaborator of ONTO publications. The donation consists of... Continue reading
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Chief Librarian Prof. Sarah Aponte would like to thank Mr. Félix (Felucho) Jiménez for his generous music collection donation to our CUNY DSI Library. We would like to acknowledge CUNY DSI Director and Sociology Professor Dr. Ramona Hernández for her continuous support to the library. From left to right: Dr.... Continue reading
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The CUNY Dominican Studies Institute Library would like to thank Dominican writer, creator, and founder of Sigma Comics, H.H. German, for donating issues #1 and #2 of Here comes CALICO. CALICO is a new indie-comic book character named Hector Gil, with roots in San Francisco de Macorís, Dominican Republic, where... Continue reading
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Colin Powell School for Civic and Global Leadership included in their newsletter At A Glance a note about our recently launched website A History of Dominican Music in the United States , the first open-source digital platform narrating the history of Dominican music as it developed during the past century... Continue reading
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The CUNY Dominican Studies Institute Library donated over 500 Dominican-related materials to the Bronx Community College Library (BCC) to serve their growing Dominican and Latino student population. BCC Professor and Librarian Nelson Santana picked up the materials and stated that this donation will enrich student’s accessibility to materials on the... Continue reading
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Dr. Estrella Betances de Pujadas, Courtesy of Juan Pujadas Earlier this year, library assistant Matthew Santana and I went on a trip to Sleep Hollow, New York to choose books from the vast library of Dr. Estrella Betances de Pujadas (1935-2004), professor, poet, and author of several books. All of... Continue reading
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Since 2014, the CUNY Dominican Studies Institute Library (CUNY DSI), the most extensive Dominican Studies collection in the United States, has successfully collaborated with the City College Academy of the Arts (CCAA)’s Bridge to College Program for 8th graders. Every year, students excitedly look forward to this 8-week workshop to... Continue reading
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Gracias Prof. Max U. Montesino por donar a nuestra biblioteca su reciente publicación Retrato del dominicano en la organización: impacto de la cultura nacional en el comportamiento gerencial (Editorial Santuario, 2018). Este libro contiene un análisis introspectivo sobre el impacto de valores y normas de la cultura nacional dominicana en... Continue reading
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The CUNY DSI Library is proud to announce its recent acquisitions. We are grateful for the support and generosity of The City College Libraries. We look forward to making these titles available to students, researchers, and the general public very soon. Click on the image to enlarge and get a... Continue reading
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The CUNY Dominican Studies Institute Library has just completed the reorganization and rehousing of the ¡AHORA! magazine collection. ¡AHORA! magazine was founded by Dominican journalist and lawyer Rafael Molina Morillo on January 15, 1962, and was considered a progressive media outlet for its support of freedom of expression and human... Continue reading
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After our tribute to Normandía Maldonado last week, the CUNY Dominican Studies Institute Archives and Library was fortunate to receive this morning Julissa Calderón and Gadiel Del Orbe from BuzzFeed's “Pero Like” producers. They came to film a video about the historical legacy of Normandía Maldonando and interviewing members of... Continue reading
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Professor Sarah Aponte would like to thank Dr. Minosca Victoria Alcántara for donating her dissertation "Latina High School Students Figured World of Stem: Identity Formation in Formal and Informal Communities of Practice" (Teachers College, Columbia University 2015). We are also grateful for her visit to the CUNY Dominican Studies Institute... Continue reading
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El Profesor Anthony Stevens-Acevedo y la Profesora Sarah Aponte, Director Auxiliar y Encargada de la Biblioteca del CUNY DSI respectivamente, agradecen al Dr. Marcos Charles (izquierda en la fotografía) por coordinar la visita de los historiadores dominicanos José C. Novas, (segundo desde la izquierda), Luis Alvarez López (tercero desde la... Continue reading
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La Prof. Sarah Aponte agradece la grata acogida del arquitecto José Manuel Antuñano Peralta, Director del Monumento a los Héroes de la Restauración durante su visita a Santiago, República Dominicana. En la foto, aparecen en compañía de la relacionista Arelis Albino, en donde le obsequian el libro: El Monumento a... Continue reading
Professor Sarah Aponte would like to thank Professor Rosa Andújar, Lecturer and Deputy Director of the Department of Liberal Arts at King's College London, for donating her article "The Caribbean Socrates: Pedro Henríquez Ureña and the Mexican Ateneo de la Juventud." We are also grateful for her visit to the... Continue reading
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La Profesora Sarah Aponte agradece al historiador José C. Novas por donar su reciente publicación Trujillo, la emboscada final. Muerte y funeral del generalísimo (Editorial Argos, 2014) a nuestra biblioteca. Actualmente, el Prof. Novas es uno de los ganadores de la beca de investigación CUNY Dominican Studies Institute Archives and... Continue reading
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La Profesora Sarah Aponte agradece al Dr. Carlos Báez Evertsz por donar varios de sus libros a nuestra biblioteca y por su grata visita. La donación consiste de dos de su obras: La modernización fallida: República Dominicana (1996-2012) (editorial Betania, 2012) y Desigualdad y clases sociales (editorial Betania, 2016). Jhensen... Continue reading