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The 2015 Application for the CUNY Becas Scholarship Program is Now CLOSED.

We are currently processing applications. If you applied to 2015 CUNY Becas check your email regarding important notices and updates.

Scholarship recipients will be announced in mid April.

Call for Papers:

On Friday, May 15, 2015, the Jaime Lucero Mexican Studies Institute at CUNY will host its fourth annual conference:

¡Amor! Más allá de las fronteras

The Jaime Lucero Mexican Studies Institute at CUNY invites the submission of abstracts for our annual conference scheduled for May 15, 2015. The focus of the 2015 conference is “Amor” and we seek presentations that deal with the issue of love in the context of migration and borders. How is love affected or complicated by the existence of borders and the need to move across them? How are these complications represented in literature and the arts? How do artists and authors narrate or respond to the ties that bind and the distances that complicate relationships based on love? Can migration simultaneously be an act of love and love’s greatest challenge? Presentations of research in any discipline or interdisciplinary field on topics including romantic love and courtship, marriage and companionship, family, domestic life, affect, sexuality, gender and more are welcome.

Please email abstracts (250 word limit) by March 16, 2015 to

Selected participants will be notified by March 31, 2015.

Upcoming Events:

May Sumak: Quichwa Film Showcase

Thursday, March 26, 2015 Saturday, March 28, 2015

May Sumak: Quichwa Film Showcase is an event series featuring three days of Quechua/Kichwa film screenings and discussions throughout New York City (Manhattan, Bronx, & Queens). Join us for a celebration of indigenous and community filmmaking in the Quechua languages spoken throughout the Andes and New York. For more information about screenings at other locations and other times around the city between March 26 and 28, visit the NYU CLACS event page at:

Film synopses are also available here.

Friday, March 27, 2015

Panamericana: Quichwa Filmmaking in the Americas

6:00 to 9:00pm
Lehman College, East Dining Room of the Music Building,

( 250 Bedford Park Boulevard West, Bronx, NY 10468)

Presenter: Runasimi Outreach Committee of NYU

Join us in the evening at Lehman College, Music Building, for a screening of four short films that represent the diversity of Quichwa filmmaking in North and South America:

  • Runasimiwan Kawsay/Living Quechua (US, 2014) by Christine Mladic Janney (NYU), a short documentary about one woman’s fight to mission to keep Quechua alive in New York City.
  • Wanchaq Pacha Tinku (2007) , by Erick Aquino Montoro, a documentary that follows the daily life of two families who commute daily to the city of Ancash, Peru, to work.
  • Naupaq Chullpa (2013) by Docuandantes, a documentary about a man who recounts how life used to be for the people of his small town, Chullpa, in Bolivia.
  • Ay Taquicgu (1991) by Alberto Muenala, probably the first documentary ever made in Ecuador by Kichwas. The film depicts Alberto’s lens into his community in Otavalo, Ecuador as they play and recount stories about their music.

Screenings will be followed by a discussion with filmmakers, Alberto Muenala, Frida Muenala, and Christine Mladic Janney, with a reception to follow.

** Please note that films will be in Quichwa with Spanish subtitles.

We will end the night with a reception, where we will be able to discuss the films and new developments in Indigenous filmmaking over refreshments

For more information, visit:

This event is sponsored by the Jaime Lucero Mexican Studies Institute, Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies of NYU, Center for Media, Culture, and History of NYU, Queens Museum, Department of Latin American, Latino and Puerto Rican Studies of Lehman College, Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian, Department of Spanish and Portuguese of NYU, and the Department of Cinema Studies of NYU.

Loteria Performing Arts Presents

"El Poliedro" " The Polyhedron"

Wednesday, April 1st, 2015at 8:00 PM

The Ailey Citigroup Theater

405 West 55th Street, New York, NY

An evening of visual arts, dance and cross-cultural collaboration. This full and varied multimedia program will feature dynamic and notable work, including several world-premier performances by soloists from Mexico City’s Compañia Nacional de Danza, Corbin Dances, and Joffrey Ballet Ensemble, as well as works by the artistic directors of Axioma Project, Janusphere Dance, Open Project, and RZPerspectives.

To purchase tickets visit:


El instituto de Estudios Mexicanos Jaime Lucero, en colaboración con Families for Freedom, los invita a participar en el Curso de Defensa contra la Deportación. Un programa que le permitirá navegar el sistema de detención. El curso se ofrece los miércoles a las 7:00 PM.

Marzo 4
Educación politica
Marzo 11
Conozca sus derechos
Marzo 18
Marzo 25
Proceso de remoción
Abril 1
Defensa y alivio
Abril 8

Para más información contacta a:

From our friends at other institutions:

Programa de Certificación de Competencias en la Industria de la Hospitalidad

El propósito del programa es mejorar las oportunidades laborales de mexicanos que trabajan en restaurantes y hoteles, a través de un curso de certificación impartido por CUNY- New York City College of Technology (City Tech), avalado por el Colegio Nacional de Educación Profesional y Técnica (CONALEP) y por medio del cual se puede obtener la certificación Servsafe de la Asociación Nacional de Restauranteros en Estados Unidos (National Restaurant Association).


  • Aplicación, deberá llenarla a mano o computadora con toda su información completa y actual,
  • Dos ensayos con 500 palabras mínimo (ver instrucciones en solicitud),
  • Copia de su identificación oficial (ejemplo: pasaporte vigente, matrícula consular vigente).

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Interested in taking courses on Mexican Studies? Take a look at the classes being offered around CUNY

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