News

In new book, anthropology chair details why creativity is the key to human exceptionalism

Author: Josh Weinhold

Agustín Fuentes finds the four predominant arguments that seek to explain human evolution and human nature to be compelling but extremely simplified. Years of research and an emphasis on cross-disciplinary conversations has instead led him to a more complete story of human evolution. Creativity and collaboration, he argues in The Creative Spark, are the most important explanations for why we are the way we are.

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Notre Dame partners with the University of California for an event with U.S. Poet Laureate in Washington, D.C.

Author: Institute for Latino Studies

Juan Felipe Herrera by Carlos Puma

Letras Latinas, the literary initiative at the University of Notre Dame’s Institute for Latino Studies (ILS)—in partnership with the University of California Washington Program (UCDC)—is pleased to present “A Poet Laureate’s Journey: a conversation and reading with Juan Felipe Herrera.” The evening event will take place on Monday, April 24 in Washington, D.C. at the University of California Washington Center.…

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ILS Faculty Fellow Interviewed

Author: Evelyn Gonzalez

Francisco Aragon

Faculty Fellow Francisco Aragón, who directs the Institute’s literary initiative, Letras Latinas, was interviewed recently at Blog This Rock, in his capacity as a finalist for the Freedom Plow Award. The award, a program of the organization, Split This Rock, “honors a poet or poetry collective doing transformative work at the intersection of poetry and social activism.” The interview with Aragón was subsequently picked up and highlighted at Harriet

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Award-winning Chicano writer to read at Notre Dame

Author: Institute for Latino Studies

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Award-winning Chicano writer to read at Notre Dame

Letras Latinas, the literary initiative at the Institute for Latino Studies, is pleased to present an evening with Rigoberto González. Author and editor of seventeen books in multiple genres, and winner of numerous awards, González will be reading from his work on Wednesday, April 19 at 7:30 PM in the Hesburgh Center for International Studies Auditorium with a pre-event reception to take place at 6:15 PM in the west lounge on the second floor of McKenna Hall.…

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Faculty fellow, Jennifer Jones on understanding race relations

Author: Todd Boruff

Jennifer Jones is an assistant professor of sociology and a faculty fellow at the Institute for Latino Studies at the University of Notre Dame. Her research uses qualitative methods to explore increasing migration, the growing multiracial population, and shifting social relations between and within racial groups. In this video, she discusses her work on how race relations are changing and what race means for politics and inequality.

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Events

Thursday, May 4, 2017

Julian Samora Library Finals Study Hours

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Location: Julian Samora Library, 2nd Floor McKenna Hall

Need finals study space? Come to the 2nd floor of McKenna Hall for a relaxing and quiet place to study at the Institute for Latino Studies' Julian Samora Library.

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FREE SNACKS AND COFFEE PROVIDED!

Hours for Spring 2017 Study Days:

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José Bernal: Works from the Institute for Latino Studies' Collection

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Location: Notre Dame Center for Arts & Culture, 1045 W. Washington St, South Bend, IN 46601

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March 20 - May 22, 2017

The Samora Library of the Institute for Latino Studies, in conjunction with the Notre Dame Center for Arts & Culture, presents an exhibition of artworks from Cuban-born, American artists José Bernal. The works on display are from the Samora Library's collection along with pieces on loan from the Bernal family.  These nearly thirty works consist of paintings, collages, and assemblages as well as those whose topics he revisited throughout his career, including the Unicorn and the Cuba & Balseros (rafters) Series. All of the works shown span the more than forty years of José Bernal's productive Career.

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