English graduate student wins Ford Foundation Dissertation Fellowship

Author: Carrie Gates

César Soto wants to know how the spark of political revolution can transform religious concepts of community and inclusion. To better understand the issue, he’s turning to the literature of England, Ireland, and Mexico in the late 1700s and early 1800s. Soto, a Ph.D. candidate in Notre Dame’s Department of English, has been awarded a Ford Foundation Dissertation Fellowship for 2016-17 to support his project.

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Cuba: Crossroads of the Americas

Author: Evelyn Gonzalez

Havana, Cuba—Following the visit of Pope Francis to Cuba, a theology class takes part in a conference convened by the Institute for Latino Studies and LANACC. The class professor and Cuban expert  Peter Casarella, director of Latin American/North American Church Concerns at Notre Dame. Casarella joined the University’s Institute for Latino Studies to host the first intercontinental conference examining the significance of Pope Francis’ visits to the Americas. 


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Notre Dame to host academic conference on Pope Francis in Cuba

Author: Michael O. Garvey

The University of Notre Dame’s Institute for Latino Studies will convene a gathering of theologians and other scholars in Havana Oct. 16-18 to discuss the impact of Pope Francis’ visits to Latin America and the United States. The colloquium, to be held in the Casa Sacerdotal (Priests’ House) of the Archdiocese of Havana, will include participants from throughout Latin America and the United States — among them, a group of Notre Dame undergraduate students enrolled in one of the institute’s theology courses.

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Notre Dame launches Latino Studies Scholars Program

Author: Shannon Rooney

Notre Dame announces the launch of the Latino Studies Scholars Program (LSSP). The merit-based scholarship and accompanying curriculum for undergraduate students is designed to attract and shape leaders working to support and empower Latino communities. The scholarship was created by the University’s Institute for Latino Studies (ILS) as part of its mission to advance the understanding of the fastest growing and youngest population in the United States and the Catholic Church.

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Thursday, October 27, 2016

Saturday, October 29, 2016

Saturday Scholars: Representing Latinos in Television's New Golden Age


Location: Annenberg Auditorium, Snite Museum of Art

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“Representing Latinos in Television’s New Golden Age” is presented by Jason Ruiz, Associate Professor, Department of American Studies.

You are invited to experience an intimate discussion with Notre Dame’s most engaging faculty speakers on some of the most pressing and fascinating issues of our times. Each lecture and Q&A is presented on a “home game” Saturday.…

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Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Dia de Los Muertos: Honoring Our Roots


Location: Julian Samora Library 204 McKenna Hall University of Notre Dame

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Dia de los Muertos. . . the tradition continues. Join us!

Brought to you by the University of Notre Dame's 
Latino Student Alliance and sponsored by the 
Institute for Latino Studies.

Join us!

Send your tribute (deceased loved one's photos) to…

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Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Latino Studies Seminar with Ricardo Ramirez


Location: Joyce/Carmichael Private Dining Room, Morris Inn

Ricardo Ramirez

The Institute for Latino Studies continues its Fall 2016 Latino Studies Seminar series with Ricardo Ramírez, Associate Professor of Political Science. His presentation is titled "Conditional Incorportation: Party Competition, Minority Legislators, and their Constituencies."

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Dia de los Muertos


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

Visit the Notre Dame Center for Arts and Culture October 1st through November 2nd and vote for your favorite altar!

Then join us Wednesday, November 2nd for a celebration!

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