ILS Director speaks about his experience at Harvard

Author: Institute for Latino Studies

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ILS Director, Luis R. Fraga, discusses his time as part of the "Harvard 15" with Leslie Sanchez of CBS news. Fraga was raised in Corpus Christi, Texas, and believes his admission to Harvard resulted from a decision made by the university "to admit small numbers of low-income students, first-generation-to-college students, and to see what that would be like."…

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Tatiana Botero: 2018 Indiana Spanish Teacher of the Year

Author: Institute for Latino Studies

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Congratulations to Tatiana Botero, Associate Teaching Professor in the Department of Romance Languages and Literatures and ILS Faculty Fellow for being awarded the Indiana Chapter of the American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese, its 2018 Indiana Teacher of the Year in the University Category. Tatiana Botero is a dedicated and passionate teacher, who is devoted to the success and advancement of her students inside and outside the classroom, by incorporating ILS guest lectures, community based learning, and field trips to South Bend and Chicago.…

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Mary Meg McCarthy, Executive Director of Heartland Alliance’s National Immigrant Justice Center, Visits the University of Notre Dame

Author: Institute for Latino Studies

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Public Lecture: April 17, 2018 at 4:30 P.M., 210-214 McKenna Hall, University of Notre Dame


NOTRE DAME, IN – April 9, 2018 – The Institute for Latino Studies is honored to host Mary Meg McCarthy, Executive Director of Heartland Alliance’s National Immigrant Justice Center on April 17, 2018 for a community lecture.  McCarthy will be speaking on Due Process and Access to Justice: The Immigrant Reality. This lecture is free and open to the public.…

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Author: Institute for Latino Studies


June 25 to July 3, 2018

224 S. Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL




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The University of Notre Dame’s Institute for Latino Studies, in collaboration with the Institute for Scholarship in the Liberal Arts, and the Department of Film, Television and Theatre, is seeking writers to participate in a one-week playwriting workshop, in the tradition of award-winning playwright Maria Irene Fornés, to be held in downtown Chicago.…

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Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Holy Cross School Brunch for the Biblioteca


Location: Holy Cross School, 1020 Wilber St., South Bend, IN 46628

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The Notre Dame Club of St. Joseph Valley is building a new Community Service partnership with Holy Cross Catholic School in South Bend. The parish is run by CSC priests, and the school is implementing an innovative Spanish immersion program with the help of the Notre Dame ACE program and the Notre Dame Institute for Latino Studies. The kindergarten class pairs 10 children with Spanish as a first language with 10 children with English as a first language. The students spend 90% of their instruction time in Spanish, moving to 50-50 Spanish-English by the 4th grade. Not only does this produce bilingual children, but it also brings together Latino and non-Latino families in the parish. This is a great service opportunity as it is education based and has connections with other Notre Dame programs.

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Friday, June 8, 2018

Saturday, June 9, 2018

Sunday, June 10, 2018