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Three Notre Dame faculty members examine Latino life and faith

Author: Michael O. Garvey

Rev. Virgilio Elizondo, Timothy Matovina and Rev. Daniel G. Groody, C.S.C.

“Latino” is not an ethnic label. According to census officials it designates “a person of Cuban, Mexican, Puerto Rican, South or Central American, or other Spanish culture or origin regardless of race.”

But whatever their multiple ethnicities, Latino people have been present in America longer than any other people aside from Native Americans. They number some 50 million in the United States today, and it is reliably estimated that their population will be doubled by the middle of this century.

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Institute for Latino Studies to celebrate 10th anniversary

Author: Shannon Chapla

Institute for Latino Studies logo

The University of Notre Dame’s Institute for Latino Studies will celebrate its 10th anniversary with several events, including an academic symposium titled “Latino Studies: Past, Present and Future” from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Wednesday (Sept. 16) in the McKenna Hall auditorium.

Rev. Virgilio Elizondo, professor of pastoral and Hispanic theology at Notre Dame, will deliver the keynote address at 11:45 a.m. and Rev. Daniel Groody, C.S.C., assistant professor of theology, will serve as moderator for the day. Also speaking at the event will be Gilberto Cárdenas, ILS director, assistant provost and Julian Samora Professor of Latino Studies; and Allert Brown-Gort, ILS associate director.

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Congratulations to Jason Ruiz

Author: Arts and Letters

Jason Ruiz won the Latin American Studies Association’s Best Dissertation in Latino Studies Award for his dissertation, “Americans in the Treasure House: Travel to Mexico in the Popular Imagination of the United States, 1876-1920”

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