The Institute for Latino Studies Mourns the Tragic Loss of Mayra Martinez and Her Husband Jeremy

Author: Institute for Latino Studies

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The Institute for Latino Studies is mourning the tragic loss of Mayra Martinez, who died along with her husband Jeremy, in a car accident in France on August 6. Mayra touched everyone she met with her brilliance, compassion, and joyfulness. Mayra graduated in 2015 with majors in Anthropology and French and a minor in Latino Studies. She also participated in the Institute’s summer internship program, CCLP

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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

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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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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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Poetry and migration event to take place at Notre Dame

Author: Institute for Latino Studies

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SOUTH BEND — Letras Latinas, the literary initiative at the University of Notre Dame’s Institute for Latino Studies, is pleased to be partnering with Notre Dame’s Creative Writing Program to present, “Because We Come From Everything: a night of poetry and community.” This campus event will feature students, faculty, staff, and members of the community, who will all be sharing poems on the theme of migration. The reading will take place on Thursday, March 30 at 7:30 PM in the banquet hall in the basement of McKenna Hall.

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ILS Co-director Luis Fraga quoted on Today's Catholic in regards to the area's first Catholic School Immersion Track

Author: Institute for Latino Studies

The Institute for Latino Studies' Co-director Luis Fraga has been working in collaboration with the Alliance for Catholic Education and Holy Cross grade school to initiate the area's first Catholic school Spanish-English immersion program.  

 

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ILS collaborates in launching the area's first Spanish-English Immersion program at Holy Cross Grade School

Author: Institute for Latino Studies

New Immersion Track at Holy Cross Grade School holds March 15 Open House

SOUTH BEND —In collaboration with the University of Notre Dame’s Institute for Latino Studies and the Alliance for Catholic Education, Holy Cross Grade School is launching a Spanish-English Immersion program this Fall at the pre-Kindergarten and Kindergarten levels.…

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ILS faculty member named finalist for national prize

Author: Institute for Latino Studies

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Francisco Aragón, director of Letras Latinas, the Institute for Latino Studies’ literary initiative, has been named a finalist for the 2017 Freedom Plow Award for Poetry & Activism, given by Split This Rock, a national poetry organization based in Washington, D.C. Aragón is one of four finalists who will be honored at a gala ceremony and reading at the Arts Club of Washington on the evening of April 21. The winner will be announced the week of March 13.…

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FORNÉS PLAYWRITING WORKSHOP - CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS

Author: Institute for Latino Studies

The University of Notre Dame’s Institute for Latino Studies, in collaboration with the Institute for Scholarship in the Liberal Arts, the College of Arts and Letters 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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Letras Latinas Joins National Poetry Coalition Offering March 2017 Programs on Migration

Author: Institute for Latino Studies

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Letras Latinas, the literary initiative at the ILS, has joined twenty-two other nonprofit poetry organizations from across the United States to form a Poetry Coalition, which will present programs on the theme “Because We Come From Everything: Poetry & Migration” throughout the month of March. The theme borrows a line from U.S. Poet Laureate Juan Felipe Herrera’s poem, “Borderbus.”…

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Registration is now open for Latino forum, Shared Opportunity, Shared Success

Author: Institute for Latino Studies

Registration is now open for the April 13th Latino forum, Shared Opportunity, Shared Success, hosted by ICI, Goshen College, and the University of Notre Dame. 

 Additional information and a registration link may be found here: http://bit.ly/2lCA8MH.  We will send you a reminder, including a copy of the logistical details on the registration form, the week before the forum.

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Institute for Latino Studies announces participants for the 2017 Young Scholars Symposium

Author: Institute for Latino Studies

The Institute for Latino Studies is pleased to announce the participants for our 2017 Young Scholars Symposium, to be convened April 6-7 on the University of Notre Dame campus. 

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These scholars will present a dissertation chapter or essay draft for discussion with ILS faculty fellows and our 2017 Distinguished Visiting Professor, Michelle Gonzalez Maldonado. Professor Gonzalez Maldonado is a Professor of Religious Studies and Assistant Provost for Undergraduate Education, University of Miami.

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ILS Co-Director Luis Fraga quoted in Observer regarding Sanctuary Status

Author: Institute for Latino Studies

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A panel co-sponsored by the Center for Social Concerns and the Institute for Latino Studies discussed what it means for a city, state, university or faith-based organization to be declared a sanctuary, and what the implications of using the “sanctuary” designation might be. The moderator, director of the Center for Civil and Human Rights Jennifer Mason McAward, led the panelists, who included co-director of the Institute for Latino Studies Luis Fraga, professor of law Rick Garnett, graduate student Leo Guardado and professor of law Lisa Koop.…

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ILS Young Scholars Symposium on Univision Noticias

Author: Institute for Latino Studies

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The Young Scholars Symposium convenes young scholars who are working on a dissertation, a book, or another research project related to Latinas and Latinos in the United States.

Participants are chosen through a national call for applicants. Selected young scholars present a chapter or essay in advance of the symposium.…

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Institute for Latino Studies Co-Director Timothy Matovina Awarded the 2016 Richard Cardinal Cushing Medal for the Advancement of Church Research

Author: Institute for Latino Studies

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October 24, 2016 (Notre Dame, Ind.)—– Timothy Matovina, Co-Director of the Institute for Latino Studies and Professor of Theology at the University of Notre Dame, has been selected to receive the 2016 Richard Cardinal Cushing Medal for the Advancement of Church Research. The Cushing Medal is intended to recognize the work of Church leaders, who, like Cardinal Cushing, have demonstrated a commitment to the advancement of the Catholic Church’s needs through research.…

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Faculty Recruitment in Latino Literatures and Cultures

Author: Institute for Latino Studies

The University of Notre Dame’s Department of English and the Institute for Latino Studies seek a specialist in Latina/o literatures and cultures at the rank of Assistant or early Associate Professor. The appointment will be housed in the Department of English with a close affiliation to the Institute as a Faculty Fellow. We are open to all historical periods, from the colonial era to the present, and to all conceptual areas of inquiry, including but not limited to post-colonial studies, the study of gender, sexuality, class, race, and/or intersectional approaches.…

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ILS Welcomes New Staff Member

Author: Institute for Latino Studies

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We are delighted to announce that ILS has hired a Communications Specialist, Evelyn M. González Treto. Evelyn is a recent graduate from Holy Cross College with a background in Communications and Pre-Law. Before coming to Notre Dame, she worked for South Bend immigration attorney Rudy Monterrosa and the South Bend Community School Corporation’s Migrant Education Program. Last summer, she had the opportunity to complete her internship in Washington D.C. at the United States Forest Service as their Internal Communications intern where she developed an involvement in the communications world. Everyone who has worked with Evelyn attests that she is a dynamic and dedicated leader. We look forward to the many contributions she will make as we work together to elevate the profile of ILS on campus and beyond. Please welcome her when you visit the Institute.…

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