News

Through sociology, data science, and Latino studies, junior MacKenzie Isaac pursues her interest in public health

Author: Hailey Oppenlander

MacKenzie Isaac knew she wanted to improve her Spanish skills at Notre Dame. But to be truly fluent, she needed to learn more than the language. That mindset drew the junior sociology major to the Institute for Latino Studies, where she’s found academic inspiration, research support, and a welcoming community. She's also spent two summers doing research at Harvard, added a minor in data science, and hopes to pursue a career in public health. 

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Letras Latinas joins poetry organizations from the across the United States for national initiative

Author: Institute for Latino Studies

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Letras Latinas, the ILS’ literary initiative, will join more that 20 organizations in eleven cities nationwide, this March, as part of the Poetry Coalition’s 2019 program to launch “What Is It, Then, Between Us?: Poetry & Democracy,” the coalition’s third annual gesture. This programming is made possible in part by a grant from the Ford Foundation.

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Events

Monday, April 1, 2019

Michael Olivas: Perchance to DREAM: A Legal and Political History of the DREAM Act and DACA

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Location: 1030 Jenkins Nanovic Hall

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This event is part of ILS' Transformative Latino Leadership Lecture Series


Olivas is the William B. Bates Distinguished Chair in Law and Director of the Institute for Higher Education Law & Governance (IHELG) at the University of Houston. He was instrumental in making innovative change in the areas of admissions including the University of Texas' top 10% Plan and access to higher education for students with designation through Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA). Click here

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Friday, April 5, 2019

U.S. Naturalization Ceremony

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Location: Washington Hall, University of Notre Dame

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The Community is invited to attend a special Naturalization Oath Ceremony swearing in over 100 new U.S. Citizens. The event will take place on Friday, April 5, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. at Washington Hall on the University of Notre Dame campus. This event is open to the public.…

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Friday, May 17, 2019

Latinx Recognition Ceremony

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Location: Washington Hall, University of Notre Dame

A ceremony recognizing all graduating Latino students from all Departments and Colleges, Class of 2019.   Hosted by Multicultural Student Programs and Services, Co-Sponsored by the Institute for Latino Studies.  Open to the public…

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Saturday, May 18, 2019

Latino Studies Certificate Ceremony

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Location:

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ILS celebrates the 2019 Latino Studies Majors and Minors and their families on their great accomplishments. Graduating Seniors will received the Supplementary Major and Minor certificates in a special ceremony followed by a reception.  Light refreshments will be served.…

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