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In the News: Todd Miller lecture “Storming the Wall: Climate Change, Migration and Homelands Security” covered in The Observer

Author: Institute for Latino Studies

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Todd Miller's lecture “Storming the Wall: Climate Change, Migration and Homelands Security,” an event co-sponsored by the Institute for Latino Studies as part of its Hispanic Heritage month programming, was featured in Notre Dame's The Observer. 

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Latino Studies Scholars Travel to Mexico to Collaborate with Monterrey Institute of Technology

Author: Institute for Latino Studies

             

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          A group of six Latino Studies merit scholars from Notre Dame traveled to Mexico this summer in a cultural exchange trip organized by the Institute for Latino Studies. There, the LSSP scholars teamed up with students at the Monterrey Institute of Technology, popularly known as “El Tec,” at the university's Sante Fe campus in Mexico City. The El Tec students were part of the Lideres del Mañana (Leaders of Tomorrow) Program, which offers generous scholarships to low-income students from around Mexico to attend one of the 26 campuses comprising El Tec’s University System, considered one of the best in Latin America. This is the third year that Notre Dame Latino Studies students have participated in the trip.…

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ILS' Hispanic Heritage Month 2019 Events

Author: Institute for Latino Studies

Join us in celebrating this years' Hispanic Heritage Month! The Institute for Latino Studies presents its second annual Hispanic Heritage Month at Notre Dame. This month is comprised of diverse and unique events and scholarly activities aimed to acknowledge the importance and educate the campus community about the intellectual richness that Latino communities provide to the U.S.…

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ILS's Bond Hall featured in ND's newspaper The Observer

Author: Institute for Latino Studies

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Bond Hall, the new home of the Institute for Latino Studies, was featured in a recent Observer article "Recently renovated Bond Hall welcomes new departments, initiatives" (Sept 13 2019).

According to the story, Bond Hall was originally built in 1917 and served as the University's main library until 1964. Currently it houses the ILS in addition to the Graduate School, the Office for Postdoctoral Scholars, the Center for the Study of Languages and Cultures, the Flatley Center for Undergraduate Scholarly Engagement, and a new initiative for first-year science and engineering students. The ILS moved from McKenna Hall at the end of Spring semester as the building undergoes a two-year renovation.…

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ILS Faculty Fellow and Student Use Poetry to Raise Money for Immigrants in Need

Author: Institute for Latino Studies

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ILS faculty and an affiliated student partook in a local poetry reading as part of efforts to raise money for immigrants in need.  It was one of dozens of readings taking place in 45 cities across the United States Wednesday.   

Francisco Aragón, a faculty member at Notre Dame’s Institute for Latino Studies, organized the local Writers for Migrant Justice event. Misael Osorio-Conde, an MFA student at Notre Dame, read his poem “Detention Center.” The money will go to a nonprofit called Immigrant Families Together, which provides legal representation, medical services, housing, food, and clothing to immigrants in need.…

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ILS Faculty Fellows participate in International Poetry Festival in Spain

Author: Institute for Latino Studies

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The Unamuno Authors Series Festival was the first of its kind: an anglophone literary gathering in Madrid, Spain. It featured sixty poets taking part in public events in five venues over six days—from May 27th through June 1st. Writers hailed from Canada, England, Greece, Ireland, Italy and the United States. Among the poets who participated were ILS faculty fellows Orlando Menes and Francisco Aragón.…

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Prof. Luis Fraga, ILS Director, awarded 2019 Norton Long Career Achievement Award for Politics

Author: Institute for Latino Studies

Professor Luis Fraga has been selected as the 2019 Norton Long Career Achievement Award winner for his work in political science by a committee of distinguished peers. The award is given each year to a scholar who has made important contributions to the study of urban politics over the course of a career. …

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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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Letras Latinas to benefit from $1 million grant to the Poetry Coalition

Author: Institute for Latino Studies

Letras Latinas, the ILS’ literary initiative and a founding member of the Poetry Coalition, is pleased to share the news that the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation has awarded the Academy of American Poets a $1 million grant to enable the work of the Poetry Coalition over the next four years.

 

The grant from the Mellon Foundation foundation will support Poetry Coalition programming, as well the creation of a pilot fellowship program that will place individuals in part-time, paid positions at select Poetry Coalition member organizations so they might learn about and assist with literary arts programming and administration.

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ILS Faculty Fellow Receives Two Teaching Awards

Author: Lauren Melancon

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Tatiana Botero, Associate Teaching Professor, Spanish, Romance Languages and Literatures, University of Notre Dame and Institute for Latino Studies Faculty Fellow was recently been honored with the AATSP (American Association of Teacher of Spanish and Portuguese) 2018 Spanish Teacher of the Year Award

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Letras Latinas to convene in Ohio alongside national poetry organizations

Author: Institute for Latino Studies

Letras Latinas, the literary initiative at Notre Dame’s Institute for Latino Studies, will join leaders from national poetry organizations for its annual convening, taking place this year from November 2 – 4. They will gather in Kent, Ohio to learn about the Wick Poetry Center and how its innovative public poetry programs impact the community, as well as ways in which the center will help commemorate the 50th

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