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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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Dr. Steve Larson Visits Campus Joined by Local Community Healthcare Organizations

Author: Paloma Garcia-Lopez

Img 0291Lorena Morejon-Lasso, ‘22, Latino Studies Merit Scholar, welcomed Dr. Larson to campus and introduced him to the group of 80 peers in pre-health studies.

On Oct. 9, 2018, ILS welcomed Dr. Steve Larson, Executive Director of Puentes de Salud and clinical faculty at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, to speak about his career long service to immigrants and uninsured patients in Philadelphia.  Dr. Larson screened the HBO Documentary, “Clinica de Migrantes

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National Hispanic Heritage Month

Author: Luis R. Fraga

The Institute for Latino Studies (ILS) is very proud to lead the celebration of National Hispanic Heritage Month at the University of Notre Dame.  We have organized a series of lectures, presentations, movies, and cultural events to demonstrate how the entire Notre Dame community is enriched by the work ethic, aspirations, and commitment of Latino students, faculty, and staff who are directly affiliated with Our Lady’s University.  The events organized by ILS during Hispanic Heritage Month 2019 can be found on our website

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2018 Fornés Playwriting Workshop Winners Announced

Author: Institute for Latino Studies

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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, the College of Arts and Letters and the Department of Film, Television and Theatre, is proud to announce the writers who have been selected to participate in a one-week playwriting workshop, in the tradition of playwright Maria Irene Fornés, to be held in downtown Chicago, from June 25 to July 3, 2018. Led by award-winning playwright and Fornés protégée Migdalia Cruz, an alumna of Fornés’ Hispanic Playwrights in Residence Laboratory at INTAR, the workshop will culminate in a public reading of selected scenes from workshop students by professional actors in Chicago at the Goodman Theatre on Tuesday, July 3, 2018.…

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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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CALL FOR SUBMISSION

Author: Institute for Latino Studies

FORNÉS PLAYWRITING WORKSHOP

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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Karla Burgos-Morón awarded the 2017-2018 Lou Holtz Leadership Scholarship

Author: Institute for Latino Studies

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Karla Burgos-Morón, class of 2019, has been awarded the 2017-2018 Lou Holtz Leadership Scholarship. This merit-based scholarship was established by Mr. Mike Harper in 1995 and is awarded annually. Mr. Harper created this award to honor Lou Holtz because of the high level of respect he has for Coach Holtz’s leadership capability. The purpose of the grant is to encourage scholarship recipients to develop their own leadership qualities, which are so exemplified by Lou Holtz.

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