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ILS Co-Director Luis Fraga participates in MLK Remembrance panel at Notre Dame

Author: Institute for Latino Studies

ILS Co-Director Luis R. Fraga was invited to participate in a panel discussion at the first ever university-wide Martin Luther King, Jr. Day celebration luncheon hosted by University President Fr. John Jenkins. The luncheon was held on Monday, January 18th at the Joyce Center.

The full luncheon video can be seen here or at

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ILS Collaborator Joseph Corpora, CSC to Receive Papal Recognition

Author: Michael O. Garvey

Rev. Joseph Corpora, C.S.C.

ILS congratulates our dear friend and frequent collaborator, Father Joseph Corpora, CSC, on his selection as a Missionary of Mercy by Pope Francis. Read the full story by Michael O. Garvey below.

Rev. Joseph Corpora, C.S.C., director of university-school partnerships for the University of Notre Dame’s Alliance for Catholic Education (ACE), has received a mandate from Pope Francis to be a Missionary of Mercy.

The Missionaries are some 800 priests worldwide selected by the pope to be special confessors and “living signs” of God’s forgiveness during the Holy Year of Mercy officially proclaimed in his letter, Misericordiae Vultus (The Face of Mercy), last year.

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Documenting the Border: A Photo Essay by Marisel Moreno

Author: Institute for Latino Studies

Professor Marisel Moreno

Latino Studies faculty fellow Marisel Moreno shares her recent southern Arizona border experience after attending a faculty immersion seminar to learn about border issues. Her essay was posted online on January 12, 2016 to the Huffington Post blog and can be read at

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Alex Chávez: Parallels among Latino, Mideast and North African migration

Author: Gene Stowe

Alex Chávez

Alex E. Chávez, an assistant professor in anthropology and Fellow of the Institute for Latino Studies (ILS), sees parallels between longstanding Latino migration to the United States and the current crisis of Middle Eastern and North African migration to Europe. He was part of a group of ILS faculty fellows who met with Italian scholars to discuss immigration at Notre Dame’s Global Gateway Center in Rome in October.

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Spanish students connect with South Bend through community-based learning

Author: Institute for Latino Studies

Originally published in the December 2015 issue (page 6) of NDWorks.


Students ‘gain as much as they give’

Notre Dame student Colleen Wade watches as the Valero family reads a book chronicling multiple generations of their family history. Wade made the book as part of a community-based learning Spanish course in the Department of Romance Languages and Literatures.

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