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In Memoriam: Rev. Virgilio P. Elizondo, Notre Dame Professor of Pastoral and Hispanic Theology

Author: Michael O. Garvey

Rev. Virgilio P. Elizondo

Rev. Virgilio P. Elizondo, the University of Notre Dame Professor of Pastoral and Hispanic Theology, died Monday (March 14). He was 80 years old.

A member of the Notre Dame faculty since 2000, Father Elizondo was a native of San Antonio, Texas, where his Mexican immigrant parents owned a grocery store and where he himself spent many years as the pastor of San Fernando Cathedral. The Sunday Spanish Mass at which he presided was televised and carried via satellite from San Fernando Cathedral to more than 1 million households.

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ILS Faculty Member Kraig Beyerlein Leads ND Border Experience

Author: Institute for Latino Studies

ILS faculty members Tatiana Botero, Marisel Moreno, and Karen Richman participated in this Border immersion experience in January of 2016. We are proud to share this story produced by the Notre Dame Office of Public Affairs and Communications. The original story authored by Brendan O'Shaughnessy, along with accompanying videos and photographs can be seen at

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Psychologist Named Fellow of American Educational Research Association

Author: Josh Weinhold

Darcia Narvaez

Notre Dame psychologist Darcia Narvaez has been named a fellow of the American Educational Research Association, an honor bestowed on academics with notable and sustained research achievements. Narvaez, a professor of psychology in the College of Arts and Letters, is one of 22 scholars who will be inducted as fellows at the AERA’s annual meeting in Washington, D.C., on April 9.

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The Institute for Latino Studies offers Summer Research Grants

Author: Institute for Latino Studies

Julian Samora Library study space

The Institute for Latino Studies (ILS) is pleased to announce a call for applications for two summer 2016 grants to fund undergraduate student research. The two topics are: 1) current policies and practices of institutions of higher education regarding admission to graduate and professional schools for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) students, and 2) current policies, practices, and related strategies for funding graduate education for DACA students. This competition is open to any current Notre Dame undergraduate student who will be returning (or studying abroad) for the fall 2016 semester.…

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