Letras Latinas presents off-campus event in the community

Author: Institute for Latino Studies

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Letras Latinas, the literary initiative of the ILS, is pleased to present, for the first time, an off-campus event in our local community—specifically, at the Notre Dame Center for Arts and Culture, located at 1045 West Washington. The poets Juan J. Morales, Oliver Baez Bendorf, and Roy Chicky Arad, will be performing their work on Thursday, November 7, at 7 PM. …

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ILS Faculty Fellow Jason Ruiz, Associate Professor of American Studies, receives 2019 Sheedy Award for Excellence in Teaching

Author: Institute for Latino Studies

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ILS Faculty Fellow Jason Ruiz has been selected as the 2019 recipient of the Sheedy Award for Excellence in Teaching. Ruiz is an associate professor of American Studies who teaches courses on race and popular culture, Latinx history and studies, and gender and sexuality studies.

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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

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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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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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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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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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"All the Breath We Can Hold", a New Exhibition by Maria Tomasula, ILS Faculty Fellow

Author: Institute for Latino Studies

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ILS Faculty Fellow, Maria Tomasula's work is currently being displayed in a new exhibition titled, "All the Breath We Can Hold", at Forum Gallery in New York, New York through April 7th. 

Soo Y. Dang, Professor of Art History at Chicago State University speaks about Tomasula's exhibition, stating that Tomasula "has spoken about her fascination with the colonial Baroque decorations in the Mexican Catholic Churches she attended as a child. She also vividly remembers the idealized figures of saints, who were presented in scenes of horrific martyrdom that were abundant in those churches as well. This is the genesis of her flower still lives, which, although beautiful in overall appearance, are actually revealed to be tortured upon close examination, as the pieces are strenuously tied, pulled and pierced by nails, hooks, and strings, the recurring instruments of affliction in Tomasula's oeuvre."…

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University of Notre Dame Press Releases 2018 Latino Studies and Literature Catalog

Author: Institute for Latino Studies

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The University of Notre Dame Press 2018 Latino Studies and Literature Catalog was recently released.  This series of books meets the mission to foster scholarship by and about Latinos and the issues that affect them, in 2001 the Institute for Latino Studies at the University of Notre Dame launched a book series in collaboration with the Press. The series publishes work on the cutting edge of scholarship, general works that can be used as college textbooks, and reprints of classics. Titles in the book series address issues in the area of Latino spirituality and religion; border affairs, immigration, and globalization; Latino arts and culture; and social sciences and public policy.…

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Notre Dame’s Institute for Latino Studies to Host Award Winning Writer in Washington, D.C.

Author: Institute for Latino Studies

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Letras Latinas, the literary initiative at the University of Notre Dame’s Institute for Latino Studies (ILS), in partnership with Duende District Bookstore, is pleased to welcome award-winning poet, Javier Zamora, who will be in Washington, D.C. from February 26 through March 1. While in Washington Zamora will give a public reading, take part in a colloquium with university students, spend time with students at a bilingual elementary school, and dialogue with students in a college-level writing workshop.…

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