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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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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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