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Soledad Acosta de Samper Digital Library in Bogotá, Colombia

Author: Staff

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On October 24, Professor Vanesa Miseres will be addressing the inaugural lecture for the Soledad Acosta de Samper Digital Library in Bogotá, Colombia. This is a joint project of the National Library of Colombia and the Universidad de los Andes. Professor Miseres has also curated the online exhibition on Soledad Acosta de Samper albums and scrapbooks. Miseres lecture will bring a new perspective to the study of one the most renowned and prolific writers and journalists of 19th

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Professors Inés Stranger and Coca Duarte

Author: Maurcia Marschke

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Last Wednesday, September 18 the combined classes of Professors Vanesa Miseres and Tatiana Botero we’re visited by Professors Inés Stranger and Coca Duarte, from the Pontifical Catholic University of Chile Theatre School. They were invited by Anne Garica-Romero from FTT. It was a wonderful collaborative opportunity for the students to hear about their work on contemporary Chilean female playwrights and in general about the theatre in Chile since the dictatorship of Pinochet.…

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Efforts to Strengthen Notre Dame Connections with Latin America

Author: Staff

In another effort to strengthen Notre Dame connections with Latin America, Professor Juan Vitulli will visit the Universidad Autónoma de México (CDMX). Due to his innovative research about Baroque culture in the Hispanic World, Dr. Vitulli has been invited by the Instituto de Investigaciones Filológicas. In this occasion, Vitulli will teach a doctoral seminar titled “Junto a lo clásico, lo nuevo. Lectores, predicadores y poetas en el Barroco de Indias

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Vanesa Miseres retraces the footsteps of travelers between Latin America and Europe

Author: Linda Rule

Vanesa Miseres is becoming a regular feature at the London Global Gateway. After receiving a Global Gateway Research Award in 2018, she spent a semester in London researching the connection between European and Latin American history and literature. It was during this visit that she was inspired to create a course on English travelers to South America, entitled “Routes of the Empire," which she returned to teach in summer 2019.…

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Professor María Rosa Olivera-Williams accepted as Luksic Scholar

Author: Linda Rule

"The award from the Luksic Family Collaboration Grants Program, enabled me and a new generation of scholars to solidify the academic institutional, and personal bridges between the University of Notre Dame (UND) and the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile (PUC). The award-winning project entitled “University and Catholicism: Memory Studies as a Project of Cultural Politics” was extremely successful and included several enriching events."

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Spanish Ph.D. student wins Graduate School’s Shaheen Award

Author: Josh Weinhold

The Graduate School honored four graduating doctoral students with Shaheen Awards at its commencement ceremony — including two from the College of Arts and Letters. The awards are given annually to students who represent distinction in their respective divisions — engineering, the humanities, science, and social science. One of the first graduates of Notre Dame’s doctoral programs in Spanish, Luis Bravo unearthed and examined the literary case of a pivotal 20th-century Uruguayan poet, artist, and activist, Ibero Gutiérrez, who was brutally killed by a paramilitary group when he was 22. 

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Community Face to Face: Community Based Classes Help Students Learn Spanish

Author: Linda Rule

While there are more than 200 community-based classes across Notre Dame, few faculty members have jumped in with more commitment than those in the Department of Romance Languages and Literatures, especially those teaching Spanish. CBL classes engage in a sustained partnership with community centers and schools through service or educational activities relevant to coursework. Spanish students in these classes average about 1,500 hours of service per year in South Bend. https://www.nd.edu/stories/face-to-face/

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Eli J. and Helen Shaheen Graduate School Award Ceremony for Luis Bravo

Author: Maurcia Marschke

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Luis Bravo, graduate from our new PhD in Spanish, received his Eli J. and Helen Shaheen Graduate School Award in the  Humanities on May 17 and graduated on the 18th.  The Shaheen Award is the most prestigious prize in research  bestowed on students that produce Notre Dame's most innovative doctoral  dissertations. Luis's dissertation is "Poéticas de la  liberación. La escritura de Ibero Gutiérrez y el 68 en clave latinoamericana" under the direction of Professor Maria Rosa Olivera Williams.…

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Prof. Marisel Moreno is the recipient of the 2019 Rev. William A. Toohey, C.S.C., Award for Social Justice

Author: Maurcia Marschke

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Prof. Marisel Moreno is the recipient of the 2019 Rev. William A. Toohey, C.S.C., Award for Social Justice. This prestigious award is given annually "to a member of the University of Notre Dame faculty who has dedicated himself or herself to teaching and research that emphasize the social justice dimension of the Gospel in an exemplary way." She will receive the award at the President's Dinner for Faculty on Tuesday, May 21, 2019. …

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