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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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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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--Professor Carlos A. Jauregui invited to the XIII Havana Biennial--

Author: Maurcia Marschke

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Prof Jauregui attended the XIII Havana Biennial (April 12 to May 12), featuring work from more than 300 artists from Cuba and other 52 countries. Professor Jáuregui, Ticio Escobar and Boaventura de Souza Santos were three keynote speakers for the Biennial. In Havana, he visited the exhibitions and interviewed several artists. Jauregui also met with Margarita Gonzalez Lorente (chief curator of the Biennial), Jorge Alfonso García, director of the XIII Havana Biennial, Jorge Alfonso (Executive Director of the Centro de Arte Contemporáneo Wifredo Lam), Jorge Fornet (Executive Director of CIL, Casa de las Américas), and a group of professors from the “Facultad de Artes y Letras” de la Universidad de La Habana, including Kirenia Rodríguez Puerto (Dean of the School of Arts and Letters) and Odette Bello (Chair of the Department of Art History). Professor Jauregui took the opportunity to initiate preliminary conversations about collaborations between our PhD in Literature and various graduate programs at the Universidad de la Habana.…

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Congratulations to Isabel Barnidge

Author: Staff

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Congratulations to Isabel Barnidge, runner-up in the McPartlin Essay Competition that celebrates excellence in writing for first-year students university-wide. Isabel was honored for her work under Professor Marcio Bahia's supervision in the USEM course "Brazil in a Global Context: 21st Century Challenges." Her outstanding essay "A Symphony of Gunshots and Bird Calls: The Glamorization of Brazilian Violence and the Exotification of Brazilian Culture in Film and Literature" was praised by the judges "for its combination of nuanced analysis, impressive research, and engaging voice."…

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Economics and Spanish major launches student group to help prepare undergrads for careers in consulting

Author: Hailey Oppenlander

One of the greatest assets of a Notre Dame degree is the University’s incredible global network. But those connections aren’t only with alumni — senior Nick Gabriele believes that, sometimes, the most important mentors can be fellow students. Gabriele, an economics and Spanish major who will begin working as a consultant with McKinsey & Company after graduation, launched Consulting Connect — an organization designed to educate students about the diverse field of consulting, prepare them for the recruiting process, and connect them with potential employers.

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Vanesa Miseres, Gives a Talk at Northwestern University

Author: Maurcia Marschke

Vanesa Miseres, Assistant Professor of Latin American Literature, will give a talk at Northwester University on May 2. She will present her latest research on 19th and 20th century women's friendship albums and scrapbooks.  Poster

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Exhibit "Emiliano Zapata: 100 years, 100 photographs” opens

Author: Maurcia Marschke

On April 10, the exhibit “Emiliano  Zapata: 100 years, 100 photographs” co-organized and curated by Carlos A. Jáuregui opened at the Universidad de los Andes, with the presence of Gustavo Casasola and John Mraz among other scholars. This exhibit will travel to the University of Arkansas, the Universidad del Atlántico, University of London, the Instituto Tecnológico de Monterrey and other institutions.  …

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