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Rousseau Exhibit to Focus on Dignity of the Human Person

Author: Joanna Basile

Julia Douthwaite, professor of French in Notre Dame’s Department of Romance Languages and Literatures, is organizing a series of events to honor Swiss philosopher and writer Jean–Jacques Rousseau’s 300th birthday and stimulate a cross–disciplinary discussion on social justice and human dignity. The project, called Rousseau 2012: On the Road to DIGNITY, will be part of the curriculum for more than a dozen courses throughout the College of Arts and Letters and the Law School and will feature both guest lectures and an Amnesty International photography exhibit on poverty and human rights that includes portraits from Mexico, Egypt, Nigeria, India, and Macedonia.

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Carlos Jáuregui Joins Notre Dame Spanish Faculty

Author: Mark Shuman

Distinguished scholar Carlos Jáuregui joined the University of Notre Dame faculty this fall as an associate professor of Spanish in the Department of Romance Languages and Literatures. A native of Bogotá, Colombia, Jáuregui is the author of several books whose scholarship encompasses colonial and transatlantic studies, cultural studies, 19th-century Latin American literature, postcolonial theory, and the cultural history of Spanish America and Brazil.

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Revealing the Earliest Origins of Italian Language

Author: Kate Cohorst

It’s a timeless project—and a priceless opportunity: Advanced students at the University of Notre Dame are currently working with some of Italy’s top linguistics experts to assemble the most complete historical dictionary of the Italian language prior to 1375. Notre Dame is currently the only university outside of Italy invited to contribute research to the Tesoro della Lingua Italiana delle Origini (TLIO) project, an initiative of the prestigious Accademia della crusca’s Opera del vocabolario italiano (OVI) branch.

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Summer Immersion Program Advances Language and Cultural Fluency

Author: Kate Cohorst


Notre Dame junior Elizabeth Barron left for Siena, Italy, this summer with two years of Italian under her belt and a desire to experience life in another country. She returned to campus in August with valuable cultural insights, measurable advances in language proficiency, and real-world skills she can apply to her future career in medicine.…

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Thomas Anderson Explores Political Pulse of Afro–Cuban Poetry

Author: Kevin Clarke


The latest book by Thomas Anderson, the William M. Scholl Associate Professor of Latin American Literature at the University of Notre Dame, has been hailed as a groundbreaking commentary on the literary and cultural movement known as Afrocubanismo

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Prof. Juan Vitulli publishes book on Juan de Espinosa Medrano

Author: Julie Logue

Professor Vitulli publishes new book on Juan de Espinosa Medrano

Professor Juan Vitulli has published the book Amar su propia muerte de Juan de Espinosa Medrano. This is the first annotated edition of Espinosa Medrano’s only Spanish play

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