Libby Hasse ’08 always knew she wanted to join the Peace Corps. She just didn’t realize what an impact it would have on her career. The experience still resonates today in her work as an attorney at the Tahirih Justice Center — a national nonprofit that provides pro bono legal services to immigrant women.
At the 172nd Commencement Ceremony, May 21, 2017, a number of outstanding faculty from the College of Arts and Letters were recognized for their contributions to the academy and their achievements in stimulating the learning environment and mentoring students in various disciplines.
A record 30 College of Arts and Letters students and alumni have been awarded grants by the Fulbright U.S. Student Program to study abroad in 2017-18. The Fulbright Program is the U.S. government’s flagship international educational exchange program, offering students grants to conduct research, study and teach abroad.
The Fulbright U.S. Student Program, the National Science Foundation, the Rhodes Trust, and other organizations have awarded scholarships and fellowships to 23 members of the College of Arts and Letters’ Class of 2017.
Seniors Alexis Doyle and Leah Landry have won the Kroc Institute's Yarrow Award in Peace Studies. Doyle is a biological sciences major with a supplementary major in peace studies and a Glynn Family Honors Scholar. Landry is a political science major with supplementary majors in Spanish and peace studies and a minor in business economics. The Yarrow Award is given annually to peace studies undergraduates who demonstrate academic excellence and a commitment to service in peace and justice.
April 2nd, 2017 - Professor Botero's class Immigration and the Construction of Memory did a field trip on the West side of South Bend. We started the day visiting the beautiful home and art collection of Prof. Gilberto Cardenas and his wife Dolores Garcia and were delighted with a presentation from renown artist Scherezade Garcia and photographer William Vazquez. Then we continued to La Casa de Amistad where we were greeted by Humberto Delgado. Students had the opportunity to learn about the many projects that La Casa offers the community. We were able to use their facilities to do a hands-on workshop on creating I am Poems in Spanish. We finished the day with lunch from La Taqueria Chicago. …