The Notre Dame community will mark the beginning of the fourth annual Walk the Walk Week and Martin Luther King Jr. commemoration on Sunday, January 20 with a Candlelight Prayer Service, led by Rev. John I. Jenkins, C.S.C., in the Main Building Rotunda at 11:00 p.m. All are welcome to this interfaith service.
Sarah Quesada's research and teaching interests include 20th and 21st century Latinx and Latin American literatures, Francophone West African literature, decolonial and spatial theory, and heritage tourism of the African diaspora. Francisco Robles focuses on multiethnic American literature of the 20th century, particularly African American, Chicanx, Southwestern, postcolonial, and LGBTQ literature. Both have close ties to Notre Dame's Institute for Latino Studies. ...
As part of the Institute for Latino Studies’ academic program, the Letras Latinas initiative provides scholarly activities, brings emerging writers to campus to engage with students, and often partners with other Notre Dame departments and national organizations.
“African-American cultural experience is one that can't be bound by national boundaries,” said Mark A. Sanders, a professor of English and Africana studies at the University of Notre Dame.
The University of Notre Dame will welcome 14 new business and social entrepreneurs from across Latin America and the Caribbean for the 2018 Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative (YLAI) Professional Fellows Program.
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...
Pamela Wynne Butler, associate director and director of undergraduate studies in the Gender Studies Program, discusses the Gender and Culture in American Society course she teaches as part of the Summer Scholars program.
An article, co-authored by a researcher at the Notre Dame Initiative for Global Development, titled “Identifying Mental Health Problems and Idioms of Distress Among Older Adult Internally Displaced Persons in Georgia,” has been published in Social Science & Medicine.
“Central to the Holy Cross education Notre Dame offers is a sense of family, centered on the Holy Family of Jesus, Mary and Joseph, and in that spirit I call on the Administration to end immediately the cruel practice of separating children from parents and parents from children.”
The spring 2018 Seminar in American Religion featured Weisenfeld’s New World A-Coming.
Kyle Sturges works in Undergraduate Admissions as senior assistant director of international admissions. For faculty and staff, he founded Spectrum, the University’s LGBTQ and Ally Employee Resource Group.
The Department of Romance Languages and Literatures has added expertise in modern Spanish and Italian culture and literature this year with two new faculty hires — Pedro Aguilera-Mellado and Charles Leavitt IV. Aguilera-Mellado, who comes to Notre Dame from the University of Michigan, focuses on modern and contemporary Spain. Leavitt, who received a Ph.D. from Notre Dame in 2010, returns to...
Zada Ballew, a Potawatomi citizen and a senior in the College of Arts and Letters, said, “As both a member of the Pokagon Band of the Potawatomi and a student at the University of Notre Dame, I am honored to have the chance to share my culture with my classmates.
Alex Ambrose grew up in New Jersey, in a middle-class suburb across the Hudson River from Manhattan. While New York City is cosmopolitan, his hometown was not. “I didn’t look like most of my peers, and I remember being very resistant to labels and boxes and simple reads on me and my ability,” he says.
Alexander McLean, founder of the African Prisons Project, visited the University of Notre Dame on September 6, 2018, to deliver the inaugural lecture for the newly endowed Klau Center for Civil and Human Rights.
Ernest Morrell's research examines how children can move beyond basic reading and writing abilities by analyzing and producing media in ways that allow them to engage meaningfully with the world. “The practices around literacy in your own neighborhood and community are just as powerful as the literacy practices in school, and hopefully we begin to bridge that gap,” he said.
A supplementary major in global affairs, designed for students interested in exploring contemporary global issues, will be offered to this year’s incoming class of 2022.
Vanesa Miseres, an assistant professor of Spanish in the Department of Romance Languages and Literatures, has won a prize from the International Institute of Latin American Literature for her book Mujeres en tránsito: viaje, identidad y escritura en Sudamérica. Mujeres en tránsito examines four prominent female writers who traveled to and from Latin America in the 19th century — Flora Tristan, Juana...
Gabriel Said Reynolds — University of Notre Dame professor of Islamic studies and theology — shows in his newest publication, The Qur’an & the Bible: Text and Commentary, that the connections between the sacred texts of Islam, Christianity, and Judaism run deep.
The University of Notre Dame celebrated its 173rd Commencement Ceremony Sunday (May 20) in Notre Dame Stadium, with an audience of approximately 21,000 family members, friends, faculty and graduates.
Employee resource groups (ERGs) are voluntary, employee-led groups created by a shared characteristic, interest or life experience. Seven groups currently exist at Notre Dame: Adelante Hispanos, the Black Faculty and Staff Association, Notre Dame Staff of International Descent, Notre Dame Veterans Association, SPECTRUM (LGBTQ), THRIVE! Inspiring ND Women and Young Leaders of Notre Dame.
“In the days ahead, Notre Dame will look for ways to mourn in solidarity with our friends and to address the venomous hatred directed at them because of their faith and identity,” Jenkins said.
"Religions engage people where they live, affecting their sensibilities and attitudes toward migrants, the poor, politics, health, the family and more,” notes Scott Appleby, Marilyn Keough Dean of the Keough School of Global Affairs.
The visit continues "the ecumenical monastic tradition begun between Thomas Merton and the Dalai Lama,” said Dominic Vachon, director of the Ruth M. Hillebrand Center for Compassionate Care in Medicine.
Muñoz’s presentation, titled “Securing Free Speech and Free Inquiry: Lessons from the Notre Dame Experience,” will emphasize the vital role of universities as places where the search for truth is paramount. He also stresses the importance of diversity of thought on campuses. He believes it is crucial and fundamental to the very mission of higher education to make room...
Tony Do with two other student research assistants at Imperial City, Hue, the former imperial capital of Vietnam. Notre Dame senior Tony Do didn’t know what to expect when he landed in Vietnam for the first time. His uncle was picking him up first thing in the morning to drive him to the grave site of past relatives. It was...
Sixteen leaders in fields ranging from global sustainability to finance, law, medicine, manufacturing and health care are fellows in the first class of the new Inspired Leadership Initiative.
University of Notre Dame President Rev. John I. Jenkins, C.S.C., and some 100 guests from across the University and the greater South Bend area convened in Jenkins Nanovic Halls on June 21 to welcome the 2018 Mandela Washington Fellows to campus.
Gabriel Said Reynolds greets his students on the final day of his Introduction to the Quran course. He is in a small classroom on Notre Dame’s campus. His students are in Orlando, Colorado, Canada, Denmark, the United Kingdom, Saudi Arabia, and beyond. Such arrangements are not uncommon in the world of massive open online courses (MOOCs), but this one is different....
Sister Norma Pimentel, M.J., executive director of Catholic Charities of the Rio Grande Valley and longtime advocate for immigrants and refugees, received the University of Notre Dame’s 2018 Laetare Medal — the oldest and most prestigious honor given to American Catholics — at Notre Dame’s 173rd University Commencement Ceremony on May 20.