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Joseph A. Unanue Latino Institute
NEWSLETTER
FEBRU AR Y 2011
SETON HALL UNIVERSIT Y
Joseph A. Unanue Latino Institute
A Word From Our Director...
Dear Friends and Colleagues,
HAPPY
INDEPENDENCE
DAY:
Dominican
Republic
On February 27th ,
Dominican Republic
celebrates 167 years of
independence!
We have an exciting
We are planning more
program for the spring of
As I was thinking about what to 2011. Let me tell you very activities for spring; we would
write for this month’s
be delighted to have your
quickly we have in
newsletter, I realized that I
input.
February we are showing
came to this role 7 months ago, a film on immigration “Los
and I was very excited to take on que se Quedan “followed
the leadership of the
with a discussion of the
organization and I was thrilled at subject led by award
the challenge of to make it grow. winning writer Anthony
DePalma.
Since then, I have learned firsthand of the importance of the
And in April 6th we are
Institute on educating and
holding our conference on
broadening the experience of the faith, religion, and science
students. And I see a lot of pride titled: Is Religion Relevant
and motivation in everyone
in the Age of Science? A
involved with us. Let me tell you Panel Discussion Exploring
about Ana Campoverde,
the Future of Faith in the
Katherine Cueva, Vanessa
Modern World.
Gutierrez, and Mayelin Torres.
They came to me in August with Later that month, we Denisse Oller, Executive Director
smiles in their faces and a
will have a major
purpose in their hearts. They
artistic event with one
keep us afloat, coming up with
of Puerto Rico’s most
projects, and supporting
important contemporary
upcoming events.
Do contact us by e-mail or
artists, Antonio Martorell,
They even suggested and put
simply
drop by. Our doors are
who will present his new
together this monthly
always open!!!!
book on one of Puerto
newsletter. This is the dedication Rico’s foremost painters,
I see from the people I work
my ancestor Francisco
with, time and time again.
Oller y Cestero.
Latino Institute Contact Information
Fahy Hall, Room 246
Phone: (973) 761-9422
Fax: (973) 275-2217
[email protected]
Denisse Oller
Phone: (973) 761-9256
[email protected]
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JOSEPH A. UNANUE L AT INO INST IT UTE
Our Events!
¡Nuestros Eventos!
Encuentros: The Other Side
New Ways of Talking about Illegal Immigration Without Shouting
The Joseph A. Unanue Institute will host “An
Philip M. Kayal, Ph.D., an expert on ethnic
Open Forum: New Ways of Talking about Illegal
sociology and Mr. Jerard Gonzalez, Esq., whose
Immigration without Shouting,” featuring a film
practice focuses on immigration.
presentation and an open discussion, starting at
“An Open Forum: New Ways of Talking about
6:30 pm on February 15 and 16. This two day
Illegal Immigration without Shouting” is co-
event will be held in room 107 at the hall of Arts
sponsored by Lambda Theta Phi, Latin Fraternity
& Sciences for the Seton Hall community and the
Inc. and the Latin American and
general public.
Latino/Latina Studies.
The Unanue Institute will
be showing “Los que se
quedan” an award-winning
documentary which shows
life “on the other side”,
across the border, on
February 15, followed by an
open dialogue on the subject
of illegal immigration on
February 16.
“The focus of this open dialogue is to explore
why it still is such a sensitive, even polarizing
subject in our country and where we are at this
day in time. What should we do about illegal
immigrants? Can we arrive at a consensus on
immigration reform? Are some of the topics we
aim to explore.” said Denisse Oller, Executive
Director of the Joseph A. Unanue Latino
Institute.
Professor Anthony DePalma, a distinguished
journalist and writer-in-residence at Seton Hall
University will moderate. Other panelists include
Ms. Gayle Kesselman, co-Chair of New Jersey
Citizens for Immigration Control, Professor
N E WSLET TER
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Country in the Spotlight: Dominican Republic
The Dominican Republic is
a nation on the island
of Hispaniola, part of
the Greater Antilles
archipelago in the
Caribbean region.
The western third of the
island is occupied by the
nation of Haiti, making
Hispaniola one of two
Caribbean islands that
are shared by two countries.
The Dominican Republic is the
second largest Caribbean
nation, with 48,442 square
kilometers and an estimated
10 million people.
The Dominican Republic has
the second largest
economy in the
Caribbean and Central
American region. It is
known for sugar
production, but the
economy is now
dominated by
services.
Quisqueya, as Dominicans
often call their country, has
an average temperature of
78.8 °F and great biological
diversity.
Music and sport s are of the
highest importance in
Dominican culture,
with merengue as the
national dance and
baseball the favorite sport.
Did You Know?
Santiago de los
Caballeros is the
second largest city in
the country.
Lo Sabias?
Santiago de los Caballeros es la
segunda ciudad mas grande de
Santo Domingo.
Fun Facts

Tourism is fueling the 
Dominican Republic's
economic growth.

The Dominican
peso is the national
currency,
although dollars and
the euro are also
accepted at most
tourist sites.

The population of the
Dominican Republic in
2007 was estimated by
the United Nations at
9,760,000.

The Dominican Republic has
the second largest economy the
largest, according to the
U.S. State Department in
Central America and the
Caribbean.
The president appoints
the Governor of the of
the thirty-one provinces.

Baseball is by far the most
popular sport in the
Dominican Republic .
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SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
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Feb. 15 & 16–
Join us to watch the
award-winning
documentary on
immigration,
“Los Que se Quedan”,
followed by a panel
discussion the next
day on the subject,
led by SHU’s writer-in
-residence Professor
Anthony DePalma.
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Upcoming Events!
February 15
February 16
April 6
April 14
“The Other Side– New Ways of Talking About Immigration Without
Shouting”
Join us at 6:30 pm in room 107 of the Arts & Sciences Hall for the
presentation of the movie, “Los Que Se Quedan”, an award winning
movie about the „other side‟ of immigration and the families of those
who cross the border
“The Other Side– Panel Discussion”
Join us at 6:30 pm in room 107 of the Arts & Sciences Hall for the
second part of “The Other Side: New Ways of Talking About Immigration Without Shouting” for a panel discussion led by Professor
Anthony DePalma.
“Is Religion Relevant in the Age of Science?
A Panel Discussion Exploring the Future of Faith in the Modern
World”
This panel explores the significance of faith and religious belief in
the context of contemporary scientific research on human nature and
morality. Does Religious belief have a future? Can science explain the nature of human morality without religious belief, without
the light of faith? In what ways can both science and faith contribute
to our understanding of human life, or the human condition?
“Oller/Martorell
Two Latin American Artists in Search of a Masterpiece:”
Join us on April 16th when we will have a major artistic event
with one of Puerto Rico‟s most important contemporary
artists, Antonio Martorell, who will present his new book on
one of Puerto Rico‟s foremost painters, Francisco Oller y
Cestero.
More details to follow!
This newsletter was created by:
Ana Campoverde
Katherine Cueva
Mayelin Torres
JOSEPH A . U NAN UE
LATINO INS TIT UTE

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