Teresa Lozano Long Institute of Latin American Studies
Teresa Lozano Long Institute of Latin American Studies

LLILAS Benson News Archive

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LLILAS Welcomes Two New Faculty

Sat, Aug 22, 2015

LLILAS is pleased to announce the arrival of two new faculty members, Marcelo Paixão and Paola Canova. Paixão will be dual faculty with African and African Diaspora Studies while Canova will split her duties between LLILAS and the Department of Anthropology.

The Primeros Libros project is a digital collection of books printed before 1601 in the Americas.

NEH Grant Will Transform Study of Early Books

Fri, Jul 31, 2015

The University of Texas at Austin is one of six recipients of a Digital Humanities Implementation Grant award from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH). The grant of $215,000 will fund “Reading the First Books: Multilingual, Early-Modern OCR for Primeros Libros.”

Fieldwork in the Puerto Rican highlands; photo by Carlos Ramos-Scharrón

NASA-Funded Project Under Way in Puerto Rico

Mon, Jul 27, 2015

Assistant Professor Carlos Ramos-Scharrón (LLILAS, Department of Geography and the Environment) has collaborated this July with students from the Geography and Environmental Sciences Departments, Universidad de Puerto Rico, Río Piedras, to conduct research in the Puerto Rican highlands.

UT President Gregory Fenves (right) and Mexican Foreign Affairs Secretary José Antonio Meade renew and amend historic agreement; Photo: Geetika Jerath

Mexico and The University of Texas Expand Scholarly Exchange

Fri, Jul 10, 2015

The University of Texas at Austin and the government of Mexico have renewed and expanded an agreement that will deepen academic relations between the two. UT Austin President Gregory L. Fenves and UT System Chancellor William H. McRaven welcomed top Mexican officials to campus to sign the agreement.

Photo: Brian Birzer, 2014

Sônia Roncador to Lead LLILAS Brazil Center

Fri, Jun 26, 2015

Sônia Roncador, associate professor in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese, has been appointed faculty chair of the LLILAS Brazil Center. She succeeds Associate Professor Fernando Lara of the School of Architecture.

Undergraduate Katie Floyd wrote a thesis about this stone Olmec-style “crouching figure” from the Precolumbian Collection, UT Austin

LLILAS Students Earn Thesis Accolades

Wed, Jun 17, 2015

Four LLILAS students, two master’s students and two undergraduates, earned thesis awards this spring for work that culminated their years at UT.

Costa Rica’s President Luis Guillermo Solís Visits LLILAS Benson

Thu, May 21, 2015

President Luis Guillermo Solís of Costa Rica made an afternoon visit to LLILAS Benson Latin American Studies and Collections.

Students Receive Awards and Accolades for Academic and Community Work

Wed, May 6, 2015

The end of the spring semester brings awards and recognition to two LLILAS students, Andrea Clark and Anthony Dest, as well as a doctoral candidate in Geography and the Environment, Edward Park, who will conduct research in Latin America.

Spring 2015 LLILAS interns (l–r): Anastasia Bradatan, Leslie Gloria, Sam Hagan, Lucía Alanís, Cameron Clark, and Elizabeth Dorantes

LLILAS Internship Program Combines Work, Intellectual Exchange, and Camaraderie

Fri, Apr 24, 2015

Students apply to the LLILAS internship for diverse reasons; all say they end up learning something surprising and new.

Rigo Choy with Associate Professor Lorraine Leu at the May 2014 LLILAS graduation; photo by Mari Correa

LLILAS MA Graduate Rigoberto Choy Wins Outstanding Thesis Award

Mon, Apr 20, 2015

Rigoberto Ajcalón Choy, an indigenous Guatemalan scholar, has received a 2015 Outstanding Thesis Award from the UT Graduate School.

Student Spotlight: Manuel Galaviz

Fri, Apr 10, 2015

Six years ago, Manuel (Manny) Galaviz could not have predicted the path his life has taken.

(L-R) Teresa Lozano Long, Joe Long, UT president Bill Powers, LLILAS Benson director Charles Hale; photo by Gabriel Pérez

Lozano Long and Benson Honored at Plaque Unveiling Ceremony

Mon, Mar 30, 2015

LLILAS Benson Latin American Studies and Collections celebrated Teresa Lozano Long, EdD, and the late Nettie Lee Benson, PhD, at a plaque unveiling ceremony.

LLILAS Student Spotlight: Kaitlyn Kennedy

Thu, Mar 26, 2015

Kaitlyn Kennedy is a senior majoring in Latin American studies, Spanish, and German.

LLILAS Student Spotlight: David Hutchinson II

Wed, Mar 4, 2015

David Hutchinson II is a second-year LLILAS master’s student whose studies focus on Afro–Central America. Look for the next LLILAS Student Spotlight later this month.

Jewish Latin America Figures Prominently in Schusterman Center’s Activities

Tue, Feb 17, 2015

The study of Jewish Latin America provides an opportunity for intellectual exploration and, for many, self-reflection as well.

Seth Garfield Book Receives Honors, Praise

Fri, Jan 16, 2015

Professor Seth Garfield (Department of History, LLILAS) received the prestigious Bolton-Johnson Prize Honorable Mention Award for his book "In Search of the Amazon: Brazil, the United States, and the Nature of a Region" (Duke, 2013).

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