Teresa Lozano Long Institute of Latin American Studies
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In Memoriam: Dr. Richard Schaedel, 1920-2005

Tue, Dec 20, 2005

Richard Schaedel, former Professor of Anthropology, passed away December 9, 2005, at the age of 85, after a bout with pneumonia.


Professor Interprets Iconography of Teotihuacan

Tue, Nov 29, 2005

On November 8, 2005, Prof. Juan Miro of the UT Department of Architecture presented a paper at the IV Mesa Redonda Teotihuacana, an international conference devoted to the study of the Mesoamerican culture of Teotihuacan, Mexico, which took place in that city November 7-11. The conference was attended by archaeologists and anthropologists from Mexico, the United States, Canada, Japan, Spain, France, and Germany.


LANIC Alum Grete Pasch Receives Award

Thu, Oct 13, 2005

LLILAS congratulates LANIC alum Grete Pasch on being awarded the prestigious "Arroba de Oro," the top prize in Guatemala's nationwide web design competition. The "Arroba de Oro" competition is sponsored by Guatemalan daily newspaper Prensa Libre.


Joseph Potter Awarded Grant

Thu, Oct 6, 2005

Joseph Potter, Department of Sociology, has been awarded a $2.2 million grant from the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development for a five-year collaboration with UT El Paso to study oral contraceptive use along the U.S.-Mexico border.


Robin Moore Named Editor of Latin American Music Review

Mon, Oct 3, 2005

This seminal international music journal owned by UT Press publishes articles in English, Spanish, and Portuguese and has a wide readership throughout the hemisphere.


UT Acquires Lister Papers

Mon, Aug 29, 2005

The University of Texas at Austin has received the papers of career foreign services officer George Lister. Lister worked behind the scenes in the early 1970s to shake conventional wisdom that human rights concerns did not bear consideration in foreign policy decisions. His ideas took root, helping to spawn an influential State Department bureau dedicated to human rights.


LLILAS Announces its Newest Center Directors

Tue, Aug 16, 2005

LLILAS is excited to welcome Dr. Bryan Roberts, Department of Sociology, and Dr. Chandler Stolp, LBJ School of Public Affairs, as its two newest center directors.


CESLA Director Awarded Grant

Tue, Jul 19, 2005

Dr. Rodrigo Sierra, director of The University of Texas at Austin's Center for Environmental Studies in Latin America, and his collaborators at Fundacion Ecuatoriana de Estudios Ecologicos (EcoCiencia) in Ecuador have been awarded a combined total of nearly $2 million by the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation.


Benson Collection Acquires Anzaldua Archive

Fri, Jul 8, 2005

The archive of renowned feminist author, cultural theorist, and independent scholar Gloria Evangelina Anzaldua (1942-2004) has been acquired by the Nettie Lee Benson Latin American Collection at The University of Texas at Austin.


Professor Gerard Behague Passes Away at 67

Wed, Jun 15, 2005

Gerard Behague, Murchison Regents Professor in Fine Arts and Music at the University of Texas, died June 13 in Austin at the age of 67.


LLILAS Applauds Its Graduates

Sun, May 15, 2005

Congratulations to the graduating class of 2005!! LLILAS graduate students seem to get better and better and this class has to be one of the best ever. A hearty "Well done!" to one and all. —Nicolas Shumway, LLILAS Director


Antiquity and Continuity, June 7-10, 2005

Hemispheres announces its Summer Teacher's Workshop

Tue, May 10, 2005

Egyptian pyramids. The Ramayana. Mayan temples. Scythian mummies. Ancient cultures are often presented, in our textbooks and classrooms, as civilizations that reached their height long ago, with little emphasis on the endurance of traditions. Although we are separated from "ancient" cultures by 500 to 5000 years, our lives today are marked by their presence. We can better understand the fabric of contemporary culture by studying the threads that weave us together with our past.


Tinker CLASPO Internship

Tue, Feb 1, 2005

LLILAS MA and PhD students can now apply for summer internships to work in Argentine and Chilean NGOs.


Center for Environmental Studies in Latin America (CESLA)

Sat, Jan 1, 2005

CESLA's current project aims to support and assist the nations of Western Amazonia in meeting grassroots conservation and development objectives through substnative research projects with immediate impacts at the community level.


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