Teresa Lozano Long Institute of Latin American Studies
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New Books by Latin Americanist Faculty

Fri, Oct 26, 2007

Four LLILAS-affiliated faculty members have published new books in 2007: Arturo Arias (Spanish and Portuguese), Kenneth Greene (Government), Samuel Wilson (Anthropology), and John W. F. Dulles (American Studies).


Brazil Week 2007: Trends in Brazilian Culture and Current Affairs

Fri, Oct 19, 2007

The LLILAS Brazil Center will host Brazil Week 2007 October 23–26. The event will explore the latest trends in Brazilian culture and current affairs in a series of activities that are free and open to the public.


LLILAS Welcomes Chaired Professors for Fall 2007

Thu, Oct 18, 2007

LLILAS's Visiting Professors program is hosting two chaired professors during fall 2007, Ariel Dulitzky from Buenos Aires, Argentina, and Antônio Dimas from São Paulo, Brazil.


LLILAS and Blanton Cohost Artist-in-Residence Program

Thu, Sep 20, 2007

The Latin American department at the Blanton Museum of Art and the Brazil Center of LLILAS at the University of Texas at Austin will cohost the new Ibêre Camargo Foundation Artist-in-Residence Program this fall.


Bryan Roberts Appointed LLILAS Director

Thu, Aug 30, 2007

Bryan Roberts, Interim Director of LLILAS since 2006, has been appointed Director by the Dean of Liberal Arts through August 2009. A search will commence this fall, with the position to be filled in September 2009.


"Portal" Features Cardoso Interview and In-Depth Faculty Pieces

Thu, Aug 30, 2007

"Portal," the annual review of LLILAS events and activities, published its second issue as fall classes began. The attractive four-color publication, available in both print and electronic formats, is also posted on the LLILAS Web site.


Two UT Students among Leaders Selected to Study Global Environmental Issues in Brazil

Thu, May 17, 2007

Two UT Geography students were among sixteen college students from around the country selected to study conservation in the United States and Brazil through the 2007 Nissan-World Wildlife Fund Environmental Leadership Program.


UT to hold Pan American Advanced Studies Institute in Brazil

Thu, May 17, 2007

The University of Texas at Austin Advanced Manufacturing Center is organizing a Pan American Advanced Studies Institute (PASI) that will be hosted by the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS) in Porto Alegre, Brazil this June. The workshop will bring approximately 35 advanced graduate students from various countries in the Americas to study Predictive Process Dynamics for Manufacturing (PPDM). This topic was chosen because of its emerging importance to engineering and industry and because of its interdisciplinary nature requiring knowledge of experts from diverse fields. It has the potential to revolutionize how products are designed, manufactured, and accepted for their intended end use.


Latin American History Program Ranked #1

Thu, May 10, 2007

The Latin American History program at The University of Texas at Austin has been ranked #1 by U.S. News and World Report magazine in its 2008 rankings of America's Best Graduate Schools. The rankings were based on expert opinion about program quality and statistical indicators that measure the quality of a school's faculty, research, and students.


LLILAS Grad Nominated for Outstanding Thesis Award

Thu, May 3, 2007

LLILAS master’s graduate Mason McWatters has been selected as a finalist for the Outstanding Thesis/Report Award presented by the University Co-op. This award recognizes master's graduates for their distinguished scholarship, research, and writing.


LLILAS Outreach Helps Educators Explore Mexico

Thu, Apr 5, 2007

Last year, a LLILAS–Performing Arts Center collaboration resulted in an extraordinary opportunity for 15 K–12 educators: a month-long seminar in Oaxaca, Mexico City, Morelia, Mazatlán, and Guadalajara. A combination of background lectures, site visits, and performances transformed participants’ teaching about Mexico.


Conference Evaluates Impact of NAFTA

Wed, Feb 7, 2007

"NAFTA and U.S.-Mexico Relations: In Retrospect and Prospect," organized by the Mexican Center of LLILAS, will be held at The University of Texas February 22-23 and will provide a forum for evaluating the impact of the North American Free Trade Agreement on Mexico, the United States, and their bilateral relationship.


Third Conference on Indigenous Languages of Latin America

Fri, Feb 2, 2007

The Center for Indigenous Languages of Latin America will host its third annual conference October 25-27, 2007, at The University of Texas at Austin. Abstract submissions are invited on research about any aspect of Latin American indigenous languages. For more information on topics and submission guidelines, see the Call for Papers (PDF, 103K).


ILASSA Hosts XXVII Annual Student Conference on Latin America

Thu, Feb 1, 2007

The Institute of Latin American Studies Student Association (ILASSA) will host its 27th annual conference February 1–3, 2007, at the UT Thompson Conference Center. The ILASSA conference is the oldest and most prestigious student-run academic conference on Latin America in the world.


LLILAS Announces New Annual Publication

Tue, Jan 9, 2007

"Portal," a new annual review of LLILAS events and activities, debuted its first issue just in time for the holiday season. The attractive four-color publication, available in both print and electronic formats, will be published each fall and also posted on the LLILAS Web site.


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