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Olmec Head Sculpture Donated to LLILAS

Fri, Dec 19, 2008

In November 2008, LLILAS celebrated the arrival of a special work of art on campus. The Universidad Veracruzana, one of Mexico’s most prominent universities, presented the institute with a colossal Olmec head, a replica of the iconic sculpture known as San Lorenzo Monument 1, or El Rey.

Businessman/Philanthropist Miguel Alemán to Speak at UT

Mon, Nov 10, 2008

On Tuesday, November 18, 2008, the Mexican Center and LLILAS host the talk Nuevos retos que México tendrá que enfrentar (New Challenges Ahead for Mexico) by Miguel Alemán Velasco, former governor and senator from the state of Veracruz.

From Art to Energy—Brazil Week 2008 Has Something for Everyone

Tue, Nov 4, 2008

The Brazil Center of LLILAS presents Brazil Week 2008, November 10–14. Brazil Week is a flagship annual event for the Brazil Center, highlighting the diversity and depth of Brazilian studies and exchange with Brazil on the campus of the University of Texas at Austin.

Kurt Weyland Honored with Hamilton Book Award

Fri, Oct 31, 2008

Kurt Weyland, Lozano Long Professor in Latin American Politics, was one of four runners up for the UT Co-op’s Robert W. Hamilton Book Awards for his book Bounded Rationality and Policy Diffusion: Social Sector Reform in Latin America, published by Princeton University Press in 2007.

UT Alum Wins Austin Film Festival Award

Thu, Oct 23, 2008

Gabriela Yepes, a 2008 MFA of UT’s Radio-Television-Film Department, received the Austin Film Festival’s Best Student Short Film Award for her writing and direction of Danzak, the story of Nina, a 10-year old girl whose life dramatically changes when she is asked to fulfill her dying father’s last wish.

New Speaker Series on Latin America and the Global Economy

Wed, Oct 1, 2008

LLILAS in partnership with Royal Bank of Canada (RBC) Wealth Management is pleased to introduce the Latin America and the Global Economy Speaker Series. The series will examine the opportunities that globalization brings to the region and will review the challenges Latin American countries face in achieving international competitiveness.

Arturo Arias Receives Guatemala’s Top Literary Award

Fri, Sep 26, 2008

LLILAS congratulates Arturo Arias, Professor in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese, as recipient of the Miguel Ángel Asturias National Prize in Literature 2008, Guatemala’s most prestigious literary award. Dedicated to the memory of the former Guatemalan writer, statesman, and Nobel winner, the one-time only award recognizes a writer's body of work.

LLILAS Welcomes Lozano Long Professors

Thu, Sep 4, 2008

Two highly respected Latin American scholars have joined the UT faculty as Lozano Long Professors, Ivan Teixeira as Lozano Long Professor in Latin American Literature and Javier Auyero as Lozano Long Professor in Latin American Sociology.

Government Professors Receive Teaching and Book Awards

Thu, Aug 28, 2008

Two LLILAS-affiliated faculty from the Department of Government, Profs. Henry Dietz and Ken Greene, were recent recipients of awards, one for teaching excellence and his work in Latin America and the other for his book on Mexico’s democratization.

UT Students Receive Inter-American Foundation Fellowships

Thu, Aug 28, 2008

Two University of Texas students are among twelve Ph.D. candidates from U.S. universities who will conduct dissertation research in Latin America and the Caribbean supported by IAF Grassroots Development Fellowships during the coming year. The Fellows were selected on the strength of their academic record, proposals, and potential contribution to grassroots development.

Mexican Center to Host Symposium on Olmec

Fri, Aug 1, 2008

In fall 2008, the Mexican Center of LLILAS will host a symposium on Olmec art and archaeology. Olmec: The Origins of Ancient Mexican Civilization will take place on November 20–21, 2008, and will explore the most recent scholarship by senior specialists in the field.

Professor Dulles Dies at Age 95

Fri, Jun 27, 2008

John W. F. Dulles, who taught at the University of Texas for more than forty-five years, died June 23, 2008, in San Antonio at the age of 95. His wife of sixty-eight years, Eleanor Ritter Dulles, preceded him in death four days earlier, on June 19.

LLILAS Grads Receive Outstanding Thesis and Report Awards

Fri, Jun 13, 2008

Two recent graduates of the LLILAS master's program received awards for outstanding writing, one for a thesis and one for a report. The recipients were Josephine Leona Engels, Class of 2008, and Esha R. Clearfield, Class of 2007.

LAS/Plan II Undergraduate Receives Prestigious University Award

Wed, May 14, 2008

Amelia Ruiz Fischer received a major university award for her senior thesis, “Sinking Jimmy’s Ship: The Mariel Boatlift and the Re-rupture of U.S.-Cuban Relations.”

UT to Host Binational Education Meeting with Mexico

Mon, May 12, 2008

In summer 2008, The University of Texas hosts a major binational meeting on education in the U.S. and Mexico, bringing together university presidents, elected officials, and other leaders in education from both countries for a historic dialogue on collaboration and exchange.

LLILAS Announces Photo Contest Winners

Wed, May 7, 2008

LLILAS is pleased to announce the finalists in the 2008 UT Latin American Photo Contest. Faculty, staff, students, and alumni submitted more than 180 photographs from almost every country in Latin America. The three winning photographs will be displayed along the north hall at LLILAS, adjacent to the Vistas photo exhibit.

LANIC Completes Rollout of Redesigned Web Site

Mon, Mar 24, 2008

LLILAS is pleased to announce completion of the 2008 Redesign Project on its award-winning Web site, the Latin American Network Information Center (LANIC).

In Memoriam: Gibbs Milliken, 1935–2007

Thu, Mar 13, 2008

UT art professor Gibbs Milliken, a longtime associate of LLILAS who passed away in November, is profiled in the March 2008 issue of Texas Parks and Wildlife magazine by his longtime colleague John Jefferson.

Members of Didá in Residence at UT

Tue, Mar 4, 2008

World-renowned Brazilian percussionists Neguinho do Samba and Víviam de Jesus Queirós will participate in a unique residency at The University of Texas at Austin. The residency, organized by LLILAS Outreach, will highlight the work of Didá Educational and Cultural Association of Salvador, Brazil.

New Book by Government Professor Daniel Brinks

Mon, Mar 3, 2008

UT Department of Government professor Daniel Brinks recently published "The Judicial Response to Police Killings in Latin America: Inequality and the Rule of Law" with Cambridge University Press.

University of Texas to Host Third Amazon Week March 4-10

Thu, Feb 21, 2008

LLILAS will host its third Amazon Week at UT Austin March 4-10, 2008. The week will include panel and roundtable discussions on campus exploring contemporary environmental and social issues in the Amazon and the world premiere of They Killed Sister Dorothy at the SXSW Film Festival.

UT Opens Search for New Director of LLILAS

Mon, Feb 11, 2008

The University of Texas announces it has opened a search for the new director of LLILAS, with the appointment to start in August 2009.

LLILAS and School of Music Offer Brazilian Popular Music Course

Fri, Jan 11, 2008

The Teresa Lozano Long Institute of Latin American Studies and the School of Music will host Brazilian popular music scholar Martha de Ulhoa in a Visiting Resource Professor program January 27–February 9, 2008.

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