LLILAS Benson News Archive
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.”
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.