Teresa Lozano Long Institute of Latin American Studies
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Venezuelan Ambassador to the U.S. to Discuss U.S.-Venezuela Relations

Fri, Nov 13, 2009

Bernardo Alvarez Herrera, ambassador of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela to the United States, will discuss "U.S.-Venezuela Relations and a New Era for the Americas." The event is co-sponsored by the Teresa Lozano Long Institute of Latin American Studies (LLILAS) and the Department of Government at The University of Texas at Austin. Media are welcome, but interview availability is limited and must be arranged prior to the day of the event.


Longtime UT Collaborator Neguinho do Samba Dies

Wed, Nov 4, 2009

World-renowned Brazilian percussionist Antonio Luís Alves de Souza, known as Neguinho do Samba, died October 31, 2009, at the age of 54. In 2008, Neguinho spent two weeks in Austin for a residency coordinated by LLILAS Outreach that built upon the strong interest of UT faculty, students, and staff in his music and his social mission.


Shannon Speed Named Assistant VP for Community Engagement

Tue, Nov 3, 2009

Shannon Speed, Associate Professor of Anthropology and LLILAS-affiliated faculty member and alum, has been named Assistant Vice President for Community Engagement in the Division of Diversity and Community Engagement (DDCE) at The University of Texas at Austin.


Canceled: Honduran Ambassador to the U.N. Will Not be Visiting Austin

Sun, Oct 18, 2009

Honduran ambassador to the United Nations Jorge Reina has canceled his scheduled trip to Austin.


Forum to Address Implications of Honduran Coup

Tue, Oct 13, 2009

On June 28, 2009, the Honduran army removed President Manuel Zelaya from power and sent him (at gunpoint) into exile to Costa Rica, while a provisional civilian government was installed with Roberto Micheletti, the president of the Honduran Congress, at the helm.


New Center in Guatemala Expands UT's Latin American Research

Fri, Aug 28, 2009

Casa Herrera, a new research, teaching, and conference center in Antigua, Guatemala, will enable UT's Department of Art and Art History to expand its Mesoamerica Center. Research on pre-Columbian art, archaeology, history, and culture will be led by David Stuart, an internationally recognized Mayanist and art history professor at UT.


Visiting Professors to Teach Fall Graduate Seminars

Thu, Aug 13, 2009

LLILAS welcomes four Visiting Professors for fall 2009: Francisco Thoumi, Edward Larocque Tinker Chair in Latin American Studies; Rafael M. Hernández Rodríguez, LLILAS Visiting Professor funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Faculty Fellowship in Latin American Studies; Francisco Alba, Trade Visiting Professor; and Roberto Breña, Matías Romero Chair.


Longs Give $1 Million to Butler School of Music

Tue, Jul 21, 2009

A $1 million gift from Austin community leaders and art philanthropists Teresa Lozano Long and Joe R. Long has created the Joe R. and Teresa Long Endowed Chair in Piano in the Butler School of Music in the College of Fine Arts at The University of Texas at Austin.


New Speaker Series Kicks Off July 14 at Long Center

Mon, Jun 29, 2009

Néstor Osorio, Executive Director of the International Coffee Organization (ICO) in London, will be the first speaker in the new Faces of the Americas/Rostros de las Américas series on July 14, 2009, 6:00–7:30 P.M. at The Long Center for the Performing Arts, south of downtown Austin. Osorio will talk about sustainability and the global coffee trade.


UT Delegation to Travel to Brazil

Tue, May 5, 2009

A delegation from the University of Texas at Austin will travel to Rio de Janeiro in June with the purpose of strengthening the presence of the university as a leading academic institution, leading to new opportunities for research, exchange, and collaboration between Texas and Brazil.


Professors Bryan Roberts and Robert Wilson Coedit New Book

Tue, May 5, 2009

Bryan Roberts, LLILAS Director and Professor of Sociology, and Robert Wilson, Associate Dean and Professor in the LBJ School of Public Affairs, recently published the edited volume Urban Segregation and Governance in the Americas with Palgrave Macmillan (2009).


LLILAS Alum Selected as Presidential Management Fellowship Finalist

Tue, Mar 17, 2009

LLILAS congratulates Bethany Letalien on her recent selection as a finalist in the prestigious Presidential Management Fellowship (PMF) Program. A 2002 LLILAS alum and longtime Graduate Research Assistant at the institute’s Latin American Network Information Center (LANIC), Bethany will receive her Ph.D. in information studies in May 2009.


Charles R. Hale Selected as New LLILAS Director

Fri, Feb 27, 2009

LLILAS welcomes Prof. Charles R. Hale, UT Dept. of Anthropology, as the institute's new director effective September 1, 2009. Following an international search, Dr. Hale was selected by a university-wide committee of representatives from the Colleges of Liberal Arts and Fine Arts, the LBJ School, and the Law School.


Prof. Juliet Hooker Publishes Book on Race and Solidarity

Wed, Feb 18, 2009

Juliet Hooker, Assistant Professor of Government, recently published "Race and the Politics of Solidarity" with Oxford University Press (2009), in which she posits that in multiracial and multicultural societies the practice of political solidarity has been indelibly shaped by the social fact of race.


LLILAS Offers Student Fellowships for 2009–2010

Mon, Feb 9, 2009

As part of its mission to support the study of Latin America, LLILAS announces scholarships that are available to LLILAS students and others for the 2009–2010 school year. Requirements and deadlines vary for each fellowship, so please consult the Web site for details.


LLILAS to Cohost March 2009 Conference in China

Fri, Jan 23, 2009

LLILAS will cohost a conference at Peking University to take place March 17–18, 2009. China and Latin America in the Global Age brings together faculty participants from the two universities as well as colleagues from El Colegio de México.


Mexican Center and Universidad Veracruzana Receive TIES Grant

Tue, Jan 13, 2009

The Mexican Center of LLILAS, the Universidad Veracruzana (UV), and the Universidad Veracruzana Intercultural (UVI) in Veracruz, Mexico, have been awarded a three-year grant of $250,000 by USAID to assist farmers in rural Veracruz to create small business start-ups using innovative information technology.


Argentinean Delegation of Young Professionals to Visit LLILAS

Tue, Jan 6, 2009

Since 2001, UT’s Teresa Lozano Long Institute of Latin American Studies has collaborated with Argentina’s Fundación Universitaria del Río de la Plata on a seminar that presents the broad scope of American life to a group of young Argentine professionals in law, government, journalism, and other public careers.


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