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LLILAS Undergraduate Inducted into Phi Beta Kappa

Wed, Dec 14, 2011

Latin American Studies major Lauren Boneta has been inducted into Phi Beta Kappa, the oldest academic honor society for the liberal arts and sciences in the country. Lauren is a senior at the University of Texas, where she is double majoring in Latin American Studies and Geography and the Environment.

Actor/Activist Eva Longoria to Be Keynote Speaker at 2012 Lozano Long Conference

Mon, Dec 5, 2011

Actor, activist, and philanthropist Eva Longoria will be the keynote speaker at the 2012 Lozano Long Conference "Central Americans and the Latino/a Landscape: New Configurations of Latino/a America," to take place at The University of Texas Feb. 22–25.

LLILAS-Benson Play Key Role in Bringing Guatemalan Archive Online

Mon, Nov 21, 2011

At a conference to be held on December 2, 2011, The University of Texas at Austin will unveil a website making publicly accessible approximately twelve million pages of digitized records of the Archivo Histórico de la Policía Nacional (AHPN), the Guatemalan National Police Archive.

John Carter Brown Library to Join Primeros Libros Project

Thu, Nov 3, 2011

The John Carter Brown Library at Brown University is joining the Primeros Libros project as a major new academic partner. This ambitious endeavor seeks to build and preserve a digital collection of the first books printed in Mexico before 1601 as a significant tool for scholarly research.

Faculty Making the News

Wed, Nov 2, 2011

Luis Carcamo-Huechante, Assistant Professor in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese, and Fernando Lara, Assistant Professor in the School of Architecture, have been elected to the Society for Teaching Excellence, launched in fall 2011 by the School of Undergraduate Studies, with the Academy of Distinguished Teachers.

Podcast: The Perils of Human Activity - Lessons from Colombia's Experience with Soil Erosion

Tue, Oct 11, 2011

The Andes range exhibits a very delicate variety of ecosystems and environments along its prolonged trajectory, which has made it particularly vulnerable to the onslaught of modernity and human activity.

LLILAS and Benson Latin American Collection Embark on Historic Partnership

Wed, Sep 14, 2011

LLILAS and the Benson Latin American Collection are joining forces in a transformative new endeavor that will devote their combined energies to key areas of collaboration in Latin American Studies. Beginning in September 2011, they will integrate staff and missions in an exciting new partnership to be headed by LLILAS director Dr. Charles Hale.

Tinker Visiting Professor Focuses on Environmental Oceanography

Fri, Sep 9, 2011

Juan Darío Restrepo, the Tinker Visiting Professor at LLILAS for the fall 2011 semester, concentrates his research on the environmental oceanography of deltas, estuaries, and coastal lagoons waters of Latin America. During his stay here, he is teaching the course Environmental Data Analysis: Applications in Latin America.

LLILAS Welcomes Two New Faculty Members

Thu, Sep 1, 2011

LLILAS welcomes its two newest Latin Americanist faculty, Eugenio Y. Arima, Assistant Professor in the Department of Geography and the Environment, and George Flaherty, Assistant Professor in the Department of Art and Art History.

Filemon B. Vela Papers Donated to Benson Latin American Collection

Tue, Aug 9, 2011

The Benson Latin American Collection at the University of Texas announces the opening of the personal archive of noted Texas jurist Filemon B. Vela, a highly respected judge, community leader, and proponent of education who served on the federal bench as the culmination of a distinguished legal career.

Mesoamerican Art Scholar and LLILAS Alum Virginia Fields Dies in Los Angeles

Thu, Jun 23, 2011

Noted Mesoamerican art scholar Virginia Fields, a LLILAS PhD and student of renowned Maya scholar and hieroglyphic expert Linda Schele, died in Los Angeles earlier this month at the age of 58. Dr. Fields was senior curator of Arts of the Ancient Americas at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art.

Kimberly Terry Elected to Executive Committee of Graduate Coordinators Network

Mon, Jun 13, 2011

LLILAS Graduate Coordinator Kimberly Terry has been elected to a three-year term on the Executive Committee of the Graduate Coordinators Network (GCN), the professional organization for Graduate Coordinators across the University of Texas campus.

Government Professor Kenneth Greene Receives Dickson Teaching Fellowship

Sun, Jun 12, 2011

Associate Professor of Government and LLILAS affiliate Kenneth F. Greene is among five UT professors to receive the College of Liberal Arts Raymond Dickson Centennial Endowed Teaching Fellowship, an honor that recognizes faculty who demonstrate exemplary performance and commitment to teaching.

LLILAS Program Coordinator Gail Sanders Receives Outstanding Staff Award

Wed, May 11, 2011

Gail Sanders, Program Coordinator for the Mexican Center and development projects at LLILAS, is one of six staff members in the College of Liberal Arts to receive a 2011 President's Outstanding Staff Award in recognition of extraordinary contributions to the continuing success of the University of Texas.

Luis Argueta speaking at LLILAS (photo by Mari Correa)

Listen to podcast of Lecture by Luis Argueta, Director of the film "abUSed: The Postville Raid"

Thu, Apr 21, 2011

On March 23, 2011, acclaimed Guatemalan director and producer Luis Argueta discussed his most recent film, abUSed: The Postville Raid. This film explores the impact of one of the most brutal, most expensive, and largest Immigration Customs Enforcement (ICE) raids in the history of the U.S.

Frank Guridy at LLILAS Faculty Book Talk (photo by Mari Correa)

Listen to podcast of LLILAS Faculty Book Talk

Thu, Apr 14, 2011

On April 11, 2011, Department of History Professor Frank Guridy gave a presentation on his recently published book, "Forging Diaspora: Afro-Cubans and African Americans in a World of Empire and Jim Crow" as part of the LLILAS Faculty Book Talks series.

LLILAS Announces New Book in Translations Series

Fri, Mar 11, 2011

LLILAS has just published its latest title in the Translations from Latin America Series with the University of Texas Press, "The Glories of the Republic of Tlaxcala: Art and Life in Viceregal Mexico" by noted art historian Jaime Cuadriello, translated by Christopher J. Follett.

Graduate Students Awarded for Fieldwork on Endangered Mexican Languages

Thu, Mar 10, 2011

Gabriela Garcia and Ryan Sullivant, doctoral students in descriptive-documentary linguistics supervised by LLILAS-affiliated faculty, have been awarded dissertation improvement grants from the Documenting Endangered Languages (DEL) section of the National Science Foundation. Garcia’s dissertation is supervised by Nora England and Sullivant’s by Tony Woodbury.

Dr. Peter Ward Receives Outstanding Graduate Adviser Award

Tue, Mar 8, 2011

Dr. Peter Ward, Professor in the LBJ School of Public Affairs and the Department of Sociology, has been named the Outstanding Graduate Adviser by the Graduate School at The University of Texas at Austin, an award that acknowledges, among other contributions, his role in revitalizing the doctoral program at the LBJ School.

Haiti Exhibit by Award-Winning Photographer Opens at LLILAS

Wed, Feb 9, 2011

LLILAS will host its first photo exhibit, “Haiti between Destruction and Hope,” by acclaimed photographer Maggie Steber, Feb. 23–Apr. 8, 2011. The exhibit features a series of composite images of post-earthquake Port-au-Prince.

UT Libraries Scan Sanborn Fire Maps for Texas and Mexico

Wed, Feb 9, 2011

UT Libraries announces the completion of a 3.5-year scanning project to make the Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps for Texas and Mexico (1877–1922) available online. The maps are useful to historians, urban planners, architects, social scientists, geographers, genealogists, environmentalists and anyone interested in the history and growth of cities.

Longs to Receive Presidential Citation for 2010

Tue, Feb 8, 2011

Austin philanthropists and LLILAS namesakes Joe and Teresa Lozano Long are among the recipients of the prestigious Presidential Citation for 2010, which honors contributions of individuals who personify the university's commitment to transforming lives. The Longs, both UT alums, have been longtime benefactors of the university and the Austin community.

Robin Moore and University of Illinois Colleague Receive Collaborative Research Fellowship

Mon, Feb 7, 2011

Robin Moore, Professor in UT's Butler School of Music, and Alejandro Madrid, Associate Professor of Latin American and Latino Studies at the University of Illinois, Chicago, have been awarded a Collaborative Research Fellowship from the American Council of Learned Societies to complete work on a book project.

New Blanton Exhibit to Focus on Art Production in 1990s Buenos Aires

Tue, Feb 1, 2011

“Recovering Beauty: The 1990s in Buenos Aires,” a show opening at the Blanton Museum of Art Feb. 20–May 22, 2011, will focus on the work of the "arte light" artists who rose to prominence during this decade, a time of pivotal transformation in Argentina.

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