LLILAS Benson News Archive
Mon, Dec 15, 2014
The Benson’s curator of two years will step into the chief leadership role at the collection while continuing her special collections work.
Tue, Dec 2, 2014
A new dual master’s degree in Latin American studies and social work holds great potential for students.
Nobel Prize-Winning Author Gabriel García Márquez’s Archive Acquired by The University of Texas at Austin’s Harry Ransom Center
Mon, Nov 24, 2014
The Harry Ransom Center, a humanities research library and museum at The University of Texas at Austin, has acquired the archive of Nobel Prize-winning author Gabriel García Márquez (1927–2014).
Wed, Nov 12, 2014
Mexican writer and peace activist Javier Sicilia will present the Austin Lecture on Contemporary Mexico on Monday, November 17, at 6 p.m., on the campus of The University of Texas at Austin. Sicilia’s talk is titled “La crisis del Estado y la dignidad ciudadana en México” (State Crisis and Civilian Dignity in Mexico).
Thu, Nov 6, 2014
The School of Social Work and the Teresa Lozano Long Institute of Latin American Studies (LLILAS) at The University of Texas at Austin are establishing a new dual degree program at the graduate level, the first of its kind in the United States.
Tue, Oct 28, 2014
LLILAS faculty associate João Vargas will lead a study abroad program in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, during the summer of 2015. Vargas is an associate professor of anthropology and African and African Diaspora Studies.
Tue, Oct 14, 2014
Icons of Argentine music and letters will be the focus of Celebrating Argentina: An Evening of Tango, Literature, and Food. Focusing on the lyrics, music, and dance of tango, as well as an archival gem—Julio Cortázar’s original manuscript of the novel Rayuela—the event offers something to appeal to all five of the senses.
LLILAS Executive Committee and Mexican Center Condemn Violent Repression of Students in Mexican State of Guerrero
Thu, Oct 9, 2014
We are pained and outraged by the news of the recent murder of six and disappearance of 43 normalista students from the Escuela Normal Rural “Raúl Isidro Burgos” in Ayotzinapa, Guerrero, Mexico, reportedly at the hand of local police forces.
Wed, Oct 8, 2014
Professors Carlos Ramos-Scharrón, Eugenio Arima, Edgardo Latrubesse, and Ken Young recently visited Puerto Rico as part of current efforts to develop a new research project with local partners from the University of Puerto Rico’s Río Piedras and Mayagüez campuses and the U.S. Forest Service’s International Institute of Tropical Forestry.
Mon, Oct 6, 2014
Javier Auyero, the Joe R. and Teresa Lozano Long Professor of Latin American Sociology, has been named Associate Director for Public Programs at LLILAS Benson Latin American Studies and Collections.
Tue, Sep 23, 2014
On Sunday, September 21, President Bill Clinton and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton honored the Coalition of Immokalee Workers (CIW) with the Clinton Global Initiative’s 2014 Global Citizen Award.
Thu, Sep 11, 2014
LLILAS Benson Latin American Studies and Collections organized a foro urgente on the border immigration crisis, held Thursday, September 4, on the campus of The University of Texas at Austin.
Wed, Aug 27, 2014
At the end of this week, LLILAS Benson bids farewell to David Block, Associate Director for Scholarly Resources and Latin American Bibliographer at the Benson Latin American Collection.
Tue, Aug 26, 2014
LLILAS Benson Latin American Studies and Collections is the co-sponsor of “Foro Urgente: Understanding the Humanitarian Crisis on the Border: Roots and Responses,” a panel discussion and community forum addressing the humanitarian crisis on the U.S.–Mexico border and responses to the crisis from government and local organizations.
Mon, Aug 25, 2014
The São Paulo Research Foundation (FAPESP), Brazil, and The University of Texas at Austin have launched a second call for joint research projects as part of a five-year agreement between the institutions.
Sun, Aug 24, 2014
A post-custodial archiving project of LLILAS Benson Latin American Studies and Collections enters a new phase with the hiring of archivist Theresa Polk, who joined the LLILAS Benson staff in July.
Thu, Aug 14, 2014
Seven vibrant silkscreens from the Benson Latin American Collection will be on display over the next several years in the Dean’s Office of the College of Liberal Arts, located on the third floor of the Gebauer Building.
Tue, Jul 15, 2014
LLILAS graduate students are blogging about their summer research projects.
Sun, Jun 22, 2014
Assistant Professor Sergio Romero (Spanish & Portuguese, LLILAS) was interviewed in Guatemala’s newspaper of record, Prensa Libre, in anticipation of a June 25 conference at the Academy of Geography and History in Guatemala City titled “Myth and Language in Guatemala’s Indigenous Chronicles.”
Thu, Jun 12, 2014
LLILAS faculty affiliate Fernando Luiz Lara has had an op-ed published in the Houston Chronicle titled “Don’t Wait for Mega-Events to Build Public Projects.” Lara is associate professor at the School of Architecture, and director of the Brazil Center.
Wed, Jun 4, 2014
The Nettie Lee Benson Latin American Collection of The University of Texas at Austin has installed the exhibition "Mapping Mexican History: Territories in Dispute, Identities in Question" at Austin’s Faulk Central Library, 800 Guadalupe.
Wed, May 14, 2014
Four Latin American studies majors—three graduating seniors and one junior—are the recipients of honors this spring.
Mon, May 12, 2014
Hundreds of native languages are still spoken in Latin America, but they are all in danger of being lost. It is vital to collect recordings of native speakers performing oral works of importance to their cultures, as well as everyday speech. However, recording these languages is not enough.
Mon, Apr 28, 2014
Daniel Perera, a doctoral student in the Department of Anthropology, is the recipient of the spring 2014 Beca Anfibia. The award grants a summer stipend that will allow Perera to travel to his native Guatemala to research a story.
Wed, Apr 23, 2014
LLILAS master’s student Tony Macias and undergrad Latin American Studies major María Ponce are the recipients of the 2014 LLILAS Benson Community Engagement Award. LLILAS Benson staff will present the cash awards to Macias and Ponce at their respective end-of-the-year celebrations.
Mon, Apr 14, 2014
Sara McTarnaghan, a master’s degree candidate at LLILAS pursuing a joint degree in Community and Regional Planning, is a recipient of the prestigious Brazilian Initiative Scholarship Award for 2014, given by the Brazilian Studies Association (BRASA)
Brazilian Journalist Uncovers J. W. F. Dulles Interview with Brazil’s João Goulart in Benson Collection
Tue, Apr 8, 2014
In an article for the daily "Folha de São Paulo" published on April 2, 2014, Brazilian journalist Lucas Ferraz reveals the existence of a previously unpublished interview between Latin American historian John W. Foster Dulles and deposed Brazilian president João Belchoir Marques Goulart (aka Jango) dated November 15, 1967.
Vivian Flanzer Wins Award for Best Academic Publication from the American Organization of Teachers of Portuguese
Mon, Apr 7, 2014
Vivian Flanzer, a senior lecturer in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese at The University of Texas at Austin, and a faculty associate of LLILAS, has been awarded the Best Academic Publication prize from the American Organization of Teachers of Portuguese (AOTP.)
Mon, Mar 31, 2014
LLILAS faculty associate Luis Urrieta Jr. was recognized by the White House on Monday, March 31, 2014, as being one of 10 community leaders who embody the spirit of César E. Chávez’s legacy.
Wed, Mar 26, 2014
Rolando Hinojosa-Smith, Lozano Long faculty affiliate, was honored with the prestigious Ivan Sandrof Lifetime Achievement Award from the National Book Critics Circle earlier this month in New York.
Fri, Mar 14, 2014
LLILAS Benson invites University of Texas at Austin graduate students to submit proposals for the Beca Anfibia. The competition pairs a student scholar with a journalist from Latin America for collaboration on a piece for the online magazine Anfibia.
Thu, Feb 20, 2014
LLILAS Associate and Affiliate Faculty are invited to submit a funding proposal to the Argentine Studies Program.
Mon, Jan 27, 2014
LLILAS welcomes its Spring 2014 visiting professors: Celio Bermann, UT-Fulbright Visiting Professor in Environmental Sciences and Policy and Raquel Padilla Ramos, Lozano Long Visiting Professor.