The Nettie Lee Benson Latin American Collection is partnering with oral history nonprofit organization StoryCorps to archive its immense collection of audio interviews with Latino subjects. The Benson Collection — part of the University of Texas Libraries at The University of Texas at Austin — will serve as the research repository for more than 2,000 audio recordings that capture the experiences of Latinos in the United States as part of the StoryCorps Historias initiative.
Event: Visitors will be able to attend 20-minute, casual chamber music concerts at four of The University of Texas at Austin’s acclaimed museums. Each concert will feature a variety of music masterworks performed by students from the Butler School of Music. The Cultural Campus Concert Crawl is a newly conceived chamber music concert event developed… » Continue Reading
EVENT: “¡A Viva Voz!” presents “Filmformance and Hacktivism: New Directions in Latin@ Performance,” with performance artist Nao Bustamante and new media activist artist Ricardo Domínguez. WHEN: 7-9 p.m., Thursday, April 12, 2012 WHERE: The Benson Latin American Collection (SRH 1.108) BACKGROUND: The Benson Latin American Collection at The University of Texas at Austin celebrates its 10th annual… » Continue Reading
A project aimed at building a major research tool for the global study of Latin America at The University of Texas at Austin has just gotten a significant new academic partner.
“Culture Unbound: Collecting in the Twenty-first Century” Highlights Archives Acquired by Ransom Center Since 2000
The Harry Ransom Center's exhibition "Culture Unbound: Collecting in the Twenty-first Century" showcases major literary and cultural archives acquired by the center since 2000.
Event: The University of Texas at Austin is celebrating International Education Week with film nights, foreign language sessions, cultural workshops, travel seminars, music and dance performances, art exhibits, study abroad events and international trivia competitions. When: Nov. 15-19 Where: Locations throughout campus Background:Thirty-five cross-campus organizers have created more than 55 events for the university, which… » Continue Reading
Taking Aim at Addiction: The work of a group of researchers at The University of Texas at Austin revolves around a central question: "Why can drugs hijack the brain to such an extent that people ruin their lives, lose everything they have simply to get more of the drug?" That's the question posed by R. Adron Harris, an alcoholism researcher and the director of the Waggoner Center for Addiction and Alcohol Abuse.
A new exhibition of cultural artifacts from West Africa will be displayed at the Fine Arts Library at The University of Texas at Austin from Dec. 5 through March 5, 2009.