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Third Annual Lozano Long Conference Explores Theme of Fear and Understanding Violence in Latin America

Event: "Republics of Fear: Understanding Endemic Violence in Latin America Today" When: Thursday and Friday, March 4-5, registration begins at 8:30 a.m., with opening remarks at 9 a.m. Where: Santa Rita Room, Texas Union 3.502 Background: The third annual Lozano Long conference will host panels on topics such as gender violence, human trafficking, forced migration,…   » Continue Reading

U.S. Peace Corps Director Shares Global Vision Monday

The Robert S. Strauss Center for International Security and Law welcomes Aaron Williams, U.S. Peace Corps director, who will speak at The University of Texas at Austin, a top producer of volunteers for the federal agency devoted to world peace and friendship.

Engineers Host Benefit Concert for Global Communities in Need

Event: Students from the Cockrell School of Engineering will hold a benefit concert, featuring When the Lights Turn Red, to support water projects for rural communities in South America and Africa. When: 6-11 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 6. Where: Cherrywood Coffeehouse, 1400 E 38th 1/2 St. Background: Recognizing that nearly 20 percent of the world's population…   » Continue Reading

Teresa Lozano Long Institute of Latin American Studies Director to Begin Appointment at The University of Texas at Austin

Charles R. Hale, professor of anthropology at The University of Texas at Austin, has been appointed director of the Teresa Lozano Long Institute of Latin American Studies (LLILAS).

New Research Center in Antigua, Guatemala Expands University of Texas at Austin’s Latin American Research

The Department of Art and Art History in the College of Fine Arts at The University of Texas at Austin has introduced Casa Herrera, a new research, conference and teaching facility in Antigua, Guatemala, that will enable the department to expand its Mesoamerica Center.

International Coffee Expert Néstor Osorio Initiates “Faces of the Americas” Speaker Series

Event: Néstor Osorio, executive director of the International Coffee Organization (ICO), will be the first speaker in the new "Faces of the Americas/Rostros de las Américas" series presented by the Lozano Long Institute of Latin American Studies (LLILAS) at The University of Texas at Austin. Media Availability: Osorio will be available for media interviews upon…   » Continue Reading

University’s Mexican Center Earns Grant to Improve Economic Development in Mexico

The Mexican Center of the Teresa Lozano Long Institute of Latin American Studies (LLILAS) at The University of Texas at Austin, the University of Veracruz (UV) and the Intercultural University of Veracruz (UVI) have received a three-year, $250,000 grant to provide innovative information technology to rural farmers in Veracruz, Mexico.

Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas Publishes E-book for Journalists in the Americas

The Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas at The University of Texas at Austin has published an e-book, "How to Write for the Web" (Como Escribir para la Web") by Colombian journalist Guillermo Franco.

University of Texas at Austin Unveils Olmec Sculpture; Veracruz University’s Gift Recognizes Latin American Programs

Event: The Teresa Lozano Long Institute of Latin American Studies (LLILAS) will unveil "El Rey," a full-scale stone reproduction of Olmec Colossal Head No. 1. Raúl Arias, president of Universidad Veracruzana, will present the gift to William Powers Jr., president of The University of Texas at Austin, in recognition of the university's commitment to Latin…   » Continue Reading

Health Notes: Hispanics Face Unique Challenges

Hispanic Heritage month runs from Sept. 15 through Oct. 15 to celebrate the histories, cultures and contributions of Hispanics. Researchers at The University of Texas at Austin are available to discuss topics ranging from language development to health services and treatment for minority populations.