Teresa Lozano Long Institute of Latin American Studies
Teresa Lozano Long Institute of Latin American Studies

LLILAS Benson News

Virginia Garrard, director of LLILAS Benson, Dennis E. Nixon, Chair and CEO of IBC Bank, and Greg Fenves, president of The University of Texas at Austin; photo by Carla Silva-Muhammad

Generous Contribution from IBC Foundation Will Fund Student Programs

Thu, Oct 26, 2017

LLILAS Benson Latin American Studies and Collections at The University of Texas at Austin is pleased to announce the receipt of a contribution in the amount of $500,000 from the IBC Foundation.


Myra Leo Takes the Reins of LLILAS Benson Advisory Council

Myra Leo Takes the Reins of LLILAS Benson Advisory Council

Tue, Oct 24, 2017

Myra Leo has assumed leadership of the Advisory Council of LLILAS Benson, with Gordon Dee Smith as vice-chair. Leo replaces outgoing co-chairs Joe R. and Teresa Lozano Long, who will continue to serve on the Council.


Archive of the Indigenous Languages of Latin America Launches Updated Repository and Website

Archive of the Indigenous Languages of Latin America Launches Updated Repository and Website

Thu, Oct 19, 2017

On Monday, October 9, 2017, the City of Austin celebrated its first official Indigenous Peoples’ Day.


LLILAS Benson Statement on DACA

LLILAS Benson Statement on DACA

Thu, Sep 7, 2017

In response to the decision to rescind the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program (DACA), we at LLILAS Benson affirm our support for immigrant students, scholars, workers, and their families, all of whom contribute in immeasurable ways to our society, and whose lives and labor, aspirations and dreams, are inextricably interwoven with those of their US-born peers.


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