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Celebrating the Life

AUSTIN, Texas (June 21, 2010) — In recognition of the dual celebration of the bicentennial of Mexico's Independence and centenary of the Mexican Revolution – both occurring in 2010 – the Architecture and Planning Library at The University of Texas at Austin is hosting “Maya Architecture: Selections from the George F. and Geraldine Andrews Collection."

The exhibition highlights materials from an exhaustive and fully documented visual record of architecture of the lowland Maya area that is part of the Library's collection.

In the late 1950s, University of Oregon architecture professor George Andrews and his wife Geraldine visited the Yucatán for the first time, and for the next forty years they devoted their professional lives to the study and documentation of Maya architecture.

In honor of the Feb. 21 birthday of former U.S. Rep. Barbara Jordan, the University of Texas Libraries has announced an upcoming program of events to recognize her achievements.

The Libraries' Barbara Jordan celebration will begin on March 27 with the opening of an exhibit of materials related to Jordan's career co-hosted by the Dolph Briscoe Center for American History and conclude with the scheduled unveiling of the Texas political icon's statue on the campus on April 24.

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