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Celebrating the Life

AUSTIN, Texas (June 15, 2010) — Mexico City Mayor Marcelo Ebrard Casaubon has awarded the Nettie Lee Benson Latin American Collection the Medalla 1808, an award presented for contributions to the study and development of Mexican history and culture.

The Benson was cited as "honorably representing Mexico's history through its highly recognized achievements in the field of academic and research development," by the History Awards Committee composed of directors of the Mexican Academy of History, El Colegio de México and the Institute of Historical Research at UNAM (National Autonomous University of Mexico).

The Center for Mexican American Studies (CMAS), in partnership with the Center for Women's and Gender Studies, the Center for Women's and Gender Studies, the Gender and Sexuality Center, and the Nettie Lee Benson Latin American Collection, University of Texas Libraries, will host a screening and discussion of the film, "ALTAR. Cruzando Fronteras, Building Bridges." A documentary film directed by Paola Zaccaria and Daniele Basilio (2009).  Professor Paola Zaccaria from the University of Bari (Italy) will be attending the event.

AUSTIN, Texas — The University of Texas Libraries announces an amendment of its agreement with Google Inc. to create digital copies of books from the Libraries' collections.

AUSTIN, Texas – The seventh annual ¡A Viva Voz! celebration hosted by the Nettie Lee Benson Latin American Collection will feature renowned Chicana artist Carmen Lomas Garza.

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