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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.

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).

AUSTIN, Texas (January 27, 2010)—The Fine Arts Library (FAL) at The University of Texas at Austin will offer a new service to expand access to its audiovisual (AV) collections.

Available now, users will be able to have audiovisual materials at FAL delivered to a convenient campus branch of the University of Texas Libraries.

AUSTIN, Texas (November 20, 2009) — The Fine Arts Library is hosting an art performance and installation in recognition of World AIDS Day.

Alafia, a performance and installation of African art by Issa Nyaphaga and University of Texas Art History faculty Moyo Okediji, will take place from 5-6 p.m. on Tuesday, December 1.

AUSTIN, Texas (November 12, 2009) – A popular annual program to highlight and provide services of use to students in the final leg of the academic semester has returned to the University of Texas Libraries.

"Crunch Time" will return to the Perry-Castañeda Library (PCL) November 17-19, featuring giveaways, useful information materials and additional staff for assisting student inquiries.

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 — Librarians in our nation’s 123,000 libraries make a difference in the lives of millions of people every day.  If a librarian has made a difference in your life, now is the chance to tell your story.

AUSTIN, Texas—The Physics Mathematics Astronomy Library (PMA) will be taking part in a year-long celebration of astronomy with the creation of a human orrery outside the library on October 7.

AUSTIN, Texas–The Fine Arts Library (FAL) will be hosting an advance screening of season 5 of the Peabody Award-winning PBS documentary series Art: 21—Art in the Twenty-First Century.

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.

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