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Nicaraguan Writer and Political Figure Gioconda Belli to Speak

Photo by Ian Wagemann.

AUSTIN, Texas —Nicaraguan writer and political figure Gioconda Belli will give a free public talk at the Nettie Lee Benson Latin American Collection to celebrate the library’s acquisition of her literary archive.

Student-Curated Exhibit Highlights Spirit of Colombia

The Benson Rare Books Reading Room hosts a
student-curated exhibition, funded by an Archiving Black América–Black Diaspora Archive Acquisitions Grant.

Spirit of Viche presents scenes of Black life and culture from the Colombian Pacific and features artistry from its four departments—…

Libraries Announce New Class of Open Education Fellows

The University of Texas Libraries announces awardees for the Open Education Fellows Program.

This year’s fellows are Professor Chikako H. Cooke (Asian Studies), Professor Midori Tanaka, (Asian Studies), Dr. Simon J. Brandl (Marine Science), Dr. Jordan…

Libraries Award Annual Map & Geospatial Fellowships

The University of Texas Libraries announced the faculty and student recipient of the 2023 Map & Geospatial Collections Explorer Fellowship at a GIS Day event on Wednesday, November 15.

The Fellowship was created as an annual award to encourage…

Libraries Partner to Celebrate GIS Day 2023

The University of Texas Libraries is recognizing UT GIS Day 2023 this Wednesday, November 15, in the new Scholars Lab in the Perry-Castañeda Library.

This year’s theme is "Celebrating Open Geospatial Science," focusing on how students, faculty, and staff…

2024 Texas Conference on Digital Libraries Announced

The Texas Digital Library announces the 2024 Texas Conference on Digital Libraries taking place at the Commons Conference Center at the J.J. Pickle Research Campus, May 21-23, 2024. 

The goal of the Conference is to bring together those working on…

Libraries Partner in New Open Source Software Office To Support Researchers

AUSTIN, Texas — Open source code development has changed the face of science. It allows researchers to make publicly funded scientific research transparent, inclusive, accessible and reproducible.

To maximize the social and economic impact of open source software in research and education…

Applications Open for Open Education Fellows Program

The University of Texas Libraries invites applications for the Open Education Fellows Program to support faculty who will adopt and create open educational resources (OER). The goal of this program is to reduce the cost of required course materials for UT Austin students and…

Applications Open for Second Annual Black Queer Studies Awards

The University of Texas Libraries announces the Second Annual Black Queer Studies Collection Student Awards. This annual prize celebrates UT’s Black Queer Studies Collection and recognizes our students’ scholarship and creativity inspired by it. Two student awards are presented…

Archive of Nicaraguan Writer and Political Figure Gioconda Belli Comes to Texas

AUSTIN, Texas — The Nettie Lee Benson Latin American Collection at The University of Texas at Austin has acquired the archive of prominent Nicaraguan writer and activist Gioconda Belli. 

The acclaimed author of nine novels, a…

New Scholars Lab Opens at PCL

AUSTIN, Texas — The University of Texas Libraries announces the official opening of the highly-anticipated Scholars Lab on Thursday, October 5, 2023. 

This technology-forward facility represents a significant step in supporting interdisciplinary research…

Join Us for the Texas Open Science Summit

Austin, TEXAS – The University of Texas Libraries, in partnership with the Office of Vice President for Research, Scholarship and Creative Endeavors, is proud to announce the Texas Open Science Summit (TOSS) to be held on September 20, 2023. TOSS is a half-day program that…

Libraries Add Text Option for Dyslexia to Devices

The University of Texas Libraries has implemented an additional tool to improve readability of online content on both public and staff devices across campus. 

OpenDyslexic is a typeface designed to increase readability for people with dyslexia, now…

Benson Exhibitions Focus on Chile

Two upcoming exhibitions at the Benson Latin American Collection will focus on Chile in commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the violent coup that overthrew the government of democratically elected president Salvador Allende on September 11, 1973.

Read more at Tex Libris.

Newspapers Associated with Journalist Idar Available Online

On Monday, August 14, the U.S. Mint released a quarter commemorating Mexican American journalist and activist Jovita Idar (b. Laredo, 1885–d. San Antonio, 1946) as part of its American Women Quarters program. In conjunction with this release, the Benson Latin American Collection recently…