News and Events
Thursday, March 26, 2015 - 11:00am
LLILAS Benson Latin American Studies and Collections celebrated the memory of Dr. Nettie Lee Benson and the generosity of Dr. Teresa Lozano Long at a plaque unveiling in the lobby of Sid Richardson Hall, Unit 1, on Friday, March 6, 2015.
After a warm introduction by Charles Hale, director of LLILAS Benson, UT president Bill Powers addressed the assembled guests. Powers spoke glowingly...Read More
Wednesday, March 11, 2015 - 10:15am to Tuesday, March 31, 2015 - 5:00pm
Application deadline is March 31, 2015. Learn more at http://bit.ly/MSI_Fellowship.
LLILAS Benson Latin American Studies and Collections at The University of Texas at Austin announces the availability of travel fellowships for faculty from community colleges and qualified Minority Serving Institutions (MSIs) across the U.S. to conduct research...Read More
Wednesday, March 4, 2015 - 4:45pm to Thursday, April 2, 2015 - 9:30pm
LLILAS Benson Latin American Studies and Collections presents the thirteenth annual ¡A Viva Voz!, a celebration of U.S. Latina/o arts and culture. The event takes place Thursday, April 2, from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Benson Latin American Collection.
Join us for an evening of live readings and performances of original work by Central Texas–based poets and spoken word artists, sharing diverse...Read More
Tuesday, February 17, 2015 - 5:30pm
Thursday, February 5, 2015 - 3:00pm to Friday, June 5, 2015 - 5:00pm
This series of photographs by Walterio Iraheta (El Salvador) depicts remittance culture and vernacular architecture in Central America. In a parody of the Taschen architecture series that includes New York Style, London Style, and Paris Style, the photo series Faraway Brother Style shows some of the ways in which money sent home by emigrant family members is spent on buildings that defy...Read More
On exhibit in the Main Reading Room
In conjunction with the April LLILAS Benson event “¡A Viva Voz! Evening of Latin@ Poetry and Spoken Word” and Natinal Poetry Month, currently on exhibit is a collection of materials from various Latina and Latino poets. Two exhibit cases feature poetry manuscripts and other materials of five different writers...Read More
Dr. Joe J. Bernal is a former social worker, teacher, Texas state legislator, and Mexican American civil rights advocate. Bernal grew up in San Antonio, Texas and after graduating from high school he served in the armed forces (he was honorably discharged in 1946). In 1950 he received his BA in sociology from Trinity University and his M.Ed. from Our Lady of the Lake College in 1954.