ANTIGUA, Guatemala — Secretary of State John Kerry attended an event hosted by the U.S. Embassy that included University of Texas at Austin faculty members and students earlier today at Casa Herrera, an extension of UT Austin’s Mesoamerica Center.
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Kerry was accompanied by members of the U.S. Embassy and representatives from UT Austin including Jack Risley, chairman of the Department of Art and Art History; David Stuart, director of the Mesoamerica Center and a professor of art history; and students studying abroad at Casa Herrera from the university’s College of Education. His visit was attended by international media.
Dr. Enrique Rodriguez, Associate Professor in the Anthropology Department, will present a lecture entitled: "Technology and Cultural Change in Colonial Mexico". The lecture is sponsored by The Central Texas Society of the Archeological Institute of America. There will be a coffee reception preceding the lecture at 7:30 pm in the atrium of the art building.
Join us on Wednesday, April 17th from 8:00-9:00pm in the ART auditorium 1.110
David Stuart, Linda and David Schele Professor of Mesoamerican Art and Writing at The University of Texas at Austin is presenting at the Anthropology Department the lecture "The Ways of Witchcraft: Sorcery as Political Ideology among the Ancient Maya”. The lecture will take place in the Student Activity Center room 5.118, Monday, April 8 at 12 pm.
Come visit the The Mesoamerica Center tent at Explore UT, the university’s annual open house that attracts 50,000 attendees. We will be doing a hands on activity that is fun for all ages, a Maya pottery paper plate!
Maya Expert: The 'End Of Times' Is Our Idea, Not The Ancients' is the NPR interview that features Dr. David Stuart. The interview aired on Thursday's Morning Edition. David Greene asks archaeologist Stuart, who helped translate influential ancient Mayan hieroglyphs in 1996, if he thinks the world will end on Dec. 21.