Seniors win Labouisse Prize for projects in Colombia, Himalayas

Two Princeton University seniors have been awarded the Henry Richardson Labouisse ’26 Prize to spend one year pursuing international civic engagement projects after graduation. The $30,000 prize will support a project by Yessica Martinez in Colombia and Damaris Miller in Nepal and India.

The award to Martinez will help her use poetry to empower a community in her native Colombia that faces a moment of transition and change. Miller’s award will assist her work to assess the environmental efforts of monasteries and help the institutions’ residents identify ways to increase their environmental sustainability.

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Les Discours du Pince-Gueule (1966)



“I would like to share with all of you that the Library’s Graphic Arts Collection recently acquired the artist book Les Discours du Pince-Gueule (1966), a beautiful collaborative piece between Julio Cortázar and the artist Julio Silva.  Along with the book, we were also fortunate to acquire many of the drawings and proofs that led to the 1966 limited edition, as well as several albums of photographs of Silva and Cortázar by photographers Pierre Boulet, Colette Portal, Yan Voss, and by Cortázar himself.
To view selected images and read more about the acquisition, please see a posting by Julie Mellby, the Graphic Arts Curator, at

This acquisition was possible thanks to the generous support of Stanley J. Stein, the Walter Samuel Carpenter III Professor in Spanish Civilization and Culture, Emeritus, in honor of Barbara H. Stein, Princeton University’s first bibliographer for Latin America, Spain and Portugal.  Thank you so much, Stan!”

-Fernando Acosta-Rodríguez

“The day Hannah Arendt listened to Fidel Castro at Princeton” An article in the Spanish newspaper “El País” by Professor Rafael Rojas:

Los archivos de la Universidad de Princeton guardan una historia que ayuda a comprender la deriva totalitaria de la Revolución Cubana y la difícil lectura que hizo Occidente de ese fenómeno latinoamericano y caribeño. En abril de 1959, el primer ministro de la nueva Cuba, Fidel Castro, y su delegación se desviaron de su itinerario de Washington a Nueva York en una primera visita a Estados Unidos, organizada por la American Society of Newspapers Editors, y pasaron un par de días en la Universidad de Princeton.

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Tilghman to travel to Brazil, Chile and Argentina

Building on the University’s efforts to expand its presence in Latin America, University President Shirley Tilghman and four of her colleagues in the administration will travel to South America over fall break to formalize arrangements for a strategic partnership with the University of Sao Paulo in Brazil.

In her 2007 “Princeton in the World” report, Tilghman outlined the University’s plans to enhance its global presence in the face of a growing trend toward internationalization in higher education. In the past few years, Yale and New York University have made strides toward internationalization by opening campuses in Singapore and Abu Dhabi, respectively. While the University has not announced any similar plans to open a branch campus, it has begun to develop a relationship with Brazil specifically over the past few years. Continue reading