For the first time, the Princeton Institute for International and Regional Studies (PIIRS) will be hosting a Global Seminar in Havana this summer. Offered entirely in Spanish, the six-week course will explore how writers, artists and filmmakers have used their media to examine the changes in many aspects of Cuban society: the economy, race relations, sexual minorities, freedom of speech, political models, the legacy of communism, among others. The program will be based in Havana and will include one weekend trip to Trinidad, one of the most important ports in Cuban history.
The faculty director is Rubén Gallo is the Walter S. Carpenter Jr., Professor in Language, Literature and Civilization of Spain as well as a Professor of Spanish and Portuguese Languages and Cultures.
The seminar fulfills the Social Analysis (SA) requirement and the requirements for the certificate in Latin American Studies.
Final costs are still being calculated, but will range between $6,500-$8,000, inclusive of airfare, accommodations and spending money. As soon as exact costs are finalized, they will be posted on the website and application.
Learn more about the seminar.
Please direct any questions to the seminar’s program manager, Nikki Woolward, who can be reached by email or by calling 609-258-8873.
Princeton University will present its top honors for alumni to Eric Schmidt, executive chairman of Alphabet Inc., and Pedro Pablo Kuczynski, president of Peru.
Schmidt, a member of the Class of 1976, will receive the Woodrow Wilson Award. Kuczynski, who earned a Master in Public Affairs in 1961 from the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, will receive the James Madison Medal. They will receive the awards and deliver addresses on campus during Alumni Day activities on Saturday, Feb. 25. Read more
Monica Amor and Irene Small, assistant professor of art and archaeology, will discuss their recent books “Theories of the Nonobject: Argentina, Brazil, Venezuela, 1944-1969” and “Hélio Oiticica: Folding the Frame,” respectively, at 5 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 4, in the School of Architecture, Room N107.
The Met Fifth Avenue: Architectural Models from the Ancient Americas
From the first millennium B.C. until the arrival of Europeans in the 16th century, artists from the ancient Americas created small-scale architectural models to be placed in the tombs of important individuals. These works in stone, ceramic, wood, and metal range from highly abstracted, minimalist representations of temples and houses to elaborate architectural complexes populated with figures. Such miniature structures were critical components in funerary practice and beliefs about an afterlife, and they convey a rich sense of ancient ritual as well as the daily lives of the Aztecs, the Incas, and their predecessors. Read More
It was a Princeton moment more than 3,600 miles from FitzRandolph Gate: two Princetonians standing together outside the presidential palace in Lima, Peru, on July 28, wearing business suits adorned with sashes in the red and white of their nation’s flag. Read More
Congratulations to Helena Michelle Hengelbrok the winner of this years Stanley J. Stein Senior Thesis Prize!
Honorable Mentions to:
Melody Zhang Qiu
Jamie Lee Shenk
Congratulations to Melody Zhang Qiu and Zachary Wilhelm Wall the co-winners of this years Kenneth Maxwell Senior Thesis Prize in Brazilian and Portuguese Studies!
Honorable mentions to Seth Merkin Morokoff.
Congratulations to the Class of 2016!
Latinos in the United States typically live longer than whites — a phenomenon commonly referred to as the “Hispanic Paradox” or “Latino Mortality Advantage.”
While not totally understood, these epidemiological findings have interested scholars, mostly because Latinos, on average, have lower socioeconomic status than whites. This is typically associated with higher death rates and worse health outcomes.
Good health at the start of migration, lower rates of smoking and strong social networks are some of the reasons researchers believe Latinos have an edge over their white counterparts in the United States.
But current health trends suggest the gap between U.S. Latinos and whites may soon be shrinking, according to Princeton University research, which points to higher obesity rates, higher incidence of diabetes, and significant disability issues as potential downfalls for Latinos. While Latinos still smoke less than whites in the United States, this may not be enough to counteract the other negative health trends.
Study author Noreen Goldman, the Hughes-Rogers Professor of Demography and Public Affairs, recently answered questions about her research. Her findings were published in Research on Aging, an academic journal. Read More