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Most travel bucket lists might be considered incomplete if they neglect to include Peru’s Machu Picchu and the ancient Incan capital of Cusco, but if these places are on your list, here’s your chance! The course ART 367: Inca Art and Architecture, cross-listed as LAS 373 and ANT 379, offers students the occasion to travel to both one of the the oldest continuously inhabited archaeological capitals in South America and the world’s coolest lost city during spring break 2016.
While most students may see Latin as a dead language, one course this spring is bringing it back to life by immersing students in Roman terrain. In an email statement, Yelena Baraz, the professor of LAT 333: Vergil’s Aeneid, said that the course studies the epic poem in Latin by focusing on Italy’s landscape and topography to study how Roman identity was formed.
President Barack Obama announced the restoration of diplomatic relations with Cuba last December, but if you’d like to visit Cuba before the embargo potentially ends, then take ART 466: Havana: Architecture, Literature and the Arts. Led by professor of art and archeology Esther Roseli da Costa Azevedo Meyer and professor emeritus in the english and comparative literature departments Michael Wood, you’d get to travel to Havana during spring break.
Unlike many of the other trip-based classes offered next semester, SPA 327: Latino Global Cities isn’t going abroad, but to another corner of the United States: Puerto Rico. Traveling to San Juan over spring break, the course studies urban Latino cultures in cities throughout the United States, the Caribbean and Spain. Cross-listed as a Spanish, urban studies and Latino studies course, SPA 327 requires a 200-level Spanish course, or instructor permission, and a one-page motivation letter, followed by an interview, to be selected as one of 14 students allowed to take this course. Priority is given to students who are planning on concentrating in Spanish and Portuguese.
To get to one of the most beautiful places on Earth, you have to drive through hell. U.S. Route 395 stretches from the Canadian border to the mouth of Southern California’s Interstate-15 in the Mojave Desert. As a Californian by birth, I tend to identify all interstates as “freeways,” but it’s roads like Route 395 that I specifically label as highways — the two-lane road that stretches endlessly through a desert horizon. The nature of this endless horizon means two things — there will be extraordinary beauty along the way, but this beauty is perhaps more appreciated with your growing familiarity with the great spaces of emptiness, landscapes without water, places with the haunting reminder of nature’s cruel power.
sssssPoetry: Ellipses Slam Team presents “(AMPERSAND)”
Through Arts and Transit Project,Fenwick Hospitality Group expands restaurant empire’s territorial possessions
When Naomi Lake ’17 decided to pursue a part-time position at Olsson’s Fine Foods and Cheese, part of her reasoning involved a desire to experience a little bit of life outside the Orange Bubble.
As soon as I told our airport taxi driver the name of the street I would be living on for the next four weeks — “Rua Sá Ferreira,” I said, the unfamiliar whooshy h-like rr’s of Portuguese tumbling gracelessly out of my mouth — he nodded. “Ah, I know where that is,” he said. “In Copacabana.”
Phil Klay is a veteran of the Iraq War, having served as an officer in the Marine Corps. His 2014 collection of short stories, "Redeployment," won the National Book Award for Fiction and has since been heralded as the next Tim O'Brien by critics. Klayis a 2015-16 Hodder Fellow in the Lewis Center for the Arts. In an email interview, Street asked Klay about his wartime experiences, writing style and future projects.
For 23 hours between Oct. 22 and 23, many students crowded curiously around the outside of Frist Campus Center, watching a University student sit motionless and alone inside of a 7x9 foot box. Word spread quickly, and many students soon knew about the performance, also known as “7x9”; the box represents the size of cell that prisoners in solitary confinement live in. What some students may not have known was that “7x9” was planned by a student organization called Students for Prison Education and Reform.
This weekend, the Princeton Program in Theater presents “Zoyka’s Apartment,” a play by Kiev-born Mikhail Bulgakov. Performed by Princeton students enrolled in THR 451: The Fall Show and directed by professional Alexandru Mihail, “Zoyka’s Apartment” takes place in a Soviet Russia trying to reconcile centuries of imperial tradition with the dawn of the New Economic Policy era.
Comedy: Fuzzy Dice Improv Comedy presents “Sidekicks”
1. It's still pretty warm outside.
U. sees rise in height of international graduate students
When they were in the military, Max Kim ’16, Michael Liao ’17 and Ann Thompson GS began each day hours before the typical college student gets out of bed. Kim, who spent 25 months between his freshman and sophomore years in the Republic of Korea Air Force, would wake up at 6 a.m., report for roll call and go for a 30-minute jog before reporting to the logistics command office where he worked.