In a special video produced for Class Day, Department of Spanish and Portuguese (SPO) concentrators from the class of 2018 reflect on their favorite memories and experiences.
- Monday, Jul 23, 2018
- Thursday, Jun 21, 2018
Myesha Jemison '18 has recently been elected to serve on the Princeton Board of Trustees. Jemison was elected by the junior, senior and two youngest alumni classes to serve four years as a young alumni trustee.
Jemison graduated from Princeton on June 5 with a degree in Spanish and Portuguese and certificates in African studies, African American studies, environmental studies and Latin American studies. Post-graduation, she will work in management development with McMaster-Carr.
- Thursday, Jun 7, 2018
Graduating concentrator, Patrick Dinh ’18 was awarded a Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship in Macau at the Macau Polytechnic Institute.
- Wednesday, Jun 6, 2018
Princeton's valedictorian Kyle Berlin, a Spanish and Portuguese major from Arroyo Grande, California, delivers his remarks. A member of Rockefeller College, Berlin was awarded the George B. Wood Legacy Junior Prize in 2017, the Freshman First Honor Prize in 2015 and the Shapiro Prize for Academic Excellence in 2014-15.
A transcript of his address is available here.
- Monday, Jun 4, 2018
Photos from the Class Day reception can be accessed here.
Photo credit: Daiane Tamanaha
The Department announced the following prizes which were awarded to undergraduates at the Class Day reception held June 4, 2018:
Premio Ángel Rama for excellence by a freshman or sophomore in advanced Spanish courses:
- Tuesday, May 29, 2018
This spring Cara Zampino ’17 joined Asymptote, an international journal for literature in translation, to help develop teaching material on pieces published by the magazine. Asymptote’s latest educational guide features Zampino’s first lesson plan, “Race and Cultural Studies: De/Re/Constructing Race Through Performance,” designed for upper-level high school and college classrooms.
- Thursday, May 24, 2018
Berlin, who is concentrating in Spanish and Portuguese languages and cultures and is pursuing certificates in creative writing, Latin American studies and theater, is the valedictorian of the Class of 2018. He will deliver an address at the University’s Commencement ceremony on June 5. A member of Rockefeller College, Berlin was awarded the George B. Wood Legacy Junior Prize in 2017, the Freshman First Honor Prize in 2015 and the Shapiro Prize for Academic Excellence in 2014-15.
- Wednesday, May 23, 2018
A photo by SPO alum Olivia Adechi ’16 titled I Know Their Name, Chímaira I, 2014 is currently on display as part of “HYPHEN”, an exhibit located in the upper and lower hyphens, or connecting corridors, of Chancellor Green. The photos by Princeton students and recent graduates will focus on the University’s diverse student population, their experiences at home and their lives at Princeton.
- Monday, May 21, 2018
SPO's end of the year reception was held on Friday May 11, 2018. During the event, graduate student Charlie Hankin was presented with the 2018 Arcadio Díaz-Quiñones Prize for excellence in teaching by a graduate student in the department.
- Monday, May 14, 2018
Cecilia Hsu, Peter Schmidt and Joe McGrath have recently been selected as international Streicker Fellows by Princeton’s Office of International Programs. In total, fifteen Princeton undergraduates have been selected and will pursue internships and conduct research abroad this summer.
The Streicker International Fellows Fund was established in 2015 to provide undergraduate students the opportunity to carry out substantive research or educational projects while immersed in a foreign culture.