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Thursday March 12

PIIRS is cancelling its public (on campus) events for the remainder of March and April.
Michael Kleiner spoke about the challenges of translating from the classical Ethiopic as part of the Program in Translation and Intercultural Communications’ weekly lunchtime lecture series. Reproduced by courtesy of the Princeton University Rare Books and Special Collections from Princeton Ethiopic Manuscript No. 65, image 21

Monday February 03

Michael Kleiner is a scholar and translator of African and Arabic texts at the University of Göttingen. He was a Visiting Stewart Fellow in the Department of Comparative Literature under the auspices of the Humanities Council at Princeton for the spring 2019 semester.
From left to right: Gabriela Oseguera Serra, Yousef Elzalabany and Matteo Parisi.

Monday January 13

Princeton seniors Gabriela Oseguera Serra and Yousef Elzalabany, and University of Oxford student Matteo Parisi have been named recipients of the Daniel M. Sachs Class of 1960 Graduating Scholarship, one of Princeton University’s highest awards.
Noah Buchholz

Thursday January 09

Noah Buchholz, a Ph.D. candidate at Princeton Theological Seminary and a lecturer in linguistics at Princeton University, presented “From Spoken to Signed: American Sign Language Translation,” on misconceptions about American Sign Language (ASL),
Damion Searls, Princeton University’s Translator in Residence for the 2019-2020 academic year, was awarded Lois Roth Award for a translation of a literary work from the Modern Language Association of America.

Tuesday January 07

Damion Searls, Princeton University’s Translator in Residence for the 2019-2020 academic year, was awarded Lois Roth Award for a translation of a literary work from the Modern Language Association of America.
  Students and faculty member Christina Lee traveled to Guatemala for the course “Identity in the Hispanic World” and captured photos and thoughts about the experience, which follow. In this photo: After women at a weaving co-op demonstrated how they create their textile art, they showed us a traditional Kaqchikel dance from Santiago de Zamora and invited us to dance with them. A couple of the women had baskets, which contained flower petals. They scattered these petals on the floor and on some of our class

Monday December 30

To explore issues of social stratification and poverty and their connection to identity formation, students in the “Identity in the Hispanic World” course traveled to Guatemala over fall break to participate in a service-learning program at a nonprofit organization that addresses education, health care and housing in towns near Antigua.
  Students in the fall urban studies research seminar delved into historical accounts, literary works, art and film that captured the communities and landmarks of two cities — New York and Moscow. During fall break, the class traveled to Moscow. Pictured: The group visits Red Square, with the famous landmark of St. Basil’s Cathedral, now a museum, in the background. Photo by Katherine Reischl, Slavic languages and literatures

Monday December 16

Each fall, an urban studies research seminar, offered to juniors and seniors, dives into research methods in the field. This fall, 15 Princeton students delved into historical accounts, literary works, art and film that capture the communities and landmarks of two cities — New York and Moscow.

Friday December 13

Founded in 1975, the University’s Program in African Studies (AFS) is a subsidiary certificate program supported by the Princeton Institute for International and Regional Studies (PIIRS). Currently offering over 20 courses with tracks in the languages of Twi and Swahili, the program is relatively small compared to its geographic counterparts — the East Asian, Latin American, and Near Eastern Studies programs. 
​​​Stellenbosch University in South Africa will confer an honorary doctorate on Leonard Wantchekonm, professor of politics and international affairs, in recognition of his extraordinary efforts to change the world for the better in his respective field.

Wednesday December 11

​​​Stellenbosch University in South Africa will confer an honorary doctorate on Leonard Wantchekonm, professor of politics and international affairs, in recognition of his extraordinary efforts to change the world for the better in his respective field.
  Princeton graduate student Xiyue Wang, shown here with his wife and their young son before he was detained in Iran in 2016. Photo courtesy of Hua Qu

Tuesday December 10

President Christopher L. Eisgruber issued this statement following the release of graduate student Xiyue Wang, who had been held in Iran since 2016.