Avion Tai '10 was recently selected to take part in the Princeton Project 55 Fellowship Program. PP55 provides recent Princeton graduates with formative experiences working in the public interest.
Tai is serving as Program Associate at the Association to Benefit Children (ABC) in New York City. Her main tasks include contract management and program operations. Since ABC serves the East Harlem community, which consists of many Latinos, Tai's knowledge of Spanish is useful.&nb
Fifteen students and four faculty members gathered together on May 7 to learn how to make Brazilian feijoada. Feijoada is the "national dish" of Brazil, a very rich dish of rice and black beans fortified with various cuts of meat. It is usually reserved for weekends, since it is a highly social occasion and often lasts hours and hours and includes improvised music and dancing.
On Saturday, April 7th, a group of 10 students from the classes Introduction to Portuguese and Intermediate Portuguese went to the Ironbound neighborhood in Newark, New Jersey. This neighborhood is sometimes referred to as "Little Portugal" or "New Jersey's Portugal" owing to its large Portuguese community. Today, it is also home to one of the largest Brazilian communities in the United States.
The students had lunch at a local Brazilian churrascaria and experienced the
Based on outstanding performance and professional promise, Alejandra Josiowicz (right) and Laura Gandolfi (left) have been selected to receive honorific awards in the 2012-13 academic year. Josiowicz will receive a Charlotte Elizabeth Procter Fellowship. Gandolfi will receive a Porter Ogden Jacobus Fellowship. Honorific awards are reserved for students who, in the judgment of the University faculty, demonstrate the highest scholarly excellence.