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PA3 Tennis

PA3 Round Robin Tennis, 

Brunch, and Princeton Women’s Varsity Match Viewing

Saturday, April 14th

RSVP below.

Location: Lenz Tennis Center (Outside Courts)

Rain Location: Jadwin Gym E Floor Tennis Courts

9:00 - 10:30 AM Round Robin Tennis

10:30 - 12:00 PM Brunch/Socializing

12:00PM - Afternoon Watch Women’s Varsity Team battle Dartmouth

 

Cost: $10 for PA3 dues-paying members, $15 for others. 

Kids (15 and under) are free.

Your ticket includes tennis, brunch and t-shirt!  

 

Join us rain or shine for an active day filled with tennis.  All skill levels are invited for round robin tennis and scrimmaging with JV/Varsity players.  We will also have a court set up for a kids tennis clinic.  Andrew Lieu '06, former PU men's varsity player and team captain, is organizing this event and (possibly) running the kids' clinic. 

After tennis, PA3 members will enjoy lunch together at the beautiful new tennis facility and stay to watch the Women’s Varsity Team play one of the most important matches of the year against Dartmouth.

 

For the Princeton Alumni that graduated before 2007, the “Pagoda Courts” were torn down in 2003 to make room for Whitman College.  These courts were used by the University and local community for over 40 years.  The Pagoda was moved to the Lenz Tennis Center, which is located adjacent to the softball fields near the South Guard Booth. 

Please note, we will do our best to accommodate a range of t-shirt sizes. But due to cost considerations and timing, we cannot guarantee that your exact size will be available. 

Please RSVP for all participants:


Adult or Child?
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PA3 Tennis ( Saturday, April 14, 2012 - 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM )


PA3 Round Robin Tennis - Brunch - Princeton Women’s Varsity Match Viewing
Saturday, April 14th

Location: Lenz Tennis Center (Outside Courts)
(Rain Location: Jadwin Gym E Floor Tennis Courts)
9:00 - 10:30 AM Round Robin Tennis
10:30 - 12:00 PM Brunch/Socializing
12:00PM - Afternoon Watch Women’s Varsity Team battle Dartmouth

Cost: $10 for PA3 dues-paying members, $15 for others.
Kids (15 and under) are free.
Tickets include tennis, brunch and t-shirt!

Location: Princeton University - Lenz Tennis Center
Cost: $10 for PA3 dues-paying members, $15 for others, Free for kids under 15
Organized by: Andrew Lieu

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PA3 First Friday Lunch

First Friday Lunch at the Nassau Club - April 6th, 2012

Join us for First Fridays, a monthly recurring event for undergraduate and graduate Princeton alumni, graduate students, and parents.  On the first Friday of each month, area alumni and their guests will meet to enjoy a prix fixe luncheon buffet at the Nassau Club in downtown Princeton.  As a special bonus for PA3, a Princeton PhD candidate will present his/her work to the group in this informal setting.  Topics vary monthly and are always interesting!

Theodor Brasoveanu, a graduate student in the Physics Department, will discuss his research on critical phenomena in gravitational collapse, in particular his studies of stars driven to the brink of black hole formation. The framework is Einstein's famous theory of general relativity, which explains how space and time are "curved" in the presence of matter. Given the complexity of the equations governing gravitational systems, a lot of effort goes into finding numerical solutions in order to decipher their message in the most interesting cases.  Theodor assured us that even the non-physicists among us will understand his talk! 

Specially priced at $25/person (or $30 if you choose not to pay PA3's annual dues), lunch includes the Nassau Club’s full buffet as well as a complementary beverage (wine, beer, soft drink). Pre-registration is required. 

>> Looking forward to seeing you...in your orange and black! <<

Date: Friday, April 6th, 2012
Time: 12 noon - 2 pm
Location: Nassau Club, 6 Mercer St, Princeton, NJ
Nassau Club membership is not necessary to attend this event.
For more information, contact Lydia Zaininger '83 .

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First Friday Lunch ( Friday, April 6, 2012 - 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM )
Location: The Nassau Club
Cost: $25/person for dues-paying members ($30 for others)
Organized by: PA3/Lydia Zaininger '83

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PA3 and the Princetoniana Committee Need Your Help

Last summer PA3 teamed up with the Alumni Association's Princetoniana Committee to conduct interviews with alums from the 1940s. Those interviews, focused on the alums' experiences at Princeton, form a part of a larger body of oral history of our beloved alma mater housed in the University Archives at Mudd Library. Of the old guard interviews conducted thus far, a common thread is recurring mention of a few professors, fondly remembered even after many decades, as truly outstanding scholars and teachers. The existing oral history transcript library includes interviews with several venerable professors, and the PA3 and Princetoniana Committee are very interested in adding to it by identifying and interviewing those professors that truly stand out in the memories of alumni, both undergraduate and graduate.

Consequently, you could do us a great service by giving some thought to your Princeton experience and replying with the names of any cherished professors, including a short explanation of what subject they taught and why they stand out so plainly in memory. We will use this input to help guide us in the selection of professors emeriti to interview. Please respond to Tom Swift '76 or call him at 908-369-1601. Thank you.  


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125th Anniversary Event

Saturday, March 3rd, 2012
6 PM - 9:30 PM
Evening Dinner Celebrating the 125th Anniversary
of the Formation of the Princeton Alumni Association of Trenton (now part of PA3)
and
the much awaited re-opening of the Cannon Club

Featuring musical performances by The Nassoons, the Princeton University Band, and talented graduate students.

Also, featuring talks by
Harold Shapiro *64, Princeton's 18th President (1988-2001), regarding climate and energy  
and
Gregg Lange '70, Master of Ceremonies of the one-and-only P-Rade and author of "Rally 'Round the Cannon" feature in the Princeton Alumni Weekly. 


In addition, Cannon's undergraduate officers will be providing tours of the club's renovations.  

This is a night not to be missed!   ***Only $45 for PA3 2011/12 dues payers and their guests.***

Free parking available behind Cannon Club (off of Ivy Lane).

Attire: dressy casual, orange always encouraged.

RSVP below:

 

Ticket Choices - Choose your rate, use your rate for your guests


Or mail a check payable to:
Princeton Area Alumni Association
c/o Fouad Masrieh *69
1009 Barclay Blvd.
Princeton, NJ 08540

Contact princetonareaalumni@gmail.com with questions.

Harold Shapiro Ph.D. *64, professor of economics and public affairs at the Woodrow Wilson School and president emeritus of Princeton University, has been awarded the Public Welfare Medal from the National Academy of Sciences - the Academy's most prestigious award that honors extraordinary use of science for the public good.
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125th Anniversary Dinner Event ( Saturday, March 3, 2012 - 6:00 PM to 9:30 PM )

Do not miss this once-in-lifetime event, featuring varied entertainment, delicious food, a beautiful setting, and good friends. Princeton's 18th President, Harold Shapiro *64, will speak.

Location: Cannon Club
Cost: only $45 for dues payers!
Organized by: princetonareaalumni@gmail.com

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Private Tour of "Capping Liberty" Numismatic exhibit at Firestone Library.

PA3 members are invited to a private curatorial tour of the upcoming exhibit at Firestone Library, on Wednesday 4 April 2012, from 5:30 to 7:00 PM at the Milberg Gallery in Firestone Library.  Tour begins at 6; wine will be served.  Cost:  Free to PA3 members. 
RSVP to PrincetonAreaAlumni@gmail.com to reserve a spot.

Capping Liberty:
The Invention of a Numismatic Iconography for the New American Republic

An Exhibition of Coins, Medals, Banknotes, and Related Books, Manuscripts,
and Graphic Arts from Princeton University Collections
Milberg Gallery, Firestone Library, March 3, 2012, to July 8, 2012


The exhibit highlights the Library's rich collection of Revolutionary-War coinage including the first coin issued under the US Constitution, the 1792 half-disme (sic; they used the French spelling).
Other important coins from the Princeton University Numismatic Collection in
the exhibition are four issues of the seventeenth-century Massachusetts silver shilling
coinage, two examples of the tin "Continental dollar" patterns of 1776, and a 1794 (14
star) silver dollar.

The "poster piece" of the exhibition is the gilt bronze striking of Augustin Dupré's
1783 Libertas Americana medal, a gift of Rodman Wanamaker, Class of 1886, which is
believed it have been the basis for the depiction of Liberty on the early United States
coinage. It is accompanied by a selection of ancient coins that inspired it, including a
Sicilian dekadrachm and a series of denarii of the Roman Republic and sestertii of the
Empire that show the goddess Libertas and her distinctive cap. Other important medals in
the exhibition are an original bronze striking of Dupré's Diplomatic Medal of 1791 (one
of only three known), a gift of the scholar of ancient and American coinage Cornelius
Vermeule III, and a hand-engraved medal believed to have been given to Henry “Light-
Horse Harry” Lee (Princeton Class of 1773). Also on display are three unique plaster
moulds made by Jean-Baptiste Nini as preparatory models for his famous terra-cotta
medallions of Benjamin Franklin.

Complementing the coins and medals from the Numismatic Collection are many
items from other divisions of Princeton’s Special Collection, including books formerly in
the libraries of Benjamin Franklin, George Washington, and Thomas Jefferson. Among
the depictions of Liberty from colonial publications is the portrait of John Hancock
engraved in 1774 by Paul Revere, where the patriot is flanked by a knight with a copy of
the Magna Charta and Liberty with her cap. In manuscript letters George Washington
voices support for Jefferson's "Propositions Respecting the Coinage of Gold, Silver and
Copper," and John Adams asks Mint Director Benjamin Rush (Princeton Class of 1760)
for examples of United States coinage for his son John Quincy Adams to send to Russia.
A 1778 print attributed to the painter Jean-Honoré Fragonard depicts Benjamin Franklin
crowned by the goddess Liberty, and a large piece of Toile de Jouy fabric printed around
1785 has the image of George Washington in a gold chariot drawn by cheetahs.
When the founders of the American Republic declared independence from Great
Britain on July 4, 1776, one of the major tasks they took on was the creation of a coinage
for the new nation. There were few precedents to guide them in choosing specific images
to represent the ideals of their republican form of government as most existing coinage
bore the image of a monarch. The leading figures in the process of selecting the
numismatic imagery of the American Republic were Benjamin Franklin, Thomas
Jefferson, and George Washington, each of whom made contributions that reflected
personal background, attitudes, and ideals. Following a rancorous dispute between the
Senate and the House of Representatives, the ultimate choice for the main image for the
new coinage was "an impression emblematic of Liberty," which took the form of the head
of a beautiful woman, sometimes accompanied by a cap derived from classical attributes
of the Roman goddess Libertas. Together with the complementary attributes of an eagle
and a wreath, this symbol came to exemplify the United States of America.
The rich resources of Princeton University Library’s Department of Rare Books
and Special Collections serve as the basis of an exhibition entitled "Capping Liberty,"
which illustrates the search for imagery and the selection and adoption of symbols for a
national coinage.
"The star of the show will undoubtedly be the Princeton specimen of the 1792
'half disme'," predicts Alan Stahl, the exhibition's curator. This is a superb example of the
first coin minted by the United States government under the Constitution. Delays in
passing the Mint Act of 1792 left little time to strike coins that year, so a very small issue
of half dismes (the old French spelling was used on the piece) was minted in a temporary
facility, reputedly from silver supplied by George Washington for the purpose. Fewer
than 2,000 examples are believed to have been struck. The Princeton specimen was
purchased by Charles A. Cass, Class of 1904, from an auction in 1917, by Thomas Elder
where it was described as "the finest known specimen of this exceedingly rare coin." It
came to Princeton with the impressive Cass numismatic collection by bequest in 1958.
The specimen has been characterized by Roger Siboni, president of the American
Numismatic Society, as "perhaps the finest, or one of the finest 1792 half dismes in
existence" in an article in Coin World (Sept. 1, 2008).
Other important coins from the Princeton University Numismatic Collection in
the exhibition are four issues of the seventeenth-century Massachusetts silver shilling
coinage, two examples of the tin "Continental dollar" patterns of 1776, and a 1794 (14
star) silver dollar.
The "poster piece" of the exhibition is the gilt bronze striking of Augustin Dupré's
1783 Libertas Americana medal, a gift of Rodman Wanamaker, Class of 1886, which is
believed it have been the basis for the depiction of Liberty on the early United States
coinage. It is accompanied by a selection of ancient coins that inspired it, including a
Sicilian dekadrachm and a series of denarii of the Roman Republic and sestertii of the
Empire that show the goddess Libertas and her distinctive cap. Other important medals in
the exhibition are an original bronze striking of Dupré's Diplomatic Medal of 1791 (one
of only three known), a gift of the scholar of ancient and American coinage Cornelius
Vermeule III, and a hand-engraved medal believed to have been given to Henry “Light-
Horse Harry” Lee (Princeton Class of 1773). Also on display are three unique plaster
moulds made by Jean-Baptiste Nini as preparatory models for his famous terra-cotta
medallions of Benjamin Franklin.
Complementing the coins and medals from the Numismatic Collection are many
items from other divisions of Princeton’s Special Collection, including books formerly in
the libraries of Benjamin Franklin, George Washington, and Thomas Jefferson. Among
the depictions of Liberty from colonial publications is the portrait of John Hancock
engraved in 1774 by Paul Revere, where the patriot is flanked by a knight with a copy of
the Magna Charta and Liberty with her cap. In manuscript letters George Washington
voices support for Jefferson's "Propositions Respecting the Coinage of Gold, Silver and
Copper," and John Adams asks Mint Director Benjamin Rush (Princeton Class of 1760)
for examples of United States coinage for his son John Quincy Adams to send to Russia.
A 1778 print attributed to the painter Jean-Honoré Fragonard depicts Benjamin Franklin
crowned by the goddess Liberty, and a large piece of Toile de Jouy fabric printed around
1785 has the image of George Washington in a gold chariot drawn by cheetahs.

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Private tour of Capping Liberty: The Invention of a Numismatic Iconography for the New American Republic Exhibit ( Wednesday, April 4, 2012 - 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM )

A private tour by Firestone Library's Curator of Numismatics, Alan Stahl, for PA3 members.

Exhibit will be open from 5:30 to 7 pm on Wednesday 4 April 2012.
Curatorial tour begins at 6.
Wine will be served.
R.S.V.P. to PrincetonAreaAlumni@gmail.com


Location: Milberg Gallery; Firestone Library
Cost: No charge to PA3 members
Organized by: PA3 and Firestone Library

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