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December Book Club

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Thanks, everyone, for your votes! The Lowland by far had the highest number of first picks, so it will be our December read. Perhaps we can do the second most popular choice, Far From the Tree, by Andrew Solomon, early next year. It is quite a long book, as one member pointed out.  
  • The Lowland by Jhumpa Lahiri, Pulitzer Prize winning author
    • Lahiri is currently Professor of Creative Writing at Princeton's Lewis Center (http://arts.princeton.edu/people/profiles/jl35). I plan to reach out to Professor Lahiri and inquire about the possibility of having her join the group for part of the meeting. 
    • In Brief: "Two brothers bound by tragedy; a fiercely brilliant woman haunted by her past; a country torn by revolution: the Pulitzer Prize winner and #1 New York Times best-selling author gives us a powerful new novel—set in both India and America—that explores the price of idealism and a love that can last long past death."
Date and LocationTuesday, December 8th (7-9pm), East Pyne 111

Enjoy and have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Linsay
bookclub.admin@princetonaaa.or

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Dec Book Club Meeting ( Tuesday, December 8, 2015 - 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM )
Location: East Pyne 111

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Peter Lighte *81 "Host of Memories: Tales of Inevitable Happenstance"




PA3 is pleased to cooperate with Labyrinth Books in hosting

Peter Lighte *81, PhD in East Asian Studies

 for a reading of and conversation about his recent book.  

Join us for a fascinating evening!




Peter Lighte *81 — Host of Memories: Tales of Inevitable Happenstance
Thursday, November 19th, 2015 at 6PM — Labyrinth Books Princeton 

Labyrinth Books and PA3 invite you to a reading from and conversation about Peter Lighte's new collection of personal stories, which reveal just how powerfully one man's present has been shaped by the richness of his past.
More info on Labyrinth's website.

Following his parents' divorce in segregated pre-Castro Miami in the late 1950s, Peter Rupert Lighte moved with his fragile mother to New York City, where he was raised amidst a community of eccentric and loving relatives and friends. In Host of Memories, he shares tales of his early years as an awkward "only child"; his Jewish roots; his fortuitous encounters with Chinese culture; his embrace of sexuality; life in Beijing, London, Hong Kong, and Tokyo; dreams of fatherhood; and much more. He ultimately finds his future husband--a distinguished English composer--and, together with their two adopted daughters, a sense of belonging.

Peter Rupert Lighte, a sinologist and founding chairman of J. P. Morgan Chase Bank China, is a banker who has also taught Chinese history and philosophy. He lived abroad for almost three decades, dividing his time between London and Asia. Lighte is on the boards of Half the Sky Foundation and the Council on International Educational Exchange. He is the author of --in addition to Host of Memories -- Pieces of China.


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Peter Lighte *81 "Host of Memories: Tales of Inevitable Happenstance" ( Thursday, November 19, 2015 - 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM )

Join Labyrinth Books and PA3 for a reading by Peter Lighte *81 and a conversation with him about his new collection of personal stories.

Location: Labyrinth Books, 122 Nassau St, Princeton
Cost: Free
Organized by: Labyrinth Books & PA3

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Diwali Lunch - Saturday November 7th, 2015


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Come celebrate Diwali - Festival of Lights - with A4P and PA3

Your hosts: Neha Uberoi ’12, Archana Pradhan ’92, and Arka Mukherjee *95


*** Lunch includes full buffet menu plus mango lassi and chai  ***

Date: Saturday November 7th, 2015

Time: Noon

Location: Tandoori Bite, 36 Witherspoon St., Princeton NJ, 609.279.9700

Cost: $16/person (children under 6 free)
             Please bring cash or use Paypal

Please RSVP by Nov. 5th to: Mo Chen ’80  mo.chen@verizon.net,
Please indicate affiliation (class year, faculty, etc.), number of adults and children.


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Celebrate Diwali - Festival of Lights - with A4P & PA3 ( Saturday, November 7, 2015 - 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM )
Location: Tandoori Bite, 36 Witherspoon St, Princeton
Cost: $16/person (free: children under 6)
Organized by: A4P & PA3

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First Friday Lunch - December 4th, 2015

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 at the Nassau Club in downtown Princeton.  As a special bonus for PA3, a Princeton University PhD candidate will present his/her work to the group in this informal setting.  Topics vary monthly and are always interesting!  Have a look at our impressive roster of previous luncheons.

On Friday, December 4th, we will be joined by Julie Whittaker, a graduate student at the Woodrow Wilson School.  Julie was living and working in Jordan on the Syrian crisis response before returning to start her Masters degree at Princeton.  She had first moved to Jordan on a Fulbright Scholarship, during which she designed educational programming at a local university as well as Baga'a Camp, Jordan's largest Palestinian refugee camp.  After her Fulbright, Julie's work focused on supporting Syrian refugees in Za'atari Camp, the second largest refugee camp in the world.

As always, there is sure to be a lively discussion! Please join us.


Specially priced at $25/person (or $30 if you choose not to pay PA3's annual dues), lunch includes three courses, a complementary beverage (wine, beer, soft drink) and coffee/tea. Pre-registration is preferred.

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

Date: Friday, December 4th, 2015
Time: 12 noon - 2 pm
Location: Nassau Club, 6 Mercer St, Princeton, NJ
Nassau Club membership is not necessary to attend this event.
Dress is business casual.

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First Friday Lunch ( Friday, December 4, 2015 - 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM )

Julie Whittaker, graduate student at the Woodrow Wilson School, will discuss her experience at a Syrian refugee camp in Jordan.

Location: The Nassau Club, 6 Mercer St, Princeton
Cost: $25/person dues-paying mbrs; $30 others
Organized by: PA3

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First Friday Lunch - November 6th, 2015

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 at the Nassau Club in downtown Princeton.  As a special bonus for PA3, a Princeton University PhD candidate will present his/her work to the group in this informal setting.  Topics vary monthly and are always interesting!  Have a look at our impressive roster of previous luncheons.

On Friday, November 6th, we will be joined by Chris Brinton, 5thChris Brinton year PhD Candidate in the Department of Electrical Engineering.  Chris' PhD research is in developing methods to better understand and to improve the quality of online (human) learning, through an interdisciplinary combination of machine learning, learning technology and behavioral science.   Chris' observations from his teaching experience at Princeton, including his role as  Instructor on Coursera, Lead TA for an undergraduate flipped classroom course, and Co-author of textbook "Networks Illustrated: 8 Principles Without Calculus", have significant impact on his research.  Concurrently, Chris leads research at Zoomi Inc., a learning technology company, where is deploys his research to corporate training, higher education and private tutoring learning scenarios, witnessing the pain points of the industry first-hand. 

As always, there is sure to be a lively discussion!  Please join us.



Specially priced at $25/person (or $30 if you choose not to pay PA3's annual dues), lunch includes three courses, a complementary beverage (wine, beer, soft drink) and coffee/tea. Pre-registration is preferred.

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

Date: Friday, November 6th, 2015
Time: 12 noon - 2 pm
Location: Nassau Club, 6 Mercer St, Princeton, NJ
Nassau Club membership is not necessary to attend this event.
Dress is business casual.

Lunch Reservation
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First Friday Lunch ( Friday, November 6, 2015 - 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM )

Chris Brinton, 5th year PhD Candidate in the Department of Electrical Engineering

Location: The Nassau Club, 6 Mercer St, Princeton
Cost: $25/person dues-paying mbrs; $30 others
Organized by: PA3

Posted by lydia 9 months ago.

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