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PA3 Book Club January Meeting

Hello all: Please join us on Tuesday, January 26th at 7pm in East Pyne 127 for our January Book Club Meeting to discuss Far From the Tree by Andrew Solomon, former lecturer at Princeton

In Brief: "Solomon’s startling proposition is that diversity is what unites us all. He writes about families coping with deafness, dwarfism, Down syndrome, autism, schizophrenia, multiple severe disabilities, with children who are prodigies, who are conceived in rape, who become criminals, who are transgender. While each of these characteristics is potentially isolating, the experience of difference within families is universal. In Solomon’s telling, these stories are everyone’s stories." (

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PA3 Book Club - January Meeting ( Tuesday, January 26, 2016 - 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM )
Location: East Pyne 127

Posted by LinsayHiller 8 months ago.

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Federal Reserve Gold Vault Tour

PA3 is sponsoring a Federal Reserve Gold Vault tour on Thursday 1/28/2016 at 11am. It is very educational and people come from all over the world to see it. The tour is one hour long and free, but transportation is on your own. Lunch will be reserved at a selected nearby restaurant following the tour. It's optional and self paid, but a great opportunity to make connections to people!

This event is limited to 25 people. On 1/28/2016, the group will gather at 44 Maiden Lane by 10:30am as requested by the tour.

By train: from Princeton Junction to Newark, then Path train to Financial Dist.

By car, for discount parking go to Icon Parking System and request.

If you have any questions, email Ann Huang at

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Federal Reserve Gold Vault Tour ( Thursday, January 28, 2016 - 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM )
Location: 44 Maiden Ln, New York, NY 10038
Cost: Free

Posted by Dan 8 months ago.

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First Friday Lunch - January 8th, 2016

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, January 8th, 2016, we will be joined by Carlee Joe-Wong, a PhDCarlee Joe-Wong Candidate in the Program in Applied and Computational Mathematics.  Carlee's work focuses primarily on mathematical and economic aspects of computer networking and she is particularly interested in applying theoretical insights to practical system deployments.  Her doctoral work is partially supported by the NDSEG and Jacobus Fellowships.  Carlee is co-founder of startup company DataMi, which grew out of her Smart Data Pricing research at Princeton.  The company's products are deployed by internet service providers around the world, including AT&T, Airtel and Orange

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 your orange and black! <<

Date: Friday, January 8th, 2016
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, January 8, 2016 - 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM )

Carlee Joe-Wong, PhD Candidate in the Program in Applied and Computational Mathematics and Jacobus Fellowship awardee

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

Posted by lydia 9 months ago.

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December Book Club


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 ( 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!


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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

Posted by lydia 10 months ago.

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