PA3 Book Club November Meeting
While I was unfortunately not
feeling well last Tuesday and ended up missing the meeting, Pat
O'Connell, who led the discussion on Independence Day by Richard Ford,
reported that the book club had a nice evening. I enjoyed the book,
though as I mentioned to Pat, I think I might have been slightly too
young an audience for Frank Bascombe's mid-life crisis!
excited to report that while there were a few members who had to miss
October's meeting, we had quite a few people who read the book on their
own in order to keep up with the group and I think our book club is
coming along quite nicely. It was the consensus that we should stick to
fiction for the time being while continuing the "Princeton-related"
theme. With that in mind, I have selected our next book, which I'm
hoping will attract some new faces to the meetings.
- The Surrendered by Princeton professor Chang-Rae Lee:
June Han has forged a life thousands of miles from her birthplace: she
has built a business in New York, survived a husband, borne a child. But
her past holds more secrets than she has ever been able to tell, and
thirty years after her escape from war-ravaged Korea, the time has come
for her to confront them. Hector Brennan, fighter, drinker, and "failure
grand and total," is the man who long ago, in the aftermath of the war,
saved June's life. And between June and Hector lies the story of the
beautiful, damaged missionary wife Sylvie Tanner, whose elusive love
they both once sought. Bound together by a legacy of violence and love,
June and Hector go in search of their past, a journey that unfurls as a
profound meditation on the nature of heroism and sacrifice, the power of
love, and the possibilities for salvation and surrender.
- NY Times Book Review: http://www.nytimes.com/2010/03/14/books/review/Rafferty-t.html
Our meeting to discuss will be at 7pm on Tuesday, November 18th in East Pyne Room 111.
Enjoy and I'll see you there!
PA3 Book Club November Meeting (
Tuesday, November 18, 2014 - 7:00 PM to
Location: East Pyne Seminar Room 111
Organized by: PA3 Book Club
Posted by LinsayHiller 7 months ago.
First Friday Lunch - Doyle K. Hodges, PhD Student WWS
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 October 3rd, we will be joined by Doyle K. Hodges, a PhD Student at the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs. Doyle is interested in exploring the connection between democratic civil-military relations and compliance with the laws and norms of war. Doyle is Graduate Fellow at the Center for International Security Studies and Graduate Associate at the Liechtenstein Institute for Self-Determination.
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, October 3rd, 2014
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.
First Friday Lunch
Friday, October 3, 2014 - 12:00 PM to
Doyle K. Hodges, Security Studies, PhD Student Woodrow Wilson School
Location: Nassau Club, 6 Mercer St, Princeton
Cost: $25 dues-paying members $30 others
Organized by: PA3
Posted by lydia 8 months ago.
PA3 Book Club October Meeting
UPDATE (10/1/14): The second book club meeting is now scheduled for October 7, 2014 at 7pm in East Pyne Seminar Rooom 111.
Good evening everyone,
This past Tuesday eight of us
met at Chancellor Green Cafe to discuss the first book club reading, The
Alchemist by Paulo Cohelo. We had an entertaining and enlightening
conversation about the philosophy (and narcissism) behind the story and are
excited to move on to our next reading!
As a group, we made the
ambitious decision to attempt to meet once a month, so I propose that our next
meeting be Tuesday, October 7th at 7:00pm. Tentatively, we may meet in the same
location, but I may reach out closer to the date with a different spot.
We also decided that book
selection would, for the time being, work as follows: members will email me
with their suggestions and I will pick from among those suggestions, taking
into account some of the individual preferences discussed at the meeting. I
received a number of great suggestions for the next book and have selected a
"winner" along with some runners up. Perhaps we can read one of the
runners up next if there is enough interest?
- The History of Love by
Nicole Krauss: Approximately 70 years before the present, the
10-year-old Polish-Jewish Leopold (Leo) Gursky falls in love with his
neighbor Alma Mereminski. The two begin a relationship that develops over
the course of 10 years. In this time, Leo writes three books that he gives
to Alma his little wife since she is the only person whom he deeply cares
about. The first book is too realistic and boring, the second one is
entirely fiction and unconvincing, and the last book is dedicated to his
love: The History of Love. Leo promises he will never love anyone
- Wilson by A. Scott
Berg ’71: “After
dealing with college politicians,” President Woodrow Wilson ‘79 gibed, “I
find that the men with whom I am dealing now seem like amateurs.”
- On Such a Full Sea by Professor
Sarah mentioned this well-reviewed new novel about a dystopian Baltimore
(“B-Mor”) where the main character is a Chinese-American laborer working
as a diver in a fish farm.
- The Meaning in Life and Why it Matters
The required reading for incoming Princeton freshman (class of 2018)*
- Independence Day by Richard
to be confused with the White House-bombing movie, this novel follows a
Princeton real estate agent through the holiday weekend as he visits his
ex-wife, his troubled son, his current lover, the tenants of one of his
properties, and some clients of his who have been having trouble finding
the perfect house. NY Times Review: http://www.nytimes.com/1995/06/18/books/1995ford-independence.html
While this book wasn't initially my first choice, primarily because there
were so many interesting books to chose from, I though it appropriate for a
variety of reasons. First, it appears to contain elements of comedy and a lot
less philosophy than the Alchemist, while still speaking (perhaps in a
depressing way, we shall see) to the "meaning of life." And second,
it's about a real estate agent in Princeton and I believe at least three
members of the book club (myself included) recently purchased a home in the
Princeton area! So I'm hoping this will be an enjoyable and relevant read that
will spark interesting conversation in October. The book was suggested by Pat
O'Connell, so he will lead the next discussion.
*I may also read Susan Wolf's book, which could add an interesting point of
view to Independence Day, The Alchemist, and to the conversation - I
encourage others to do so as well. (How's that for homework!)
Please don't hesitate to reach out to me with any questions or timing
conflicts. Happy reading and I'll be in touch towards the end of the month with
confirmation of the meeting location and time.
PA3 Book Club October Meeting (
Tuesday, October 7, 2014 - 7:00 PM to
Location: East Pyne Seminar Room 111
Organized by: Linsay Hiller
Posted by LinsayHiller 8 months ago.
Thanquet for PA3 volunteers
Thank you for volunteering on a committee or in a significant way with PA3 this year!
Please join the PA3 Executive Committee at our
Annual PA3 "Thanquet" BBQ
Saturday, October 11
1 - 5 PM
73 Saratoga Drive
Princeton Junction, NJ
This event is by invitation only.
Please RSVP by October 4 to firstname.lastname@example.org
Annual Thanquet BBQ (
Saturday, October 11, 2014 - 1:00 PM to
Location: by invitation only
Posted by Princeton AAA 8 months ago.
An Evening with the Dean
Please join the new dean of Princeton University's Graduate School, Sanjeev Kulkarni, for cocktails and conversation at Wyman House and Wyman Garden.
University graduate alumni are invited to join the new dean of the
Graduate School, Sanjeev Kulkarni, for cocktails and conversation at
Wyman House and Wyman Garden.
|| Thursday, October 2, 2014
|| 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
|| Wyman House
50 Springdale Road
Princeton, NJ 08540
|| Business casual attire; orange and black encouraged
|| Online registration
Guests are welcome at this complimentary event.
|| email@example.com or 609-258-7785|
- See more at: http://alumni.princeton.edu/communities/graduate/dean/princeton/#sthash.ihlXihRg.dpuf
Thursday, October 2nd
5:30 - 7:30 pm
On-line registration required:
An Evening with the Dean
Thursday, October 2, 2014 - 5:30 PM to
Business casual attire; orange and black encouraged. Guests are welcome at this complimentary event.
For additional information, contact the Office of Alumni Affairs at firstname.lastname@example.org 609-258-7785
Location: Wyman House 50 Springdale Road Princeton, NJ 08540
Cost: Cocktail Reception a complimentary event
Organized by: Alumni Association
Posted by Warren Suen 9 months ago.