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PA3 2014 Annual Dinner

You're invited to

The PA3 Annual Dinner & Fundraiser
benefiting two 
Summer 2015 undergraduate interns with the Princeton Internships in Civic Service Program

Thursday, October 30th

Colonial Club

6:30 Cocktails & Silent Auction
7:30 Dinner

With Featured Speaker

W. Michael Blumenthal *53 *56 P75 P79

U.S. Secretary of the Treasury, 1977 – 1979, under President Jimmy Carter

Read more about Michael Blumenthal.

 Dues-paying members
 and their guests: $85 
Non-dues payers and their guests: $105
Current graduate students: $50

or, be a
Dinner Champion: $500
Dinner Benefactor: $250
Dinner Sponsor: $200
Dinner Patron: $150

and/or, be a PICS Sponsor:
$100, $200 or $500 (1/10th internship) levels


Please use the PayPal link to purchase tickets or send a check to:


Fouad Masrieh *69, Treasurer

1009 Barclay Blvd.

Princeton, NJ 08540


Please respond by Friday, October 24, 2014.  Reservations will be held at the door.


Proceeds of the Fundraiser benefit the PA3 PICS 2015 Summer Internship Program.   

Princeton Internships in Civic Service (PICS)
Established by the Princeton University Class of 1969 in the belief that community service is essential to the welfare of society and inspired by the rich tradition of Princeton and Princetonians “in the Nation’s Service and in the Service of All Nations.” PICS has become a multi class organization that provides the opportunity for students to explore potential careers in public service and the non-profit sector. Princeton students bring their creativity, skills, and energy to their sponsoring non-profit organizations, producing effective, meaningful work on significant projects of value to the organizations. The internships encompass a wide range of endeavors in national and international organizations, working in group advocacy, legal services, public policy, the environment, health and social services, community development, education, and the arts. Since we began in 1996, we have placed over 600 interns with 172 organizations.

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Tiger to Tiger Connection - This Side of Paradise-inspired Musical in NYC

Hello fellow Tigers!

I wanted to share with you that the (Princeton alumni founded) Prospect Theater Company original musical, THE UNDERCLASSMAN, will be playing in NYC on 42nd Street from Nov 9 - 23, 2014 (hopefully we will be able to extend, but for now it's just 16 performances). 

This musical is inspired by THIS SIDE OF PARADISE and is about Fitzgerald's college years at Princeton, and his first romance with the debutante Ginevra King, who became the model for Daisy in THE GREAT GATSBY. Please visit for full details - tickets will be on sale as of Sept. 9!

Also, we are currently in the midst of an Indiegogo fundraising campaign to support this project! We are currently at 35% of our goal, with 20 days remaining - and we would love to ask for your support! If you are interested in making a tax-deductible contribution, we will be very grateful! There's also a brief video with composer / lyricist Peter Mills '95 talking about the show. Here's the link:

All the Best, 
Cara Reichel '96

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RECAP First Friday Lunch - February 2014

Friederike Funk, PhD Candidate in Psychology, discusses the Social Psychology of Punishment

Fourth year psychology Ph.D. candidate Friederike Funk discussed her research for those attending the second First Friday Luncheon of 2014.

A social psychologist, Ms. Funk is especially interested in various forms of punishment for criminal and other forms of deviant behavior.

          Ms. Funk's dissertation addresses the question of whether we punish deviate behavior to promote desirable behavioral changes. Punishment does not provide satisfaction either for people who have suffered from the actions of deviants or who are observers of deviances, unless punish results in behavioral change.        

          In a different line of research, Ms. Funk has used such techniques as computer simulations and the application of makeup to change persons' appearances to test the effects of physical characteristics. The presence or absence of tattoos is a striking example of how appearance can lead to bias.

          Ms. Funk has found that criminal appearance in general increases the likelihood of guilty verdicts.  Imposing punishment or even assessing its appropriateness may also depend upon a lack of remorse displayed by deviants. This is a potential source of legal bias, as lack of remorse can also be a sign of true innocence, of course. Falsely accused deviants cannot demonstrate remorse when they have nothing to remorseful about.

          Ms. Funk also described attitudes toward deviants in Canada, Germany, and the United States. Generally, people in the United States seemed to be "harsh" in the sense that they favored severe punishments for various crimes, while Canadians and Germans were more "lenient" in their approach. Their attitudinal differences do not really affect the penalties given to criminals in the three countries, however.         

          If you would like to read more about Ms. Funk’s research, these are the articles that deal with some of the findings she discussed (available online):

Funk, F. & McGeer, V., & Gollwitzer, M. (in press). Get the message: Punishment is satisfying if the transgressor responds to its communicative intent. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin.

Funk, F. & Todorov, A. (2013). Criminal stereotypes in the courtroom: Facial tattoos affect guilt and punishment differently. Psychology, Public Policy, and Law, 19(4), 466-478.

Kugler, M. B., Funk, F., Braun, J., Gollwitzer, M., Kay, A., & Darley, J. M. (2013). Differences in punitiveness across three cultures: A test of American Exceptionalism in justice attitudes. Journal of Criminal Law and Criminology, 103(4), 1071-1114.




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RECAP First Friday Lunch - March 2014

                            Nimisha Barton discusses Gender and Immigration in early 20th Century France at First Friday Lunch at the Nassau Club


          Nimisha Barton, a finishing graduate student in the history department discussed her study of gender and immigration in France between 1900 and 1940, emphasizing the years 1914 to 1940, at the Nassau Club, 6 Mercer Street, Princeton, New Jersey, on March 7, 2014.

          Ms. Barton is from southern California. She received her undergraduate education at the University of California at Berkeley in 2006.

          During the period that she researched, France was the principal country receiving immigrants in Europe. The French were highly favorable to immigrants, especially immigrant women. Although a country with continuing high rates of immigration, the fact was not admitted publicly until the 1980s.

          Armenians were a significant immigrant group after World War I, because of war, the Turkish genocide, and economic problems. Jews fled pogroms in Eastern Europe. In addition, general upheaval in Europe following the Great War set Italians, Spaniards, Romanians, Russians and many others in motion across the continent during the interwar period.

          Several factors created favorable attitudes toward immigrants. France continued to face a decreasing birth rate, a challenge that had been recognized for many decades, and the consequent need for more workers, and the French continued to worry about the higher birth rates enjoyed by what were then their traditional enemies, the Germans. The relatively high birth rates for immigrants made them all the more desirable to the French. Indeed, their high birth rates were regarded as appropriate models for native French families.

          France was an early welfare state, and, thus state assistance importantly supplemented private efforts to aid immigrants. Immigrant men were well served by the system of social services, but there were even greater benefits for women immigrants. Support, such as family allowances and children’s summer camps, were among the entitlements. There was a strong support network, especially in Paris. Social workers and their organizations had a high commitment to helping immigrants.

           Although France became a multi-cultural nation, the native French tended to resist multiculturalism as a concept. Nevertheless, notwithstanding the official French stance toward their immigrants, many of them lived what might be termed "hyphenated" lives. What seems to have occurred was acculturation rather than total assimilation.

          As the depression deepened during the 1930s, immigrants became more visible to the French. What might be viewed as "disciplinary paternalism" evolved to force unmarried male immigrants into desired social patterns rather than allowing them to live rootless existences as wanderers.

          By the 1950s and 1960s immigrants came to be regarded as burdens for the French social services structure. Muslim immigrant women came to be viewed as barriers to assimilation, in part because of their dress that identifies them as immigrants. This view is not entirely new. At one time, Jewish immigrant women were noticed, owing to their often shabby clothing.

                     Immigrant Muslim women are now often regarded as barriers to assimilation for their families and themselves. But Nimisha Barton’s research suggests that this owes more to a shift in environmental factors – namely the end to fears of depopulation and the rise of fears of global overpopulation – as well as postcolonial legacies stemming from French entanglements in Algeria. If researchers were to study the networks of community and systems of state assistance that continue to play an important role in the lives of immigrant women and families, they may well uncover a more supportive story than that which is traditionally told.

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Ballet in Lawrenceville

This production has MANY Princeton connections.  Check out the Town Topics article

Join us as we kick off an exciting year!
As August comes to a close, we are looking forward to kicking off American Repertory Ballet's 2014-2015 performance season.
We invite you to join us in the theatre this September!

To purchase tickets, click here, select the 20th as your preferred date, enter the number of tickets you would like to purchase at this discounted rate, and enter the promo code PA3 in the right column.
See ARB perform at Rider University in Lawrenceville

Saturday, September 20 at 7:30pm
followed by a
 special chance to meet that dancers after the performance!

Alice Cao and Cameron Auble-Branigan performing Trinette Singleton's Dreams Interrupted; Photo Credit: Leighton Chen

American Repertory Ballet returns to Rider University's Bart Luedeke Center this September to present its Fall Kick-Off Performance weekend.
Please join us for an evening of compelling, dynamic works, featuring a large range of movement styles, narrative voices, and musical genres.

ARB's Fall Kick-Off Performance will feature: Our Town (choreographed by Philip Jerry, Princeton class of '95)Fantasy BaroqueDreams Interrupted, and Confetti

Click here to learn more about this performance.

Tickets are $10 for a group of 10 or more.

Click here, select the 20th as your preferred date, enter the number of tickets you would like to purchase at this discounted rate, and enter the promo code PA3 in the right column.

Contact Alexis Branagan, Director of Marketing and PR at ARB and Princeton class of '11, to arrange tickets:
abranagan@arballet.org732-249-1254 x15

Below: photos of Philip Jerry's Our Town
Photo Credit: Leighton Chen, Princeton class of '66


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