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First Friday Lunch - October 4, 2019

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


Joel Finkelstein *18, Director of the Network Contagion Research Institute (NCRI) in Princeton, NJ, joins the James Madison Program as a 2019-2020 Visiting Research Scholar.  NCRI deploys machine learning tools to track, expose, and combat the growing tide of hate and extremism on social media. His work on hate in social media has appeared on the Washington Post, the Wall Street Journal, NPR, CNN and other media outlets. 

Formerly a research fellow at the Anti-Defamation League Center on Extremism and a graduate fellow at the National Science Foundation, Joel received his Ph.D. from Princeton University where his doctoral work focused on the Psychology and Neuroscience of addiction behavior. He received his B.A. in Neuroscience and Behavior from University of California, Santa Cruz. During his time with the James Madison Program, he will research using quantitative methods to capture psychological, political, and linguistic markers of incitement in both modern and historical episodes of group-motivated hate and violence.


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


Specially priced at $28/person (or $32 if you choose not to pay PA3's annual dues),

Lunch includes an appetizer, entree, dessert and coffee/tea.

Wine/beer offered a la carte - select Enhanced Lunch Ticket on the PayPal button below.

REGISTRATION RULES:

Pre-registration is required, by 9am on the day of the luncheon.

Date: Friday, October 4, 2019
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.

Registration (if not via Paypal) or questions:  Send email to Tom Swift via: tswift@alumni.princeton.edu

 

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


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First Friday Lunch ( Friday, October 4, 2019 - 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM )

Joel Finkelstein *18, presently Visiting Research Scholar in the James Madison Program, discusses his research on hate and extremism on social media.

Location: Nassau Club
Cost: $28 per person for members, $33 others
Organized by: Thomas Swift

Posted by tmswift 5 months ago.

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Princeton's Roots Tour I: The Log College

The Log College in Neshaminy, PA, is part of the DNA of Princeton.  It operated from 1726 to 1745 under the tutelage of William Tennent.  After he died, 5 of the College's alumni and faculty, including Tennent's two sons, joined Jonathan Dickinson in 1746 in Elizabeth, NJ, and became the inaugural Trustees of the newly-chartered College of New Jersey.  While a plaque on Nassau Hall talks about the Log College as a direct predecessor of Princeton, the relationship is more indirect.  We will have a free private tour of William Tennent’s house (which originally housed the Log College), the adjacent site where the Log College building once stood, Tennent’s gravesite, and the church in which his two sons (who also traveled to the UK to raise funds for building Nassau Hall) first preached. 

More info:  https://princetoniana.princeton.edu/history/early-years/log-college

This is a free event.  The itinerary is as follows:

1.   At 9:15 am, for folks from the PA3 region who wish to carpool, we meet at the Washington Crossing State Park (NJ side) parking lot.

2.  At 10 am, we will start at the Neshaminy Cemetery, 1495 West Bristol Road, Warminster, PA 18974, where William Tennent is buried (https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/19255738/william-tennent and https://www.localcemeteries.net/bucks-county/2018/7/30/neshaminy-warwick-cemetery)

3.  Then we’ll go to the Neshaminy-Warwick Presbyterian Church, 1401 Meetinghouse Road, Warminster PA 18974 Tel: 215-343-6060, where William Tennent’s sons (two of the initial trustees of Princeton, who did the fundraising for building Nassau Hall) preached their first sermons (http://www.nwpc.net/)

4.  Then we're off to the William Tennent House, 880 Old York Road (PA 263), where he lived, and where the Log College was housed from 1727 to about 1735).  See  https://williamtennenthouse.org/

5.  The sign on the road where the Log College was situated from 1736-1745, is near 885 Old York Road.  https://www.hmdb.org/marker.asp?marker=21486

6.  Then we'll drive some back roads in Bucks County; and finally, 

7.  We will end up at Conshohocken Brewery run by Ken Buonocore ’08, for some optional libations.

This is a joint event co-sponsored by the Princetoniana Committee of the Alumni Council, the Princeton Area Alumni Association, and the Princeton Club of Philadelphia.

Please let Sev Onyshkevych '83 know if you are planning to attend or have any questions: vsevolod@alumni.princeton.edu

 


Tour of the Log College in Neshaminy, billed as a birthplace of Princeton University from 1726-1745 ...
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October '19 Propeller

 

 

PA3 INVITES YOU TO “SECOND TUESDAYS”

 

A PRINCETON PROPELLER EVENT

AT QUADRANGLE CLUB

 

 

FOR ENTREPRENEURS,

NAVIGATORS & THE CURIOUS

 

Please Join Us for Cocktails & Hors d’oeuvres

 

33 PROSPECT AVENUE – PRINCETON, NJ

 

6 P, TUESDAY, October 8th, 2019

 

Speaker:  Will Watts

Director, Operations Engineering, Block Renovation

“Streamlining the Home Renovation Process:

A New Platform that Dovetails for Homeowners AND Contractors”

 

Few “things” mean more to us than our homes.  And, many of us have dreams, whether we act on them or not, to renovate these spaces and make them more truly ours.  But it’s often a navigational process fraught with pitfalls.   Where does one begin?  How much will it actually cost?  How long will it really take?  Who will:   vouch for the quality of the materials; vet the contractors; coordinate and manage the design, board approvals and construction planning?   Aerospace Engineer and Princeton alumnus Will Watts will address these questions and tell us how Block Renovation, a young Brooklyn-based company, couples new technologies with process innovations that bring order, clarity and tightness to home renovation.   In particular, he will showcase Block’s all-inclusive platform approach that has drastically simplified the process --- to benefit homeowners and contractors alike.

Registration Required via propellers.princetonaaa.org

NEXT PRINCETON PROPELLER:  Tuesday, November 12h (6 P)


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September '19 Propeller

 PA3 INVITES YOU TO “SECOND TUESDAYS”

A PRINCETON PROPELLER EVENT  

AT QUADRANGLE CLUB

FOR ENTREPRENEURS,

NAVIGATORS & THE CURIOUS

Please Join Us for Cocktails & Hors d’oeuvres

33 PROSPECT AVENUE – PRINCETON, NJ

6 P, TUESDAY, September 10th, 2019

Speaker:  Andrew Houck

Professor, Electrical Engineering

“Decoding the Realm(s) of Quantum Computing:
Tilting at Tackling the Computationally Infeasible”

Quantum Computing is poised to revolutionize myriad fields: cryptography, chemistry, medicine, optimization and machine learning. In contrast to familiar transistors, with a state 0 or 1, the quantum analog of a transistor or bit of information, aka a qubit, can be in a “superposition” of 0 and 1 simultaneously (e.g., 0 + 1, 0 - 1); and multiple qubits can be entangled, i.e., their states depend on each other. These two principles, superposition and entanglement, could enable powerful new algorithms to solve problems far beyond the capacity of today’s digital computing. Like the aviation term, “holding patterns,” maneuvers designed to delay something already in flight, while keeping it within a specified distance --- Quantum Computing may in the next decade bring such exciting new achievements as: factoring large numbers; allowing for RSA decryption; calculating binding energies of complex molecules; and solving large-scale brute-force problems. Andrew Houck, BSE Princeton 2000, PhD Harvard 2005, will introduce us to this strange new world and describe how it’s likely to transform ours.  

Registration Required via propellers.princetonaaa.org

NEXT PRINCETON PROPELLER:  Tuesday, October 8th (6 P)

 

 

 

 

 


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PA3 Book Club: September 26, 2019

June 30, 2019 - Following a summer break, the PA3 book club will resume its monthly meetings on Thursday, September 26, from 7-8:30 pm in the Frist Class of 1952 Room (A03, on the cafeteria level). Our selection is:

The Heartbeat of Wounded Knee: Native America from 1890 to the Present, by David Treuer '92

The PA3 book club meets on the last Thursday evening of each month (except July, August & December) from 7-8:30, usually in East Pyne or Frist. Selections alternate, with occasional exceptions, between fiction and non-fiction, and the authors or books typically have a Princeton connection. Book club meetings are open to all PA3 members and their spouses/partners, and no RSVP is needed.

A list of book club selections can be found at https://princetonaaa.org/bookclub.


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