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2021 Annual Meeting

Princeton Area Alumni Association

Annual (virtual) Meeting

Thursday, October 21st, 7 to 830 pm

To register for this event, click here.


PA3 is pleased to announce that the speaker for our Annual Meeting will be Rachael DeLue, Christopher Binyon Sarofin ’86 Professor in American Art; Professor of Art and Archaeology and American Studies; and Chair, Department of Art and Archaeology, ?Princeton University.  She will present:  The Art and Science of Impossible Images.  This talk is based on her research and an upcoming book and explores the ways in which artists depict ideas or phenomena that are not possible to directly represent visually, such as music and time.  There will be time for Q&A after her presentation.

We will also be conducting a (short) annual business meeting as well as holding an election for regional officers.

To register for this event, click here.

Any questions regarding registration may be sent to Mo Chen.

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The Art and Science of Impossible Images: PA3 Annual Meeting Talk ( Thursday, October 21, 2021 - 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM )

Talk by Rachael DeLue, Chair, Department of Art and Archeology, Princeton University.

Location: virtual
Organized by: PA3

Posted by tmswift about 1 year ago.


PA3 Elections 2021


(A copy of the Constitution and of the by-laws of the Association describing the functions of officers and directors, terms of office and other matters may be found under the Governance tab)


At Princeton Tom majored in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, graduating in 1976.  After graduate studies at Stanford and Michigan, he returned to NJ and now lives 20 minutes north of Princeton.  He began participating in PA3 activities in 2010 and was elected President in 2019.  Tom is also an active member and past chair of the Princetoniana Committee of the Alumni Council, an ASC interviewer, and a P-rade marshal inducted into the Society of the Claw.  He is presently Chief Technical Officer of Cat-Ears, a company that makes products that reduce wind noise.  Formerly Tom was president of an IT equipment manufacturer, and prior to that served in many capacities at Lucent Technologies, AT&T, and Bell Laboratories.  Tom and his wife Petra divide their time between NJ and Germany.  He has a son Thomas and a daughter Logan, both of whom reside in NJ.


Mo is currently serving her second year as Vice President of the Princeton Area Alumni Association (PA3).  She is also serving her second year on the Board of Advisors of the Asian American Alumni Association of Princeton (A4P) after serving 15 or so years as a governor, one term as chair and another as treasurer.  For PA3 Mo has been organizing Zoom wine tastings and lectures during the pandemic.  Within A4P she has coordinated many events, including the annual Reunions and Lunar New Year activities. She was also an active supporter of the creation of the Asian-American Studies Program certificate. She has mentored new leaders for A4P by networking with alumni and students. Her other Princeton volunteer activities have been with the Friends of the Davis International Center as Coordinator of Individual English Instruction, Annual Giving as a participation solicitor, Alumni Schools Committee as an interviewer, and Council of the Princeton University Community as an alumni representative.   She is now a part-time event coordinator with the Department of Art & Archaeology at Princeton.   At Princeton, she majored in the Woodrow Wilson School and earned a certificate in the East Asian Studies Program.  She holds an M.A. in Law and Diplomacy from the Fletcher School at Tufts, with concentrations in International Business, International Finance, and Asian Diplomatic History and Foreign Policy. She and husband Arnold have two children. 


Diane is currently completing an unexpired term as director of PA3, as well as serving as the chair of the Princeton Women’s Network of the Princeton Area.  She is also a member of the PWN Advisory Council, a member of the Service of Remembrance Committee, and a P-rade marshal.  Diane has served on the Alumni Council Executive Committee as chair of the Committee on Reunions, Committee on Nominations, and Committee on Awards for Service to Princeton.  She was an alumni representative to the Council of the Princeton University Community and a member of the Committee to Nominate Alumni Trustees.  She is active in her Class, for which she co-chaired their 20th and 25th reunions, and served as class president.  Diane is Vice President of Applied Educational Research, a small company focused on higher education admission studies.  At Princeton, Diane majored in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science.  She also holds an M.S. from Stanford in Computer Science/Artificial Intelligence.  Diane and her husband Bill have three children, the oldest of whom is Princeton ’10.

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The Art and Science of Impossible Images: PA3 Annual Meeting Talk ( Thursday, October 21, 2021 - 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM )

Talk by Rachael DeLue, Chair, Department of Art and Archeology, Princeton University.

Location: virtual
Organized by: PA3

Posted by tmswift about 1 year ago.


Natural Wine Tasting

PA3 cordially invites you to a

Natural and Low Intervention Wine Tasting

Saturday, September 25, 2021

6:00 pm – 7:30 pm.

Via Zoom


While no legal definitions of natural wine currently exist, various official-ish ones do, set by groups of growers in various countries, including France, Italy and Spain. These self-regulated charters of quality are far stricter than regulations imposed by official organic or biodynamic certification bodies. All require a minimum of organic farming in the vineyard but prohibit the use of any additives, processing aids or heavy manipulation equipment in the cellar, with the exception of gross filtration, which most tolerate and sulfites, which varies according to association. 

Optional Cost: $74 plus tax for four bottles of wine plus a seminar with a certified sommelier and educator. It is not required to purchase the wines or buy all 3 bottles.  See below for cheese pairings.

For Zoom instructions, RSVP with affiliation by September 21st to Mo Chen ’80 at


Wine Details

We have again arranged a wine tasting in partnership with Public Wines, 23 Witherspoon St. Our certified Sommelier and educator for the evening will be Sebastian Koncurat, who has 20 years of experience in the wine and culinary industries.

Click here for the description of the four natural wines, and how to purchase them.  Further details plus cheese pairings will be sent to registrants.

Please purchase or reserve wines by noon on Tuesday, September 21st. This will help Public Wine order enough in advance.

Please note that if you buy 12 bottles or more, you can get a 15% discount by using promotional code PA3.

Public offers free delivery to the following zip codes: 08502, 08504, 08525, 08528, 08534, 08536,08540,08542,08553, and 08558. Promotional code: Freeship

If you live outside these zip codes, please order online or call and pick up at the store. If you have questions for Public Wine, please call 609 924 0750 and they will be happy to help you. Please mention PA3 wine tasting.

Olsson’s link for pairing cheeses 







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Posted by tmswift about 1 year ago.


September 2021 Propeller






Please Join Us with Cocktails & Hors d’oeuvres


7 P, EASTERN TIME (USA) -- TUESDAY, September 14th, 2021

“Prevention of Myopia & Treatment of Metabolic Disorders:
Surprising New Roles for Light-Based Disease Therapies”
Speaker: Richard A Lang
Director, Visual Systems Group
Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center


The evolution of plant and animal light-detecting systems have, over time, conferred adaptive advantages ---
the most obvious being animals’ ability to decode photon information for object-identification. The lightsensing
proteins that enable this feat of light-detection and mediate the body’s response to it, are called opsins.
Recently, new opsin-dependent light-sensing pathways have been discovered, which have impacts on non-visual
systems (e.g., skin, brain, fat cells, body rhythms, metabolism). After a review of the underlying developmental
biology, our speaker will describe these new opsin pathways; show how their disruption impacts health; and
explore design innovations in lighting systems to: prevent myopia, affecting more than 2 billion people
worldwide; and offer new treatment modalities for obesity, type 2 diabetes and other metabolic disorders.


To receive the Zoom link, please register by September 12th:

NEXT PRINCETON PROPELLER: Tuesday, October 12th, 2021 (7 P)

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Posted by tmswift about 1 year ago.


Charcuterie and Cheese Class presented by Olsson’s manager, Michele

Event: Charcuterie and Cheese Class presented by Olsson’s manager, Michele

Date: Saturday, October 9, 2021

Time: 6 – 7 pm

Venue: Zoom meeting

Cost: $50

RSVP to Mo Chen ’80 by October 1 for Zoom link and Olsson’s information

Minimum participants required: 6


Description of Event

This 45 min- 1 hour class will focus on the basics of charcuterie board making. Lead by the head cheese monger and manager from Olsson’s Fine foods, Michele, this class will take you through various cheeses, charcuterie items as well as accompaniments. Michele will also guide the class though any questions they have about cheese and she will give history and fun facts about cheeses.

This class is interactive and lead via Zoom. The class materials will be available for pick-up a few days before the class and will include pre- cut cheeses, sliced meats and other accompaniments including crackers, olives, fruit etc. Materials cannot be shipped. Princeton Delivery is available for $5 a kit in 08540 and 08542 and 08525

Michele will lead the class through making a charcuterie board that you can enjoy later (or during the class) with your favorite beverages.

The class is $50 a person and includes a Palm leave platter, (for $10 additional a wood cutting board will be included).

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Posted by mochenpa3 over 1 year ago.