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Private PA3 Member Tour of Firestone Library Exhibitions

On Tuesday, November 22nd, from 5:30 to 7 pm, the Princeton University Library will host a special evening for members of the PA3.

The agenda includes:

These exhibits are generally only open until 5 pm, so this represents a great opportunity for local alumni to view these very interesting exhibits. Wine and cheese will be available from 5:30 onwards; the tours will start at 6 pm.

Spaces are limited (the PA3 event at the Art Museum recently was highly oversubscribed), so please reserve a spot by emailing: princetonareaalumni@gmail.com.

The event is open to all PA3 members and guests; priority will be given to PA3 dues-paying members.

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First Friday Lunch - November 4th, 2011

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 buffet at the Nassau Club in downtown Princeton.  As a special bonus for PA3, a Princeton PhD candidate will present his/her work to the group in this informal setting.  Topics vary monthly and are always interesting!

In November, we will be joined by Sarit Kattan Gribetz ’06 and 5th Year Grad Student in the Religion Department.  Sarit will discuss her work on the history of Jews, Christians and Pagans in antiquity and the way in which ancient religious societies structured their time and thought about time in abstract and concrete ways.  Read more about Sarit here.



Specially priced at $25/person (or $30 if you choose not to pay PA3's annual dues), lunch includes the Nassau Club’s full buffet as well as a complementary beverage (wine, beer, soft drink). Pre-registration is required. 

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

Date: Friday, November 4th, 2011 
Time: 12 noon - 2 pm
Location: Nassau Club, 6 Mercer St, Princeton, NJ
Nassau Club membership is not necessary to attend this event.
For more information, contact Lydia Zaininger '83 .

To pay dues, please return to the main page and click on the link for 'Membership - pay your dues' on the left side of the page.

To RSVP for the First Friday, please use PayPal below: 

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LGBT Focus Group Dinner in Princeton on October 2

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Princeton University will host a conference on campus on April 11-13, 2013 to engage Princeton’s LGBT and ally alumni and to celebrate the contributions they have made to the University and to their communities. To help plan for the conference, focus groups conversations are being held across the country. A dinner will be held in Princeton on Tuesday, October 2 at the Palmer House, 1 Bayard Lane, from 6:30-9:00 p.m., hosted by Peter Lighte *81, Fiona Miller ’09, and Elise Wright ’83. Be our guest for dinner and share your ideas about what would make for an engaging three-day conference. Space is limited. Please RSVP to Lottie Gan at the Office of the Alumni Association at alumnievents@princeton.edu or (609) 258-9419.
 

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Tiger Talk: Tiger Mothers

Join PA3 for the next installment of the Tiger Talk Panel Discussions, featuring discussion of "Tiger Mothers: At What Cost are We Princeton Tigers?"  

Wednesday, September 21st
7:00 - 9:00
Friend Center, Room 006, Princeton Campus
Light refreshments will be provided
Please RSVP below
Reservations will be held at the door

Are Ivy-League parents too pushy?  Were you pushed to get where you are today?  Amy Chua's book
Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother spurred a national debate about (and a lot of animosity toward) "Chinese" parents.  But, this discussion (and title) works well for a discussion of Princeton parents - the true Tiger parents. 


Guest panelists include Todd W. Kent PhD '83 S83 P11 and Joan Ruddiman EdD P00. 


Todd Kent, PhD
Todd Kent is the Associate Director of the Program in Teacher Preparation and is Director of the Teacher Certificate Program. He joined Teacher Prep in 1997 and teaches the program’s introductory course, the Seminar in Student Learning and Methods for Teaching (TPP 301). He supervises student teachers in math, science, and social studies.  Todd earned a doctorate in educational evaluation and a master's degree in the social foundations of education from the Curry School of Education at the University of Virginia, and he graduated from Princeton University with an A.B. in economics.

Todd's perspective is that parents have become increasingly intrusive into their children's lives, with probable short term gains in outcomes (do Type A parents help kids get into better colleges -- probably), but possible long-term costs in terms of emotional development (increased stress as children, devastation when they don't get into their top choice school, possible interference in development of autonomy and independent decision making).  I'd talk from the perspective as a coach (in terms of parent behavior I observe on the sidelines as a metaphor for the larger issue) and as an educator (I'll talk about working with our own student teachers, where we ask the cooperating teachers to step back and let student teachers make, and learn, from mistakes).  A lot of what I would say is anecdotal and observational, but I have a little research that I can introduce from some colleagues at Middlebury on how frequently college students are in touch with parents.

Joan Ruddiman, EdD
Joan Ruddiman is the K-12 gifted and talented specialist for West Windsor Plainsboro School District.  She has served as editor of the New Jersey Association for Gifted Children’s Promise and as co-chair of the 2009 state conference. She publishes and presents widely on a variety of literacy and gifted topics, and has been honored as a Governor’s Teacher of the Year, and by the NHD state and national programs. Joan earned an M.Ed. from Rutgers University, and a doctorate in Curriculum and Teaching from Teachers College, Columbia.

Joan will speak to “the competencies,” which come from Partnership for 21st Century Skills.  Parents actually thwart the development of “self-directed learner” and “problem solver” by being overly involved.  Yet, several studies confirm that parents are the most important influence in their children’s lives.  So how to juggle that balance?   As a teacher and a parent (and a Type A personality!), I believe parents can help build the skills necessary for their children to be highly competent adults.



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First Friday - Oct 7th

First Fridays are back!

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 buffet at the Nassau Club in downtown Princeton.  As a special bonus for PA3, a Princeton PhD candidate will present his/her work to the group in this informal setting.  Topics vary monthly, but are always interesting!

October features Taniecea Arceneaux, a 5th year graduate student in the Program in Applied and Computational Mathematics.  She will be speaking about her research in 'Resilience of Social Networks with Multiple Relations.'

Specially priced at $25/person (or $30 if you choose not to pay PA3's annual dues), lunch includes the Nassau Club’s full buffet as well as a complementary beverage (wine, beer, soft drink). Pre-registration is required. 

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

Date: Friday, October 7th, 2011 
Time: 12 noon - 2pm
Location: Nassau Club, 6 Mercer St, Princeton, NJ
Nassau Club membership is not necessary to attend this event.
For more information, contact Lydia Zaininger '83 at activities@princetonaaa.org.

To pay dues, please return to the main page and click on the link for 'Membership - pay your dues' on the left side of the page.

To RSVP for the First Friday, please use PayPal below: 

Lunch Reservation
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