Princeton Area Alumni Association

Social Activities

This committee strives to organize and host events that appeal to a wide range of Princeton alumni. (More)
Please help support the PA3 by paying your 2022/2023 annual dues today!
Comment on Post

0 (max 2000)

Climate Change Tiger Talk 5/18/11

About 50 alumni and friends attended the Tiger Talk regarding Climate Change on 5/18/11.  The three panelists gave an excellent balanced discussion of the debate on climate change and its ramifications. Many attending had questions for the panelists, and a good night was had by all.  Thank you for those who attended and for the wonderful feedback that we have received.

Img_4774 Img_4775 Img_4776
Posted by Princeton AAA over 11 years ago.


Tiger Talk: Climate Change

The Princeton Area Alumni Association would like to invite all local alumni, parents, grad students and friends to:

Is Climate Change Up for Debate?

Featuring these outstanding panelists:

David Crane ’81, CEO of NRG Energy Inc.

Freeman Dyson, physicist and mathematician, The Institute for Advanced Study

Hiram "Chip" Levy II, Senior Research Scientist - Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory/NOAA on Princeton's Forrestal Campus

The panel will be moderated by George Bustin '70.

After a lively discussion and debate on charter schools in suburbia at its last Tiger Talk, PA3 is switching gears for a Tiger Talk on another heated issue: climate change. 

Humans have long suspected that their activities alter the climate they live in. Ancient Greeks, for example, wondered if cutting down trees would affect rainfall. With the discovery of the greenhouse effect in the early 19th century, climate change emerged as an area of more formal scientific inquiry. By the 1950s, scientists largely believed that human activity could influence climate but were unsure if it would have a net cooling or warming effect. The prevailing opinion that human activity caused global warming emerged by the 1970s. Yet despite humans' long history of questioning their effect on climate, a debate still rages among scientists: Is the earth warming, and is man causing it? Can we or should we stop it? How can we prepare? 

Following their comments, the panelists will be available for questions from attendees or other panelists.
We ask attendees to respect the fact that this event is an 'off the record' discussion for PA3 members and their guests.

May 18th, 2011
7 PM – 9 PM

The Convocation Room
at The Friend Center
 Princeton University School of Engineering
(corner of Olden and William Streets)
- - -

Dessert buffet and coffee/tea included
Ticket price: $10 per person
Please RSVP below
Reservations will be held at the door

Related Events

Tiger Talk: Climate Change ( Wednesday, May 18, 2011 - 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM )
Location: Friend Center - Princeton University Campus
Cost: $10
Organized by: PA3

Posted by Princeton AAA over 11 years ago.


First Friday Lunch at the Nassau Club - May 6th, 2011

Join us for First Fridays, a monthly recurring event for undergraduate and graduate Princeton alumni.  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.

This month's lunch features Wenzhe Cao, graduate student in the Electrical Engineering Department, discussing her research into "digital skin."  She is working on developing a type of electrode that can retain electrical functionality under large mechanical deformation.  This type of electrode is extremely useful in biomedical applications, due to its soft and pliable nature.  
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 your orange and black!

Date: Friday, May 6th
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

To RSVP, please use PayPal below:

Lunch Reservation
Related Events

First Friday Lunch at the Nassau Club ( Friday, May 6, 2011 - 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM )
Location: Nassau Club, Princeton
Cost: $25 for dues payers, $30 for others
Organized by: PA3

Posted by Princeton AAA over 11 years ago.


Tiger Talks

Discussions of Interesting Topics with Alumni Experts and Friends.

For each Talk, a few panelist experts will be on hand to start the conversation.  People with levels of expertise and perspective are welcome to chime-in, ask questions, and/or listen to others.   The Talks are intended to be both educational and casual.

February 5, 2011: Charter Schools in Suburbia
May 18, 2011: Climate Change
September 2011: Tiger Mothers - A Discussion of Ivy League Parenting Styles

Check the PA3 event calendar for details and to RSVP for upcoming Tiger Talks.  

Tiger Talks are intended to be scheduled quarterly or whenever an interesting topic or panelist arises.  Your suggestions are welcome!

Posted by Princeton AAA over 11 years ago.


Dues-Payers' Reception and Dinner at the Graduate College

Talk and Reception for PA3 Dues Payers followed by dinner at Procter Hall of the Graduate College
Hosted by Dean Russel, Graduate Dean, at Wyman House
Featured speaker: Professor Jeroen Tromp, an expert on earthquakes
Tuesday, May 10
5:30 Reception at Wyman House
6:15 Dinner at Procter Hall
If there is interest, a post-dinner tour of the Grad College will be arranged.

This event is FREE and exclusive for dues-paying members of PA3.  Please email Fouad Masrieh *69 if you are unsure of your 2010/2011 dues payment status. 

Please RSVP to Cathy Haught *05.  Spaces are limited, so a wait list will be created if necessary.

Special thanks for the Graduate Dean's office for providing and funding this fabulous, exclusive event for local alumni!

Related Events

Reception and Dinner at Grad College ( Tuesday, May 10, 2011 - 5:30 PM to 8:30 PM )
Location: Wyman House and Procter Hall
Cost: Free for dues payers
Organized by: PA3

Posted by Princeton AAA over 11 years ago.