Donate your old smart phone to Connect For COVID-19!
Help this unique service project go “viral”
Imagine you are alone in a hospital, in quarantine, and you can’t even connect with family and friends because you don’t have a smart phone…
At virus hotspots across the country, countless patients - especially elderly and low-income - are suffering in social isolation without a smart device to stay connected to their families and communities. Sunny Sandhu (class of 2020) has come up with a wonderful service project, "Connect for COVID-19", and he has enlisted his classmates and alumni to help him.
“Connect for COVID-19” (www.connectforcovid19.com) collects donations of smart devices (smartphones, tablets, laptops, spare chargers, unused earbuds) from individuals and organizations. These donations give digital access for vulnerable populations (seniors, low-income, etc.) helping tackle the social isolation of COVID-19 patients in hospitals and other care facilities. These donations also enable remote access for medical staff on the frontlines. These intrepid, masked students work with hospitals and nursing homes across the country to ensure donated devices go to the people that need it most as they fight COVID-19.
It's so easy - fill out a form, take a photo of your devices and chargers, and then volunteers come to your house to pick up the devices. Yeah, in the Princeton area they make it ridiculously easy. They make it contact free too.
For outside the Princeton area, if you submit the donation form online, they will provide donation mailing instructions.
“Connect for COVID-19” needs phones no older than iPhone 6. Any phone that can handle Facebook and WhatsApp and text messaging. They need iPads and laptops. They need power cords, chargers, unused earbuds. They need money to buy chargers because most people don’t donate those. The device can't have any cracks and must still be working for the donation to be effective.
Security of data? There are instructions on line on how to wipe your device of data, and then the students have tech volunteers who continue to wipe out your data if you missed something.
“Connect for COVID-19” is in contact with hospitals all over New Jersey. The nurses help the seniors learn how to use the phones if that is a problem. The devices break the social isolation that many older folks and all COVID-19 patients are experiencing. This way the donation recipient can see family and friends at time where this matters more than ever.
Three ways to help:
Donate devices and power cords and chargers -
Spread the Word -
Share this website with your social networks, friends and family
Donate money through the GoFundMe campaign -
For more details, and coordinating corporate donations, please reach out to Sunny himself:
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LIFE Magazine’s Photojournalism and the American Century
The Princeton University Art Museum presents: LIFE Magazine’s Photojournalism and the American Century
Join us for a live webinar roundtable with Princeton faculty members Jeremy Adelman (History), Thomas Y. Levin (German), and Katherine Hill Reischl (Slavic) and the prize-winning documentary photographer Susan Meiselas as they discuss how Life used photographs in its weekly publication, from 1936 to 1972, as a way to establish its view of the world as a first draft of history.
Consider, for example, coverage of the liberation of Nazi concentration camps at the end of World War II: what did it mean for Life to publish six pages full of detailed, horrible photographs in the midst of a weekly issue dedicated to “The German People”? Another ready example is a story Life undertook at the behest of the Kennedy administration to try to curtail the global spread of Communism in the face of poverty.
Was Life merely playing the imperialist, or are such global exchanges the basis of something more lasting?
Join the live roundtable at https://princeton.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_UkCswNgJR3KndXYvrGtyKg. (when prompted, click to sign in as “attendee”)
This roundtable is held in conjunction with the exhibition LIFE Magazine and the Power of Photography and made possible in part by support from the Humanities Council’s David A. Gardner ’69 Magic Project, Princeton University. Moderated by Katherine A. Bussard, the Peter C. Bunnell Curator of Photography.
PU Art Museum Virtual Roundtable: Life Magazine (
Wednesday, April 22, 2020 - 5:30 PM to
Organized by: PU Art Museum
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First Friday Lunch Alternative
Take a break during your workday and join us for a virtual Research on the Road lunch and learn series. Research on the Road is an exciting, first-of-its-kind series bringing cutting-edge research conducted by Princeton graduate students to the wider alumni community. Each series event will take place at noon ET.
April 16: Leon Wang, Chemical and Biological Engineering
April 23: James Loy, Physics
April 30: Tianxia Xiao, Chemistry
You can find more information on our speakers and can RSVP here.
First Friday Lunch Alternatives (
Thursday, April 16, 2020 - 12:00 PM to
Organized by: The Graduate School
First Friday Lunch Alternative: Research on the Virtual Road (
Thursday, April 30, 2020 - 12:00 PM to
Organized by: Graduate School
Posted by tmswift 11 months ago.
Princeton Alumni Angels Inaugural Virtual Pitch Event
Join for Princeton Alumni Angels'
Inaugural Virtual Pitch Event
Thursday, April 23rd @ 6:30pm EDT
RSVP HERE NOW
Princeton Alumni Angels (PAA) is proud to roll out our inaugural virtual pitch event on April 23! You'll be able to engage with exciting startups where ever you are and we can all maintain required physical distancing protocols.
Once again, PAA received more than 100 applications! More than 60 alumni volunteer screeners from both coasts -- and points in-between -- played a role in the review process.
Moving to a virtual format allows us to respond to one of the most consistent bits of feedback -- PAA doesn't offer enough companies to the opportunity to pitch.
So we selected 12 high-potential companies and, in addition to our April 23rd event, we will hold pitch events on May 20th and June 18th. Each pitch event will feature four exciting and innovative startups and each event will have a unique theme to ensure we have a great breadth of strong companies.
Like other pitch nights, these events will be limited to accredited investors.
We encourage all Princetonians with an interest in entrepreneurship and innovation to join for the virtual pitch event, where ever you reside!
Register NOW for the April 23 virtual pitch event. More details are on the Eventbrite registration page.
RSVP HERE NOW and take advantage of special early bird pricing of $30 through Sunday April 19th. The full price is $40.
PA of New York City
c/o Alumni Affairs, Princeton University
Princeton, New Jersey 08540
United States of America
Princeton Alumni Angel's Virtual Pitch Event (
Thursday, April 23, 2020 - 6:30 PM to
Organized by: PANYC and PAA
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April 2020 Propeller
PA3 INVITES YOU TO “SECOND TUESDAYS”
A PRINCETON PROPELLER EVENT
NAVIGATORS & THE CURIOUS
Please Join Us for Cocktails & Hors d’oeuvres
Wherever You Are
Speaker: Andrew Voros, CEO, PrevenTive Conservation, LLC
Topic: Photocatalysis & Pandemics: Bringing to Light a New Approach
Photocatalytic oxidation is a light-driven process that dismantles organic molecules on treated surfaces. These include human respiratory hazards caused by combustion and those of biologic origin. While standard treatments of chlorine, peroxides and ammonia kill coronavirus on surfaces, the disinfection lasts only until the next person contaminates it. The CDC has recently determined that an optimized oxidizing agent effective on MRSA and other iatrogenic diseases is also effective on COVID-19. Andrew will discuss these technologies, the science behind them, and the stabilized chlorine dioxide application that his company is making commercially available in the next 30–90 days.
In keeping with pandemic-generated distancing protocols, PA3 and Quadrangle Club are pleased to bring you our first “online Propeller.” So, fasten your intellectual seat belts, pour a libation and toast to loved ones & learning --- even in the midst of perplexity.
This video will be posted online as soon as available. To ensure that you receive notice of that posting, please register here. For information about Propellers generally, please visit propellers.princetonaaa.org.
April Princeton Propellers (
Thursday, April 30, 2020 - 12:00 PM to
Location: Online, Date TBD
Cost: Free, Donations Gratefully Accepted
Organized by: Princeton Area Alumni Association
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