Cost: If you choose to buy the wine, $75 plus tax for four bottles of Loire Valley wine. You may buy as few or as many bottles as you wish.
For Zoom instructions, RSVP with affiliation by Tues. Feb. 2 to Mo Chen ’80 at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Seats (Screens): 100 due to Zoom license limitations
One of our members has arranged with Public Wines, 23 Witherspoon St., to do a wine tasting for us. Our certified Sommelier and educator for the evening will be Sebastian Koncurat, who has 20 years of experience in the wine and culinary industries.
Here is the link about the four Loire Valley wines and how to purchase them http://bit.ly/PublicWinePA3Feb4. Please purchase or reserve wines by noon, Monday, Feb. 1. 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.
Optional Cheese Pairings suggested by Sebastian:
VBC Aged Couple: This is goat milk-based cheese from Vermont. Inspired by the traditional Crottin de Chavignol' Loire Valley cheese, it has a wrinkly edible rind and shows herbal earthy flavors. Flavour profile is ideal to pair with the Sauvignon Blanc from Menetou-Salon AOC made by Pierre Clement.
Baechler Truffle Raclette: Sourced from cow milk from the French wine region of Aquitania, this is a medium soft cheese. Very aromatic, this cheese is packed with flavours of dried fruit, toasted almonds and black truffles. Ideal to accompany the Pineau D'Aunis Rose wine made by Domaine Brazilier in the area of Coteaux de Vendemois AOC.
Morbiere: Made from unpasteurized raw cow milk from the North East region of Jura in France, this is a semi-firm cheese showing nutty, fruity and slightly sweet flavors. Ideal pairing with the Pinot Noir from Sancerre made by Daniel Crochet.
Comte: Made from unpasteurized raw cow milk, this is the oldest of all regulated cheeses in France. It has a medium hard texture with a nutty and earthy note along with a spicy and savory finish. Ideal pairing with the Cabernet Franc based red from Anjou AOC made by Chateau Soucherie
The cheeses can be found at Olsson's Fine Foods in Princeton or wherever fine cheeses are sold.
Loire Valley Wine Tasting (
Thursday, February 4, 2021 - 7:00 PM to
Cost: Optional wine cost $75
Organized by: PA3
The Role That Medical Education Can Play in Helping Doctors Identify & Manage Their Implicit Biases to Improve Health Care Outcomes (
Wednesday, March 24, 2021 - 7:00 PM to
Princeton Area Alumni Association (PA3) is pleased to present
“ The Role That Medical Education Can Play in Helping Doctors Identify & Manage Their Implicit Biases to Improve Health Care Outcomes”
David S. Kountz, MD, MBA ’81
Co-Chief Academic Officer, Hackensack Meridian Health
Professor and Associate Dean, Diversity & Equity, Hackensack Meridian School of Medicine
Wednesday, March 24, 2021
7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Please register for Zoom link: http://bit.ly/PA3Kountz81
Assistant Professor of Politics and International Affairs,
Princeton School of Public and International Affairs, Princeton University
Jointly sponsored by Princeton Area Alumni Association and
the Association of Asian American Alumni of Princeton
Rory Truex's research focuses on Chinese politics and theories of authoritarian rule. His book Making Autocracy Work: Representation and Responsiveness in Modern China investigates the nature of representation in authoritarian systems, specifically the politics surrounding China's National People's Congress (NPC). He argues that the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) is engineering a system of “representation within bounds” in the NPC, fostering information revelation but silencing political activism. Original data on deputy backgrounds and behaviors is used to explore the nature of representation, policymaking, and incentives in this constrained system.
His research on Chinese politics has been published in the American Political Science Review, Journal of Politics, Journal of Conflict Resolution, Comparative Political Studies, China Quarterly, and has been featured in The Wall Street Journal and The New York Times. Current projects explore how Chinese citizens evaluate their political system, the relationship between media bias and credibility in non-democracies, and patterns in dissident behavior and punishment.
Body-mind and Body Training for Cancer Fighters and Survivors
BE STRONG: BE A HERO
Strengthen your health and become a HERO to fight cancer through a study at The Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey. Our study examines the effects of body and body-mind training on the health of cancer fighters and survivors. Men of all physical activity levels may take part. Payment is provided for those who participate.
To see if you qualify, call us at 732-258-6045, or e-mail ProjectHERO@cinj.rutgers.edu
You may qualify if you:
• Have ever been diagnosed with cancer
• Are age 55 or older
All participants will be asked to complete surveys and assessments. Some participants may be assigned to body or body-mind training classes (you may bring an adult companion too).
7 P, EASTERN TIME (USA) -- Moved to TUESDAY, April 13th, 2021
“How AI is Empowering a Non-Collision Driving World: Possibilities, Limitations & Next Steps”
Speaker: Artur Filipowicz, Chief Technical Officer, Soterea
Since 2012, training of deep learning algorithms on large datasets using GPUs has powered another AI revolution. This combination of technologies has been applied, with various levels of success, to everything from driving to summarizing legal documents. What is behind this revolution? How can it make current vehicles safer? What is left to do for cars to be fully autonomous? While deep learning can solve some problems with perception and control, it introduces additional difficulties associated with data collection and testing. Soterea has been developing collision avoidance systems for commercial vehicles since 2014. Since that time, its systems have traveled more than 1 billion kilometers on over 100 different models of vehicles. Its CTO, Artur Filipowicz ’17, will explain how collision avoidance technologies and AI intersect and pave the way for autonomous vehicles. There will be ample time for Q & A, with priority given to viewer questions submitted in advance to: email@example.com.
ZOOM LINK will be sent to the first 300 who register at propellers.princetonaaa.org
NEXT PRINCETON PROPELLER: TBA
April (was February) 2021 Propeller (
Tuesday, April 13, 2021 - 7:00 PM to
Cost: Donations welcome
Organized by: BFG
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