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First Friday Lunch - Oct 4

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 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 presents his/her work to the group in this informal setting.  Topics vary monthly and are always interesting!


This month, we are joined by Matthew Howard, a regular at PA3 events and a grad student in Molecular Biology.
In pre-Halloween fashion, he will speak about BRAINS! Areas in the brain talk to one another via connections existing between brain cells.  Some viruses capable of infecting brain cells can travel along these lines of communication.  When engineered to give off fluorescence these viruses can be used as tracers, allowing scientists to visualize connections in the brain as they travel. In areas of the brain associated with autism, such as the cerebellum, identifying and understanding disorder-relevant "neural networks" using these tracers in a mouse model will likely lead to greater progress in characterizing the human disorder. 


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 4, 2013
Time: 12 noon - 2:00 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 .


Lunch Reservation
Nassauclubphoto Matt_howard Pickled-brains-cauliflower-recipe-mslo1011-lg
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Oral History Project: Blacks in the Ivy League

All alumni are welcome to a kickoff oral history event, Oral History Project: Blacks in the Ivy League, from 1-3pm on the Friday of Reunions (May 31) at Chancellor Green in the Rotunda and Upper Hyphen. Participate in the telling and recording of memories and experiences of Black undergraduate and graduate alumni and staff at Princeton (as well as at other Ivy League institutions they may have attended). Refreshments will be served.

This event is sponsored by the Princeton Area Alumni Association, the Association of Black Princeton Alumni, and the Alumni Council Committee on Princetoniana.

Contact:
Cheryl L. Rowe-Rendleman, '81 crowerendleman@rocketmail.com
Tom Swift '76 tcmswift@comcast.net

General Information: princetonareaalumni@gmail.com

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First Friday Lunch - Andra Geana - Psychology Dept

First Friday Lunch - Andra Geana, third year graduate student in Psychology will discuss her work

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 University PhD candidate will present his/her work to the group in this informal setting.  Topics vary monthly and are always interesting!

This month, we will be joined by Andra Geana, a third year graduate student in the Psychology Department.  The topic of her talk is, "Risk and Ambiguity in Human Decision Making." She will discuss how we weigh these two factors when we decide how to explore our environment and how the brain handles those decision processes.  

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, June 7th, 2013
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.

Lunch Reservation
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PA3 welcomed Jason McSheene, a PhD candidate in the Molecular Biology department at our First Friday lunch at the Nassau Club on April 5th, 2013.  The group was riveted by Jason's description of, among other things, the development of the zebrafish embryo.  To get a sense of how this development looks, Jason recommended watching http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eQNxHGpK7Wc.  He also described for the group the importance of the Nodal gene and how it is expressed in left-right patterning.  The following schematic provides more detail.

Left-Right Patterning

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Jason also mentioned Professor Bonnie Bassler's fascinating work and suggested watching her TED Talk on bacterial communication at  http://www.ted.com/talks/bonnie_bassler_on_how_bacteria_communicate.html .

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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 University PhD candidate will present his/her work to the group in this informal setting.  Topics vary monthly and are always interesting!

This month, we will be joined by Jon Gudmundsson, a fifth year graduate student in the Department of Physics.  Jon will talk with us about the recent cosmological results from the Planck Mission, an experiment designed to study the cosmic microwave background radiation of the universe, namely the relic radiation from the big bang.  The data reveal the structure of the universe over a vast range of angular scales and frequencies and have opened new avenues of research for astrophysicists.  Jon will discuss what we have learned from the Planck data and will describe ongoing efforts in the field.  Read this NY Times article for more information on the Planck Mission.


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, May 3rd, 2013
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.

Lunch Reservation
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Cost: $25 dues-paying members; $30 others
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