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A Lecture by Howard Wainer, PhD *68, P07

 

GRAPHS AS POETRY

 C.J. Minard, W.E.B. Du Bois and the Great Migration

 

Wednesday, February 21, 2018 - 6-8pm

East Pyne Room 010, Princeton University campus

Wine & Cheese Reception at 6:00pm - Lecture at 6:30pm

Admission is free

Questions & pregistration: Lydia at activities@princetonaaa.org 


WEB Du Bois circle chart

 

Visual displays of empirical information are too often thought to be just compact summaries that, at their best, can clarify a muddled situation. This is partially true, as far as it goes, but it omits the magic.  We have long known that data visualization is an alchemist that can make good scientists great and transform great scientists into giants.   In this talk we will see that sometimes, albeit too rarely, the combination of critical questions addressed by important data and illuminated by evocative displays can achieve a transcendent, and often wholly unexpected, result. At their best, visualizations can communicate emotions and feelings in addition to cold, hard facts.   

 


Howard Wainer *68 P07, was on the faculty of The University of Chicago until 1977, was in Washington during the Carter administration; was Principal Research Scientist at the Educational Testing Service from 1980 until 2001; was Distinguished Research Scientist at the National Board of Medical Examiners and Professor of Statistics at The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania from 2001 until 2016. He is now in his post-employment career as statistician and author.

Dr. Wainer has been the recipient of many honors, among them: 

  • The E. F. Lindquist Award for Outstanding Research in Testing & Measurement, 
  • The Psychometric Society Lifetime Achievement Award, 
  • The Samuel J. Messick Award for Distinguished Scientific Contributions from the American Psychological Association,  and The Career Achievement Award from The National Council on Measurement and Evaluation.

He has published over 450 articles and chapters and 23 books. His most recent book is Truth or Truthiness: Distinguishing Fact from Fiction by Learning to Think like a Data Scientist, which was published by Cambridge University Press and was named “top 6 books of 2016” by the Financial Times of London. 

He is currently writing a history of statistical graphics in collaboration with Michael Friendly *71. It is tentatively entitled On The Origin of Graphic Species, and will be published by Harvard University Press.


 

Flow maps of  the Great Migration: Figurative maps showing the flows of non-white migrants in America, 1880–1940, using a design inspired by C.J. Minard


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Dr. Howard Wainer *68 P07 presents 'Graphs as Poetry: C.J. Minard, W.E.B. Du Bois and the Great Migration'

Location: East Pyne 010, Princeton campus
Cost: Free - Preregistration requested
Organized by: PA3

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First Friday Lunch - September 2018

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 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!  

Have a look at our impressive roster of previous luncheons


Mai Nguyen, PhD candidate in Psychology, will be the guest speaker.  How do we represent complex information in the brain over time and how do individual differences in understanding or behavior affect these neural representations? To answer these questions, Mai uses neuroimaging methods (fMRI) to measure brain activity while people are engaged in tasks such as watching movies, listening to stories, or even interacting with others. Her work generally shows that shared understanding is reflected in shared neural responses. 

Please join us.  As always, there is sure to be a lively discussion!


Specially priced at $25/person (or $30 if you choose not to pay PA3's annual dues).

Lunch includes three courses, a complementary soft drink and coffee/tea.  Wine/beer offered a la carte.

Pre-registration is preferred.

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



Date: Friday, September 7, 2018
Time: 12 noon - 2 pm
Location: Nassau Club, 6 Mercer St, Princeton, NJ
Nassau Club membership is not necessary to attend this event.
Dress is business casual.


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Mai Nguyen, PhD candidate in Psychology, will discuss representation of complex information in the brain over time.

Location: Nassau Club, 6 Mercer St, Princeton
Cost: $25/person dues-paying mbrs; $30 others
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First Friday Lunch - March 2018

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 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!  Have a look at our impressive roster of previous luncheons
 

Mayank Misra is a PhD candidate at the Woodrow Wilson School and the Levin Lab in the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology.  Mayank was formerly a civil rights lawyer in the High Courts of Delhi and Bombay, and the Supreme Court of India. He completed a masters in Public Administration from the Woodrow Wilson School in 2014, was a fellow at the New York Public Library, and consulted for the Open Society foundations, before returning to Princeton as a PhD student.

Mayank's research as an ecologist, focuses on the evolution of modularity in socio-ecological systems - or how human beings organize to endure in the face of shifting fortunes.

Axelrod and Hamilton suggested that every resource available to an individual is more readily available to cooperating individuals; and we see cooperation all around us. From the cells within our bodies, to near immortal ant colonies, lichen supra-organisms, and ecosystems arranged across scales in time and space, the story of life is one of cooperation writ large. 

In his talk Mayank will discuss socio-ecological systems in general, and his study system in the Banni grasslands in India in particular, tying together how the colonially inspired planting of a tree may have led to people behaving (and dressing) differently.  

Please join us.  As always, there is sure to be a lively discussion!

Specially priced at $25/person (or $30 if you choose not to pay PA3's annual dues), lunch includes three courses, a complementary soft drink and coffee/tea. [**Wine/beer offered a la carte**] 
Pre-registration is preferred.

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

Date: Friday, March 2, 2018
Time: 12 noon - 2 pm
Location: Nassau Club, 6 Mercer St, Princeton, NJ
Nassau Club membership is not necessary to attend this event.
Dress is business casual.


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Cost: $25/person dues-paying mbrs; $30 others
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First Friday Lunch - February 2018

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 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!  Have a look at our impressive roster of previous luncheons.

Japan

Nicholas M. Risteen is a PhD candidate in the History and Theory of Architecture, conducting a research project on post-disaster reconstruction in Japan between 1923 and 1964 that focuses on Tokyo and its cycles of ruin and renewal after earthquake, war, and reinvention under the specter of emergency.  His dissertation is titled "After the Disaster: Architecture and Emergency in Extraordinary Time". 

Please join us.  As always, there is sure to be a lively discussion!


Specially priced at $25/person (or $30 if you choose not to pay PA3's annual dues), lunch includes three courses, a complementary soft drink and coffee/tea. [**Wine/beer offered a la carte**] 
Pre-registration is preferred.

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

Date: Friday, February 2, 2018
Time: 12 noon - 2 pm
Location: Nassau Club, 6 Mercer St, Princeton, NJ
Nassau Club membership is not necessary to attend this event.
Dress is business casual.


First Friday Lunch Ticket
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Location: Nassau Club, 6 Mercer St, Princeton
Cost: $25/person-dues paying mbrs; $30 others
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February Propeller

PA3 INVITES YOU TO “SECOND TUESDAYS”

A PRINCETON PROPELLER EVENT

AT QUADRANGLE CLUB

FOR ENTREPRENEURS,

NAVIGATORS & THE CURIOUS

Please Join Us for Cocktails & Hors d’oeuvres

33 PROSPECT AVENUE – PRINCETON, NJ

6 P, TUESDAY, February 13th, 2017

Speaker: Alain L. Kornhauser, *71

Professor, Operations Research & Financial Engineering

Princeton University

“Autonomous Vehicles: Where Are We Going & How Will We Get There?

De-Fogging Your Shift from a Drive to a Trip”

Now that ubiquitous mobility for everyone is no longer a distant hypothetical, it’s time to consider the impacts of this coming transition on most of our lives. No one is better equipped to guide us through the complexities of this multi-faceted subject than Professor Alain Kornhauser, Faculty Chair of PAVE (Princeton Autonomous Vehicle Engineering). After introducing us to the terms; the technologies & role of deep learning; the major players & early adopters, his talk will explore economic/social costs & gains; the challenge of scaling; the milestones necessary for market acceptance --- and finally, the mechanics of managing it all.

Registration Required via propellers.princetonaaa.org

NEXT PRINCETON PROPELLER: Tuesday, March 13th (6 P)


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Cost: Donations Gratefully Accepted
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