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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.

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First Friday Lunch ( Friday, June 7, 2013 - 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM )

Jon Gudmundsson, fifth year Graduate Student in the Physics Department, will talk about the recent cosmological results from the Planck Mission.

Location: Nassau Club, 6 Mercer St., Princeton
Cost: $25 dues-paying members; $30 others
Organized by: PA3

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Emerging Alumni Scholars Award Program

The Alumni Council's Committee on Academic Programs for Alumni (CAPA) is proud to sponsor the 2013 Emerging Alumni Scholars Award Program, which will honor three outstanding graduate students and introduce their work to Princeton's alumni and campus community. 

The three recipients have all accepted the honor and are looking forward to presenting fifteen-minute talks on their research and taking questions from attendees in this special event on April 30. The three honorees and their presentation titles are:

  • Brian Ell, Molecular Biology, "Small RNAs as novel therapeutics for bone metastasis"
  • Ilissa Ocko, Atmospheric and Oceanic Studies, "How tiny particles in the atmosphere change temperature, rainfall, and the transport of heat"
  • Manu Sebastian Mannoor, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, "Bionic nanosensors"
This special event, introduced by Dean Russel, will be held on Tuesday, April 30 at 7:30 p.m. in 219 Aaron Burr Hall. These presentations are meant for a general audience and a brief dessert reception will follow, giving you the opportunity to interact with these exceptional students. 

We hope to see you there!

The Alumni Education Team
Office of the Alumni Association
alumnied@princeton.edu
609.258.8230 

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PA3 Wins ACE Award for Excellence in Communication

The Princeton Area Alumni Association won the Alumni Council's ACE Award for Excellence in Communication!

Pictured below are Henry Von Kohorn '66, President of the Alumni Association, Sara Hastings '09, PA3's secretary, and Daniel Hayes-Patterson '09, PA3's technology chair.


The full write up of the award is as follows:


To the Princeton Area Alumni Association


It was 2008. The Princeton Area Alumni Association (PA3) had lain dormant for ten years. General consensus was that with the University and its manifold attractions in the backyard, Princeton-area alumni didn’t need an active organization to bring them together. And trying to persuade them otherwise involved a mass communication plan that was unsustainable. The PA3 was doomed.

Not so, believed a hardy band who were undaunted. Yes, a solid communications plan was essential to inform and engage area alumni. And now it was doable, with new technologies at hand. A simple blog-style website was created; a monthly broadcast e-newsletter was initiated; Facebook, and later Twitter, were added to the arsenal.

Communication was re-established, was effective, and yet somehow lacked energy. Enter the dynamic duo of Dan Hayes-Patterson ’09 and fiancee Sara Hastings ’09. In 2011, Dan was elected PA3’s Technology Chair and Sara its Secretary. The communications “dream team” was born.

Computer programmer Dan created a dynamic website so easy to use that even “non-techies” could post content with ease and with automatic prompts to post on Facebook and Twitter. Each page has a “Share” button. A multi-pronged communications approach came alive.

Sara oversees the content of communications, and the new website’s homepage reveals the wealth of material now generated. Information about community service, social activities, and careers. News and networking. Photos and fun. E-newsletters link to the site and the site in turn archives the e-newsletters. With PayPal, registering for events or ordering a PA3 t-shirt is just a click away. No surprise that website visits increased over 100% in a same-period comparison between 2011 and 2012, and dues paying membership has grown.

Through its revitalized communications, anchored by a dynamic website, and with its many opportunities for fellowship, the PA3 serves as a welcome companion not competitor to the best old place of all. The University benefits right along with the PA3’s membership of undergraduate and graduate alumni, parents of current and former students, and surviving partners of alumni. We are delighted to award the Princeton Area Alumni Association with the Alumni Council’s ACE Award for excellence in communications.

Alumni Council Alumni Relations & Communications Committee
Presented on 23 April 2013

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PA3 Theater Event - The Winter's Tale


A Sunday afternoon at McCarter Theater

!!! Book your tickets now !!!
PA3's allocated seats will be released to the general public on Wednesday.

SUNDAY, APRIL 7th, 2013

Pre-Show Talk and Performance of

The Winter's Tale

by William Shakespeare

PA3 is honored to have
Leonard Barkan, Class of 1943 University Professor
& Chair of the Department of Comparative Literature

join us before the performance to talk about the play.

SCHEDULE
1:00pm - registration at Lockwood Lobby of McCarter Theater
mingle with guests while enjoying dessert reception and cash bar
1:10pm - presentation by Professor Barkan
1:30pm - Q&A 
1:40pm - wrap up Q&A, have some more desserts, freshen up, take seats in theater
2:00pm - The Winter's Tale - curtain up

The theater is hosting a Dialogue on Drama session after the performance, to which patrons are invited.

TICKETS
McCarter Theater has reserved a block of seats for PA3 and are offering them at a discounted price.  Purchase tickets directly on McCarter's website for $40 each.  Be sure to enter Promotion Code ALUMNI for this rate and seating.  This price includes the PA3 Pre-Show Talk, desserts, ticket and post-show Dialogue on Drama.

QUESTIONS
Contact Lydia Zaininger '83 with any questions.


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The Winter's Tale at McCarter Theater ( Sunday, April 7, 2013 - 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM )

Leonard Barkan, Class of 1943 University Professor and Chair of the Department of Comparative Literature at Princeton University, has graciously agreed to join PA3 prior to the performance to talk with us about The Winter's Tale.

McCarter Theater is hosting a Dialogue on Drama session after the performance, to which all patrons are invited.

* Ticket price includes: Pre-Show Talk, Dessert Reception and discounted Orchestra B seat and Dialogue on Drama.

Location: McCarter Theater, Princeton
Cost: $40/ticket *
Organized by: PA3 & McCarter Theater

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First Friday Lunch with Jason McSheene, PhD Candidate in Molecular Biology

FIRST FRIDAY LUNCH AT THE NASSAU CLUB - APRIL 5th, 2013

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 will be joined by Jason McSheene, a PhD candidate in the Molecular Biology Department. 
  Jason's work focuses on developmental biology.  His research focuses on the mechanisms by which embryos are able to generate the break in left-right symmetry and convert it into biochemical messages that influence heart morphogenesis.

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, April 5th, 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 . 


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First Friday Lunch ( Friday, April 5, 2013 - 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM )

JASON MCSHEENE, PHD CANDIDATE IN MOLECULAR BIOLOGY, WILL DISCUSS HIS WORK IN DEVELOPMENT BIOLOGY.

Location: Nassau Club, 6 Mercer St, Princeton
Cost: $25 for dues-paying members; $30 for others
Organized by: PA3

Posted by lydia almost 9 years ago.

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