March 29, 2020 - The PA3 and PWN of Princeton book clubs are joining forces to bring you a special discussion of Friendship: The Evolution, Biology, and Extraordinary Power of Life's Fundamental Bond with the book's author, Lydia Denworth '88 S87. The book, which was selected well before we found ourselves in the midst of a pandemic, takes on a new significance in this time of social distancing.
The discussion will take place via Zoom on Thursday, April 30 from 7:00-8:00 p.m.
If you would like to take part in this special author event, please email firstname.lastname@example.org to request the Zoom link. In the spirit of friendship, you are welcome to invite a friend to join in the discussion; please just let us know so we'll have an idea of how many people to expect.
To support a local retailer in these challenging times, participants are encouraged to purchase the book from Labyrinth Books in Princeton, which has generously agreed to extend a 10% discount and free shipping for this book if you order by phone (Tuesday-Saturday 11:00-4:00, 609-497-1600 x1). Labyrinth member discounts apply on both phone and online orders, as long as you use the email address associated with your membership.
Understanding the Science Behind the COVID-19 Pandemic – Critical Information to Make Informed Decisions
A special lecture by James (Jaime) Martiney '85 P'14
Wednesday, March 25, 2020
7:00-8:15 p.m. EDT via Zoom
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James (Jaime) Martiney '85 P14 earned his BA in Biology from Princeton and PhD in Experimental Pathology from Albert Einstein College of Medicine. Jaime has 30+ years of experience teaching STEM-related graduate-level, upper-level and intro-level courses for science, pre-health career, and non-science majors. Jaime served for fourteen years in the United States Navy Reserves, Medical Service Corps, achieving the rank of Lieutenant Commander, where he trained to strategically prepare and respond to biological warfare events, global pandemics and disaster preparedness. He was activated to Active Duty in 2003 and became a veteran during the Iraqi Freedom operations.
His military training and duties included:
He currently serves on the board of Association of Latino Princeton Alumni (ALPA) and regularly attends as many PA3 events as he can, including the book club.
March 13, 2020 -The PA3 book club will meet on Thursday, May 21, from 7:00-8:00 pm via Zoom.
If you would like to participate, please email email@example.com to request the Zoom link.
Our selection is:
Refuge, by Dina Nayeri '01
The PA3 book club meets on the last (usually) Thursday evening of each month (except July, August & December) from 7-8:30, in East Pyne or Frist under normal circumstances and via Zoom as long as the COVID-19 shutdown remains in place. Selections alternate, with occasional exceptions, between fiction and non-fiction, and the authors or books typically have a Princeton connection. Book club meetings are open to all PA3 members and their spouses/partners.
A list of book club selections can be found at https://princetonaaa.org/bookclub.
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.
Our speaker this month is Sarah Hutter, a Ph.D. Candidate in the Department of Psychology. Her topic will be adult learning and adaptation of skilled movement:
The ground was slippery today and I should have been unstable, but I was oblivious to any disruption as over two hundred muscles stretched and pushed, coordinating in a dance of computation to keep me walking as if nothing was different. Now, as I type, thirty-four muscles control the spacing, movement, and pressure of my fingers on the keyboard, and none of those muscles are in my fingers. I'll discuss the ingenious solutions that the motor system uses to minimize the impact of overwhelming complexity, and how we learn and adapt the motor skills necessary to navigate everyday life.
Here is Sarah's bio:
Sarah's primary research interest is the learning process in adults. In particular, she examines the role of strategic planning in the early formation of skilled movement. Housed in Psychology and in a joint program with the Neuroscience Institute, Sarah explores the intersection of cognitive psychology and the neurophysiology of movement through behavioral, computational, and neurological experimentation. She expects to complete her PhD defense in 2021, and is currently exploring career options both within and outside of the academy. Sarah is currently on the Executive Committee for the Council of the Princeton University Community and holds a University Administrative Fellowship with the Center for Career Development.
Priced at $28/person (or $32 if you choose not to pay PA3's annual dues). Lunch includes an appetizer, entree, dessert and coffee/tea. Wine/beer offered a la carte - select Enhanced Lunch Ticket on the PayPal button below.
Pre-registration is required, by 9 pm on the day prior to the luncheon (so that Nassau Club can properly prepare).
Date: Friday, March 6, 2020
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.
Registration (if not via Paypal) or questions: Send email to Tom Swift via: firstname.lastname@example.org
>> Looking forward to seeing you...in your orange and black! <<