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Curatorial Tour of "Gutenberg and After"

Curatorial Tour of "Gutenberg & After" at Firestone Library.  

Wednesday November 13, 2019; 6 to 8 pm at the Milberg Gallery; Firestone Library.  

Wine and Cheese will be served.  Free to PA3 dues-paying members and one guest per member


Bibliophile and philanthropist William H. Scheide '36 bequeathed to Princeton his rare book library, including one of the world's greatest collections of early European printing. Today, a new exhibition opens in the Ellen and Leonard Milberg Gallery, “Gutenberg & After: Europe’s First Printers 1450-1470,” showcasing the Scheide collection alongside treasures borrowed from nine leading institutions in the United Kingdom and North America.

The exhibition tells the story of the two decades that transformed text production and distribution across Europe. It is the first exhibition to focus on the inaugural years of the spread of printing.

The cornerstones of the exhibition are the Gutenberg Bible of 1455 and the 1457 Mainz Psalter, both from the Scheide Library. These two earliest datable printed books are contextualized by a careful selection of other early European printing that documents both Mainz printing even earlier than the Gutenberg Bible, and the spread of printing to other towns, including Strasbourg, Bamberg, Rome, Venice, and Paris.

More information about this unique exhibit: 

PUL's new exhibition "Gutenberg & After" showcases rare collections on early European printing from Scheide Library and nine other institutions

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Curatorial Tour of "Gutenberg and After" ( Wednesday, November 13, 2019 - 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM )
Location: Milberg Gallery; Firestone Library
Cost: Free

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2019 Annual Dinner and Meeting


Annual Dinner and Meeting

Wednesday, November 6, 2019

from 6 to 9 p.m.

at Springdale Golf Club in Princeton


PA3 is pleased and honored

 to welcome 

Rodney D. Priestley

Vice Dean for Innovation, Office of Dean of Research

Professor of Chemical and Biological Engineering

Associate Director of Princeton Center for Complex Materials

Princeton University


Professor Priestley will discuss:

 "Creating the Future:

Innovation at Princeton"


6pm - Registration & Reception

7pm - Dinner

including the 2019 Annual Meeting, Election of Officers and a Director, and Volunteer of the Year Award

8pm - Presentation

~~~ Festive Orange + Black Attire is encouraged ~~~

Dinner tickets:

$80/person - Dues-paying members and a guest, EACH

$95/person - others

Registrations must be received no later than

Wednesday, October 30, 2019

PayPal registration link below

Contact Arlen at with questions




Thank you

The Bank of Princeton

for your generous sponsorship

of our celebration!



Springdale Golf Club
1895 Clubhouse Drive, Princeton, NJ. 08540
(609) 921-8790


NJ ABC Permit #76797

(Registration for this event has closed.)
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Posted by frankederby 9 months ago.


First Friday Lunch - October 4, 2019

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

Joel Finkelstein *18, Director of the Network Contagion Research Institute (NCRI) in Princeton, NJ, joins the James Madison Program as a 2019-2020 Visiting Research Scholar.  NCRI deploys machine learning tools to track, expose, and combat the growing tide of hate and extremism on social media. His work on hate in social media has appeared on the Washington Post, the Wall Street Journal, NPR, CNN and other media outlets. 

Formerly a research fellow at the Anti-Defamation League Center on Extremism and a graduate fellow at the National Science Foundation, Joel received his Ph.D. from Princeton University where his doctoral work focused on the Psychology and Neuroscience of addiction behavior. He received his B.A. in Neuroscience and Behavior from University of California, Santa Cruz. During his time with the James Madison Program, he will research using quantitative methods to capture psychological, political, and linguistic markers of incitement in both modern and historical episodes of group-motivated hate and violence.

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

Specially 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 9am on the day of the luncheon.

Date: Friday, October 4, 2019
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:


>> Looking forward to seeing your orange and black! <<

First Friday Lunch Ticket
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Joel Finkelstein *18, presently Visiting Research Scholar in the James Madison Program, discusses his research on hate and extremism on social media.

Location: Nassau Club
Cost: $28 per person for members, $33 others
Organized by: Thomas Swift

Posted by tmswift 10 months ago.


October '19 Propeller












Please Join Us for Cocktails & Hors d’oeuvres




6 P, TUESDAY, October 8th, 2019


Speaker:  Will Watts

Director, Operations Engineering, Block Renovation

“Streamlining the Home Renovation Process:

A New Platform that Dovetails for Homeowners AND Contractors”


Few “things” mean more to us than our homes.  And, many of us have dreams, whether we act on them or not, to renovate these spaces and make them more truly ours.  But it’s often a navigational process fraught with pitfalls.   Where does one begin?  How much will it actually cost?  How long will it really take?  Who will:   vouch for the quality of the materials; vet the contractors; coordinate and manage the design, board approvals and construction planning?   Aerospace Engineer and Princeton alumnus Will Watts will address these questions and tell us how Block Renovation, a young Brooklyn-based company, couples new technologies with process innovations that bring order, clarity and tightness to home renovation.   In particular, he will showcase Block’s all-inclusive platform approach that has drastically simplified the process --- to benefit homeowners and contractors alike.

Registration Required via

NEXT PRINCETON PROPELLER:  Tuesday, November 12h (6 P)

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September '19 Propeller






Please Join Us for Cocktails & Hors d’oeuvres


6 P, TUESDAY, September 10th, 2019

Speaker:  Andrew Houck

Professor, Electrical Engineering

“Decoding the Realm(s) of Quantum Computing:
Tilting at Tackling the Computationally Infeasible”

Quantum Computing is poised to revolutionize myriad fields: cryptography, chemistry, medicine, optimization and machine learning. In contrast to familiar transistors, with a state 0 or 1, the quantum analog of a transistor or bit of information, aka a qubit, can be in a “superposition” of 0 and 1 simultaneously (e.g., 0 + 1, 0 - 1); and multiple qubits can be entangled, i.e., their states depend on each other. These two principles, superposition and entanglement, could enable powerful new algorithms to solve problems far beyond the capacity of today’s digital computing. Like the aviation term, “holding patterns,” maneuvers designed to delay something already in flight, while keeping it within a specified distance --- Quantum Computing may in the next decade bring such exciting new achievements as: factoring large numbers; allowing for RSA decryption; calculating binding energies of complex molecules; and solving large-scale brute-force problems. Andrew Houck, BSE Princeton 2000, PhD Harvard 2005, will introduce us to this strange new world and describe how it’s likely to transform ours.  

Registration Required via

NEXT PRINCETON PROPELLER:  Tuesday, October 8th (6 P)






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Posted by Dan 11 months ago.