Princeton Comment’s Calendar Picks


Marie Savard MD, ABC’s medical contributor, traded the sleepless nights of on-call patient care for middle-of-the night trips from Philadelphia to New York for regular appearances on “Good Morning America” and is on call for breaking medical news. She keynotes the Seventh Annual Women’s Wellness Day on Saturday, November 20, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., at Educational Testing Service. For this U.S. 1 cover story, click here.

Jason Hollander wanted, for his children, the bucolic Princeton childhood that he had enjoyed. So he left the medical fast lane of Manhattan to locate his endocrinology practice in Princeton, yet he “keeps his hand in,” so to speak, by doing cutting edge research. He is also among the few doctors who encourage patients to keep in touch with him by texting, E-mailing, or using a secure web page. Hollander speaks on thyroid issues in women at the Seventh Annual Women’s Wellness Day on November 20.

Now for this week’s dates:

Peter Orszag, former director of the Office of Management and Budget under President Barack Obama, will present a public talk titled “Health Care Reform and Our Fiscal Future” on Wednesday, November 10, at 4:30 p.m. in Dodds Auditorium, Robertson Hall. Free.

On the same day, Wednesday, November 10, 4:30 to 6:30 p.m., the New Jersey Entrepreneurial Network sponsors a networking and poster session at Princeton University’s Friend Center on Olden Avenue.
Networking and Poster Session. Mike Wiley of the NJEDA, will be the keynote, speaking on financing and incentives for technology companies. (I note, dyspeptically, that the head of the now decimated New Jersey Commission on Science and Technology spoke at last year’s event.)

Bob Baker and Lorette Pruden demystify clear technical and business writing in a panel called “Techno-Psycho-Babble Be Gone!” at the New Jersey Entrepreneurs’ Forum on Thursday, November 11, at 4 p.m. at the Commercialization Center for Innovative Technologies in North Brunswick. Cost: $35. (Be forewarned, the organization’s website lists a different topic.)

Also on Thursday, November 11, 6 to 8:30 p.m., Herbert Greenberg, founder and CEO of Caliper Corporation and author of the New York Times Best Seller “Succeed on Your Own Terms,” will speak on “Human Capital in M&A; Transaction” for the the Association for Corporate Growth, New Jersey Chapter, at the Westin. Cost: $60.

Paul Polak, author of Out of Poverty and founder of International Design Enterprises, will share experiences working in developing countries and discuss his design approach to solving the world’s greatest problem: poverty, on Friday, November 12 at 3:30 p.m. in the Friend Center Convocation Room (113) at Princeton University, part of the Keller Center lecture series. A reception follows. Also that day, the Princeton chapter of Engineers Without Borders hosts a conference “Collective Motion: Maintaining Sustainability in Development.

The university holds a Sustainability Open House on Tuesday, November 16, 3 to 7 p.m.


The Golden Rule may not work for the workplace, says Merrick Rosenberg. That’s because other people may want to be treated differently than you want to be treated. I saw Rosenberg give a dynamite presentation at TEDS/NJLibraries at Princeton Public Libraries last spring. Now Rosenberg speaks on “Taking Flight: Unleash the Power of Behavioral Styles in Work and in Life,” on Wednesday, November 17, at 7:30 a.m. at the Princeton chamber’s breakfast at the Nassau Club. Cost: $40 non members. Call 609-924-1776.

Eileen Sinett presents her November Business Breakfast on Friday, November 19, 8:30 to 10 a.m. at 610 Plainsboro Road. Topic: “Gratitude.” Cost: $10. RSVP eileen@speakingthatconnects.com

For a complete listing of events, business meetings and otherwise, go to princetoninfo.com.

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