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Juan Jorge Schaffer

posted Feb 12, 2017, 5:40 PM by Janet Hurwitz   [ updated Feb 17, 2017, 10:28 AM by Jeremy Hurwitz ]

It is with heavy hearts that we share the news that Professor Juan Jorge Schaffer passed away 2/12/17. During his 25+ years with PGSS, he touched the lives of hundreds of students. Read their tributes here.

New York City Reunion a Success

posted Jan 8, 2017, 10:45 AM by Janet Hurwitz   [ updated Feb 15, 2017, 10:59 AM by David Reiley ]

The second New York City reunion was a success although there had to be two pictures as more people arrived.Thanks to Chris Liu (PGSS 2002) and Muriel Liberto (PGSS 1986) for hosting the reunion and making it possible. Thanks to David Reiley (PGSS 1986) for coming in from CA to give an update on what is happening with PGSS Campaign and PGSS. Do you see anyone you recognize from your year?

PGSS 2016 Gives Back

posted Nov 30, 2016, 5:32 PM by Janet Hurwitz

As of the end of the official fundraiser on November 20, a full 70% of PGSS 2016 alums had made a donation to support the future of PGSS. Parent donations are counted separately so this was only the students. Please be sure to give before the end of the year to bring your class up to that wonderful number! THANKS PGSS 2016!

PGSS San Francisco Reunion 11-5-16

posted Nov 6, 2016, 3:13 PM by Janet Hurwitz   [ updated Nov 6, 2016, 3:35 PM ]

Thanks to Carl Ma (PGSS 2003) for hosting the PGSS San Francisco Reunion at their home. There was much discussion and good food which led to some excellent ideas for the sustainability of PGSS. We are starting to develop these already. There are also some ideas for get-togethers between reunions. If you would like more information, write to Carl or janet.hurwitz@pgssalumni.org. Thanks to all who attended. 

Philly Reunion

posted Aug 31, 2016, 7:18 PM by Jeremy Hurwitz

Last Saturday, a small but companionable group of govies representing 1985 to 2016 gathered at the home of Betsy Krichten Lopez (PGSS 1997) for some good discussion and a nice afternoon. Good luck to Beverly Jogan (PGSS 1997, PGSS Campaign Board member, bottom right of picture) with baby #2.

PGSS 2016 -- Opening Day

posted Jul 5, 2016, 10:24 AM by Jeremy Hurwitz

 
 

The Museum of Bad Art in Boston

posted Apr 27, 2016, 7:29 PM by Jeremy Hurwitz

New England alumni gathered at the Museum of Bad Art in Boston to appraise just how bad it was (see pictures below). Later at Yokohama, they chowed down on dumplings, sushi and other delicious food and caught up on their respective lives and their jobs. They also had a chance to learn about PGSS Campaign activities and opportunities to volunteer.

Thanks to Board member Zachary Gates (PGSS 1997) for arranging the reunion. Zachary and Nate Pallo, who have been our main Boston-area reunion coordinators, are both moving away. We will need new volunteers. Please let us know if you are willing.

 

The Racket: A Night of Murder in Support of PGSS

posted Nov 15, 2015, 1:37 PM by Jeremy Hurwitz

PGSS alumni from the 80's to the 00's, along with a score of other players, gathered for a live-action game night in Berkeley CA on Friday the 13th of November. A great night of intrigue, murder, and the occasional betrayal was had by all. 


Washington DC Reunion

posted Oct 14, 2015, 10:15 PM by Jeremy Hurwitz


Visit From PA Sec. of Ed. Pedro Rivera

posted Jul 18, 2015, 11:13 AM by Jeremy Hurwitz

On Monday, July 13, 2015, PA Secretary of Education Pedro Rivera visited PGSS and spoke to students at several Chemistry, Physics and CS labs. We are thrilled that he made the time to see the program firsthand and to talk with the students directly about their research and their experience at PGSS.
 

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