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Burchfield Penney Art Gallery Tour

The Cornell Club of Buffalo invites you to a guided conversation led by Nancy Spector, '79, in the special exhibition, Exalted Nature: the Real and Fantastic World of Charles Burchfield. Learn more about the vibrant, visionary landscapes created by this internationally recognized artist, who lived and created for much of his life right here in Western New York. The exhibition, which opens on Friday, December 12, features over 50 paintings borrowed from collections all over the United States and is co-organized by the Brandywine River Museum in Chadds Ford, PA and the Burchfield Penney Art Center in Buffalo, NY.

All alumni, family, and friends welcome!

Date: Saturday December 13, 2014

Time: 11am-12:30pm

Location: Burchfield Penney Art Center

Address: 1300 Elmwood Avenue, Buffalo, NY 14222

Cost: $12 per person

Meet Nancy Spector as you enter by the admission desk. If you are interested in joining a group for lunch somewhere on Elmwood after the tour please let Nancy know by emailing her at the address below.


Questions? Contact Nancy Spector at gina2dale@gmail.com.

November 18, 2014 (#)

Book Club Selection for December 9

The Book Club normally meets the second Tuesday of the month at 7:00 PM, in member's homes. If you would like to join us, please contact Celinda Crego at cac432@aol.com for more information. We strive for variety and will be reading a diverse selection of books. Feel free to attend as your interest or schedule allows.

DATE: Dec 9
TIME :7:00 PM
TITLE & AUTHOR: The Natural by Bernard Malamud
You may remember the movie - starring Robert Redford, but I am told that it is different from the book.
"The Natural is a 1952 novel about baseball written by Bernard Malamud. The book follows Roy Hobbs, a baseball prodigy whose career is sidetracked when he is shot by a woman whose motivation remains mysterious. Whether she is acting alone or is part of a plot can be debated. Most of the story concerns itself with his attempts to return to baseball later in life, when he plays for the fictional New York Knights with his legendary bat "Wonderboy". (from Wikipedia)

October 22, 2014 (#)

Sixth Annual CAAAN Kick-Off Dinner

It's that time of year again for meeting with prospective Cornell students!

Buffalo-area CAAAN (Cornell Alumni Admissions Ambassador Network) volunteers and all interested alumni of Cornell are invited to our annual CAAAN Kick-Off Dinner, to be held at Chef's Restaurant in downtown Buffalo on Thursday, November 6, 2013. While enjoying your choice of Chef's delicious Italian specialties, you will have the chance to learn more about the CAAAN program - where alumni meet and talk with prospective students about the Cornell experience - while meeting other alumni and learning more about the Cornell admissions process.

For those who are new to the CAAAN program, please be sure to sign-up today at the following website: http://caaan.admissions.cornell.edu/.

The cost for the dinner is $20 per person, and will include a selection of a main dish with salad, dessert, tea, and coffee. A cash bar will be available. Attendees have the choice of pre-ordering Chicken Parmesan, Cheese Ravioli, or Chef's famous Spaghetti Parmesan with meatballs.

Chef's Restaurant
291 Seneca Street
Buffalo, NY 14204

Cash bar begins at 6:30 PM, with dinner to begin at 7 PM.

Please register Here or paste this address into your browser: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/875128

For event questions or general questions about the CAAAN program, please contact Matthew Nagowski '05 at nagowski@cornell.edu.

October 17, 2014 (#)

Future Book Club Meetings

The Book Club usually meets the second Tuesday of the month at 7:00 PM, in member's homes. If you would like to join us, please contact Celinda Crego at cac432@aol.com for more information.

DATE:Sept 9
TIME: 7:00 PM
Cornell New Student Reading Project Book
TITLE & AUTHOR: Clash of the Civilizations Over an Elevator in Piazza Vittorio by Amara Lakhous
Cornell has described the book as a "cosmopolitan, intercultural murder mystery narrated by a variety of unique, idiosyncratic and often comically outspoken residents of a modern apartment building in the center of Rome".
Copies of the book have been provided to the book club by the University Provost's office. Please contact Matt Nagowski, matthew.nagowski@gmail.com , to learn how to obtain a copy.
Some Cornell Classes also mail out copies - so you may have already received one. Several Cornell professors will give lectures on campus related to the book, and they should be available online early in September.

HOST: Nancy Spector

DATE: Oct 14
TIME :7:00 PM
TITLE & AUTHOR: Snow in August by Pete Hamill
"In 1940s Brooklyn, friendship between an 11-year-old Irish Catholic boy and an elderly Jewish rabbi might seem as unlikely as, well, snow in August. But the relationship between young Michael Devlin and Rabbi Judah Hirsch is only one of the many miracles large and small contained in Pete Hamill's novel." Amazon
HOST: Joan Alexander

August 15, 2014 (#)

Join the Club to Cheer on the Buffalo Bisons!

What could be better than an evening of baseball, racing mascots, hot dogs and fireworks in downtown Buffalo?! The Cornell Club of Buffalo will be attending the Buffalo Bisons game on Friday August 22 to watch the Herd take on the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRaiders. Game time is 7:05pm.

All family and friends are invited - the more the merrier!

What: Buffalo Bison's Game

When: Friday August 22nd

Time: game start is 7:05pm

Cost: $10.75 per person

Ticket sales through the link below will end on Friday August 8th at 11am so that we can purchase the quantity of tickets needed from the Buffalo Bisons.

REGISTER HERE or paste this url into a browser window: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/809095.

Email Eric Hoffman at erh53@cornell.edu with questions.

July 31, 2014 (#)

Cornell Club Takes in the Music of the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra at Canalside

On Thursday August 7th the BPO will be playing a free concert at Canalside. This concert will feature the music of Michael Jackson and Earth Wind and Fire. If you enjoy this music or would simply like to get out and take in a free concert at one of Buffalo's coolest new venues, come join us! We will be meeting in front of the Naval & Military Park museum building (essentially the Liberty Hound restaurant) at 5:45pm and walking over to the concert area at 6pm. Feel free to bring chairs or a blanket to sit on. All friends and family welcome!

What: Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra concert at Canalside

When: Thursday August 7th

Time: Concert starts at 6pm. Anyone who would like to sit with the Cornell Club group should meet in front of the Naval & Military Park museum building (where the Liberty Hound restaurant is located) at 5:45pm.

Where: Canalside Buffalo. Visit their website for more information: http://www.canalsidebuffalo.com/

Please email Patricia Herby at paa27@cornell.edu if you plan to attend so we know to look out for you at the meeting spot!

July 14, 2014 (#)

Summer Book Club

The Book Club usually meets the second Tuesday of the month at 7:00 PM, in member's homes. If you would like to join us, please contact Celinda Crego at cac432@aol.com for more information.

DATE:July 8
TIME: 7:00 PM
TITLE & AUTHOR: The Trial by Franz Kafka
"A terrifying psychological trip into the life of one Joseph K., an ordinary man who wakes up one day to find himself accused of a crime he did not commit, a crime whose nature is never revealed to him. Once arrested, he is released, but must report to court on a regular basis--an event that proves maddening, as nothing is ever resolved. As he grows more uncertain of his fate, his personal life--including work at a bank and his relations with his landlady and a young woman who lives next door--becomes increasingly unpredictable. As K. tries to gain control, he succeeds only in accelerating his own excruciating downward spiral." (from Amazon)
HOST: Matt Nagowski

DATE: August 12
TIME: 7:00 PM
TITLE & AUTHOR: All the King's Men by Robert Penn Warren
Winner of the Pulitzer Prize. "This landmark book is a loosely fictionalized account of Governor Huey Long of Louisiana, one of the nation's most astounding politicians. All the King's Men tells the story of Willie Stark, a southern-fried politician who builds support by appealing to the common man and playing dirty politics with the best of the back-room deal-makers. Though Stark quickly sheds his idealism, his right-hand man, Jack Burden -- who narrates the story -- retains it and proves to be a thorn in the new governor's side. Stark becomes a successful leader, but at a very high price." (from Amazon)
HOST: Pat Potts

June 24, 2014 (#)

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Recent updates

-- Burchfield Penney Art Gallery Tour (11/18/14)

-- Book Club Selection for December 9 (10/22/14)

-- Sixth Annual CAAAN Kick-Off Dinner (10/17/14)

-- Future Book Club Meetings (08/15/14)

-- Join the Club to Cheer on the Buffalo Bisons! (07/31/14)

-- Cornell Club Takes in the Music of the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra at Canalside (07/14/14)

-- Summer Book Club (06/24/14)

-- Hiking & Exploring at Little Rock City State Forest (05/27/14)

-- Albright-Knox Art Gallery Tour of "One Another: Spiderlike, I Spin Mirrors" (05/06/14)

-- Cornell University Reunion June 5-8 (05/06/14)

-- Book Club - May and June Dates and Selections (05/06/14)

-- May/June Issue of Cornell Alumni Magazine (05/01/14)

-- Annual Meeting and Cornell Faculty Lecture is May 5 (04/01/14)

-- Future Book Club Meeting Dates (01/10/14)

-- Jan/Feb Issue of Cornell Alumni Magazine (01/06/14)

-- Big Red Hockey at Lynah! (12/09/13)

-- Cornell Baja Racing Needs Your Help! (11/25/13)

-- Upcoming Book Club Meetings (11/25/13)

-- Albright-Knox Art Gallery Tour (11/07/13)

-- CAAAN Kick-Off Dinner November 6 (10/28/13)

-- Albright-Knox Art Gallery Tour (10/28/13)

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