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Burchfield Penney Art Gallery Tour - The Work of Alexander O. Levy

Nancy Spector is a member of the 2015 Burchfield Penney Art Center docent class and a 1979 graduate of Cornell University. In this tour Nancy will introduce the work of Alexander O. Levy, a prominent Buffalo area artist from 1909 through his death in 1947. Levy worked as art director for the Matthews-Northrup Company and then for the Larkin Soap Company during the period of its greatest corporate growth. He also painted many commissioned portraits, scenes of everyday life, and landscapes. Participants will have also an opportunity to have a conversation about Levy's depictions of gender, race and ethnicity.

All alumni, family and friends welcome!

When: Saturday March 21

Time: 11am-12:15pm

Where: Burchfield Penney Art Gallery
1300 Elmwood Avenue
Buffalo, NY 14222

Cost: $12 per person

Register HERE.

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.


March 3, 2015 (#)

Book Club Selections for March and April

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. Matt Nagowski has added a list of books read to date by the Book Club to the Cornell Club website.
It is available at: http://www.cornellclub-buffalo.org/book_club.shtml

DATE: March 10, 2015
TIME :7:00 PM
TITLE & AUTHOR: The War of the Worlds by H.G. Wells
One of the most famous science-fiction stories ever written, The War of the Worlds helped launch the entire genre by exploiting the concept of interplanetary travel. First published in 1898, the novel terrified readers of the Victorian era with its account of an invasion of hostile creatures from Mars who moved across the English landscape in bizarre metal transports, using deadly heat rays to destroy buildings and annihilate all life in their path. (review from Amazon)
HOST: Bruce Pivetz (in Tonawanda)

DATE: April 14, 2015
TIME :7:00 PM
TITLE & AUTHOR: Quite a Year for Plums by Bailey White
"Anyone who has read the best-selling Mama Makes Up Her Mind or listened to Bailey White's commentaries on NPR knows that she is a storyteller of inimitable wit and charm. Now, in her stunningly accomplished first novel, she introduces us to the peculiar yet lovable people who inhabit a small town in south Georgia." (from a review in Goodreads)
HOST: Liam O'Mahony (in Williamsville)


March 3, 2015 (#)

Cornell Club of Greater Buffalo Board of Directors - Call for Nominations

We will be holding our annual meeting on May 19th, at which we will elect officers and Board members for our 2015-2017 terms. As part of our elections process, we are now taking nominations for the Board of Directors. If you or another Cornellian you know is interested in getting more involved with Cornell on the local level, this is a great opportunity. Cornell Alumni, Students, Faculty and Staff from the Buffalo area are eligible to join the Board of Directors. You may nominate yourself or another Cornellian.

Please submit nominations in writing to Jennifer Warner '04 at jennifer.shirk@gmail.com no later than EOD Sunday, March 8. Nominations will be considered and presented at the May 19th Annual Meeting.


February 22, 2015 (#)

Cornell Aeronautical Laboratory & Its Ongoing Legacy in WNY

Cornell University operated The Cornell Aeronautical Laboratory (CAL) from 1945 until 1972 in facilities located near the Greater Buffalo International Airport. The laboratory is probably best known for its wind tunnel, but among the inventions developed at CAL are the first crash test dummy, the automotive seat belt, the first mobile unit with Doppler weather radar, the first accurate airborne simulation of another aircraft, the first flight demonstration of automatic terrain-following radar, and a prototype fingerprint reading system.

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Although Cornell's involvement ended in 1972, the legacy of the Cornell Aeronautical Laboratory continues today through its successor, Calspan Corporation and many other companies founded by former CAL employees.

Join the Cornell Club of Greater Buffalo for dinner followed by a presentation by Louis Knotts, President & CEO of Calspan Holdings and comments from representatives from some of the WNY companies that trace their origin to Cornell Aeronautical Laboratory.

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Date: Tuesday March 17th

Time: 6-9pm

Location: Salvatore's Italian Gardens Restaurant
6461 Transit Road, Depew, NY 14043


Cost:
Cornell alumni & guests: $40
Young Cornell alumni (class of 2009-2014): $30
Senior Cornell alumni (class of 1970 or earlier): $30

Cost includes a buffet dinner consisting of fruit medley, olive salad, green beans with red peppers, carrots, potatoes, penne pasta & sauce, meatballs, chicken francaise, turkey and top round carving station. Cash bar.

Register HERE. Registration is limited and will close on March 13 at noon.

Please email Jack McGowan at jpjpg@verizon.net with any questions.


February 4, 2015 (#)

Feb & March Book Club Selections

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.


Book Club Selections for February and March

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.
Matt Nagowski has added a list of books read to date by the Book Club to the Cornell Club website.
It is available at: http://www.cornellclub- buffalo.org/book_club.shtml

DATE: Feb 10, 2015
TIME :7:00 PM
TITLE & AUTHOR: The Best Of It by Kay Ryan
This book is the poet's own selection of more than 200 new and previously published poems. Something different this month -- Read as many or as as few of the poems as you like, and come prepared to read aloud and discuss your personal favorite(s). Kay Ryan was the US Poet Laureate from 2008 - 2010, and the recipient of many other awards.
HOST: Celinda Crego (in Lake View)

DATE: March 10, 2015
TIME :7:00 PM
TITLE & AUTHOR: The War of the Worlds by H.G. Wells
One of the most famous science-fiction stories ever written, The War of the Worlds helped launch the entire genre by exploiting the concept of interplanetary travel. First published in 1898, the novel terrified readers of the Victorian era with its account of an invasion of hostile creatures from Mars who moved across the English landscape in bizarre metal transports, using deadly heat rays to destroy buildings and annihilate all life in their path. (from Amazon)
HOST: Bruce Pivetz


January 24, 2015 (#)

Annual Winter Networking Happy Hour at Marotto's Restaurant Thursday February 12th

Join the Cornell Club of Greater Buffalo and our host, Mark Marotto '82, for the 13th year of networking, food, drinks and fun! Mark will be offering a delicious spread including the world famous clams casino and house smoked rainbow trout. Cash bar.

Where: Marotto's Restaurant
3365 Delaware Avenue, Kenmore, NY 14217

When: Thursday February 12th, 2015

Time: 5:30-8pm

Cost: $20 per person

Menu: Smoked fish board including smoked rainbow trout and carved smoked salmon, bruschetta bread, clams casino, sharp cheeses, old fashioned chicken fingers, Spanish tortilla with sausage.

Register HERE.


Questions? Email Jay Sackett at jay_sackett@ml.com.


January 19, 2015 (#)

Hockey Night in Ithaca

Buffalo's own ice hockey alumnus Tim Vanini '91 has assisted the Cornell Club of Greater Buffalo in organizing a trip to Lynah Rink to cheer on the Big Red! We have reserved 40 tickets for the game on Saturday January 24th when the Big Red take on the Big Green (Dartmouth).

For anyone who is interested we will be organizing a group to meet at The Nines for dinner before the game. Please email paa27@cornell.edu if interested in joining the group for dinner.

What: Cornell Men's Hockey vs Dartmouth

Where: Lynah Rink at Cornell Univ in Ithaca NY

When: Saturday January 24th. Game starts at 7pm

Cost: $22 per person (does not include dinner - cost is for the game only)

Register HERE.

This event usually sells out so get your tickets now!

Registration closes Monday January 19, 2015. More logistics details will be emailed out to registrants the week of the game.


Questions? Contact Patricia Herby at paa27@cornell.edu.


December 29, 2014 (#)

Cornell Cares Day Saturday January 3, 2015

LOCATION ANNOUNCED: 307 14th Street, Buffalo, NY 14213

As part of Cornell Cares Day, the Cornell Club of Greater Buffalo will help West Side Ministries re-hab a house on the West Side of Buffalo. Tasks will likely include demo, hanging drywall, ripping up carpeting, painting, cleaning, etc.

Location: 307 14th Street, Buffalo, NY 14213

Date: Saturday January 3, 2015

Time: 9am through early afternoon

Please register here so we know how many people will be volunteering. All alumni, current students, family and friends welcome!

For event questions, please contact Jack McGowan at jpjpg@verizon.net.

For event registration questions, please contact Donna Carl at dc37@cornell.edu.


December 12, 2014 (#)

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.

REGISTER HERE.

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


November 18, 2014 (#)



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Recent updates

-- Burchfield Penney Art Gallery Tour - The Work of Alexander O. Levy (03/03/15)

-- Book Club Selections for March and April (03/03/15)

-- Cornell Club of Greater Buffalo Board of Directors - Call for Nominations (02/22/15)

-- Cornell Aeronautical Laboratory & Its Ongoing Legacy in WNY (02/04/15)

-- Feb & March Book Club Selections (01/24/15)

-- Annual Winter Networking Happy Hour at Marotto's Restaurant Thursday February 12th (01/19/15)

-- Hockey Night in Ithaca (12/29/14)

-- Cornell Cares Day Saturday January 3, 2015 (12/12/14)

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

-- 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)

-- November Events (10/02/13)

-- Fall Issue of Cornell's EZRA Magazine (09/18/13)

-- Cornell Hockey vs. BU at MSG on Nov. 30! (09/14/13)

-- Sept/Oct Issue of Cornell Alumni Magazine (09/07/13)


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