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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
716-856-9187

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 (#)

International Spirit of Zinck's Night

Come join the Cornell Club of Greater Buffalo at Shannon Pub as we celebrate the International Spirit of Zinck's Night! Owner Kevin Townsell, '78, will be providing free appetizers and drink specials as we gather to remember our time on East Hill. All alumni and friends are welcome.

Date: Thursday October 16th

Time: 5:30pm - 12am

Where: Shannon Pub
2250 Niagara Falls Blvd
Buffalo, NY 14150
716-743-9348

Visit their website at http://www.shannonpub.com/.

The event is free to attend, however please register HERE so that we know you are coming!

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


October 1, 2014 (#)

Cornell Homecoming 2014 October 17-18

The University will be kicking off the Sesquicentennial celebrations at Homecoming 2014 Octobet 17-18 in Ithaca. This Homecoming, 150 years in the making will feature an even bigger 2 days of celebration activities including a Friday night laser light and fireworks show, Saturday morning homecoming 5K in the Plantations, family fun zone and tailgating with music, a ferris wheel and food before the football game, as well as a concert Saturday night in Barton Hall. And that doesn't even include the Homecoming football game versus Lehigh at 3pm on Schoellkopf Field!

See everything there is to do and buy any tickets needed here at the University website.

If anyone from the Buffalo area is traveling to Ithaca for the weekend and would like to meet up for the tailgate or the football game, please email Margaret Lapp at margaret.lapp@gmail.com.


September 9, 2014 (#)

Help the Cornell Club of Greater Buffalo Clean-Up the Buffalo River at the Harlem Road Fishing Access Site!

Please help Buffalo Niagara Riverkeeper and the Cornell Club of Greater Buffalo restore some of our region's most valuable assets -- our waterways!

On the morning of Saturday, September 20th, the Club will be participating in Riverkeeper's annual fall shoreline sweep 'captaining' the clean-up efforts of the DEC's fishing access site on the Buffalo River at Harlem Road. Our efforts will begin at 10AM and volunteers should dress appropriately. Gloves and trash bags will be provided. Show your Cornell pride by wearing red! Family and friends are of course invited to pitch in. The cleanup will conclude around 12PM.

Questions? Or to register for the clean-up please email your name, contact info, and anticipated number in your group to Chris Kramer at cakramer42@yahoo.com.

The Harlem Road DEC site is located just north of the Tops Market in the Harlem/Mineral Springs Plaza. The Plaza address is 800 Harlem Road, Buffalo, NY 14224. Please contact Chris Kramer if you have any questions or concerns about finding the location.


August 25, 2014 (#)

September 17 Wine & Cheese Tasting at Ten Thousand Vines!

Come join us on Wednesday September 17th at Ten Thousand Vines, a Hamburg winery owned and operated by Cornell alums Mike and Liz Ditonto, for an evening of wine and cheese pairing. The Ditonto's will be providing a tour of the winery's production area as well as guiding us through a pairing of 5 of their wines and cheese from Muranda Cheese Company (also Cornellian owned).Time will also be given for networking with fellow attendees. Reserve your spot today - registration is limited. Friends and family over 21 years of age welcome!

Register HERE or by entering this web address into your browser: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/807753.


Please contact Kayla Klos at kaylasig@roadrunner.com with any questions.

Learn more about Ten Thousand Vines on their website: http://tenthousandvines.com/.


August 15, 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.

JULY
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

AUGUST
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 (#)

Hiking & Exploring at Little Rock City State Forest

Join the Cornell Club of Greater Buffalo as we explore Little Rock City, located in the Rock City State Forest in Little Valley, NY. This area is unique due to the large rock formations that are visible and scattered throughout the surrounding area. More information about the park can be found at www.dec.ny.gov/lands/77184.html.

Date: Saturday June 21st

Time: Meet at 11am

Directions from Buffalo:
1. Take Route 219 into downtown Ellicottville
2. Go straight/slight right onto Route 242 - go approx. 4.3 miles
3. Turn left on Whig Street - go approx. 1.9 miles
4. Turn left on Hungry Hollow Rd. - go approx. 1.1 miles
5. Turn right on Little Rock City Rd. and follow it until cul-du-sac at the end - go approx. 1.9 miles

A link to the destination on mapquest is below: http://mapq.st/1nlzgIE


This event is free, but please RSVP to Jack McGowan jam565@cornell.edu or 716-864-8670 by Friday June 20th.


May 27, 2014 (#)



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Recent updates

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

-- International Spirit of Zinck's Night (10/01/14)

-- Cornell Homecoming 2014 October 17-18 (09/09/14)

-- Help the Cornell Club of Greater Buffalo Clean-Up the Buffalo River at the Harlem Road Fishing Access Site! (08/25/14)

-- September 17 Wine & Cheese Tasting at Ten Thousand Vines! (08/15/14)

-- 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)

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

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

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

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-- Cornell vs. Boston U. Hockey Tickets on Sale Monday! (03/07/13)

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