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Hike Chestnut Ridge to the Famous Eternal Flame!

On Saturday June 13th, Cornell Club of Greater Buffalo President Jack McGowan will be leading a hike through Chestnut Ridge to the Eternal Flame. The group will meet at 10AM in the parking lot that is closest to shelter 31. See map of the park here (shelter 31 is on the far left side of the map and there is a parking area indicated just below and slightly to the right of it on the map). Jack will then lead the group on the Orienteering Trail to the Eternal Flame. The hike will be approximately 3 miles round trip and should take about 2 hours.

When the group returns to the parking area around noon, a grill and picnic table location will be scouted to cook some hot dogs and hamburgers for lunch. The Cornell Club will supply the hot dogs and hamburgers. Attendees are asked to bring drinks and any other food that might be wanted. Please also bring folding chairs for seating during lunch.

Please email Jack McGowan at jpjpg@verizon.net if you are interested in attending and indicate the number in your party. If you are only interested in joining the group for lunch you are more than welcome, however please email Jack and indicate this as well. As mentioned above, the hiking group should be back in the parking lot at about noon and a picnic table/grill location will then be chosen based on availability.


May 26, 2015 (#)

Future Book Club Meetings

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: June 9th
TIME : 7 PM
TITLE & AUTHOR: The Lathe of Heaven by Ursula LeGuin
HOST: Christina Rockwell (Williamsville area)
Christina describes this as "philosophical science fiction". Multiple copies available through the Buffalo & Erie County library.
"A classic science fiction novel by one of the greatest writers of the genre, set in a future world where one man's dreams control the fate of humanity.
In a future world racked by violence and environmental catastrophes, George Orr wakes up one day to discover that his dreams have the ability to alter reality. He seeks help from Dr. William Haber, a psychiatrist who immediately grasps the power George wields. Soon George must preserve reality itself as Dr. Haber becomes adept at manipulating George's dreams for his own purposes. " from Amazon


May 26, 2015 (#)

Private Equity at Work: When Wall Street Manages Main Street

BOOK TALK AND PANEL DISCUSSION

Presented by Rosemary Batt
Professor, Cornell University ILR School

June 4, 2015
7:00 PM

Theodore Roosevelt Inaugural Site
641 Delaware Avenue, Buffalo NY

FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

Private Equity at Work is a wonderful introduction to private equity. Applebaum and Batt provide a comprehensive examination of private equity and its role in the U.S. economy and society.
Since 2000, nearly 11,500 companies--representing almost 8 million employees--have been purchased by private equity firms. As their role in the economy has increased, they have come under fire from labor unions and community advocates who argue that the proliferation of leveraged buyouts destroys jobs, causes wages to stagnate, saddles otherwise healthy companies with debt, and leads to subsidies from taxpayers. Economist Eileen Appelbaum and Professor Rosemary Batt carefully evaluate the evidence--including original case studies and interviews, legal documents, bankruptcy proceedings, media coverage, and existing academic scholarship--to demonstrate the effects of private equity on American businesses and workers.

"In this brilliant new book, Eileen Appelbaum and Rosemary Batt pull back the curtain on the shadowy world of private equity and its role in the management and mismanagement of our economy." Gerald Epstein, Professor of Economics, University of Massachusetts

Sponsored by
Cornell University ILR School | Partnership for the Public Good
Cornell Club of Greater Buffalo | Talking Leaves Books
Theodore Roosevelt Inaugural Site | Open Buffalo
Western New York Area Labor Federation


May 26, 2015 (#)

Notice of Annual Meeting

Dear Cornell Alumni,

On May 19th, the Cornell Club of Buffalo will be holding its second Annual Meeting in conjunction with the Faculty Lecture featuring Corey Earle '07 at the Saturn Club.

Corey Earle teaches a course and regularly gives talks on Cornell History. This will be a great opportunity to network with your fellow Buffalo-area Cornellians. For more information on Corey's presentation and to register for this event please see the post below.

As part of the Annual Meeting, we will vote on this year's new Board Members and Officers:


Eric Hoffman - Secretary - 2 years, 2015-2017
Tim Vanini - Treasurer - 2 years, 2015-2017
Jay Sackett - Director - 2 years, 2015-2017
Dave Meade - Director - 2 years, 2015-2017
Celinda Crego - Director - 2 years, 2015-2017
Matt Connors - Director - 2 years, 2015-2017


If you would like to petition for a change to the nominations above, please submit a written petition of any ten members to Liam O'Mahoney (Secretary) and Jennifer Warner '04 (Nominating Committee Chair) no later than May 12. Nominations may not be made from the floor at the annual meeting.

Respectfully Submitted,

Liam O'Mahoney, Secretary (liamom@yahoo.com)

Jennifer Shirk Warner '04, Nominating Committee Chair (jcs57@cornell.edu)


May 5, 2015 (#)

Cornell Club of Greater Buffalo Dinner, Presentation & Annual Meeting Featuring Corey Earle '07

"The Founders & the Founding"

By

Cornell Historian Corey Ryan Earle, '07

Associate Director, Student & Young Alumni Programs


Tuesday, May 19, 2015 - 6:00 - 9:00 PM

The Saturn Club - 977 Delaware Avenue, Buffalo

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Join us to hear about Cornell's founding during this sesquicentennial year. The thirteenth Cornellian in his family, Corey Earle '07 has become a one-man repository of University history. Check out some of Corey's work here (this video features information on the founders of Cornell). As you can see in the video, Corey has an uncanny ability to make history fun and interesting. His presentation will be an event not to be missed. We will also conduct a brief annual meeting to include election of board members and a report of the year's activities.

Cash Bar - 6:00 - 6:30

Buffet Dinner - 6:30

Presentation - 7:30

Note: The Saturn Club has a dress code of business casual. No jeans are allowed.

Cost:

Cornell Alumni & Guests: $40

Recent (Class of 2009 or later) and Senior (Class of 1970 or earlier) Alumni - $30

Registration is required by May 15, 2015. Please go to http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/1559684 for details and to register.

Questions? Contact Patricia Herby at patricia.aubrecht@gmail.com or Jack McGowan at jpjpg@verizon.net.


May 4, 2015 (#)

A History of Cornell Aeronautical Labs

At the Club's March 2015 event, on the history of Cornell Aeronautical Labs and its enduring legacy in Western New York, Lou Knotts, the CEO of Calspan Corporation, provided a fascinating history of Cornell Labs and the role that it played in the economic development of the Buffalo Region. Please read it here!


April 29, 2015 (#)

WNY Family Celebration of Cornell Sesquicentennial & Charter Day

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Join the Cornell Club of Greater Buffalo as we celebrate 150 years of Cornell history! The club will be celebrating Cornell's Sesquicentennial and Charter Day signing on Saturday April 25 from 2-6 pm at the Kelkenberg Farm of Clarence.

Cornellian owned and operated, the Kelkenberg Farm is a true testament to Cornell's agricultural education legacy. With fun planned for the whole family, owners Patrick and Charlene Spoth will be offering pony and hay rides, as well as the opportunity to interact with many of the baby animals that will be born this spring. Additional activities will include a Cornell-themed photo booth, a "Pin the Beard on Ezra" competition, and music provided by John ('82) and Brad Whitney.

Come dressed in all your Cornell gear! Matt Nagowski, '05, will be judging the "Best Dressed Cornellian" with a prize to be awarded at event's end!

Date: Saturday April 25th

Time: 2-6pm

Location: Kelkenberg Farm of Clarence
9270 Wolcott Road, Clarence Center, NY 14032
716-741-4862

Cost:
Per Person: $10
Per Family (Up to two individuals plus any children 12 years or under. If you have additional children 13 years+ who will attend please register them separately as individuals): $25
-For the Family pricing just enter 1 in the number of "tickets" requested.

Cost includes all activities above as well as grill food (hot dog/burger/veggie option) and cake to celebrate Cornell's 150th birthday.

The club also requests that attendees bring a side dish to share with others in a potluck-style communal feast.

All Cornell families and friends are invited - the more the merrier! Event will be rain or shine, however covering is provided should there be rain, but please dress for the weather. Fun will be had by all!

Register HERE.

Questions? Email Patricia Herby, '08, at patricia.aubrecht@gmail.com.


March 15, 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.


March 5, 2015 (#)

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 (#)

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 (#)



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Recent updates

-- Hike Chestnut Ridge to the Famous Eternal Flame! (05/26/15)

-- Future Book Club Meetings (05/26/15)

-- Private Equity at Work: When Wall Street Manages Main Street (05/26/15)

-- Notice of Annual Meeting (05/05/15)

-- Cornell Club of Greater Buffalo Dinner, Presentation & Annual Meeting Featuring Corey Earle '07 (05/04/15)

-- A History of Cornell Aeronautical Labs (04/29/15)

-- WNY Family Celebration of Cornell Sesquicentennial & Charter Day (03/15/15)

-- Cornell Aeronautical Laboratory & Its Ongoing Legacy in WNY (03/05/15)

-- 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)

-- 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)

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

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

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