The Coronavirus has reshaped all of our lives significantly and the effects will be lasting. The Cornell Club of Greater Buffalo invites you to a panel discussion with alumni and faculty to discuss how the pandemic has affected their work in the food industry. Our panel includes a variety of food streams from farming to industrial manufacturing to academia–this panel has plenty to feed your interest.
Kristin Alongi, MS CALS ’10, Director of Executive Team Governance and Enterprise Strategic Planning at Rich Products
Margo Sue Bittner, ILR ’80, Owner of The Winery at Marjim Manor
Nick Jackowetz PhD, CALS ’11, Chief Scientific Officer at Hemp Hunter Labs, Inc.
Allie Phillippi, CALS ’10, O’Brien’s Food Truck
Diane Picard, CALS ’86, Executive Director of Massachusetts Avenue Project
Martin Wiedmann, CALS PhD ‘97, Gellert Family Professor of Food Safety, Dept. of Food Science, CALS, Cornell UniversityTime
Event is Tuesday, Oct 27, 2020 07:30 PM via Zoom. Please register at https://cornell.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJMudOmprjspE9Pn7Qpslaversuwv7IFHZfs
There have been many hearty and intellectual virtual offerings through Cornell’s various virtual platforms – eCornell and Cornell Alumni.
This week we recommend Sustainability in Dairy Production, with Professor Daryl Nydam of the College of Veterinary Medicine.
Professor Daryl Nydam discusses the challenges of climate change, habitat preservation and healthful food production through a veterinary sustainability lens. Professor Nydam’s research interests are at the intersection of production animal agriculture and public health at the population level – with an emphasis on dairy cattle. On-going projects are in the areas of transition cow health and performance, calf infectious diseases (especially zoonoses), and milk quality. He teaches a variety of bovine herd health and epidemiology classes as well as provide consulting and clinical service for the dairy industry.
The lecture runs about an hour and is available for streaming here: https://live.alumni.cornell.edu/?v=5f15cf8718cd597f508cff07&utm_source=central&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=tuesday&emplid=1091980
Our Cornell Club of Greater Buffalo is celebrating its 10th year of Book Club. 10 years and over 100 books read! Our past selections have included fiction, non-fiction, NY authors, Cornellian authors, and more.
Join us on September 15th for our virtual book club, where we’ll be discussing The Color of Water: A Black Man’s Tribute to His White Mother by James McBride.
McBride was awarded the 2015 National Humanities Medal by President Barack Obama for ” humanizing the complexities of discussing race in America. Through writings about his own uniquely American story, and his works of fiction informed by our shared history, his moving stories of love display the character of the American family.”
Enjoy an education staycation this summer
CAU is committed to providing you with opportunities to connect with Cornell and university faculty this summer. Because the pandemic prevents us from hosting the usual on-campus programming, they have developed a CAU Virtual Summer, which will offer free online content from July 6-31, 2020. For more information see here.
Online offerings for adults will consist of weeklong courses, daily live lectures and discussions with Cornell faculty, and opportunities for interactive discussions with other intellectually curious people.See the full schedule and register now for an adult program
Youth and teen programming
For youth and teens, ages 9–15, CAU is offering free mini-classes led by Cornell students, video tours of research facilities, Q&A sessions with Cornell students, informational sessions with colleges, trivia contests, and other online educational activities.Learn more about youth and teen programming