Cornell Book Club – March 14, 2017

The next Cornell Club Book Club meeting will be March 14, 2017 (2nd Tuesday) at the home of Kathy Snyder Egan in East Amherst.

Kathy has selected the classic novella, The Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemingway. “This tale of an aged Cuban fisherman going head-to-head (or hand to fin) with a magnificent marlin encapsulates Hemingway’s favorite motifs of physical and moral challenge.” (quote from Amazon)

In the Erie County library system, there are MANY copies of the book and audio versions.

Please let Celinda Crego  (cac432@aol.com) know if you would like to attend or host an upcoming Book Club meeting. The Book Club will be taking a break for April, and return in May.

Free public lecture and book signing: Glenn C. Altschuler – April 4th, 2017

The Cornell Club of Greater Buffalo is pleased to present a free public lecture and book signing:

Glenn C. Altschuler

Thomas and Dorothy Litwin Professor of American Studies at Cornell University

Ten Great American Trials: Lessons in Advocacy

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Tuesday April 4th, 2017 at 6:30 PM

at

The Office of Hodgson Russ LLP

The Guaranty Building |  140 Pearl Street  | Buffalo, NY 14202

Advanced registration required.  Registration will open soon.

Books will be available for sale at the talk, courtesy of Talking Leaves Books.

Altschuler’s book, published in 2016 by the American bar Association and co-written with former Cornell law professor Faust Rossi, Ten Great American Trials, provides accounts of some of the most highly publicized – and fascinating – court cases of the twentieth century. The book also assesses the impact of cultural, social, and political values on the proceedings and the outcomes. The cases, several of which have been dubbed “the crime of the century,” were selected because they are dramatic, suspenseful, emotional, intellectually powerful, and have become part of American culture.

Glenn Altschuler is the Thomas and Dorothy Litwin Professor of American Studies at Cornell University. He received his PhD in American history from Cornell in 1976 and has been an administrator and teacher at Cornell since 1981. He is the author or coauthor of 11 books and more than one thousand essays and reviews. An animating force in the program in American studies at Cornell, Altschuler has won several awards for teaching and undergraduate advising. His work has been featured in the New York Times, National Public Radio, and The Boston Globe.

Sabres vs. NY Islanders and Post-Game Reception with Matt Moulson ’06 – April 2, 2017

Join the Cornell Club of Greater Buffalo at KeyBank Center on April 2nd as the Sabres play the Islanders. Following the game we will gather in the KeyBank Lounge on the 200 Level to meet Matt Moulson ’06. The post game gathering will feature light refreshments. The price for this package is $60.00 and includes your game ticket, a Hot Dog, Popcorn, Pop and admission to the party. Party only admission is available for $10.25 if you are already attending the game.  Game time is 3PM.

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Register at  https://onebuffalo.formstack.com/forms/cornell

Sabres Tickets are available until – March 6.

After Party Only admission will go until March 31

Winter Hike at Hunter’s Creek Park – February 25

Saturday, February 25 – 11:00 AM

No Cost

Weather permitting, we plan to hike in Hunters Creek County Park, which is located in the town of Wales, New York. The hike will be approximately two hours. The distance covered during the hike will be adjusted to fit within the two-hour duration.

We will meet at the parking area on Hunters Creek Road, which is about 0.25 miles South of Strykersville Road.  The driveway for the parking area is on the West side of Hunters Creek Road.  Please check the weather and trail conditions before arriving, and dress accordingly.

Limited to 20 attendees.  Register at http://cornelluniversity.imodules.com/s/1717/alumni/event.aspx?sid=1717&gid=2&pgid=6340&content_id=7250

For event questions, please contact Kent Roberts at kroberts@hodgsonruss.com.

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

Cornell Book Club – February 7, 2017

The next Cornell Club Book Club meeting will be February 7, 2017 (1st Tuesday) at the home of Eli Kaufman in Buffalo. Eli has selected Manhood for Amateurs: the pleasures and regrets of a  husband, father, and son 

by Michael ChabonThis nonfiction book is 39 connected writings. ” As a devoted son, passionate husband and above all as the father of four young Americans, Pulitzer Prize-winning author Chabon presents his hilarious and moving memories of childhood, of his parents’ marriage and divorce, of moments of painful adolescent comedy and giddy encounters with the popular art and literature of his own youth, as a theme played on instruments by the mad quartet of which he now finds himself co-conductor.” (from library summary)

In the Erie County library system, there are MANY copies of the book and audio versions.

Please let Celinda Crego  (cac432@aol.com) know if you would like to attend or host an upcoming Book Club meeting.

Winter Networking Happy Hour at Marotto’s Restaurant – February 1, 2017

Join the Cornell Club of Greater Buffalo and our host, Mark Marotto ’82, for the 15th year of networking, food, drinks and fun! Mark will be offering a delicious spread including the world famous pork belly pibil and smoked fish board (see full menu below). Cash bar.

What: Cornell Club of Greater Buffalo Winter Networking Happy Hour
WhereMarotto’s Restaurant
3365 Delaware Avenue, Kenmore, NY 14217
When: Wednesday, February 1, 2017
Time: 5:30-8pm
Cost: $22 per person

RSVP http://cornelluniversity.imodules.com/s/1717/alumni/event.aspx?sid=1717&gid=2&pgid=6246&content_id=7133

Menu:  Smoked fish board (including smoked rainbow trout and carved smoked salmon), bruschetta bread, clams casino, sharp cheeses,  and pork belly pibil (made with our dry house rub, then slow roasted, served with white bean aioli and a slightly spicy house-made BBQ sauce)…..world famous!

Cornell Book Club – Tuesday, January 10

The next Cornell Club Book Club meeting will be January 10, 2017, at the home of Rick Greenberg in Buffalo. Rick has selected a novella by Stephen KingThe Body. This selection can be found in the book Different Seasons. The audio version is available under the title “The Body”.  
The story takes place during the summer of 1960 in the fictional town of Castle Rock, Maine. After a boy from Chamberlain, Maine named Ray Brower disappears and is presumed dead, Gordie Lachance and his three friends, Chris Chambers, Teddy Duchamp, and Vern Tessio set out to find his body after telling their parents they will be camping out. During the course of their journey, the boys, who all come from abusive or dysfunctional families, come to grips with some of the harsh truths of growing up in a small factory town that does not seem to offer them much in the way of a future.” (from Wikipedia)
In the Erie County library system, there are copies of the book and an audio version of the novella.
Please let Celinda Crego  (cac432@aol.com) know if you would like to attend or host an upcoming Book Club meeting.

Men’s Hockey, Cornell vs. St. Lawrence at Lynah Rink – January 21

Saturday, January 21 – Pre-game food & beverages – 4:30 PM

Game starts at 7:00 PM

Lynah Rink
536 Campus Rd
Ithaca, NY 14853

$20 per person

Come one, come all to watch the Cornell Men’s Hockey team host the St. Lawrence Saints on Saturday, January 21, 2017 at 7:00 pm. This is a wonderful opportunity to make the pilgrimage back to campus to watch Division 1 hockey with the best fans in the country, the Lynah Faithful.

Before the game, we will meet at The Nines at 4:30 pm to celebrate and enjoy deep-dish pizza. Afterwards, we can head up to the game.  Tickets will be at “Will Call.”

A new twist this year will be the “Blue Line Club” (BLC).  The BLC will take place in Newman Gym for the first and second intermission. See map here.  Since we get a large contingency making the trek down from Buffalo, this will be an opportunity to network with other members of the club.  It could also be a meeting point to catch up with someone on-campus as well.  The cool part about this is that if they are not going to the game, they will not need a hockey ticket to get into Newman Gym.  We will have light food and refreshments there.

Click HERE to register and purchase tickets.

For event questions, please contact Tim Vanini at lavanooche@icloud.com.

Cornell Cares Day – Volunteer at The Teacher’s Desk – Saturday, January 7

Saturday, January 7 – 9 AM – Noon

22 Northhampton St. Buffalo, NY

During the 2017 “Cornell Cares Day” the Cornell Club of Greater Buffalo will volunteer at The Teacher’s Desk. The Teacher’s Desk is the store where teachers shop free for books, school supplies and teacher resources for students in their classrooms. Its mission is to distribute free school supplies to students in need, to encourage teachers and to provide purpose through volunteerism. See www.theteachersdesk.org for more information.

The Cornell team help sort warehouse inventory and stock the store shelves. The Club will provide lunch after we finish our work.

Below is a short video about the Teacher’s Desk https://proxy.qualtrics.com/proxy/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fyoutu.be%2F_7ZQ6IHvxiU&token=dN1HGBpRdPKe2VMhi7XYgq0EFEL19PvMOLeEn0BAzD8%3D

Register HERE .      Contact Jack McGowan jam565@cornell.edu with any questions.

Local College Alumni Social – Tuesday, December 6

Local College Alumni Social @ SOHO Burger Bar

Tuesday, December 6th – 6:00PM start

$20 per person includes well drink/beer/wine and assorted appetizers.

The Cornell Club of Greater Buffalo invites local college alumni to meet and greet at Soho Burger Bar in downtown Buffalo.  Join us for an evening of socializing with other alumni of local colleges and enhance your network in the greater Buffalo area. Enjoy assorted signature mini burgers, house made chips, and Buffalo chicken egg rolls.

Registration for this event will conclude on Sunday, December 4th. 

For event questions, please contact Catherine March at catherineamarch@gmail.com.

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

To register:  http://cornelluniversity.imodules.com/s/1717/alumni/event.aspx?sid=1717&gid=2&pgid=5168&content_id=6215