Cornell, community partners help drive Buffalo’s revival

From research to hands on development, Cornell University has been a big part of the Buffalo community–from revitalizing housing communities on the West Side to cultivating research on urban farming to enhance the availability healthy local food.

“The world of work is such a big part of every regional economy. There are very few sectors of the economy or parts of the community that Cornell and ILR haven’t influenced in this city.’ – Lou Jean Fleron, Cornell ILR extension faculty

This week, Cornell published a feature package about transformative work by community groups and Cornell in Buffalo to help achieve smart, sustainable, grassroots growth in neighborhoods throughout the city. It is a great story to showcase all of Cornell’s incredible efforts in Buffalo!

Cornell Hometown Alumni Award – Breakfast Ceremony for Matthew Nagowski ‘05

The Division of University Relations, Engaged Cornell, Cornell ILR Buffalo Co-Lab, Office of the Provost and the Cornell Club of Greater Buffalo cordially invite you to…

An Engaged Cornell Convening Breakfast
Cornell New York State Hometown Alumni Award Recognition Ceremony for Matthew Nagowski ’05, Group Vice President, M&T Bank

With a featured talk by Katherine McComas Ph.D. ’00, Vice Provost for Engagement and Land Grant Affairs on the role of the university in civic participation and community development.

Cornell New York State Hometown Alumni Award recipients are Cornell graduates who have contributed in a meaningful way in their home community.

Additional speakers include:

Sean Ryan, New York State Assembly member, District 149

Joel Malina, Vice President of University Relations, Cornell University

Lou Jean Fleron, Director, Cornell ILR Buffalo Co-Lab

Breakfast will be provided. RSVPs are requested by 12/3, contact Catherine March ’14 at cam489@cornell.edu for more information.

Cornell in Buffalo – Cornell Programs that Impact Western New York

Cornell has a direct presence in Western New York that is unknown to many alumni and the greater community. Join us to learn about the many programs, services and activities of Cornell’s ILR Extension Office, The Cornell Cooperative Extensions of Erie & Niagara Counties and the Cornell Club of Greater Buffalo and the benefits that they provide to individuals, organizations, students and alumni. You will also see the Cornell in Buffalo office in the Market Arcade in Downtown Buffalo.

Presentations by representatives of:
– Cornell Buffalo ILR Extension Office
– Cornell Cooperative Extension of Erie County
– Cornell Cooperative Extension of Niagara County
– Cornell Club of Greater Buffalo

Post-event reception – beverages and light refreshments.

This event is free, but registration is requested and closes on November 14. 

For event questions, please contact Jack McGowan ’80 at jpjpg@verizon.net.

International Spirit of Zinck’s Night

Join your fellow Cornellians to eat, drink and be merry on Zinck’s Night, Thursday, October 18. International Spirit of Zinck’s Night is Cornell’s world-wide annual social event in honor of Ithaca saloonkeeper Theodore Zinck, as memorialized in Give my Regards to Davy.

Our Buffalo celebration will be from 6-8 pm at Lakeward Spirits, Buffalo’s largest micro-distillery. Tour the distillation process and enjoy camaraderie and refreshments with alumni. Cash bar; light hors d’oeuvres will be provided.

For event questions, please contact Alyssa Jones ’17 at ajj72@cornell.edu.

This event is free but please register in advance.

Welcome Fall – Ivies Happy Hour

You’re invited to the Fall Ivies Happy Hour!

With the end of summer approaching is nostalgia for your college days kicking in?

We’ve got your fix — please join us for a social happy hour with young and young-at-heart alumni throughout Western New York. Come out Thursday, September 27th to mix and mingle with other Ivy alumni on Deep South Taco’s rooftop patio.

Registration is $10 and includes apps. Cash bar.

For event questions, please contact Kelly Scherer ’11 at kkm53@cornell.edu or Nicole Golias ’17 at njg56@cornell.edu.