Food in a COVID World: A Panel Discussion

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.

Panelists include:

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

Cornell Lecture: Sustainability in Dairy Production

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.

Cows in field

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

Join us for Virtual Book Club!

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.”

Letter from the Cornell Club of Greater Buffalo President

My fellow members of of the Cornell Club of Greater Buffalo  –

For those of you who I haven’t yet had the opportunity to meet, I’m Catherine March, MEng ’14 and your Cornell Club of Greater Buffalo President for the 2020-2022 term. I’m delighted and honored to be serving as your President, having been involved with the club since 2014, and as the Vice President of Programming for the last 3 years.

I’m incredibly grateful to be serving our Cornell community here in Buffalo — including alumni, current students, parents, and friends of Cornell — a community that has welcomed me so warmly since moving here after my time at Cornell. I moved to Buffalo without knowing anyone, and truly found a home here–an experience owing greatly to the strength and the bonds of our Cornell family.

The Cornell Club of Greater Buffalo is the oldest known Cornell Club in University history, active since 1880. We have over 2,000 alumni in the area, with around 40-45 students entering Cornell from the Buffalo-Niagara region every year.

We are a participation based model, so every local student and alumni is a member automatically, and we only charge fees for participation in some events. For the past several years, we’ve held events ranging from volunteer work days, hikes, farm tours, wine tasting, historic tours, Shakespeare in Delaware Park, Bisons Games, hockey games in Ithaca, speaker events, alumni panels, trivia nights, and our monthly book club which has been meeting since 2010. We also participate in University wide events like the Spirit of Zinck’s Night held in October and Cornell Cares Day in January.

We know this year will be different. We will work to bring you events that are engaging and consistent with the University guidelines, while seeking to continue our mission. Our club is as strong and vibrant as the alumni in our community, and I look forward to meeting and interacting with many of you over the coming years.

I want to hear from you — feel free to contact me directly at cam489@cornell.edu. I look forward to all that we can do together as a Cornell community. 
My regards,
Catherine March ’14

CAU Virtual Summer

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.

Adult programming

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