Family Fun at Kelkenberg Farm of Clarence – May 20

Please join us for a morning of family fun at Kelkenberg Farm of Clarence, owned and operated by Cornellians Patrick and Charlene Spoth. There will be pony and hay rides, as well as the opportunity to interact with many of the baby animals that will be born this spring. We’ll have space for a picnic and the Cornell Club of Buffalo will provide some light snacks/treats. Please plan to bring your own lunch/picnic fare.

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Date: Saturday, May 20, 2017

Time: 10:30 am – 1:00 pm

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

Cost: There is no cost for Cornellians and Cornell families but Registration is required using this link .
For event questions, please contact Jenn Warner at jennifer.shirk@gmail.com.

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

 

Annual Dinner Meeting & Alumni Speakers – May 10

The Saturn Club, 977 Delaware Ave., Buffalo, NY 14209

$40 per person

Please join us at the Saturn Club on Wednesday, May 10 from 6 – 9 pm for an evening of food, drink (cash bar), networking, election of new board members, our annual meeting with alumni community and a speaker panel. Jack McGowan ‘80, Secretary of the Board and Immediate Past President, will moderate a discussion panel with Dean Paul Tesluk ’91 from the School of Management at UB and Dean Dan Borgia ’81 from the Richard J. Wehle School of Business at Canisius College.  The Deans will discuss the focus of the business education programs at UB and Canisius, how these programs interact with and impact the Western New York community and how their Cornell educations have positioned them to lead business education.

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Please click here to register.
For event questions, please contact Tim Vanini at lavanooche@icloud.com.

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

Spring Cornell Cares Day with Riverkeeper – April 22

As part of the Spring Cornell Cares Day, Cornellians are invited to help in the Buffalo Niagara Riverkeeper annual Spring Cleanup!

On the morning of Saturday, April 22, Riverkeeper will host their annual spring shoreline sweep, ‘captaining’ the clean-up efforts of Lasalle Waterfront Park in Niagara Falls, NY. Efforts will begin at 10AM and volunteers should dress appropriately. Gloves and trash bags will be provided. Family and friends are of course invited to pitch in. The cleanup will conclude around 12PM.

Questions? Or to register for the clean-up please email your name, contact info, and anticipated number in your group to Chris Kramer at cakramer42@yahoo.com.

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: http://bit.ly/2lCkaUm

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.