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.

Introducing – your Cornell Faculty Speaker!

Please join us at our annual meeting this May 7th – for a Cornell faculty presentation and dinner at the Saturn Club. Come for a cocktail in the Lounge and Loggia Room followed by a delicious buffet of bruschetta, Tuscan pizzas, steak and chicken carvings stations, and dessert. Dinner begins at 6:30 pm.

The Club would like to welcome our faculty speaker, Professor Brian R. Davis, Assistant Professor of Landscape Architecture, CALS.

Professor Davis conducts research in landscape prototyping, the industrialized rivers in the Americas, and the effect of public space design on water quality in urban rivers. He will be giving a talk on his research and a discussion on Buffalo’s waterways.

Tickets are $30 and include dinner and dessert. Cash bar. Registration is now open.

 

Burchfield-Penney Tour

On Saturday, December 2, Nancy Spector (Agriculture and Life Sciences ‘79; BFA School of the Art Institute of Chicago ’90) will lead us on a tour of the galleries at the Burchfield-Penney based upon a theme near and dear to all Cornellian hearts: SEEING RED.  Tapping into her knowledge as a current Burchfield-Penney docent, Nancy will facilitate a conversation allowing participants to look at and learn about selected artworks with the theme and express their own reactions and interpretations.

After the tour, those who wish are welcome to stick around for a self-funded “healthy-style” lunch at the Museum Café run by Don Wharfe, formerly manager at the Buffalo Yacht Club & Albright-Knox.

Plan to arrive by 10:15 on December 2nd, cost is $5 so register now, there are only seven spots left. Any Questions? Please contact Jim Schneider ’87 at jss73@cornell.edu.

Cornell ILR Professor Talk – “The Gig Economy and the American Dream” with Louis Hyman

Cornell ILR Professor Talk – “The Gig Economy and the American Dream” with Louis Hyman

Wednesday, June 28 at 7 pm

Theodore Roosevelt Inaugural Site

641 Delaware Avenue, Buffalo NY

Free and Open to the Public – No registration required

Louis Hyman is an assistant professor in the Labor Relations, Law, and History department at the ILR school of Cornell University where he also directs the Institute for Workplace Studies. An economic historian, his research focuses on the history of American capitalism, particularly the intersection of the government and the market in everyday economic practice.

Hyman’s current focus is the history of temp labor and the gig economy in the United States. Building on this, Professor Hyman will discuss how the gig economy came to be such an outsized part of the work force, and how it has created both insecurity and opportunity. The discussion will also explore how it could yet be enhanced, with the right government investment, to encourage innovation and a better work-life balance for many Americans.

Sponsored by
Cornell University ILR School | Partnership for the Public Good
Cornell Club of Greater Buffalo | High Road Fellowships
The Worker Institute | Cornell in Buffalo | Theodore Roosevelt Inaugural Site

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.