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

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

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.

Presentation on Digital Assets at Death by Judge Barbara Howe – Wednesday, September 14, 2016

The Hotel Lafayette
391 Washington Street
Buffalo, NY 14203

6:00 PM start – $30 per person includes hors d’oevres, desert and coffee and tea service.  Cash bar.

The Cornell Club of Greater Buffalo is excited and proud to have Judge Barbara Howe (A&S) MA ’73, PhD ’76 present to our Cornell community at The Hotel Lafayette.

Email accounts, digital purchases, bank and brokerage accounts, social networking profiles and photo sharing are seamlessly integrated into our everyday lives.  But what happens to these things when we are no longer around? Deciding how to manage your digital legacy just may be the trickiest estate-planning task.  Digital assets, which can have both sentimental and monetary value, often go unaddressed in estate planning and yet, having your digital assets documented and organized is a vital part of estate planning.

Join us for an evening with Judge Howe as she discusses Digital Assets at Death and the importance of considering these assets as you plan for the future.

Registration for this event will conclude on Monday, September 12th.  Register at http://cornelluniversity.imodules.com/s/1717/alumni/event.aspx?sid=1717&gid=2&pgid=3757&content_id=4904

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

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