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

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.

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.

Sabres vs. NY Islanders and Post-Game Reception with Matt Moulson ’06 – April 2, 2017

Join the Cornell Club of Greater Buffalo at KeyBank Center on April 2nd as the Sabres play the Islanders. Following the game we will gather in the KeyBank Lounge on the 200 Level to meet Matt Moulson ’06. The post game gathering will feature light refreshments. The price for this package is $60.00 and includes your game ticket, a Hot Dog, Popcorn, Pop and admission to the party. Party only admission is available for $10.25 if you are already attending the game.  Game time is 3PM.

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Register at  https://onebuffalo.formstack.com/forms/cornell

Sabres Tickets are available until – March 6.

After Party Only admission tickets are available until March 31.  Please print & bring your voucher.

Winter Networking Happy Hour at Marotto’s Restaurant – February 1, 2017

Join the Cornell Club of Greater Buffalo and our host, Mark Marotto ’82, for the 15th year of networking, food, drinks and fun! Mark will be offering a delicious spread including the world famous pork belly pibil and smoked fish board (see full menu below). Cash bar.

What: Cornell Club of Greater Buffalo Winter Networking Happy Hour
WhereMarotto’s Restaurant
3365 Delaware Avenue, Kenmore, NY 14217
When: Wednesday, February 1, 2017
Time: 5:30-8pm
Cost: $22 per person

RSVP http://cornelluniversity.imodules.com/s/1717/alumni/event.aspx?sid=1717&gid=2&pgid=6246&content_id=7133

Menu:  Smoked fish board (including smoked rainbow trout and carved smoked salmon), bruschetta bread, clams casino, sharp cheeses,  and pork belly pibil (made with our dry house rub, then slow roasted, served with white bean aioli and a slightly spicy house-made BBQ sauce)…..world famous!