Join the Cornell Club of Greater Buffalo and author Sung J. Woo, Class of 1994 (Arts), for a very special Book Club on November 17, 2020. Woo will read from his most recent novel, Skin Deep. Woo will also take questions about his book, his writing career, and his connection to Cornell (which includes the writing workshops at Goldwin Smith and a stint at the Daily Sun).
Skin Deep (2020) is a mystery novel set in a small college town inspired by Ithaca and Cornell. Although the they are called Lenrock University and the town of Athena, you will recognize them. Sung J. Woo’s work has appeared in The New York Times, Vox, and PEN/Guernica, among others. Skin Deep is his third novel.
Copies of the paperback book are available for purchase through local book stores, such as Talking Leaves, and through Amazon. It is also available as a Kindle ebook.
Due to COVID, The November 17 Book Club will be held at 7:30pm EST over ZOOM. So grab a snack & your favorite beverage, and join us. No mask required, the link for registration is below. After registering, Cornell will send a ZOOM link to you. Any questions, email or call me.
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.
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
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.
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
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.”