CAU Virtual Summer

Enjoy an education staycation this summer

CAU is committed to providing you with opportunities to connect with Cornell and university faculty this summer. Because the pandemic prevents us from hosting the usual on-campus programming, they have developed a CAU Virtual Summer, which will offer free online content from July 6-31, 2020. For more information see here.

Adult programming

Online offerings for adults will consist of weeklong courses, daily live lectures and discussions with Cornell faculty, and opportunities for interactive discussions with other intellectually curious people.See the full schedule and register now for an adult program

Youth and teen programming

For youth and teens, ages 9–15, CAU is offering free mini-classes led by Cornell students, video tours of research facilities, Q&A sessions with Cornell students, informational sessions with colleges, trivia contests, and other online educational activities.Learn more about youth and teen programming

Cornell Club Mixer

Bring your beverage of choice, and make friends with Cornellians from Cornell Clubs in the USA (DC, MD, NY, PA, KS, CA, WA), Cornell Club of Hong Kong, and Cornell Club of Japan.

Mingle in small discussion groups centered around Cornell-related themes. Share your favorite spots in Collegetown, reminisce on the festivities of Spring/Slope Day, and learn how Cornell has changed over the decades.

We will use Zoom video chat and split everyone into small breakout rooms, so everyone has a chance to talk and share with just a few people. We will rotate everyone around, so you will meet many Cornellians through the mixer. We will start the video chat a few hours early, so come early if you may need technical assistance, and we will help you before the mixer starts. Please register in advance.

Zoom link details will be provided in the registration confirmation e-mail.

For event questions contact Tony Chen ’12 at

eCornell Events – free and open to the public

While we cannot connect in person, we can still learn and interact with our University family virtually.

Cornell University is hosting a series of panel discussions, webinars, and lectures with faculty and experts. These virtual events are free and open to the public and can be found by browsing the website

Upcoming and previously recorded events are available.

Book Club is back – Virtually!

The June 23 Virtual Book Club will feature a book chosen by Randy Chojecki: Inheritance: A Memoir of Genealogy, Paternity, and Love by Dani Shapiro. This nonfiction book discusses the very current topic of using DNA to find relatives. Copies in different formats are available in the Erie County Library System. Many of the libraries are now open for curbside service or for entrance.

Details: June 23, 2020, 7:30 PM, via Zoom

Registration: Register here to get access to the Zoom link – must register at least 15 minutes prior to the book club.

Book Summary: “In the spring of 2016, through a genealogy website to which she had whimsically submitted her DNA, Dani Shapiro received the astonishing news that her beloved deceased father was not her biological father. Over the course of a single day, her entire history–the life she had lived–crumbled beneath her. In just a few hours of Internet sleuthing, she was able to piece together the story of her conception and, remarkably find a YouTube video of her biological father–his face and mannerisms eerily similar to her own.”

For event questions, please contact Celinda A. Crego at CAC432@AOL.COM.

Virtual Annual Meeting & Lecture

With the health and safety of our community in mind, we will be hosting our annual meeting via Zoom this year. Join us on May 20th at 7pm for an evening of Club news, the election of your board officers, and a lecture from Jessica Martinez, Director of the Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art at Cornell.

Jessica Martinez was appointed to lead the museum in 2019, and is its fourth director since its founding in 1973.

Register here to get access to the Zoom meeting