Annual Meeting and Faculty Speaker

Please join us at our annual meeting on May 9th – a Cornell faculty presentation and dinner at The Webb @ Pearl. Come for a cocktail followed by a delicious buffet of Pearl Street’s famous braised pot roast, honey basil chicken, vegetable primavera, and dessert. Event begins at 6:00 pm. Cash bar.

The Club would like to welcome our faculty speaker, Dr. Patrick Reed. Dr. Reed’s Decision Analytics for Complex Systems research group has a strong focus on the sustainability of Food-Energy-Water systems given conflicting demands from ecosystem services, expanding populations, and climate change. The management modeling tools developed by the Reed Research Group combine multiobjective optimization, high performance computing, and advanced spatiotemporal visualization and uncertainty modeling techniques. Engineering design and decision support software developed by Dr. Reed is being used broadly in academic, governmental, and industrial application areas with more than 30,000 users globally.

As part of our annual meeting we will vote on this year’s new Board Directors and Officers.

The $20 registration is required and includes price of buffet. Cash bar. Contact Catherine March ’14 cam489@cornell.edu for more information.

Would You Like to be More Involved?

Ever wonder who is behind the Cornell Club of Greater Buffalo? We are a group of Cornellians from all colleges, degrees, and class years!

We would love to have YOU join our team to bring new events and ideas for ways to bring Cornellians together. From event planning, website management, budgeting, social media, and more, there’s probably a way for you to get involved with Cornell, the Buffalo community, and other alumni.

We are committed to promoting diversity and inclusion in the Cornell Club of Greater Buffalo, and will strive to build a board that reflects the diversity of our Cornell Buffalo community.

Interested? Please reach out to our past president and Nominating Committee Chair, Jack McGowan, ’80 (jpjpg@verizon.net) with why you’re interested in the club no later than March 31, 2019.

Elections are held at our annual meeting and Cornell faculty speaker event, which is May 9, 2019. Save the date, more details coming soon.

Buffalo Museum of Science Tour!

Why? 
It may be the greatest question of all. Why? It’s born of wonder and curiosity. Why? It makes us think and makes us better. Why? It moves us forward. Join us at the Buffalo Museum of Science and explore WHY!

Join us Saturday, April 13th at 11am. Adults, children, and friends of alumni are all welcome at this guided tour of the Marvelous Earth, Explore You, and Artifacts Studio exhibits. After the guided tour, enjoy your packed lunch in the reserved room with the alumni club. The rest of the museum is yours to explore!

The $9 ticket price includes admission into the entire museum (including the Art of the Brick exhibit) and guided tour. Adult/child tickets are the same price – ticket price cannot be used in conjunction with BMS membership.

Children ages 2 and up need a ticket to attend. Limited to 20 attendees

Registration and more information available here.

You’re Invited to the Annual Marotto’s Soiree

You are cordially invited to the Marotto’s Soiree, a winter social at one of our favorite Cornellian owned restaurants. Our host, Mark Marotto ’82, has arranged the following menu:

—sliced-marinated roast pork tenderloin with a honey sesame seed glaze
—house smoked rainbow trout
—penne with broccoli florets and roasted red peppers, garlic and oil
—baked clams casino
—antipasti, sharp cheese
—bruschetta bread

Marotto’s Restaurant is in Kenmore, meet us there on Tuesday, February 19th, 2019 5:30 – 8 p.m.

Registration is encouraged in advance for $15 per person and includes the above menu. The Cornell Cocktail (as documented in the Old Mr. Boston bartender’s guide) will be available – cash bar.

Walk-ins will be accommodated at $25 per person.

For event questions, please contact Mark Beardi ’94 at beardimark@gmail.com

New Year’s Resolution? Read More!

Since 2010, the Cornell Club of Greater Buffalo has sponsored a book club whereby area Cornellians and their friends can gather on a monthly basis to read, discuss, and dine their way through great works of literature. The reading list has included Nobel Prize winners, Cornellians, Buffalo-based authors spanning the range from fiction and non-fiction, illustrated books and short stories.

Interested in joining the Club’s book club?

Join us January 15th at the home of Catherine March ’14 and Matthew Nagowski ’05 where we’ll discuss Celeste Ng’s Everything I Never Told You.

All are welcome at Book Club – this is often a great time of year for a resolution to read more often, or to bring a friend to Book Club.

Contact Celinda Crego ’79 at cac432@aol.com for more information.