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.

Cornell Book Club – March 14, 2017

The next Cornell Club Book Club meeting will be March 14, 2017 (2nd Tuesday) at the home of Kathy Snyder Egan in East Amherst.

Kathy has selected the classic novella, The Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemingway. “This tale of an aged Cuban fisherman going head-to-head (or hand to fin) with a magnificent marlin encapsulates Hemingway’s favorite motifs of physical and moral challenge.” (quote from Amazon)

In the Erie County library system, there are MANY copies of the book and audio versions.

Please let Celinda Crego  (cac432@aol.com) know if you would like to attend or host an upcoming Book Club meeting. The Book Club will be taking a break for April, and return in May.

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 Hike at Hunter’s Creek Park – February 25

Saturday, February 25 – 11:00 AM

No Cost

Weather permitting, we plan to hike in Hunters Creek County Park, which is located in the town of Wales, New York. The hike will be approximately two hours. The distance covered during the hike will be adjusted to fit within the two-hour duration.

We will meet at the parking area on Hunters Creek Road, which is about 0.25 miles South of Strykersville Road.  The driveway for the parking area is on the West side of Hunters Creek Road.  Please check the weather and trail conditions before arriving, and dress accordingly.

Limited to 20 attendees.  Register at http://cornelluniversity.imodules.com/s/1717/alumni/event.aspx?sid=1717&gid=2&pgid=6340&content_id=7250

For event questions, please contact Kent Roberts at kroberts@hodgsonruss.com.

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