The September 4th ( 1st Tuesday, the day after Labor Day) Cornell Club Book Club Meeting will be hosted by Eli Kaufman. Eli has chosen the book Grandfather Stories by Samuel Hopkins Adams.
From Wikipedia: “Grandfather Stories
is a book of 23 historical tales by journalist and novelist Samuel Hopkins Adams
. Three were originally published in Woman’s Day
and 15 in The New Yorker
. Most of the stories take place in upper New York State
, along the Erie Canal
. Those stories told by his grandfather occur in the 1820s; others, when Adams was a boy in the 1870s and 1880s. Adams does not state how much of the tales is fact and how much is fiction; some are clearly his own memoirs, others are historical fiction, and still others seem to be a reconstruction of his grandfather’s life experiences.“
Contact Celinda Crego ’79 at firstname.lastname@example.org for additional information.
Cornell Club of Greater Buffalo at Shakespeare in Delaware Park
For groups of more than one – bring a blanket or your own chair and find a spot on the hill – come chat with us before the show or at intermission!
Cornell in Buffalo and the Cornell High Road Fellows Present:
“Health Equity and Democracy”
featuring Jamila Michener
Thursday, June 28th 6-8pm, TR Inaugural Site
Jamila Michener will be speaking at the Theodore Roosevelt Inaugural Site about her book Fragmented Democracy: Medicaid, Federalism, and Unequal Politics:
“Medicaid is the single largest public health insurer in the United States, covering upwards of 70 million Americans. Crucially, Medicaid is also an intergovernmental program that yokes poverty to federalism: the federal government determines its broad contours, while states have tremendous discretion over how Medicaid is designed and implemented. Where some locales are generous and open handed, others are tight-fisted and punitive. In Fragmented Democracy, Jamila Michener demonstrates the consequences of such disparities for democratic citizenship. Unpacking how federalism transforms Medicaid beneficiaries’ interpretations of government and structures their participation in politics, the book examines American democracy from the vantage point(s) of those who are living in or near poverty, (disproportionately) Black or Latino, and reliant on a federated government for vital resources.”
Jamila Michener is an Assistant professor in the department of Government at Cornell University. Her research focuses on poverty and racial inequality in American politics. More specifically, her work explores two overarching themes: the conditions under which economically and racially disadvantaged groups engage in the political process, and the role of the state in shaping the political and economic trajectories of marginalized communities. Centering on these concerns, her research has been supported by the Ford Foundation, the National Science Foundation and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.
Despite a questionable forecast for last Saturday morning, the rains stopped and we had a dry hike. The trail was very challenging in terms of rocks to step over, lots of puddles, and steps to climb. Everyone certainly had their workout for the day!
We came across a 5 month old stray cat two miles into the remote trail, deep in the Niagara Gorge. So Deborah and Bob Kosobucki ’73 carried it out, and took it to the SPCA. During the drive, the Kosobuckis decided to adopt him, and now have him at home in foster status before formal adoption.
As tempting as the name Ezra was, Deborah and Bob have named him Kitty. After just a few days of training, Kitty has already shown himself to be smart by cat standards (and very affectionate!). Kitty is in training so that he will respond to voice commands, especially ‘no’, and so that he won’t scratch or bite. Bob’s a bit of a ‘cat whisper’ and is working to establish trust with Kitty.
A big thank you to Bob Kosobucki ’73 for not only leading a challenging hike, but for taking in Kitty as well!