Annual Bisons Baseball Game

What could be better than an evening of baseball, racing mascots, hot dogs and fireworks in downtown Buffalo?!
The Cornell Club of Greater Buffalo will be attending the Buffalo Bisons game on Friday August 24th to watch the Herd take on the Pawtucket Red Sox. Game time is 7:05pm and this is the last Friday Night Bash of the season.
Ticket quantities are limited so register early!

For event questions, please contact David Meade at nys.dave@gmail.com.

The Platform @ Shakespeare in Delaware Park

            Cornell Club of Greater Buffalo at Shakespeare in Delaware Park

Join the Cornell Club of Greater Buffalo on Sunday, August 5 for an evening of theater as we gather to see Shakespeare in Delaware Park’s performance of Much Ado About Nothing.

Join us on the platform at the top of Shakespeare Hill in Delaware Park at 7pm, the club rented the platform (with seating) for the night.

Delaware Park – Hoyt Lake is located behind the Rose Garden, off Lincoln Parkway near the Albright-Knox Art Gallery. Please look for the platform at the top of the hill in a reserved section with chairs. Friends and family welcome but this event is limited to 30 attendees.

Feel free to bring blankets, snacks, drinks etc. as food and drinks will not be provided.

Only one spot left on the platform – please register in advance or email Sarah Piskun at sap36@cornell.edu to be notified about any cancellations.

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!

Visit the SDP FAQ’s page for answers to common questions.

July Book Club

The July 10 Book Club will be hosted by Jen Friedman. Jen has selected “Born a Crime” by Trevor Noah. This nonfiction book is written by the host of The Daily Show. “[A] compelling new memoir. . . . By turns alarming, sad and funny, [the] book provides a harrowing look, through the prism of Mr. Noah’s family, at life in South Africa under apartheid and the country’s lurching entry into a postapartheid era in the 1990s.” —The New York Times
There are many copies in the library system.
For more information contact Celinda Crego ’79 at (cac432@aol.com)

Cornell in Buffalo Presents: Faculty Speaker Jamila Michener

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.

June Book Club

The June 12 Book Club selection is “If You Were Here” by Jen Lancaster, at the home of Celinda Crego. This book is a humorous novel about buying and remodeling a house and is the fiction debut of the New York Times bestselling author of My Fair Lazy. There are many copies of this book in the Erie County library system. 

 

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