Annual Meeting and Faculty Speaker

Please join us at our annual meeting this May – 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. Dinner begins at 6:30 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.

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.

October Book Club

Our October Book Club meeting will be held on October 9 (2nd Tuesday) at the home of Rick Greenberg. Rick has chosen the graphic novel, Fun Home: a FamilyTragicomic by Alison Bechdel. This book is a QUICK read.
From Amazon: “A fresh and brilliantly told memoir from a cult favorite comic artist, marked by gothic twists, a family funeral home, sexual angst, and great books.”
From Wikipedia:”
The memoir focuses on Bechdel’s family, and is centered on her relationship with her father, Bruce. Bruce Bechdel was a funeral director and high school English teacher in Beech Creek, where Alison and her siblings grew up. The book’s title comes from the family nickname for the funeral home, the family business in which Bruce Bechdel grew up and later worked; the phrase also refers ironically to Bruce Bechdel’s tyrannical domestic rule. Bruce Bechdel’s two occupations are reflected in Fun Home’s focus on death and literature.

Please contact Celinda Crego ’79  (cac432@aol.com) for additional information, or if you would like to attend or host an upcoming Book Club meeting.

Welcome Fall Ivies Happy Hour

You’re invited to the Fall Ivies Happy Hour!

With the end of summer approaching is nostalgia for your college days kicking in?

We’ve got your fix — please join us for a social happy hour with young and young-at-heart alumni throughout Western New York. Come out Thursday, September 27th to mix and mingle with other Ivy alumni on Deep South Taco’s rooftop patio.

Registration is $10 and includes apps. Cash bar.

For event questions, please contact Kelly Scherer ’11 at kkm53@cornell.edu or Nicole Golias ’17 at njg56@cornell.edu.

International Spirit of Zinck’s Night

Join your fellow Cornellians to eat, drink and be merry on Zinck’s Night, Thursday, October 18. International Spirit of Zinck’s Night is Cornell’s world-wide annual social event in honor of Ithaca saloonkeeper Theodore Zinck, as memorialized in Give my Regards to Davy.

Our Buffalo celebration will be from 6-8 pm at Lakeward Spirits, Buffalo’s largest micro-distillery. Tour the distillation process and enjoy camaraderie and refreshments with alumni. Cash bar; light hors d’oeuvres will be provided.

For event questions, please contact Alyssa Jones ’17 at ajj72@cornell.edu.

This event is free but please register in advance.