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 craft 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.

 

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.

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.