Cornell Hockey Coming to AZ

Did you know that Cornell Men’s Hockey will be visiting Arizona this winter for the first time ever?? Stay cool this summer, watch our LinkedIn and Facebook pages for more details, and keep your calendar open for New Years’ weekend!

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Cornell According to Sound: Your chance to visit campus this year

Three screening dates: 12/6, 12/8, or 12/9

This holiday season, hear the roar of Ithaca Falls, the music of the Chimes resonating across campus, and the clatter of a Big Red Hockey game, all while staying cozy at home.

Public radio sound producers Chris Hoff ’02 and Sam Harnett spent time recording sounds on and around campus, digging through archives, and listening to research. Now, they’re going to share everything they’ve discovered and created with you.

Join us for Cornell According to Sound, an immersive live sound experience designed for you to plug in your headphones, tune in, and chill out. Close your eyes and enjoy this unique audio sensory ride: it’s Cornell like you’ve never heard it before.

Read more and register today by visiting this link.

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COVID-19 Math Modeling for Cornell’s Fall Semester

An Alumni Discussion with Assoc. Professor Peter Frazier
Thursday November 12, 2020, 6:30PM MST

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As Cornell University confronted daunting reactivation challenges this summer, it turned to its own world-renowned faculty, staff, students, and the Ithaca community.

President Martha Pollack and the Administration led an all-hands, data-driven, scientific approach to preserve the highly-valued Cornell residential education and interactions with faculty, and realized it would require “freedom with mutual community responsibility,” massive and aggressive testing, tracing, and isolation solutions, new instructional approaches, and on-going community vigilance. But the administration needed one more critical ingredient: confidence the Fall 2020 reactivation plan could outperform alternative scenarios.

The University called upon Cornell’s School of Operations Research and Information Engineering and the COVID-19 Modeling Team, led by Associate Professor Peter Frazier. The outcome? “First, mathematical modeling played a key role in the decision to reopen: models showed that reopening with aggressive mandatory testing is less risky than virtual instruction with a weak testing mandate across a wide range of parameters. Second, it helped design the testing interventions that are a cornerstone of Cornell’s COVID-19 control strategy. This includes [the University’s] asymptomatic screening program that is nearly unparalleled in its breadth and frequency. It also includes [the] unique-to-Cornell adaptive testing program that blends traditional contact tracing with asymptomatic screening to race ahead and encircle the virus.”

The Cornell Club of Arizona invites you to hear Professor Frazier explain the practical challenges, assumptions, model results, and on-going refinements driving one of the biggest decisions in recent history at Cornell. He will help us understand how even “imperfect simulations of reality” can engender confidence for decision-makers in challenging times, based on the team’s paper COVID-19 Mathematical Modeling for Cornell’s Fall Semester published June 15, 2020.

Related Links:
Cornell Daily Sun – Q&A on the Model Reopening Campus
Cornell Chronicle – Robots, know-how drive massive testing effort
Cornell Faculty Townhall on Reactivation Plans

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BYOW Irish Whiskey Tasting

Thursday October 15, 2020
8:00PM MST

Tired of Zooming? Don’t give up until you experience an Irish Whiskey Tasting—from home—with our Arizona host, Steve Goumas (Hotel ’78) for this year’s special Zinck’s Night online event! Crack open your liquor cabinet and learn the real differences among scotches and whiskeys, and the different flavor profiles among Irish whiskeys.

This year’s International Spirit of Zinck’s Night is special for three reasons that matter to every Arizona Cornelllian:

  1. Toast to Zinck’s and the Class of 2020 who missed their well-deserved march across Schoellkopf field!
  2. Support our local Cornell Hotelies in spirit while learning how to taste fine Irish Spirits!
  3. Make this the best hour in the 24-hour worldwide Zinck’s event!

The 24 Hours of Zinck’s is a virtual daylong event that ends with the final hour starting at 8:00PM MST on October 15th, 2020. Stay for one hour or all twenty-four—if you dare!

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Cornell Homecoming: StayHomecoming

Event Dates: October 9-10, 2020

Homecoming is all about community. Each fall, the Cornell community gathers in Ithaca and around the world to connect, learn, relive favorite Cornell traditions, and make new memories.

This year, we can’t wait to bring you exclusive downloads, interactive events, and everything else you’ll need to celebrate StayHomecoming in true Cornellian style, digitally. A full schedule of events will be available soon.

Cornell Homecoming 2020

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Happy Hour & Family Trivia Night III

Event Date: September 24, 2020 from 7:30 PM-9:30 PM MST

Whether you’re a regular or you missed our previous two Trivia Nights, this is a great opportunity to exercise some dormant neurons and meet some friendly people.  Trivia master Todd Rethemeier (‘93 Engr, ‘94 MEng, ‘95 JGSM) will quiz us through topics ranging from pop culture, folklore, current events, and of course Cornelliana.

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Club Mixer: “Around the World” Digital Happy Hour

Event Date: Saturday August 22: 7:00-8:00pm MST

Bring your beverage of choice and make friends with Cornellians from alumni Clubs in Arizona, Charlotte, Chicago, Los Angeles, Mid-America, Northern NJ, Seattle, Washington DC and around the world – Beijing, Japan, Philippines, Shanghai, Shenzhen, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand, and Toronto. It will be Cornellians across the generations: from recent graduates to those who are now grandparents to Cornellians.

Mingle in small discussion groups centered around Cornell-related themes. Share your favorite spots in Collegetown, reminisce on the festivities of Spring/Slope Day, and learn how Cornell has changed over the decades.

We will use Zoom video chat and split everyone into small breakout rooms, so everyone has a chance to talk and share with just a few people. We will rotate everyone around, so you will meet many Cornellians through the mixer. We will start the video chat a few hours early, so come early if you may need technical assistance, and we will help you before the mixer starts.

Zoom link details will be provided in the registration confirmation e-mail.

Event questions: Tony Chen
Event registration questions: Christina Ulrich

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eCornell Lectures This Week (July 15, 16)

Campaigns in the Time of COVID-19: What Can We Expect?
Wednesday, July 15, 2020 at 11am ET
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Our Changing Menu: Climate Change and the Foods We Love and Need
Wednesday, July 15, 2020 at 1pm ET
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Functional or Fractured Supply Chains? Climate Change, COVID, and Shared Prosperity
Thursday, July 16, 2020 at 12pm ET
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Please feel free to invite your teams and others in your organization or network who may find these topics to be of interest.

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eCornell Lectures This Week

Hospitality Marketing: Adjusting Your Approach and Messaging in the Face of COVID-19
Wednesday, July 8, 2020 at 9am ET
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Racial Equity in Higher Education: Turning Student Activism Into Real Change
Wednesday, July 8, 2020 at 1pm ET
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Profits With Purpose: Business Education and Research With Impact
Thursday, July 9, 2020 at 11am ET
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Please feel free to invite your teams and others in your organization or network who may find these topics to be of interest.

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CCAZ Zoom Happy Hour & Family Trivia Night II

Thursday July 9th, 7:30-9:30pm MST

Everyone had a great time last month, so we’ll do it again! Trivia night is a great way to reconnect, entertain your family, and meet your new best friend. All Cornellians (especially those new to Arizona) should definitely use this opportunity to strike up some new connections.

Meet on Zoom for Happy Hour & Trivia Night. After an opportunity to introduce yourself and your family, sit down with your favorite BYOB cocktail (or soft drink) for team trivia. Trivia master Todd Rethemeier (‘93 Engr, ‘94 MEng, ‘95 JGSM) will quiz us through topics ranging from pop culture, folklore, current events, and of course Cornelliana.

Register Here for the Free Online Event

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