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Reunion 2010

CALS at Reunion Weekend:
June 10-13, 2010

Join CALS for Reunion Weekend

Friday, June 11

The Food and Brand Lab—Consumer Camps
9:00-10:00 a.m., 10:00–11:00 am, 11:00–noon, 1:30–2:30 pm, and 2:30–3:30 pm, Warren Hall, Room B-45 (except 2:30–3:30 pm, Room TBD)
Professor Brian Wansink, the John S. Dyson Professor of Marketing in the Department of Applied Economics and Management, will offer workshops on why, what, when, and how people eat. Each workshop is limited to 200 people.

Earth and Atmospheric Sciences Open House in Air-Conditioned Snee Hall Atrium
10:00 am–2:00 pm, Snee Hall
Visit the Timothy N. Heasley Mineral Museum, see the mastodon and fossil exhibits, and view the Snee earthquake seismograph. Enjoy a self-guided tour through the Engineering Quad Rock Parks.

Tours of Dairy and Food Processing Plant
10:00 am, 11:30 am, and 1:00 pm.
Cornell Dairy Bar—look for the Cornell cow. Food Science staff will give tours of both facilities (~35 minutes). Space limited to 30 people per tour.

Carol Kammen, “A. D. White on Beauty at Cornell”
10:00 am, Mann Library, Manelski Reading Room, 2nd Floor
Historian and author Carol Kammen will present a lecture that highlights the high standards of beauty and aesthetics held by founder A.D. White in planning the Cornell University campus. Held in conjunction with two exhibits: “Cornell (infra) Red: Photographs of Cornell Architecture by Kent Loeffler,” on display in the Mann Gallery, and the historical spotlight on Cornell greenhouse and conservatory architecture in the Mann Lobby.

CALS Admissions Information Session
11:00 am, 102 Mann Library
This group session for prospective students (first-year and transfer) presents information about the CALS admissions process. Topics include—college overview, introduction to majors, CALS graduation requirements, application tips and advice.

All-Alumni Affair with CALS Department Display Booths
11:30 am–2:00 pm, Barton Hall
Lunch tickets available on site.

Landscape Architecture Open House
1:00–4:30 pm, 440 Kennedy Hall
The undergraduate landscape architecture degree is the only one of its kind in the Ivy League. Visit the studio and new mezzanine.

Liberty Hyde Bailey Lecture: “Renewable Energy Research and Development at Cornell University”
1:00–2:30 pm, Call Alumni Auditorium, Kennedy Hall
Experts at Cornell are developing renewable energy technologies including solar, geothermal, and those that convert biomass into heat and power. This panel includes Cornell experts working on renewable energy options such as anaerobic digestion that produces methane from waste streams; slow pyrolysis, a carbon-negative technology that produces combustible gasses and a valuable soil supplement (biochar); fuel cells for automotive and other applications; and geothermal systems. Moderator: Michael P. Hoffmann, Director, Cornell University Agricultural Experiment Station; Associate Dean, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. Panelists: Jefferson W. Tester ’66, MS ’67, Croll Professor of Sustainable Energy Systems, Associate Director of Cornell Center for a Sustainable Future; Largus Angenent, Associate Professor, Department of Biological and Environmental Engineering; Paul F. Mutolo ‘94, Director of External Partnerships, Energy Materials Center at Cornell; Thea Whitman, M.S. Candidate, Crop and Soil Sciences.

Drew Harvell, “Out of the Teeming Sea: Cornell’s Blaschka Collection”
1:00 pm, Mann Library, Manelski Reading Room, 2nd Floor
Cornell has an extensive collection of glass invertebrates created by renowned 19th century glass artists Leopold and Rudolf Blaschka. Drew Harvell, professor of ecology and evolutionary biology and marine biologist, will describe the importance of the Blaschkas’ work to the 19th and early 20th century study of ocean biology through a slide show of the Blaschka’s glass pieces and rarely seen watercolors, highlighting current efforts to restore the exquisite collection for permanent display at Mann Library and Corson Mudd Hall.

Olin Lecture: Tom Peters '64, best-selling author & co-author of "In Search of Excellence"
3:00 pm, Bailey Hall
The Olin Lecture was established in 1986 through a gift from the Spencer T. and Ann W. Olin Foundation. Each year, an internationally prominent speaker addresses a topic relevant to higher education and the current world situation. The lecture is free and open to the public. More information (PDF).

Mann Library Open House
3:00–5:00 pm
Drop in during Mann Library’s Open House to explore the high technology and classic Art Deco, creative collaboration and quiet study, book browsing and bird watching, art and hard science of the renovated library. Guided tours available on request at the Mann Reference and Information Desk.

Earth and Atmospheric Sciences Faculty Lecture
3:00–4:00 pm, 2146 Snee Hall
“Energy in the 21st Century: Informing Hard Choices,” featuring EAS professors Rick Allmendinger and Larry Brown.

Saturday, June 12

Reunion Run
7:30 am, Barton Hall, Garden Avenue entrance
Pre-registration encouraged for the 2- or 5-mile run.

CALS Reunion Breakfast and College Open House
8:00–10:00 am, Trillium, Kennedy Hall (Note: later start time at 8:00 am)
Enjoy fellowship with Dean Susan Henry, alumni, faculty, and friends of the college as the dean gives her final presentation as retiring dean. Jim Alves ’01, CALS Alumni Association president, will host the association’s annual meeting. Enjoy the buffet breakfast and browse informational tables from more than 15 CALS departments.

Earth and Atmospheric Sciences Open House in the Air-Conditioned Snee Hall Atrium
10:00 a.m.–2:00 pm, Snee Hall
Visit the Timothy N. Heasley Mineral Museum and inspect the mastodon and fossil exhibits while keeping an eye of the earth’s last rumblings at the Snee earthquake seismograph. Take a self-guided tour through the Engineering Quad Rock Parks.

State of the University Address
10:30 am, Bailey Hall
Cornell University President David J. Skorton will deliver his annual Reunion State of the University Address. Open to all Reunion attendees and guests.

Communication Department Open House
11:00 am–1:00 pm, Kennedy Hall, 3rd Floor
Aumni and friends of the department can connect with faculty and students. Come experience the exciting things we are doing in Communication.

All-Alumni Affair with CALS Department Display Booths
11:30 a.m.–2:00 pm, Barton Hall
Lunch tickets available on site.

Plant Biology Alumni Gathering
11:30 am, G37 Plant Sciences, MacDaniels Room
Join us for some light refreshments while visiting with fellow Plant Biology, Botany, and Plant Science alumni and faculty.

Biological and Environmental Engineering Alumni Gathering
Noon–1:30 pm, Room 105, Riley Robb
Enjoy a light lunch while visiting with fellow alumni and current and former faculty.

Earth and Atmospheric Sciences Faculty Lecture
1:00–2:00 pm, 2146 Snee Hall
“Plates, Politics, and Poverty in the 21st Century: Challenges and Lessons Learned from the January 20, 2010 Haiti Earthquake Disaster” by EAS professor Chris Andronicos.

Wine Tasting
1:30–3:30 pm, Trillium, Kennedy Hall
Savor the flavor of New York State wines and meet winery owners at this popular reunion event. Free admission to all alumni and guests, 21 and older.

Tour of the Paleontological Research Institution (PRI) and Museum of the Earth
2:00–4:00 pm
See a right-whale skeleton suspended in the atrium, observe the newly installed seismograph display, view research by EAS faculty and students, and collect fossils from the Devonian seas of Ithaca. Fun for all! Free admission to alumni and families.

Allan Hosie Treman ’21 Memorial Concert
2:30 pm, F.R. Newman Arboretum (Flat Rock entrance), Cornell Plantations
Annual reunion concert, featuring the Hangovers.

Mann Library Open House
3:00-5:00 pm
High technology and classic Art Deco, book browsing and bird watching, art and science—explore the renovated library. Guided tours by request at the Mann Reference and Information Desk.

Natural Resources Open House
3:00–4:30 pm, Breezeway between Fernow and Emerson
Join us for wine tasting and light refreshments while you visit with fellow Natural Resources alumni and former and current faculty. Professor Paul Curtis will provide an update on the department.

Lecture at the Paleontological Research Institution (PRI) and Museum of the Earth
3:00–4:00 pm
Presentation by EAS Professor and Director of PRI, Warren D. Allmon.

Cornelliana Night
9:30 pm, Bailey Hall
Join the Alumnae Chorus and the Alumni Glee Club in songs of Cornell. Reunion attendance and giving will be recognized.

Barton Hall Display Booths
The All-Alumni Affair in Barton Hall is open to all on Friday and Saturday, 11:30 am–2:00 pm, featuring many information booths, including CALS-specific:
CALS Display Booth: Discover the key academic priorities of the college; learn more about admissions, career development, and alumni programs. Department of Education Booth: Drop by the department’s booth to learn more about its history at Cornell and the many newsworthy events currently taking place. Paleontological Research Institute/Earth and Atmospheric Sciences Display Booth: Hands-on exhibits will feature ground-penetrating radar, an operating seismograph, and unusual rocks and fossils from the EAS/PRI collections.

Cornelliana Night
9:30 pm, Bailey Hall
Join the Alumnae Chorus and the Alumni Glee Club in songs of Cornell. Reunion attendance and giving will be recognized.

Ongoing Events

Guided Tours of the Cornell Plantations
Experience the Cornell Plantations—arboretum, botanical garden, and natural areas.

Mann Library Ongoing Exhibits
Thursday & Friday, 8:00 am–5:00 pm; Saturday, Noon–6:00 pm

For more Reunion Information, please visit www.alumni.cornell.edu/reunion.