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MAY 2017


Reunion Weekend 2017 - June 8-11, Ithaca

14th Annual Mid-Atlantic crab feast - June 25, Centreville, Maryland

"Twenty Under Twenty" wine tasting - July 20, The Cornell Club-New York

CAU Travel: "Cuba: Havana and Washington – Renewed Relations" with María Cristina García - Nov. 2-9

Cornell Alumni Association Travel Program: Astounding Antarctica - Feb. 12-25, 2018


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At Reunion 2017, June 8-11, an expected 7,500 Cornell alumni, friends and family will get a Big Red welcome and choose from more than 400 events and activities. See related Cornell Chronicle story.


Grateful Dead fans atop McGraw Tower for chimes concert

Fans of the Grateful Dead flocked to campus May 8 for a Cornell Chimes anniversary concert marking the 40th anniversary of the legendary 1977 show held at Barton Hall.


• Peter Hinkle

• Mary Alice Morrison

• Seymour 'Sy' Smidt

• David B. Wilson







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Commencement Weekend 2017 photo collage
President Pollack to the Class of 2017: Effect change by clarifying values >>

Under warm sunshine May 28, President Martha E. Pollack sent the Cornell University Class of 2017 into the world with a call to clarify their values as they set out to make change in a challenging world. See full Cornell Chronicle coverage of Commencement Weekend, including former U.S. Vice President Joe Biden's Convocation speech and the Cornell Dairy ice cream named in his honor.

Sheila Wilson Allen and Linda Gadsby
Sheila Wilson Allen and Linda Gadsby elected as new trustees >>

Allen '76, DVM '81, and Gadsby '88 are the new alumni-elected members of the board of trustees; they are among nine new trustees whose terms begin July 1.

Richie Moran
Legendary coach pens memoir, "It's Great to be Here" >>

Richie Moran's long-awaited autobiography charts not just his years as a player and lacrosse coach, but a lifetime of connecting with people.

Dan Cohen
Dan Cohen '05: A Hollywood matchmaker >>

The producer spoke on campus in April about the inegrity of the projects he works on, such as "Stranger Things" on Netflix and the film "Arrival."

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In the new issue of Ezra

Explore Cornell's vital connections to and impact on New York City. The university has long had a presence on its stages – not only as an integral part of the city's past, but also as a steadily growing part of its future.


News from Chronicle Online

Martha E. Pollack
Plans take shape for Pollack inauguration, Aug. 24-25 >>

It will include a Festival of Scholarship, an academic symposium and a street fair.

Goldwin Smith Hall
Arts and Sciences launches Future Faculty Initiative with alumni gift >>

A $10 million challenge gift is launching a campaign to support endowed positions.

Ahmed Ahmed
Ahmed Ahmed's journey, from refugee to Rhodes scholar >>

Senior's life story is a remarkable tale of hard work, inspiration and guidance.

Dan Huttenlocher
Cornell Tech has final Open Studio before move to new campus >>

Budding entrepreneurs pitched their ideas to a crowd that included business leaders.

Maplewood dedication
Maplewood graduate housing complex is dedicated >>

Construction of the new housing complex for students and their families is underway.


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