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Cornell Club of the UAE: New Student Send-Off 2017
Dubai | July 28, 2017

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The Cornell Club Middle East hosted a new student send-off on Friday, July 28th for new undergraduates and graduate students joining Cornell University this fall from the UAE. The event was held at The FIVE Palm Jumeirah which served as a beautiful backdrop for all to network, share experiences, renew friendships and meet new acquaintances!

The Club invited all current and new students as well as their parents to join senior alumni and members of the Cornell Club Middle East to share their support and advice to the students and in this regard The Cornell Club Middle East also hosted a brief Q&A session for students and parents to ask questions, offer advice and leverage from each other’s knowledge of the Cornell experience. -Arnold Xavier MS '11

Cornellians in Shenzhen: New Student Send-Off 2017
Shenzhen | July 28, 2017

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Yu Gu MBA '11 hosted a student send-off event welcoming students and alumni from the Pearl River Delta area to share experiences and and ask questions.  The event featured Professor Christopher Dunn, Executive Director of the Cornell Botanic Gardens.


Cornell Club of Thailand: New Student Send-Off 2017 & Annual Reunion
Bangkok | July 25, 2017

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The Cornell Club of Thailand hosted a memorable masquerade themed reunion and new student send-off. It was an ideal opportunity for all to network, mingle, renew friendships, and meet new acquaintances! They also held an auction, where limited items were auctioned off to the highest bidders! Professors Thak Chaloemtiarana MA '71, PhD '74, and Wiwak also participated in the event. Professor Wiwak shared memories from his early years, and his perspective on the importance of a diverse student body in today's world. Professor Chaloemtiarana shared updates on the status of Thai studies at Cornell and the US. Hongnan Ma MA '01, director of International Alumni Relations, remarked on campus updates and global alumni engagement.


Cornell Club of Beijing: New Student Send-Off 2017
Beijing | July 22, 2017

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Co-presidents Tanni Wu '06 and Alen Zhou '03, along with the rest of the Cornell Club of Beijing brought back memories of the Helen Newman bowling center and held their student send-off at the East Ring Bowling Hall.  Kudos on bringing Cornell to Beijing!


Cornell Club of Singapore: New Student Send-Off 2017
Singapore | July 22, 2017

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The Cornell Club in Singapore organised the Big Red Singapore Send Off 2017 on 22 July 2017 and invited existing and incoming students and alumni to attend. The event was held at the Muddy Murphy's Pub in Orchard Road and well attended by 56 students, alum and parents. Everyone spent a happy 3 hours mixing, reconnecting and making new friends. We look forward to the next such event! - Zhong-Wen Huang '05


Cornell Club of Japan Dinner
Tokyo | July 20, 2017

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Cornell Club president Amane Nakashima MBA '89, hosted a dinner with alumni leaders featuring Fred Schneider '75, professor of Computer Science at Cornell, and Hongnan Ma MA '01, Director of International Alumni Relations, who gave campus and global Cornell updates.


Cornell Club of Luxembourg's Bylaw Signing
Luxembourg | July 15, 2017

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We congratulate Luxembourg on the official signing of their bylaws!


Cornell Club of London: New Student Send-Off 2017
London | July 2, 2017

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On July 2nd, Mabel '83 and Wilson Lee '83 hosted incoming students are their home in London.


Cornell Club of Mexico's 90th Anniversary Gala Concert & Dinner
Mexico City | June 22, 2017

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On June 22nd, the Cornell Club of Mexico hosted a gala in celebration of their 90th anniversary. The gala featured a concert by Professor Kurt Groenewold. Vice Provost of International Affairs, Laura Spitz, also attended at their keynote speaker.


Cornell Club of Luxembourg Event
Luxembourg | June 19, 2017

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Whether you are looking for an inclusive community of Cornellians, or a welcoming group of American expatriate compatriots, look no further than the newly forming Cornell Club of Luxembourg. The group is led by Lucien Clavier MS ’14, PhD ’16, a volunteer leader who knows the meaning of hospitality, and is heading up this great convocation. Lucien “aims to give alumni in Luxembourg, as well as their parents and friends, a way to expand their knowledge and connection to Cornell, grow friendship with other Cornellians, continue the process of life-long learning, and serve the university, alumni, students, and the overall community.” Lucien even details why you should join this and other alumni clubs in his LinkedIn article. The Luxembourg team is helping to energize and connect not only Cornellians in the region, but the whole expat community through shared cultural and educational experience. We look forward to hearing more best practices from Luxembourg in the years to come.


Cornell Club of London and CHS Annual Meeting
London | June 16, 2017

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Greetings from London where I met members of the Cornell Clubs of the U. K. board last night to discuss the team's vision and plan for the year ahead. Looking forward to visits with local alumni and many more from around EMEA at the 2017 CHS Regional Annual Meeting where 80~ hotellies from around EMEA are gathering this weekend to rekindle Big Red connections and share insights into the rapidly changing scenes of the hospitality and tourism industry amidst the recent social political shifts. -Hongnan Ma, Director of International Alumni Relations.


Cornell Club of Israel's Networking Event with Ron Brachman
Tel-Aviv | June 11, 2017

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On June 11th, the Cornell Club of Israel hosted Prof. Ron Brachman, Director of the Jacobs Technion-Cornell Institute and professor of Computer Science, who shared the latest news about Cornell Tech (whose first buildings will open for students later this summer). Director of International Alumni Relations, Hongnan Ma joined the group, and provided updates on the global Cornell alumni community.


Cornell Club of Japan's Inter-Ivy Mixer
Tokyo | May 24, 2017

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The Cornell Club of Japan organized an Inter-Ivy mixer Wednesday 24th, wich was attended by 190 participants. In attendance were alumni from ivy schools, along with US Berkeley, U of Chicago, USLA, and Trinity College.


Cornell Club of Indonesia's Ivy Social
Jakarta | March 11, 2017

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Cornell Club Indonesia had the opportunity to host an Ivy Social event, where alumni of Ivy League schools meet for a night of networking, nostalgia, as well as a special cocktail making class session. The Ivy Social event was held on Saturday, March 11, 2017 in Potato Head, Pacific Place Mall, Jakarta. the Ivy Social event was a special one as the proceeds from the event will go towards charity, specifically The Emmanuel Foundation, a foundation that provides shelter for underprivileged children, education programs & scholarships, job placement for the disabled, as well as operating mobile libraries and clean water programs.


Johnson Club of China 2017 Chinese New Year Celebration
Hong Kong | March 3, 2017

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Cornell Johnson Hotpot Karaoke is the first event post Chinese New Year hosted by Cornell Club of China in Hong Kong. In the midst of the cold winter, alumni from Johnson School gathered for an evening of networking, karaoke, and hotpot. We celebrate the Year of Rooster with alumni's beautiful voice and endless laughter, and look forward to another fruitful year ahead. - Eva Lu


Luxembourg's Cornell/SHU/Miami U Event
Luxembourg | February 23, 2017

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Our past event at the Steiler - joint with Miami U and Sacred Heart U - was a success with about 35 enthusiastic alumni meeting and chatting about their rich experience in the US and in Luxembourg !
We look forward to a continued collaboration with both Miami U and SHU, which both host MBA programs in the Grand-Duchy. - Lucien Clavier MS '14, PhD '16


The First Cornell Alumni Event of the Year in Mumbai
Mumbai | February 17, 2017

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The first Cornell Alumni event of the year in Mumbai was hosted at a 1920s-style speakeasy pub and restaurant in Kamla Mills called Please Don't Tell. The owner of the pub, Cornell Hotel Management Alum Abhayraj Kohli, ensured that all alumni enjoyed discounts on food and drink. About 25 alumni attended the event and for many it was their first Cornell get-together. It was a very successful event where alumni from several walks of life got to connect with each other. Rishabh Gupta, Eric Maimon, Sam Lester and Paolomi Merchant were the four organizers. They have been working on formalizing the Cornell Alumni Chapter in Mumbai and were happy to see a good first response to their efforts.


Women's Tea in London
London | February 11, 2017


On February 11th, alumnae gathered at Bea Vo's Boondocks restaurant in London for a roundtable career discussion.  Participants included Professor Kathleen O'Connor, Dr. Natalie Teich '65, and Dana Day '00.  Afternoon tea was prepared by Bea Vo '04, founder of Boondocks and Stax Carnaby restaurants.


Cornell Club of Singapore's Event with Prof. Anne Blackburn
Hong Kong | January 19, 2017

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On January 19th, the club hosted a dinner with Prof Anne Blackburn, South Asia Program, at the Department of Asian Studies at Cornell. Professor Blackburn studies Buddhism in South and Southeast Asia, with a special interest in Buddhist monastic culture and Buddhist participation in networks linking Sri Lanka and mainland Southeast Asia before and during colonial presence in the region.


Cornell Club of Hong Kong Soap Cycles for Cornell Cares Day
Hong Kong | January 7, 2017


Kicking off the new year right, the Cornell Club of Hong Kong continued the holiday spirit of giving by Soap Cycling- helping to recycle and distribute lightly used soaps form hotels to underprivileged families and communities, thus improving sanitation and hygiene for those in need. A volunteer team of 20 people recycled 200kg of soap!  Soap Cycling is the first organization of this kind in Asia, and is operated largely through student volunteers from the University of Hong Kong.


Cornell Club of Shanghai's Cocktail Event
Shanghai | January 7, 2017

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Cornellians in Luxembourg
Luxembourg | 2016

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Tucked neatly between Belgium, France, and Germany, Luxembourg sits, small in size, but bursting with Big Red Spirit. This loyal group of Cornellians have been wearing their Cornell pride on their sleeves, and have been hosting a number
of events in their area. They have gathered for group meetings, Independence Day, Zinck’s Night, Thanksgiving, and even an Election Breakfast
organized by the US Embassy in Luxembourg, along with other alumni club leaders, Prime Minister Xavier Bettel and Ambassador David McKean. This is only the beginning for this energetic group, and we can’t wait to see what they do next!


The Cornell Club of UAE's Holiday Gathering
Dubai | December 9, 2016

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On the 9th of December the Cornell Club of the UAE held a holiday gathering to end 2016 around friends and fellow alumni. 25 Cornellians gathered at the house of Heather Henyon MBA ’03, Board Member, and Armen Vartanian MBA ‘03, who graciously hosted the event at their home. It was an evening of catching up with old friends and acquaintances, with a spread of food, drink and stories on offer.

We, the board of the Cornell Club of the UAE, would like to thank each of the attendees for thier participation in the event. -Arnold Xavier MS '11

Professor Robert Frank at the London School of Economics
London | December 7, 2016

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Professor Robert Frank spoke to a full house at the London School of Economics about his new book "Success and Luck: Good Fortune and the Myth of Meritocracy". The panel discussing the book included MP Ed Miliband, the former leader of the UK Labour Party and LSE professors.

Alumni in attendance included Ariel Chen (MBA '99), Gloria Gao (MBA '99), Chau-Jean Lin (Eng '02). -Tim Takacs MBA '99

The Cornell Club of Japan's American Holiday Dinner
Tokyo | December 3, 2016

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In Tokyo everyone is busy pushing more business toward the year end and out on bonenkai nearly everyday. Cornellians are celebrating the end of the year with several recent activities. On December 3rd, the Cornell Club of Japan hosted an American Holiday Dinner and had 55 alumni and their families in attendance. Johnson alumni held a reception on December 12th and the next day, December 13th, thirty Johnson School second-year students and Professor Mark Milstein visited Kewpie Corporation. They move onto Kanazawa and Kyoto and then Seoul. Looking forward to another great year filled with fun, festive Cornell activity! - Amane Nakashima MBA '89, Cornell Club of Japan President


The Cornell Club of Shanghai & CHS's Holiday Party
Shanghai | December 3, 2016

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The Cornell Club of Shanghai and CHS held a holiday dinner on December 3rd at the Marriott City Bistro. The night included a full buffet and a turkey. Everyone was in high Big Red spirits, and enjoyed one another's company, appreciative of their Cornell family.



The Cornell Club of Indonesia's "Start-Up Nation" Collaboration
Bangkok | November 29, 2016

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The Cornell Club of London's Thanksgiving Dinner
London | November 26, 2016

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About 75 people - students, alumni and guests - gathered at the East India Club in central London for the 32nd Annual Cornell Club of London Family Thanksgiving Dinner. We had alumni from the class of 1952 and prospective alumni from the class of 2018. The tradition began when Cornell first initiated its Cornell Abroad program in the UK and has continued ever since. The event is held on the Saturday following the actual Thanksgiving date as Thanksgiving and the following day are regular work or study days and are not really "recognized" in the UK (though Black Friday sales have somehow crossed the pond). But this gives the students an opportunity to come to London from their various UK universities for the weekend; there were several students from Scotland this year. The meal is always the traditional one (with vegetarian options if requested) and we sit at tables by candlelight. It is also an opportunity for the students to tell the alumni about their life in the UK - and often about differences they find between UK and US universities - and vice versa. And, of course, a highlight of the event is singing the Alma Mater - a thread across the different ages.-Natalie Teich, CCL President


The Cornell Club of Beijing's Thanksgiving Dinner
Geneva | November 24, 2016

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Cornell Club of Beijing held a Thanksgiving Dinner at Chao Living Room and had over 30 alumni attending. It was a great night of catching up and meeting new friends.


The Cornell Club of Switzerland's 30th Anniversary & AGM Thanksgiving
Geneva | November 26, 2016

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Getting younger at the Cornell Club of Switzerland!

We were wondering whether the annual Thanksgiving dinner is a good indicator of the demographic profile of the Cornell Club of Switzerland! But more on that later…

This year’s celebrations started with a guided tour of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Museum in Geneva. While we all know it as an iconic Swiss institution, it was mind blowing to see the efforts put in by the Swiss to accept and document refugees during the World Wars, in a precise and orderly Swiss style. All by volunteers. Hand written index cards, catalogued so that families and relatives could be located and unified. The mostly European effort at that time has now expanded globally with the International Committee of the Red Cross present in almost all countries of the world, reaching out in emergencies and keeping up the work of helping family members find each other, together with national partners. The old, as well as updated, systems of record keeping and photographs are vividly exhibited at the museum.

After this moving visit, we wandered down towards the lake of Geneva, some stopping off at the peaceful Ariana glass museum just across the street, others strolling through the welcoming botanical gardens to finally reach the lake, admiring its “jet d’eau”, evading joggers and bikers, to arrive at the Hotel President Wilson, grandly standing on the lake with views over the peaks of the Mont-Blanc, now pale pink in the setting winter sun.

Thanksgiving dinners seldom take place in Geneva, since some consider it too far from the central hubs of Basel or Zurich (all of three hours!). Nevertheless, about 45 persons make it each year and we are amazed how the Swiss lay out impressive and true to American tradition, Thanksgiving dinners.

But before we get to that - the annual meeting. Impeccably prepared and smoothly run by our President, Dr. Christophe Zimmerli, with financials tirelessly prepared by Bernie McCabe, a former President, informing us of the club’s healthy bank balance and the importance of keeping it so by not overspending. Solid Swiss advice! We were not sure whether the champagne glasses we saw just before entering the meeting room contributed to the speedy conclusion of the meeting.

This was a first. Certainly due to the generosity of Pablo Pizarro, a former Cornellian, General Manager of the President Wilson. But yes, champagne was flowing at the aperitif, together with bites that only the President Wilson Hotel could produce. Some of us tottered and others walked gracefully into the dining room to be served a seasonal pumpkin soup as starters. Then, four well browned turkeys were displayed, accompanied by an over the top array of delicious veggies, well beyond a typical Thanksgiving, concluded with a dessert and “mignardises”.

But the cherry on the cake was during introductions around the room to find that young Nicolas de Raemy is a 2016 graduate, others graduating in the last decade - and yet others in the last century! A marvelous spread of age groups, vivacity, stamina and conversations. So congratulations to Christophe, Club President, and the real mover and shaker behind him, his wife Maria. They have made an extraordinary effort to draw in new and younger members, enabled by a sliding membership fee and great networking opportunities. We were ready to vote in Christophe as President for always - as long as the free champagne kept flowing!

Renu Chahil-Graf
Ph.D. 1977

Cornell College of Business Conference
London | November 10-12, 2016

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Hosted by the Cornell Club of the UK, and entitled Opportunities in a Time of Disruption, the London CCB conference could not have been more timely. Cornellians in London enjoyed a wide range of perspectives from a stellar bill of speakers, including the breathtaking keynote speaker, Unilever CEO and Cornell parent Paul Polman, who gave an inspiring talk on corporate responsibility and sustainability; Dean Gretchen Ritter and former Chancellor of the Exchequer Lord Norman Lamont, who spoke on election results; former Cornell professor, and now soccer industry consultant, Chris Anderson; and Johnson School Professor Kathleen O’Connor on women and change.  Click here for full details of this diverse and thought-provoking program.  We hope this is the first of many exciting international CCB events.


CASE Conference in Hong Kong
Hong Kong | October 11, 2016

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Director of International Alumni Relations Hongnan Ma and alumni leaders Bobby Tsai '83 and Stanley Sun '00, MBA '05 were invited to speak on Cornell's international alumni engagement at a Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) Conference in Hong Kong, October 11th, 2016z.


Daniel Kammen '84 meets with the U.S. Ambassador to Moracco
Moracco | September 14, 2016

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Daniel Kammen '84 and Dwight Bush, Sr '79 pose for a picture before the clumate summit (COP22) in November.


Cornell Club UK Meeting
London | September 14, 2016

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Hongnan Ma, Director of International Alumni Relations, Cornell Alumni Affairs, joined the Cornell Club UK's meeting, brought together to help plan the Cornell College of Business’s first event in London on November 10-12, 2016, as well as other club business.


Cornell Club of Thailand: Cornell Talk 2016
Thailand | September 10, 2016

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"The Cornell Club of Thailand is starting a new initiative to host small academic-themed gatherings in order to engage our members into a deeper discussion of the current events. In this meeting, Associate Professor Sunait Chutintaranond, Class of 1982 M.A. and Class of 1990 Ph.D., gave us a glimpse into the complex political situation in today's Myanmar, which is quite fitting since the U.S. will soon be lifting all trade embargoes to Myanmar in the near future and the economic impact should be quite significant." Wilasa Vichit-Vadakan '96


Mexico City Alumni Welcomes College of Business Dean Soumitra Dutta

Mexico City | August 23, 2016

"Not even the dramatic rain, thunder, and lighting (and helicopters flying below us) could derail a fun gathering," shareed Johnson School Associate Dean Sean Scanlon who joined Dean Dutta at this Piso 51 reception hosted by the Johnson Club of Mexico (thank you Christian Hernandez, Juan Jimenez, Juan Duarte, and Hernan Guzman!). Dean Dutta shared updates from the university, the Cornell College of Business, and Cornell connections within Mexico, followed by a stimulating discussion with attending alumni and current students residing within the region. 


New Student Send-Off: Hong Kong
Hong Kong | August 6, 2016

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On Aug 6, 2016 The Hong Kong Cornell Club and CAAAN hosted a bowling party at the Aberdeen Marina Club to send off the new Cornell students.
Alumni and current students wished the new Cornellians their best as they prepared to embark on their journey to the Big Red in Ithaca.
The fun afternoon reunited friends who were back in town for the summer, while new friendships were formed, and many "strikes" were made at the same time. Michelle So '99


New Student Send-Off: Turkey
Istanbul | August 4, 2016

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For this year student send-off event we were kindly hosted by a co-working space who was co-founded by Cornell MPA Alumni. The event was very lively as students were very excited, the parents had a lot of questions, and the alumni had a lot of memories to share. The parents were generally curious about the banking system, which banks were available, how to get a US sim card and lastly if the dorms were open during breaks. -Ayse Lokmanoglu '09


New Student Send-Off: China
Beijing | July 31, 2016

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New Student Send-Off: Taiwan
Taipei | July 29, 2016

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Approximately 120 participants joined the Cornell Summer Networking Party cohosted by Boston University Club of Taiwan and NYU Club of Taiwan. New cornell students were able to connect with alumni based in Taipei and introduced to the Cornell Club of Taiwan Ithaca and Taipei branch. This annual event along with the winter break gathering(typically during christmas break) continues to be essential to building our well bonded Cornell of Taiwan community. We strive to be the mentor-ship platform for helping new & existing students seek internships and other career opportunities. Cornell Club of Taiwan is a proactive leader in the Ivy League community by initiating events and collaborating with other ivy schools. Cornell Club of Taiwan is also a committed member of the annual ivy ball with the top 3 highest numbers of participants among all attending schools for the past years. -Joice Wang '14


New Student Send-Off: Indonesia
Jakarta | July 23, 2016

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On Saturday, July 23, 2016, The Cornell Club of Indonesia organized its first Student Send-Off for incoming Cornell freshmen, transfers, and graduate students. The event took place in Wilshire Restaurant and was attended by 24 incoming students, parents, current students, and alumni. The club was very excited to have 5 incoming students and their families in the event. These incoming students ranged from freshmen to transfers, from future hotelier to nutritionist to mathematician. The event started off with the attendees getting to know each other, followed by a welcoming remarks by the Club president: Nathalia Bernhard '05 and an Ithaca & Cornell introduction presentation by two Cornell Club officers: Stella Suharja '14 and Jessica Budiman '13. The current students who attended also gave a brief introduction to Cornell Indonesian Association, which is the independent student organization at Cornell that focuses on introducing Indonesian studies and culture the Cornell community. The Student Send-Off went very well and the incoming students are very thrilled to start their journey on The Hill. We wish them the best on their new adventures and studies! - Jessica Budiman '13

New Student Send-Off: Vietnam
Ho Chi Minh City | July 13, 2016

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In Saigon, we started the night by going to a cosy dinner at Bui Quan to enjoy delicious traditional Vietnamese food which the coming students will dearly miss. We then proceeded to Xu Lounge, for casual convorsation, where we were joined by more alums and friends. Overall, I think we had a great night that connected students, alums, and friends together to build and foster a Cornell community that has a strong association with Vietnam. As people continue to move, work, travel, study and live all over the world, the Cornell and Vietnam ties remain important for future connections and endeavors as we share the same roots and interests, which will serve as a base for the future Cornell club of Vietnam. With at least 5 students coming this Fall, together with many more alums, I couldn't help but be proud of and excited for all our potentials. - Nam To '14

The (NEW!) Cornell Club of Indonesia's Kick-Off Event
Jakarta | April 30, 2016

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2016 is the year of reactivation for the Cornell Club Indonesia. With the new president, Nathalia Thanos Bernhard (HE 2005), elected on March 2016, and assisted by other executive board members, the Club is ready to serve Indonesian Cornell alumni for the next 3 years. The new board organized a Happy Hour event to kick-off the start of their service term. The event took place on Saturday, April 30, 2016 in Chamber, Pacific Place Mall, Jakarta. The event had a really great turnout, attended by Cornellians of a variety of generations including recent graduates and Mrs. Wiryanti Sukamdani (SHA '79) who is a member of DPR (Indonesian People's Representative Council) and the head of Indonesian Hotel Society. She came to support Cornell Hotel Society Jakarta Chapter, which was launched during the event. The creation of Cornell Hotel Society Jakarta Chapter is spearheaded by hotelies Tania Rachmat, Ratna Kartadjoemena, and Alison Jap. The board is looking forward to more events to strengthen the Cornell alumni network in Indonesia. - Jessica Budiman '15


The Cornell Club of Ireland's Tour with Niall Brady PhD '96
Dublin | May 7, 2016

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On May 7 the Cornell Alumni group in Ireland had a guided tour of the The National Museum of Ireland in Dublin. The tour was lead by Niall Brady (PhD Medieval Studies 1996) who worked here as a young graduate aeons ago and before studying in Ithaca. Located in central Dublin, The Museum is the central repository for archaeological objects recovered in Ireland, and is a monument to 19th-century Victorian opulence in its own right. The museum holds artifacts going back thousands of years which made fore an exciting and enriching tour the Museum's principal collections . We can't wait to go back for more if Niall can be persuaded. - Justin O'Keeffe MBA '02


The Cornell Club of Korea's Cornell Family Picnic
Seoul | May 21, 2016

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Saturday, May 21st, Cornell alumni and their friends and family in Korea came together for their fun filled annual family picnic day at the AmorePacific Beauty Campus, hosted by Mr. Kyung Bae Suh (MBA ’87), President of the Cornell Club of Korea. The event featured delicious catering, a tour of the AmorePacific Archive, and various activities for future Cornellians.


22nd Cornell Hotel School Asia-Pacific Regional Conference
Jeju | May 19-22 2016

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80~ hotellies and Cornell friends from the Asia-Pacific, Europe, Oceania, and North America attended the 22nd Cornell Hotel School Asia-Pacific Regional Conference in Jeju, Korea, May 19-22. Among them are trustee emeritus and presidential councilor Michael Chiu ’66, trustee Chiaki Tanuma (MPS ’80), and the president of the Cornell Club of Japan Amane Nakashima (MBA ’89) who has recently taken over the baton from Tanuma-san. Thanks to Yoonwhe Leo Moon ’04 and members of CHS Korea for your wonderful hospitality and creative programming!


The Cornell Club of Germany's 25th Anniversary Cornell Weekend
Munich | May 6, 2016

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Last weekend, Director of International Alumni Relations Hongnan Ma and Director of European Development Catheryn Obern attended the Cornell Club of Germany’s 25th anniversary in Munich. Represented at this festive and intellectually engaging weekend event were alumni from around Germany, as well as Austria and Belgium, spanning from the class of 1946 and all the way to future Cornellians.


Cornell Club UK Planning Meeting
London | May 3, 2016

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On Tuesday, May 3rd, Director of International Alumni Relations Hongnan Ma and Director of European Development Catheryn Obern joined the newly formed Cornell Club UK’s board meeting in London. Hongnan and Catheryn updated the board with the latest from the hill and participated in an animated discussion on building CCUK’s online presence, coordination and partnership among the different alumni groups, and event planning for the balance of the year.


Cornell Club of Beijing
Beijing | April 28, 2016

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The Cornell Club of Beijing welcomed this year's accepted students.


Cornell Club of Shanghai Hot Topic Series: Shanghai Disney
Shanghai | April 9, 2016

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On April 9th, Cornellians gathered at Shanghai Central Plaza for talk given by Murray King, VP Public Affairs of Shanghai Disney Resort. It was an enlightening experience for all, and we look forward to future speakers in this hot topic series!


Asia-Pacific Leadership Conference
Beijing | April 1-3, 2016

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100+ alumni leaders from 10 countries gathered for the 2016 Asia-Pacific Leadership Conference that took place on April 1-3. Hosted by the Cornell Club of Beijing, in partnership with CHS, Johnson, and the Law alumni community in Beijing, and with support from the College of Arts & Sciences, Cornell Law School, the Johnson School, and the Einaudi Center for International Studies, the downtown Beijing event featured inspiring speakers, best practices sharing, and a chance to celebrate the progressive steps Cornell and its alumni have taken in the past year. An amazing 80% of our alumni leaders have made a gift to Cornell, and all of them have contributed their time and talent. The Big Red All Alumni program was an great way to finish off the Saturday conference events, and drew a crowd of 350+ people. Overall, a fantastic program and a powerful statement of Cornell’s ever-strengthening engagement in Asia!

Cornell Club of Shanghai Welcomes Laura Spitz
Shanghai | February 25, 2016

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The Cornell Club of Shanghai welcomed Laura Spitz, JD '05, the Vice Provost for International Affairs at Cornell University and the Associate Dean for International Affairs at Cornell Law School.

Cornell Chorus & Glee Club Concert in Mexico
Mexico City | January 19, 2016

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"The concert at The University Club was an enthusiastic and lovely experience. Mexican alumni connected with many memories and shared the table with students whose youth is contagious.  The concert at Anahuac was also a complete success, with a full house of mainly students and faculty! We had newspaper reporters from at least three major newspapers!" -Elena Carranza MPS '85

"The Cornell Chorus visit to the Cornell Club of Mexico at the University Club was a great experience for all the students, alumni, families, and friends that came to the event.  We had 165 people sharing dinner and chatting about their experiences. This time, a group from the Rotary Club was also present.  All had a wonderful experience from the chorus performance as well as the integration we got with all the participants. Members of the Chorus sat mixed with the rest of the attendances. That created a very nice atmosphere."  - Juan De Dios Garza MEN '88

Cornell Women's Network: Seoul
Seoul | January 9, 2016

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Cornell alumnae gathered together for the 2016 CWN event in Seoul.

Cornell Women's Network: Taipei
Taipei | January 9, 2016

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"I want to thank each of you for making the time to come, and for exchanging your stories and wisdom. The participation of a diverse group of alumnae and the sharing of experience and advice are what made the gathering so enjoyable.

A annual gathering is an effective way to reflect on our personal strengths and goals, to gather support, to deepen community, and share resources with one another as fellow alumnae and students. Hope to see you all again next year." -Dana Liu '93

HCM Meeting
HCM | January 2, 2016

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In Ho Chi Minh City, the Cornell Club held a meeting and dinner with other alumni from US schools to discuss short updates from the end of 2015.

Asia Society Exhibition
Hong Kong | December 19, 2015

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The Cornell Club of Hong Kong visited the Asia Society's Bat Cave Exhibition: Treasures of the Day and Creatures of the Night on display at the Chantal Miller Gallery memorializes bats, the quintessential night creatures found on site at the Asia Society Hong Kong Center. With over 70 exquisite traditional Chinese objects with bat motifs, including ceramics, jade carvings, paintings and textiles among others, this exhibition offers a rare opportunity for visitors to explore the thematic variations of the bat motif that are seldom displayed together. In addition, the exhibition also presents a response project by the contemporary Chinese artist Sun Xun featuring a wall mural with digital art. By unravelling the hidden meanings and stories behind bats in a modern and fun context, the exhibition aims to alter the stereotypical opinions associated with traditional Chinese art.

Japan Holiday Dinner '15

Cornell Club of Japan's American Holiday Dinner
Tokyo | December 5, 2015

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The Cornell Club of Japan celebrated their American Holiday Dinner on December 5th at dot. Eatery. About 40 people attended this event, which included the singing of Christmas carols and making balloon animals, which the children espesially enjoyed.

Korea Year End Dinner 2015

Cornell Club of Korea's Year-End Dinner
Seoul | November 28, 2015

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The Cornell Club of Korea had a record turn out for this year's Year-End Dinner, held at Lotte Hotel, Seoul.

AU Thanksgiving '15

Ivy + Friends Thanksgiving
Melbourne | November 26, 2015

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The Cornell Club of Australia, Melbourne had a great dinner of turkey & pumpkin pie at Hard Rock Cafe Sydney with Yale & Columbia.

Stuttgart Zinck's '15

The Cornell Club of Germany, Stuttgart Chapter's Zinck's Night
Stuttgart | October 15, 2015

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The Cornell Club of Germany, Stuttgart Chapter and fellow Cornellians met at Die Weinstube Schellenturm to celebrate Zinck's Night 2015!

Thailand 150

The Cornell Club of Thailand's Sesquicentennial Event
Bankok | November 11, 2015

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The Cornell Club of Thailand came together to celebrate Cornell's 150th!

Zinck's Australia '15

The Cornell Club of Australia's Zinck's Night
Sydney | October 15, 2015

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The Cornell Club of Australia and fellow Cornellians met at the Customs House Bar to celebrate Zinck's Night 2015!

Zinck's Night Japan '15

The Cornell Club of Japan Zinck's Night
Japan | October 15, 2015

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The Cornell Club of Japan had 46 Cornellians met at Hummingbirds'hill to celebrate Zinck's Night 2015!

Shanghai Zincks '15

The Cornell Club of Shanghai Zinck's Night
Shanghai | October 15, 2015

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The Cornell Club of Shanghai had 25 Cornellians met at The Bull & Claw to celebrate Zinck's Night 2015!

Beijing Zinck's '15

The Cornell Club of Beijing's Zinck's Night
Beijing | October 14, 2015

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The Cornell Club of Beijing had 35 Cornellians met at Xiu to celebrate Zinck's Night 2015!


Swiss Hiking Weekend at the Unesco World Heritage
Sardona | September 4-5, 2015

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Click here to read an article about the weekend!

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The Cornell Club of Japan's Summer Family Gathering
Tokyo | September 5, 2015

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The Cornell Club of Japan had a wonderful summer gathering on Saturday, September 5, with 23 people in attendance. Everyone enjoyed the company of fellow Cornellians, friends, and family.


Alumni Event in Mexico with Cornell Visitors
Mexico City | August 31, 2015

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Thanks to our alumni volunteers in Mexico for their hard work and partnership in helping to reinvigorate a longstanding Cornell community, and where International Alumni Relations Director Hongnan Ma just returned from her very first and very productive visit with colleagues in JGSM, CALS, and the Einaudi Center for International Studies, and an all-alumni event attended by more than 50 local alumni.


New Student Send-Off: Turkey
Istanbul | August 7, 2015

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Cornell alumni, students, and their families joined together in Istanbul to congratulate the incoming class and send them off to Ithaca with their best wishes!

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New Student Send-Off: Beijing
Beijing | August 1, 2015

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Cornell alumni, students, and their families joined together in Beijing to congratulate the incoming class and send them off to Ithaca with their best wishes!

Shenzhen Student Send-Off '15

New Student Send-Off: Shenzhen
Shenzhen | July 25, 2015

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Cornell alumni, students, and their families joined together in Shenzhen to congratulate the incoming class and send them off to Ithaca with their best wishes!

Shanghai Send-Off '15

New Student Send-Off: Shanghai
Shanghai | July 18, 2015

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Cornell alumni, students, and their families joined together in Shanghai to congratulate the incoming class and send them off to Ithaca with their best wishes!

HK Ivy Ball '15

The Cornell Club of Hong Kong's Ivy Ball 2015
Hong Kong | June 20, 2015

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Relive the excitement with these videos from Hong Kong's Ivy Ball 2015!


International Hospitality Conference & the CHS EMEA Regional Meeting
Istanbul | June 11-13, 2015

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Istanbul, with its mystic mix of sights, sounds, and scents, has so much to offer ... 100+ Cornellians and friends gathered here for the International Hospitality Conference and the Cornell Hotel Society EMEA Regional Meeting last weekend. The caliber of speakers/panelists is truly impressive and the opportunity to learn and to bond with fellow Cornellians from around the world was simply amazing. Thank you, Cornellians in Istanbul, for your warm hospitality!

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Melborne Celebrates Cornell's Charter Day
Melborne | June 4, 2015

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Cornell alumni and friends gathered at Chiara to usher in Cornell's 150th Charter Day.

Germany's Cornell Weekend 2015

The Cornell Club of Germany's Cornell Weekend 2015
Leipzig | June 5, 2015

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30+ Cornellians in Germany (and Austria) came together in Leipzig, Germany, for the Cornell Club of Germany's 24th (consecutive!) Annual Cornell Weekend, June 5-7. The program started with a Welcome Dinner at the Auerbach's Keller, an establishment dating to at least the first half of the 15th century. If it sounds familiar, you must have come across Goethe’s Faust at some point ... A local journalist’s presentation titled 1,000 years of Leipzig history in 100 minutes made dinner on Friday both educational and entertaining.

Saturday began with the Annual General Meeting during which time regional chapters reported on their activities this past year. Members of the club also celebrated Klaus Conrad’s (MS ’60) long time service on the club board, and voted in Deloyce Conrad ’59 and Volkmar Hellmich (MBA ’99) as the new VP and Treasurer of the club. A guided tour of city center, a boat ride on the Markkleeberg Lake, and an organ concert at the St. Nicholas Church were among highlights of the day. Dinner on Saturday featured Hans-Gunter Thonemann’s (MS '81) on the topic of Particle Physics at Cornell - A Journey through time from Ithaca via Las Alamos, Hiroshima and Nagasaki, to Geneva, Higgs, and Heidelberg, Tubingen, and back ... " Animated Q&A went past mid-night with a few Cornell friends continuing on the intriguing subject at the hotel lounge till around 2:00 a.m.

Hongnan MA, Director of International Alumni Relations shared the latest from the hill and the status of Cornell’s global alumni engagement and advancement endeavors at the Big Red Brunch on Sunday, which marked the closure of this intellectually enriching weekend filled with warm touches of friendship, laughter, and Big Red pride, thanks to the thoughtful planning by the club president Wolfgang Fritzemeyer (LLM ’84), the club board, and CHS friends. Click here for a few memorable moments (embed photos from Hongnan) from the weekend and check out Cornell Club of Germany’s website to learn more about past and upcoming activities ...

UAE Fintech

The Cornell Club of the UAE presents: FINTECH: The Future of Financial Services?
Dubai | May 20, 2015

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This event included a discussion with CEOs of emerging businesses in the finance, technology, and entrepreneurship markets of the Middle East and focused on crowd-funding and marketplace lending platforms.

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Cornell Club of Korea Celebrates Charter Day & their Annual Family Picnic
Kyonggi-do | May 9, 2015

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Cornell alumni and friends gathered at the AMOREPACIFIC Beauty Campus to usher in Cornell's 150th Charter Day.

Ireland Charter Day 15

Cornell Club of Ireland Celebrates Charter Day
Dublin | April 22, 2015

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Cornell alumni and friends gathered in The Pig’s Ear restaurant to celebrate the 150th Charter day. It was an enjoyable evening catching up with alumni who are resident in Ireland as well as meeting visiting alumni and even future alumni studying abroad in Dublin. We retired to The Gingerman Pub for further celebration and libations. -Mary Sekiya PhD '95

Japan 100 years

Cornell Club of Japan Celebrates 100 Years and Charter Day
Tokyo | April 24, 2015

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Cornellians turned out in mass to celebrate the Cornell Club of Japan's 100th anniversary, as well as Cornell's 150th Charter Day.

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Cornell Club of Switzerland Celebrates Charter Day
Geneva | May 2, 2015

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The spring rain did not deter the enthusiasm of the crowd waiting to enter the United Nations in Geneva on 2 May 2015, for the Charter Day Celebration. We comprised not only Cornellians, but also members of the Oxford and Cambridge Club, with whom we have a reciprocal relationship. Our young and dynamic guide, a student of International Relations at the nearby Geneva Institute of Graduate Studies, was not only well informed, but passionate about the principles and functions of the United Nations. If the UN did not exist, there would be a need to recreate such a world body, where every nation state has a voice and a vote. The best and only negotiating ground for the multiplicity of political, humanitarian and human rights issues, which are the focus of the UN at its Geneva Headquarters.
Our tour through the immense Art Deco building was impressive and enthralling, visualising the many debates - from international politics to peace-building and human rights - that take place in these chambers and which we see only on television or read about in the media. An array of breathtaking gifts donated by Member States line the halls, floors and even ceilings of the UN premises. As we ventured out of the building, hearing the calls of the peacocks after the rain, some managed to sight one gloriously floating through the grounds, its tail outstretched, looking for an afternoon snack. For more on the UN in Geneva check out:
And then, leaving a global world, we entered into the reality of Geneva, still grey and overcast, but oh so organised with its dependable public transport which whisked us away to the old town, across the Mont Blanc bridge, crossing the river Arve on the right and the lake of Geneva on the left. A short - and steep - walk uphill in the old town got us to the Café Papon, wisely selected by Christophe Zimmerli, our erudite President of the Cornell Club in Geneva. Ensconced on a hill overlooking the Parc des Bastions with its historic facade, the restaurant was a perfect choice, not only in the history reflected in its age old stone walls, but the warm ambiance, excellent service and superb menu. One could go into great detail and ecstasies over the Swiss wine list and the French specialities, but I leave that to you to salivate on at
The animated conversations, laughter, the mixing of generations, from a 14 year-old son of a Cornelian, to a sixty or seventy-something, testified to a very successful celebration of Cornell’s Sesquicentennial, in the far flung outpost of Geneva…
Renu Chahil-Graf
Ph.D. 1978

HK Profs Chu

Cornell Club of Hong Kong Welcomes Professors From Biomedical Engineering and School of Plant Science
Hong Kong | April 28, 2015

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The Cornell Club of Hong Kong welcomed Professor Chih-Chang (C. C.) Chu from the Department of Biomedical Engineering and Professor Martha A. Mutschler-Chu from the School of Integrative Plant Science to Hong Kong. They each gave a short presentation on their research. Professor C.C. Chu spoke about the nature-inspired design of new biomaterials for human body repair. Professor Martha Mutschler-Chu discussed how nature can help plant scientists design disease and insect resistant/repellent vegetables without chemical sprays for economic, environmental and human health benefits.

Sydney's Charter Day

Cornellians in Sydney Celebrate Charter Day
Sydney | April 30, 2015

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Cornell alumni and friends gathered at Morrison Bar & Oyster Room to usher in Cornell's 150th Charter Day.

New Delhi Charter Day

Cornellians in New Delhi Celebrate Charter Day
New Delhi | April 26, 2015

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Cornell alumni and friends gathered at the home of Prithvideep Singh '11 to usher in Cornell's 150th Charter Day with a Big Red potluck.

Singapore Charter Day

Cornell Club of Singapore Celebrates Charter Day
Singapore | April 25, 2015

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Cornell alumni and friends turned up the heat as Cornell turned 150 and gathered at Hombre, a hip and central Mexican restaurant run by our very own alumni Alex Liu, MMH '09!

Philippines Charter Day

Cornell Club of the Philippines Celebrates Charter Day
Makati | April 25, 2015

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Cornell alumni and friends gathered at Terraz to usher in Cornell's 150th Charter Day.

Hong Kong Charter Day

Cornell Club of Hong Kong Celebrates Charter Day
Hong Kong | April 25, 2015

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Cornell alumni and friends gathered for a casual and exclusive wine tasting event at Tastings Wine Bar to celebrate Cornell Charter Day and celebrate like it's 1865!

Turkey's Charter Day

Cornellians in Turkey Celebrate Charter Day
Istanbul | April 21, 2015

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Cornell alumni and friends gathered at The Lit Kafe to usher in Cornell's 150th Charter Day.

Vietnam Charter Day '15

Cornellians in Vietnam Celebrate Charter Day
Ho Chi Minh City | April 22, 2015

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Cornell alumni and friends gathered at the Oneplus Beer Club to usher in Cornell's 150th Charter Day.

Shanghai's Cornell Cares Day '15

Cornell Club of Shanghai's Cornell Cares Day
Shanghai | April 4, 2015

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Volunteers for Shanghai's Cornell Cares day spent the day playing with children from Hong Kou Children's Hospice, which provides care for over 100 disabled children, most of whom are orphans. The day was filled with laughter and smiles for all.

Kap Lung Hike

Cornell Club of Hong Kong's Kap Lung Ancient Forest Hike
Hong Kong | March 22, 2015

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Around 18 people gathered to hike the Kap Lung Ancient Forest trail, near Tai Mo Shan Country Park. While rain looked like it would threaten the adventure, thankfully it let up just in time. The group ended back in Tsuen Wan for well-deserved lunch.

Vietnam's Trinh Lu Exhibit

Trinh Lu Exhibit & Cornell Reunion
Ha Noi | March 10, 2015

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"The exhibition of 67 paintings of American landscape, together with the launch of the book called 'Painting Diary 2014' (in Vietnamese name as 'Đi Vẽ-Nhật Ký Hội Hoạ 2014) by Trinh Lu was an occasion for art lovers in Hanoi to admire the beautiful nature of America in both visual and text materials. Almost 22 years ago, as among the first few Vietnamese intellects enrolled in the graduate program of Cornell University in New York, Trinh Lu had left great impressions with his on-campus exhibition of fantastic artworks. Generations of Vietnamese students at Cornell University while striking hard for academic excellency have also participated in diversed activities and thus generate engagement at the grassroots level with the States.

A mini reunion took place at the exhibition, in the form of a roundabout, with his fellow Vietnamese and American Cornellians who are now working in Vietnam. They discussed the on-going collaborative efforts with the States of each Cornell alumnus through his/her projects, the interpersonal ties formed by educational exchanges, the understanding spawned by cultural familiarity, and the power of art as a universal language to transcend boundaries among peoples that create the foundation for a resilient long-term partnership. Most of the focus on U.S.-Vietnam relations is understandably on political, security, and economic relations, but the whole story of the ties between the two nations requires an examination of the broad category of people-to-people relations, which incorporates all those aspects of diplomacy and engagement focused on building mutual understanding..." -Son Dang MAR '10

Zurich Main Station Tour '15

Cornell Club of Switzerland's HB Main Station Tour
Zurich | February 19, 2015

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On 19 February, 3 Cornellians and 6 NYU alumni attended an exciting guided tour ‘Behind the Scenes at HB Zurich’ to which we had been spontaneously invited by NYU.CH, the organization of NYU alumni in Switzerland. Did you know that Zurich’s main station (Hauptbahnhof) is home to around 135 shops and is used by approximately 412,000 passengers a day? We learnt a lot more and discovered many unknown corners of Switzerland's biggest train station such as a hidden unused 'reserve' highway, tons of technical equipment four floors underground or the first class SBB lounge. We even got to walk on the roof of the station, giving us spectacular views of Zurich by night. After the tour, we went for drinks, tapas and more at TIME. Many thanks to NYU.CH, and in particular to Johanna Herbst, for organising and inviting Cornell Club of Switzerland members to this event. - Thomas Schoeber

Beijing Chinese New Year Dinner '15

Cornell Club of Beijing's Chinese New Year Dinner
Beijing | February 13, 2015

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On February 13, the Cornell Club of Beijing hosted an intimate alumni dinner to celebrate the approaching Chinese New Year. Around 40 Cornellians across all different classes and studies came together in Big Red spirit, and joined the dinner in a specially reserved private section of the Green Tea restaurant in the heart of Beijing's central business district. Cheery Cornellians and lively conversation lasted well into the evening beyond the meal was completed.

Australia Chinese New Year '15

Cornell Club of Australia's Chinese New Year Dinner
Sydney | February 3, 2015

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On Tuesday 3 February 2015, a group of alumni gathered together for a sumptuous 10-course meal at Golden Century Seafood Restaurant in Sydney's Chinatown. All up, 11 alumni and partners enjoyed a traditional Chinese meal at one of Sydney's top Chinese restaurants. Over dinner, Joanne Kendrick, Johnson Class of 2003 started our new Cornell Club Sydney facebook page and everyone gave input as we planned our next Cornell Club of Sydney event for sometime in June! - Harry Chiam '85

CC Switzerland's Wine Tasting '15

Cornell Club of Switzerland's Wine Tasting
Muttenz | January 26, 2015

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On 26 January, 9 Cornellians located in and around Basel got together for an evening of wonderful Italian wine tasting in Muttenz. Senore A. Balzano, the owner of Via Vitis Weinhandlung GmbH, greeted us with an apero including Prosecco. Sr. Balzano began the wine tasting with a brief introduction on how to properly taste wine. The key messages: try again and again and again! And if you like it, it is good; what someone else likes, may not necessarily be to your taste. It is important to use all your senses: nose, eyes, taste buds and the overall impression. After the intensive introduction to wine tasting, we were able to enjoy the wines with some homemade antipasti, meatballs to vegetables soaked in olive oil, octopus salad to classic Italian coldcuts, just to mention a few of the scrumptious platters, all were accompanied with the wines to which we had just been introduced. Here is to the next glass of wine!

Cornell Cares Day Singapore '15

Cornell Cares Day: Singapore
Singapore | January 24, 2015

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Cornellians, friends and family showed up early and worked hard at the warehouse to help pack, sort, and take inventory of foodstuffs for distribution to the needy through Food Bank.

Asia Society Tour '15

Asia Society Tour
Hong Kong | January 18, 2015

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Panema Canal Expansion '15

Panama Canal Expansion
Panama | January 14, 2015

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Jorge de la Guardia, Executive Manager for the Locks Project Management Division, kindly invited the Panamanian Cornell alumni and current Panamanian CIPA students to his office where he gave us an extremely fascinating presentation on the development of the new locks for the Panama Canal expansion project. Following the presentation, Mr. de la Guardia invited us to tour the construction site of the expansion project in Cocoli, near Panama City.

It was an incredible experience to meet fellow Panamanian Cornelians with the current Panamanian CIPA group while touring the largest project in the Canal's history since it opened in 1914. It was a wonderful experience that we will never forget and we look forward to continue building the relationship with Cornelians in Panama. - Jennifer La Rocca MPA '16

Cornell Cares Shenzhen '15

Cornell Cares Day: Shenzhen
Shenzhen | January 10, 2015

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Cornell alumni, students and friends joined together for a day of public service. This year, they spent time with and gave gifts to children with autism. Their efforts let Shenzhen know what Cornell is all about.

Cornell Care Day Thailand '15

Cornell Cares Day: Thailand
Thailand | January 10, 2015

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Current students joined with alumni and friends in Thailand to help with mangrove reforestation at the Klong Khone Mangrove Forest Conservation Center. This project aimes to protect coastal areas form soil erosion and strong winds, increasing the habitats of plants and animals, and preserving the ecosystem for future generations.

Dragon Back Hike

Cornell Club of Hong Kong's Dragon's Back Hike
Hong Kong | January 10, 2015

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The Cornell Club of Hong Kong started the year off with a bang. Their newly minted Hiking Group met for the first time to hike on Dragon's Back.

CWN Seoul '15

Cornell Women's Network: Seoul
Seoul | January 10, 2015

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About 20 students and alumni gathered for more than two hours for Seoul's first ever Cornell Women's Networking Event. They got good advice and were able to share a variety of stories on careers and school.

CWN Taipei '15

Cornell Women's Network: Taipei
Hong Kong | January 10, 2015

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The Cornell Women's Network event in Taipei saw 14 ladies, 3 of whom were current undergraduates, one was a graduate student, and one was a recent graduate from this past year. They began by discussing two articles that had been sent to everyone beforehand, which had been trending on the CWN LinkedIn group, and the conversation took off from there. The ladies learned a lot from the thoughts and advice shared at the brunch!

HK CWN '15

Cornell Women's Network: Hong Kong
Hong Kong | January 4, 2015

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The Hong Kong Cornell Network Event took place on a Sunday afternoon, and bosted a great turn out, with 10 current students and 11 alums in attendance. They had a wonderful afternoon sharing stories and experiences, answering some student questions and meeting new friends.

CCJ Holiday Party 2014

Cornell Club of Japan's Holiday Dinner
Tokyo | December 6, 2014

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50 alumni, family and friends came out to enjoy the Cornell Club of Japan's American Holiday Dinner on December 6. This year they welcomed singer Charlie Okamura, husband of a Cornellian, who offered to sing Christmas songs specially arranged for this event. We were all fascinated by his voice and beautiful music! The children enjoyed playing games and received free gifts.

Korea's Year-End Dinner

Cornell Club of Korea's Year-End Dinner
Seoul | November 29, 2014

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Shanghai Thanksgiving

Cornell Club of Shanghai's AGM & Thanksgiving Dinner
Shanghai | November 20, 2014

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Chris Dunn in Hong Kong

Cornell Club of Hong Kong hosts Christopher Dunn
Hong Kong | November 18, 2014

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Philippines Party

Cornell Club of the Philippines' Anniversary Dinner
Makati | November 15, 2014

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UAE Zinck's '14

Cornell Club of the UAE's Zinck's Night (+CHS)
Dubai | October 17, 2014

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Singapore's Zinck's '14

Cornell Club of Singapore's Zinck's Night
Singapore | October 17, 2014

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Shanghai's Zinck's '14

Cornell Club of Shanghai's Zinck's Night
Shanghai | October 17, 2014

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Philippines' Zinck's Night '14

Cornell Club of the Philippines' Zinck's Night
Manila | October 17, 2014

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Korea's Zinck's Night '14

Cornell Club of Korea's Zinck's Night
Seoul | October 17, 2014

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Japan's Zinck's Night '14

Cornell Club of Japan's Zinck's Night
Tokyo | October 17, 2014

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Milan Zinck's '14

Cornellians in Milan, Italy's Zinck's Night
Milan | October 17, 2014

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Munich Zinck's '14

Cornell Club of German, Munich Chapter's Zinck's Night
Munich | October 17, 2014

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CHS Kansai Zinck's '14

CHS of Kansai's Zinck's Night
Kansai | October 17, 2014

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Australia Zinck's '14

Cornell Club of Australia's Zinck's Night
Sydney | October 17, 2014

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Arch. Tour

Architectural Tour & Dinner
Muttenz | September 25, 2014

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The Cornell Club of Switzerland's Basel Chapter held their fall event, organized by Bernie MacCabe '75, MBA '79, on Thursday, September 25th.

They toured the building complex at Kirchplatz 18, built in 1743, which was once a farmhouse. It has since become the offices of Huesler Architekten and Oppenheim Architecture+Design, and the residence of Beat Huesler and his family. The evening concluded with a delightful dinner at the residence.

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Cornell Family Picnic
Kyonggi-do | September 20, 2014

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On 20 Sept, Cornell Club Korea hosted a third annual Family Picnic at AmorePacific Beauty Campus. About 90 guests --including alumni, families, and current students--enjoyed the fantastic Autumn weather which reminded us of the perfect early Autumn in Ithaca. - Sunny Kim '12

Mountain View

Swiss Hike 2014
Hägendorf to Olten | September 9, 2014

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It was an offer you could not refuse – falling as it did on a clear, sunny Saturday,
almost a first this summer… So I readily accepted the invitation from the Cornell
Club of Switzerland for its annual hike. 15 kilometres, five hours and ten minutes?
Piece of cake, did that last year in Provence. Return by bus after the first restaurant
stop? Not me! (Click here to read more of the article written by Renu Chahil-Graf PhD '78. Pictures by Carlos Ruiz-Vargas.)

Japan Summer Family Gathering '14

Summer Family Gathering
Tokyo | September 6, 2014

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The Cornell Club of Japan had a wonderful summer gathering on Saturday, Septemb er 6. It was an enjoyable time with tasty Mexican food and a beautiful night view of Tokyo. They welcomed 29 guests, including a few members who are new to Japan and they hope that this event helped to build their network with Cornellians in Japan.

CamNell Mixer

Cornell-Cambridge "CamNell" Mixer
Beijing | August 30, 2014

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On August 30th, 40+ alumni from both Cambridge and Cornell gathered to network and enjoy an elegant dinner at the De Cafe Gallery.

Shanghai Renew

Annual Shanghai Cornell Social
Shanghai | August 17, 2014

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While Cornell Cares Day is in January, the Cornell Club of Shanghai proved that Cornell cares all year round. On August 17th, a alumni gathered to volunteer at the Renewal Center, where three years ago, they had painted murals on the wall. The Center dedicates its efforts to the homeless of Shanghai, and provides them many resources to get them back on their feet.

Send-Off Collage 14

New Student Send-Offs 2014

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The most selective class in Cornell's history turned out in force for the New Student Send-Offs in 10 different club areas. Nearly 600 alumni, parents, students and friends attended these events to kick off another momentous school year. Many thanks to our dedicated volunteers, Patrick CHIU MBA '00, Yu GU MBA '11, Brenda MYUNG '16, Sonia ONG '05, Prithvideep SINGH '11, Michelle SO '99, Aayush TAPURIAH '11, Victor TCHOU '06, Wilasa Vichit-Vadakan '95, Tanni WU '06, and Alan ZHOU '03 for putting together such fantastic events!

Taiwan Send-Off 14

New Student Send-Offs: Taiwan
Taipei | August 6, 2014

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The August 6th Cornell New Student Send-Off was a success! There were around 35 people in attendance with the following mix: 9 alums, 8 current students, 8 new students, and 10 parents/guests including Patrick Chiu '00 and Eric Tagliacozzo. The new students briefly introduced themselves and their parents, and touched upon their Cornell aspirations. Eric delivered a wonderful speech which stirred the Cornellian spirit. Some parents who have kids still in high school even said that they will place Cornell as their first choice. The current students who attended the send-offs years back also mentioned that they will participate in future send-offs. They believe their Cornell friendships really began at these events.


Cornell Club Happy Hour
Philippines | Aug 26, 2014

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On August 26th, the Cornell Club of the Philippines held a happy hour to welcome a group of MBA students, visiting Manila from Cornell.

Thailand Student Send-Off/Reunion

New Student Send-Offs/Reunion: Thailand
Bangkok | August 7, 2014

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On 7 August, the Cornell Club of Thailand held its annual Cornell Reunion. The event brought together 65 members of the Cornell community in Thailand including incoming freshmen, students, and alumni from a range of colleges. Professor Tom Cullen (School of Hotel Administration), Professor Victoria Beard (Department of City and Regional Planning), and Dr. Thamora Fishel (associate director of the Southeast Asia Program) also graciously attended the reunion. During the event, freshmen were given the opportunity to ask questions of the alumni and the three professors, who shared insightful experiences and memorable moments from work and study at Cornell. Everyone had an enjoyable time meeting old and new friends during the reunion. - Pattarin Lugtong LLM '11

Hong Kong Send-Off 14

New Student Send-Offs: Hong Kong
Hong Kong | August 9, 2014

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On August 9th, 80+ guests gathered to greet new students and their families before they set off onto their new journey at the Big Red. We were thrilled that such a large group of enthusiastic Cornellians in Hong Kong could join us in the midst of their busy weekend. Incoming freshmen, transfer & graduate students, current students, alumni, and parents enjoyed an afternoon tea at the historical Helena May, a unique heritage building in the heart of Hong Kong, and discussed many topics from transportation to cell phone carriers and haircut options.  Loaded with all the tips and advises, we wish them the best of luck! - Michelle So '99

India Send-Off

New Student Send-Offs: India
Mumbai & New Delhi | July 30 & 31, 2014

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Thanks to the leadership of Prithvideep Singh '11 and Aayush Tapuriah '11, India held its first two New Student Send-Off events in Mumbai and New Delhi this year. Together the events brought out nearly 100 participants. The parents of the new students were were especially appreciative of the event and the chance to have their questions answered. The new undergrads were very well researched and excited about the various Cornell traditions and experiences they were going to be a part of. Enthusiasm was everywhere! Alumni volunteers in India look forward to organizing many more such events.

Singapore Send-Off '14

New Student Send-Off: Singapore
Singapore | July 27, 2014

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The Cornell Club Singapore held its Annual Satay Party to send off the new batch of 2018. The event brought together 50 members of the Cornell community including incoming freshmen, students, alumni, parents and young children too! As part of the programme, freshmen received a pre-departure orientation by representatives from the Singapore Student Association.

At the Cornell Cares camera drive that was concurrently held that day, 4 cameras were collected to be donated to the People's Association for dissemination. - Sonia Ong '05

Beijing Send-Off '14

New Student Send-Off: Beijing
Beijing | July 27, 2014

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The Beijing send-off has successfully concluded on Sunday July 27th. More than 100 people attended the event. Everyone who attended had an enjoyable time at the gorgeous venue Qianmen 23. Special thanks to Tanni Wu and Alan Zhou for organizing the event, and good luck to the new students going to Ithaca!

Germany's Beer Garden

Annual Cornell Beer Garden Get-Together
Munich | July 24, 2014

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A dozen Cornellians (families included) recently joined in for the annual beer garden get-together on a warm summer evening in Munich, Germany. The "attendance span" of Cornellians ranged from the class of '59 to the class of '15, including both new- and "old-"comers, with a wide range of colleges and schools being represented. Except for the two retirees, all came after work, but without exception, all joined in the lively conversation which included not only reminiscing about days on the Hill, but topics such as current German-American affairs -- not altogether different from bygone campus days! - Deloyce Conrad '59

Shanghai Send-Off

New Student Send-Off: Shanghai
Shanghai | July 20, 2014

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Shenzhen Send-Off

New Student Send-Off: Shenzhen
Shenzhen | July 18, 2014

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Despite typhoon and rain, 57 new students/ parents/ alumni attended the first Shenzhen new student send-off on Friday July 18th. Best luck to the new students going to Ithaca! Special thanks to the guest speaker Bobby Tsai (Engineering '83).


The Ninth Annual All Ivy Plus Summer Reception
London | July 18, 2014

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Long-time Cornell Club president (and new member of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire) Natalie Teich ’65, has once again brought together a stunning program for one of the Cornell Club of London's key events, The Annual All Ivy Plus Summer Reception. The reception took place in the elegant ballroom of the historic Savile Club, who's restoration makes it look as if it was untouched by the hands of time.

Seoul Send-Off

New Student Send-Off: Seoul
Seoul | June 18, 2014

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The Korean Student Association hosts an annual Freshmen Initiation to bring together members of the Cornell community in Korea and to welcome incoming Korean freshmen. Through this event, incoming freshmen are given the opportunity to ask questions and get to know their fellow classmates before going to Cornell. This year, we even had a brief presentation giving new students information and tips on fall enrollment. It was a great night for both freshmen and returning students to get to know each other and have a fun time.

Germany's Annual Meeting Weekend '14

The Cornell Club of Germany's 23rd Annual Cornell Weekend
Wuerzburg | May 30 - June 1, 2014

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The Cornell Club of Germany once again held their Annual Cornell Weekend with great success. Each year, the club chooses a different German region or a place in a nearby country. This year the meeting took place in Würzburg, a city in Northern Bavaria, famous for its beautiful, historic town center. It is also home to a major university, which housed the original laboratory of Wilhelm Röntgen, who discovered the x-rays, and which awarded a honorary PhD. to Alexander Graham Bell for his scientific work. See the CAM article about the 2012 event.

Korea Gathering

Fine Arts Gathering
Seoul | June 28, 2014

On June 28th, the Fine Arts gathering in Seoul attracted 20 artists who have been scattered all over the world (Ithaca, NYC, Rome, Seoul...). Student, alumni and friends were able to catch up, and most importantly, welcome the Class of 2018! They were excited to hear about the many upcoming events, and some alums have already started volunteering for the Year-End dinner in winter! It was a great opportunity to witness the overflowing positivity and young college energy.

HK Martin Tang

Cornell and China: Past, Present and Future
Hong Kong | June 20, 2014

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This event must be one of our most memorable and meaningful in Hong Kong.
Vivian Lau kicked off with a rousing introduction, Martin took us on a sweeping time travel, taking us back to more than a hundred years to discuss the few prominent Chinese graduates and wrapped up with where Cornell is heading in China with the Johnson-Tsinghua MBA and planned Shanghai consulate. In between, Kathleen Ting recited a poem composed by Hu Shih, one of the most prominent figures in Chinese history to attend Cornell. It's a beautiful poem and worth sharing with you:

Do you still remember Ithaca, above Lake Cayuga,
Between hill and hill so many waterfalls of wondrous beauty?
And beyond, the far distant single thread of shining lake,
Fall colors on cascading waters, West Hill sunsets? There is no equal
Remember the sound of running stream coming close up to your pillow
Night after night, like a rainstorm beating an Autumn forest?
That is our unforgettable “second home”
Today it is all with me again
The friendships of departed days, the landscapes of our old wanderings--
Half in the poems by you and me; half in the comings and goings of dreams

-------------(Poem by Hu Shih)

Here are two pictures of the event. The waving one is where we tried to make a "video hello" with smartphone for Cornell hotelies at Okinawa over the weekend for their annual Asia regional conference.
-Geoffrey Lim '00


CHS Bermuda Chapter function at The Coral Beach Club
Bermuda | June 20, 2014

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A wonderful time was had by all at the CHS Bermuda Chapter's function at The Coral Beach Club. A large number of people turned out to enjoy sunny weather, the company of fellow alumni, and a presentation on restaurant evaluation, given by Giuseppe Pezzotti '84, MMH '96. The CHS Bermuda president, Steve Thomson '82, and other CHS alumni are eager to reinvigorate the Bermuda chapter.

London's Slope Day 1

London's Slope Day
London | May 10, 2014

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The rain couldn't dampen the Cornell spirit on the Cornell Club of London's very first Slope Day. Despite the last minute location change, around 16 people attended the event at the Euston Flyer in King's Cross and had a marvelous time!

LA Symp

Latin America Symposium
Mexico City | May 6, 2014

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Cornell University's premier professional schools and International Programs of University Alumni Affairs presented a panel discussion on entrepreneurship in Mexico this spring. The esteemed panel answered questions and provided insight into the opportunities and challenges that face businesses and entrepreneurs in Mexico today.

Battle For Your Vote

Battle For Your Vote
Belgium | April 9, 2014

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Beijing Accepted Students

Accepted Student Reception
Beijing | April 11, 2014

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APLC '14

Asia-Pacific Leadership Conference '14
Singapore | April 4-6, 2014

CWN Taipei

Cornell Women's Network Event
Taipei | January 11, 2014

Searle's Talk

Cornell Professor Jeremy Searle: Talk at the Natural History Museum
London | January 2, 2014
CCJ American Holiday Dinner CC of Japan: American Holiday Dinner
Tokyo | December 7, 2013

Big Red Reception with Cornell Leaders

Big Red Reception with Cornell Leaders
Beijing & Shanghai | November, 2013

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Ireland Zinck's Night

CC of Ireland's Zinck's Night
Dublin | October 17, 2013

Ten Cornellians joined together to celebrate Zinck's night at Market Bar in Dublin.

Zinck's Night Milan

Milan's Zinck's Night
Milan | October 17, 2013

Six Cornellians and potential-Cornellians carried on the Zick's Night spirit, and gathered at The Flying Circus to participate in the historic celebration.

Japan Zinck's Night

CC of Japan's Zinck's Night
Tokyo | October 17, 2013

60 Cornellians, along with their friends and family, from various countries, enjoyed dinner and conversation at an American restaurant bedecked with Halloween decor.


CC of Beijing Accepted Student Reception
Beijing | April 17, 2013
APL Asia-Pacific Leadership Conference
Shanghai | April, 2013
CC of Germany's 22nd Cornell Weekend
Cologne | May, 2013
Paris CC of France Board Meeting
Paris | May, 2013
geneva CC of Switzerland (Geneva Chapter) Alumni Get-together
Geneva | May, 2013
singapore CC of Singapore New Student Send-Off
Singapore | July 28, 2013
taipei sendoof CC of Taiwan New Student Send-Off
Taipei | July 24, 2013
Thailand CC of Thailand Reunion
Bangkok | July 27, 2013
manila CC of the Philippines Welcome Reception for Cornell Visitor
Manila | September, 2013

London Parliment

Big Red Reception and Book Talk at Parliament
London | January 14, 2013