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Trustee-Council Annual Meeting 2016
October 27–29

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Future meetings:

  • October 1921, 2017
  • November 13, 2018
  • October 1719, 2019

Cornell University Council

Cornell: It All Starts Here
Schedule 2016

Arriving early or staying over Saturday?


Board of Trustees Meetings
Unless indicated, trustee meetings are not open to the public. Meetings with the ^ symbol begin in open session pursuant to the New York State Open Meetings Law. At the conclusion of the open session, visitors are excused. Access to the Board of Trustees meeting is restricted to ticket holders. A limited number of tickets are available at the Information and Referral Center in the main lobby of Day Hall beginning 48 hours prior to the meeting.


Thursday, October 27

7:00 a.m.–7:00 p.m.

Registration and Information Desks Open
Foyer, J. Willard Marriott Executive Education Center, Statler Hotel (1st Floor)

7:30–8:45 a.m.

Board of Trustees Audit Orientation Breakfast Session
Pennsylvania and Yale/Princeton Rooms, Statler Hotel (1st Floor)

8:00–10:00 a.m.

Administrative Board Meeting (Administrative Board members only)

Taylor Room, Statler Hotel (2nd Floor, behind Banfi's)

  • 8:00 a.m. Buffet Breakfast
  • 8:30 a.m. Administrative Board Meeting


9:45–11:45 a.m.

Board of Trustees Committee on Academic Affairs and Committee on Student Life Joint Meeting^
Marriott Amphitheater, Statler Hotel (1st Floor)

10:30–11:15 a.m.

Administrative Board Committee Meetings

  • Ambassador Program
    329 ILR Conference Center, King-Shaw Hall
    The Ambassador Program Committee encourages Council members to share the university message by communicating formally and informally, including through social media. By facilitating a two-way information exchange between the university and alumni, the committee inspires, informs, and engages both Council members and the entire university community.

  • Development
    525 ILR Conference Center, King-Shaw Hall
    The Development Committee consists of a dynamic membership who are always seeking additional members with an interest in fundraising for Cornell and in helping to promote philanthropy and develop a culture of giving. Our key goal this year is for every Council member to give to Cornell at any level they feel comfortable. This weekend, we are kicking off Cornell Philanthropy Profiles, a recognition of Council member Cornell giving experience, hoping to spark ideas and inspire others in their Cornell giving. Committee members are also supporting partners in Giving Day, helping where needed.

  • Membership (committee members only)
    Harvard Room, Statler Hotel (1st Floor)

    The Membership Committee assists Council in maintaining a vigorous, effective, and representative membership to conduct Council work. It does this by encouraging nominations for Council membership, reviewing those nominations against Council’s membership criteria, and presenting the best-qualified nominees to the Administrative Board and Board of Trustees for election to Council.

  • Student and Alumni Mentoring
    425 ILR Conference Center, King-Shaw Hall
    The Student and Alumni Mentoring Committee seeks to orient and mentor new members of Council during their first year in an effort to help make them committed and effective volunteers. The committee also works with individual colleges and units to make Council members available as student mentors and to inspire students to become lifelong volunteers for Cornell. Additionally, this committee is working to develop avenues for Council members to mentor alumni outside of Council.

11:30 a.m.–1:00 p.m.

All-Council Lunch
With Special Guest: Fred Van Sickle, Vice President, Alumni Affairs and Development
Carrier Grand Ballroom, Statler Hotel (2nd Floor)

11:45 a.m.–12:00 p.m.

Board of Trustees Committee on Academic Affairs Meeting^
Marriott Amphitheater, Statler Hotel (1st Floor)


1:15–2:15 p.m.

University Spotlights I

  • AAP NYC Studios
    135 Sage Hall
    AAP's program in New York City (AAP NYC) offers students a unique opportunity to live and study in one of the most vital urban centers in the world for one semester. Enriched by field trips and social and professional networking opportunities, the undergraduate and graduate student semester in New York City plays a key role in a Cornell urban design education at Cornell. Join Robert Balder for an overview of this important program's past and future, and hear from students and program faculty.


    Robert W. Balder '89, Gensler Family Sesquicentennial Executive Director
    , AAP NYC

    Pamela Chueh AAP ‘17
    Zeynep Goksel MRP/MLA ’18

  • Business in Emerging and Frontier Markets:  Cornell's Role in Teaching, Research and Outreach
    141 Sage Hall
    Emerging and frontier markets have become important economic growth hubs, fueled by a rising middle class, increased purchasing power, steady growth, and improved infrastructure. Cornell students, faculty, staff, and alumni across the three schools that comprise the Cornell College of Business are working to develop and apply business knowledge to address both the opportunities and risks in these markets. Join three faculty members for a conversation on their work.


    Lourdes S. Casanova, Academic Director of the Emerging Markets Institute, Senior Lecturer of Management, Johnson School

    Ralph D. Christy, Director of CIIFAD and Professor of Emerging Markets, Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management

    Peng ‘Peter’ Liu, Singapore Tourism Board Distinguished Professor in Asian Hospitality Management, Center for Real Estate and Finance, School of Hotel Administration

  • Cornell and K12 STEM: How the University Works with Public Schools in Ithaca and NYC
    525 ILR Conference Center, King-Shaw Hall
    Cornell University is actively involved in K-12 public school science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) education in both Ithaca and New York City. Our panelists will discuss the movement toward improved STEM education, the nature of their work with the schools, and the successes and challenges of working with K-12 students and teachers. Panelists will highlight opportunities for volunteer engagement by the Cornell community.


    Lora Hine, Director of Educational Programs, Xraise,
    the education and public outreach program at the Cornell High Energy Synchrotron Source

    Diane Levitt, Senior Director of K-12 Education, Cornell Tech

    David R. Schneider MS '06, PhD '07, Senior Lecturer, Systems Engineering

    Jennifer S.Tiffany MRP '96, PhD '04, Director, Outreach & Community Engagement, Bronfenbrenner Center for Translational Research; Executive Director, Cornell Cooperative Extension NYC

    Robbert Van Renesse, Principal Research Scientist, Computer Science

Council Interest Group

  • Student and Campus Life
    700 Clark Hall
    Diversity and Inclusion: Setting the Standard, Raising the Bar
    Diversity. Equity. Inclusion. Every year Cornell’s undergraduate community becomes more diverse than the year before as reflected in the compositional structure of our incoming class: race, socioeconomic status, gender, religion, sexual orientation, ability. While demographic diversity is an ongoing priority, our focus becomes equity and inclusion: do all community members feel a sense of ownership and belonging? Are collaboration, mutual respect, and an appreciation of diverse backgrounds and points of view embedded in our values and campus culture? This session will feature a 5-minute video that captures students’ experiences, challenges and aspirations, followed by a “Town Hall” student/audience discussion.

    Moderator: Renee T. Alexander '74, Associate Dean and Director of Intercultural Programs, Student and Campus Life

    Amber Aspinall ILR '17
    Saadat Badruddin CALS '17
    Yamini Bhandari ILR '17
    Eddy Cruz '17
    Jonathan Goldstein ILR '17
    Dustin Liu ILR '19
    Julia Montejo AS '17
    Kyonne Rowe ILR '18
    Hadar Sachs AAP '17
    Adam Shelepak AS '17

    Closing remarks: Ryan Lombardi, Vice President, Student and Campus Life

2:00–3:30 p.m.

Board of Trustees Committee on Alumni Affairs Meeting
Taylor A/B Room, Statler Hotel (2nd Floor, behind Banfi's)
Board of Trustees Audit Committee Meeting
Yale/Princeton Room (1st Floor)
Board of Trustees Committee on University Relations Meeting
Marriott Amphitheater, Statler Hotel (1st Floor)

2:554:10 p.m.

Return to the Classroom Experience
To see a course description, select the class title.

3:45–5:15 p.m.

Board of Trustees Committee on Development Meeting
Marriott Amphitheater, Statler Hotel (1st Floor)


4:305:15 p.m.

New Member Gathering (by invitation only)
Carrier Ballroom, Statler Hotel (2nd Floor)
Short and sweet! Stop by and meet your fellow new members and members of the Administrative Board. Relax, sip, converse, and get comfortable. Welcome!


4:30–5:30 p.m.

Young Alumni Interest Group Reception
Pennsylvania Room, Statler Hotel (1st Floor)
Council members 5-15 years past graduation (Classes 2002-2011) are invited to join the Young Alumni Interest Group. Join other YAIG members and the Student & Young Alumni Programs team in the Office of Alumni Affairs for a discussion on current topics facing Young Alumni.


5:30–6:30 p.m.

Hatfield Lecture: The 34th Robert S. Hatfield Fellow in Economic Education
George A. Scangos ’70, CEO, Biogen, Inc.
Alice Statler Auditorium, Statler Hal

Shareholder Value and Drug Discovery: Balancing Science, Patients, and Wall Street
The biopharma industry is currently in an historic period of innovation, with deep pipelines across many difficult-to-treat disease areas. However, there are numerous challenges that may impact whether promising drug candidates ever get to the patients who need them. As the CEO of Biogen and the Chairman of the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America, Dr. Scangos will discuss how innovative biopharma companies are able to bring transformative therapies to patients, work to ensure access to those therapies, and meeting the demands of their shareholders.

6:30–8:00 p.m.

Wine and Dine
Atria, Physical Sciences Building
Celebrate the first night of TCAM 2016 in the beautiful atria of the Physical Sciences Building. Enjoy a roving dinner reception while networking with friends. Seating areas will also be available. Immediately following, please stay on for conversation with students.

8:00–9:00 p.m.

Conversation, Networking, and Dessert with Today's Students
Atria, Physical Sciences Building

Immediately follows the Wine and Dine. In the spirit of diversity and inclusion, we invite everyone to attend our 9th annual networking reception with students from across the Cornell community spectrum. You’ll enjoy meeting student leaders, athletes, scholars, Greeks, and more. Our students look forward to engaging with alumni leaders, so please join us for this energizing event.



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Friday, October 28

7:00 a.m.–7:00 p.m.

    Registration and Information Desks Open
    Foyer, J. Willard Marriott Executive Education Center, Statler Hotel (1st Floor)

    7:15–8:30 a.m.

    Breakfasts (choose one)

  • Athletics and Physical Education

    Robison Hall of Fame Room, Friends Hall (annex to Schoellkopf Hall)
    Join Andy Noel, the Meakem*Smith Director of Athletics and Physical Education, Big Red coaches, and student athletes for a fun, informative, and inspiring breakfast.

  • International
    Carrier Ballroom A, Statler Hotel (2nd Floor)

    Note: Priority registration for international members; limited seating may be available for additional members as space allows.

    International Alumni Relations cordially invites all international members to catch up on the latest on Global Cornell.

    Speaker: Laura M. Spitz JSD '05, Vice Provost for International Affairs

  • Bagels, Anyone?
    Carrier Ballroom B, Statler Hotel (2nd Floor)
    Stop in for a quick visit or stay and savor the breakfast buffet while you enjoy casual conversation with colleagues.

    7:30–8:45 a.m.

    Board of Trustees University Faculty Breakfast Meeting with Executive Commitee Trustee Members
    Taylor A/B Room, Statler Hotel (2nd Floor, behind Banfi's)

9:00–10:00 a.m.

Joint Annual Meeting and State of the University Address
Alice Statler Auditorium, Statler Hall

10:00–11:00 a.m.

My Parents Say I Can’t Study That: Helping Students Find Their Intellectual Home in an Era of Parental Skepticism
Alice Statler Auditorium, Statler Hall

Hunter R. Rawlings III, Interim President


Tracy McNulty, Professor of French and Comparative Literature, Department of Romance Studies
Verity Platt, Associate Professor, Department of Classics
Julia Thom-Levy, Associate Professor, Department of Physics

11:00 a.m.–12:30 p.m.

Board of Trustees Buildings and Properties Committee Luncheon Meeting^
Carrier Grand Ballroom, Statler Hotel (2nd Floor)

11:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.

College and Unit Lunches (choose one)
What's happening now and what's on the horizon? Have lunch at the college or unit of interest to you. (Please note that some lunches are combined.)

  • Agriculture and Life Sciences
    Kathryn J. Boor '80, the Ronald P. Lynch Dean

    Cornell Plantations
    Christopher P. Dunn, the Elizabeth Newman Wilds Director
    Lab of Ornithology
    Bramble Klipple, Senior Director of Development

    Mann Library
    Mary Ochs '79, Director
    Shoals Marine Laboratory
    Jennifer R. Seavey, the Kingsbury Executive Director

    G10 Biotechnology Building

  • Architecture, Art, and Planning
    Hartell Gallery, Sibley Hall
    Barry Perlus, Associate Dean

  • Arts and Sciences
    B20 Lincoln Hall (Neylan Rehearsal Room)
    Gretchen Ritter '83, the Harold Tanner Dean

  • Cornell College of Business
    Buffet: Park Atrium, Beck Center, Statler Hall
    Presentations: 196 Beck Center

    Soumitra Dutta, Dean
    Edward McLaughlin, Interim David J. Nolan Dean, Charles H. Dyson School of Applied      Economics and Management
    Mark Nelson, Anne and Elmer Lindseth Dean, Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School
    of Management
    Kate Walsh MPS '90, Interim Dean, School of Hotel Administration

  • Cornell Tech
    Pennsylvania Room, Statler Hotel (1st Floor)
    Doug Stayman, Associate Dean

  • Engineering
    Lance R. Collins, the Joseph Silbert Dean
    Computing and Information Science
    Greg Morrisett, Dean

    166 Hollister Hall (McManus Lounge)
  • Human Ecology
    Human Ecology Commons
    Alan D. Mathios, the Rebecca Q. and James C. Morgan Dean

  • ILR School
    432 ILR Conference Center, King-Shaw Hall
    Kevin F. Hallock, the Kenneth F. Kahn '69 Dean and Joseph R. Rich '80 Professor

  • Law School
    G65 Myron Taylor Hall (Saperston Student Lounge)
    Eduardo M. Peñalver '94, Allan R. Tessler Dean

  • Museum
    Hirsch Lecture Lobby, Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art
    Stephanie Wiles, the Richard J. Schwartz Director

    Includes a tour of JapanAmerica: Points of Contact, 1876–1970, led by Nancy Green, the Gale and Ira Drukier Curator of European and American Art, Prints and Drawings,1800-1945

  • Student and Campus Life
    Taylor Room, Statler Hotel (2nd Floor, behind Banfi's)
    Leonardo J. Vargas-Mendez, Executive Director, Public Service Center

    Alternative Spring Break Service Urban Immersion Program in New York City
    The Alternative Spring Break Service Program has been a Public Service Center co-curricular service-learning program since the center's founding in 1991. In 2002, the center launched the Urban Immersion Program in New York City, the co-curricular service-learning initiative of the Cornell Urban Scholars Program. The program collaborates with over 10 service and social advocacy agencies in the city. Students are engaged in learning and helping to alleviate serious social justice issues such as youth sexual exploitation, LGBTQ homelessness, mental illness and chemical addiction, urban environment challenges, and therapeutic approaches using horsemanship for youth with disabilities, among others.

    Introduction: Leonardo Vargas-Mendez, Executive Director, Public Service Center
    Joyce Muchan '96, Assistant Director of Student Programs, Public Service Center
    Student leaders of the Alternative Spring Break Program
    NYC community partners and alumni

  • Veterinary Medicine
    Lorin D. Warnick PhD '94, the Austin O. Hooey Dean
    Weill Cornell Medicine
    Augustine M.K. Choi, M.D., Interim Dean, Weill Cornell Medicine

    Rowe Room, Statler Hotel (2nd Floor, behind Banfi's)

    Special Guests:

    Lewis C. Cantley MS '73, PhD '75, Director, Sandra and Edward Meyer Cancer Center, Weill Cornell Medicine

    Kristy L. Richards '90, Ph.D., M.D., Associate Professor, Department of Biomedical Sciences, College of Veterinary Medicine, and Weill Cornell Medicine

    PhD Students:
    Wilfred Leung, DVM
    Dania Villarnovo, DVM, MVSc

12:00–1:15 p.m.

Global Cornell Poster Session

Marriott Amphitheater, Statler Hotel


12:301:15 p.m.

Break/Networking on Your Own


1:00–5:00 p.m.

Board of Trustees Meeting^
184 Myron Taylor Hall

1:15–2:15 p.m.

University Spotlights II

  • Bitcoin, Blockchains, and Beyond at the Initiative for CryptoCurrencies and
    Contracts (IC3)

    B08 Sage Hall
    Cornell and Cornell Tech are home to the multi-institution and interdisciplinary Initiative for CryptoCurrencies and Contracts (IC3), the world’s leading research group devoted to blockchains. Blockchains are the technology underpinning Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies. They promise to transform not just simple monetary transactions, but finance more broadly, and even applications in far-flung domains including healthcare, insurance, and contract law. We will give an overview of blockchains, smart contracts, and cryptocurrency and a taste of the many ongoing research, educational, and system-building activities in IC3.


    Ari Juels, Professor, Jacobs Technion-Cornell Institute at Cornell Tech
    Elaine Shi, Associate Professor, Computer Science

    Student participants:
    Philip Daian, Ph.D. candidate in Computer Science
    Yan Ji, intern at Cornell Tech
    Haojun Ma MENG '15
    Oscar Zegarra ENGR '17

  • Lower East Side: Jews and the Immigrant City

    B01 Sage Hall
    A century ago, New York's Lower East Side was the largest Jewish city in the world. Today its character is still shaped by a dynamic and contentious mix of politics, real estate, migration, and culture. Join these two longtime neighborhood residents and Cornell faculty as they share personal and academic perspectives on the urban Jewish experience and its broad intersections with the American mosaic.


    Jonathan Boyarin, Paul and Bertha Hendrix Director of Jewish Studies and Diann G. and Thomas A. Mann Professor of Modern Jewish Studies

    Elissa Sampson, visiting scholar and lecturer in Anthropology and Near Eastern Studies, Arts and Sciences

Council Interest Group

  • Global Cornell
    Marriott Amphitheater, Statler Hotel (1st Floor)

    Global Cornell:  Internationalizing the Campus

    A look at the history and social context of internationalization in higher education: what, how, why. And Cornell's actions to bring global perspectives into every aspect of our curriculum.

    Includes a poster session in the Statler amphitheater prior to the presentation.

    Introduction: Laura M. Spitz JSD '05, Vice Provost for International Affairs


    David R. Lee, Professor, Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management, and Provost’s Fellow for Internationalization, Office of the Vice Provost for International Affairs

2:30–3:30 p.m.

University Spotlights III

  • Law, Technology, and Entrepreneurship on the New York Tech Campus
    101 Phillips Hall
    The Law Tech program is an integral part of the new academic model at Cornell Tech, where education and research are closely tied to creating and expanding companies and industries. Hear from Professors Whitehead and Grimmelmann about the new Law Tech program, designed to address the legal and business considerations facing technologists and entrepreneurs, as well as the public policy challenges of rapid and ongoing technological innovation in both start-up and mature companies.


    James Grimmelmann, Professor of Law, Cornell Tech and Cornell Law School

    Charles K. Whitehead '83, Myron C. Taylor Alumni Professor of Business Law and Director, Law, Technology and Entrepreneurship Program

  • PATh-ways to Success: Collaborative Cancer Research and Therapeutic Development at Cornell
    B01 Sage Hall
    Cornell’s top-notch medical schools—for animals and people—have teamed up to tackle the challenge cancer poses to mankind and man’s best friend: dogs. World-renowned Weill Cornell Medicine and Cornell’s College of Veterinary Medicine are collaborating on the PATh (Progressive Assessment of Therapeutics) Program, a cross-campus, multi-species cancer-research initiative that can revolutionize treatment for humans and animals alike. Now, dogs with lymphoma can help in the development of effective new drugs to treat cancer in pets and people.


    Lewis C. Cantley MS ’73, PhD ’75, Director, Sandra and Edward Meyer Cancer Center, Weill Cornell Medicine

    Kristy Richards ’90, Ph.D., M.D., Associate Professor, Department of Biomedical Sciences, College of Veterinary Medicine, and Weill Cornell Medicine

    PhD Students:
    Wilfred Leung, DVM
    Dania Villarnovo, DVM, MVSc

    Council Interest Group

    • Admissions and Financial Aid
      Marriott Amphitheater, Statler Hotel (1st Floor)

      Undergraduate Enrollment: Admissions and Financial Aid Update


      Jason Locke, Associate Vice Provost for Enrollment

      Shawn Felton, Director, Undergraduate Admissions
      Susan Hitchcock, Director, Financial Aid and Student Employment

3:45–4:45 p.m.

Council Interest Groups

  • Atkinson Center for a Sustainable Future
    Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art, 6th Floor

    Creating a Sustainable Future: A Pitch and Poster Competition

    The Atkinson Center leads the way to a prosperous future with a showcase of 15-20 recent sustainability research projects presented in a friendly competition.


    David M. Lodge, Director, David R. Atkinson Center for a Sustainable Future
    Todd G. Glass ’88, Chair, Alumni Advisory Board, Atkinson Center for a Sustainable Future, and Partner, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati

  • Cornell's Adult University
    G64 Goldwin Smith Hall (Kaufmann Auditorium)

    An Overview of CAU by Catherine Penner '68, Director, Cornell's Adult University

    and Reality of Salem Witchcraft

    Mary Beth Norton, Mary Donlon Alger Professor of American History and recently elected president of the American Historical Association

  • Engaged Cornell
    120 Physical Sciences Building

    Human Again: Prison Theatre and the Possibilities of Redemption

    How does a public engagement model work within a maximum security prison?


    Bruce Levitt, Professor, Performing Arts and Media, 2016 Engaged Scholar Recipient
    Dudley Cocke, Director, Roadside Theater at Appalshop
    Sandra Folasewa
    Oyeneyin '14, Production coordinator, National Geographic Production Studios

  • Technology Transfer
    B05 Sage Hall

    rom Microscopy to Energy Storage Systems—Commercializing Cornell Technology
    PhD fellows and MBA students work together to get Cornell’s innovative technology to market. Hear about new programs that are expanding Cornell’s commercialization efforts, as well as the presentation of three technologies.


    Tom Schryver ’93, MBA ’02, Director of the Entrepreneurship and Innovation Institute, Johnson School; Executive Director for the Center for Regional Economic Advancement
    Amanda Bares MS ENG '15, Biomedical Engineering, Schaffer-Nishimura Lab
    William Bedell MS ENG '14, Boyce Thompson Institute, Gary Blissard
    Mitchell Ishmael MS ENG '15, Chemical and Biological Engineering, Jeff Tester

4:45–6:30 p.m.

Break/Networking on Your Own


5:00–6:00 p.m.

Optional Tour:
Entrepreneurship at Cornell Presents: A Tour of “eHub” in Collegetown

The tour will meet at the eHub space on the second floor of 409 College Avenue (a couple of doors down from Collegetown Bagels).


Come tour eHub, the newly opened, fabulous co-working/incubator space right in the heart of Collegetown. eHub is a flexible, dynamic ideation and collaboration space for Cornell students, faculty, and staff. It also has lecture space for academic and training programs dedicated to entrepreneurship.


Tour Guides:

Zach Shulman '87, JD '90, Director, Entrepreneurship at Cornell
Michael Karangelen '90, Chairman and President, Student Agencies Foundation


6:30–8:45 p.m.

        Reception and Dinner: Cornell: It All Starts Here
        Bartels Hall
        Gather with friends old and new and start your evening here to celebrate Cornell.

        6:30–7:10 p.m. Reception
        7:10–8:45 p.m. Dinner and Program


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Saturday, October 29

7:00 a.m.–12:00 noon

Registration and Information Desks Open
Foyer, J. Willard Marriott Executive Education Center, Statler Hotel (1st Floor)

7:30–8:45 a.m.

Breakfasts (choose one)

  • Cornell Annual Funds Breakfast Theatre
    Carrier Grand Ballroom, Statler Hotel
    Limited seating; attendance by pre-registration only

    The Annual Giving Programs team and our Annual Funds volunteer leadership will continue the tradition of laughter, songs, and celebration with this year’s breakfast show! Join fellow Council members, trustees, and volunteers for the unveiling of fundraising goals for 2017 and a celebration of 2016 achievements.

  • Greek Life
    Lambda Chi Alpha,125 Edgemoor Lane
    Shuttle departs Statler Circle 7:15 a.m. and returns at the end of breakfast.

    Mingle, enjoy breakfast, and learn about our collective work to make sure the experience of fraternity and sorority membership maintains high value. We will also share the recent positive work of our student leaders around difficult societal issues, as well as the chapters’ generous contributions to the community. Staff, administrators, alumni leaders, and current Greek student leaders will be in attendance.


    Travis T. Apgar, the Robert G. Engel Senior Associate Dean of Students, Office of Fraternities, Sororities, and Independent Living
    Joseph A. Burke, Executive Director, Campus and Community Engagement
    Ralph V. Wilhelm '67, Chair, Fraternity and Sorority Advisory Council
    Blake Brown '17, President, Interfraternity Council
    Eddy Cruz '17, President, Multicultural Greek Letter Council
    Natasha Wissmann '17,
    President, Panhellenic Council

9:00–11:45 a.m.

Board of Trustees Meeting
184 Myron Taylor Hall

9:00 a.m.–12:45 p.m.

Frank H. T. Rhodes Symposium and Reception
Symposium: Alice Statler Auditorium, Statler Hall
Reception: Park Atrium, Beck Center, Statler Hall

On the occasion of President Emeritus Frank H. T. Rhodes's 90th birthday, please help us celebrate the intellectual cornerstones of his academic career. The Rhodes Symposium brings to campus the world's foremost Darwin scholar, Janet Browne of Harvard University, and paleontologist and former director of Yale University's Peabody Museum of Natural History, Derek Briggs. They will address President Rhodes's contributions to paleontology and Darwin studies and the relevance of these topics today.The symposium will end with a student panel discussion of modern attitudes towards sustainability, based on a reading of President Rhodes’s recent book, Earth: A Tenant’s Manual.

Please plan to join us at an informal reception immediately following the symposium, where we will honor President Emeritus Rhodes’s 90th birthday, as well as his accomplishments in the field of paleontology and his contributions to Cornell.

Featured Speakers:

Derek Briggs, G. Evelyn Hutchinson Professor of Geology and Geophysics; Curator in Charge of Invertebrate Paleontology, Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History
Janet Browne, Aramont Professor of the History of Science; Chair, Department of the History of Science, Harvard University

Student Panel Moderator: John F.H. Thompson, Wold Family Professor in Environmental Balance for Human Sustainability


Student Panelists:


Anant Hariharan '18, Science of Earth Systems major with a concentration in Geological Sciences, Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, College of Engineering; Rawlings Cornell Presidential Research Scholar


Hannah Lang '18, Science of Earth Systems major with a concentration in Geological Sciences, Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, College of Arts and Sciences

Nicole Tu-Maung '17, Environmental and Sustainability Sciences major in the Department of Natural Resources, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences

Miranda Winningham '17, Biological Sciences major with a concentration in Marine Biology, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences

11:30 a.m.–1:00 p.m.

Pregame Lunch
Dyson Atrium, Sage Hall
Join Big Red fans for a pregame football tailgate before heading to Schoellkopf!

12:30 p.m.

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