Winter has arrived in Ithaca and campus has already been blanketed in snow. Cornell is quiet with most students back home for the last week of classes and exams followed by the very long holiday break. Classes begin again February 8.
Activities for alumni continue in earnest! Here are some recommendations:CORNELL ACCORDING TO SOUND, DEC 9: This one-hour, free, sound-only experience, by Chris Hoff ’02 and David Harnett who have an NPR podcast, includes unusual sounds—the chimes from Cascadilla Gorge, women’s hockey skate blades on the Lynah ice, a horse on a Vet School treadmill, antique reuleaux machines in display cases on the Engineering Quad, and the Annabel Taylor organ. Act fast to register: Wed. Dec. 9 at 8pm Eastern time.
CORNELL GLOBAL MIXER with CLASS of 1974 PARTY SUITE, DEC 12: Tony Chen, MBA ’16, organizes virtual happy hours twice a month with alumni from around the world. Our [Notable] Class is participating this Saturday, December 12 from 8-10pm. Our ’74 Pre-Party is from 8-9 and the Global Mixer is from 9-10. For more info and to register, click here.
SNOW DAYS, ICE SKATING & WINTERTIME FUN, DEC 14: Corey Earle ‘07, lecturer in American Studies and unofficial Cornell historian, offers his last class of the year Monday Dec. 14 at 7:30pm Eastern time and features the traditions of Cornell during the season that seems to last forever in Ithaca. Corey’s lectures are informative and entertaining. And free. Register here.
CORNELL ADULT UNIVERSITY WINTER SESSION, DEC-FEB: Cornell is offering week-long, weekly and weekend courses in film, wine, astronomy, Hip Hop, spider biology, digital technology, immunology and more. For pricing and to register, click here.
CORNELL TRIVIA: The latest issue of Cornell Alumni Magazine has a terrific 72-question Big Red trivia quiz. If you haven’t yet paid your class dues for 2020-21, please visit. You’ll get access to the trivia quiz and other stories in this award-winning publication.
Enjoy the holiday season and please be well!