Reunion

Thursday, June 9

Self-Guided Tours of Snee Hall Atrium

10 a.m.-4 p.m., Snee Hall Atrium
Visit the Timothy N. Heasley Mineral Museum’s spectacular collection of gems and minerals, check for recordings of earthquake activity on our seismograph, and view our mastodon and fossil exhibits.

Beebe Lake Natural History Walk

2-3:30 p.m., Beebe Beach
Did you know that Beebe Lake was originally a forested swamp and is a part of Cornell Plantations? Join field botanist Robert Wesley to stroll around the lake and learn more about the history, flora and fauna of Cornell’s favorite natural area. Meet at the tent on Beebe Beach.

Friday, June 10

Self-Guided Tours of Snee Hall Atrium

10 a.m.-4 p.m., Snee Hall Atrium
Visit the Timothy N. Heasley Mineral Museum’s spectacular collection of gems and minerals, check for recordings of earthquake activity on our seismograph, and view our mastodon and fossil exhibits.

Hot with a Chance of Megadrought: Planning for the Extremes of our Changing Climate

10 a.m., room 160, Mann Library; reception at 11 a.m., Mann Library Gallery
Toby Ault, assistant professor of earth and atmospheric sciences, will share how insights from his research are shaping strategies to cope with a changing climate. A reception will follow in the Mann Library Gallery’s exhibit showcasing collaboration between the Cornell Institute for Climate Change and Agriculture and New York state farmers on climate-smart farming.

Botanical Garden Tour

10-11 a.m., Nevin Welcome Center, Plantations Road
Enjoy a relaxing guided tour through the botanical garden and discover the beauty and diversity of our numerous theme gardens. This one-hour tour will highlight the Bowers Rhododendron Collection, Robison Herb Garden, Young Flower Garden, Tropical Container Garden and more. Afterward, you can browse the gift shop and exhibits in the Nevin Welcome Center.

Cascadilla Gorge Hikes

10-11:30 a.m. and 2-3:30 p.m., College Avenue entrance to the gorge trail at the northeast corner of the Schwartz Performing Arts Center
Join us for this guided hike by Cornell Plantations staff to learn about the history of the Cascadilla Gorge Trail and the six-year effort to rebuild this iconic trail. Wear sturdy hiking shoes and dress appropriately for the weather. The round-trip one-mile hike is moderately strenuous and involves some steep stair climbing. Friday hikers have the option to take the #10 TCAT Bus back to campus instead of returning on the trail.

Mundy Wildflower Garden Tour

11 a.m.-noon, Mundy Wildflower Garden, Caldwell Road entrance
Enjoy a variety of native wildflowers, from anemones to zizzia and everything in between, as you explore Cornell Plantations’ wildflower garden with our native plants gardener and staff botanist. Meet at the Caldwell Road entrance to the garden (across from the F.R. Newman Arboretum).

CU at Lunch

11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Terrace Restaurant
Looking for a place to grab a bite to eat? Stop by the Terrace Restaurant at the Statler Hotel. Additional cost for lunch.

Liberty Hyde Bailey Lecture: Genomics and the Future of Agriculture

1-2:30 p.m., David L. Call Alumni Auditorium, Kennedy Hall
In honor of professor emeritus Steve Tanksley, winner of the 2016 Japan Prize, three former lab members will celebrate his contributions to plant breeding and genetics with a panel discussion on genomics and the future of agriculture.  Panelists: Greg Martin, Boyce Schulze Downey Professor, Boyce Thompson Institute; Jim Giovannoni, professor, Boyce Thompson Institute; and Susan McCouch, Ph.D. ’90, professor, School of Integrative Plant Science

Landscape Architecture Open House

1-4 p.m., 440 Kennedy Hall (gallery)
The undergraduate landscape architecture degree is the only one of its kind in the Ivy League. Visit the studio and mezzanine, enjoy drinks and snacks, and chat with faculty, staff and fellow alumni.

Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences Seminar: How Cornell Paleontology Can Help Save the World

2-3 p.m., room 2146, Snee Hall
This special lecture will be presented by Warren D. Allmon, the Hunter R. Rawlings III Professor of Paleontology and director of the Paleontological Research Institution in Ithaca.

Sustainability Tour

2-3 p.m., Nevin Welcome Center, Plantations Road
Take a tour with environmental education specialist Donna Levy to visit and learn about three areas that demonstrate sustainable practices and concepts at Cornell Plantations: the LEED Gold-certified Nevin Welcome Center, the Bioswale Garden and the Climate Change Demonstration Garden.

Olin Lecture

3-4:15 p.m., Bailey Hall
The Olin Lecture was established at Cornell in 1986 through a generous gift from the Spencer T. and Ann W. Olin Foundation. Each year, the Olin Lecture brings to campus an internationally prominent speaker to address a topic relevant to higher education and the current world situation. The lecture is free and open to the public.

Tour of the Cornell Insect Collection

3-4 p.m., second floor of Comstock Hall
Tour the world famous Cornell Insect Collection, home to the most beautiful and bizarre insects in the world. Explore the more than seven million insect specimens representing about 200,000 species and view fascinating examples of insect beauty and diversity. 

Natural Resources Faculty and Alumni Mixer

3:30-4:30 p.m., room G24, Fernow Hall
Join Department of Natural Resources faculty and alumni for a mixer in Fernow Hall. Hear an update on the environmental science and sustainability curriculum and learn how Cornell’s environmental commitment is being implemented on campus and throughout our teaching program.

The Charles H. Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management Reception

4-5:30 p.m., Lill Family Lounge (first floor), Warren Hall
The Dyson School (formerly the Department of Ag Economics/ARME/AEM) invites you to a reception and open house to catch up with old friends, make some new connections and explore the newly renovated Warren Hall. Let your fellow classmates and faculty know you will be attending. Pre-registration is requested but not required. For more information, contact Tim Oonk ’86

Tours of the Department of Communication’s New Space in Mann Library

4-5:30 p.m., fourth floor, Mann Library
The Department of Communication will host tours and answer questions about its new facilities on the fourth floor of Mann Library. Come see the space and learn how it creates an enhanced academic experience for students and fosters collaboration among faculty, students and staff.

Saturday, June 11

Reunion Run

7:30 a.m., Barton Hall, Garden Ave entrance
Pre-registration required for the two- or five-mile courses.

CALS Reunion Breakfast and College Open House

8-10 a.m., Trillium, Kennedy Hall
Don’t miss the annual CALS Reunion Breakfast. Enjoy fellowship with Dean Kathryn J. Boor, alumni, faculty and friends of the college while visiting department information tables and learning about exciting CALS programs. Guests are welcome to enjoy a free continental breakfast and listen to a college update from Dean Boor. A’ndrea Van Schoick ’96, CALS Alumni Association president, will also host the association’s annual meeting. Remarks begin at 8:45 a.m.

Spring Plant Sale

9 a.m.-noon, Cornell Plantations Plant Production Facility, 397 Forest Home Dr.
Take home some of Plantations’ gardeners’ top picks for your own home landscape. This spring’s offerings will include a wide variety of perennials and some new additions to the horticulture trade.

Botanical Garden Tour

9-10 a.m., Nevin Welcome Center, Plantations Road
Enjoy a relaxing guided tour through the botanical garden and discover the beauty and diversity of our numerous theme gardens. This one-hour tour will highlight the Bowers Rhododendron Collection, Robison Herb Garden, Young Flower Garden, Tropical Container Garden and more. Afterward, you can browse the gift shop and exhibits in the Nevin Welcome Center.

Alumni Reception and Open House at Mann Library

9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Stephen B. Ashley and Janice G. Ashley Atrium, Mann Library
Alumni are cordially invited to explore the fusion of modern and classic that makes Mann Library, in the words of our students, “the best place to discover ten million new ideas.” Join us for Finger Lakes brunch treats served right at the Mann circulation desk! This is a family-friendly event, with guided tours of the library available upon request.

Insect Zoo

10 a.m.-noon, room 2123, Comstock Hall
Come see the bizarre, bad and bugly. We will display a number of live rare, beautiful and fascinating insects.

Tour the Museum of the Earth

10 a.m.-5 p.m., Museum of the Earth, 1259 Trumansburg Rd., Ithaca
Tour the Paleontological Research Institution’s Museum of the Earth (affiliated with Cornell’s Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences) and its collections. Follow the major transformations of life through the ages through fossils and videos. Observe the seismograph display, learn about campus research in earth and atmospheric sciences, and collect fossils from the Devonian seas of Ithaca. Fun for all ages. Free admission is offered to alumni and families (please show reunion button). Donations are appreciated.

State of the University Address

10:30 a.m., Bailey Hall
Join fellow alumni as university leadership delivers the Reunion State of the University Address. All registered reunion attendees and their guests are welcome.

Tour of the New Liberty Hyde Bailey Conservatory

11 a.m.-1 p.m., 236 Tower Rd.
Join in the celebration of the opening of the new Liberty Hyde Bailey Conservatory. Faculty and staff will be available to answer questions about its history and plant collections.

CU at Lunch

11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Terrace Restaurant
Looking for a place to grab a bite to eat? Stop by the Terrace Restaurant at the Statler Hotel. Additional cost for lunch.

School of Integrative Plant Science (SIPS) Alumni Gathering for the Plant Sciences

11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., room G22, Plant Science
Please join SIPS for light refreshments and an opportunity to reminisce with friends, faculty and alumni of Horticulture, Plant Biology, Plant Breeding and Genetics, Plant Pathology and Plant-Microbe Biology, and Soil and Crop Sciences. Historical Cornell photos will be on display, and tours of the new Liberty Hyde Bailey Conservatory will be available.

Biological and Environmental Engineering Alumni Gathering

11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., lobby of Riley Robb
Enjoy a light lunch while visiting with fellow alumni and current and former faculty. Lab tours will be available.

Tour of the Cornell Insect Collection

Noon, second floor of Comstock Hall
Tour the world famous Cornell Insect Collection, home to the most beautiful and bizarre insects in the world. Explore the more than seven million insect specimens representing about 200,000 species and view fascinating examples of insect beauty and diversity.

Cascadilla Gorge Hike

12:30-2 p.m., College Avenue entrance to the gorge trail at the northeast corner of the Schwartz Performing Arts Center
Join us for this guided hike by Cornell Plantations staff to learn about the history of the Cascadilla Gorge Trail and the six-year effort to rebuild this iconic trail. Wear sturdy hiking shoes and dress appropriately for the weather. The round-trip one-mile hike is moderately strenuous and involves some steep stair climbing.

Botanical Garden Mini-Tours

12:30-3 p.m., Nevin Welcome Center, Plantations Road
Don’t have a lot of time to spend? Take a mini-tour. Docents will lead 20-minute tours starting every half hour, highlighting significant plants and “must see” areas within the extensive botanical garden collections. Last tour at 2:30.

Wine Tasting

1-3 pm, Trillium, Kennedy Hall
Savor the flavor of New York wines and meet winery owners at this very popular annual reunion event. Free admission to all alumni and guests, 21 years of age and older.

Allan Hosie Treman ’21 Memorial Concert Featuring The Hangovers

3-4 p.m., Nevin Welcome Center, Plantations Road
Relax and enjoy this performance by The Hangovers, the popular a capella subset of the Cornell Glee Club. The concert will be held under the tent at the Nevin Welcome Center, in the botanical garden on Plantations Road. Parking is limited at this popular event. Please consider sharing a ride or walking if possible.

Cornelliana Night

9:30 p.m., Bailey Hall
Join the Alumnae Chorus and the Alumni Glee Club in songs of Cornell. Reunion attendance and giving will be recognized. A live stream of the Bailey Hall event will be available for viewing on a large screen at our overflow location in David L. Call Auditorium in Kennedy Hall.

Ongoing Weekend Events

Check the reunion program or website for times.

Cornell Plantations

During Reunion, Cornell Plantations’ rhododendrons, irises and magnolias should be blooming, and you may still find many spring wildflowers in the Mundy Wildflower Garden and natural areas. At the botanical garden you can take a mini tour, pick up a visitor map and explore on your own, browse the exhibits and gift shop in the Nevin Welcome Center, or just relax and enjoy the beauty and serenity of the gardens and grounds.
Free parking is available at the Nevin Welcome Center, or you can ride our shuttle van from Barton Hall (Garden Avenue side) or the Peterson parking lot across from the Dairy Bar/Stocking Hall on Tower Road. Plantations shuttle service is provided from noon to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday only.

Mann Library Ongoing Exhibit

8 a.m.-5 p.m. Thursday and Friday
9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday

Vintage Vision: Vogel, Vogue and the Art of Gazette du Bon Ton

Between 1914 and 1925, illustrations in two fashion journals, the French Gazette du Bon Ton and the American magazine Vogue, presented some of the finest examples of deco and pochoir art ever published for the fashion industry. This exhibit presents a full-color look at some of this beautiful artistry as well as the relationship between French fashion publisher Lucien Vogel and the American company Condé Nast, who both exerted major influence on early 20th century fashion on both sides of the Atlantic.