International Spirit of Zinck’s Night

Co-Hosted by the Cornell Club of Fort Lauderdale and Boca Raton and the Cornell Club of Eastern Florida

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October 19, 2017

6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Funky Buddha Lounge & Brewery
2621 N. Federal Hwy
Boca Raton, FL 33431

COST: $5

Come celebrate Zinck’s Night on October 19, 2017 with your fellow alumni at The Funky Buddha.

Hosted by Avi and Victoria Aisenberg

Learn about the history of Zinck’s Night here:

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Wednesday, October 18, 6 PM– MIT presents The New Era of Artificial Intelligence at CIC Miami, 1951 NW 7th Avenue, Miami.  $38.   Click Here to Register and Pay

Saturday, October 28, 7 PM – The Cornell-Princeton football game will be telecast on the NBC Sports network.  Go Big Red!!

Saturday, November 4, 7 PM – The Cornell Hotel Society presents the Banfi Food and Wine Festival Scholarship Fundraiser at the Diplomat Landing, Diplomat Beach Resort, Hollywood.  $92 and up.  Click Here for Full Details and to Register

Friday, November 3, 6:45 PM– UPenn Red Carpet Event – Opening Night Film & Party – Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival at Seminole Hardrock Hotel and Casino, 1 Seminole Way, Fort LauderdaleClick here for details and registration information.

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Dear Fellow Cornell Alumni,

It has been a pleasure serving as Cornell Club President. When I joined the Board of Directors back in 2011, I found a community of individuals dedicated to their local Cornell community and enthusiastic about their alma mater. I joined with the intention of giving back to the University that has given so much to me and I have learned and gained so much in return. Thank you all for the wonderful experiences.

In July, our Annual Student Send Off, hosted by our very own All Ivy+ Chair Lauren Gould, was a resounding success with almost 60 people in attendance. Students were able to interact with each other and alumni to prepare for a new chapter of their lives in Ithaca. This was followed by our Annual Board Meeting in late August where our new Board of Directors were confirmed.

Going forward, your new Co-Presidents will be Diana Hsu and Michelle Talbert. I am confident that with these two in charge, the Club will continue to flourish for years to come. As they plan new activities for our Club feel free to reach out to them with your ideas.

Before I go, I encourage you, if you haven’t already, to become more involved in our local Cornell community. There are so many ways to leave a positive impact, both big and small. You could conduct a few contact meetings with prospective students through the Cornell Alumni Admissions Ambassadors Network (CAAAN), for example. If that interests you, please reach out to our CAAAN Director, Dr. Larry Reese. Plus, there are always opportunities to join our Board of Directors or host an event!

So farewell for now, I appreciate your continued support of our Cornell Club and hope to CU soon at future events!


Nicole Patriese Gumbs
Cornell Club of Fort Lauderdale and Boca Raton – Immediate Past President


Co-President: Michelle Talbert
Co-President: Diana Hsu
Treasurer: Avi Aisenberg
Social Media Chair: Victoria Aisenberg
Membership Chair – Thom DeVita
CAAAN Director – Dr. Larry Reese
Community Service Chair – Bradford Ress
All Ivy+ Chair – Lauren Gould

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Hosted by the Cornell Club of Fort Lauderdale and Boca Raton / Cornell Club of Eastern Florida

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Join us for the Annual Student Send Off!

When: Sunday, July 30, 2017

2:00 pm

Where: Home of Lauren Gould in Parkland, FL

(Address will be provided in the confirmation e-mail.)

Please join us in welcoming the newest members of our Cornell community at this year’s Student Send-Off! Every year, local Cornell clubs across the country get together and host a Student Send-off for incoming and current students and their parents.

A great selection of food and dessert will be provided in this “Backyard BBQ” styled event. Additionally, we’ll be setting up some fun games, raffles, and a little informal Q&A.

For event questions, please contact Nicole Gumbs at

For event registration questions, please contact Donna Carl at

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Cornell Clubs of Miami, Fort Lauderdale and Boca Raton Present:

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The History of Hip Hop

Cornell Faculty Speaker Ben Ortiz

When: May 24, 2017

Time: 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Where: Broward Urban League

560 NW 27th Avenue

Fort Lauderdale, FL  33311

Come Learn about the origins of Hip Hop culture and its 40-year journey to Cornell’s archives.

Ben Ortiz is the Assistant Curator of the Cornell Hip Hop Collection, which is part of Cornell University Library’s Rare and Manuscript Collections division. The CHHC is the world’s most extensive research archive on Hip Hop music and culture (a very broad subject through which a wide diversity of topics can be explored). The CHHC is nearly a decade old and continues to grow each year. It contains an estimated quarter-million artifacts!

Light Appetizers and Desserts will be served.

Evening Itinerary:

7:00 pm – 7:45 pm: Networking

7:45 pm – 8:15 pm: Presentation

8:15 pm – 8:30 pm: Q & A

8:30 pm to 9:00 pm: Final Networking

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Young Alumni Happy Hour
Royal Pig Ft. Lauderdale

Thursday, November 17, 2016

Cost: $20

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Come connect, kick back, and reflect with your fellow young Cornell alumni at the Royal Pig Pub in Fort Lauderdale. Enjoy some great company, delicious food, and crafty cocktails on Thursday, November 17 with Cornell colleagues and other Ivy Plus, who are warmly welcomed to attend!

Mouthwatering appetizers and one drink ticket will be included with every ticket.

For event questions, please contact Paula Villarraga ( and Marie Parks (

For event registration questions, please contact Donna Carl

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Cornell Club – Annual Wine Tasting

wine glasses

Thursday, December 1, 2016
at Cafe Maxx

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Cost: $66 per person

Please join your fellow Cornellians for an evening of spectacular wine and food. This event will be hosted by Karl Elderkin, Cornell BS Engineering ’83 / MBA Wharton (UPenn) ’89 and Larry Ben Cornell BA ’76 / University of Florida JD ’80

Cafe Maxx according to the Zagat Guide to Miami and South Florida, is one of the highest rated restaurants in South Florida and is rated amongst the top regional restaurants nationwide.

We will be served a four-course meal and some of the finest Italian wines including, Super Tucans, Brunellos and Chiantis.

IMPORTANT: Attendance is limited to 20 people, so don’t wait if you want to experience this incredible value.

If you have any questions about the event, please contact Larry Ben at or 954.632.0003

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Cornell Club of Fort Lauderdale and Boca Raton

Cornell Faculty Speaker Event
Professor Beth Lyon – Cornell Law School

Wednesday, May 18th

Brio Tuscan Grille
5050 Town Center Circle, Boca Raton, FL 33486

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Early Bird: $15 before May 1st
Cost: $20 after May 1st

Cornell Students Take Action for Low Income Farm Workers

In August 2015, Cornell Law School’s new Farmworker Legal Assistance Clinic opened its doors under the leadership of Clinical Professor Beth Lyon. In her presentation, Professor Lyon will discuss farmworker policy issues and the cases her students are handling.

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Young Alumni Happy Hour
Royal Pig Ft. Lauderdale

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Thursday, April 28, 2016

7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Royal Pig Fort Lauderdale
350 E Las Olas Blvd.
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301

The Cornell Club of Fort Lauderdale and Boca Raton invites you to a Young Alumni Happy Hour at the Royal Pig Fort Lauderdale. Time to relax, unwind and socialize with your Ivy friends. Join us for good music and good times.

$20 Admission includes 1 drink ticket plus appetizers.

For event questions, please contact Maria “Paula” Villarraga at

For event registration questions, please contact Donna Carl at


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Cornell Club of Greater Miami and the Florida Keys
Cornell Club of Fort Lauderdale and Boca Raton
Cordially invite you to attend our
Annual Admitted Student Reception
We need you to help us persuade this year’s class of admitted students to attend Cornell! We are pleased to invite you to our Annual Admitted Student Reception! Each year, local Cornell Clubs across the country host an event for recently admitted students and their parents. These events provide the space for potential Cornellians and their parents to learn more information about Cornell from alumni. This is usually a time where parents ask alumni the benefits of attending Cornell as opposed to another Ivy League school or a school in the Southeast. Please come out to support one of our annual signature events.  If you are a CAAAN member, this is an excellent time to meet some of the students you contacted this fall.  Light refreshments will be provided.
Sunday, April 17, 2016
2:00 – 4:00 PM
DLD Lawyers
150 Alhambra Circle – Penthouse
Coral Gables, FL 33134
For questions or concerns, please contact Donell Hicks at
Donell Hicks, Esq. ‘97
CAAAN Chair, Miami-Dade County
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