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Dalia Pabón Stiller ’84, Board President, Boca Museum of Art,
Cornell University Trustee


Duane Stiller ’84, President and CEO of Woolbright Development, Inc.

invite you to an afternoon at the BOCA Museum of Art

to celebrate the new exhibition on loan from the Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art, Cornell University

Surrealism and Magic

With brief remarks by
Dr. Stephanie Wiles
The Richard J. Schwartz Director,
Johnson Museum of Art at Cornell University

and an exclusive exhibition tour with

Dr. Andy Weislogel
The Seymour R. Askin, Jr. ’47 Curator of Earlier European and American Art
Johnson Museum of Art at Cornell University

Sunday, March 8, 2015
12:30 – 3:00 PM

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BOCA Museum of Art
501 Plaza Real
Boca Raton, FL 33432

Presented by Cornell University and the Johnson Museum of Art, Surrealism and Magic was curated by Dr. Andrew Weislogel, the Seymour R. Askin, Jr. ’47 Curator of Earlier European and American Art, and Laurent Ferri, Curator of the Pre-1800 Collections, Rare Books & Manuscripts, Carl A. Kroch Library, Cornell University. Surrealism and Magic premiered at Cornell’s Johnson Museum of Art in 2014 prior to traveling to the Boca Museum of Art.

Cost: $20 per person

12:30 pm: Lunch reception, BOCA Museum of Art Sculpture Garden
1:30 pm: Tour of Surrealism and Magic exhibition led by Andrew Weislogel
2:30 pm: Dessert reception and networking

Add to your afternoon:
Attend an additional lecture about the exhibition by Dr. Weislogel and co-curator, Laurent Ferri, beginning at 3:00 pm in the Wolgin Auditorium. Separate registration is required and space is limited. To learn more, visit Boca Talk March 8, 2015 – RSVP.

About the event:
Spend the afternoon with Johnson Museum of Art Director Stephanie Wiles and Curator, Andy Weislogel and enjoy a special curator-led tour of Surrealism and Magic, a new exhibition on loan from Cornell University’s Johnson Museum of Art.

An exploration of the surrealists’ interest in magic, arcane learning, and indigenous spirituality, the exhibition includes paintings and works on paper by Kurt Seligmann, André Breton, Matta, Dalí, Marcel Duchamp, Yves Tanquy, Man Ray, Max Ernst, Masson, Dorothea Tanning, Leonora Carrington, Wilfredo Lam, and Magritte.

Inspired by the magic-themed library of Mr. Seligmann (1900-1962), the exhibition includes rare books from the fifteenth to twentieth centuries, correspondence, ephemera, music, and film.

About Dr. Wiles:
Stephanie Wiles is the Richard J. Schwartz Director of the Johnson Museum of Art at Cornell University. She earned her doctorate in art history from the Graduate School and University Center at the City University of New York, and her BA in Modern Languages from Hobart & William Smith Colleges. Before assuming her current appointment, she was the director of the Allen Memorial Art Museum at Oberlin College. Dr. Wiles began her career in museum work in the Department of Drawings and Prints at the Morgan Library & Museum in New York City. During her 16-year tenure at the Morgan, she organized and wrote exhibition catalogues for a wide variety of in-house and traveling exhibitions. From 1998 to 2004, Dr. Wiles oversaw the collections of the Davison Art Center at Wesleyan University in Connecticut and taught in the art history department. A specialist in British and American art, she has published on a wide range of topics. Under Dr. Wiles’ leadership, the Johnson Museum is sparking an energizing growth in interdisciplinary, collaborative learning at Cornell.

About Dr. Weislogel:
Andrew C. Weislogel is the Seymour R. Askin, Jr. ’47 Curator of Earlier European and American Art at Cornell University’s Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art. Dr. Weislogel has organized numerous exhibitions at the Johnson, both single venue and traveling, including Studied Elegance: Italian Master Drawings from the Askin Collection (2007); The New and Unknown World: Exploration and Trade in the Dutch Golden Age (2011); and Mirror of the City: The Printed View in Italy and Beyond, 1450–1940 (2012). Dr. Weislogel spearheaded and oversaw the NEA-supported reinstallation of the Johnson’s permanent collection of European and American Art, completed in the fall of 2014. He teaches extensively from the Johnson’s collection, and in the spring of 2015, he is co-teaching Art/Science Intersections, an interdisciplinary seminar on technical studies in art history.

For event questions, please contact Mindy Hillenbrand at
For registration questions, please contact Donna Carl at

The BOCA Museum of Art is located at the north end of Mizner Park in downtown Boca Raton. After you register, parking information and directions will be included in your confirmation email.

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Calling all Cornellians in and around West Palm Beach!


Lunch with Cornellians Followed by a Group Photo with Touchdown the Bear

Noon to 1:30 p.m., Friday, February 13, 2015

Tropics Café, Palm Beach Zoo
1301 Summit Boulevard, West Palm Beach, FL

You can get free admission to the zoo; just say you’re with Cornell at the front gate and enjoy a pay-as-you-go luncheon with Cornellians. Look for the Cornell banner at the café.

This gathering and photo opportunity happens in conjunction with the Sesquicentennial celebration on Saturday afternoon in West Palm Beach. Let’s paint the town Big Red like we did in other cities.

Spread the word, wear red, and see you there!

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International Spirit of Zincks’ Night at Biergarten with The Cornell Club of Fort Lauderdale and Boca Raton

October 16, 2014
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
309 Via De Palmas #90
Boca Raton, FL 33432

$20.00 per person

Come out and celebrate the world wide Spirit of Zinck’s night at the Biergarten in Boca. German style appetizers and beer will be served to honor this age old Cornellian tradition.

Avi Aisenberg is the Treasurer of the Cornell Club of Fort Lauderdale and Boca Raton. He earned his Bachelor of Science in Electrical and Computer Engineering at Cornell University and stayed in Ithaca for several months after graduation to teach Mechatronics and work with Bill Nye (The Science Guy) to build the Solar Noon Clock, which currently sits on top of Rhodes Theory Center. He moved to Boston to be with his girlfriend at the time, Vicky, and got a job as the lead engineer at Engauge where he designed fire extinguisher monitoring systems. He moved to South Florida early in 2012 to take over the family business which manufactures plastic pallets, where he currently works as the CTO. In Avi’s most recent venture, however, he founded a distillery in Fort Lauderdale where he plans to distill rum and whiskey from South Florida grown ingredients once he obtains the liquor license. To stay up to date on his distillery, please visit

Victoria Aisenberg (Vicky) currently serves on the Cornell Club of Fort Lauderdale and Boca Raton board as the Co-Vice President and Social Media Chair. She earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology at Cornell University, where she met her husband Avi Aisenberg. After graduation, they moved just outside of Vicky’s hometown in Boston, where she began her career in Inside Sales at Demandware, an ecommerce software company. After two years enduring the cold weather, Vicky and Avi moved to South Florida for Avi to take over the family business. Today, Vicky works as a sales executive at Demandware, selling their Software as a Service platform to retailers and branded manufacturers in the Southeast. Outside of all the traveling, she helps Avi with his distillery and cares for their 2 year-old golden retriever named Basil.

For event questions, please contact Avi and Victoria Aisenberg

For event registration questions, please contact Donna Carl at

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Cornell Club of Eastern Florida – Cornell Go Kart Racing


October 10, 2014 7:00 PM ET


K1 Speed Fort Lauderdale
2950 Stirling Road
Hollywood, FL 33020
(954) 416-0044
$49 per Adult; $44 per Junior.
The fee includes electric go kart rental with seat belts, roll bars, and automatic shutoff; head sock; and helmet.  Drivers should wear closed toe shoes and pull back long hair.  No charge for spectators.  Cash food and beverages.

Did you watch the Watkins Glen races during your Cornell tenure?  Now, you can personally experience the thrill of racing.  Friday, October 10, is Cornell Night at K1 Speed in Hollywood.  We’ll be racing electric go karts around an indoor track.  This is a family event for everyone who is at least 48 inches tall.  We’ll have a series of races for both Juniors (minimum 48 inches tall) and Adults (minimum 58 inches tall).  Each Junior will participate in two 12-lap races plus receive a t-shirt.  Each Adult will participate in two 14-lap races and one 16-lap race.  The facility has a snack bar where you can purchase food and beverages.  Spectators are welcome!

RSVP and pay by Monday, October 6, 2014.

For event questions, please contact Jay Silpe at or 561- 586-4600.

For event registration questions, please contact Donna Carl at

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We’ll all have drinks at Theodore Zinck’s…

You may be thousands of miles from Cornell, but on Thursday, October 16, you can feel just steps away from the hill by attending this year’s Spirit of Zinck’s event in Palm Beach Gardens.

Theodore Zinck was a saloonkeeper in Ithaca and his pub, the Hotel Brunswick, was a popular gathering place for Cornellians in the 1890s.  After his death in 1903, several bars using his name continued to provide a haven for students. When the last “Zinck’s” closed in the mid-60s, celebrating the spirit of Zinck’s became a favorite Thursday night Collegetown tradition of undergraduates.  It wasn’t long afterwards that Cornellians continued the tradition in their hometowns.  This year, alumni will celebrate this uniquely Cornell event in more than 90 cities around the world.  So wherever you are, remember your days at Cornell on October 16th.  Plan to celebrate Zinck’s Night with your Cornell friends.

Date & Time:
Thursday, October 16, 2014, 6:30 – 8:30 PM

Yard House (south end of Downtown at the Gardens Mall)
11701 Lake Victoria Avenue
Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33410

$10 per person includes generous hors d’oeuvres.  Cash bar.

Wear your Cornell memorabilia.

RSVP and pay by Wednesday, October 15, by Clicking Here.  Contact George Koester,, 561-339-3943 for further details.

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We’re kicking off Cornell’s On-Campus

Sesquicentennial Celebrations at

October 17 – 18, 2014

Tell us you’re coming by registering and get your free Homecoming souvenir!
Review the full schedule of events at


Fireworks and Laser Light Show
Friday, 8:00 p.m.
Schoellkopf Field

Sesquicentennial Grove Dedication
Friday, 10:30 a.m.
Libe Slope

5K Fun Run
Pre-registration required
 (proceeds benefit United Way of Tompkins County)
Saturday, 8:30 a.m.
Cornell Plantations F.R. Newman Arboretum

Big Red Fan Festival
With tailgate parties, free Ferris Wheel rides, live music, and more
Saturday, noon–3:00 p.m.
Crescent Parking Lot

Family Fun Zone
With free rides and games for kids, and more
Saturday, noon–3:00 p.m.
Lynah Rink Parking Lot

Cornell vs. Lehigh Football Game
Tickets available at a special price for alumni
Saturday, 3:00 p.m. Schoellkopf Field

Homecoming NYC Bus
Reserve your round-trip ticket and register today

Register Today!

#CUHome #Cornell150

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Cornell Club of Fort Lauderdale and Boca Raton Student Sendoff

Saturday, August 9, 2014
1:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Register Here | See Who’s Coming

Home of Cristina Gonzalez DiCalvo, MEn ’82
Plantation, FL
(Street address and directions will be provided in registration confirmation e-mail)

Alumni – $20.00 person
Cornell Students and their Parents – Free

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 Sendoff for incoming and current students and their parents. It’s a great way to welcome the new students, give them some sage advice from alumni who have learned the “tricks of the trade, and to all-around have a great time enjoying the end of the wonderful summer we have here in South Florida.

This event will be a “Backyard BBQ” style event, complete with a fully catered BBQ lunch. The BBQ meal, catered by a wonderful local caterer, will include mouth watering food and dessert. Additionally, we’ll be setting up some fun games, raffles for Cornell Store gift cards, and a little informal Q&A for anyone who has questions that others could benefit from hearing about. Especially as South Floridians, it is our duty to inform our fellow warm-blooded community how to dress warmly up there! Dress attire is casual and light, since there will be things set up outside. Also, please share this event announcement to any fellow Cornell alumni, as well as family and friends interested in attending as your guests.

About Our Host:
Cristina Gonzalez DiCalvo received a Master of Engineering (Geotechnical) degree at Cornell in 1982, after receiving a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering degree from the University of Miami. After her return from Cornell, she worked with Prestressed Systems, Inc. for two years, and since then has been working with Langan Engineering & Environmental Services, a firm specializing in civil, geotechnical and environmental engineering. Cristina is a Senior Principal and stockholder of the firm, and has been running Langan’s Miami office for approximately the past 22 years. Some of Langan’s projects includethe Port of Miami Tunnel, One Brickell City Center, SunLife(Dolphins) Stadium, the American Airlines Arena, the Marlins Ballpark, the Four Seasons Hotel and Tower (the tallest building in Florida), and many more. Cristina is married to Al DiCalvo, and they have two children, Lauren and Kevin. Lauren is a Senior and Kevin is a Sophomore, both at Florida State. They are both hoping to attend Cornell for graduate school.

For event questions, please contact Andrea Virgin, MEn ’11, Club Co-President, at or 561- 859-2117.

For event registration questions, please contact Donna Carl at

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The Cornell AguaClara Program

Friday, June 13, 2014
06:30 PM – 08:30 PM

Gallery 2014
2014-2016 Harrison Street
Hollywood, FL 33019

Register Here

Come learn about AguaClara! AguaClara is a program borne in the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering nearly a decade ago. To date 9 water treatment plants have been installed in rural Honduras and 3 water filtration plants in rural India. These technologies provide safe, clean water to nearly 50,000 people living in the world’s poorest communities.

Almost 1 billion people in the world lack access to clean water. Cornell, in partnership with AguaClara LLC, the social enterprise established to deploy these treatment technologies, aim to bring low-cost, high-tech, sustainable solutions to communities in need.

Program director, Dr. Monroe Weber-Shirk, Senior Lecturer at Cornell, will visit us in south Florida along with other Cornell graduates who are involved in the program, and members of the AguaClara Advisory Board. Long time AguaClara supporters, Ken Brown ’74 and his wife, Elizabeth Sanjuan will host a reception at their art gallery.

A short program will take place including a video presentation.
Cocktails and hors d’oeuvres will be served.
No Cost

Read more about AguaClara in the Cornell Chronicle at the links below:

For event questions, please contact Sarah Weidel ’09 at

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Co-Hosted by the Cornell Clubs of Eastern Florida and Fort Lauderdale and Boca Raton
February 4, 2014 at 10:00 AM
Delray Beach, FL

Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens has been a center for Japanese arts and culture in South Florida since its opening in 1977. The Morikami invites guests to discover South Florida’s heritage and its connection with Japan, and explore a series of six diverse gardens inspired by a different historical period and style of Japanese gardening.  Experience traditional and contemporary Japanese culture through world-class exhibits, varied educational programs and seasonal events, bonsai display, Pan-Asian cuisine and a distinctive museum store.

Please join the CCEF and the Cornell Club of Fort Lauderdale and Boca Raton at the Morikami on Tuesday, February 4th at 10 a.m for a private tour of the museum, teahouse, and a short walk to the garden followed by a lovely lunch at the Cornell Café.Cost:  $29 per person and includes a private docent and a bento box for lunch.

RSVP by January 15th  – space is limited.

Contact:  Susan Moldow at or 954-592-0022 for further questions about this event.

For event registration questions, please contact Donna Carl at

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Co-Hosted by the Cornell Clubs of Eastern Florida, Fort Lauderdale and Boca Raton and Greater Miami 

Please join us for the day at Oleta River State Park in North Miami Beach.  The Park is situated along the scenic Oleta River and Biscayne Bay.  At 9 AM, we’ll take a 2.5 to 3 hour paddle among the mangrove trails and into the sheltered bay.  We hope to see some manatees and dolphins.  THIS PADDLE WILL BE SLOW-PACED AND SUITABLE FORBEGINNERS!  PADDLING INSTRUCTION WILL BE GIVEN.  The park concessionaire rents kayaks, canoes, and paddle boards – or you may bring your own.

Around noon, we’ll gather for a lavish burgers, hot dogs, salads, chips, desserts, sodas, etc. picnic lunch at the covered White Ibis pavilion.  If you’re not a paddler, you’re welcome to join us for the lunch only.

After lunch, you can take advantage of the other park activities including mountain bike trails, walking trails, swimming in a sheltered sand beach, and fishing.

For questions, please contact Chas Hunt,

Saturday, January 25, 2014
9:00 AM – whenever

Oleta River State Park
3400 NE 163rd Street
North Miami Beach, Florida 33160

Paddling will start at the Blue Moon Outdoor Center located on the left as you proceed south on the entrance road.

3400 NE 163rd Street
North Miami Beach, Florida 33160

The picnic will be in the White Ibis pavilion.  This is the first pavilion on the left on the east side of the Parking Lot 1.

Paddling Rentals (includes paddles and PFD’s (life jackets))

$40 Single Kayak
$50 Tandem Kayak
$55 Canoe
$55 Standup Paddle Board

No charge to launch your own boat

$10 per person 13 and older

Everyone will pay their own State Park admission – $4 for a vehicle with one person, $6 for a vehicle with 2 to 8 people.

Click Here to RSVP and PAY by Thursday, January 23rd.

Kayaking and Picnic Flyer

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