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The Class That Got Away
Saturday, February 27, 2016

The Class That Got Away
Saturday, February 27, 2016

“I would found an institution where any person can find instruction in any study”
~Ezra Cornell, 1865

What did you study? Ever look back at your time on the hill, and think about that what might have been? It’s never too late for lifelong learning, now’s your chance! Next month, a selection of Cornell’s most storied faculty are coming to NYC for a special alumni event, The Class That Got Away.

Date: Saturday, February 27, 2016
Time: 2:00 – 6:00 p.m.
1:30-2:00 p.m.  Welcome reception with passed hors d’oeuvres
2:00-2:50 p.m.  Lecture 1
3:05-3:55 p.m.  Lecture 2
4:10-5:00 p.m.  Lecture 3
5:00-6:00 p.m.  Cocktail reception
Location: The Cornell Club-New York
6 E. 44th Street, New York, NY 10017
Price: $50*
*Cornell Club-New York house members can register for $30 by contacting Raechel Walker (r.walker@cornellclubnyc.com)

“Why Ithaca is Gorges and Why it Matters”? with Warren D. Allmon, the Hunter R. Rawlings III Professor of Paleontology in the Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences
“Ithaca is Gorges” is one of those local tag lines you see everywhere, from central New York to Nepal. But besides tourism-boosting, what does it mean? Professor Allmon reveals not only where Ithaca’s distinctive topography and geology came from, but why knowing something about it can enrich our daily lives and maybe even help save the world.

Music 1312: History of Rock Music with Judith A. Peraino, Professor of Musicology in the College of Arts & Sciences

This course examines the development and cultural significance of rock music from its origins in blues, gospel, and Tin Pan Alley up to alternative rock and hip hop. Professor Peraino will provide three narratives of the transition from rhythm and blues to rock ‘n’ roll in the mid-1950s.

Highlights from HD 3620, Human Bonding with Cindy Hazan, Associate Professor in the College of Human Ecology
As members of a highly social species humans have long been concerned with understanding interpersonal relationships. It is now well documented that our day-to-day well-being, our overall psychological adjustment, and even our physical health depend in large part on the quality of our relationships with other people. Dr. Hazan will cover basic structure, functions, dynamics, and formation of human affectional bonds, especially those of the attachment and mating variety.


Event Questions?
Please contact Kaitlin Dufton at kaitlin.dufton@cornell.edu
Registration Questions? Please contact Darren Ziller at drz9@cornell.edu

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