A weekend full of inspiration, stellar speakers, and camaraderie with Cornellians from across the globe! Revisit the sessions that empowered you to take action and inspire others!

Alumni Awards

Congratulations to award recipients!

CALC Kickoff: Welcome and Keynote Discussion - Lessons of COVID-19

From steering the student body to safety early on and introducing hybrid learning, to navigating public perception with transparency and integrity, to equipping Cornell with testing facilities, safety protocols, and now vaccine delivery, Cornell has led the way through the countless unprecedented challenges presented by Covid-19. In this session, discover just how hard Cornell has worked to win in the worst of times as university leadership recounts inspiring stories highlighting the university’s impact on the Ithaca campus, throughout the Ithaca community, in NYC, and beyond.

Talking to Trustees: Meet Some of the Alumni and Students Who Lead Cornell

Listen to a candid conversation with alumni- and student-elected members of the Cornell University Board of Trustees. Moderated by Corey Ryan Earle ’07, this event will highlight the four candidates running in the 2021 Alumni Trustee Election and explore their experiences on the Hill and how they’ve stayed engaged with their alma mater.

Meet the Deans: A Conversation with Our New College Leaders

Four new deans assumed leadership roles at Cornell in 2020—in the midst of a far-from-typical academic year. They began the fall semester redesigning imagined plans and shaping the student and faculty experience to be inclusive, strategic, and effective, despite operating through a pandemic! Join us to hear the visions set forth by Dean Archer, Dean Bala, Dean Dunifon, and Dean Houlton, as well as the challenges and successes they have faced thus far.

Stories from the Inside

The Student Experience During a Pandemic

Ryan Lombardi, Vice President for Student & Campus Life, along with current students to discuss how they are navigating life on campus during the pandemic. Watch now

Cornell’s Commitment to Public Engagement

Public engagement is foundational to everything we do as a university. By contributing to this deep-rooted university commitment, our students, faculty, staff and alumni — Engaged Cornell — are forging community partnerships, solving local and global challenges and creating knowledge to benefit humanity. In this session, David Einhorn ’91, shares his personal commitment to advancing community-engaged learning — a powerful set of public engagement and pedagogical practices that develop future Cornellians into global citizens who practice respect and empathy, seek collaboration and cooperation, and embrace differences and diversity in all aspects of their lives. Watch now

Building Community & Belonging on Campus: Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

How is community created on campus during a time of social distancing? How does the need to be distanced impact belonging? This panel discussion features Diversity, Equity and Inclusion leaders who work directly with students and communities on campus. Hear about the successes and struggles of on-campus engagement, advocacy, and community building. Watch now

Alumni Publications Update

Last Fall, we announced the creation of a new alumni publication that will launch in July 2021. In this session, presents an update on progress so far, including early findings from our audience research. Watch now

You can view the slide deck that was presented during the session here. The Alumni Publication FAQ has been updated with answers to the questions you typed into the chat window during the program. In addition, we’ll keep you updated regularly about the hub’s progress through the AAD newsletter.

CACO Annual Meeting and Class Officer Update

The Cornell Association of Class Officers (CACO) Board explored meaningful class engagement with students, young alumni, and Cornellians of all ages.

Town Hall with Michelle Vaeth ’98, Associate Vice President, Alumni Affairs

Get an update on Alumni Affairs and the Cornell Alumni Engagement Strategic Plan.

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