Schedule

Registration is now open! We are updating the schedule regularly as more information becomes available. Times are subject to change.

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*Can’t make it to campus? Select sessions will be livestreamed.

Thursday, October 13, 2022

  • Optional Tours

    Cornell Law School Tour

    10:00 - 11:00 AM ET

    Join Carlos McCluskey, Associate Director of Alumni Affairs, for a tour of the recently renovated Law School. Over the past ten years, Cornell Law School has undergone significant renovations to accommodate the expansion of resources for students, faculty, and staff. Come prepared with questions and hear about what steps the Law School has taken to remain prominent on the global stage of legal education.

    Explore the Engineering Project Team Lab Tour
    Currently sold out

    10:00 - 11:00 AM ET

    and 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM ET

    Join Lauren Stulgis, Swanson Director of Student Project Teams, to tour the Engineering Student Project Team Lab where you’ll meet many of the student team members and learn about their current projects. Project teams are led and run entirely by our students who are working together to solve complex problems while gaining real-world experience. We currently have 32 project teams with nearly 1,400 student participants. We have teams that design concrete canoes, autonomous vehicles, biomedical devices, the latest app to make our lives easier, as well as many others.

    Unveiled: Cornell’s Renowned Ornithology Collection Tour

    10:00 - 11:00 AM ET

    Join Curator of Birds and Mammals, Vanya Rohwer, on a tour of the museum and hear how collections inspire future generations and new ideas.

    Mundy Wildflower Garden

    11:00 AM to 12:00 PM ET

    Discover a rich diversity of native plants on this autumn walk through our woodland wildflower garden. Bordering scenic Fall Creek, this natural area includes forested slopes and floodplain forest, where you will find a remarkable variety of plants native to the Cayuga Lake Basin. Please wear comfortable walking shoes; some stair climbing is required. Walk will be held rain or shine.
    Pre-registration is not required.

    College of Human Ecology - Human Metabolic Research Unit (HMRU) Tour

    12:00 - 1:00 PM ET

    The HMRU is a 4,000 sq. foot Nutritional Sciences research facility housed in Martha Van Rensselaer Hall with specialized laboratories and facilities to support comprehensive nutrition and metabolism research on human subjects. The unit supports the faculty of the Division of Nutritional Sciences, but also supports departments across campus who need biological samples for research purposes. The HMRU supports many facets of research including human metabolism and the microbiome, dietetics, reproductive health, micronutrient deficiencies, validation of point-of-care devices, clinical chemistry, human performance, and assessment of body composition and bone mass. The facilities of the HMRU range from a Metabolic Kitchen and Alumni Metabolic Dining Room, a Ward for clinical research procedures, a Human Performance/Exercise physiology lab, and a Body Composition Laboratory. The unit is managed by Erica Bender CNM, NP-Ob/Gyn, who is responsible for the facilitation and oversight of the research, as well as the conduction of clinical research procedures in the unit.

    Cornell University Borehole Observatory (CUBO) Tour

    10:00 - 11:00 AM ET

    and 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM ET

    Cornell is one step closer to determining the feasibility of using deep geothermal energy to heat the Ithaca campus. Drilling for the CUBO began June 21. The borehole, located on a Cornell-owned gravel parking lot near Palm Road, will be subjected to a battery of tests, both during and after the drilling, to determine the temperature, permeability and other characteristics of the rock up to 10,000 feet below the earth’s surface.

    These findings will help the university determine whether to move forward with a proposed plan to warm the Ithaca campus with Earth Source Heat (ESH), a process that would extract naturally heated water after it’s pumped underground, transfer its heat to a separate supply of water flowing within the campus’ heating distribution pipeline, and return the original water to the subsurface, where it warms back up and begins the cycle again.

    Such a system would enable the university to meet its goal of carbon neutrality by 2035, while providing a blueprint for similar renewable energy efforts throughout the northeast and other parts of the U.S. where geothermal heat has not previously been utilized.

    Join Lynden Archer, Joseph Silbert Dean of Engineering, principal investigators Terry Jordan, J. Preston Levis Professor of Engineering, and Patrick Fulton, Assistant Professor and Croll Sesquicentennial Fellow, and Rick Burgess, Vice President of Facilities and Campus Services as they lead us through this groundbreaking innovation.

  • TCAM Kickoff and Welcome: Community Building at Cornell - Spotlight on Student and Campus Life

    1:45 - 2:45 PM ET

    Vice President for Student and Campus Life (SCL), Ryan Lombardi, joins SCL administrators and student leaders to discuss Community Building at Cornell. From newly enhanced first and second-year student experiences, growth in diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging support, becoming a Health Promoting Campus, and more, hear how SCL works to meet the ever-changing needs of our students.
    *This session will be livestreamed

  • Cornell University Council New Member Networking

    3:00 - 3:45 PM ET

    For new and returning members and their assigned mentors.

    Calling all new and returning members who requested mentors! Join us for this informative networking opportunity to meet your mentor face to face. We will provide you with information on what to expect throughout the TCAM weekend and help answer any questions you may have about the expectations of a council member.

  • Council Session: Diversity Equity and Inclusion Academic Program Highlight

    4:00 - 5:00 PM ET

    More information coming soon!

  • North Campus Residential Experience

    Celebration of North Campus Residential Expansion (NCRE)

    6:00-6:45 PM ET

    Explore new spaces on north campus and learn about the NCRE project through self-guided tours.

    Wine and Dine at Toni Morrison Hall

    6:45- 8:30 PM ET

    Featuring student/alumni networking and seven college and unit experience stations for you to explore; from rare books to a plant science robot demonstration, you won’t want to miss this!

Friday, October 14, 2022

  • Concurrent Breakfasts

    7:15 – 8:30 AM ET

    Big Red Athletics Breakfast
    Join Big Red Athletics for breakfast with updates from Andy Noel, The Meakem*Smith Director of Athletics and Physical Education, and hear from student-athletes.

    Endowment Breakfast
    Featuring Kenneth M. Miranda, Chief Investment Officer, Office of University Investments.

    International Breakfast
    Join international trustees/council members at a breakfast with Michelle Vaeth ’98, Associate Vice President for Alumni Affairs, Rachel Beatty Riedl, Director of the Einaudi Center for International Studies, and Brandon Lanners, the Executive Director of the Office of Global Learning. Rachel and Brandon will bring us up to speed on the latest developments from Global Cornell.

    Informal Buffet Breakfast at The Statler Hotel

  • Cornell University Board of Trustees and Cornell University Council Joint Annual Meeting, and the State of the University Address with President Martha E. Pollack

    9:00 – 10:00 AM ET

    Featuring:
    • Arturo Carrillo ’96, MEng ’97, Chair, Cornell University Council
    • Kraig Kayser MBA ’84, Chair, Board of Trustees
    • Martha E. Pollack, President, Cornell University
    *This session will be livestreamed

  • Keynote Program with Kavita Bala, Dean of the Cornell Ann S. Bowers College of Computing and Information Science

    10:00 - 11:00 AM ET

    We are living in a time of both urgent challenges and amazing opportunities. Advances in computing and information technologies impact virtually every area of academic inquiry and every aspect of human life. Cornell researchers are at the cutting edge of developing technologies to transform our society, and studying and understanding the societal and human impact of these technologies to create a more equitable and sustainable future for all.

    Kavita Bala, Dean of the Cornell Ann S. Bowers College of Computing and Information Science and lead dean for the Cornell Radical Collaboration Initiative in Artificial Intelligence, will highlight the educational opportunities and societal challenges that Cornell Bowers CIS is embracing. She will also offer insight into how the AI initiative is advancing Cornell’s leadership in an increasingly AI-enabled world.
    *This session will be livestreamed

  • Concurrent College & Unit Lunches

    11:30 AM – 1:00 PM ET

    College of Arts and Sciences
    Ray Jayawardhana, Harold Tanner Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, welcomes Trustees, University Council members and their guests to join us for a luncheon program to feature a College Update on news and priorities within the College of Arts and Sciences.

    College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, Cornell Botanic Gardens & The Cornell Lab of Ornithology
    Benjamin Z. Houlton, The Ronald P. Lynch Dean, welcomes trustees, University Council members and their guests as he discusses CALS strategic moonshots and provides updates on the success of CALS students and faculty.

    Cornell SC Johnson College of Business with Cornell Atkinson Center for Sustainability
    More information coming soon!

    College of Engineering
    Join Lynden Archer, the Joseph Silbert Dean of Engineering, and faculty to hear an update from the College.

    College of Human Ecology
    Connect with Rachel Dunifon, the Rebecca Q. and James C. Morgan Dean of the College of Human Ecology, and fellow alumni for lunch and conversation about the College’s refined focus on improving human health and wellbeing through world-class teaching, research, and public engagement.

    Industrial and Labor Relations
    Join Alex Colvin, the Kenneth F. Kahn ’69 Dean for a lunch and conversation on the ILR’s focus on the future of work: students, faculty and outreach!

    Johnson Museum of Art
    Join Nairobi-born, San Francisco–based artist Al-An deSouza for a walk-through of their Johnson Museum exhibition Elegies for Futures Past, followed by lunch with the artist in the Lynch Conference Room on the Museum’s spectacular sixth floor. Curated by Gemma Rodrigues, the Johnson’s Curator of the Global Arts of Africa, Elegies for Futures Past brings together four series of large-scale color works, featuring deSouza’s technical experimentation in both digital and material photographic processes. The combined series form a poignant, extended meditation on the experiences of diaspora and the malleable nature of memory and the limitations of the photographic image in providing access to the past.
    Limited capacity

    Cornell Law School
    Jens David Ohlin, Allan R. Tessler Dean & Professor of Law welcomes trustees, University Council members and their guests to hear an update on the exciting happenings at the Law School.

    Cornell University Libraries
    Elaine Westbrooks, the new Carl A. Kroch University Librarian, welcomes guests to come hear a Library update and her future plans for the Library.

  • Concurrent University Spotlights I

    1:15 – 2:15 PM ET

    Barking Up the Right Tree: How Cornell’s Animal Health Centers Help You and the Animals You Care about Live Longer, Healthier, Happier Lives
    The College of Veterinary Medicine is a hub for biomedical research, clinical education and care, and One Health initiatives that impact the well-being of animals and humans worldwide. The College’s work strives to understand health and disease across species to improve diagnostics, treatment, and potential cures as well as mitigate negative effects on animals, humans, and the planet. Together, five Animal Health Centers form a powerful consortium focused on meeting the always-evolving challenges in both animal and human health. The new Cornell Margaret and Richard Riney Canine Health Center unites more than 50 faculty across Cornell to improve the well-being of dogs through world-class research, outreach, and engagement with dog lovers and veterinarians. The Duffield Institute for Animal Behavior will support the special relationship we have with dogs, from companions to service and working dogs, and the significant role they play in improving our mental and physical health. The Baker Institute for Animal Health continues its legacy of improving our understanding of diseases through basic and translational research. The Feline Health Center works toward a better world for cats through the support of research and outreach. The Cornell Wildlife Health Center was created because we need nature, and now nature needs us. Join faculty experts to learn about their efforts to do the greatest good for all of us.

    Speakers:
    • Jacquelyn Evans, PhD, Assistant Professor, Baker Institute for Animal Health, Department of Biomedical Sciences, Margaret & Richard Riney Canine Health Center
    • Bruce Kornreich DVM ’92, PhD ’05, Director, Feline Health Center
    • David Lee ’88, DVM ’94, MBA ’99, Associate Dean for External Programs, Professor of Practice
    • Steve Osofsky DVM ’89, Director, Wildlife Health Center and Jay Hyman Professor of Wildlife Health & Health Policy

    Center for Cities: Spotlight on Cornell Mui Ho Center for Cities and the Urban Tech Hub of the Jacobs Technion-Cornell Institute at Cornell Tech
    The Cornell Mui Ho Center for Cities transfers knowledge to action to build more equitable and sustainable cities today and in the future. The center connects our creative, design, and analytical capacities to produce new action-oriented research and innovation that have the power to scale and transform cities.

    The Urban Tech Hub of the Jacobs Technion-Cornell Institute at Cornell Tech is a new venture in New York City that generates applied research, fosters an expanding tech ecosystem, and cultivates the next generation of leaders in urban technology. The goal is to shape the field of urban tech with a human-centered approach that focuses first on the people that use the technology, advancing technology research and education to build a better world by increasing access and opportunity within the tech sector.

  • Concurrent University Spotlights II

    2:30 – 3:30 PM ET

    Stunning Science: NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope (JWST), featuring Cornell astronomers on the JWST team
    Join astronomers in the College of Arts & Sciences for an inside look at the James Webb Space Telescope’s exciting discoveries and hear about Cornell’s contributions to cosmic discovery.

    Featured speaker: Lisa Kaltenegger, Director of the Carl Sagan Institute, Associate Professor of Astronomy

    Cryptocurrency and the Future of Money
    As digital currency and blockchain technology gain traction, they also create greater potential to transform the future. Join us for a conversation with experts from the Cornell SC Johnson College of Business, Cornell Tech, and the Bowers College of Computing and Information Science, who will discuss how the digital revolution is transforming the way society makes payments, trades, and builds wealth. You’ll also discover how financial technology innovations will impact everyday transactions and improve access. Featuring:
    • Moderator: Susan Joseph, Dyson ’81, Executive Director, Fintech at Cornell Cornell SC Johnson College of Business, Cornell University
    Will Cong, Rudd Family Professor of Management, Cornell SC Johnson College of Business (Johnson)
    Andrew C. Myers, Professor, Department of Computer Science, Cornell Bowers College of Computing and Information Science

  • Optional Tours

    3:30 – 4:30 PM ET

    Athletics: Women’s Lacrosse Locker Room Tour & Talk
    Join Jenny Graap, Karin Bain Kukral ’82 Head Coach of Women’s Lacrosse, to tour the very first women's locker room in Schoellkopf Hall and hear about the long road to get here.

    Human Ecology: Cornell Fashion and Textile Collection Tour
    Currently sold out
    Join Associate Professor & Director Denise Green for an exclusive tour of Human Ecology’s fashion and textile collection including more than 10,000 items of apparel used for exhibition, research, and teaching. Professor Green will talk about our current exhibit “Threads of Life, Love, & Loss: An HIV/AIDS Story” a collaboration between the Cornell Fashion + Textile Collection and the Human Sexuality Collection that will be part of the Cornell University Library’s “Threads of History: Textiles at Cornell” exhibitions and the 2022 Cornell Biennial. This fashion exhibit explores how dress, textiles, and archives can be activated in the struggle for health equity amidst an ongoing global health crisis that has lasted more than 40 years and robbed families, friends, and communities of upwards of 40 million lives.

    Cornell Law School Tour
    Currently sold out
    Join Carlos McCluskey, Associate Director of Alumni Affairs, for a tour of the recently renovated Law School. Over the past ten years, Cornell Law School has undergone significant renovations to accommodate the expansion of resources for students, faculty, and staff. Come prepared with questions and hear about what steps the Law School has taken to remain prominent on the global stage of legal education.

    Unveiled: Cornell’s Renowned Ornithology Collection
    Currently sold out
    Join Curator of Birds and Mammals, Vanya Rohwer, on a tour of the museum and hear how collections inspire future generations and new ideas.

  • Cornell Ann S. Bowers College of Computing and Information Science Naming & Groundbreaking Celebration

    5:00 - 6:00 PM ET

    Join President Martha E. Pollack, Dean Kavita Bala, and members of the Cornell community as we honor Trustee Emerita Ann S. Bowers ‘59 for her historic gift to name the Cornell Ann S. Bowers College of Computing and Information Science and celebrate the groundbreaking of the college’s new building. Gather at Hoy Field for networking, refreshments, and a brief program that will provide a glimpse into the future of Cornell Bowers CIS.

  • TCAM Friday Reception and Seated Dinner

    6:30 – 8:30 PM ET

    College of Veterinary Medicine, Schurman Hall

Saturday, October 15, 2022

  • Concurrent Breakfasts

    7:30 - 8:30 AM ET

    Cornell Annual Funds Breakfast: Celebrating Impact and Sharing Gratitude
    Join President Martha E. Pollack and a few distinguished guests as they talk about Annual Funds and their major impact.

    Informal Buffet Breakfast at The Statler Hotel

  • Council Session: Engines of Engagement - Engaging in Council and in our volunteer communities

    9:00 - 10:30 AM ET

    Members of the Cornell University Council Administrative Board will share an overview of the Onboarding to Offboarding process, provide concrete examples of different Council Member responsibilities, and facilitate exploration of your own leadership style.

    • First, fellow council members will share their experiences along the continuum of council involvement.
    • Second, hear from fellow council members as they share their experiences with giving and development.
    • Finally, the group will engage in conversations around our core identities and how they affect your leadership both on council and with your various Cornell roles.

  • Alumni Stories: A Conversation with Wayfair Co-Founders Steve Conine ’95 and Niraj Shah ’95

    11:30 AM – 12:30 PM ET

    Moderated by Kavita Bala, Dean of the Cornell Ann S. Bowers College of Computing and Information Science

  • 1:00 PM ET

    Football tickets are available at a discounted rate of $5/ticket, with a maximum discount redemption of 4 tickets available (per person). Additional tickets will be charged the full price of $11/ticket. Please visit the Cornell Athletic Tickets website and use coupon code “TCAM2022FB” at the check-out screen to activate the discounted ticket rate. Discount expires September 30th at midnight ET.

Additional Events

  • These events are not on the formal TCAM registration

    Thursday, October 13
    Reception and Film Screening

    5:00 PM ET

    View more details here: Threads of Life, Love, & Loss: An HIV/AIDS Story

    Saturday, October 15
    Cornell Bowers CIS Student Showcase

    10:00-11:15 AM ET

    Drop by the Cornell Bowers CIS Student Showcase to experience the visionary research, projects and activities being driven by Cornell Bowers CIS. This is an excellent opportunity to see the college’s wide-ranging impact–both inside and outside the classroom–and network, share refreshments, and connect with the next generation of leaders in tech.
    More information coming soon!

    Cornell Bowers CIS Lunch and Architect Presentation

    12:45-1:45 PM ET

    Over lunch, hear an update on the new Cornell Bowers CIS building from the architectural team from Leers Weinzapfel Associates.

Registration Fees

  • Cornell University Council Members and Guests

    Early Bird Rate (this rate will expire at 11:59pm on September 22nd):

    $499 per person

    Regular:

    $549 per person

    Daily rates available upon request

  • Young Alumni Cornell University Council Members and Guests

    Classes of 2013-2022
    Early Bird Rate (this rate will expire at 11:59pm on September 22nd):

    $449 per person

    Regular:

    $499 per person

    Daily rates available upon request

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