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Alumni Affairs and Development

Reunion 2013: June 6 - June 9
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Reunion 2013

  • DVM Classes ending in 3s and 8s - mark your calendar for Reunion 2013 at the College of Veterinary Medicine!
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult on all tours
  • Links for child care, youth program, general university activities and athletic information are listed at the bottom of this page

Tentative Schedule of Events for the College of Veterinary Medicine

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Thursday, June 6
3:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. Registration and Hospitality, Hagan Room, Schurman Hall

5:30 p.m. - 6:45 p.m.  DVM Welcome Reception, Atrium, Veterinary Education Center
Join President David Skorton, Dean Michael Kotlikoff and DVM reunion alumni and guests for hors d'oeuvres and beverages

Friday, June 7
7:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.  Registration and Hospitality, Hagan Room, Schurman Hall

8:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.   SCAVMA Merchandise Sale, James Law Lobby
Get your Veterinary College Gear!

8:45 a.m. - 9:45 a.m   .College of Veterinary Medicine Dean's Breakfast, Atrium, Veterinary Education Center

10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.   DVM Admissions and how to advise pre-vets, John D. Murray Lecture Hall, Veterinary Education Center
Jennifer Mailey, Director of Admissions
An opportunity to learn more about the admissions process, guidelines for writing evaluations, and advice on how to answer frequently asked questions  about preparing for and applying to our DVM degree program.

10:00 a.m. - "Can the Exploding World Population be Well Fed without Endangering the Envorinment and Human Health?"
Kennedy Auditorium, Kennedy Hall
Panel discussion with Dean Michael Kotlikoff and Dr. Per Pinstrup-Anderson (Food, Nutrition and Public Policy), Dr. Margaret Smith (Plant Breeding and Genetics) and Dr. Philip McMichael (sociology).

12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. Luncheon with Faculty, Atrium, Veterinary Education Center


2:00pm - 4:30pm  Tours 

New York State Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory/Animal Health Diagnostic Center (departs every 15 minutes; last tour departs 4:00pm)

2:15pm; 2:30pm; 3:00pm: 3:30pm  TOURS ARE FILLED
A new addition to the College campus, the AHDC provides critical regulatory testing and surveillance services needed to protect animal and human health, safeguard the food supply and support one of the major pillars of the state's economy: animal agriculture


Cornell's Teaching Dairy Barn (deparst every 30 minutes; last tour departs 4:00pm)

2:00pm TOUR IS FILLED; other tour times are available
Mission-driven and designed with cow comfort in mind, Cornell's Teaching Dairy Barn is a fully operational working farm representing dairy management practices typical in the region.  The facility supports teaching programs in both the Colleges of Veterinary Medicine and Agriculture and Life Sciences and underscores Cornell's commitment to the New York Dairy industry.   Come see this state-of-the-art facility.

5:30 p.m    DVM All Alumni BBQ, Weill Hall - Tent at Courtyard
Join over 300 DVM alumni, guests and College faculty for this traditional reunion event.

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Saturday, June 8
7:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m  .Registration and Hospitality, Hagan Room, Schurman Hall

7:30 a.m. College of Veterinary Medicine Breakfast, Atrium, Veterinary Education Center

8:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.  SCAVMA Merchandise Sale, James Law Lobby

8:30 a.m. - 9:45 a.m.  Alumni Association Welcome and Dean's State of the College Address, John D. Murray Lecture Hall, Veterinary Education Center

10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m  Tour Companion Animal and Equine Hospitals (departs every 15 minutes; last tour departs 12:30pm)
10:00am, 10:15am: 10:30am: 10:45am: 11:00am: 11:30am TOURS ARE FILLED
More than 18,500 dogs, cats, birds and other small mammals receive health and medical care each year in our Companion Animal Hospital. Board-certified specialists, experienced residents, dedicated licensed veterinarian technicians and our supervised students work together to provide the best available emergency care, diagnostic procedures, and hospitalization in our Equine Hospital.

10:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Tour Cornell's Teaching Dairy Barn (departs every 30 minutes; last tour departs 1:00pm)



10:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.    Box Lunch - available for pick up in Hagan Room

11:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.  DVM Picnic Site - Cornell Recreation Connection Park
Open to all DVM alumni and guests.  Bring your box lunch(es) or your own food.  Some sports equipment and children's games will
be available.

Class Dinners - see full schedule
Class photo times - TBD


University Events:

Olin Lecture
Bailey Hall, Friday, 3:00 p.m. - 4:15 p.m.
The Meaning of the Vietnam War

It's perhaps the most important question of America’s past half century: Why did we go to war in Vietnam? In this Olin Lecture, Cornell History Professor Fredrik Logevall, one of the world's leading scholars of the war, considers U.S. intervention anew, drawing from his Pulitzer Prize-winning new book, Embers of War. Logevall will pay particular attention to the views and decisions of John F. Kennedy, in this the 50th anniversary year of the Dallas assassination. He'll also examine the lessons of the war for Americans today.

The 2013 Olin speaker is Professor Fredrik Logevall, the John S. Knight Professor of International Studies and Professor of History at Cornell, where he serves as director of the Mario Einaudi Center for International Studies. On July 1, 2013, he will become Cornell’s vice provost for international relations.

His most recent book is Embers of War: The Fall of an Empire and the Making of America’s Vietnam (Random House, 2012), which won the Pulitzer Prize in History and was named a best book of the year by the Washington Post and the Christian Science Monitor.

A former Leverhulme Professor at the University of Nottingham and Mellon Senior Research Fellow at the University of Cambridge, Logevall has also taught at Yale University and the University of California, Santa Barbara.

CU Chorus and Glee Club Concert
Bailey Hall, Friday, 9:15 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.  ($10 tickets sold at the Hagan Room or at the door)

State of the University Address - by President David Skorton
Bailey Hall, Saturday, 10:30 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.

Cornelliana Night
Bailey Hall, Saturday, 9:30 p.m.

Reunion Tents Party (reunion button required)
Arts Quad, Friday and Saturday, 9:00 p.m. - 1:00 a.m. ru 2012

Child Care and Youth Program

Athletics Program

All-Alumni Lunch Extravaganza
Barton Hall, Friday, 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m., Saturday, 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Description: This event is redesigned and jam-packed with exciting activities. There will be upbeat entertainment, including our popular staple Johnny Russo with some of his East Hill classical jazz crew on Friday, and the Don Slatoff Jazz Trio on Saturday. Local wineries and breweries will have tastings of wine and beer (both also available for purchase by the glass), while Cornell Catering will feature delicious food, with buffets set up for both children and adults. Please note that attendees must pre-register for a kosher meal. Pre-registrants will be on a list at the registration desk and handed a wristband upon arrival. For kids: a special children’s menu, face painters, stilt walkers, and balloon animals. Adults: $17.00 with advance registration; $21.00 at the door. Children (ages six to 12): $10.00.

Additional Featured University Events


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