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    • Fri, November 06, 2020
    • 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM (EST)

    The BrownCornellColumbiaDartmouthHarvardPenn,  Princeton, & Yale Clubs invite All-Ivy Classes 1985 - 2020 and their guests to a Virtual Event on Friday, November 6th, 5:00-7:00pm ET via Zoom (link provided after registration)

    An Evening of Improv

    We will be led by members of the Florida Studio Theater Improv group.  They will introduce us to the art of Improv and then we will break into groups to create our own skits.  This should provide a fun way to connect with other alumni in the area.

    The event is free, but we suggest a $5 donation to FST to help the organization during these difficult times.

    Zoom link and donation information will be emailed after registration and to attendees prior to the event.

    • Thu, November 12, 2020
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM (EST)
    • Zoom

    Dr. Kirk Voelker

    Director of Clinical Research

    Tackling COVID-19 at SMH

    Learn about ongoing research and treatment for COVID-19 from an expert at Sarasota Memorial Hospital.

    Free lunch-time lecture for CCSM Members & Guests.

    • Wed, November 18, 2020
    • 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM (EST)
    • Zoom

    The museum will be using their system to register all attendees.

    The museum will be using their system to register all attendees.

    Explore the Art of Glass and the History of the Imagine Museum 

    Glass thru the Past…and the Present!!

    A visual tour of transformative masterpieces by Glass Artists.

    Join Museum Exec. Director, Jane Buckman,
    on a virtual tour of the
    Imagine Museum
    St. Petersburg, FL

    We will visit current exhibits with Jane who will also provide the inside “color” on building the Museum. It’s a beacon of beauty and reflection for our Gulf Coast community. 

    Free but membership/donations encouraged.

    Registration closes on SUNDAY, Nov. 16th.

    We will add your name to the CCSM attendee list when we receive the information from the museum after registration closes.

    Click here to register directly with Imagine Museum

    • Thu, December 10, 2020
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM (EST)
    • zoom

    Leading USF through the three C’s:

    Consolidation, Covid-19 and Commitment to Community

    Hear from our guest speaker, Steven C. Currall, Cornell PhD '90 and current President of the University of South Florida!

    Hired in 2019, Steve Currall’s first year as president of the University of South Florida has been one of the most eventful and challenging periods in the history of USF. We invite you to hear from President Currall about his vision for the fastest-rising public university in the country, drawing on his three decades of leadership and academic expertise at top research universities, both public and private, including his doctoral study in organizational behavior at Cornell’s School of Indus-trial Relations.

    • Thu, January 14, 2021
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM (EST)
    • Zoom

    Celebrate Our Future
    & Cornell Speaker

    Buried Treasure: Highlights of Cornell’s Archives with Corey & Evan

    Corey Ryan Earle '07, Cornell Archivist

    Evan Earle, Cornell unofficial Historian

    • Tue, January 26, 2021
    • 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM (EST)
    • Zoom

    Bertha Palmer:  Entrepreneur, cattle rancher, railroad magnate, and gardener!!

    Join us for a history of Historic Spanish Point, a virtual tour of the garden features recreated from Bertha Palmer’s estate, The Oaks, which was located just to the north.  

    Our guide is John McCarthy, who says of Palmer, “Gardening was her love; she was quoted in the Chicago papers as having discovered her true passion in life when she arrived in Osprey.”

    John will be joined by Selby Gardens President and CEO Jennifer O. Rominiecki.

    Free but membership/donations appreciated.

    • Thu, February 11, 2021
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM (EST)
    • Zoom


    Our monthly lunch time speaker!

    • Thu, February 25, 2021
    • 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM (EST)
    • Virtual via Zoom
    • 100

    Newtown Community and the Pandemic.  

    Challenges and opportunities faced during the hardships of Covid-19

    Panelists of local Newtown leaders
    and Mr. Walter Gilbert III, Newtown Alive

    The African American community in the Newtown area of Sarasota has been severely impacted by the pandemic.  Within the community there are folks banding together to do what they can to meet head on the events of the past year and provide support to the community.  Listen to a panel of local stewards discuss the “real” issues of the health and economic hardships of the past year and how the Newtown community responded to help.  Walter Gilbert III, a long time resident of Newtown, will lead the panel.  Questions and Answers will be allowed via Zoom.

    • Wed, March 10, 2021
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM (EST)
    • Zoom


    Our monthly lunch time speaker!

    • Wed, March 24, 2021
    • (EDT)
    • Sat, March 27, 2021
    • (EDT)
    • 3 sessions
    • Center of Architecture, 265 S. Orange Ave, Sarasota, FL 34236
    • 10

    Travel through time to see SRQ grow from Native American beginnings to the present world-class architectural city. 

    *Current CCSM Member only Event*

    Ever wonder what is unique about Sarasota architecture?  How did the environment influence how and what was built?  How has our city evolved and who were the movers and shakers who made the decisions?  Get a glimpse of our historic neighborhoods, which remain preserved today.  Sign up and learn over 100 years of our history as seen through the evolution of our buildings.

    An exhibit of Sarasota’s unique architecture, from the earliest native Americans, through the settlement and early development of Sarasota to the international fame of the Sarasota School of Architecture and today’s talented architects. This exhibit is designed for visitors and area residents alike. See how environmental factors helped create a unique type of architecture. Get acquainted with the historic neighborhoods, which remain preserved today. Admire the beauty and clarity of the Sarasota School of Architecture, a movement that brought world-wide recognition to Sarasota. Understand the multi-generational mentorship of architects that continues today.

    Follow the timeline to see what else was happening in the world outside Sarasota.

    The Center for Architecture Sarasota presents this exhibit in partnership with the Sarasota Alliance for Historic Preservation, the Sarasota Architectural Foundation and the Gulf Coast Chapter of the AIA.

    The exhibit is set up to accommodate social distancing and uses QR codes for further “enlightenment” about what is taking place. There is a staff person on hand for any questions. The whole exhibit is designed to be as contactless as possible. Directions for downloading the QR code app prior to the visit are shown below. The facility opens at noon so early arrivals can just get started to go through the exhibit. Masks are required. Please wear your Cornell nametag.

    The Center for Architecture has a parking area at the rear accessible from a short street behind (Rawls Avenue off of Ringling Avenue just east of Orange Avenue). There is adequate parking for the expected number of participants each hour. There is also a city parking lot just south of the Center prior to Laurel Street.

    Install a QR code reader and scanning app on your device. There are many options to choose from and are available for Android Google Play Store and iOS at Apple App Store. A recommended one is from Kaspersky Lab as it checks for insecure codes as it reads them. There are several others, all free.

    Three different times, please only pick one.

    1. Wed, March 24, 2021, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

    2. Wed, March 24, 2021, 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

    3. Sat, March 27, 2021, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

    • Thu, April 08, 2021
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM (EDT)
    • Zoom


    Our monthly lunch time speaker!

Past events

Sun, October 18, 2020 CCSM's Celebrate Cornell Traditions!!
Thu, October 15, 2020 Zinck's Happy Hour with Corey!
Thu, October 15, 2020 24 Hours of Zinck's
Fri, October 09, 2020 State of the University Address and Keynote Panel
Tue, October 06, 2020 Homecoming Opening Session with Dr. Fauci MD '66 & Snow '91
Tue, October 06, 2020 StayHomecoming
Fri, October 02, 2020 Launch & Tour of the New CCSM Website!
Fri, August 28, 2020 All Ivy "Young" Alumni Virtual Happy Hour

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