Monthly Archives: October 2012

Cornell scientist designs smart flying robot |

Washington : Indian-American computer scientist Ashutosh Saxena and his team at Cornell University have created a flying robot as smart as any bird, with a tremendous potential in search-and-rescue operations, they said.

Designed by Saxena, assistant professor at Cornell, the flying robot, the size of a card table is able to guide itself through forests, tunnels or damaged buildings.

The toughest part is keeping the object from slamming into walls and tree branches.

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Cornell Club wine tasting and scholarship fundraiser | Dec. 6 in Cohoes NY

What: Join a night out with fellow Cornellians sampling exclusive NYS wines and light reception food. It’s never too early to do some wine tasting and Holiday shopping at the same time. You will have the opportunity to taste at least 6-7 wines. The majority of wines will be from the Finger Lake wineries, including at least a couple from Cayuga Lake to attract the die-hard Cornell alum. To enhance the wonderful selection of wines, you will be able to cleanse your palate and get your fill of light reception food, including a nice assortment of cheeses and vegetables.

The owners are also working on the possibility of a Cornell Club discount for the wines that are tasted in the shop if you wish to purchase any that night.


When: Thursday, December 6

Time: 5:30PM-7:00PM

Cost: $15-20 per person. Net proceeds will benefit our Club’s Scholarship Fund. Where can you get that kind of deal in California??

Where: Harmony House Marketplace
184-190 Remsen Street
Cohoes, NY 12047
(518) 238-2232


About Harmony House: In the Spring of 2006, two women had an idea of creating a business that would highlight products from New York State while assisting with economic development and restoration of historic downtown Cohoes. Their motto: when you buy New York, you build New York! Their one requirement: they had to have fun in the process! Rolling up their sleeves, the two crazy ladies became the demolition team cleaning out three historic structures totaling over 12,000 square feet of space. Forty-four dumpsters and several injuries later, they are still at it… On the weekends and during their free time, the girls travel throughout the State visiting wineries and teaching cooking classes. It is all worth it!

More info: Steve Schifley at


CAAAN Training Albany NY | November 20

CAAAN is the Cornell Alumni Admissions Ambassador Network, a group of 9,500 proud Cornell alumni who serve as enthusiastic ambassadors to prospective students and families in all 50 states and at least 50 nations across the globe.

Alumni ambassadors are important to Cornell’s admissions recruitment efforts as they meet individually with freshman applicants, staff college fairs, and host local receptions for admitted and entering students. CAAAN members not only share their experiences and information about Cornell, but also help to personalize the admissions process for thousands of candidates each year.

If you are a Cornell alumnus and would like to join CAAAN, please click the link ( and complete the form. You will receive a welcome email with more information and, likely, a call or email from the local CAAAN chair.

Training will start 6pm at the Albany Marriott on Wolf Rd. Food and drink provided.

Must RSVP with Barry Hecht, or for more information.

Additional CAAAN training to be held December 8 in Saratoga Springs. To RSVP for the December 8 training, you must contact Melissa Kalvestrand at