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Happy Thanksgiving!
On Thursday, November 22, 2018, you are cordially invited to join other members of the Cornell community for the 31st Annual Traditional American Thanksgiving Feast!

Seatings at Robert Purcell Marketplace Eatery on the third floor of RPCC are at Noon and 1:30 pm. Please pick your preferred seating before you purchase your tickets online! Tickets are limited and will not be sold at the door. (You will need to log in or create an account if you have not previously done so to purchase tickets.)
Our festive menu includes New England Clam Chowder and Winter Vegetable Bisque, Roast Turkey with Gravy, Poached Salmon with Lemon Beurre Blanc, Chef inspired Grilled Tofu Steak, Cranberry Sauce, Szechuan Green Beans, Purple Mango Rice, Mashed Potatoes, Candied Yams, Pumpkin and Apple Pie, Assorted Cheesecakes, and lots more.

Tickets will be available online beginning November 13th at 9am for members of the Cornell community, and November 19th at 9am for the general public.
$14 Adults • $8 Children 6-12 years old • Children 5 & younger eat FREE!

Volunteer and eat for free!
Needed: Responsible folks who are willing to work one three-hour shift serving food, cleaning tables, and/or washing dishes in exchange for a free ticket. Mandatory information session for volunteers on Thursday, November 15th at 4:30pm at 100 Caldwell Hall. Sign up to volunteer by November 15th:

Recommended parking for visiting north campus in the CC Lot (GPS address can be entered as Northcross Road, Ithaca, NY).

This event is sponsored by the Office of Global Learning and Cornell Dining.
Campus Events
Got Pie?
Love pie, but don't want to bake this Thanksgiving? Cornell Orchards to the rescue! They have the following pies available for pre-order:

Wild Flour Bakery
  • Cornell Classic Apple Pie - $18.00
  • Cornell Apple Crumb Pie - $18.00
Larry The Pie Guy
  • Grape Pie - $13.99
  • Cranberry Grape Pie - $13.99
  • Peanut Butter and Grape Pie - $13.99
Darling Cake
  • 8" Pumpkin Cheesecake - $25.00

Pre-orders are due by 11 am on Friday, November 16, 2018. Pick up at the Cornell Orchards Store on Wednesday, November 21st.

Pies are limited, so email to order yours today!
Count Feeder Birds for Science
Project FeederWatch is a winter-long (November-April) survey of birds that visit feeders at backyards, nature centers, community areas, and other locales in North America. Starting November 10th, your bird counts can help you keep track of what is happening in your own backyard and help scientists track long-term trends in bird distribution and abundance. With FeederWatch, your observations become part of something bigger.
Anyone interested in birds can participate. You can count birds as often as every week, or as infrequently as you like: the schedule is completely flexible. All you need is a bird feeder, bird bath, or plantings that attract birds.
Mysterious Life: An Appreciation of Beetles
Artwork by Carla DeMello
Top Shelf Gallery @ Mann Library
November 2018 – January 2019

Beetles are considered earth’s natural jewels. An assortment of beetles exquisitely rendered in sculpted paper for a new exhibit by artist Carla DeMello will convince you of nothing less. As the late fall deepens into winter, drop by the Top Shelf Gallery at Mann Library for an eye-opening look at the mysterious beauty to be found when we look down to the six-footed creatures among us.

Carla Elizabeth DeMello is an Ithaca, NY artist. All her life, she’s worked and played with any material that catches her eye—colorful, sticky, natural, malleable, goopy, or beautiful. These paper sculptures pay tribute to the beetles of our world. 
The 2018 CAPE Fall Lecture Series: Godless Citizens In a Godly Republic
November 15, 10:30-11:30am (arrive any time after 10am for refreshments)
BTI Auditorium
Isaac Kramnick, Government and Laurence Moore, History
CAPE (Cornell Association of Professors Emeriti) will be hosting this event as part of their Fall Lecture Series. God occupies our nation’s consciousness, even defining to many what it means to be American. Nonbelievers have often had second-class legal status and have had to fight for their rights as citizens. R. Laurence Moore (History Department, Emeritus) and Isaac Kramnick (Government Department, Emeritus) will talk about the historical and contemporary place of atheists in American public life, which they explore in their recent book, “Godless Citizens in a Godly Republic.”

No RSVP required.
Madelon L. Finkel
Thursday, November 15, 2018, at 4:00pm
Stern Seminar Room
160 Mann Library
In a  Chats in the Stacks book talk, Madelon L. Finkel will present her new book,  Pipeline Politics: Assessing the Benefits and Harms of Energy Policy  (Praeger, Sept. 2018). Dr. Finkel is professor of healthcare policy & research and director of the Office of Global Health Education at Weill Cornell Medical College. She will discuss the benefits, limitations, and dangers of transporting crude oil and natural gas by pipeline, and the dangers to human health and the environment posed by spills, leaks, and explosions.

Dr. Finkel is also the author of  Cancer Screening in the Developing World: Case Studies and Strategies from the Field  (Dartmouth, 2017) and editor of  The Human and Environmental Impact of Fracking: How Fracturing Shale for Gas Affects Us and Our World (Praeger, 2015).

Free and open to the public. Books available for purchase and signing. Light refreshments served. 
Bound for Glory Fall Schedule Continues
The 52nd season of “ Bound for Glory ” concerts in Anabel Taylor Hall’s Durland Alternatives Library, finishes up in early December. Come and see the last fabulous events!

November 18, 2018—Debra Cowan
Debra Cowan is a singer and interpreter of great songs, old and new. Some of her songs are centuries old, some were written yesterday.

December 2, 2018—Cosy Sheridan
What a fine way to end our fall season! Cosy Sheridan invites you into her world. She’s a songwriter and a storyteller. Some of her songs are about things that happened yesterday, some are about ancient Greek mythology.

The program, hosted since 1967 by Phil Shapiro, M.A. ’69, features three sets of music starting at 8 pm and is broadcast live on WVBR-FM 93.5 and streams online at .
Inside Straight: Tour+Screening
Saturday, December 8, 2018
11:00am to 12:40pm
 Willard Straight Hall, Main Lobby on the 4th/Main Floor
136 Ho Plaza, Ithaca, NY
Explore the nooks & crannies of Cornell’s student union, the Collegiate Gothic-style Willard Straight Hall, on a guided architectural history tour led by Cornell’s Cat Holmes. The tour culminates with an insider’s view of the Straight’s historic University Theatre, where Cornell Cinema Director Mary Fessenden shares the theatre’s history and architecture. We’ll enjoy two silent film shorts in the storied space: an episode from  Beatrice Fairfax,  a silent serial produced by Ithaca’s own Wharton, Inc. Studio, and an episode from  The Escapades of Emily , a silent film serial made by Bill Gilman ‘93 when he was a film student at Cornell in 1991, shot in part in the theatre. 

Light snacks and drinks provided. Cost is $15.00 per person.

Meet in the Willard Straight Hall Main Lobby on the 4th/Main Floor, just outside of the Browsing Library.

The Inside Straight is sponsored by Ithaca Heritage, Historic Ithaca, Wharton Studio Museum, and Cornell Cinema.
Looking for Ways to Reduce Your Pain?
If you are a woman aged 60 or older who experiences chronic pain, you may qualify for a new research study in Ithaca. The Restorative-Flow Yoga Study
is an important research project that is looking at restorative-flow yoga to help reduce pain and inflammation in women 60 and older who experience chronic pain and is offered through Cornell University.

Study participants will be randomly selected to participate in one of two groups
Classes and in-class supplies are FREE and you could earn up to $50 for your participation!

Contact Judy to see if you qualify! or (607) 254-5115
*Please note the downtown yoga studio is accessed via a 14-step staircase.
Caregiver Support & Education Network
Caregivers come together to share the challenges, joys and resources of caregiving as well as listen to occasional speakers presenting on topics of interest. Facilitators share strategies, tools, and resources for coping with stress, caregiver guilt, and burnout as well as information on local/national resources that may assist you. 

Join us for a special Caregiver's Recognition tea on Thursday, November 15th at noon in 221 Weill. We will share tea, snacks and stories! Please RSVP to Diane Bradac, .

Regular group support meetings are held on campus in Weill Hall,
Room 221 on Thursdays from 12:00-1:00 pm on:
December 13, 2018
January 17, 2019

For questions or for more information, contact Diane Bradac, or 607-255-1917.
Cornell Cooperative Extension
Press Bay Holiday Market
Tuesday, November 20, 2018
4:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Come on down to Press Bay Alley to beat the crowds at the grocery stores and stock up on all of the supplies you'll need for a delicious, seasonal, and locally-sourced holiday feast.
This market will feature local farmers and food producers selling everything you need for a celebration including: vegetables, pastries, apples, herbs, mushrooms, pork, maple syrup, chicken, sausages, apple cider, hard cider, pickles, and more! Complete vendors list will be announced soon.
And don't worry - all the wonderful stores in the Alley will also remain open during the market, so be sure to grab a coffee or hot chocolate from Press Cafe , and check out Amuse: Modern Cottage Industry and Bramble .
Please contact Matt at CCE-Tompkins (607) 272-2292 with any questions.
Community Events
Volunteer for Research Study to Help Promote Clean Energy in Tompkins County
Tompkins County area households who are on the smart energy grid are being invited to participate in a smart home energy research project with Pecan Street Inc. , a 501(c)(3) energy and water research organization.
Participants will receive eGauge devices that collect one-second interval energy data viewable in real-time through a secure online platform. Each eGauge device provided at no charge to participants will be mounted inside or adjacent to the home’s electrical panel by a licensed electrician. Pecan Street will prioritize owner-occupied households that already have rooftop solar, plug-in electric vehicles, and/or home energy storage systems in place.
Participation in the program is completely free and voluntary. Interested households will go through a preliminary screening process to determine eligibility, and those chosen to participate will sign agreements to protect their data privacy and confidentiality. The anonymized data collected by Pecan Street will be shared with university researchers, including some at Cornell, and industry-leading companies to help cities like Ithaca develop and expand upon their clean energy policies and programs.
The organization has created a resource page on its website for people who are interested or who would like to sign up. Visit for stories about Pecan Street’s research (link to testimonials below, an infosheet on its expansion to Tompkins County, an online sign-up form, and more.
Friday, November 16, 2018, 6:00 pm
Beverly J Martin Elementary School 
Ithaca, New York

The Greater Ithaca Activities Center (GIAC) will be hosting its annual Harvest Fest Dinner, Friday, November 16, from 6:00 to 8:00 PM (dinner served until 7:30pm) at Beverly J Martin Elementary School (BJM). Dinner will consist of turkey and all the trimmings and is FREE and open to all. If you would like to volunteer to help with the dinner please contact GIAC’s main office at 272-3622. The GIAC Inc., Board of Directors encourages attendees to please bring a dessert to share. BJM is located on the corner of North Albany and West Buffalo Streets in Ithaca. Please use the gym entrance on North Albany St. However, the handicap accessible entrance is on West Buffalo Street.
25th Anniversary Dickens Christmas in Skaneateles
Step back in time and enjoy the holidays the old-fashioned way with Dickens Christmas, as Skaneateles Area Businesses give a gift to the public for their continued support throughout the year. Plan now and join the Village of Skaneateles, located in the beautiful Finger Lakes region of Upstate New York, this holiday season.

An annual tradition, the celebration begins the day after Thanksgiving and runs every Saturday and Sunday through December 23, from noon to 4 pm, plus December 24 from noon - 2:30 pm. Charles Dickens and his cast of over 50 characters will interact with residents and visitors in the streets, stores, and restaurants. Don't miss lively acts at the Library, live music, unique shopping, wonderful food and horse and wagon rides around the Village. Go out and enjoy the fun!

Sunday, December 2, 2018, 10:00 am
Danby Gathery 
Ithaca, New York

On Sunday December 2nd, come visit Giving at the Gathery , a Holiday Vendor Market and Fundraiser. This years event will host a variety of local vendors selling items perfect for holiday gift giving. There will be something for everyone on your list, so take advantage of this opportunity to shop local! There will be coffee and tea for purchase, and vendors with tasty goods too! Keep an eye on our page for 'Vendor Spotlights' as the event approaches. We will be raffling off items donated by Vendors and other local businesses to benefit Foodbank of the Southern Tier, specifically the Tompkins County Backpack Program. This program provides children in our local community who may be at risk of hunger a pack of food to take home each weekend throughout the school year to provide them the nutrition they need and deserve while not in school. Come buy raffle tickets and try your luck at winning some fantastic offerings, knowing that 100% of all raffle proceeds will be going directly to the cause.
Friday, November 23, 2018, 10:00 am
The Metal Smithery
Ithaca, New York

Instead of diving into the crazy crowds of Black Friday, why not make a gift with your own hands at the Metal Smithery? Skip the stores and make your own gifts for friends and family that they will love, will want to wear, and you will enjoy making! Hammer off the pumpkin pie and tofurkey and make rings, cuff bracelets, keychains, earrings, necklaces, and more out of aluminum, brass, and copper during this 2 hour workshop open for ages 10 and up! Gift boxes will be provided. Sterling silver sheet and chain is available for purchase at cost. Please note: this workshop is attended by registering at , it is not a drop in event, so that we ensure enough materials are available for all!
Montezuma Audobon Center
The Montezuma Audubon Center’s autumn programs are a great way to connect with Montezuma’s birds and spend time with friends and family. We will help you experience the millions of waterfowl, shorebirds, songbirds and birds of prey that migrate through the Montezuma Wetlands Complex. Space is limited and registration is required for all programs. For more information, call 315-365-3588 or e-mail .
Northern Montezuma Birding Van Tour
Nov. 30, Friday 2:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. 
As the sun sets on a late autumn day, waterfowl are settling into Montezuma’s marshes and nocturnal raptors are getting ready to begin their dusk hunt. Hop in our van for an excursion to the northern part of the Montezuma Wetlands Complex to look for ducks, geese, swans, and wintering raptors. Binoculars, a spotting scope, and field guides will be provided. Fee: $8/child; $15/adult, $40/family. PRE-PAID RESERVATIONS REQUIRED.

Winter Wreath Workshop
Dec. 8, Saturday, 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.   
While there aren’t many blooming plants during the winter months, there are many plants to be appreciated during the holiday season. Join us for a 1-mile stroll through the quiet woods to collect pine and hemlock boughs to make winter wreaths. Many birds like Northern Cardinals, Woodpeckers, and Black-capped Chickadees will be present in the woods, too. Enjoy light refreshments indoors while decorating wreaths after the walk. Fee: $15/person, 50% discount for Friends of the Montezuma Wetlands Complex. PRE-PAID RESERVATIONS REQUIRED.

Wine and Wings Birding Van Tour 
Dec. 15, Saturday, 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. 
The holiday season is here and so are our wintering raptors. Join us as we head out in our van to look for elusive Short-eared Owls, hunting Northern Harriers, soaring Bald Eagles, and more. During the tour we’ll stop at the Montezuma Winery for wine tastings and to learn how vineyards and Important Birds Areas happily exist side by side. Must be 21+. Binoculars, a spotting scope, and field guides will be provided. Fee $20/adult, includes tasting fee. PRE-PAID RESERVATIONS ARE REQUIRED
Employment & Volunteer Opportunities
Law School Exam Proctors Needed
The Cornell Law School is looking for exam proctors for the final exam period. The exam period for the fall semester is from December 5 th through December 17 th . Most exams begin at 9am requiring you to arrive by 8:30am to get to your room and prepared for students to arrive. Exams can run from 2 hours to 8 hours in length depending on the exam and your room assignment.  Law School exam proctors are required to achieve “courteous control” while administering exams. A calm, confident attitude on the part of proctors greatly assists in making the exam process run as smoothly as possible. Proctors are instructed and trained in the following areas: responsibilities before an exam begins, during the exam, and the end of exam; what to do if a student becomes ill; proctoring exams with accommodated students; handling student questions about an exam; use of material during exams, minimal knowledge of our exam taking software and reporting possible honor code violations to the Law School Registrar.
If you are interested or if you have further questions please do not hesitate to contact Terry Thompson, Registrar for the Cornell Law School for more information at Deadline to apply for this paid, temporary position is November 19 th .
Cornell Dining Now Hiring
Cornell Dining is a Top 10 Nationally Ranked Dining program, which prides itself on serving safe,high quality and ethnically diverse cuisine. They are looking for customer focused, high energy, inspired, and ready-to-learn individuals who have a passion for food!

All immediate positions are part-time casual, non-benefits eligible. Hours and schedules are flexible and can include nights and weekends.

For more information, email or call 607-255-1401
Lifelong's Free Tax Program – Volunteers Needed
Tax Preparers   - Lifelong’s Tax Preparers are a diverse, skilled and fun
group of volunteers who enjoy the challenge and the camaraderie of being
part of the program and of giving back to the community. 

Preparers use materials provided by the IRS plus a week- long training
session delivered by experienced volunteers to pass the on-line exam
required by the IRS. Tax clinics are held at Lifelong Thursday/Friday/Saturday from late January until the tax deadline in April. Tax Preparers generally work one to two 4 ½ hour sessions per week.
Tax Greeters   - TCE Greeters are the first point of contact with the
several hundred taxpayers who come to Lifelong for this free and valued
service.  They welcome taxpayers at the Thursday/Friday/Saturday clinics,
generally working one 4 ½ hours shift per week. Tax Greeters are also key
to the clinics running smoothly as they respond to on-tax questions from
taxpayers, monitor wait times and insuring taxpayers are matched with the
right volunteer preparer for their particular return.  A minor amount of
reading preparation from IRS supplied materials and passing a short
certification exam is required.

Interested??  Please contact Liza Burger or Mary Pat Dolan @ 273-1511
Paleontological Research Institution
The Paleontological Research Institution is in search of volunteers to help us increase and disseminate knowledge of the history of life on earth. Anyone interested in volunteering can contact Patrick Branigan at to schedule an orientation session for these or other potential opportunities:
Volunteer Research Assistant (Ongoing through May 2019):
Description:   Our research staff seek volunteers to assist with preparing, sorting, and measuring oyster samples. This project will help to monitor changes in populations of oysters from the Florida coastline, as part of our developing research in conservation paleobiology.
Availability:  Monday through Friday between 10:00 am and 5:00 pm. Volunteers should be prepared for approximately one five-hour shift per week. This project will conclude in May of 2019, at which point new volunteer opportunities may be available for those interested in continuing to be engaged in our Collections department.
KDT Education Docent (Ongoing):
Description:  Our Museum Education Staff seeks volunteers to assist with our Kids Discover the Trail programming at the Museum of the Earth. Volunteers should have an interest in facilitating programs for first grade students visiting the Museum from throughout Tompkins County. Specialized knowledge of geology or paleontology is appreciated, but not required. Our staff will provide all necessary training for planned activities.
Availability:  KDT Volunteers should be available on a weekday morning for an approximately 4 hour shift between 9:30 am and 1:30 pm. These programs will be offered to first grade students beginning early 2019. Training sessions will occur the second Wednesday of every month until programs begin, from 10:30 am to 12:30 pm.
Teacher Friendly Guide to Climate Change Volunteers (Ongoing):
Description:  There is an urgent need to strengthen Climate Change education, and our staff are doing all we can! We are currently distributing our Teacher Friendly Guide to Climate Change  to every public school in the country (and for free!), and seek volunteers to assist with the distribution process. We will need help coordinating contents, packing envelopes, and distributing packages.
Availability:  Shifts are flexible, but are preferred Monday through Friday between 10:00 am and 5:00 pm. Volunteers should plan for an approximately 2 hour shift. 
Free Science Workshop Volunteers Needed
At the Free Science Workshop (FSW), we provide a supportive and interest-driven space for low-income, underserved, and minority youth and their families to explore their world through science and making. At FSW, youth discover the wonders of STEM through free engaging hands-on programming and mentorship.
We are currently seeking volunteers to help mentor and guide youth as they explore STEM-related fields at the workshop. Applicants should enjoy working with kids age 6 to 12, feel comfortable facilitating open-ended informal science exploration, and be able to make a weekly commitment to help us. Could you or someone you know be our next great mentor? 

Our science workshop at 210 Hancock Street currently needs volunteers on Mondays from 3:00 – 6:00PM and Tuesdays from 3:00 – 5:00PM.
We would also be happy to discuss other ways to get involved, including guest scientist visits, administrative tasks or community building.

Here is the link to the volunteer application:
Volunteer with the Advocacy Center of Tompkins
Want to make a difference in someone's life? Become a Hotline Volunteer!
Hotline Volunteers  help staff our 24-hour hotline and provide crisis counseling advocacy, support, and referrals to adult and youth victims of domestic violence, rape, sexual assault, and sexual abuse. Advocates are required to make a minimum one-year commitment that includes four hotline shifts per month. Comprehensive training is provided; the next training will run from late January through early March 2019. Click here to fill out our Hotline Volunteer Application.
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