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    • 22 Oct 2017
    • 12:45 PM - 2:00 PM
    • 300 Finley Rd, San Francisco, CA 94129
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    S:\DeLuca\Deven Pics\PresidioLogo.jpgPGA Professionals at Presidio Golf will conduct a full swing lesson to develop the skills of beginning & intermediate golfers. No matter what level of experience the participants have, this program will help them play more enjoyable golf. 

    Participants will practice on the outdoor driving range while receiving individual instruction. 

    First time golfers welcome! All equipment is included with the golf clinic.

    Presidio Golf Course
    300 Finley Road @ Arguello Gate, San Francisco 94129

    Golf course entrance is 50 yards from the historic Arguello gates.

    Parking available.

    Please contact Karen Lau '05 with questions.

    • 28 Oct 2017
    • 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
    • Philz Coffee, 1600 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley, CA 94709

    Coffee with Cornellians: East Bay

    New to the area or just want to get to know more Cornell alumni in the East Bay? Join us for a casual coffee chat at Philz in Berkeley!

    This coffee chat is an informal way to get to know your fellow Cornellians in the East Bay. Great for those who have recently moved to the East Bay and those who would like to get more involved in the Cornell NorCal community. Come anytime during the hour, grab a cup of coffee, and have a chat with us.

    Location: Philz Coffee, 1600 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley, CA 94709. Wear something red or your Cornell gear so we can all find each other.

    Date/Time: Saturday, October 28, 2017 from 9:30am to 10:30am.

    Parking: Street parking available

    Cost: Free; coffee/tea available for purchase

    For questions or more information, please contact Pamela Morris ‘07 at

    • 28 Oct 2017
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Seoul Garden, 1655 Post St, San Francisco, CA 94115
    Its summer! Its gathering time for Cornell Dining Club once again. For those of you who are new to the Bay Area or Cornell Dining Club, we wouldlove for you to join. Cornell NorCal and the Cornell Asian Alumni Association partner up to host regular dining events to bring alumni and current students in the Bay Area together. Come and meet your fellow alumni over a delicious meal.

    This is an excellent way to get to meet new people and have a more personal connection with them. Join us at Seoul Garden for Chung Yeung Festival

    • 09 Nov 2017
    • 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    • General Assembly, 225 Bush St., 5th Floor, San Francisco, CA 94104
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    John Rodkin, Managing Director of Samsung NEXT VC

    John Rodkin will provide an overview of the venture capital industry with the opportunity to learn about the structure of VC firms, deals and the important nuances for founder to understand in navigating the VC industry. Mr. Rodkin's talk will also provide some essential context for VC firms among alternative asset classes and investment groups including angels, super angels, VCs, and more. Plus, learn how VC's perform portfolio company valuations. Don't miss out on this great opportunity to meet and learn from one of SF and Silicon Valley's leading VC investors.


    (6:30-7:00p) Socializing and happy hour

    (7:00-8:30p) Talk + Q&A 

    This event is a collaboration of several university alumni associations local to the Bay Area including Cornell, Columbia, Harvard, Oxford & Penn

    About John Rodkin

    John Rodkin is the Managing Director of Samsung NEXT, San Francisco. Prior to joining Samsung, John was the CEO of four startup companies: ShopSanity (ecommerce analytics, acquired by ShopRunner), ClickShift (digital advertising optimization, acquired by WebTrends), Green Hedges (home value insurance, failed), and Flyswat (hyperlink management/advertising, acquired by NBC Internet for $120 million). He was also the owner of Web Position, a SEO analytics company sold to Infospace, where he ran the technology and marketing groups. Prior to his entrepreneurial career, John was an RF engineer at ViaSat where he designed CDMA communication devices for the US Navy. 

    John is a lecturer at Stanford Law School, where he teaches two courses in venture capital and entrepreneurship. He has a B.S. and M.Eng from MIT in electrical engineering, and a JD and an MBA from the University of Chicago.


    Please note, we have a limited number of tickets available and this event will sell out quickly. Tickets WILL NOT be available at the door. Please register online (and/or join our waitlist).

    Please direct any event-related questions to:

    Dan Herr '07
    Cornell NorCal Board of Directors
    • 11 Nov 2017
    • 1:15 PM - 4:30 PM
    • Lighthouse Visitor Center, 27000 Sir Francis Drake Blvd, Inverness, CA 94937

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    Don't miss the opportunity to see the Point Reyes Lighthouse with alumni from Cornell University.  The hike to the Point Reyes Lighthouse is one of the most popular destination at the only National Seashore in the state of California

    Join alumni from Cornell University for a hike to the majestic Lighthouse at Point Reyes National Seashore.  The Lighthouse is one of the most popular destinations at Point Reyes which is filled with hundreds of miles of trails.  Most visitors to the National Seashore come to visit this remarkably scenic and lonely part of Point Reyes.  With binoculars, you might be able to spot a few whales - known to appear to visiting hikers.

    Point Reyes is the windiest place on the Pacific Coast (winds average 60 mph), and second foggiest place in North American. Fog frequently reduces visibility to just a few hundred feet, posing serious challenges for passing mariners. The Point Reyes Lighthouse was constructed in 1870 to help mariners safely navigate the oft-concealed and turbulent shores of the Point Reyes Headlands.

    We will hike the full up and back trail to the actual lighthouse.   The path to the lighthouse drops down 309 steps, the equivalents to 30 stories.  There's not a lot of space on the little shelf of land, but if you can find some elbow room along the fence, scan the nearby waters for seals and birds - you’ll be treated to an amazing & breathtaking view.

    Trailhead Location: The Point Reyes Lighthouse Trailhead is located 20.65 miles from Bear Valley Visitor Center.  From the Visitor Center, head north 0.2 miles to Bear Valley Road. Turn left and follow Bear Valley Road 1.75 miles northwest to Sir Francis Drake Boulevard. Turn left and follow Sir Francis Drake Boulevard 18.7 miles west to the Point Reyes Lighthouse visitor parking lot (Lighthouse Visitor Center, 27000 Sir Francis Drake Blvd, Inverness, CA 94937)

    Date: Saturday, Nov 11, 2017

    Time: 1:15 PM (please arrive 15 minutes early--we will leave promptly!)

    Trail Length: approximately 1.5 miles on a narrow trail with 300 feet of vertical elevation change

    Post Hike Meal: Join the group for a bite to eat at a nearby restaurant following the hike.  Details to be distributed via email to all registered participants.

    Special Notes: Wear RED so we can easily keep the group together.  Dress in layers - the Coast can be cold during the fall months

    Cost: $2 for members (funds go toward scholarships for Cornell students)

    Event Tickets: Click above to purchase tickets!

    For more information, please contact:

    Anthony Asta

    Cornell Alumni Association of Northern California

    Director of Outdoor Activities

    Ph: 607-339-1557

    Pamela Morris

    Cornell Alumni Association of Northern California

    Director of Events

    Ph: 201-248-1688

    • 12 Nov 2017
    • 10:45 AM - 12:15 PM
    • 200 Centennial Drive, Berkeley, CA 94720

    Children’s Tour of the UC Berkeley Botanical Gardens

    Get your kids ready for this exciting family-friendly event in the East Bay! Cornell NorCal is going on a private docent-led tour of the UC Berkeley Botanical Gardens to learn all about math in the garden.

    Join fellow Cornell families in the East Bay for a fun, educational tour of the UC Berkeley Botanical Gardens. This 34-acre park boasts over 10,000 types of plants, including many rare and endangered species, and focuses on research and conservation efforts. It is one of the jewels of the Berkeley hills.

    The docent-led tour, geared toward children ages 4-12, is on Patterns in Nature: Math in the Garden. Docents will teach children to look closely at nature – trees, leaves, cones, cacti, ferns, flowers, honeycomb, and more – and help them discover geometric shapes, angles, symmetry, and patterns, even fractals and Fibonacci numbers! They will learn how nature’s mathematical designs and patterns are adaptations helping plants to survive.

    During the tour we will be broken up into small groups of approximately six people per group, each one led by a different docent from the gardens. This will ensure maximum individual attention and learning!

    Location: Meet outside the entrance to the UC Berkeley Botanical Gardens, located at 200 Centennial Drive, Berkeley, CA 94720

    Date/Time: Sunday, November 12, 2017. 10:45am-12:15pm. Tour starts promptly at 11:00am and lasts 60-75 minutes. The tour will occur rain or shine; in the event of rain, the tour will be brought indoors.

    Parking: Parking is available in the lot next to the UC Berkeley Botanical Gardens, and costs a few dollars. Space may be limited, so carpools are encouraged.

    Please note: This is a family event, so an adult must register along with the children they are registering and must accompany the children throughout the tour (no drop-offs).

    For questions or more information, please contact Pamela Morris ‘07 at

    • 14 Nov 2017
    • 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    • 790 Castro St, Mountain View, CA 94041

    Cornell and Penn team up for a social mixer in Mountain View at Amici's East Coast Pizzeria. Amici's is owned by one of our own alums, Peter Cooperstein.

    Join us after work for a fun evening with fellow Cornell alums and our friends from Penn. Light appetizers included for the first hour. 

    Cash bar.

    Questions? Please contact Raj Uppala, MBA '15

    • 15 Nov 2017
    • 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
    • Pause Wine Bar: 1666 Market St, San Francisco, CA 94102
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    Cornell and Carnegie Mellon team up for a social mixer and Pub Trivia at Pause Wine Bar in Hayes Valley. Join us after work for some bear hugs with fellow Cornellians and our friends from CMU to celebrate a new tradition. 

    Located in Hayes Valley, Pause focuses on serving sustainable and organic wines from small, family-owned and operated wineries, with frequently updated menus to showcase non-traditional varietals from every part of the wine growing world. 

    Guests will enjoy appetizers and flatbreads while mixing, mingling, and competing for trivia prizes! 

    Space is limited, so sign up soon!

    Questions? Contact Kate Kastenbaum '05

    • 02 Dec 2017
    • 9:00 AM - 12:30 PM
    • 730 Polk Street San Francisco, CA
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    Join fellow Cornell Alumni to volunteer at Project Open Hand in San Francisco. 

    Project Open Hand is a nonprofit organization that provides meals with love to critically ill neighbors and seniors. Every day, Project Open Hand prepares 2,500 nutritious meals and provides 200 bags of healthy groceries to help sustain clients as they battle serious illnesses, isolation, or health challenges of aging.

    We will be volunteering in either the Grocery Center or Kitchen. Grocery Center tasks may include sorting, bagging, culling food items, or stocking the Grocery Center shelves. Kitchen volunteers slice and dice whole food and help assemble meal packages. Families are welcome to volunteer! However please note that all volunteers must be 15 years or older.

    Important Information

    All volunteers must follow Project Open Hand's dress code:

    • Closed-toe shoes
    • Shirts with sleeves (no tank tops)
    • Full length pants (no shorts/capris/ skirts, etc.)
    • Hats are also welcomed for volunteers who prefer not to wear hairnets
    Please contact Catherine Meng, '09 with any questions.
    • 09 Dec 2017
    • 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
    • Docusign Executive Suite, 221 Main St. Suite 1500 San Francisco, CA 94105

    Join the Holiday Cheer

    Bring your holiday spirit and join your fellow Cornell alumni at the 2nd Annual Cornell NorCal Holiday Party. This year, our party will have a stunning view of the Bay Bridge and is only two blocks off the Embarcadero. Join us for San Francisco's most festive Cornell event of the year!

    When: Saturday December 9th, 2017 from 7-10pm

    Includes: Heavy appetizers, your first drink is on us followed by a cash bar and lots of cheer!

    For: All Cornell Alumni and their guests.

    Location: Docusign Executive Suite. Conveniently located off Main Street near the Bay Bridge with plenty of parking nearby (pro-tip: SpotHero) and easily accessible via the Bart Embarcadero Station or Uber/Lyft.

    Happy Holidays and CU There!!

    Please direct any questions to Event Organizers:

    Dan Herr '07 at

    Boris Pavlovic '14

Past events

19 Oct 2017 Zinck's Night - San Francisco - Proceeds go to fire victims
19 Oct 2017 Zinck's Night - Mountain View - Proceeds go to Fire victims
05 Oct 2017 Pitch Night and Job Fair
04 Oct 2017 9th Annual Cornell + UCLA Mixer
01 Oct 2017 Yes, And! - Introduction to Improv Workshop
30 Sep 2017 Big Red Dogs: A Walk at Fort Funston!
26 Sep 2017 Immigration and the Tech Sector: What’s Changed, What Hasn’t, and What Might In the Trump Administration
16 Sep 2017 Cornell University Presents: Return to the Classroom - Menlo Park
16 Sep 2017 Volunteer at Sacred Heart Community Service in San Jose
09 Sep 2017 Hike the Summit loop trail at San Bruno Mountain park
31 Aug 2017 Private Edvard Munch tour at SFMOMA
23 Aug 2017 Cornell/Princeton Mixer
05 Aug 2017 9th Annual Pan Asian American Alumni BBQ
01 Aug 2017 Battle of the Bay 2017: SF Giants at Oakland Athletics
20 Jul 2017 PaintNite Coming to Cornell NorCal
27 Jun 2017 Karaoke is coming to Palo Alto
25 Jun 2017 Cornell NorCal Annual Member Meeting / BBQ
15 Jun 2017 The Road to Autonomous Vehicles
03 Jun 2017 Montagne Russe Wine Tasting with Kevin Bersofsky
23 May 2017 CU Founded: From Cornell Lab to Cornell Startup - VitaScan
20 May 2017 New Film "Angkor Awakens" to Screen in San Francisco & Berkeley
18 May 2017 Food Waste: Then and Now
27 Apr 2017 Exploratorium After Dark
16 Apr 2017 A Day at the Racetrack
11 Apr 2017 Cornell + Columbia Mixer at The Patio (Palo Alto)
11 Apr 2017 Zendesk & CEO of Motion Infusion: The Truth About Workplace Wellness
08 Apr 2017 SOLD OUT- CAAA/Cornell NorCal All you can eat Hotpot
23 Mar 2017 Private Dinner with Stanford Political Theorist: Apocalyptic Thought in Politics
18 Mar 2017 SOLD OUT: Hike at the Picchetti Ranch Open Space Preserve
15 Mar 2017 Cornell and Brown Mixer at Barebottle Brewery
12 Mar 2017 SOLD OUT: Hike with Penn at Pearson Arastradero Preserve (Palo Alto)
07 Mar 2017 CSV17: Impact through Innovation
28 Feb 2017 SOLD OUT: Cornell and Harvard Mixer at The Patio (Palo Alto)
27 Feb 2017 SOLD OUT: An Evening with Dr. Jessica Mega, Chief Medical Officer of Verily Life Sciences (formerly Google Life Sciences)
25 Feb 2017 SOLD OUT: Devil’s Slide Coastal Trail Hike
17 Jan 2017 Cornell College of Business - 2017 Predictions Dinner
15 Jan 2017 SOLD OUT: Cornell Cares Day - Volunteer at Kids Enjoy Exercise Now (KEEN) Basketball Clinic
14 Jan 2017 SOLD OUT: Cornell Northern California Outdoors: Gray Whale Coastal Trail Hike in Montara
07 Jan 2017 SOLD OUT: Cornell Cares Day - Volunteer at Alameda Food Bank
07 Jan 2017 SOLD OUT: Cornell Cares Day - Project Open Hand (San Francisco)
07 Jan 2017 SOLD OUT: Cornell Cares Day - Volunteer at Sacred Heart Community Service in San Jose
17 Dec 2016 SOLD OUT: Dim Sum Gathering with Cornell Dining Club
15 Dec 2016 Cornell Silicon Valley and Atkinson Center for a Sustainable Future present: Climate Change and Mitigation Strategies
10 Dec 2016 Cornell / Harvard Holiday Party 2016
01 Dec 2016 Cornell and UPenn December Mixer
19 Nov 2016 Mt. Tam Steep Ravine Trail Hike to Stinson Beach
17 Nov 2016 Cornell Silicon Valley Presents: Cornell & the Sustainability Challenge
15 Nov 2016 Cornell Silicon Valley, Young Alumni Programs, and Diversity Alumni Programs Present: Making it in San Francisco – Tips for Young Alumni
05 Nov 2016 Asian Art Museum Tour of The Rama Epic
03 Nov 2016 Anchor Brewing Christmas Release - Private Tour, Exclusive Tasting & Happy Hour
29 Oct 2016 <<CANCELLED>> Antonio's Gourmet Pizza Extravaganza: Halloween Style
27 Oct 2016 Private tour of SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory: SOLD OUT
20 Oct 2016 Zinck's Night - San Francisco
20 Oct 2016 Zinck's Night - South Bay (Mountain View)
20 Oct 2016 Zinck's Night - East Bay (Emeryville)
18 Oct 2016 Cornell Silicon Valley (CSV) Presents: The Art of the Election
12 Oct 2016 Stand Out on LinkedIn: Professional Headshot Onsite Included: SOLD OUT
01 Oct 2016 Habitat for Humanity Build Day: SOLD OUT
28 Sep 2016 8th Annual Cornell-UCLA Alumni Mixer
24 Sep 2016 Oktoberfest By The Bay!!
20 Sep 2016 The Fintech Revolution
17 Sep 2016 Sushi Making and Sake Tasting at Bushido
13 Sep 2016 Pharma CEO Series: An Evening with Tassos Gianakakos, CEO of MyoKardia
11 Sep 2016 A night with San Francisco Symphony celebrating Steve Reich's 80th birthday
10 Sep 2016 Cornell Dining Club Sushi Event- SOLD OUT
28 Jul 2016 Cornell Silicon Valley (CSV) Presents: Coach the Cornell Summer Interns!
09 Jul 2016 Cornell NorCal Outdoor Events: Baker Beach California Coastal Trail Hike
30 Jun 2016 Battle of the Bay 2016: SF Giants at Oakland Athletics
26 Jun 2016 Cornell NorCal Annual Member Meeting
26 Jun 2016 Self Defense Seminar: Introduction to Krav Maga
23 Jun 2016 Giant Architectural Glass Casting Tour
14 Jun 2016 Karaoke Event in Palo Alto
02 Jun 2016 Cornell Silicon Valley (CSV) Presents: Fashion Forward
18 May 2016 Custom Electronics Factory Tour Makerfaire Trailer Event
15 May 2016 Bay Area Premiere of Agents of Change, the Straight Takeover of 1969
11 May 2016 Foreign Investment and Capital in the US Real Estate Market
30 Apr 2016 Volunteering at St. Anthony’s Padua Dining Room
26 Apr 2016 The History of Work, The Future of Work: ILR and The Gig Economy
23 Apr 2016 Cornell Dining Club Hotpot Night
17 Apr 2016 Sunday Hands-On Glassblowing Alumni Workshop
09 Apr 2016 Rescheduled - Cornell NorCal Outdoor Events: Bike the Half Moon Bay Coastal Trail with Northwestern University
07 Apr 2016 Looking Forward: A Conversation with VP Emerita Susan Murphy
26 Mar 2016 Habitat for Humanity Build Day
09 Mar 2016 CANCELLED - Reception with Acting President Michael I. Kotlikoff
08 Mar 2016 CSV16: Expanding Horizons through Innovation
06 Feb 2016 Habitat for Humanity Build Day - SOLD OUT
30 Jan 2016 SOLD OUT: Cornell NorCal Outdoor Events: Mori Point Coastal Trail Hike with Columbia University
27 Jan 2016 Penn+Cornell Young Alumni Happy Hour
26 Jan 2016 Tech Panel With Twitter Leaders
25 Jan 2016 Semifreddi Factory Tour
21 Jan 2016 Twenty-First Annual Predictions Dinner
12 Jan 2016 When to Partner & When to Sell Behind the Scenes of the Regeneron-Sanofi & GeneWEAVE-Roche Deals
18 Dec 2015 2nd Annual Ivy League+ Alumni Holiday Party
16 Dec 2015 Johnson High Tech Trek & Holiday Party
12 Dec 2015 SOLD OUT: Volunteering at St. Anthony’s Padua Dining Room
11 Dec 2015 Annual Cornell Hotel Society NorCal Holiday Party & Silent Auction 2015
06 Dec 2015 Cornell Dining Club, December
23 Nov 2015 An Evening with Dr. Lou Lange, Founder of CV Therapeutics (Sold to Gilead Sciences)
17 Nov 2015 Cornell Silicon Valley Presents: Business Ethics, Law and Your Organization
14 Nov 2015 Tour of USS Hornet & lunch at Rock Wall Winery / Scolaris
12 Nov 2015 The History of Solar Energy and Where It is Going
11 Nov 2015 Cornell Silicon Valley Presents: Where Art and Technology Intersect: Fostering Innovation at Cornell
07 Nov 2015 CAAA Norcal Asian Art Museum Tour
28 Oct 2015 Buried Treasure: Highlights of Cornell’s Archives
19 Oct 2015 Seth Siegel: Let There Be Water
15 Oct 2015 Zinck's Night - East Bay (Emeryville)
15 Oct 2015 Zinck's Night - Peninsula (Mountain View)
15 Oct 2015 Zinck's Night - San Francisco
02 Oct 2015 HOMEMADE Cooking Event & Dinner - Cooking for Optimum Health and Weight Loss
26 Sep 2015 Battle of the Bay 2015: SF Giants at Oakland Athletics
21 Sep 2015 WaterSide Chat with WaterSmart Software
17 Sep 2015 7th Annual Cornell-UCLA Alumni Mixer
16 Sep 2015 The Future of Making Things
15 Sep 2015 Cornell Writer On Tour-Book Reading
10 Sep 2015 CSV & CALS present: Cornellians at the Intersection of Business and the Life Sciences
10 Sep 2015 Tech Talk & Networking with CMU at Machine Zone
29 Aug 2015 China Camp State Park Hike & Heritage Day 2015 Celebration
23 Aug 2015 Cornell NorCal Annual Welcome Picnic
06 Aug 2015 Cornell North Bay Networking Happy Hour
05 Aug 2015 Intern Summer Gathering - Show & Tell
11 Jul 2015 Cornell Dining Club, July
28 Jun 2015 Annual Members meeting
25 Jun 2015 Cornell NorCal and Cornell Silicon Valley Digital Health Venture Capital Panel
23 Jun 2015 Karaoke in Palo Alto
11 Jun 2015 Cornell + Penn Happy Hour
23 May 2015 Non-Reunion Reunion 2015
23 May 2015 Special Angel Island Hike with Northwestern University, University of Chicago and Duke University
10 May 2015 Cornell East Bay Hike: Pulgas Open Space Preserve
16 Apr 2015 Cornell/Columbia Happy Hour Mixer - East Bay

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