Celebrate the Sesquicentennial in Hong Kong

December 13–15, 2014

Hong Kong

Come kick up your heels, lift the chorus, and celebrate the Sesquicentennial of the first truly American university.

Hong Kong: Are you in?

We're gearing up for one of the biggest Big Red gatherings in Hong Kong! Due to an overwhelming response, the weekend events and the Monday night Sesquicentennial celebration have all sold out.

But we still have limited space for Lunch at the Asia Society with Robert Miller '55, trustee emeritus and co-founder of Duty Free Shoppers, at noon on Monday, December 15. Hurry and register now! Registration will close once we reach capacity.

Do you want to be put on the waitlist for the Monday night celebration? E-mail the Office of Alumni Affairs at jdc362@cornell.edu and write "Waitlist" in the subject line. You can also call us at +1 607-254-5102.

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Event Highlights

Register for Lunch

December 13

Sponsored by local Cornell groups, academic and social events kick off the festivities, starting on Saturday afternoon. All events are sold out.

December 14

Explore Hong Kong on your own or with the merry company of alumni and friends. All events are sold out.

December 15

The Big Idea: Cornell Celebrates 150

Enjoy a luncheon featuring Bob Miller '55, co-founder of Duty Free Shoppers and the first president of the Cornell Club of Hong Kong.

In the evening, Cornellians will come together for a sold out showing of The Big Idea! Cornell Celebrates 150—the official Sesquicentennial celebration—6:30 to 10:30 p.m., at the Convention Hall of the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre.

To join the waitlist, e-mail the Office of Alumni Affairs at jdc362@cornell.edu and write "Waitlist" in the subject line. You can also call us at +1 607-254-5102

Special guests and speakers for The Big Idea! Cornell Celebrates 150 include:

  • David J. Skorton, President of Cornell University
  • Fred Logevall, Vice Provost for International Affairs and 2013 Pulitzer Prize Winner
  • Glenn Altschuler PhD '76, Dean of the School of Continuing Education and Summer Sessions and the Thomas and Dorothy Litwin Professor of American Studies
  • Sherman Cochran, the Huh Shih Professor of Chinese History
  • Soumitra Dutta, Dean of the Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management
  • Michael Kotlikoff, the Austin O. Hooey Dean of Veterinary Medicine
  • Gretchen Ritter '83, Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences

Questions

Contact the Office of Alumni Affairs at +1-607-254-6172 or lw487@cornell.edu

See how Cornellians celebrated 150