April 16 Cornell Alumni “Roof Top” Event

Our next Cornell alumni event is scheduled for Sunday, April 16 from 4pm to 6pm!

One of our alum has kindly reserved the sky lounge in her downtown building for our group. We’ll also have access to the outdoor roof deck area (incl. the fire pits).

Kids are welcome. Ours will be there. 🙂

Location is downtown a few blocks away from the Capitol Building.

Please RSVP (or hopeful-RSVP) to me (Brett) and we’ll get you the location and details. 

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Zinck’s Night 2022: Thursday, October 20

Please join us for Zinck’s Night 2022! We have the “big slab” high top reserved for the Cornell group at Urban Roots (14th & V).

  • Thursday, October 22, 2022
  • 5:30pm to 8:30pm
  • Urban Roots Brewing & Smokehouse, 1322 V St, Sacramento
  • Cost: $20 (includes some food)

Zinck’s Night is back in Midtown Sacramento! Come join for some great beers, BBQ and Cornell company at Urban Roots.

Published in: on September 30, 2022 at 9:22 pm  Comments (2)  

Zinck’s Night is Thursday October 15

Please join us for Zinck’s Night 2015! Sign up here:

We’re back at DeVere’s in Midtown Sac (16th & L). We have the entire back bar area reserved from 6pm – 9pm a week from tomorrow on Thurs Oct 15th.

Cost is $15 and that’ll get you a drink and plenty of appetizers. Your contribution helps us meet the reasonable minimum $ amount that the restaurant asks from us for our private section.

Again, the sign up link is:


Let me know if you have any questions. Hope to CU there!

Published in: on October 7, 2015 at 5:56 pm  Leave a Comment  

Zinck’s Night is This Thursday!

Zinck’s Night is this Thursday from 6pm – 9pm at De Vere’s in Midtown!

We have the entire back bar area reserved for our Cornell Group.

Sign up here:

Appetizers and a drink will be included for our $10 charge. This helps us cover our food and beverage minimum. You are of course welcome to order additional drinks… I have been known to do that from time to time myself…

Hope to CU on Thursday!


Published in: on October 14, 2014 at 9:19 pm  Leave a Comment  

Sacramento Zinck’s Night This Thursday

Our annual Cornell Sacramento celebration of Zinck’s Night is just 8 days away!  Please sign up here:


We will be representing the Big Red at De Vere’s in Midtown Sac. deveres

They usually put private parties in the back room, so once you get in the door, keep walking.  Midtown parking is open after 6pm.  There is also a parking garage at 17th & L that is $2, and one at 16th & K that is $5.

Again please sign up here:


Published in: on October 16, 2013 at 12:09 am  Leave a Comment  

Guest Speaker: Dr. Richard Geddes, Cornell Human Ecology Professor

 Cornell University and The College of Human Ecology present

Are your roads, highways, and water systems –
safe, sustainable, resilient?

Dr. Richard Geddes
Founding Director of the Cornell Program in Infrastructure Policy

Tired of being stuck in traffic and spending hours getting
around the city?
Does the future hold hope for improved travel?
How well are your bridges and tunnels maintained?
Is your water system safe, reliable, sustainable?

Cornell’s distinguished faculty member, Dr. Rick Geddes’ is a leading expert in infrastructure policy and his significant research and expertise will give you a surprising view of the current state of our country’s transportation and water infrastructure and how it impacts you, your community, and your family’s future. Geddes expertise is highly regarded and is regularly asked to share his advice and opinion for news sources such as CNN, NPR, Fox News, and more.  This past month Geddes provided high-level testimony before the Committee for Homeland Security and Government Affairs.


Monday, March 18, 2013
6:00 – 8:30 p.m.

Click here to register: https://secure.www.alumniconnections.com/olc/pub/CEL/event/showEventForm.jsp?form_id=146213

6 – 6:45 p.m. Reception, drinks & hors d’oeuvres
6:45 – 7:45  Geddes Program
745 – 8:30  Coffee/dessert reception

$25 per person
$10 per person for 2000-2012 graduates

Rick Geddes is Associate Professor in the Department of Policy Analysis and Management at Cornell University in the College of Human Ecology and founding Director of the Cornell Program in Infrastructure Policy.  He is a core faculty member of the Cornell Institute for Public Affairs (CIPA).  His research fields include private infrastructure investment through public-private partnerships, postal service policy, corporate governance, women’s property rights, and antitrust policy.  He is also a Research Associate with Mineta Transportation Institute at San Jose State University, and a Visiting Scholar at the American Enterprise Institute. To learn more about Dr. Geddes’ research and background

Questions? Contact us at 800-453-7703 or heaad@cornell.edu

Guest Speaker, Author Tom Jacobs ’77, ’78: Buy Stocks on Sale, Avoid the Blow Ups

Join us on Tuesday, December 4th at 7pm to learn the principles of successful value-based stock market investing from noted financial author and value investing expert, Tom Jacobs Arts ’77, Grad ’78.

In his one-hour presentation, Tom will teach you:

  • How to buy stocks “on sale”
  • The principles of value investing
  • How to avoid the blow ups
  • 10 earnings quality red flags
  • 4 clear examples of the best predictors

After which we’ll save time for Q&A and meeting the author and your fellow alums.

Please click here to register now.

About Tom Jacobs Arts ’77, Grad ’78:

Tom Jacobs bought his first shares of stock in 1968 and has been investing ever since. Raised with his parents’ experience of the Crash and Great Depression, he concentrates on managing risk through opportunistic value, special situations, and–thanks to co-author John Del Vecchio–earnings quality in a long-short portfolio.

He and John Del Vecchio wrote What’s Behind the Numbers? A Guide to Exposing Financial Chicanery and Avoiding Huge Losses in Your Portfolio believing strongly in the importance of risk management, avoidance of loss, and the importance of both value investing on the long side and earnings quality on the short side. The book provides clear, specific ways for investors of all levels to use the best predictors of poor stock performance to avoid wealth-destroying blowups.

While most investors focus on the blue skies, Tom and John focus on the ground beneath their feet. Instead of chasing the market’s latest growth darling until it ends badly, they seek to avoid potential loss from management manipulation of financials to show things as better than they are.

Tom is currently portfolio manager and lead advisor of Motley Fool Special Ops, an investment service employing the book’s strategies. He also is managing partner of Complete Growth Investor, LLC, a holding company, and principal of The Marfa Group, Inc.

He received his BA cum laude and MAT from Cornell University.

Please click here to register now.

Published in: on November 21, 2012 at 12:31 am  Leave a Comment  

Alumni Happy Hour at Pour House

  The Stanford, Cornell, Harvard and Yale alumni clubs of Sacramento invite you to an


on Thursday, September 6, 2012 from 5 until 8 pm

on the back porch of

Pour House

1910 Q Street, Sacramento


Come meet and mingle with fellow Sacramento alums (Spouses/partners and friends welcome)

 No cost – just buy your own drinks and food

Published in: on August 27, 2012 at 10:35 pm  Leave a Comment  

Happy Hour Thursday @ the New Firestone Public House

Please join us this Thursday for a special summer edition of our Cornell Happy Hour series, as we scope .Imageout the 40+ taps of beer at the new Firestone Public House!
Firestone is located at the corner of 16th and L in midtown Sacramento.
Arrive anytime after 5:30pm – we’ll likely be there til around 8.  No cost, just pay for your own drinks and food
Published in: on June 4, 2012 at 9:51 pm  Leave a Comment  

Holiday Happy Hour This Thu – Kupros Bistro

We made a last minute decision to throw a Holiday edition happy hour!  It’ll be this Thursday at Kupros Bistro in Midtown Sac, on 21st between Capitol and L.

Happy hour regulars may recall Kupros from our September 2010 edition.  We were on the porch last time – might be a bit cool this time, so check for us in the bar area or upstairs, in that order.

Kupros Bistro
1217 21st St
Midtown Sacramento

We’ll kick off around 5:30pm – no cost other than your own food and drinks.  Hope to CU there!

Published in: on December 12, 2011 at 7:04 pm  Leave a Comment  
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