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!


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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  

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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2011 Zinck’s Night Celebration for Sacramento

Our 2011 Cornell Zinck’s Night celebration in Sacramento will take place on Thursday October 20th at Pyramid Brewery from 5:30 til 8pm (or whenever the party goes to).

Pyramid is located in Downtown Sacramento at the corner of 11th and K St (1029 K St is the address).  We have a space reserved in the front bar area – straight ahead when you walk in.

As usual, friends, significant others, etc, of Cornellians are welcome to join us.

Zinck’s night is always a great time, and is usually one of our best turnouts for the year.  We hope to CU there!

Published in: on September 22, 2011 at 5:37 pm  Leave a Comment  

Sudwerk Happy Hour with UC Davis Faculty and Ivy Alums

This Thursday, we’re having another “mega happy hour” with faculty members from UC Davis (many of whom are Ivy grads), along with our fellow Pan Ivy alums.

Festivities will be at Sudwerk Brewery in Davis, with a 5pm start time.  Just pay for your own food and drinks, and feel free to come and go as you please.

Hope to CU there!

Published in: on September 12, 2011 at 9:08 pm  Leave a Comment  

July Happy Hour at the NEW River Rock Tap House

Our monthly alumni happy hour will be at the NEW River Rock Tap House in
River Rock Tap House Midtown on Thursday (2326 J St, 23rd & J, Midtown Sacramento).

Haven’t been to River Rock yet? It just opened up last Saturday – very cool place, over 40 beers (mostly Northern California Microbrews on tap).

Here’s what Bob Shallit had to say about River Rock:


Happy hour will start around 5:30, and probably run until 8 or so. Come and go as you’d like.

Hope to CU there!

PS – Also be sure to join our email and Facebook group if you haven’t already.


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June Cornell Happy Hour – 6/23 at Bistro 33 in Davis

What: Cornell Monthly Happy Hour (including Stanford, Yale, and other friendly alumni groups)

When: Thursday, June 23rd, 5pm – 8pm (or so)

Where: Bistro 33 in Downtown Davis – we’ll be outside on the porch!

Why: Great weather, great people, and a fantastic setting – what’s not to like?

Published in: on June 3, 2011 at 11:40 pm  Leave a Comment  

May Happy Hour – Thursday 5/19 at The Park

Come and join us for our May Alumni Happy Hour at The Park this Thursday (May 19th) at 5:30pm.

What: Cornell Alumni Happy Hour (Plus Stanford and other Ivies)

Where: The Park – 15th & L, Midtown Sac

When: Thursday May 19, 2011 – 5:30pm til about 8ish

Cost: Just pay for your own drinks and food

Hope to CU there!

PS – By popular request, our June Happy Hour will be in Davis! (June 23rd at Bistro 33…please note this is actually the 4th Thursday in June)

PPS – Make sure to “Like” Cornell Sacramento on Facebook! http://www.facebook.com/pages/Cornell-Sacramento/275991525444

Published in: on May 16, 2011 at 4:45 pm  Leave a Comment  
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