Dear Alumni and Friends,

It brings me great pleasure
1) To present you the statistics and photographs from the Cornell Asian Leadership Conference 2014 (April 4 and 5)
2) To announce another generous gift by Vincent Chen to the club and
3) Along with VP Siew Wei Ngiam, to present this month’s dining event with Professor Sheryl Kimes (Hotel) at the American Club.

Read on below and don’t forget to fill in the survey!

Sonia Ong
Cornell Club Singapore

The event of the year concluded with a bang! Some stats and facts below:

· Big Red Passion
135 alumni, parents, friends, and faculty/staff joined us for various Big Red programs in Singapore the weekend of April 4.

91 Cornellians attended the Leadership Conference per se, a record high representing 11 different geographic areas, 7 undergraduate colleges, the Law School, and the Johnson School.

82% of conference attendees have made a financial contribution to the university

· Local Impact

120 Cornellians and members of the local community filled the conference hall for Obama & the World in Historical Perspective, a talk by Vice Provost Fred Logevall, Pulitzer Prize Winner 2013

Our thought leaders in town also drew much media attention. If you missed their talks, check out their interviews with Channelnewsasia.

§ Click here to view Channel NewsAsia’s interview with CALS professor Eswar Prasad.

§ JGSM Dean Soumitra Dutta was interviewed by multiple media outlets including the BBC, the Edge Magazine, the Peak Magazine, etc.

Click here to view Soumitra’s Channel NewsAsia interview.
· Memorable Moments

If you came, relive your experience of the conference here.


Big thanks goes out once again to Lifetime member Vincent Chen who has donated another $1,000 to the club.

The Cornell Club of Singapore is a self-funding club run by alumni volunteers. The Club aims to provide networking opportunities for Cornellians through interesting events and also extending Cornell’s influence in Singapore. Given the club’s structure, the aims can only be met by Cornellians telling us what interests them and more Cornellians stepping forward to organize events as well. Thank you in advance for completing the survey here.
Dinner Conversation with Prof. Sheryl Kimes – You’ll never look at a restaurant menu the same way again!
Let’s talk about one of the most popular activities in Singapore–going out to eat! Have you ever thought about how you choose items off of a menu? Are you choosing the items that you want to try or is the menu designed in such a way that cause you to order those items? Chances are that it’s a combination of the two, but the menu design plays a much larger role than what you might think. After a short presentation by Prof. Kimes, I can assure you that you’ll never look at a menu in the same way again!
To allow for more in-depth conversations and questions with Prof. Kimes, this event is limited to 16 people. So sign up now here!
Date/Time: May 28, 7 pm
Venue: The Second Floor, The American Club
10 Claymore Hill
Singapore 229573
Price/member*: $70 nett
Member: Current dues paying member of Cornell Club of Singapore. To become a member, click here.
Price includes sit-down dinner (beverages not included)

Roasted Pumpkin Soup
Toasted pumpkin seeds & pumpkin seed oil
Grilled Chicken Leg
Whipped potato, Broccoli gratin & onion

Pan seared Seabass
Fine beans, quinoa and lemon cream sauce

About Professor Sheryl Kimes
Prof. Sheryl E. Kimes is a professor of operations management at the School of Hotel Administration. From 2005–2006, she served as interim dean of the School and from 2001-2005, she served as the school’s director of graduate studies. Kimes teaches restaurant revenue management, yield management and food and beverage management. She has been named the school’s graduate teacher of the year three times.

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