Digital War Memorial

The Cornell Library has begun a Cornell digital war memorial project. They are working with Computer Science graduate students and have now developed a feasibility study for the proposed website which will store and display the historical veteran information available in the library and make it available to the public.

If you are interested in seeing the feasibility study or being involved in the project, please contact Evan Earle (efe4@cornell.edu) with your interest.

From Military Boots to Civilian Shoes

“Save the Date” for “From Military Boots to Civilian Shoes”. The event will include a keynote speaker, panel discussion, and break-out sessions to exploring the challenges women veterans face as they enter the workforce or institutions of higher education and develop (or build on) best practices for encouraging this population.

The event will be held November 3, 2014 from 11:15 to 4:15 at the Cornell ILR Conference Center.

Entrepreneurship Bootcamp for Veterans

Save the Date! For the Entrepreneurship Bootcamp for Veterans…each year the School of Hotel Administration, as part of a national consortium of colleges, hosts a group of disabled veterans for a weeklong entrepreneurship bootcamp.  The veterans all have concepts ready to be developed and the EBV program is designed to kick-start their projects.

The VCNG is supporting EBV in two ways:

  • Co-hosting (with ROTC) a Thursday night (October 2, 2014) mixer with the the EBV group, from 5:00 to 7:00 PM on the Arts Quad for Dinosaur BBQ
  • Two workout sessions, Tuesday September 30 and Thursday October 2, both at 7:30 AM, the group meets at Schoellkopf Stadium

Battlefield Trauma: Vietnam to Afghanistan

Battlefield Trauma: Vietnam to Afghanistan

Tuesday, September 23, 2014 at 3:30pm to 5:00pm

Kroch Library, 2B48 Olin Library, Ithaca, NY 14850, USA

The 2008 National Defense Authorization Act authorized a program to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Vietnam War. The Commemorative Partner Program is designed to assist a grateful nation in thanking and honoring our Vietnam Veterans and their families. Cornell University has become a Commemorative Partner. As a partner, the university will host 2 events per year that will recognize the Vietnam Veterans and their families’ service, valor, and sacrifice.

Our first event is a presentation by Cornell alum Dr. Gus Kappler, BA ‘61 and MD ’65. Dr. Gus Kappler and his guest Gary Stoller will discuss their military and medical experiences during the war and the social lessons they’ve learned along the way.  The University Archives will display previously donated items of Dr. Gus Kappler from the Vietnam War Archive which include pictures, letters, and other memorabilia.

NOTE: This presentation may contain some graphic images.

Reception to follow.

Sponsored by the Cornell Vietnam War 50th Commemoration Committee, Cornell University Veteran Colleague Network Group, and Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library.

See the Event Flyer

Contact E-Mail: cpj25@cornell.edu

Contact Name: Cassandre Pierre Joseph

Contact Phone: 607-255-6783

Speaker Affiliation: Cornell Weill Medical College

via Battlefield Trauma: Vietnam to Afghanistan – Cornell.