Nov 20

Cafe con Leche Speaker Series: Professor Martha Haynes

Register Now!

The Cornell Club of Miami presents Professor Martha Haynes who will lecture on the “Extragalactic Sociology and the Intriguing Lives of Galaxies” in our first Cafe con Leche Speaker Series.

Join us for a discussion on the appearance of galaxies and what that can teach us about extragalactic sociology-the study of how galaxies are affected by their environments. While some galaxies inhabit the rich clusters of galaxies and have many thousands of neighbors, others exist in virtual isolation. During the course of their lifetimes, galaxies in such different environments are subjected to very different interactions with their surroundings, sometimes triggering episodes of furious star formation or incidents of voracious feedings into their central, supermassive black holes.

Please join us for a discussion on this intriguing topic. We look forward to seeing you there!

Register here:

May 21

Alumni Spotlight – Elisabeth Krell Aulicino ’92

Elisabeth Krell Aulicino graduated from the College of Agriculture and Life Science with a Bachelor of Science degree in Communications Arts in 1992. Elisabeth was born and raised in Sao Paulo, Brazil and is the daughter of two Cornell alumni. Growing up, she visited Ithaca and Cornell University several times and has a deeply rooted passion for the school.

Following Elisabeth’s graduation from Cornell, she moved back to Sao Paulo and to work for an international trading company. Shortly after she started working for her family’s small publishing house business as the Operations Manager for 15 years.

In 1996, Elisabeth married Mario Aulicino, a Brazilian economist, and, in August 2008, the couple decided to move from Brazil to the United States. Today, Elisabeth works for Oracle Corporation as a Senior Consultant and Operations Specialist. She manages a team of over 150 consultants worldwide and executes the Oracle Revenue Management and Billing program for major banks and insurance companies.

Elisabeth resides in Miami, Florida and is the mother to three children, Natalie (a high school junior), Nicole (a high school freshman), and Francesco (a third grade student). She credits Cornell for giving her “the discipline and education [she] needed to administrate [her] life, raise [her] children and prepare them for the world.”Aulicino

May 14

Marlins vs. Yankees

Harvard Miami


Marlins vs. Yankees

*First Baseline Reserved VIP Seating*

Food/Beverages including Beer & Wine

Date: Monday, June 15, 2015


The deadline to register is Monday, June 1st by 12:00 noon.

Cost: $100 per person


May 07

2015 Cornell Club Book Awards-Alumni Presenters Needed


2015 Cornell Club Book Awards – Presenters Needed!


Each year, the Cornell Club of Greater Miami and the Florida Keys has awarded books to South Florida area high school students of high academic achievement who have demonstrated leadership and academic excellence.

Schools are invited to participate by nominating a member of the current junior class who has demonstrated the attributes of the award. The faculty of each school determines the recipient for their school. Several different criteria are used to select which high schools are invited. The book award is a way to encourage greater interest in Cornell by prospective students and to increase our visibility. 

This year, the following high schools are participating:

 Felix Varela High, Miami Sunset High, Miami Palmetto High, Alonzo and Tracy Mourning High, Coral Gables Senior High, Miami Edison Senior High, Miami Country Day School, South Miami Senior High, Ransom Everglades School, Dr. Michael Krop Senior High, MAST Academy, Samuel Scheck Hillel Community Day School, Miami Killian Senior High, Carrolton School of the Sacred Heart, Belen Jesuit Preparatory School, Christopher Columbus High School, Our Lady of Lourdes Academy, Palmer Trinity School, Design & Architecture Senior High (DASH), Mater Academy, Riviera Preparatory School, Westland Senior High, Gulliver Preparatory School, iPrep Academy, Rabbi Alexander Gross Hebrew School, Westminster Christian School and TERRA Environmental Research Institute

The book awarded to each student is The Elements of Style by William Strunk, Jr., and E. B. White, fourth edition.

 CAAAN members and other Alumni are encouraged to present the awards at the schools’ Spring award celebrations in May and June and in the Fall in August and September.  If you wish to participate in presenting the awards, please contact Juan Alayo at

The remaining schools that need presenters are:

May 12, 2015-6:30 PM

Miami Country Day School/Miami Shores Presbyterian

602 NE 96th Street

Miami Shores, FL 33138


May 20, 2015-8:00 AM

South Miami Senior High School

6856 SW 53rd Street

Miami, FL 33155


May 21, 2015-12:00 PM

Dr. Michael Krop Senior High School

1410 Countyline Road

Miami, FL 33179



MAST Academy

3979 Rickenbacker Causeway

Miami, FL 33149


August 2015

Samuel Scheck Hillel Community Day School

19000 NE 25th Avenue

North Miami Beach, FL 33180


May 26 2015-6:30 PM

Miami Killian Senior High School

10555 SW 97th Avenue

Miami, FL 33176


June 1, 2015-8:00 AM

Carrolton School of the Sacred Heart

3747 Main Highway

Miami, FL 33133


September 2015

Belen Jesuit Preparatory School

500 SW 127th Avenue

Miami, FL 33184



Christopher Columbus High School

3000 SW 87th Avenue

Miami, FL 33165


May 26, 2015-9:00 AM

Our Lady of Lourdes Academy

5525 SW 84th Street

Miami, FL 33143


May 29, 2015

Design & Architecture Senior High (DASH)

4001 NE 2nd Avenue

Miami, LF 33137


June 2, 2015

Mater Academy

7901 NW 103rd Street

Hialeah Gardens, FL 33016


May 21, 2015-10:00 AM

Riviera Preparatory School

9775 SW 87th Avenue

Miami, FL 33176


May 19, 2015-7:00 PM

Gulliver Preparatory School

6575 North Kendall Drive

Pinecrest, FL 33156


May 12, 2015-8:15 AM

Westminster Christian School

6855 SW 152nd Street

Palmetto Bay, FL 33157


May 22, 2015

TERRA Environmental Research Institute

11005 SW 84th Street

Miami, FL 33173

Apr 28

Alumni Spotlight – Janet Bell ’82 and Michael Bell ’83

Janet Bell and Michael Bell met at Cornell University as college undergraduates.  In 1982, Janet graduated from the College of Engineering with a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering and, a year later, Michael graduated from the same college with a Bachelor of Science in Operations Research and Industrial Engineering.  The two went on to work with companies like Florida Power & Light and Johnson & Johnson.

Together Janet and Michael Bell founded Educational Development Associates, Inc. (EDA) in 1985. EDA offers several research-based, results-based supplemental products and services to schools to boost student performance and achievement across the state of Florida and, now, the nation. EDA has helped more than 400, 000 students and over 400 schools dramatically improve classroom instruction and learning.  The company has been recognized by the Florida Department of Education and the Council for Educational Change as well as several publications for its excellence.

The Bells have resided in Weston, Florida for the last 25 years.  Between Michael and Janet, they have served as CAAAN ambassadors, hosted a Cornell Women’s Network Event, and attended many Club functions over the years.  Janet Bell was also selected to participate on the President’s Council of Cornell Women. They are the parents of three daughters, Micah (B.S. ’10, J.D. ’15), Monet (B.S. ’14), and Janae (a freshman at Harvard University).

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Apr 15

The Charter Day Celebration and Admitted Student Reception

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The Cornell Club of Cornell Club of Greater Miami and the Florida Keys in collaboration with the Cornell Club of Fort Lauderdale and Boca Raton

Cordially invites you to

The Charter Day Celebration and Admitted Student Reception


Springtime is here which means Cornell’s birthday is right around the corner! On April 27, 1865, the governor of New York State signed the bill that officially established Cornell University’s charter. Now, 150 years later, we’ll spend few hours commemorating this day in our history–the day that defined our land-grant mission and set the stage for generations of Cornellians to help, to solve, and to transform the world. Cornell clubs and groups around the world are throwing a Big Red bash in a city, town, or household near you. Wherever you may be, don’t miss out on your chance to party like it is 1865!

The Cornell Club of Greater Miami and the Florida Keys is please to invite you to the 2015 Charter Day celebration on SATURDAY, APRIL 25TH ON THE CARNIVAL GLORY CRUISE SHIP LOCATED IN THE PORT OF MIAMI.

Additionally, this will be a joint event as we will also be hosting our 2015 Admitted Student Reception. As alumni, you will be able to network with other Cornell graduates while also sharing knowledge with soon to be Cornellians.

Date: Saturday, April 25, 2015

Time: From 11:30 AM to 2.30PM. Check-in through DHS and Registration

Location: Carnival Glory Cruise Ship, Port of Miami. 1435 North Cruise Boulevard. Port of Miami, Miami, FL

Attire: Casual

Cost: $15;

Parking: $7 (payable on site)

 Registration deadline:  Friday April 17, 2014. Per DHS this is a firm deadline.

 To register click in the link below:

Please note, we have to ask for drive license or state ID numbers of anyone boarding the cruise for security reasons. As such, there will be a two-step registration process. Once you pay for the event, you will be sent another link to capture the information needed by Carnival Cruise Lines and DHS. All information entered will be kept confidential. If you have any questions please contact Cameron Younger at (607) 592-6620. Although the ship will not be leaving port, we are required to follow certain procedures in order to comply with all Federal guidelines.

For event registration questions, please contact Donna Carl at

For event questions, please contact Cameron Younger at

Apr 07

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Mar 16

Public Entrepreneurship: What We Need Are More Inventors and Builders



Cordially invites to: 

Public Entrepreneurship:
What We Need Are More Inventors and Builders

Professor Mitchell Weiss
Senior Lecturer of Business Administration

Amidst all the hand-wringing and head scratching at stagnant government, there is, if you look to see it, also a new wave of energy. Leaders within private startups and public agencies, in this country and abroad, and for every level of government, are inventing new ways of transforming perhaps our oldest industry. They are partnering to do the people’s work, more flexibly, faster, and more openly.

Mitch Weiss will describe this surge of public entrepreneurship, its opportunities, its strategies, and some of its challenges for business and government leaders. He will pull lessons from his own experience founding startups within government, including the country’s first Mayor’s Office of New Urban Mechanics; Boston’s Innovation District; and the One Fund Boston, which was established less than 24 hours after the Boston Marathon Bombings and channeled more than $60 million to survivors and the families of the victims in just 75 days. He will also draw from new efforts at public entrepreneurship across the country and around the globe, ranging from bike-share in Paris to biometrics in India.

And he will share reflections from his new elective course at Harvard Business School and what it might mean for all of us if a new generation of MBA’s take the tools of public entrepreneurship into technology companies, venture firms, and government itself. 

Location: 600 Brickell Avenue, 16th Floor, Miami, FL 33131

Date: Wednesday, March 18, 2015     


  • 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm: Registration and networking
  • 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm: Presentation and Q&As
  • 8:00pm – 8:30 pm: Networking

Cost of this event:

  • HBS Club of South Florida and one guest: $15 per person
  • Harvard Club of Miami members and one guest: $15 per person
  • Government and non profit organization employees: $20 per person (Must register with .gov or .org email address)
  • Non-members/Additional guests: $30 per person
  • Refreshments and snacks will be provided.
    Validated self parking is $10. Self parking entrance is on a private street south of Brickell Avenue with access from 6th Street or 7th Street.


Event is sponsored by Brickell Link & Private Advising Group



If you have any questions or encounter any difficulties registering, please contact Alexi Upchurch, Club Administrator at

Feb 25



Is pleased to forward the following invitation:


Join us as Jim McKelvey discusses innovative solutions to the tech talent shortage

Location: The LAB Miami, 400 NW 26th Street, Miami, FL 33127

Date: Thursday, February 26, 2015


  • 6:30-7:00pm – Registration & Networking
  • 7:00-7:30pm – Keynote Interview moderated by Marco Giberti
  • 7:30-8:00pm – Audience Q&A
  • 8:00-8:30pm – Wrap-up & Networking

Free Registration:

Use Promo Code hbs1

Jim McKelvey:

Jim McKelvey is a successful entrepreneur, artist, author and inventor. Co-founder of the groundbreaking mobile payments company Square, Mr. McKelvey helped set the stage for a major e-commerce disruption. His latest project, LaunchCode, is aiming to solve the tech talent shortage and create pathways to economic opportunity through apprenticeships and job placements. In addition to his business ventures, Jim is a best-selling author and glassblowing artist.

Brainfood @ The LAB is a monthly, hands-on discussion with successful entrepreneurs, investors, and CEOs from around the world. These monthly gatherings will help local startups and entrepreneurs understand the opportunities and challenges of launching and growing a business. Every participant will leave with a wealth of new ideas and key, practical advice to advancing one’s own entrepreneurial career.

Feb 19

Upcoming Board Meetings

Board Meetings

April 28, 2015

May 26, 2015

June 23, 2015



Alhambra Center- Penthouse

150 Alhambra Circle

Coral Gables, FL 33134

Please RSVP in advance to

(305) 978-4320

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