Bob Bland's Celebration & Last Lecture - Thursday, June 6

Professor Bob Bland

Bob Bland through the yearsBob Bland joined the faculty in ORIE at Cornell in 1978 as an assistant professor. He was promoted to associate professor in 1981 and professor in 1987. He served as Director of the School of OR&IE and as Associate Director for Undergraduate Studies and as Associate Director for Graduate Studies. Bob has received Outstanding Educator awards from Cornell three times, he received the McCormick Advising award from the College of Engineering, and was twice selected by the ORIE undergraduates as Professor of the Year. Bob will retire on July 1, 2019 after 41 years on the Cornell faculty and (approximately) 2,500 lectures for Cornell students. On June 6, 2019, the School of OR&IE will host a celebration of Bob’s contributions to Cornell, which will feature “Bob’s Last Lecture,” a lighthearted compilation of moments from the previous 2,500 lectures.

We're still working on the details of the schedule for Bob's celebration; see the draft agenda below for the basics. We hope you are able to join us for this event. Please email us with any questions.

You can register for Bob's Celebration & Last Lecture until May 23.

 

Draft Agenda

12:00ReceptionStatler Hotel
1:00LunchYale/Princeton Room,
Statler Hotel
2:00

Reminiscences *
(former students and colleagues)

Statler Hall, Room 398
3:30Wine & Cheese BreakPennsylvania Room,
Statler Hotel
4:00Bob's Last LectureStatler Hall, Room 398
5:30DinnerTaylor Room,
Statler Hotel

* If you can’t make it to Bob’s Celebration & Last Lecture, but would like to submit something for the reminiscences portion of the program you can upload the video by email using the address listed below. All videos should be five minutes or less. Deadline for submitting is May 30.

Google Drive folder for video submissions:
https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1m2NlLtpzUE4kkmAQGwHoB4Kd_eugb8_b?usp=sharing


Hotel Blocks

Reservation cutoff date: rooms will be released to general public on May 17
Rooms may be booked for both nights or for either Wednesday night or Thursday night only.

 

Hotel:Hilton Garden Inn Ithaca
Booking Link:  https://secure3.hilton.com/en_US/gi/reservation/book.htm?inputModule=HOTEL&ctyhocn=ITHIGGI&spec_plan=19BBR&arrival=20190606&departure=20190607&cid=OM,WW,HILTONLINK,EN,DirectLink&fromId=HILTONLINKDIRECT
Enter Code: BBR19
Group Name: Bob Bland Retirement Party
Arrival Date: 05-Jun-2019
Departure Date: 07-Jun-2019
Rate: $199 (June 5); $279 (June 6)
 



Hotel:Best Western
Group Name: Bob Bland Retirement Party
Arrival Date: 05-Jun-2019
Departure Date: 07-Jun-2019
Rate: $159

Guests can also make their reservations over the phone by calling 607-272-6100 and specify they are with the "Bob Bland Retirement Party" block.
 



Hotel:Hotel Ithaca
Group Name: Bob Bland Retirement Party
Arrival Date: 05-Jun-2019
Departure Date: 07-Jun-2019
Rate: $139

Guests can also make their reservations over the phone by calling 607-272-1000 and specify they are with the "Bob Bland Retirement Party" block.


Note: The hotels have an airport shuttle available if flying into Ithaca Tompkins Regional Airport

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