Conference Location

On Friday talks will be held in Clark Hall, room 700.

On Saturday and Sunday we will be in the Physical Sciences Building, room 120.

You should walk through the Physical Sciences Building to get to Clark Hall: map with directions.

A Google map showing these locations is available (also below). Note that the Physical Sciences Building is a relatively new construction and may not show up on some maps. This interactive campus map is up to date and displays some additional information (cafes, dining units, TCAT bus stops). Downloadable and searchable campus maps are also available on the Cornell website and paper copies can be picked up at the Information and Referral Center in Day Hall, or at one of the four traffic booths on campus.

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Getting to Cornell Campus

On foot. Campus is a 30-minute uphill walk from Ithaca Commons. We suggest either walking up Buffalo Street, or walking along Cascadilla Park Road. The Cascadilla Gorge trail is currently closed for construction.

By bus. TCAT provides public transportation for Tompkins County New York. The closest bus stop to the conference locations is Rockefeller Hall. If you are planning to use the bus system, you may find this interactive system map and this trip planner useful. Bus stops are also listed on the map above. We suggest taking the #10, #30, or the #32 on Friday and the #70, #72, or #51 on Saturday and Sunday. The #30 and the #32 also run on weekend afternoons.

By car. On-campus parking - except in metered and most time-zone areas - is by permit only. Here is a map of parking locations on campus. Note that an undergraduate event (Slope Day) taking place on Friday will impact traffic and parking.

By taxi. Taxi service is available (see here), if somewhat unreliable.

Food and Drink

Breakfast and lunch will be catered, as well as dinner on Saturday, for registered participants.

The following cafes are close to the conference venues and should be open on the weekend: Amit Bhatia Libe Cafe (Olin Library), Green Dragon (Sibley Hall), Manndible (Mann Library), Cascadeli (Willard Straight Hall). See them on the interactive campus map or the map below. In Collegetown (on College Avenue) you can also enjoy Collegetown Bagels (CTB), Stella's Cafe, and Starbucks. If you are Downtown, Gimme Coffee and Ithaca Coffee Company are two Ithaca staples.

For breakfast/brunch, locals enjoy The Carriage House, The Piggery, Dewitt Cafe, Northstar, and the food stalls at the Farmer's Market. For dinner, explore Dryden and College Avenue in Collegetown and The Commons in Downtown (State St. between Aurora and Cayuga).

If at the end of a long day you would like to sample some of our local beer and Finger Lakes wines, you may visit The Chapter House in Collegetown, or head Downtown for a wider selection, including The Alehouse, Bandwagon, Silky Jones, Kilpatrick's. Other establishments are favored for their cocktails: Stella's, Mercato, Madeline's (cocktails and desserts), Felicia's.

Below is a map that includes some restaurants, coffee shops, and bars.

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Travelling to Ithaca

Travel directions are available on the Cornell website and on wikitravel. The Ithaca Tompkins Regional Airport is a 10-minute drive from campus. Among the bus options, Campus to Campus is generally the fastest and most comfortable if you are traveling from New York City, while Shortline may be the more economical choice.

Ithaca Attractions

Finally, if you are interested in exploring Ithaca, see this website for some suggestions.

On campus, if you have any free time, there is a nice path around Beebe Lake. Johnson Museum is also worth a visit, especially the fifth floor, which offers panoramic views of the area.

Nearby, we recommend hikes of various lengths, including ones alongside waterfalls, at Buttermilk Falls State Park and Robert H Treman State Park. The TCAT bus line #67 provides service to both of these parks.

We hope you have a pleasant stay in Ithaca. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the SULA7 organizing committee at

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© 2006 Lynn Weinert