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‘Daedal’ solo exhibit features Westfall ’12 functional vessels 11/20/15

Ceramic artist Kate Westfall, AU Class of 2012, is presenting a solo exhibition – “Daedal” - of new functional ceramic vessels that are designed for daily and ceremonial use at Common Ground Gallery at VisArts, Rockville, MD, through Sunday, Dec. 13, 2015. There will be a closing reception for the show Dec. 13 at 2 p.m.


News Image Kahan ’01 explores ‘The Bank War’ in his fourth book set to be published Dec. 17 11/20/15

Paul Kahan, AU Class of 2001, has written his fourth book which is slated for publication in December 2015.

Publisher’s Notes read: “In ‘The Bank War: Andrew Jackson, Nicholas Biddle, and the Fight for American Finance,’ historian Paul Kahan explores one of the most important and dramatic events in American political and economic history, from the idea of centralized banking and the First Bank of the United States to Jackson’s triumph, the era of ‘free banking,’ and the creation of the Federal Reserve System....


News Image Dehnert ’91 elected member of International Academy of Ceramics 11/12/15

Bruce Dehnert, AU Class of 1991 and head of the Peters Valley Ceramics Department, has been elected as a member of the International Academy of Ceramics (IAC).

The organization is based in Geneva, Switzerland and represents noted artists, gallerists, collectors, and museums in the field of ceramics worldwide. The IAC is a cultural partner in UNESCO.


News Image Sign up for Saturday’s tailgate party! 11/10/15

Alfred Trustee Greg Connors ’92 and Jeni Wetzel Connors ’94 invite
you to join them Saturday, Nov. 14, for a pregame tailgate party
at St. John Fisher (SJF) College before the Saxons take on the Fisher Cardinals.

When: 11 a.m.
Where: Park and Ride lot adjacent to the St. John Fisher campus at the
intersection of Routes 31F and I-490.


News Image AU gallery director presents solo exhibit in Houghton College's Ortlip Gallery 11/09/15

A solo exhibition of new work by Sharon McConnell, director of the Fosdick-Nelson Gallery, College of Ceramics at Alfred University (AU), is on view now through Jan. 15, 2016 at the Ortlip Gallery, Center for the Arts building, Houghton College.

There will be an opening reception for “Inextinguishable” Friday, Nov. 13 from 6-8 the Center for the Arts atrium. Both the show and reception are free and open to the public.


News Image Kalkbrenner ’01 begins art project for survivors of spinal cord injuries 11/06/15

Sheila L. Kalkbrenner ’01 of Wellsville, NY recently wrote: “After a medical error during a routine knee arthroscopy (in 2007) left me with spinal arachnoiditis (spinal cord injury caused by the neurotoxins in spinal injections and invasive spinal procedures) … I lost significant physical function and fine motor skills. I pushed myself to develop new ways to continue to create art. This determination became a fundamental asset to my personal and vocational rehabilitation goals. Among other accommodations, I discovered that using the Ostrich Cot allowed me to create art while in a horizontal position. I began creating portraits.


News Image Alaskan artist Nott ’11 debuts new work 11/05/15

Glass artist Keeper Nott, AU Class of 2011, will debut new work during the First Friday event, Nov. 6, from 6-8 p.m. at Artique Ltd., Anchorage, AK, where his work is regularly displayed.

The Alaska native writes in his artist’s statement: “Glass is a full-contact sport. In the glass studio, you are working in a fast paced, hot, sweaty, and stressful environment, which takes incredible amounts of physical and mental endurance, and the glass is certainly not a forgiving material; it pushes back … I am exploring through my own physicality the limits to which I can push my medium, my design, and myself.”


Spencer ’13 and fellow artist present ‘Unreliable Systems’ 11/05/15

Catherine Spencer, AU Class of 2013, and fellow artist Abbey Blake are “both heavily influenced by patterns in nature. The natural world is constantly changing and evolving which is a parallel that we drew to our own life experience. This show has given us a chance to highlight the shift in our artistic expression as a result of our constantly changing lives,” said Catherine.


Ongoing imaging research by faculty, students featured in Pacific Northwest National Laboratory’s magazine 11/05/15

Dr. Geoffrey M. Bowers, associate professor; chairman Division of Chemistry; and chairman Alfred Research Grants for Undergraduate Students Program, writes that the ongoing research from his group was featured “twice in Pacific Northwest National Laboratory’s (PCNL) Environmental Molecular Sciences Laboratory (EMSL)” bi-monthly magazine, The Molecular Bond. “We’re a big part of the feature story text, our data forms the background artwork for the feature article, and we are also one of the half-page ‘Better Science’ ” articles.


News Image Attention Rochester, NY-area alumni: Sign up for fun evening of networking 11/04/15

You are invited to join members from AU’s Career Development Center, Office of Alumni Engagement, and other AU alumni and friends for a fun and productive evening of networking in Rochester.


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