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'Whirling Dervishes' to bring their trance-like spinning to Miller Perofrming Arts Center

The Alfred University (AU) Performing Arts Division welcomes the Mevlana Dervishes or Whirling Dervishes, from Konya, Turkey, Sunday, Oct. 18 at 7 p.m. in the Miller Performing Arts Center. The community is invited to participate in this Alfred first. Come enjoy the music, dance, and ceremony; admission is free. 

Whirling Dervishes (Mevlevi) perform a spellbinding worship service (Mevlevi sema), which features the dervishes in long white dresses whirling ecstatically for 15 minutes at a time to the drone of ancient Islamic hymns.

AU's MBA programs among nation's best says The Princeton Review's 2016 guide

Alfred University’s (AU) School of Business provides some of the nation’s best graduate degree programs, according to The Princeton Review’s 2016 college guide “The Best 295 Business Schools” released this week.

Robert Franek, senior vice president and publisher, noted AU’s School of Business “is one of the outstanding schools we profile in the book …. For this edition, we analyzed data from our surveys of 22,000 students attending the schools and of administrators at the schools.”

Gallery to screen film showcasing media art professor

Brooklyn’s Microscope Gallery will present a screening featuring the art of an Alfred University (AU) professor.

“Idiomorphs: Barbara Lattanzi, selected works” will play at 7:30 p.m., Friday, Oct. 16. The gallery is at 329 Willoughby Ave., Brooklyn.

The film highlights work from 1974-2014 by Lattanzi, media artist and associate professor of expanded media in the School of Art & Design.

Scholes Library director selected by peers to chair SUNY Council of Library Directors

Mark A. Smith, associate dean of libraries and director of Scholes Library at Alfred University (AU), has been selected by his peers as chairman-elect of the State University of New York (SUNY) Council of Library Directors. The Council includes the leadership of the 64 SUNY campus libraries.

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October 13, 2015
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