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THE ALFRED UNIVERSITY WEEKLY NEWSLETTER

August 26, 2016

Incoming students gather to process to McLane Center for opening convocation this morning.
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Opening convocation speaker share the same advice: Take advantage of all the opportunities at AU

Speakers at this morning’s opening convocation for new first-year and transfer students had a common theme:  Take advantage of every opportunity that Alfred University offers.           

President Zupan: Alfred University’s venerable motto, ‘Fiat Lux,’ guides the future

Alfred University’s (AU) second president, Jonathan Allen, may have established “Fiat Lux” – Latin for “Let there be light” – as the motto for this 180-year-old institution, but its newest president, Mark Zupan, says it can guide the future of the institution as well. He made his comments at the University’s opening breakfast for faculty and staff in Ade Hall this morning (Tuesday).

See President Zupan's message.

Alfred University faculty collaborate on presentation to Society of Glass Technology

Two Alfred University faculty members who share an interest in glass, but with different approaches to the material will present at the Centenary Conference of the Society of Glass Technology, to be held Sept. 4-8 in Sheffield, England.

Work by Mario Prisco Works by Mario Prisco to be exhibited at Cohen Gallery

The Cohen Gallery at Alfred University (AU) will present recent figure drawings and fantastical watercolors by Professor Emeritus and Dean Emeritus Mario Prisco. “Observed and Imagined: Works on Paper by Mario Prisco” runs  from Sept. 9 to Oct. 16. 

Alfred Station firefighter to recall events of Sept. 2001 to open Alfred University lecture series

Blake Mayo, a firefighter in the Alfred Station department, will present “9-11 Looking Back 15 Years” at the first Bergren Forum of the 2016-17 academic year at Alfred University.

From left, Richard Lopez, Daisy Wu, Brandon Miller and Tiffany Pham Alfred University Guzheng Ensemble Brings Home Gold Medal in International Competition

Daisy Wu, visiting associate professor of music in the Division of Performing Arts at Alfred University, and the Alfred University Guzheng Ensemble won the top prize in the 2016 New York Chinese Musical Instruments International Competition, bringing home the gold medal in the amateurs’ division. Prof. Wu also won an award as the top music instructor.

AU to host dance residency

Alfred University’s Division of Performing Arts is hosting a dance residency with Wendy Whelan and Brian Brooks that will feature a master dance class and two performances of an evening-length dance concert, “Some of a Thousand Words,” at 8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 2, and Saturday, Sept. 3, in the Miller Performing Arts Theater on the University campus.

Former employee honored by George Eastman Museum

A portfolio of travel photojournalism by a onetime employee of Alfred University has been acquired by the George Eastman Museum, in Rochester, New York. The museum, the world’s largest repository of photographic images, announced recently it had obtained for its permanent collection three gelatin-silver prints by the late Caroline Littell of Alfred.

Saxon football team to honor Julio Fuentes

A decade after a paralyzing injury during the 2006 season opener, former Alfred University football player Julio Fuentes will be recognized prior to the first game of the Saxons' 2016 campaign.

Freeman '01 wins national environmental educator award

Chris Freeman ’01, an Advanced Placement environmental science teacher at Kellam High School, Virginia Beach, VA, has won the 2015-16 Presidential Innovation Award for Environmental Educators. The White House Council on Environmental Quality administers the award in partnership with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to “recognize outstanding teachers, kindergarten-12th grade, who employ innovative approaches to environmental education.”

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