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September 18, 2014

Ana Gauthier ’12 (third from left), coordinator-WLC, and friends welcome illustrator/activist Vishavjit Singh to campus for a full day of programs. (Photo by Alexandra Mauss ’16)
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Washington Monthly ranks AU master's programs in top 5 percent nationally

In its 2014 College Guide, Washington Monthly, the bi-monthly non-profit magazine, ranks Alfred University’s (AU) master’s degree programs among the top 5 percent of those offered throughout the country.

Alfred University researcher wins funding to expand high-temperature facilities

David Lipke, assistant professor of materials science and engineering in the Inamori School of Engineering at Alfred University, is one of 149 university researchers nationwide to win funding for research equipment from the federal Department of Defense.

University, Confucius Institute, Chinese musicians invite community to an evening of 'Galloping in the Grassland'

While exploring China during a spring 2014 cultural exchange program, 19 Alfred University (AU) music students and alumni visited three different universities and saw various Chinese and Mongolian music performances.

In order to further the connection and rapport with these universities, the Performing Arts Division and the Confucius Institute at AU are sponsoring a visit by five music professors from Inner Mongolia Normal University (IMNU) which will include a free public concert, “Galloping in the Grasslands,” Wednesday, Sept. 24 in Miller Theater at 7:30 p.m.

Violette ’94 helps put ‘Spotlight on Small’ via her sculptures in Vermont exhibition

Work by glass/mixed-media artist Jennifer Violette, AU Class of 1994, is featured in “Spotlight on Small,” a museum show at the Brattleboro (VT) Museum and Art Center (BMAC). Eight of Jennifer’s sculptures are showcased in the five-artist exhibition which runs through Sunday, Oct. 26.

AU researcher explores better crystals for high-power lasers

Yiquan Wu, an assistant professor of materials science at the Inamori School of Engineering at Alfred University, has received a grant for more than $518,000 from the Air Force Office of Scientific Research  to study  a new approach to manufacturing crystals for high-power lasers.

AU quarterback named ECAC, Empire 8 conferences' Offensive Player of Week

Tyler Johnson (East Syracuse, NY/East Syracuse-Minoa), a sophomore quarterback on the AU football team, has earned weekly honors from the Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) as Northwest Offensive Player of the Week and from the Empire 8 Conference as Offensive Player of the Week.

Sophomore Baughman selected as the Empire 8 Women’s Runner of the Week

Mary Baughman (Henrietta, NY/Rush-Henrietta), a sophomore on the AU women's cross country team, has been named Empire 8 Conference Women's Runner of the Week.

Date set for Albuquerque-area gathering

Timothy Gardner ’81 and Gayle Gaetano Gardner ’81 invite you to attend an Alumni Event at their Albuquerque home, Thursday, Oct. 30 from 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Are you an Alumni Engagement/Annual Giving team member?

We are looking for someone to join our new Alumni Engagement & Annual Giving team as our Assistant Director of Annual Giving.

We need someone who has excellent analytical, sales and communication skills who is passionate about AU.

Local resident to present 'homespun' forum on calico

Alfred University’s (AU) Bergren Forum, a weekly lunchtime series, continues Thursday, Sept. 25, in Nevins Theater, Powell Campus Center with a talk by Susan Greene, an expert on early fabrics, clothing, and textiles. The program is free and open to the public.

Art trio's works on display in 'Robots Ate My Brain,' an exhibition in Cohen Gallery

The Alfred University (AU) School of Art and Design invites the public to “Robots Ate My Brain” at the Cohen Gallery, Main Street, Alfred, now through Thursday, Oct. 2.

The gallery show features work from AU alumnus Justin Crowe, Amando Ramos and CJ Hungerman, that “playfully explores cultural perceptions unique to the digital age through sculpture and paintings.”

Profile of Professor Gill ’75 ‘exciting’

American Craft Council magazine profiled AU’s John Gill ’75, professor of ceramics, in its Sept. 14, 2014 edition.

Website article features University students raising Guiding Eyes dogs

The website recently featured an article showcasing students at Alfred University her are raising guide dogs for Guiding Eyes for the Blind. The article begins:

"For many students, college is a last chance to dodge the responsibilities of the adult world.

Professor's paintings on display in Haas Gallery

Paintings by Alfred University’s Dale Inglett, associate professor of art, are showcased in a new exhibit in Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania’s Haas Gallery. “Other Skies” will be on display through Oct. 9, 2014.

Admissions Office offers visit days for prospective students

The Office of Admissions at Alfred University (AU) is offering several campus visit events for interested high school students and their families scheduled during the remainder of the fall 2014 semester.  The tour events include the AU Preview Day and AUtumn Visits in addition to other select Saturdays. Individual visits are also available by appointment.

The Felix Ensemble to perform classic masterworks at AU

The Felix Ensemble will perform at Alfred University (AU) on Sunday, Sept. 28 at 3 p.m. in Miller Theater, Miller Performing Arts Center. This Performing Arts Division event is open to the public free of charge and is sponsored by the David and Elizabeth Miller Guest Artist Fund.

AU - 'Great School, Great Price' in latest U.S. News rankings

The 2015 U.S. News & World Report Best Colleges rankings list Alfred University (AU) at number four among 15 institutions selected as Great Regional Schools at Great Prices in the north.

Calling all Louisville-area alumni!

After a long day of work, come unwind with AU alumni and friends at the Bluegrass Brewing Company! Join us for a casual evening of mingling and networking.

Edwards to lead NYS College of Ceramics

The State University Board of Trustees (SUNY) Tuesday affirmed the appointment of Doreen Edwards as acting head of the New York State College of Ceramics. She also serves as acting vice president for Statutory Affairs and is dean of the Inamori School of Engineering at Alfred University.

Whalen ’81 CEO at Watertown, NY hospital

Samaritan Medical Center, Watertown, NY, has named Mary Whalen, AU Class of 1981, as its new chief operating officer.

Weiderman ’01 finds ‘Harmany’ on new album

Dustin Weiderman, AU Class of 2001, writes that he recently released a debut album under his stage name D-Harmany. “Us” was recorded from December 2013-July 2014 in Rochester, NY, in the home studio of producer Mark Bader.

John Cheney Wood Works by the late faculty member John Wood ’58 featured in Buffalo exhibition

Photography by the late John Cheney Wood ’58, AU faculty member for more than 30 years, is featured in the “Transformational Imagemaking: Handmade Photography Since 1960,” a companion exhibition to Robert Hirsch’s recently published book of the same title (Focal Press), at the CEPA Gallery, Buffalo, beginning Friday, Sept. 19.

Former science professor dies

Walter I. Lang, 90, of Alfred, who taught at Alfred University from 1945-49, died Sept. 12, 2014 following a long illness.

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