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July 30, 2014

"Hair Flip" was created by Michael Fleming, a 2014 MFA graduate who received the International Sculpture Center’s Outstanding Student Achievement in Contemporary Sculpture Award.
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Master's graduate receives sculptural achievement award

Michael H. Fleming of Medford, NJ, a 2014 graduate from Alfred University’s (AU) master of fine arts in sculpture/dimensional studies program, has been awarded the International Sculpture Center’s (ISC) Outstanding Student Achievement in Contemporary Sculpture Award.

Alumna appointed CEO at firm specializing in implantable drug delivery devices

The board of directors of MicroCHIPS Inc., a developer of implantable drug delivery devices in Lexington, MA, has appointed Cheryl R. Blanchard Ph.D., a member of AU’s Class of 1986, as chief executive officer and member of the board, effective immediately.

Carillon bell ringing, recital to mark worldwide Universal Peace Day events

On Tuesday, Aug. 5, Alfred University (AU) Carillonneur Laurel Buckwalter will join the bells of the Davis Memorial Carillon on campus to bells around the world to Ring Bells for Peace & A World Without War on Universal Peace Day, a program of the NYC Peace Museum.

Book chronicles alumnus and spouse’s ‘Hand-In-Hand’ design contributions

A book chronicling the design contributions of Evelyn and Jerome Ackerman – “Hand-In-Hand: Ceramics, Mosaics, Tapestries, Woodcarvings by the California Mid-Century Designers Evelyn & Jerome Ackerman” by Dan Chavkin and Lisa Thackaberry - will be available in October 2014. Jerome, a member of the AU Class of 1952, was named a Distinguished Alumnus by the Alumni Association in 2010.

Students go to Turkish coast for non-traditional summer school experience

Students using summer break to take a course or two or to spend time at the shore is nothing new, but for a group of five Alfred University (AU) undergraduates and their professor, the classic summer pursuits took an uncommon turn this year. They spent four weeks in the Black Sea coast town of Sile (a suburb of Istanbul), Turkey.

Attention Rochester-area alumni: Sign up for an evening at Oak Hill Country Club!

Please plan to join Rochester-area alumni, parents, and friends for an Alfred University (AU) gathering at the Oak Hill Country Club, 145 Kilbourn Road, Rochester, on Thursday, Aug. 21, from 6-9 p.m.

Alumni: Check Up on Your Credential Files

Attention alumni: Do you have a credential files at CDC? Credential files (letters of recommendation, certifications) are maintained at the Career Development Center for 10 years after graduation.

Porcelain work by Galloway featured

“Beautifully Functional” by three artists, including Julia Galloway, AU Class of 1988, is on exhibit at Turman Larison Contemporary, Helena, MT, through Saturday, Aug. 16.

Alumnus's utilitarian pottery and vessels on display in exhibition at the Clay Center

An exhibition featuring two potters who have distinctly different styles, “Two Vigiles: Bruce Dehnert and Shawn O’Connor,” will open at the Clay Art Center, Port Chester, NY, Saturday, Aug. 2 with a reception from 6-8 p.m. Bruce is a member of the AU Class of 1991.

San Francisco Show to include Goldenberg art

Eileen P. Goldenberg, AU class of 1974, will have porcelain and paintings at the American Crafts Council San Francisco Show, Aug. 8-10 at The Fort Mason Center, Festival Pavilion. Eileen will meet you at Booth 303.

Social media strategist/alumnus to be panelist at Tampa marketing forum

Jeremy Juhasz, AU Class of 2009, will be a panelist Aug. 8 at the Tampa Bay Marketing Summit ( Jeremy is a social media strategist at EMSI Public Relations, Wesley Chapel, FL. His “5 Ps for Your Social Media Marketing Success” for small businesses and nonprofits were recently featured by River Cities’ Reader and Fox Business/Small Business Center online, among others.

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