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THE ALFRED UNIVERSITY WEEKLY NEWSLETTER

March 27, 2015

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Who IS that guy riding around campus on a four-wheeler? Check out our video invitation to Reunion 2015 to find out what happens on campus  when students and alumni aren’t around.

Law professor, former ACLU president Strossen slated to give annual Riley Lecture

Nadine Strossen, past president of the ACLU (American Civil Liberties Union, 1991-2008) and current professor of law at New York Law School, Manhattan, will present the 2015 Riley Lecture in Women’s and Gender Studies at Alfred University (AU) on Tuesday, March 31 at 5:30 p.m. in Nevins Theater, Powell Campus Center. The program is open to the public free of charge.

Alfred University students to present 'Life Is A Dream'

 Alfred University’s spring theater production, Life Is A Dream, a Spanish Renaissance play by Pedro Calderon de la Barca, will be performed Thursday, April 9, through Saturday, April 11, at 8 each evening in Miller Theater at the Miller Performing Arts Center on the Alfred University campus.

International jazz duo to perform at Alfred University

Internationally acclaimed jazz duo Paolo and Stephanie will perform at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 9,  in Holmes Auditorium in Alfred University’s Harder Hall. The free performance is made possible by the David and Elizabeth Miller Fund for the Performing Arts.

Art School faculty and students to auction work to benefit scholarship fund

Silent and live art auctions, featuring work donated by students and faculty in the School of Art & Design at Alfred University (AU) will  benefit  an  endowment to launch a scholarship fund in memory of Paul “Vickers” Lyons, a 2000 graduate of AU with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree.   He was Senior Show Prize winner.

AU professor publishes Korean version of 'Not Monsters'

Alfred University Professor of Communication Studies Pamela Schultz’s book, Not Monsters, was recently translated and published in Korea.

Bergren Forum speaker will depict 'Endeavors in Art and Agriculture'

Alfred University’s (AU) longstanding lunchtime series, the Bergen Forum, continues Thursday, April 2, at 12:10 in Nevins Theater, Powell Campus Center. The speaker will be Cassandra Bull, an AU fine arts major and an agricultural technology major at Alfred State College.

Her presentation, “131: Endeavors in Art and Agriculture,” will detail her experience spending 24 hours with a cow and how this became a part of her interdisciplinary attitude towards art, agriculture, and the ethics of dairy.

Visiting artists Brett Sroka and Jeremiah Cymerman present Sine Qua Non at 7 p.m. April 1 Visiting artist to present improvisational performance piece

The Institute for Electronic Arts in the School of Art & Design at Alfred University (AU)  will present Sine Qua Non, an improvisational performance featuring Brett Sroka and Jeremiah Cymerman, at 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 1, in the Robert C. Turner Gallery, McGee Pavilion on the AU campus.

Diverse music groups take Alfred University stage for D.O.G. Fest

D.O.G. (Diversity of Genres) Fest will take place on Friday, April 17, at Alfred University’s Health and Wellness Center, adjacent to McLane Center on Main Street. The event, which will feature a variety of musical acts, will begin at 8 p.m.; doors open at 7 p.m.

Two Alfred University exhibitions focus on use of color and glazes

There will be two art events affiliated with the exhibition, "Calibrating Color: The Visible Spectrum and the Ceramic Surface”, at Alfred University’s Cohen Gallery on April 9 and April 10, 2015.  Cohen Gallery, located at 55 N. Main St. in Alfred, is open Thursdays and Fridays from 11a.m.-5 p.m.

Alfred University art school dean to become president at Kendall College of Art

Leslie Bellavance, who has been dean of the School of Art & Design at Alfred University since August 2010, will become the new president of the Kendall College of Art and Design and a vice president at Ferris State University in Grand Rapids, MI, effective July 1.

LPGA International Alumni Gathering!

You are invited to join AU Vice President for Student Affairs Kathy Woughter ’93 along with Alumnus Russ Fahey ’58 and his wife Pat as they welcome alumni, parents, and friends to the LPGA International, 1000 Champions Drive, Daytona, FL (386.274.5742), Saturday, April 11, 2015, from noon-3 p.m.

Joel Moskowitz, Alfred University alumnus and trustee, died Saturday, March 14

Joel Moskowitz, a 1961 alumnus of Alfred University (AU) who served the University as a trustee for more than 30 years while also building and running a very successful business, died Saturday March 14, 2015, after a long battle with cancer.  Moskowitz, 75, is survived by his beloved wife Ann and his son, David.  

 

Engineering professor emeritus to be honored for achievement in glass, ceramics

Dr. Arun Varshneya, professor emeritus of glass science and engineering at Alfred University (AU), will receive the Michigan/Northwest Ohio Section of the American Ceramic Society’s (ACerS) Toledo (Ohio) Glass and Ceramic Award April 9 in Toledo.

The award recognizes distinguished scientific, technical, or engineering achievements in glass and ceramics. Varshneya held offices in the Northern Ohio section and the ACerS Glass and Optical Materials Division and served as treasurer of the Society from 2008-10.

Alfred University softball games against Houghton, St. John Fisher postponed

The Alfred University softball team's Empire 8 Conference opening doubleheaders against visiting Houghton College, scheduled for Friday afternoon, March 27, and at St. John Fisher, scheduled for Saturday, March 28, have have been postponed.

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