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August 28, 2015

Returning students serve as staff for Playfair, a huge interactive welcome party for newcomers the first evening of Orientation.
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AU brings 'World of Harry Potter' lore to all available muggles, wizards, and witches

From Monday, Aug. 31 through Saturday, Oct. 10, Scholes Library at Alfred University (AU) will host “Harry Potter’s World: Renaissance Science, Magic, and Medicine,” an exhibition borrowed from the National Library of Medicine. The exhibit will be accompanied by a series of receptions, contests, lectures, and events on campus while the Alfred Box of Books Library on Main Street will also host a series of Harry Potter-themed activities.

Buffalo gallery features work by AU instructor, students

Work by Alfred University (AU)  students and their instructor are featured in an exhibition that will be at the Burchfield Penney Gallery through Sunday, Sept. 27.

Institute for Electronic Arts to showcase digital media artwork in new exhibition

The Fosdick-Nelson Gallery at Alfred University (AU) will present “Typology/Morphology – Work from the Institute for Electronic Arts (IEA)” opening Friday, Sept. 4 and running through Friday, Oct. 9. 

 “Typology/Morphology” highlights artwork produced at the IEA in the School of Art & Design at AU. Approaching its 20th year, the institute was established to support artists working in digital media. The exhibition features the works of Cory Arcangel, Brandon Ballengée, Xu Bing, Robert Brinker, Lawrence Brose, Diana Cooper, Matilda Essig, FLATSITTER, Lindsey Glover, Ann Hamilton, Phil Hastings, Oliver Herring, Xiang Jing, Pamela Joseph, Luftwerk, Thane Lund, Traci Molloy, Joseph Nechvatal, Chi Peng, Sondra Perry, Janet Pritchard, Kiki Smith, Emil Schult, Ari Tabei, Woody Vasulka, and Huang Yan.

Rosenfield ’75 includes AU in memoir

Wayne D. Rosenfield, AU Class of 1975, writes, “I have recently published a book, ‘Great Necessities, A Gaucher Memoir’ available on Amazon, that includes a few pages about the role of Alfred University in my life’s narrative.”

McElligott ’90 opens ‘Mad Scientist Academy’ for young readers

Matthew McElligott, AU Class of 1990, has a new children’s picture book, “Mad Scientist Academy: The Dinosaur Disaster,” released in July 2015 and published by Crown Books for Young Readers. It is the first in a series “Mad Scientist Academy” books about science.

AU Football Team does ‘A really good thing’ for Hornell, Canisteo youth programs

In his Aug. 21, 2015 feature article – “A really good thing” in The Evening Tribune, Hornell, NY, reporter Ryan Papaserge highlighted a recent event which brought young people from the Hornell Area Concern for Youth and Canisteo Valley Youth Center together with members of the AU Football Team for an evening of food, college sports, and entertainment.

Memorial service set for William Walker, professor emeritus

ROCHESTER -- Word has been received of the death of Dr. William Walker, professor emeitus of education at Alfred University, on Aug. 11, 2015, just a few days short of his 85th birthday.

Video art professor offers unique perspective on classic film

Peer Bode, professor of Video Art in the School of Art & Design at Alfred University (AU), brings a unique perspective to his discussion of the cinematographer’s work in the new release of the Special Edition Criterion Collection Blu-Ray DVD of “Dressed to Kill,” a 1980 film directed by Brian DePalma.

Artist Carlson to visit local area to create newest performance work, 'Doggie Hamlet'

Alfred University brings recent Doris Duke Artist awardee, artist and choreographer Ann Carlson’s newest performance work, “Doggie Hamlet,”  to the area Thursday, Sept. 3 at 9 a.m. and Friday, Sept. 4 at 6:30 p.m. at the nevermoor farm, 593 Lever Hill Road, Andover. Admission is free.

A late summer evening of chamber music to feature the voice of Professor Crosby, Felix Ensemble strings in Howell Hall

A late summer evening of chamber music at Alfred University (AU) will feature Dr. Luanne Crosby, professor of voice and chorus, performing with the Felix Ensemble in Howell Hall, Friday, Sept. 4, at 7:30 p.m. The recital is free and will be followed by a reception where the audience can meet and talk with the performers.

The program will include works for soprano and string ensemble by G.F. Handel, Amy Beach, Andre Previn, Gwyneth Walker, and Leonard Bernstein. The Felix Ensemble includes Rintaro Wada, cello; Ritsuko Wada, piano; and Karino Wada, violin.

Lexington (NC) Glassworks gathering

Alfred University Alumni Billy Guilford, Ashleigh Hardes, and Geoff Koslow, all members of the Class of 2010, invite you to come to Lexington Glassworks Friday, Oct. 16 from 6-9 p.m. to mingle with other AU alumni, parents, and friends and experience the art of glass blowing featuring Angus Powers ’00, associate professor of glass at AU. Witness firsthand the artistic abilities and dedication it takes to create some of the most beautiful glass pieces in the country.

Oktoberfest returns to Friendsville, TN

Alumnus William Rice ’78 and his wife, Debbie, invite you to attend their 6th annual Oktoberfest event, Saturday, Oct. 17, from 2-5 p.m. in their home. Come and enjoy a casual afternoon of mingling with local AU alumni, parents, and friends. Food and beverages will be served.

National organization cites AU's fundraising division for outstanding programming

Alfred University’s (AU) University Relations Division is one of the Council for Advancement and Support of Education’s (CASE) 2015 Educational Fundraising Award winners. The “award honors superior fundraising programs at CASE member institutions across the country,” said Sue Cunningham, the organization’s president

Former faculty member to give lecture, curate exhibit of pioneer women artists

Dr. Ezra Shales, former Alfred University (AU) assistant professor of art history, will present the University’s Fifteenth Dorothy Wilson Perkins Ceramic History Lecture at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 10 in Nevins Theater, Powell Campus Center. The lecture series honors the memory of Perkins, a 1939 AU alumna who pioneered ceramic arts throughout the 20th century.

Shales, associate professor in the History of Art Department at Massachusetts College of Art and Design, will speak on “Pioneers of American Ceramics.” The program is open to the public free of charge.

In conjunction with his visit to campus, Shales is guest curator for “O Pioneers! Women Ceramic Artists, 1925-1960” at the Alfred Ceramic Art Museum at Alfred University, which opens Sept. 10 and runs through Nov. 20.

AU's Russell Lecturer prepared to disclose 'real story' of Caesar's assassination

Alfred University’s (AU) annual Russell Lecture in history will be given by Barry Strauss, professor of history and classics at Cornell University, Thursday, Sept. 10 at 7:30 p.m. in Nevins Theater, Powell Campus Center. The presentation is free and open to the public.

Strauss will lecture on “The Death of Caesar: The Real Story of History’s Most Famous Assassination,” comparing the actual events in Rome on March 15, 44 B.C. to the story as made famous by William Shakespeare.

Deluca, Kline, Longolucco, all '04, combine talents to generate well-oiled staff powering 'Squeaky Wheel,' Buffalo

An August 2015 article by Elizabeth Licata, editor of Buffalo Spree magazine, provides a quick history and update on the Squeaky Wheel (SW) Film and Media Art Center, Buffalo, as it celebrates its 30th anniversary.

The current executive director of SW is Jax (Jaclyn) Deluca, AU Class of 2004. Among her staff are Kevin Kline, director of education, and Mark Longolucco, technical director, also Class of '04 members.

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