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July 24, 2014

Professor of Ceramic Art Andrea Gill listens as a student in one of the summer clay/ceramic workshops explains her project. The month-long series winds down this week.
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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.

Alumnus/author to speak at Silver Lake Institute

Author and Rochester native Spencer Rhys Hughes, AU Class of 2009, will speak as part of the Stoody Hall Literary Series Saturday, July 26 at 8 p.m. at the Silver Lake Institute, Perry. Spencer’s editor, Rochesterian Joshua Quivey, also will discuss the editing process of a first novel. Hughes will read a selection from the book.

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.

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.

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.

Dutch carillonneur to present final Windgate summer series recital

Alfred University (AU) will host Klaas R. R. de Haan of The Netherlands, on Tuesday, July 29, in the fourth and final performance of this year’s Wingate Summer Carillon Recital Series.

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.

Stull Observatory open to public Thursday nights in July

During the month of July the Stull Observatory at Alfred University (AU) will be open to the public on Thursday evenings, 10 p.m.-midnight, if the skies are clear. 

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.

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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.

Alumna appointed president, CEO of NYC lab-grown diamond retailer/wholesaler

Gemesis Inc., New York City, a leading retailer and wholesaler of lab-grown diamonds, has appointed Lisa (Solomon) Bissell, AU Class of 1988, as its new president and CEO.

Alumnus’s Whitman poster design 'appears' to be ‘worth a thousand words’ and more!

Andrew Finnel of Corona, Queens, AU Class of 1967, writes: “A poster I designed and created is being sold at the Walt Whitman Birthplace Museum on Long Island. The poster is almost life size and includes a portrait of Walt Whitman composed of all the words - I mean every single one of them from start to finish - of Whitman’s masterpiece, ‘Song of Myself.’ "

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.

Phillips next head men's basketball coach

Russell Phillips has been appointed head men’s basketball coach at Alfred University, athletic director Paul Vecchio has announced.

Saxon swimming duo earns spring academic All-American accolades

Peter Sowinski (Akron, NY/Akron) and Joseph Rogers (Dublin, NH), members of the 2013-14 men’s swimming and diving team at Alfred University, have been named academic All-Americans.

Alumna produces ‘Artists Speaking’ programs

Classic LINK presents “Artists Speaking For The Spirits,” featuring a panel of artists discussing the ArtCurian collection of their work. The three-part series is produced by La-Verne Cody Gittens, AU Class of 1993.

Tennessee musician wins Grand Prize in Young Pianist Contest at MostArts Festival

Mayuki Miyashita, a 14-year-old from Maryville, TN, is the Grand Prize winner in the Young Pianist Competition which highlighted Alfred University’s (AU) weeklong (July 6-12) MostArts Festival 2014.

Alumni ‘Compiled and Composed’ their work for gallery show in Morristown, NJ

Two alumni are among the 15 artists featured in “Compiled and Composed: Sculptural Formations” on view through Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014 at the Therese A. Maloney Art Gallery, Annunciation Center, College of St. Elizabeth, 2 Convent Road, Morristown, NJ. Katie Truk, AU Class of 1995, and Greg Leshe, Class 1985, have works in the exhibition.

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