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January 17, 2013

What a difference a week makes! Last week, the campus and surroundings were buried under nearly two feet of snow. Earlier this week, January thaw!
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Alumna brings trio to Wellsville for Saturday performance

After Jack, an acoustic Americana trio based in southwest Virginia which includes Emily Blankenship-Tucker (in center of photo), AU class of 2003, will be playing this Saturday, Jan. 19, at 8 p.m. at the Wellsville Creative Arts Center. 

Celebrate King Day with AU’s Drawn to Diversity Team

Honor the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. by celebrating diversity and equality on Monday, Jan. 21, 2013 at The National Museum of Play® at The Strong Museum, Rochester, NY, with interactive theater shows by Alfred University’s Art Force Five

Alumna to discuss ‘Domesticity in the Art of Women’

Ceramic engineer-turned artist Bette Blank, AU ’61 will give a talk, “Domesticity in the Art of Women Then and Now,” along with the curators of “Mary Cassatt Prints: In the company of Women,” (at the Zimmerli art Museum, Rutgers University) on Wednesday, Jan. 23, 6:30 p.m., 200 Central Park South, Apt. 7B, New York City. Space is limited. A $20 admission fee will be taken at the door. RSVP by Friday, Jan. 18 at


Fosdick-Nelson Gallery hosts glass installation artists

Alfred University’s Fosdick-Nelson Gallery, Harder Hall, will host the opening of an exhibition featuring the work of two glass installation artists, Æsa Björk and Hiromi Takizawa, with a reception Friday, Jan. 25 from 7  to 9 p.m. The public is invited.

Alumnus’ work appears in ‘dirty windows’

Works by Patrick Brennan, AU class of 1998, along with pieces by Jean-Baptiste Bernadet, appear in “dirty windows” through Sunday, Jan. 27, 2013, at toomer labzda, 100a Forsyth St., East Village/Lower East Side, New York.

Timely tips from AU Health Center to help combat the flu

The following message, sent to all current AU students before they made their way back to campus from semester break, includes helpful information for all of us facing this year's high level of influenza cases.

Alumna guest curates longest-running exhibit of contemporary ceramics; includes work by fellow alumna

“Denaturing Nature,” an exhibition by guest curator Virginia Scotchie, AU class of 1985, at the Scripps College (Claremont, CA) Ceramics Annual, opens Saturday, Jan. 26 and runs through Sunday, April 7, at the Ruth Chandler Williamson Gallery, Eleventh Street and Columbia Avenue. Included in the exhibit is work by Alexandra Hibbitt, AU class of 2001. Virginia, professor of art and head of ceramics at the University of South Carolina, will give a lecture at 4 p.m. opening day.

Join ‘Circus Museum’ alumni event!

Join Alfred University President Charles Edmondson and his spouse, Dr. Laura Greyson, for an evening of fun at the Circus Museum Backyard, located in the John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art, 5401 Bay Shore Road, Sarasota, FL, Saturday, March 2, 2013.

Communications studies professor publishes ‘Monstrous Crimes’

Pamela Schultz, professor of communication studies at Alfred University, has co-authored a book with John Douard titled  “Monstrous Crimes and the Failure of Forensic Psychiatry,” a volume focusing on the widely shared views of what are often considered “monstrous crimes.”

Alumna’s western Pennsylvania photography on display

The latest photography of Amelia Patsy, AU class of 2010, is now on display at the Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art at Johnstown, PA, now through July 6, 2013. “An Industrial Revolution: The Photography of Amelia Patsy” is a collection of 55 gelatin silver prints and cyanotypes.

Alumnus' collection displays 'Light and Dark'

“Light and Dark,” an exhibit of the latest collected works of ceramicist Robert Moore, AU class of 2012, MFA, is on display at the Burbank (CA) Creative Arts Center through Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2013.

Alumnus book makes 2012 top 25 list

David Perlstein, author of SLICK! and AU class of 1966, won notoriety when Kirkus Review placed his work on its list, 2012’s Top 25 Indy Books.

Ostrower named ‘SuperProfessor’ of history by

Gary Ostrower, professor of history at Alfred University (AU), has been named a “SuperProfessor” by

AU alumna named SUNY associate vice chancellor

Lora Lefebvre, AU class of 1981, is the new State University of New York (SUNY) Associate Vice Chancellor for Health Affairs. Lefebvre is responsible for leading the Office of Academic Health and Hospital Affairs at SUNY system administration. 

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