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THE ALFRED UNIVERSITY WEEKLY NEWSLETTER

October 12, 2012

Sophomore Douglas Sassman, manager of The Saxon Bike Hub, makes sure the wheels will be turning properly when a bike renter comes in.
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Student’s dream becomes ‘Hub’ of campus bicycling success

Back in 2006, an Alfred University (AU) freshman named Ian Cramer (AU ’10) had a vision, one in which student transportation and the scenic outdoors of Alfred could complement, rather than contrast, one another. The means towards accomplishing his vision? The bicycle.

Academy Award nominee, former student returns to Alfred

Actor and Academy Award nominee Robert Forster, an Alfred University (AU) student in the ’60s, will return to campus Thursday, Oct. 18, for the first time since 1998 when he received an honorary doctorate in Humane Letters from the University.

Noted historian to present unique, Civil War story during Alfred University’s annual Lefkowitz Lecture

Professor Jonathan Sarna, the Joseph H. and Belle R. Braun Professor of American Jewish History at Brandeis University, Waltham, MA, will deliver the annual Leonard and Saradona Lefkowitz Lecture in Jewish Studies at Alfred University on Monday, Oct. 22, at 5:15 p.m. in Nevins Theater, Powell Campus Center. The lecture is free and open to the public; a reception and book-signing will follow.

Music Department ensemble concert to benefit local church organ

The Music Department in the Performing Arts Division, College of Liberal Arts & Sciences at Alfred University will present Organ Spectacular III on Sunday, Oct. 21 at 3 p.m. at the Alfred Seventh Day Baptist Church, 5 Church St.

The event is free to the public; free-will donations will be accepted to benefit the church’s organ fund.

AU dedicates center for analyzing materials of the future

New products for energy, environmental, and medical applications depend on development of new materials, many of them ceramic-based. Alfred University (AU), with its international reputation in ceramics, glass, and materials science, is helping to create those new materials.

And a new Center for High-Temperature Characterization of Materials, dedicated Friday (Oct. 5) afternoon, will help researchers analyze the new materials and their characteristics, an integral step in development of new products.

Art and Design hosts artist ‘Thinking in Three Dimensions’

The School of Art and Design at Alfred University will welcome visiting artist Mark Dion on Wednesday, Oct. 17, at 7:15 p.m., in Holmes Auditorium, Harder Hall, when he will present a multi-media lecture, “An Illuminating Explication of Recent World-Wide Experiments in Thinking in Three Dimensions.”

The program is open to the public free of charge.

AU professor to bring Holocaust history to Bergren Forum

Gary Ostrower, the Joseph K. Kruson Distinguished Professor of history at Alfred University (AU), will present “Searching for Auschwitz” as the next installment of AU’s ongoing Bergren Forum series.

AU fall environmental seminar speaker will be all about the birds

Chris Wood, eBird and neotropical birds project leader at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, will present “eBird: Where Birding, Science and Conservation Meet” as part of Alfred University’s Environmental Studies Seminar Series.

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