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November 10, 2022

E-news is an electronic newsletter for Alfred University alumni and friends to provide the latest in alumni news and events, campus happenings, and sports. If you have news to share please email Mark Whitehouse or you may call us at 607-871-2040.

Plaque from WWII-era cargo ship named for Alfred University finds new home on campus

Alfred University has received a plaque that once adorned the S.S. Alfred Victory ship, which was built during World War II and was part of the U.S. Navy’s fleet. The S.S. Alfred Victory was one of 531 Victory ships that served as cargo vessels and were part of the Navy’s Merchant Marine Fleet; 150 of the ships were named for educational institutions.


More than 100 students test math skills in Alfred University’s Nevins competition

More than 100 students from seven area high schools were on the Alfred University campus Friday morning taking a 75-minute, 25-question math test. At stake for participants in the annual W. Varick Nevins III High School Math Competition were cash prizes and thousands of dollars in scholarships.


Alfred University professor Sundaram authors article for ACerS newsletter

An article by S.K. Sundaram, Inamori Professor of Materials Science and Engineering at Alfred University, has been published in the American Ceramic Society (ACerS) newsletter, Ceramic Tech Today.


This Week in the Arts, November 12-19

Several public events in the School of Art and Design/Performing Arts Division are scheduled throughout the next week, beginning Saturday, Nov. 12. All events are free and open to the public.


Nov. 17 Bergren Forum to feature "Sand, Sweat, and Swearing": recollections of life at Fort Bliss

Issac Matson, a US Army veteran with an MA in military history, will deliver the Nov. 17 Bergren Forum: “Sand, Sweat, and Swearing: Experiences as a Mechanized Infantry Platoon Leader at Ft. Bliss, Texas.”


Alfred University alumna will present in Environmental Speakers Series

Alfred University alumna Mari McNinch ’07, a soil conservationist, will present at Friday’s Environmental Studies Speakers Series. The presentation—titled “What Are Soil Conservation Districts, and What Do They Do?”—is scheduled for 12:20 p.m. Friday, Nov. 11, in Roon Lecture Hall, Science Center, on the Alfred University campus.


Director of Foundations presents at conference, exhibits work

Mary Johnson, director of Foundations in the Alfred University School of Art and Design, presented a project at the 2022 SECAC Conference (formerly the Southeastern College Art Conference) and had work in an exhibition at the Greater Denton Arts Council.


Gerar Edizel, professor of Art History delivers lecture on Cultural Appropriation in Art

Gerar Edizel, Professor of Art History in the Alfred University School of Art and Design, delivered an invited lecture, "Cultural Appropriation in Art," to Clay Cohorts, a hybrid online and in-person teaching and support organization for artists.

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