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December 1, 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.

Alfred University to host initial leg of torch run preceding FISU 2023 World University Winter Games

Alfred University will host the initial leg of the torch relay run leading up to the FISU World University Winter Games in Lake Placid, Jan. 12-23, 2023. Alfred is one of nearly 20 communities in New York State and Canada which will host stops on the torch run over the next several weeks, culminating with the lighting of the flame during the Games opening ceremony on Jan. 12.


Alfred University teams with LIFT on hypersonic materials project

LIFT, the Detroit-based Department of Defense manufacturing innovation institute, announces the launch of a materials characterization and testing project, led by Alfred University, aimed at accelerating the development of materials for hypersonic systems.


Four faculty members receive support for projects from International Fellowship for Faculty Development

Four Alfred University faculty have been awarded funding through the University’s International Fellowship for Faculty Development program, supported by the Pamela and Gene Bernstein Fund for Faculty and Student Development.


Alfred University to field new varsity women’s rugby squad

Alfred University announced plans to field a women’s rugby team to begin competition in the 2023-24 season. The team will join the University’s existing 22 athletic programs including 17 NCAA Division III sports.


Nana’s Cookbook offers recipes from popular Japanese restaurant

For 23 years, Nanako (Nana) Yatani ran Nana’s Cafe, a popular eatery on Main Street in Alfred, offering her customers healthy, authentic Japanese cuisine not found in many small college towns. When the restaurant closed in 2020, Sharon McConnell ’86, sensing the Alfred community’s collective loss, reached out to Nana with the idea of publishing a cookbook of her recipes.


This week in the Arts December 3 - 10, 2022

Public events in the School of Art and Design/Performing Arts Division are scheduled for the end of the semester: Friday, December 3 - December 10, 2022. All events are free and open to the public.


Environmental Speakers Series to rock: on Earthquakes

Jessica Domino, visiting assistant professor Geology at Alfred University, will deliver a Dec. 2 talk on earthquakes as part of the University’s Environmental Studies Speakers Series. Domino’s talk is entitled: "The Changing Flavor of Earthquakes - From Natural to Induced and the Sour Taste Left Behind."


Dec. 1 Bergren Forum to examine RNA, its role in modern healthcare

The Dec. 1 Bergren Forum will be delivered by Geoff Lippa, assistant professor of Biology at Alfred University. Lippa’s lecture, “We are living in an “RNA World”: exploring the importance of  RNA from evolution to vaccines,” will examine RNA and its role in modern healthcare.


Alumnx Anjali Srinivasan displaying work at CMOG

A glass sculpture by Alfred Alumnx Anjali Srinivasan ‘02 (BFA) is now hanging in the Corning Museum of Glass as a selection by CMOG’s Rakow Commission, which was inaugurated in 1986 to support the development of new works of art in glass.


Alfred University professor, alumni collaborate on article for ACerS newsletter

An article by S.K. Sundaram, Inamori Professor of Materials Science and Engineering at Alfred University, and Alfred University alumni Nicholas Tostanoski ’18 and Darren Stohr ’92, PhD ’06 has been published in the American Ceramic Society (ACerS) Bulletin.


Alfred University student featured in Wellsville Sun

Nicholas Goldman, a junior at Alfred University, is featured along with his brother, Robert, in a story published in today’s (December 1) edition of the Wellsville Sun.

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