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October 12, 2023


Students from Alfred University volunteered at Alfred-Almond Central School’s inaugural Fall Arts Festival on Saturday, Sept. 30. Students in the Pop Music and Guzheng ensembles played for festival attendees, while other students volunteered at craft tables. The event was hosted by the Fine Arts Boosters at Alfred-Almond. Proceeds from the festival will support the music, theater, visual art, and literature programs at the school. In photo above, Alfred University students Izzy Wachtel (left), a sophomore music major, and Vanessa Gazi, a sophomore business major, perform on the cello and clarinet.

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Alfred University ‘Tiny House’ on display during National Solar Tour

Nearly 120 people, including approximately 50 students and teachers from four area high schools, visited Alfred University’s “Tiny House,” on display on during the National Solar Tour held over the weekend.


Alfred University to host third Future Business Leaders Competition

Alfred University will host its third Future Business Leaders Competition on Friday, Nov. 3, when high school and community college students will pitch their business ideas. Competitors have a chance to win Alfred University scholarships and funding to help support their business plans.


Alfred University appoints Tammara L. Raub VP for Business and Finance, CFO

Alfred University President Mark Zupan announces that after conducting a national search, Tammara L. Raub has been appointed the full-time vice president for Business and Finance and Chief Financial Officer, effective Sunday, Oct. 1.


Materials Science and Engineering Department head at Penn State University to deliver McMahon Lecture

Susan Sinnott, professor and head of the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at The Pennsylvania State University, will deliver the John F. McMahon Memorial Lecture at 11:20 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 2, in Holmes Auditorium, Harder Hall, on the Alfred University campus.


Sculpture Professor Coral Lambert's exhibition ‘Ferrum Lux’ sparkles at Festival of Combustion in Pittsburgh

Alfred University Professor of Sculpture Coral Lambert collaborated recently with digital sculpture pioneer Paul Higham for the exhibition Ferrum Lux, a 45-minute choreographed performance at the post-industrial site of the historic Carrie Blast Furnaces in Pittsburgh, PA, during the recent Festival of Combustion.


Celebrating an indigenous heritage, Lio Bonaccio cooks and serves frybread at Powell Campus Center

Lio Bonaccio, a fourth-year Alfred University student with a major in art history and a minor in English, decided this year to celebrate Indigenous Peoples’ Day with an old family recipe.


Alfred University English Professor Juliana Gray turns her sights on Lizzie Borden in West Branch magazine essay

Alfred University Professor of English Juliana Gray’s interest in true crime literature began when she was in her teens.


Forbes article spotlights Mark Zupan’s view of the state of higher education

In 2019, Alfred University President Mark Zupan offered to bet $1 million against a Harvard professor’s 2011 prediction that half of America’s colleges and universities would close within a decade, victims of the proliferation of on-line education options. The professor, Clayton Christensen, didn’t take the wager, and three-and-a-half years later, it appears Zupan was correct in pushing back against the notion that the demise of higher education institutions was imminent.


Judy Livingston, retired Design professor, exhibits in 10th Gwangju Design Biennale

A poster design by Judy Livingston, retired associate professor of Design in Alfred University’s School of Art and Design, is included in the 10th Gwangju Design Biennale 2023 International Invitational Poster Exhibition.


Alfred University director of Foundations Mary Johnson has solo exhibition in South Korea

Mary Johnson, director of Foundations in Alfred University’s School of Art and Design, had artwork in a solo exhibition in South Korea in September.


October 16-22, 2023 This Week in the Arts

Public events in the School of Art & Design + Performing Arts Division, week of October 16-22, 2023. All events are free and open to the public.

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