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April 6, 2023


Alejandro Mayorkas (front-center), U.S. director of Homeland Security, hosted a reception for a group of Alfred University students, staff, and faculty at his home in Georgetown, Washington, D.C. The Alfred University group was at the nation’s capital March 29-31 for the DC Purple City Leadership Forum.

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Alfred University students travel to nation’s capital for Leadership Forum

Twenty-five Alfred University students and a group of faculty and staff traveled to Washington, D.C., last week for a three-day event which allowed students to engage with alumni who have enjoyed successful careers in the nation’s capital.


Alfred University student honored before Scholes Lecture

An Alfred University student was recognized for academic excellence prior to the annual Samuel R. Scholes Lecture held Thursday morning, April 6. Elijah Hammarlund was presented with the Scholes Scholar Award, which is given each year to an Alfred University engineering student who had the highest grade point average after completion of his or her first year at Alfred University.


Wit and Wisdom Award winner Monica Nowik delivers knock-out Bergren Forum lecture on "Rosemary's Baby"

Monica Nowik, a fourth-year Alfred University student in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, delivered today a lecture based on her essay "Bodily Autonomy and Gender Bias in Rosemary's Baby," winner of the 2023 Wit and Wisdom Student Award sponsored by the Alfred University chapter of Phi Beta Kappa.


Hot Dog Day returns to Main Street

Hot Dog Day, the annual springtime celebration hosted by Alfred University, Alfred State College, and the Village of Alfred, will be held, rain or shine, on Saturday, April 22.


Plain White T’s to perform concert at Alfred University

The Alfred University Student Activities Board announces that rock band Plain White T’s will be performing Saturday, April 15, in the McLane Center.


Work by Alfred University professor Sikora to be exhibited at Ferrin Contemporary

Artwork by Linda Sikora, professor of ceramics at Alfred University, will be shown in an exhibition which opens later this month at the Ferrin Contemporary gallery in North Adams, MA.


MFA student Tianchan Chen featured on global MANA platform

Tianchan Chen, an MFA student in Alfred University’s School of Art & Design + Performing Arts, recently received global recognition for his work “Infinitus,” which was selected as the top-ranking piece in the world by the MANA art platform, a media platform in the global art industry.


Ceramic art by Associate Professor Matt Kelleher appears in Schaller Gallery exhibition

Matt Kelleher, Associate Professor of Ceramics at Alfred University’s School of Art & Design + Performing Arts Division, recently was featured in an exhibition in the Schaller Gallery, in Baroda, MI.


Visiting Assistant Professor of Photography Nando Alvarez-Perez participating in Barely Fair 2023 at Rivalry Projects

Nando Alvarez-Perez, visiting assistant professor of photography at Alfred University, is featured at Rivalry Projects in the Barely Fair 2023! The 2023 iteration of Barely Fair will be taking place April 14-23 at Color Club in Chicago’s Irving Park neighborhood.


This week in the Arts April 8 - 15, 2023

Public events in the School of Art & Design + Performing Arts Division, week of April 8-15, 2023. All events are free and open to the public.

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