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April 25, 2024


Alfred University students, faculty, and staff gather at the 2024 Undergraduate Research Forum, held at the Joyce-Walton Center on Thursday, April 18. More than 100 students—representing the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, the College of Business, the Inamori School of Engineering and the School of Art and Design and Performing Arts Division presented their capstone project work. Fifty students represented the Inamori School of Engineering, with 28 posters; six represented the School of Art and Design, with five posters; 32 represented the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, with 24 posters; and 12 represented the College of Business, with six posters.

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Renowned economist Raj Chetty to give Alfred University commencement address

World-renowned economist Nadarajan “Raj” Chetty, whose research focuses on designing effective government policies which address social and economic disparities, will deliver the keynote address for Alfred University’s 2024 commencement ceremony on Saturday, May 11. Commencement begins at 10 a.m. in the Galanis Family Area, McLane Center.


Faculty and students recognized at Alfred University Honors Convocation

ALFRED, NY – Alfred University celebrated its students and faculty Friday afternoon, April 19, during the annual Honors Convocation, held in Miller Theater. Among the honorees were Angie Taylor, chief diversity officer and Title IX coordinator, who received the prestigious Abigail Allen Award, and students Brian Ngatunga and Emilia Donenberg Smith, winners of the Marlin Miller Outstanding Senior Award.


First annual Go Saxons Day of Giving is a success

Alfred University Athletics successfully completed their first annual Go Saxons Day of Giving, which ran from March 19-20.


Wit and Wisdom winner explores female autism depicted in “Stranger Things” series

Ashton Julian, a fourth-year Alfred University student in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, delivered their award-winning essay "Stranger Things: Robin Buckley and the Female Autism Phenotype Theory" at the April 18 Bergren forum in Nevins theater. The essay earned top honors in the 2024 Wit and Wisdom Student Award competition sponsored by the Alfred University chapter of Phi Beta Kappa.


Alfred University professor co-authors paper on self-healing glass

Myungkoo Kang, assistant professor of ceramic engineering in Alfred University’s Inamori School of Engineering, has co-authored a paper on self-healing glasses which can repair themselves from damage caused by exposure to gamma radiation.


Nationwide power outage data system initiated by Alfred University’s Simmins

A system that facilitates the sharing of power outage data among utility companies—so that they can better respond to interruptions and restore power—was initiated by John Simmins ’84, PhD ’90, Alfred University alumnus and executive director of the University’s Center for Advanced Ceramic Technology.


Alfred University students discuss engineering with Alfred-Almond fifth and sixth graders

A group of undergraduate students in Alfred University’s Inamori School of Engineering went to Alfred-Almond Central School this week to talk to elementary school students about engineering and give a presentation on electronics.


Alfred University students, staff plant bushes outside residence halls for Earth Day

In observance of Earth Day 2024, a group of more than 60 Alfred University students and staff from the University’s Office of Residential Communities planted shrubbery in front of the first-year residence halls on Monday afternoon, April 22.


 Professor Daisy Wu Leads Panel Discussion at United Nations Headquarters

Zhongbei (Daisy) Wu, Clinical Associate Professor of Music and Language at Alfred University, recently delivered a lecture and led a panel discussion at United Nations Headquarters, in New York City. Wu’s lecture, “Music of Love and Words of Harmony,” marked the 15th UN Chinese Language Day, held April 18.


April 29 - May 6, 2024 This Week in the Arts

Public events in the School of Art & Design + Performing Arts Division, week of April 29- May 6, 2024. All events are free and open to the public.

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