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October 6, 2017

Ren Dessart '21 shares her thoughts about the mass shooting in Las Vegas over the weekend.
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Alfred University uses community-based forum to respond to Las Vegas tragedy

Members of the Alfred University community, though they may have not been directly impacted by the mass shooting at a Las Vegas country music festival Sunday, nonetheless have strong feelings about the senseless act of violence. On Wednesday, students, faculty and staff were given an opportunity to respond to the tragedy by participating in a community-based art project.

Edgard Rivera-Valentin '08 returns to Alfred every summer to teach at the Astronomy Camp On the ground in Puerto Rico: Alfred University alumnus reports ‘Things are bad here’

“The devastation from Maria was intense,” reports Edgard Rivera-Valentin ’08. A staff planetary scientist at the Arecibo Observatory in Puerto Rico, Rivera-Valentin has been able to communicate, sporadically, through Facebook since disaster struck his island home two weeks ago on Sept. 20.

Donations sought to help people in Puerto Rico affected by hurricane

Four people with connections to Puerto Rico – three of them Alfred University alumni; another affiliated with the University’s New York City-based program – are appealing for assistance for those recovering from devastation caused by Hurricane Maria.

Otto Muller, left, and Michele Hluchy, right in the foreground, are organizers for the conference Rockin’ it at Alfred University: NYS Geological Association to hold 89th annual field conference

Alfred University will host the New York State Geological Association’s (NYSGA) 89th annual Field Conference this weekend. Organizers are Michele Hluchy and Otto Muller, professors of Geology in the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences at Alfred University.

Jacob Yale, new Director of Admissions at Alfred University Jacob Yale appointed Director of Admissions

Family. Togetherness. Community. These are words generations of alumni have used to describe what impressed them most about Alfred University. Jacob Yale, the University’s new director of admissions, believes its reputation as a close-knit institution, where students are treated as individuals and given the opportunity to grow, will be key to efforts to stabilize enrollment.

Alfred University President Mark Zupan speaks to member of the Corning Rotary Alfred University President Zupan speaks to Rotary Club of Corning

Mark Zupan began his tenure as 14th president of Alfred University a little more than 15 months ago, and in that short time he has learned of a host of remarkable alumni whose lives were transformed by their time at Alfred. On Thursday, Zupan shared the stories of some of those alumni at a presentation to the Rotary Club of Corning.

Sharon McConnell installs her work, Cloudscape, which will be shown at Burchfield Penney Art Center. Alfred University will be well-represented at Burchfield Penney Art Center show

Several artists affiliated with Alfred University will be displaying their work at an upcoming show at the Burchfield Penney Art Center in Buffalo.

Mary Barringer will deliver the 15th annual Perkins Lecture at Alfred University Alfred Ceramic Art Museum exhibition, lecture highlight work of Alfred University alumnus

The work of ceramic sculptor Stanley Rosen, who earned his Master of Fine Arts degree from the School of Art & Design at Alfred University in 1956, will be highlighted during the 15th annual Perkins Lecture Oct. 18, and in a retrospective of his work at the Alfred Ceramic Art Museum on the Alfred University campus.

Join Alfred University ceramic art professor at museum for international ‘conversation’

Members of the public are invited to join Linda Sormin, associate professor of Ceramic Art in the School of Art & Design at Alfred University, for her part in “ Artaxis Conversations: 24 artists, 16 countries, 12 hours, an international event in conjunction with National Clay Week.

Nicholas Schlegel Alfred University Bergren Forum to focus on crime films of post-World War II Germany

“Hello, This is Edgar Wallace Speaking: The German Krimi (Crime Film) will be the title of the Oct. 12 Bergren Forum at Alfred University.

Westacott article published in Humanities magazine

An article written by Emrys Westacott, professor of philosophy at Alfred University, has been published in the Fall 2017 issue of Humanities, the magazine of the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Alfred University Environmental Speakers Series topic: History of Oil in Allegany County

Kelly Lounsberry, the director of the Pioneer Oil Museum in Bolivar, NY, will describe “The History of Oil in Allegany County” at this week’s Environmental Studies Speakers Series, scheduled for 12:20 p.m. Friday in Roon Lecture Hall, the Science Center at Alfred University.

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