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News Image Ph.D. candiate earns national materials science award for x-ray analysis research 7/27/15

Peter Metz, a Ph.D. candidate in Alfred University’s (AU) Kazuo Inamori School of Engineering, will receive the 2015 Jerome B. Cohen Award from the International Centre for Diffraction Data. The award, along with a $1,000 check, will be presented at the 64th annual Denver X-ray Conference, Aug. 5 in Westminster, CO.


News Image Washington State historian seeks information on WW II insulators 7/23/15

Historian Gerald Elfendahl is collecting resources for a history of a popular public park on Bainbridge Island, WA. He has written seeking information from alumni, former faculty, or friends who may have knowledge of the park, which was a U.S. Navy Radio Transmitter Station during World War II.

In particular, Elfendahl is seeking information on an insulator made by LAPP Insulators, which carried the weight of an 800-foot steel transmitter tower.


News Image Wagner ’95 ‘plants’ one-of-a-kind ‘Glass Lily Garden’ in Michigan gallery exhibition 7/21/15

“Glass Lily Garden,” a solo exhibition “planted” by April Wagner, AU Class of 1995, is “growing” at the North Campus Research Complex at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, through Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2015. The exhibition features a variety of glass lilies in vibrant colors displayed in both exhibition cases and on the wall.

There will be a closing reception for the exhibit Wednesday, Sept. 9 from 5-7 p.m., in the Building 18 Lobby. “Glass Lily Garden” is open Monday-Friday from 8 a.m.-5:30 p.m. The gallery is at 2800 Plymouth Road, Ann Arbor. For more information, please visit:


News Image Rhoads ’01 seeking green, plastic bottles for upcoming mega installation in Seattle 7/21/15

Alumnus Wil Wakely, AU Class of 1952, who has maintained contact with glass artist Kait Rhoads, AU Class of 2001, since taking the glass art up in his retirement, sent along news of Kait’s need for plastic green bottles for her upcoming public art piece slated to be installed in the center of Seattle, WA September 2015-January 2016.


News Image Art major earns 'Best of Show' in SUNY-wide exhibition at NYS Museum 7/13/15

Recent Alfred University (AU) graduate Anna Liem earned a Best of Show Award in the Best of SUNY (State University of New York) Student Art Exhibition at the NYS Museum, Albany for her 2014 ceramic piece “Convulsions.”

Liem, of Los Angeles, is one of three statewide winners of a $1,000 scholarship attached to the Best of Show Award.  She earned a bachelor of fine arts degree from AU’s the School of Art and Design, College of Ceramics (a statutory unit of SUNY) this past spring. The daughter of Chris and Hee Nam Liem, she is a graduate of Idyllwild Arts Academy.


News Image Caponi ’13 earns award for installation piece in Michigan fine arts competition 7/09/15

Brian Caponi, AU Class of 2013, recently won a $500 award from the Birmingham Bloomfield Art Center’s (BBAC) Michigan Fine Arts Competition for an untitled installation of tiny porcelain confetti made with Mason stains - coloring agents made from mineral compounds. His work is among that of fellow competitors on display at BBAC through Friday, Aug. 28, 2015.


News Image ‘From the Earth’ will 'sprout' July 25 7/02/15

Linda Huey, AU Class of 1993, writes with the details for the eighth annual “From the Earth,” Saturday July 25, from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. in Alfred and the nearby community.

“From the Earth” celebrates our connection to the land in meaningful, creative, informative, and educational ways, reads the event literature.


News Image Blank ’61 works on view this summer 6/25/15

Bette Blank, AU Class of 1961, has paintings and sculpture in two exhibitions this summer.

Work is on display in “HEADSTRONG” at the Adam Baumgold Gallery, 60 E. 667th St., New York City, through Friday, Aug. 7.  Gallery hours are Tuesdays-Saturdays 11 a.m.-5:30 p.m. For more information, please visit, call 212.861.7338, or email


News Image ‘Hubs and Spokes’ riders favor the format 6/25/15

Riders on the Alfred University (AU) “Hubs and Spokes with Alfred Blokes” tour to Reunion 2015 pedaled to another successful journey earlier this month when they completed their six-day trip to campus.

This eighth ride-to-reunion tour took a little different tack in that riders and their traveling companions enjoyed two-day stays and regional exploring at New York State stops in Auburn, Canandaigua, and Letchworth State Park before completing the journey at the King Alfred statue on campus Friday, June 12, the first day of Reunion.


News Image Do you recall your senior class gift? 6/25/15

We kindly ask for your assistance as we gather a comprehensive list of senior class gifts made through the years. These are the legacies (sometimes physical gifts such as trees and furniture, and sometimes scholarship funds) most classes collectively left to AU upon graduating. While our records show many specific class gifts, some are, unfortunately, proving harder to find in our archives.


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