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Neptune Wave Power: Turning Waves into Electricity Low Cost and Scalable
Neptune Wave Power, based in Texas, has developed and patented a technology that can efficiently convert the wave motion imparted on a buoy into a rotational motion that drives a generator to produce electricity. On September 11th from 8:00 am to 10:00 am AU faculty and students have the opportunity to hear company representatives via teleconference explain their technology and business plan to investors, academics, and other professionals. This is "shark tank" for the greentech industry. Contact Prof. Luis Rodriguez Jr. for additional information.
Discover AU History via Google Maps!
The amazing features of Google Maps have been utilized to offer a unique perspective on our campus history! Alfred University is more than the layer we see before us. More than the classrooms, more than the residence halls students call home, more than the trees that shade the sidewalks. The story of AU has been in progress for 180 years and, despite what we might already know, there are more chapters being added, more stories being discovered. Those familiar with the campus will surely recognize names such as Powell Campus Center and Binns-Merrill Hall because they are part of the current campus tapestry, yet the ghosts of buildings like Babcock Hall of Physics and The Cadmus are hovering just below the surface, waiting to be re-discovered. Other stories, mostly forgotten, are simply awaiting a curious mind to ask a question, read a story, wonder what used to be. Ask these questions. See what’s around you. Use this interactive map of Alfred University to learn the stories behind what is and discover the history of what was. (This map was developed in 2015 by Amie Acton AU’08 and Natalie Skwarek AU’11, assistants in the Alfred University Archives.)
Google Maps: AU Buildings & Landmarks
Grand Opening Ceremony for Garcia's Barbershop
The Enactus student group is proud to announce the grand opening ceremony of Garcia's Barbershop is on Wednesday, September 9th at 8:45am in the Powell Campus Center's Business Incubator room on the 2nd Floor (next to the Bookstore). The barbershop will be open for business from 9am - 5pm on Mondays and Wednesdays for walk-in clients.
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Evening of Chamber Music
- Location: Howell Hall
- Time: 7:30 PM - 8:30 PM
This chamber music concert features Luanne Crosby, soprano; Karino Wada, violin; Rintaro Wada, cello; and Ritsuko Wada, piano, performing works by Handel, Beach, Previn, Bernstein, and Walker.
Wreck-Reation: Dodgeball
- Location: Health & Wellness Annex
- Time: 8:00 PM - 12:00 AM
AU Cheerleaders coordinate this year’s tournamnet. Team of 5 can sign up at the Powell Campus Center - CSI Office suite and must be mixed gender.
Trip: WNY Flash Women’s Soccer Vs. Portland
- Location: Sahlen's Stadium, Rochester
- Time: 5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Join AU Students in a Rochester excursion to see professional women’s soccer. Reserve your ticket through the CSI Office in Powell CampusCenter. Bus departs from Powell’s 1st floor
Open Reception Typology/Morphology
- Location: Fosdick Nelson Gallery
- Time: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Exhibition: Sept. 4 - Oct. 9, 2015

Opening Reception: Friday, Sept. 4
Time: 7-9 p.m.
Location: Fosdick-Nelson Gallery
Cost to Attend Event: Free/Open to Public
Sponsored by: Fosdick Nelson Gallery

This exhibition highlights artwork produced at the IEA in Alfred by resident artists including: Cory Arcangel, Brandon Ballengée, Xu Bing, Robert Brinker, Matida Essig, Ann Hamilton, Oliver Herring, Pamela Joseph, Luftwerk, Joseph Nechtaval, Chi Peng, Kiki Smith and Jin Xiang, just to name a few.
’Doggie Hamlet’ by Ann Carlson
- Location: nevermoor farm located at 593 Lever Hill Rd. Andov
- Time: 6:30 PM - 7:15 PM
Recent Doris Duke Artist awardee, artist, and choreographer Ann Carlson will preview her work "Doggie Hamlet" at nevermoor farm in Andover.

Approximately one hour in length, "Doggie Hamlet" takes place in a lush green meadow and is performed by four (human) performers, an American Sign Language interpreter, three herding dogs, and a flock of sheep. This interdisciplinary work combines contemporary dance, classic narrative structure, and elements from competitive sheep herding trials.

"Doggie Hamlet" mines the territory of human and non-human relationship, delves into the hierarchy of domestication and wildness, and explores instinct, memory, family, and loss.

The preview performances will take place at 9 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 3 and at 6:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 4, at the nevermoor farm located at 593 Lever Hill Road, Andover.

Free Admission. Questions? performs@alfred.edu
Women’s and Gender Studies Roundtable - September
- Location: Judson Leadership Center
- Time: 12:20 PM - 1:10 PM
The first Women’s and Gender Studies Roundtable of the year will be on Friday, Sept. 4, from 12:20-1:10 p.m. in the Judson Leadership Center. Laurie McFadden, University Archivist and Director of Women’s and Gender Studies, will be presenting on the following topic: "’Conditioned to it in Our Society’: Standards of Women at Alfred University, 1972."

McFadden will present the findings of a 1972 campus study that examined how the women faculty, staff, and students were represented and treated. What were conditions like for women at an institution with such a strong history of support for them in the 19th century? What changed after the study? Current comparisons will be presented to help balance out the presentation.

The Women’s and Gender Studies Roundtables are free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served.
Shabbat Dinner (Traditional Style)
- Location: Hillel House
- Time: 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Does the smell of a freshly roasted chicken entice you? Do you like reminiscing about those long nights spent in your Bubby’s kitchen helping to prepare the holiday meals?

Then the Traditional-Style Shabbat dinner is for you! Come and enjoy some delicious chicken, fresh challah, and good times.

RSVP required as space is extremely limited. Please RSVP to Hillel@alfred.edu by Wednesday evening if you would like to attend.
Environmental Studies Seminar - Alfred’s Comprehensive Plan
- Location: Roon Lecture Hall (247), Science Center
- Time: 12:20 PM - 1:10 PM
Speakers - Justin Grigg, Village of Alfred Mayor, and Kier Dirlam, Director of Planning, Allegany County.

Topic -"Alfred’s 2015 Comprehensive Plan Update: Shaping Our Future Environment"
Cross Country @ Houghton
- Location: Houghton College
- Time: 4:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Cross Country @ Houghton
Women’s Volleyball @ LaRoche
- Location: LaRoche
- Time: All Day
Women’s Volleyball @ LaRoche
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03-Sep-15 — Environmental series to bring 'Food Justice' to the table

Elizabeth Henderson, founder of Peacework Organic CSA, Rochester, will present “Food Justice: What it means and why we need it in New York State” as part of Alfred University’s (AU) Environmental Studies Speaker Series, Friday, Sept. 11 at 12:20 p.m. in Roon Lecture Hall (Room 247) in the AU Science Center.  Everyone is welcome to attend, admission is free, and refreshments will be served.

02-Sep-15 — Residence Life to host blood drive

On Tuesday, Sept. 8 Residence Life at Alfred University will host a blood drive from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Knight Club, Powell Campus Center.  Faculty, staff, students, and community members are all invited to participate. All presenting donors will receive a coupon for a free haircut from Sport Clips.

01-Sep-15 — Bergren Forum leads to 'A Potter's Paradise'

Alfred University’s (AU) longstanding lunchtime series, the Bergren Forum, continues Thursday, Sept. 10, at 12:10 p.m. in Nevins Theater, Powell Campus Center.  The program is free and open to the public.

In her talk, “A Potter’s Paradise: Ceramics and Craft Ideology in Modern Japan,” Meghen M. Jones, assistant professor of art history, will explore the historical, cultural, and ideological factors making ceramics a universally recognized and prized form of creative expression in Japan. Business moguls, museum curators, the imperial family and, of course, master potters are all part of this dynamic history stretching from the late nineteenth century to today.

01-Sep-15 — Confucius Institute at AU hosting two-day Tai Chi and Health Conference in October

The Confucius Institute at Alfred University (CIAU) invites local and regional community members to a two-day Tai Chi & Health Conference Friday and Saturday, Oct. 2-3 featuring Tai Chi Grandmaster Yu An-ren of Changsha, China.

The conference will also include lectures and demonstrations on tai chi, acupuncture, acupressure, and by Master Liu Gui-Fang and Master George Samuels, as well as Steve Crosby, AU professor of theater; Dr. Zhaojun Wang; Kevin Ferst, licensed acupuncturist; Sarah Nelson; and Chris Jordan.