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24-May-16 — Emeritus professor publishes 'Firewood and Ashes,' fourth poetry collection

The latest book by Ben Howard, professor emeritus of English at Alfred University (AU) and longtime Alfred resident, has been published by Salmon Poetry at Cliffs of Moher, County Clare, Ireland.

“Firewood and Ashes: New and Selected Poems” is the fourth poetry collection by Howard to be published by Salmon since 1997. Critic Adam Tavel, writing in Poetry Northwest (a national literary journal), describes the book as a “career-spanning collection” which “displays the poet's lyrical sonorousness, formal mastery, and spiritual inquisitiveness.”

23-May-16 — Scholes Library of Ceramics presented prestigious public relations award for last fall's 'Harry Potter's World' project

Alfred University’s (AU) Scholes Library of Ceramics is winner of a prestigious John Cotton Dana Library Public Relations Award for its fall 2015 “Harry Potter’s World” project. Scholes is one of eight national/international libraries selected by five judges from dozens of entries.

With art librarian Eva K. Sclippa as coordinator, Scholes Library brought in the National Library of Medicine’s traveling Harry Potter exhibit and created around it a comprehensive marketing campaign that both showcased its own collections as well as staff creativity. The project celebrated all things Potter in a tiered campaign that brought the entire community – campus and village – together.  

20-May-16 — Article by Bryant, former Alfred University administrator, current student published in journal

An article written by Dr. Sylvia Bryant of Alfred, current mental health counseling major in the University’s graduate program, appears in the spring 2016 edition of the NARACES (North Atlantic Region Association for Counselor Education and Supervision). “Intersection and Interstices: Becoming a Culturally Competent Counselor” discusses how counselors can work to achieve multicultural counseling competence.

19-May-16 — Museum finally finds a home at Alfred University

It was 30 years ago when the late Robert Turner, a professor emeritus of ceramic art, observed that “Alfred University really should have a museum of ceramic art.”