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Oct. 31 A Spooktacular Halloween Concert
Attention all Ghosts, Goblins and Ghouls, come as you are or dress for the occasion. A special Halloween concert with the AU Orchestra, complete with Booke Harris as our Monster of Ceremonies is one of Alfred's favorite shows. This free concert will be held in Holmes Auditorium, Harder Hall beginning at 8:00 pm- Per-concert Cartoons begin at 7:45.
For freshman and sophomores interested in a pre-health professional school (such as medical, vet, dental, PT, PA, nursing, pharmacy, etc.) after graduation, you should attend one of the upcoming Pre-health Workshops which will be focused on planning and course selection. The workshops will take place in the Science Center room 303 on Tuesday, October 25 at 12:20pm and 5:20pm. The workshops usually last 30 minutes.
Open Access Week: Lunchtime Webinars
October 24-28 is Open Access Week, a global event promoting free, unrestricted online access to the results of scholarly research.

The Alfred University Libraries will be broadcasting a series of SUNY webinars at lunchtime throughout the week. Feel free to bring your lunch.

Location: Scholes Library
Time: Noon - 1 pm

Monday, 10/24: Scholarship That's Scholar-Led: An Introduction to Open Access

Tuesday, 10/25: The Bigger Picture of Open Access: Alternate Models of Review & Emerging Practices

Wednesday, 10/26: SUNY Open Educational Resource Services: What They Can Do for You

Thursday, 10/27: Starting and Sustaining an Open Access Publication

Friday, 10/28: Understanding and Protecting Your Rights as an Author

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Fugitive: an Installation by Ian McMahon
- Location: Fosdick-Nelson Gallery
- Time: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Fugitive, an installation by Ian McMahon, will open October 28th at the Fosdick-Nelson Gallery on the Alfred University campus, with a reception from 7-9pm. The artist will give a gallery talk on Wednesday, November 16th at noon; the exhibition will run through December 1, 2016. Events are free and open to the public.

The billowing forms of Ian McMahon’s monumental installation Fugitive, are cast on-site in plaster. Their towering, bone white walls are impossibly thin, and appear to defy the physical limitations of the material. Moving around the immense yet delicate piece one treads lightly as not to disturb these structures - some reaching as high as 12 feet - that swell and press against the metal-bar fencing around the perimeter. The plaster forms have a soft wrinkled surface that resembles skin further heightening the viewer’s awareness of their own body while circumnavigating the work. Constructed on-site, and later destroyed at the close of the exhibition, Fugitive, as the title implies, is a contemporary momenti mori. We marvel at the artist’s ambition yet lament the short life span of the work. Thus reminding us of the ephemeral nature of art and life.

Ian McMahon received a BFA in Ceramic Art from Alfred University and an MFA in Sculpture from Virginia Commonwealth University. He is the recipient of Fellowships from the Virginia A. Groot Foundation (2016) and the New York Foundation for the Arts (2014) and he was awarded artist residencies at the Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts in Omaha, NE (2013) and at Sculpture Space in Utica, NY (2016). His work has been exhibited nationally and internationally at venues including: Crane Arts (Philadelphia), Jingdezhen Ceramic Institute (Jingdezhen, China), The Pacific North West College of Art (Portland), Pierogi Boiler Room (New York), G-Fine Arts (Washington), Bemis Center for Contemporary Art (Omaha), Suyama Space (Seattle), and T&H Gallery (Boston) among others. In 2013 McMahon co-established The Belfry with Ashley Lyon, an artist-run exhibition venue in Hornell, NY.

Fugitive was curated by Sharon McConnell, Director of the Fosdick-Nelson Gallery. The gallery is open 11am-4pm on weekdays and 1-3pm on weekends. The gallery is closed during University holidays. For more information, visit the gallery website at: or contact Sharon McConnell at
Discount Movie
- Location: Brick Bus Stop
- Time: 8:00 PM - 11:00 PM
$2 discount movie tickets being sold in the CSI office.
Criminal Justice Institute
- Location: Nevins Theatre
- Time: 1:30 PM - 4:00 PM
The Division of Social Sciences in collaboration with Drawn to Diversity’s Art Force Five present the Fall 2016 Criminal Justice Institute "POLICE AND COMMUNITY RELATIONS". exploring creative approaches to community conflict, rural and urban on Tuesday, October 25 at the Powell Campus Center. Registration starts at 1:00 p.m. in front of the Nevins theatre. Everyone Welcome. Refreshments served.
International Folk Dancing
- Location: Knight Club, PCC
- Time: 8:30 PM - 10:30 PM
We learn and do a variety of International Dances, many from the Balkans, Israel, Armenia, etc.

Everyone is welcome, no partner or experience necessary!
Open Access Week Webinar
- Location: Scholes Library
- Time: 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
The Bigger Picture of Open Access: Alternate Models of Review & Emerging Practices

Presented By Heather Joseph, SPARC

The traditional peer review process began in the 18th Century. How has the scholarly and publishing community adapted that process to more efficient and modern means? What established and alternative methods have emerged since that time? Join Heather to learn about a wide range of open access models and what the future of OA publishing might be like.
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22-Oct-16 — Alfred University inaugurates Zupan as 14th president

Alfred University Saturday inaugurated Mark Zupan as the 14th president of the 180-year-old university.

22-Oct-16 — Alfred University bestows first Fiat Lux! awards

Alfred University kicked off its celebration of the inauguration of President Mark Zupan with a moving ceremony Friday night awarding two AU alumni – and one alumnus-to-be -- the newly created Fiat Lux! honor.

21-Oct-16 — Girls on the Run Founder to speak at Women of Influence

ALFRED, NY (Oct. 13, 2016) – Molly Barker, the founder of Girls on the Run and a four-time Hawaii Ironman triathlete, will deliver the 2016 Pamela Lavin Bernstein Women of Influence lecture on Nov. 3 at 6:30pm in Nevins Theater. The event is free and open to the public.

21-Oct-16 — Seven AU Art Students' Work on Display in Nazareth College's

ALFRED, NY (Oct. 21, 2016) – The work of seven Alfred University art students is currently on display at Nazareth College, in Rochester, in a wide ranging display of graphic art with a positive social impact.