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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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Donate directly to Alfred University's clean water well in Haiti!
You have seen announcements for events to raise money for Alfred University's effort to raise $15,000 to install a clean drinking water well in a rural village in Haiti and you will see more announcements in the days and weeks to come. Lots of events on and off campus! But if you also want to donate directly to the Alfred University Adopt-a-well campaign, you can do so at this website: Please help us reach our goal of $15,000 by the end of the fall semester and stay tuned for more fun events!
donate directly to Alfred University well in Haiti
2016-->ALL Alumni Environmental Studies Speaker Series CONTINUES!!!
Join us on Friday, Oct. 21 at 12:20 p.m. in the Roon Lecture Hall at the Science Center, to hear alum Andy Hoak ’93 give a talk on "Groundwater Dowsing: Pseudoscience or Enlightened Hydrogeology". Andy graduated from Alfred University in 1993 with a B.A. in Geology and Environmental Studies. He is a licensed Professional Geologist in New Hampshire and Professional Engineer in Vermont.
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Shabbat Dinner (Harvest Themed)
- Location: Hillel house
- Time: 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Hillel will be hosting a harvest themed Shabbat dinner in, on, or around the Sukkah this friday at 6:30! We will be serving a beef and cabbage soup like thing, some crunchy bread, a starch, a vegitable, the whole 9 yards!
Behind the Scenes Chat with Artist, Ian McMahon
- Location: Fosdick-Nelson Gallery
- Time: 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Ian McMahon welcomes visitors to come to the Fosdick-Nelson Gallery as he builds his monumental installation of cast plaster forms. See first-hand the various stages of Ian’s unique, architectural-scale, casting process and learn more about the artist’s work. Ian will meet with the public and answer questions in the gallery from noon to 1pm on the following days: Thursday, October 13; Friday, October 14; Friday, October 21. Don’t miss this opportunity to meet with the artist and watch the different stages of as his installation unfold. Prepared to be amazed!
Environmental Studies Speaker-- Andy Hoak
- Location: Roon Lecture Hall- Science Center Room #247
- Time: 12:20 PM - 1:10 PM
Join us for this weeks Environmental Studies Speaker Series. Our speaker this week is Andy Hoak, ’93 will be speaking on "Groundwater Dowsing: Pseudoscience or Enlightened Hydrogeology".
Bergren Forum
- Location: Nevins Theatre, Powell Campus Center
- Time: 12:10 PM - 1:00 PM
The Bergren Forum sponsored by the Division of Human Studies, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and the Provost’s Office will be meeting on Thursday October 20th at 12:10 PM in the Nevins Theatre, Powell Campus Center.

Bring a brown bag lunch, coffee and tea will be provided.

Speaker: Emrys Westacott
Topic: "The Meaning of Success"
- Location: Kanakadea
Lyceum is the philosophy discussion group on campus. We meet almost every Friday at 3:30 pm in Kanakadea Hall, room 303.
Anyone who wants to have a thoughtful discussion is welcome.

-Chianna Calabrese
Fall Retreat
- Location: Camp Turner
- Time: All Day
Enjoy a relaxing weekend away from campus at Camp Turner, located in the heart of Allegany National Forest. A retreat is a great chance to refocus, with time for reflection, prayer, and no shortage of fun - including time to explore the Camp’s 65,000 acres and 2 mountain lakes.

The retreat is Friday, Oct. 21 - Sunday, Oct. 23. Please RSVP by Friday, Oct. 14 so we can plan meals and rides, via email or at our website ( You DO NOT need to be Catholic to attend - ALL are welcome!

Please contact Chris or Kate with any questions or concerns!
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14-Oct-16 — Water for Haiti project

ALFRED, NY (Oct. 13) – When Hurricane Matthew blew across Haiti early in October, it not only killed hundreds of island residents; it also devastated the basic mechanics of everyday life, including the collection of clean drinking water.

Alfred University Geology Professor Michele Hluchy notes much of Haiti’s drinking water is drawn from surface water sources: rivers and streams that now are crammed with storm debris and other waste, ripe breeding grounds for deadly public health hazards.

The dire situation has created an extraordinary level of urgency for a course Hluchy is teaching, “The Water Planet,” which this year is studying drinking water systems on Haiti and underscoring the need for groundwater infrastructure: mechanisms that pull safe, drinkable water from underground wells.


14-Oct-16 — AU to Award First Fiat Lux Awards in Pre-inaugural Festivities

ALFRED, NY (Oct. 14, 2016) – Fiat lux – “Let there be light” – has become a major leadership theme for AU President Mark Zupan, as he prepares for his formal inauguration as AU’s 14th president on Saturday, Oct. 22.

 “I want you to think about light,” Zupan told university faculty and staff, at the annual breakfast meeting that kicks off AU’s academic year. “Light illuminates, and thereby dispels darkness. Light also warms, and the warmth our students feel tells them ‘People care for me here.’”

Zupan now has initiated The Fiat Lux! Award, recognizing outstanding accomplishments of AU alumni, and will present the first three awards Friday, Oct. 21, at a pre-inaugural dinner on the AU campus.

13-Oct-16 — Search for Coexistance Theme of 2016 Lefkowitz Lecture

ALFRED, NY (Oct. 12, 2016) – Dr. Jonathan Ray, a renowned scholar of medieval and early modern Jewish history, will deliver the 2016 Leonard and Saradona Lefkowitz Lecture in Jewish Studies at Alfred University on Wednesday, Oct. 19, at 5:30pm in the Nevins Theater.


13-Oct-16 — AU Professors Applaud Nobel Honor for Bob Dylan

ALFRED, NY (Oct. 13, 2016) – Bob Dylan, Nobel Laureate?

The announcement Thursday that American musician Bob Dylan had won the Nobel Prize for Literature came as no surprise to Alfred University faculty members who grew up under the sway of Dylan’s influence, and even incorporate his work in their classes.