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US News: Alfred second in North as a 'Great School at a Great Price'

US News and World Report, in its guide to best colleges, says Alfred University is second in the North as a 'great school at a great price.'

Washington Monthly ranks Alfred University eighth in the nation

Alfred University moved up to eighth in the nation among master’s degree institutions in the Washington Monthly College Rankings. The University was 20th last year.


Alfred University's MFA program highest ranked in New York State

Alfred University's Master of Fine Arts program is ranked number one in the nation for ceramic art; number two in the nation for glass art, and 10th overall, making it the highest-ranked among all New York State art schools, according to U.S. News and World Report's guide to the best graduate programs.


Unis named new director of Admissions

Corry D. Unis, who has been associate director of Admissions at LeMoyne College in Syracuse, will join Alfred University’s Enrollment Management division as director of Admissions.

Seven join AU faculty

Seven new faculty members – three in the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences; three in the School of Art & Design; and one in the Graduate School Division of School Psychology – will join Alfred University at the start of its 175th academic year.

Alfred University to welcome 600 new students

An estimated 600 new students – 520 freshman and 80 transfer students – will arrive on the Alfred University campus Aug. 19 for four days of orientation prior to the start of fall semester classes on Aug. 23.

Princeton Review names Alfred one of the best colleges in the nation

Alfred University earned another accolade: The Princeton Review named the University as one of the nation’s best in the 2011 edition of its annual college guide, “The 373 Best Colleges,” to be published today by Random House/Princeton Review.

NYSERDA grant will help AU close in on solar energy goal

Thanks to the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA), Alfred University (AU) is closer to meeting its goal of generating 100 kilowatts of solar power on campus within five years, said Michael Neiderbach, executive director of capital projects for the University. NYSERDA has announced the awarding of a $268,840 grant for the installation of a large solar panel array, capable of generating 48.88 kW, on the roof of the Science Center.




Hall appointed Alfred University provost

Veteran Alfred University faculty member and administrator William Hall has been named provost and vice president of Academic Affairs at Alfred University.





AU in top 1 percent in nation as Fiske Guide 'Best Buy'
When it comes to value -- academic quality at an affordable price -- Alfred University is in the top 1 percent of colleges and universities in the country, according to the 2011 edition of the Fiske Guide to Colleges.

MFA program again tops for ceramic art
US News and World Report, in its 2010 guide to best graduate programs ranks Alfred University's Master of Fine Arts program first in the nation for ceramic art; second for glass art and 10th overall.


Thomas FlemingEmily TobinFleming and Tobin named Miller Outstanding Senior Award winners
Thomas Fleming of Penn Yan, NY, and Emily Tobin of Penfield  will receive one of Alfred University’s highest honors, the Marlin Miller Outstanding Senior Award, to be presented at Alfred University’s annual Honors Convocation April 23. Each recipient – one man and one woman -- will receive a $5,000 check and a handcrafted tile to commemorate the award. They will also speak at Alfred University’s commencement May 15.


Kalac receives SUNY Chancellor's Award for Student Excellence
Krista Kalac, a senior materials science major from Spencer, Ohio, received the State University of New York Chancellor's Award for Student Excellence. 



Wayne HigbyAlfred University faculty, alumni featured in history of American Craft Movement
Alfred University’s long history as the leading school of ceramic art earns a prominent place for its faculty and alumni in “Breaking Ground: A Century of Craft Art in Western New York.”


 Tour Bike
Newly painted AU tour bike ready to roll
Alfred University's seven-person bike, used as an alternative to the walking tour of campus for prospective students and their parents, is newly painted purple and gold. Any day that it's warm enough (and there are no snow banks to navigate!), the bike will roll. Call AU's Admissions office, 607.871.2115, to arrange a tour.


Terry GalanisGalanis '40 selected for statewide Alumni Hall of Fame
Terry S. Galanis, Sr., founder of Sealing Devices, Inc. and a 1940 alumnus of Alfred University with a degee in ceramic engineering, was inducted in the Commission on Independent Colleges and Universities’ (CICU) Distinguished Alumni Hall of Fame during a reception in the State Capitol in Albany earlier this month.


Giovina LloydAlfred University names Giovina Lloyd '96 vice president for Business and Finance
Giovina Lloyd '96, who has been acting vice president for Business and Finance at Alfred University (AU) since July 1, 2008, has been named to the post on a permanent basis.


Dr. Meda Chesney-LindRiley Lecture focuses on 'Girls Going Wild'
Dr. Meda Chesney-Lind, a researcher from the University of Hawaii at Manoa whose work focuses on the experiences of girls who become enmeshed in the juvenile justice system, will deliver the 15th annual Elizabeth Hallenbeck Riley and Charles P. Riley Lecture in Women’s Studies at 5:30 p.m. March 22 in the Knight Club, Powell Campus Center on the Alfred University campus.

Office of Residence Life lauded for entry-level recruitment practices
The Alfred University Office of Residence Life was named one of five schools identified nationally as engaging in best practices for recruitment of entry-level residence life staff in 2008 by the Association of College and University Housing Officers International (ACUHO-I).  ACUHO-I is the premier professional association for residence life professionals.