A National Day of Service Unites Three Colleges
Nov22

A National Day of Service Unites Three Colleges

Now in its second year, the Celebrate Service Celebrate Allegany event, held this October in Allegany County as part of the national Make a Difference Day, attracted more than 500 students and volunteers from Alfred State, Alfred University, and Houghton College. Groups spread out across Allegany County to lend a hand raking leaves, winterizing buildings, and performing other needed community service projects. “This day is about...

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Renowned Architect Tod Williams Lectures at Alfred State
Nov15

Renowned Architect Tod Williams Lectures at Alfred State

World-renowned architect Tod Williams of Tod Williams Billie Tsien Architects in New York City visited the Department of Architecture and Design at Alfred State this October to deliver the lecture titled “Architecture is a noun.” Attracted by the new Bachelor of Architecture program’s unusual emphasis on the ‘Poetics of Construction,’ which is also the theme of the Department’s lecture series this year, Williams took the time to give...

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Taking a Bite Out of Food Insecurity in Allegany County
Nov08

Taking a Bite Out of Food Insecurity in Allegany County

Only three new projects in the State of New York earned a coveted AmeriCorps VISTA grant for Nov. 2013 to Nov. 2014. And Alfred State, with its focus on nutritional literacy and community-based gardening in collaboration with Literacy West NY, Inc. and Alfred Community Garden, was one of the fortunate recipients. “Over a quarter of Allegany County adults do not eat the recommended servings of fruits and vegetables per day” says...

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Alfred State Students Help the U.S. National Arboretum Go Greener
Oct28

Alfred State Students Help the U.S. National Arboretum Go Greener

Nineteen students and two instructors from Alfred State’s electrical construction and maintenance electrician program headed to Washington, D.C. this October to complete the largest phase of what has been a five-year project to help the U.S. National Arboretum meet its sustainability goals. Their mission: to install a 15 kilowatt photo voltaic system. The new solar energy system is just one part of a long-term plan to update and...

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Alfred State Professor and Imaginary Scientist Gives TEDx Talk in Buffalo
Oct24

Alfred State Professor and Imaginary Scientist Gives TEDx Talk in Buffalo

When he isn’t teaching, Jeremy Speed Schwartz, assistant professor of Digital Media & Animation at Alfred State, spends his time traversing wormholes, discovering the surface of Mars (in Ireland), and diving headfirst into aquifers. He calls himself an imaginary scientist, and his work redraws (or altogether erases) the line between fact and fiction, science and art. And believe it or not, it’s his wild imagination...

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