Fiat Celebrating Glass and Ceramics at Alfred University

Dear Alfred University students, staff, and faculty:

Thirty years ago this month, Scholes Library opened on Alfred University’s campus.

Last Thursday, Brian Sullivan, dean of libraries at Alfred University gave a presentation titled “Samuel R. Scholes Library of Ceramics: 30/75.” The talk was given as part of the Glass Sustainability Conference we hosted Thursday and Friday, September 8 and 9. Scholes Library has roots dating back 75 years to 1947, when it was formally established to support the curriculum and research programs of our New York State College of Ceramics.

Brian Sullivan, dean of libraries, speaks during the Glass Sustainability  
Conference hosted by Alfred University.

“We are proud of the impact Scholes Library has had over time on glass and ceramics research in New York State, across the nation, and around the world,” Brian commented. The Alfred University institutional repository, Alfred University Research and Archives (AURA) is an important resource that includes ceramic, materials, and glass science engineering and the arts which, last year, had approximately 340,000 page views from 121 countries. Alfred University also offers online resources for 2022 The International Year of Glass.

Please join me in thanking both Brian for his wonderful presentation on Scholes Library and the organizers of the Glass Sustainability Conference. The Conference included Thursday’s graduate seminar by alumnus John Mauro ’01, PhD ’06, professor of materials science at Penn State University and a co-inventor of Gorilla Glass, used in smartphone screens, and the Scholes Lecture, given by Bill LaCourse, retired professor of glass science.

Join me also in congratulating the organizers of the concert given Thursday evening by Dennis James, who played the glass instruments Franklin Armonica and Cristal Baschet. The concert included performances by student musicians led by Professor of Music Lisa Lantz.

Fiat Celebrating Glass and Ceramics at Alfred University!