As people across the Southeast hunkered down for massive snowfalls this month, UNC Asheville Atmospheric Sciences professor Doug Miller and his students headed out into the storm. The group worked around the clock launching weather balloons to collect important atmospheric data that will help scientists better understand winter weather. In the process, they were able to provide information to the National Weather Service to ensure accurate forecasts.
Poets participating in UNC Asheville's Great Smokies Writing Program will read their work, created under the guidance of Katherine Soniat, in the next installment of the Writers at Home series. The reading begins at 3 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 16, at Malaprop's Bookstore/Café, 55 Haywood St., downtown Asheville. It is free and open to the public.
More than 2,000 family and friends gathered on Saturday morning to celebrate UNC Asheville's newest graduates. Some 207 students were honored during UNC Asheville's third annual December Commencement Ceremony, which was held at the Thomas Wolfe Auditorium.
Holly Iglesias, poet, translator and lecturer in UNC Asheville's Master of Liberal Arts Program, has been awarded a prestigious Creative Writing Fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA). Iglesias is the only North Carolinian and one of only 42 poets chosen nationally to receive the $25,000 fellowship for 2011.
UNC Asheville’s Art Department will hold its annual holiday sale of ceramics, glass and other art objects from 4-7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 3, and 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 4, in the S. Tucker Cooke Gallery, located on the ground floor of Owen Hall. The sale is open to the public.
Distinguished Chemist George H. Atkinson, founder of the Institute on Science for Global Policy, will be the featured speaker at UNC Asheville's 13th annual S. Dexter Squibb Lecture Series Thursday and Friday, Sept. 16-17.
Virginia Derryberry, painter and Art Department chair at UNC Asheville, is one of seven artists featured in an exhibit at the University of Tennessee’s Ewing Gallery. “Continuare: The Figurative Tradition in Contemporary Art,” presents regional artists’ depictions of the human form in diverse media.
J. William "Bill" Miller, one of UNC Asheville's most respected professors, was named today as a recipient of the Award for Excellence in Teaching from the University of North Carolina's Board of Governors. Miller, professor and chair of environmental studies, was nominated by a committee of UNC Asheville faculty. He will receive a commemorative bronze medallion and a $7,500 cash prize.