For years, doctors and scientists have told the public to drink milk, eat dairy products and take calcium supplements to improve bone health and prevent osteoporosis. The problem is they're wrong, according to a new book co-authored by a UNC Asheville researcher.
Scott Walters, UNC Asheville Associate Professor of Drama, was recently given the "Access to Excellence" award along with a National Endowment for the Arts $5,000 grant. This national award presented annually by the N.E.A. is designed to acquaint Americans with the best of the nation's cultural and artistic heritage. Just 113 grants were awarded nationwide this year.
Sam Kaplan, 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. Kaplan, associate professor of mathematics, was nominated by a committee of UNC Asheville faculty. He will receive a commemorative bronze medallion and a $7,500 cash prize.
Ask area residents and visitors their opinions on the value of Western North Carolina farmland and you'll get plenty of answers. Top three greatest benefits? Locally produced food, scenic beauty, and jobs for farmers. Greatest concern? Development of farmland for non-farm use. Would they pay to preserve farmland? Yes. How much? Between $184 and $195 a year.
UNC Asheville is offering help in the fight against childhood obesity with the fourth annual “Getting into Fitness Together” (GIFT), an eight-week program designed to help families increase levels of physical activity. The program, geared for children ages 6 to 12 and their families, features a variety of creative events, from scavenger hunts and aerobic Easter egg hunts to tag and water games, all designed to promote the enjoyment of active movement.
UNC Asheville faculty are widely published across the spectrum of genres – from poetry to physics. Now they are sharing their stories of challenges and successes in the publishing world.
UNC Asheville's Ramsey Library will host a seven-part lecture series "Brown Bag Book Talks with UNC Asheville Faculty Authors." The talks will be held at 12:30 p.m. in Special Collections, third floor of Ramsey Library. The events are free and open to the public.
UNC Asheville will hold a retrospective exhibition of works by noted Asheville sculptor and former professor Dan Millspaugh from January 30 to February 25 in UNC Asheville's S. Tucker Cooke Gallery. An opening reception will be held 6-8 p.m. Friday, Jan. 30, in the gallery. Millspaugh will give a gallery talk at 1:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 5, in the gallery. Events are free and open to the public.