Brooke Allen, author of “Moral Minority: Our Skeptical Founding Fathers” (2006, Ivan R. Dee), will lecture about the religious beliefs (or lack thereof) among our nation’s founders. Her talk is free and open to the public, and begins at 7 p.m. Monday, Feb. 13, in UNC Asheville’s Humanities Lecture Hall.
Natasha Tretheway, one of America’s most acclaimed poets and a compelling speaker, will offer a reading and talk at 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 23, in UNC Asheville’s Humanities Lecture Hall. This event is free and open to the public.
“Go Spartans: Girls’ Athletics in Ancient Greece,” is the subject of a guest lecture by Jenifer Neils at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 16, in the Whitman Room of UNC Asheville’s Ramsey Library. Neils is the Ruth Coulter Heede Professor of Art History and Classics at Case Western Reserve University. This lecture is free and open to the public.
Norman Fischer, a poet and Zen Buddhist priest, will present a poetry reading and lecture on two consecutive evenings at UNC Asheville. Fischer’s work focuses on Zen’s application to Western culture and on the relationship between Buddhist and Jewish practice; his appearances are sponsored by the Center for Jewish Studies at UNC Asheville.
“Are You Ready to Fix Racism? (or are you still pretending it doesn’t exist?),” a presentation by damali ayo, will highlight a series of events at UNC Asheville to commemorate Martin Luther King Jr. Week. Her talk begins at 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 19, 2012 in UNC Asheville’s Lipinsky Auditorium and is free and open to the public.
The story of Jonah, as considered by Judaism, Christianity and Islam, will be the subject of a lecture by Dr. Katherine Peters, “Jonah’s Whale of a Tale,” 7 p.m. Monday, Nov. 14 in UNC Asheville’s Humanities Lecture Hall. The lecture is free and open to the public.
The Center for Craft, Creativity & Design (CCCD), a center of UNC Asheville, is pleased to announce the 2011 Craft Research Fund grant awards. This is the center’s 7th year of awarding $95,000 annually to advance, expand and support research about craft in the United States for both graduate and professional level scholars. This national grant program is funded by a private charitable foundation.
Sociologist and writer Karin Peterson will deliver the final lecture in the Fall 2011 “Meet the Maker” series at UNC Asheville, titled “How the Ordinary Becomes Extraordinary: The Modern Eye and the Quilt as Art Form.” Peterson, associate professor of Sociology at UNC Asheville, will speak at 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 3, in Owen Hall room 302 on the campus.
Anthropologist Richard Leventhal will present a lecture titled, “Stealing the Past: Collectors and Museums of the 21st Century,” at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 27, in UNC Asheville’s Ramsey Library. The talk is free and open to the public.