UNC Asheville's Biology Department will celebrate Appalachian nature with its 39th annual Spring Wildflower and Bird Pilgrimage April 29-May 1. Sixteen special events, including talks and guided tours, will focus on local flora and fauna. All are open to the public.
UNC Asheville has been awarded $599,850 by the National Science Foundation (NSF) that will provide 31 chemistry students with scholarships and implement a program to enhance educational support in the chemistry major. The program will include recruiting motivated and promising students, providing opportunities for undergraduate research, offering faculty and peer mentorship, and educating and grooming students for success as chemistry professionals.
The Renaissance Computing Institute (RENCI) at UNC Asheville invites the public to attend a drop-in open house from 3:30-5 p.m. Friday, April 1, at the RENCI at UNC Asheville Engagement Site, located in the Grove Arcade in downtown Asheville. The event is free and open to the public.
UNC Asheville's Center for Craft, Creativity & Design will unveil its new brochure Wednesday evening, highlighting the work of two WNC art organizations that are models of "green" and sustainable practices, Energy Xchange of Burnsville, and Jackson County Green Energy Park (JCGEP) in Dillsboro.
Modeling "green" and sustainable approaches to craft while producing beautiful and meaningful works will be the focus of a moderated panel discussion at 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 16, at UNC Asheville's Owen Hall, 3rd floor conference center.
Young scientists from 13 middle schools and nine high schools in Western North Carolina will test their talents in the 12th annual regional Science Olympiad Tournament at UNC Asheville Saturday, March 19. The competition will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at various locations across campus. Each team can field a group of 18 students in a host of science related events, ranging from forensics to food science.
Promising to avoid all explicit mention of mathematics, Edward Burger, arguably the nation's premiere math teacher, will deliver the 10th Annual Parsons Lecture at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 24, in UNC Asheville's Lipinsky Auditorium.
The UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy will hold an open house and information session from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 28, at UNC Asheville's Highsmith University Union, Alumni Hall. The open house is for high school students, college students, and college graduates interested in applying to the doctor of pharmacy (PharmD) program that will be located in Asheville.
UNC Asheville's nationally renowned College for Seniors has opened registration for spring term courses, held March 21-May 13. Course catalogues were mailed today and course listings are available online. Classes will take place at UNC Asheville's Reuter Center, home of the North Carolina Center for Creative Retirement.
T. Colin Campbell, nutrition expert, researcher, and author of the award-winning bestseller, "The China Study," will discuss his groundbreaking research during a visit to Asheville in February. Campbell has examined correlations between diet, lifestyle and health outcomes over many years among large numbers of people, and has become a leading advocate for the health benefits of an entirely plant-based diet. Former President Clinton recently cited "The China Study" in explaining how he lost 24 pounds by switching to a plant-based diet in hopes of improving his heart health.