UNC Asheville will celebrate Native American Heritage Month with a series of special events including a panel discussion, storytelling performance, and presentations of Cherokee language, ceremonies, pottery, ceremonies and rituals.
UNC Asheville's Amnesty International chapter presents a film festival, November 5-9, featuring four documentaries selected for their power, inspirational qualities, and ability to raise awareness of human rights issues.
Larry Andre, director of the U.S. Special Envoy Office to Sudan, just returned from that country, will provide an update on ongoing crisis there which has caused the displacement of 900,000 people in the past year. His talk is sponsored by the World Affairs Council, the UNC Asheville Department of Political Science and the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI). Andre will speak at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 13 at the UNC Asheville Reuter Center, Manheimer Room.
Food Day at UNC Asheville will present a chance to learn more about the federal farm bill and its impact on local farmers and food consumers. Food Day activities are free and open to the public and take place from 4-8:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 24, in UNC Asheville's Sherrill Center, Mountain View Room.
"Ghost Ships of the Klondike Gold Rush," an illustrated lecture by Robyn Woodward describing her work preserving and documenting shipwrecks along the Yukon River in Canada, will take place at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 1 in Ramsey Library, Whitman Room.
"Lincoln: The Constitution and the Civil War," a national traveling exhibition, will open at UNC Asheville's Ramsey Library on October 15. The exhibit examines how President Lincoln viewed the Constitution as applied to three intertwined crises of the Civil War—the secession of Southern states, slavery and wartime civil liberties.
Retired Ambassador James Larocco will discuss "The Arab Spring: Is it Summer (or Winter) Yet, And Why Does it Matter?" at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 2 in UNC Asheville's Reuter Center, home of the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI at UNC Asheville). Larocco is director of the Near East South Asia Center for Strategic Students at the Department of Defense/National Defense University.
Paul Rozin, University of Pennsylvania professor of psychology, presents "Food is Good (Not Bad) To Eat, and Natural Isn't Always Good" at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 25, in UNC Asheville's Humanities Lecture Hall.