John Hart, author of bestselling and critically acclaimed mystery novels, will read from and discuss his books at 2 p.m. Friday, Oct. 5, in UNC Asheville's Sherrill Center, Mountain View Room. Hart is the only writer to win two consecutive Edgar Awards for Best Novel. The Edgars are awarded by the Mystery Writers of America.
Today, NCDC announced the launch of a new website that could help climate scientists estimate the historical intensities of hurricanes around the world faster than before—and the public is invited to help.
"Women in Islam," a panel discussion featuring three prominent Muslim women, will take place at 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 27, in UNC Asheville's Humanities Lecture Hall. This event is free and open to the public and is sponsored by two UNC Asheville student organizations, the Muslim Student Association and the Feminist Collective Club.
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.
Theatre UNCA, UNC Asheville's Department of Drama mainstage season, presents "The Giver," Lois Lowry's Newberry Medal-winning book, adapted for the stage by Eric Coble, September 27-30 at the Carol Belk Theatre on the campus.
Janet Koplos and Bruce Metcalf, authors of "Makers: A History of American Studio Craft" (University of North Carolina Press, 2010), will speak at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 9 in the UNC Asheville Reuter Center, home of the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute. A book-signing will follow.
Lauren Winner, a writer, historian and theologian known for chronicling her own spiritual journeys, will present "The Art of Spiritual Memoir" at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 3 in UNC Asheville's Karpen Hall, Laurel Forum.
Marc Freedman, author of "The Big Shift: Navigating the New Stage Beyond Mid-Life" (PublicAffairs, 2011),will speak at 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 21, in UNC Asheville's Reuter Center, home of Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI). Freedman is the founder and CEO of Encore.org, an organization designed to help people transition into career paths during the second half of their lives.