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.
UNC Asheville honored former chancellor David G. Brown, renaming the former University Hall as Brown Hall in a ceremony attended by some 250 people on the university campus today. Brown and his wife, Lin, who live in Asheville, took part in the ceremony, surrounded by family and friends.
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.
U.S. News & World Report's new "Best Colleges 2013" rankings confirm UNC Asheville's standing as one of the nation's leading public liberal arts colleges. The rankings, released online today (Wednesday, Sept. 12), rate UNC Asheville as the seventh best public liberal arts college in the nation, up from eighth last year.