An investigation by UNC Asheville Police has resulted in the arrest of two suspects in an armed robbery that was reported in a campus parking lot the night of March 20. The victim of the robbery, a UNC Asheville student, was not injured.
With the April 15 deadline looming for filing income tax returns, Saturday, April 6, brings one last chance for community residents to get their income tax returns prepared for free by UNC Asheville volunteers as part of the IRS VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance) program. The tax preparation assistance team will be ready to prepare tax returns from 10:30 a.m.-2 p.m., April 6, in the Pack Memorial Library, 67 Haywood Street in downtown Asheville. (The library is closed March 30 for the Easter holiday.) No appointment is necessary.
The 2013 UNC Asheville Queer Studies Conference will take place April 4-6 in various locations on campus. This biennial conference is a gathering of academics, artists and activists, including participants from around the country and abroad, addressing issues of gender, sexuality, diversity, human and civil rights.
The UNC Asheville Police Department is continuing its investigation into the report of a robbery of a UNC Asheville student that occurred Wednesday night, March 20, in parking lot P26, near Zeis Hall. The student was not injured.
UNC Asheville faculty will begin intensive work this summer with teams of teachers from Asheville City and McDowell County Schools to help the schools implement new state standards, provide more intellectually rigorous instruction, and support teaching of "big ideas."
Local artists Jeremy Russell and Valeria Watson-Doost, creators of the "Whole Earth Theory" exhibition at UNC Asheville's Highsmith University Union Gallery, will be joined by members of UNC Asheville's faculty for a panel discussion, "Boundaries," on the nexus of art and politics at 6 p.m. Monday, March 25 at the Highsmith University Union Grotto on campus.
A comical yet serious presentation – "The Great Pi vs. E Debate" – will be staged at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 28, in UNC Asheville's Lipinsky Auditorium. The event, UNC Asheville's annual Parsons Lecture, showcases eminent scholars explaining math theories and problems in innovative ways understood by non-mathematicians.
Is Batman psychotic? Does he have PTSD? Why has Batman, born on the eve of World War II, endured and grown as an iconic character and what does that say about us? Travis Langley, author of "Batman and Psychology: A Dark and Stormy Knight" (Wiley, 2012) will probe these questions and more in a talk at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 21, at UNC Asheville's Lipinsky Auditorium.