Cornel West has had to reschedule his public lecture at UNC Asheville due to a family emergency. The public lecture, originally scheduled for October 16 in Kimmel Arena, will now take place at 7:30 p.m., on Wednesday, November 6, in Kimmel Arena at UNC Asheville’s Sherrill Center.
Poet, editor and professor Michael McFee will present a reading of his works at 7 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 4 in UNC Asheville’s Karpen Hall, Laurel Forum. McFee’s reading will be preceded by a short reading by his former student, Evan Gurney, assistant professor of literature at UNC Asheville.
Nationally acclaimed education scholar Lisa Delpit will speak about issues in education reform and diversity in a talk at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 24 in UNC Asheville’s Sherrill Center, Mountain View Room.
John Wingerter, director of Health Insurance Information Services for the Council on Aging of Buncombe County, will present an informational program on the Affordable Care Act (ACA) at 2 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 17 at UNC Asheville’s Reuter Center. The event is free and open to the public.
Distinguished chemist Harry Gray, founding director of the Beckman Institute at the California Institute of Technology, will deliver UNC Asheville's 16th annual S. Dexter Squibb Lectures on October 15-16.
The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute will hold an advance care planning workshop from 7-9 p.m. on Thursday, October 17, at the Reuter Center, home of OLLI at UNC Asheville. This workshop is free and open to the public.
African desert rocker Omara “Bombino” Moctar will kick off his U.S. tour with a performance in UNC Asheville’s Lipinsky Auditorium at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 20. Bombino arrives in Asheville after touring France, Italy, the U.K and Scandinavia; his U.S. tour will culminate in Carnegie Hall in New York City.
Chad Smith, the former principal chief of the Cherokee Nation, will give a presentation discussing the principle-based leadership organization and "Point A to Point B" leadership model used during his tenure. His talk takes place at 12:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 12 in UNC Asheville’s Sherrill Center, Mountain View Room.
Registration is now open for the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) and the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) prep classes offered by the Asheville Graduate Center. Classes will meet on the UNC Asheville campus.
Amber Munger, a human rights activist living in Haiti, will compare and contrast the work of Haitian grassroots organizations with that of international development agencies in a talk, “Nothing About Us Without Us.”