Registration is open at UNC Asheville for a distance learning course for working teachers seeking lateral entry licensure. Teleconference sites include UNC Asheville and Blue Ridge Community College. Other sites can be arranged for five or more participants.
UNC Asheville will host a talk on "Conservation in Archaeology: Case Studies in the Mediterranean," by archaeologist and scholar Roberto Nardi, at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 20, in UNC Asheville's Ramsey Library, Whitman Room.
The Black Mountain College Museum + Arts Center and UNC Asheville are pleased to present Re-Viewing Black Mountain College2, an international conference that explores the history and rich legacy of the innovative Black Mountain College. The October 8-10 conference includes includes more than 45 panels, performance, poetry and film. Internationally known sculptor Kenneth Snelson will give the keynote address.
UNC Asheville's Center for Jewish Studies will present "Jewish Body/Jewish Mind: An Anthropologist Looks at His Own People," a lecture by noted author and scholar Melvin Konner, M.D. The talk begins at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 28, at UNC Asheville’s Reuter Center. The event is free and open to the public.
The Renaissance Computing Institute (RENCI) at UNC Asheville will hold a drop-in open house from 3:30-5 p.m. Friday, October 15, at the RENCI at UNC Asheville Engagement Site, located in the Grove Arcade in downtown Asheville. The event is free and open to the public.
The Fall 2010 issue of “The Great Smokies Review,” an online literary magazine published by UNC Asheville’s Great Smokies Writing Program (GSWP), is now on the Web and ready for viewing at www.thegreatsmokiesreview.org.
Registration is now open for a Graduate Record Examination (GRE) prep course offered by UNC Asheville's Professional Education Program. Classes will meet on UNC Asheville's campus beginning October 18.
The UNC Asheville Board of Trustees recently honored noted civic leader Janice W. Brumit for her extensive work in the community by naming Pisgah House in her honor. Now known as the Janice W. Brumit Pisgah House at UNC Asheville, the multipurpose facility serves as the residence for UNC Asheville chancellors and as a venue for meetings and events hosted by the chancellor on behalf of the university.
UNC Asheville’s Career Center will host a panel discussion on careers for animal lovers at 4 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 5, at UNC Asheville’s Highsmith University Union, Mountain Suites. The panel of local experts will address employment opportunities and provide an opportunity for students to gain professional advice. The event is free and open to the public.
UNC Asheville’s Craft Studies Initiative will continue its “Meet the Maker: Conversations of Meaning with Craftspeople” lecture series with a special talk by studio furniture maker and sculptor Gail Fredell. She will discuss her work at 6 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 7, at UNC Asheville’s Owen Hall, room 302. Fredell, who recently moved to Asheville, is completing a number of projects that range in scale and context from residential, functional furniture to public sculpture, for both interior spaces and landscape settings.