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.
A new exhibit featuring ceramics, drawing, painting, photography, printmaking, and sculpture opens October 1 at UNC Asheville's S. Tucker Cooke Gallery. The exhibiting artists have been invited by the Art Department faculty and represent the six media concentrations currently offered at UNC Asheville.
UNC Asheville’s chapter of the National Society of Collegiate Scholars (NSCS) recently received a gold award at the NSCS Honor Gala in Washington, D.C. The chapter received the award for meeting a series of goals, including holding an induction ceremony, creating a student mentoring program, holding campus-wide events to support NSCS’ integrity initiative, creating an on-campus membership recruitment campaign and engaging a campus office in a chapter event.
UNC Asheville’s Blowers Gallery will exhibit paintings by Pat Calderone during the month of October. A meet-the-artist reception will be held from 4 - 6 p.m., Friday, Oct. 1, in the Blowers Gallery on the ground floor of the Ramsey Library at UNC Asheville. The show, “Dance of the Spirit,” features works in acrylics and charcoal on canvas.