UNC Asheville will host a talk by internationally recognized psychology scholar and media personality Philip Zimbardo at 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 2, at UNC Asheville's Reuter Center. In his talk, "The Lucifer Effect in Action: My Journey from Evil to Heroism," Zimbardo will discuss his study of how high pressure situations can force good people to do bad things.
UNC Asheville will host a talk on "Defending the Rule of Law: The Guantanamo Bay Detainees" by civil rights attorney Frank Goldsmith at 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 25, at UNC Asheville's Highsmith University Union, room 221. Goldsmith, an expert on international humanitarian law, is representing one of the detainees at Guantanamo Bay detention camp.
UNC Asheville's Distance and Continuing Education Office, a division of the Asheville Graduate Center, will host a series of Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) courses beginning March 16. The classes will allow builders, contractors, architects and others in the industry to receive accreditation and credentialing maintenance in the growing green building sector.
The UNC Asheville 2009-2010 Writers at Home Series continues with readings by Joan Heller and Kim Purser, both graduates of UNC Asheville's Master of Liberal Arts Program, at 3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 21, at Malaprop's Bookstore/Café, 55 Haywood St., downtown Asheville. The event is free and open to the public.
The Asheville community will have the opportunity to engage with two members of the UNC Asheville faculty in this semester’s “Brown Bag Book Talks with UNC Asheville Faculty Authors.” Representing the Literature and History departments, the lecture series offers lively and engaging stories from the professors’ own publishing experiences. The one-hour lectures will be held at 12:30 p.m. in Special Collections, third floor of the Ramsey Library.
Catherine Frank, director of Duke University's Osher Lifelong Learning Institute, has been named executive director of UNC Asheville's North Carolina Center for Creative Retirement. The appointment was made following a national search. She will begin her new post June 1.
TheatreUNCA will stage the Naomi Wallace drama “The Trestle at Pope Lick Creek” February 24-28 at UNC Asheville’s Carol Belk Theater. Curtain is 8 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday with a 2 p.m. Sunday matinee. All shows are open to the public.
UNC Asheville is taking advantage of the growing trend in online and teleconference education to improve access to classes for across the state. This spring the university will offer a 300-level education course for lateral entry teachers worth three credit hours.
POSTPONED UNTIL MARCH 30 DUE TO WINTER WEATHER -- More than 55 organizations are scheduled to participate in UNC Asheville’s Internship and Job Fair from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 16, in UNC Asheville’s Highsmith University Union.