Virginia Derryberry, painter and Art Department chair at UNC Asheville, is one of seven artists featured in an exhibit at the University of Tennessee’s Ewing Gallery. “Continuare: The Figurative Tradition in Contemporary Art,” presents regional artists’ depictions of the human form in diverse media.
The University of North Carolina at Asheville announced today a $25,000 grant from Progress Energy to support the university’s joint engineering programs with N.C. State. The grant will be used to purchase lab equipment needed for engineering courses and undergraduate research.
Writer and performer Elisabeth Gray will stage a special performance of her solo show, "Southern (dis)Comfort," at 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 9, at UNC Asheville's Belk Theatre. Proceeds from the event will benefit UNC Asheville's scholarship program and Gray's New Umbrella Inc., an Asheville-based multidisciplinary arts organization.
CHAPEL HILL – Thomas W. Ross, President of Davidson College and a former North Carolina Superior Court judge and foundation executive, was today (August 26) unanimously elected president of the 17-campus University of North Carolina during a specially called meeting of the UNC Board of Governors.
With five actors portraying 38 characters, this is a collection of theatrical sketches about identity. It has been has been staged in Spain, Costa Rica and Columbia. Now, thanks to the work of UNC Asheville faculty, students and alumni, “Sí, pero no lo soy” will make its North American debut at the N.C. Stage Company in Asheville.
Local writers will have the opportunity to hone their skills with UNC Asheville's Great Smokies Writing Program's fall workshops in poetry and prose. These classes, which meet for ten weeks, are open to all interested writers but class size is limited; early registration is suggested.
This special four-course concentration is designed to bridge the gap between climate scientists and government, business and community organizations whose decisions and work may be impacted by climate change.
UNC Asheville received high marks in the 2011 edition of U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Colleges” rankings released on August 17. UNC Asheville ranked fifth among National Liberal Arts Colleges in “The 2011 Up-and-Comers” list, which highlights schools with “the most promising and innovative changes.”
From 1976 to 2006, land development in the North Carolina mountains increased 568 percent, from 34,348 acres to 229,422 acres, and is expected to increase another 63 percent by 2030 (an additional 145,374 acres), according to a study just released by researchers at the Renaissance Computing Institute (RENCI) at UNC Charlotte.