The future of Venezuela in the wake of Hugo Chavez’ death will be the topic of the first Fall 2013 World Affairs Council series presentation, at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 3 in UNC Asheville’s Reuter Center. The series is co-sponsored by the WNC chapter of the World Affairs Council, the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at UNC Asheville, and the university's Department of Political Science.
Architect Vladimir Belogolovsky, founder of New York-based Intercontinental Curatorial Project, will present a talk, "Colombia Transformed, Architecture = Politics," at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 22 in UNC Asheville's Laurel Forum, Karpen Hall. The event is free and open to the public.
UNC Asheville will welcome some 600 freshmen to campus on Friday, August 16, when the residence halls open to new students and the university holds its annual Convocation ceremony. UNC Asheville enrolled 553 first-year students last fall, and 540 in the fall of 2011.
EVENT NOW RESCHEDULED FOR NOV. 6 - Cornel West, author of Race Matters and Democracy Matters, will discuss the role of race, gender and class in American society in a public lecture at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 16 in the Kimmel Arena at UNC Asheville's Sherrill Center. The event is free and open to the public.
A few openings remain for Osher Lifelong Learning Institute’s nationally renowned “Paths to Creative Retirement” workshop. The three-day session focusing on the non-financial aspects of life’s second half will be held from Friday, August 30 to Sunday, September 1 at UNC Asheville’s Reuter Center.
The nationally renowned College for Seniors will open registration for its new fall semester courses at 8 a.m. on August 15, in UNC Asheville’s Reuter Center. The College for Seniors courses are offered by OLLI, the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at UNC Asheville.
Eleven UNC Asheville Art Department faculty members will display their work in a wide-ranging exhibition Aug. 23-Oct. 4 at UNC Asheville's S. Tucker Cooke Gallery. The show kicks off the gallery's 2013-2014 season. There will be an opening reception from 6-8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 23, in the gallery.
UNC Asheville is featured in the 2014 edition of Princeton Review’s The Best 378 Colleges, and also is ranked at No. 13 on the “Town-Gown Relations are Great” list that is part of the annual guidebook released today.
The faculty team behind “Food for Thought,” UNC Asheville’s interdisciplinary course cluster exploring issues related to food production and consumption, has been named the winner of the 2013 William E. Bennett Award for Extraordinary Contributions to Citizen Science from the National Center for Science and Civic Engagement.