Teaching and Learning through Doing

Bert Holmes, the Carson Distinguished Professor of Chemistry at UNC Asheville, already has a few awards to his name, like the American Chemical Society Award for Undergraduate Researchers and the Catalyst Award for the teaching of chemistry. Now he’s adding two more – the 2018 Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR) Fellows Award and the 2018 Board of Governors Excellence in Teaching Award for UNC Asheville – to his list of accolades.


Climate change. The price of commercialism.

Conceptual artist Mel Chin’s installation in Times Square this summer is designed to provoke thinking on these issues from the millions who will see it every week. And UNC Asheville students have been working since August with Chin, the university’s Black Mountain College Legacy Fellow for fall semester, to bring his ideas to fruition.

Bulldogs to Host Big South Tourney!

The regular season is behind them, and UNC Asheville’s men’s basketball team stands in full possession of first place in the Big South, giving them the right to host the conference championship tournament at Kimmel Arena where the Bulldogs have won 22 of their last 23 games.

The action begins on Thursday, March 1, with two afternoon games and two in the evening. As top seed, the Bulldogs have the primetime limelight, and will tip off their Thursday game at 7 p.m. This is an elimination tournament, so a win is needed to play in one of the two semifinal games on Friday evening.

Master Class with David Brooks

Holding a Kimmel Arena audience rapt with humor, anecdotes and his unique take on American culture and politics, New York Times columnist David Brooks delivered UNC Asheville’s 90th anniversary Founders Day lecture on Oct. 12. And earlier that afternoon, he led a master class for UNC Asheville political science and history students.

Breaking Ground

April 28, 2017 - With more than 100 people on hand to celebrate, the university broke ground on UNC Asheville’s new residence hall which will become home to 294 students in the fall of 2018. The project will increase the amount of on-campus housing by 20 percent.