The University of North Carolina at Asheville has announced the creation of a new institute that aims to be a national model for blending environmental study with business and sustainable economic growth in urban and rural landscapes.
From a press release: Ceramics and art sale at UNC Asheville, April 25 & 26 UNC Asheville’s Department of Art will hold its annual Spring Ceramic and Art Sale from 4–7 p.m. Friday, April 25, and 10 a.m.–2 p.m. Saturday, April 26, in the S. Tucker Cooke Gallery, located on the ground floor of Owen […]
Last weekend offered a whirlwind of events for the area’s food and environmentally conscious citizens, including multiple chances to see the “Lunatic Farmer” himself, Joel Salatin of Polyface Farms. Salatin has risen to notoriety through his appearances in Michael Pollan’s book, The Omnivore’s Dilemma and through his film appearances in Food, Inc. and Farmaggedon. He […]
UNC Asheville is presenting its first Arts Fest, and if the name sounds broad, that’s because it is. Highlights of the eclectic lineup include musical acts Steep Canyon Rangers and David Holt and the Lightning Bolts as well as a performance of A Midsummer Night’s Dream, set in contemporary Asheville. Poetry slams, creative writing workshops, […]
David Holt’s black and white film portraits of some of Appalachian music’s greatest talents — and Holts’ personal mentors — will be shown for the first time at UNC Asheville April 7-16.
Last semester, minority students accounted for 11.9 percent of UNC Asheville’s total enrollment, according to statistics compiled by the school’s Office of Institutional Research. And though the numbers have fluctuated, recruiting and retaining minority students has been an ongoing problem for the school in recent years.
The Environmental Quality Institute’s Stream Monitoring Information Exchange program is currently seeking volunteers to attend a volunteer training on Saturday, March 29th, from 9 a.m.-4 p.m., at UNC Asheville. Once trained, volunteers work in small groups to sample a couple sites, two times per year (about 10 hours of annual service). Volunteer opportunities are open to anyone (11th grade and up) with any level of experience or identification skills.
The Organic Growers School will be holding its 21st annual Spring Conference this weekend March 8 and 9 at UNC Asheville.
Cox discussed the intersections of race, gender and class as a trans woman of color growing up in the South.
Punk rock and comic strips become powerful vehicles for discussing sexism, racism, abuse and inequality at the F-Word Film Festival. The event takes place Wednesday, March 5 at 7 p.m. in the Humanities Lecture Hall at UNCA. Free to the public.
UNC Asheville Chancellor Anne Ponder announced today, Jan. 16, 2014, that she plans to retire from university service on July 31, 2014.
Last night political philosopher, author and radio host Cornel West discussed the role of race, gender and class in America. Photo by Megan Kirby.
In 2011, women held 57 percent of all professional positions in the country but only 25 percent of technology jobs, according to U.S. Department of Labor statistics. Does the Asheville area buck the trend? (Photo by Caitlin Byrd)
The discovery of Abraham Lincoln in a rare photo at the scene of the Gettysburg Address has put local professor Christopher Oakley in the national spotlight as the 150th anniversary of the president’s famed oratory approaches.
Speaking to about 50 people at the Sherrill Center last night, Executive Director of the President’s Council on Fitness, Sports, and Nutrition Shellie Pfohl urged audience members to view improving the health of the nation and ending childhood obesity as everyone’s responsibility. (Photo of Shellie Pfohl courtesy of UNCA)
As hopes of a progressive North Carolina crumble into ruin, there is renewed interest in an LGBT community center in the city that, two years ago, a state senator dubbed “the cesspool of sin” because of its domestic-partner registry.
One of the biggest hurdles facing local advocates of building more multi-modal transportation infrastructure such is as sidewalks and bike lanes is a shortage of data. In order to help determine the need for improvements, the city of Asheville is seeking volunteers to help take a count of those currently using the local sidewalks, bike lanes and greenways.
After spending nearly two hours in a closed session, the 13 members of UNC Asheville’s Board of Trustees announced on Monday, July 29, that Chancellor Anne Ponder passed her job performance review without a hitch. The review occurs every four years, as mandated by state law.
In Buncombe County, thousands of slaves toiled as cooks, farmers, tour guides, maids, blacksmiths, tailors, miners, farmers, road builders and more, local records show. And after mostly ignoring that troubled history for a century and a half, the county is now taking groundbreaking steps to honor the contributions of those former residents by making its slave records readily available online.
UNC Asheville not only attracts degree-seeking students to the Asheville area but it attracts $268 million as well, according to a recent study. (Photo of freshmen move-in day 2011 by Caitlin Byrd)
“Today’s student has literally received messages from millions of channels, all with varying standards and styles,” says UNCA lecturer Michael Gouge. And the result, he maintains, is a generation that’s been inundated with information — without being taught how to read between the lines.