“I couldn’t be more thrilled,” says Natalie DeRatt, UNC Asheville graduate and newly appointed member of the U.S. national team for bobsledding. After finishing third in two team selection races (in Lake Placid, N.Y., and Park City, Utah), the Asheville athlete was confirmed on Nov. 9 as one of the youngest members of the 2014-2015 […]
For local weather wonks, the annual Western North Carolina Weather Calendar has been a must-have for decades. The 2015 version goes on sale today, Nov. 11, and marks the 30th published by the UNC Asheville Atmospheric Sciences Department. As always, the unique 12-month calendar features an assortment of Asheville updated climatological data such as monthly […]
It’s tricky to find a clique of electronic musicians whose message resonates as much as the bass it’s dubbed over. A Tribe Called Red, composed of three like-minded Canadian DJs, tours the country on a quest to promote empowerment and reverence for native culture. DJ NDN, Bear Witness and 2oolman juxtapose chants and drumming samples […]
Mary K. Grant, president of the Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts since 2002, has been elected chancellor of the University of North Carolina at Asheville by the Board of Governors.
America continues to have a difficult time facing its past, especially when this requires taking an in-depth look at slavery. Slavery does not comport with our claims about our founding ideals. Thus, when memorializing the past, Americans are more comfortable with images that don’t glaringly highlight the country’s hypocrisy.
Nearly 150 years after the end of the Civil War, one of the era’s most important historical documents was displayed in Western North Carolina for the first time ever.
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.
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)
North Carolina author Wiley Cash’s newest novel hits a home run. Cash will appear at UNC Asheville’s “Celebrating Madison County” showcase which takes place Oct. 25-26.
UNC Asheville will host its third annual Well-A-Bration, celebrating healthful living and wellness, September 16- 17. The series of events includes a health fair that’s free and open to the public.
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.
The charitable foundation offered a similar $2.1 million to UNC-Asheville in the late-aughts, but rescinded it after fundraising efforts failed to manifest.
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)
Silence penetrated the room as two UNC Asheville faculty members read anonymous stories of sexual harassment from a stack of notecards. The stories were shared at a sexual harassment speak-out event held on Thursday, Feb. 28, where UNCA faculty, staff and students discussed what sexual harassment means and how to respond both individually and culturally. (Includes audio)
On Tuesday, Oct. 2, Vice President Joe Biden spoke to a crowd of almost 2,000 in UNCA’s Justice Center as part of a grassroots event. His speech focused on differences between President Obama and Mitt Romney, education, the middle class, taxes, the economy and more. This is his sixth trip to the Tarheel state this year. These are the photos from the Oct. 2 event. (All photos by Xpress reporter Caitlin Byrd)
University Hall is now Brown Hall. (UNCA photo)
The Astronomy Club of Asheville is funding the full cost of a small campus laboratory that will house two telescopes, UNCA officials report.
Noted climate scientist Michael Mann will speak Tuesday, April 3, at UNCA; Nobel Prize-winning researcher will discuss his new book, “The Hockey Stick and the Climate Wars.”
After losing in a heart-breaking game against Syracuse in the NCAA tournament, the UNC Asheville men’s basketball team returned to a warm reception from fans, students and the Asheville community on Sunday, March 18. Above, senior guard Matt Dickey speaks to the crowd (photo by Megan Dombroski).
UNC Asheville was chosen to be the No. 16 seed in the East Region for the NCAA basketball tournament. The Bulldogs will face No. 1 seed Syracuse on Thursday in Pittsburgh.
(Photo by Bill Rhodes)
With a decisive win over Charleston Southern University at the Kimmel Center (91-64) the Bulldogs will meet VMI at noon Saturday