All Announcements

  • Simulcast of "An Evening With Thomas Piketty" Set for Humanities Lecture Hall

    Posted: Tuesday, September 30 The UNC Asheville Economics Department presents "An Evening with Thomas Piketty," simulcast live from The New School in New York City. The simulcast is free and open to the public from 5:15-7:15 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 3. The location has now been set - the event takes place in Humanities Lecture Hall.

    poster with photo of Picketty also has credentialing information on the event speakers

  • Faculty Research Forum

    Posted: Monday, September 29 Drop in to meet and engage with our new faculty in the Department of Management and Accountancy. Gwen Whitfield, Susan Clark Muntean, Deena Burris, and Jeff Shields will discuss their current research projects on Friday November 21st 2-4pm in HIG 104.
  • Faculty, Student Take to the Stage in Waynesville

    Posted: Thursday, September 25 Professor George Heard will seek to create some on-stage chemistry when he and senior Italo Medelius perform as part of the cast of the comedy, "Urinetown" (the musical), over the next three weekends at Hart Theatre in Waynesville. The music director is Chuck Taft.

    The posted description of the play is: "Really?? Is that the title? Can’t we change it? The Tony award-winning Broadway Musical about the ultimate corporate takeover - a water shortage forces the tight regulation of all public Facilities – so if you wanna go.. you gotta pay. Revolution ensues. In the style of Kurt Weil’s “Three Penny Opera”, this hilarious new musical was a smash hit in New York and on tour."

    The show is best suited for teens and up. Shows are Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. with Sunday matinees at 3 p.m. through Oct. 12. For ticket prices and more details, visit the Haywood Arts Regional Theatre website.

  • Merritt Moseley Presents Keynote Talks on Academic Fiction

    Posted: Tuesday, September 23 Merritt Moseley, professor of literature and language, crossed the Atlantic to deliver keynote addresses on the subject of academic fiction at two international conferences in Romania this past summer.

    The first conference, at the Lucian Blaga University in Sibiu, a historic town in Transylvania, focused on East-West cultural exchanges. Moseley’s talk was appropriately themed East-West in Academic Fiction: An Unequal Exchange?

    A week later in Romania’s capital city, he delivered a talk titled Smaller World: The Academic Novel as Canary in the Coal Mine of Higher Education at the annual conference sponsored by the Department of English at the University of Bucharest.

    Moseley was the lone American at both conferences and the only native English speaker. He will return to Eastern Europe next year, as he has been invited to deliver a keynote address at a conference in Poland. 

  • International Photo Contest with $250 award

    Posted: Tuesday, September 16 Each year the Study Abroad office hosts an International Photo Contest where students, faculty and staff can submit photographs they have taken while abroad. Sharing their overseas experiences with the UNC Asheville community brings the world to Asheville and helps the larger community better relate to their experiences.

    ItalyThe annual International Photo Contest will display the 1st, 2nd, 3rd and Honorable Mention photos for each category in Blowers Gallery in April.  These images are placed on permanent display across campus at the conclusion of the show.

    A new addition this year is the Chancellor's Choice Award.  All student photos will be considered by the Chancellor's office, independent of the winners chosen by the Photo Contest Committee.  The photo that the Chacellor's office chooses, will be purchased by them and the photographer will receive the $250.

    Submissions are due October 1. Visit the Study Abroad website for more information. 

  • Fall 2014 Brown Bag Talks at Ramsey Library

    Posted: Thursday, September 11 We are pleased to announce this semester's Ramsey Library Brown Bag Talks. Bring your lunch and join your colleagues for informal presentations and discussions about research and recent publications. Brown Bags are held from 12:30-1:30 on Thursday afternoons and are held in Ramsey Library’s Special Collections, unless a different location is noted.

    Brown Bag presenters this semester include:

    September 25: Kirk Boyle, Literature and Language. “Creative Documentation of Creative Destruction: On Margin Call and Other Great Recession Documentaries” 

    Join Kirk Boyle for a reading from the introduction to his edited collection The Great Recession in Fiction, Film, and Television: Twenty-First-Century Bust Culture

    October 9: William Spellman, Professor of History and Director of COPLAC.

    Join Bill Spellman as he discusses his latest book, A Brief History of Death

    October 23: Joseph Urgo, Provost.  “What’s Knotty in Higher Education.”  

    Join Provost Joseph Urgo in a discussion on issues facing the academy at large. Topics may include student access vs student motivation, intellectual elitism in a democracy, the invasiveness of popular culture, the age-old tendency to make war on the young, and general confusion about various forms of financial aid and the "cost" of a college education. 

    November 6: Ellen Holmes Pearson, Department of History, Jeff McClurken, Professor of History, University of Mary Washington, and Greg Dillingham, Distance Learning Services Manager, TLTR Ramsey Library  (To be held in the Square D Classroom, Ramsey Library 001)

    Join Ellen Holmes Pearson and Jeff McClurken as they discuss the Century America Digital Liberal Arts Project,  a collaborative effort between COPLAC member campuses that were founded before 1914, the year when World War I began in Europe. Taught by Ellen Pearson and Jeff McClurken, with extensive technical support from Greg Dillingham, the Century America Project brought together thirteen students from nine different COPLAC schools across the country in a virtual classroom setting to examine how their campuses and communities fared from 1914-1919. Jeff McClurken will be participating via videoconference.

    A full schedule of Brown Bag Talks is available here:

    Feel free to bring your lunch. Light refreshments and beverages will be provided.

    For questions, please contact Gene Hyde, Head of Special Collections, at 251-6645 or

  • International Photo Contest

    Posted: Thursday, August 21 Have stories about your international adventures? Have pictures to go along with them? Submit photos (limit one per category) for this year's International Photo Contest.

    Submit photos (limit one per category) for this year's International Photo Contest

    For submission information: or attached application.

    Deadline: October 1

    Winning photos will be on display in Blowers Gallery of Ramsey Library in April 2015 and a reception will be held for participants to relay stories about their travels and photos.  Photos will be placed on permanent display on campus after the exhibition.