Location Change for Sebastian Martorana LecturePosted: The March 5 lecture by stone sculptor Sebastian Martorana has been moved to Owen Hall room 237.
For more information on this event, please see the news release.
UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy LEAD Program Application Deadline Extended to March 16Posted: The LEAD program application deadline has been extended to Monday, March 16.
Anyone who would like to attend, but anticipates having difficulty meeting the March 16 application deadline should contact David Mitchell directly (email/phone information below).
Please refer anyone who is interested in exploring a career in pharmacy and learning how to be a competitive pharmacy school applicant.
The UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy LEAD program is scheduled for Saturday, March 21 in Karpen Hall, 8:00 am – 3 pm.
This is a free program, but you must apply: www.pharmacy.unc.edu/lead
Will Gunn Interviewed on Public Radio In Advance of UNC Asheville AppearancePosted: Will Gunn, the Air Force colonel who put together and supervised the first team of military lawyers that defended Guantanamo detainees, was interviewed on WCQS 88.1 FM public radio in advance of his talk at UNC Asheville.
Gunn's talk, the second in the new Moral Challenges Speaker Series, will take place at 12:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 5, at the Humanities Lecture Hall on campus. It is free and open to the public.
Gunn's interview with WCQS News Director David Hurand will be excepted during local portions of All Things Considered on March 2, and on Morning Edition on March 3. The full-length interview can be streamed at WCQS.org.
For more information, see the news release.
Brown Bag Talk with Holly Iglesias on March 5Posted: Iglesias will be reading from "Fruta Bomba," a chapbook of poems, the middle section of a full-length collection tentatively entitled "The Sturdy Child of Terror."
The title is drawn from Winston Churchill's final speech to the House of Commons in 1955 in which he describes the tensions of the Cold War as "a stage in this story where safety will be the sturdy child of terror, and survival the twin brother of annihilation." The poems in Fruta Bomba draw on Dr. Iglesias' experiences as a young adult in the 1970s among the Cuban exile community in Miami, which by the end of that decade was identified by the FBI as the terrorist capital of the United States. Miami—lush, seductive, drop-dead gorgeous.
The Brown Bag Talk will be held from 12:30-1:30 on Thursday, March 5 in Ramsey Library's Special Collections. Feel free to bring your lunch. Light refreshments will be served.
Documentary Film, "To Light a Candle," Screens March 3 at 6:30 p.m.Posted: The UNC Asheville Chapters of She's the First and the American Civil Liberties Union are co-sponsoring a screening of the documentary film "To Light a Candle," which tells the story of the denial of secondary education in Iran to members of the Baha'i Faith, the largest religious minority in that country.
The UNC Asheville Chapters of She's the First and the American Civil Liberties Union are co-sponsoring a screening of the documentary film "To Light a Candle," which tells the story of the denial of secondary education in Iran to members of the Baha'i Faith, the largest religious minority in that country. It also chronicles that community's resilience in establishing its own Baha'i Institute of Higher Education to provide education to its members in spite of governmental restrictions. The program takes place at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, March 3 in The Grotto in Highsmith Union, with refreshments and a panel discussion to follow. For more information please visit educationisnotacrime.me.
UNC Asheville in round two in PETA’s Favorite Vegan Friendly College competitionPosted: UNC Asheville has made it to round two in PETA’s Favorite Vegan Friendly College competition.
UNC Asheville is currently competing against Warren Wilson College. Vote at PETA2's website.
Image from Special Collections selected for cover of "College and Research Libraries News"Posted: A snowy image from UNC Asheville's Special Collections was selected for the cover of this month's College and Research Libraries News.
It depicts a snowy Patton Avenue in the late 1950s and is a part of the E. M. Ball Collection.
Tamie Beldue has drawings in exhibition at Mars Hill UniversityPosted: An upcoming exhibition at MHU's Weizenblatt Gallery will feature the work of three local artists: Tamie Beldue, Kreh Mellick and Jon Sours. The exhibition, which is titled "Connections," will be on exhibit from February 12 through March 13, with an opening reception on February 12 from 6 to 8 pm in the gallery.
Tamie Beldue's work has been featured in numerous solo and group exhibitions, reviews and articles, and permanent collections throughout the United States. Beldue holds an MFA degree in drawing and printmaking from the University of Cincinnati, and has been an assistant professor [associate professor in 2014] of drawing at [UNC] Asheville since 2008. Previously, she was an adjunct professor of the Columbus College of Art and Design.
For more information, visit the Department of Art website.