• Rare Lincoln Photo Discovery Puts "Smithsonian" Magazine Spotlight on UNC Asheville’s Christopher Oakley

    Tuesday, September 24, 2013
    Abraham Lincoln
    The discovery of Abraham Lincoln in a rare photo at the scene of the Gettysburg Address has put Christopher Oakley, UNC Asheville assistant professor of new media in the national spotlight as the 150th anniversary of Lincoln’s famed oratory approaches. "Smithsonian" magazine and 'USA TODAY" both featured Oakley in articles published today. Smithsonian asserts that Oakley’s discovery “looks to be the most significant, if not the most provocative Lincoln photographic find of the last 60 years.” Controversy exists because just six years ago, "USA... Full Article>
  • UNC Asheville Board of Trustees to Meet September 27

    Thursday, September 19, 2013
    The UNC Asheville Board of Trustees will meet from 8:15 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday, Sept. 27, in the Sherrill Center, Mission Health Systems Mountain View Conference Room, on the UNC Asheville campus. Full Article>
  • Heath Shuler Headlines Leadership Asheville’s Annual Luncheon Thursday, September 26th

    Thursday, September 19, 2013
    Heath Shuler, senior vice president of federal affairs for Duke Energy Progress, will deliver the keynote address at Leadership Asheville’s fifth Annual Luncheon on Thursday, September 26, 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m., at the Renaissance Asheville Hotel. The celebration of last year’s Leadership Asheville 31 class also will include the presentation of the 2013 Community Trustee Award to Allison Jordan, executive director of Children First. This event is open to the public and tickets are available at ... Full Article>
  • Major General Rick Devereaux to Discuss Drone Warfare

    Wednesday, September 18, 2013
    Major General Rick Devereaux, a former officer in the Air Force, will speak at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, October 1 in UNC Asheville's Reuter Center. Full Article>
  • One-Man Shows, "Lot o’ Shakespeare" and "Moliere Than Thou," to be Performed at UNC Asheville

    Wednesday, September 18, 2013
    Actor and playwright Timothy Mooney will give two one-man performances, "Lot o’ Shakespeare" and "Moliere Than Thou," at UNC Asheville on September 30 and October 1, respectively. Full Article>
  • UNC Asheville Hosts Wisdom Film Festival on September 24

    Tuesday, September 17, 2013
    UNC Asheville’s Healthy Aging Program Initiatives (HAPI) Lab, in collaboration with the Land of Sky Area Agency on Aging, will host an intergenerational Wisdom Film Festival from 12-6:15 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 24. Full Article>
  • “Water’s Role in Supporting Humanity, Industry and the Global Economy” – Symposium at UNC Asheville on September 19

    Tuesday, September 17, 2013
    A symposium on “Understanding Water’s Role in Supporting Humanity, Industry and the Global Economy” will take place at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 19, in UNC Asheville’s Reuter Center, home of the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute. This event is free and Full Article>
  • Novelist Wiley Cash to Headline “Celebrating Madison County”

    Monday, September 16, 2013
    Best-selling novelist Wiley Cash will headline “Celebrating Madison County,” featuring literature, music and photography, presented on October 25-26 at UNC Asheville. Cash will offer a solo reading, and other well-known area writers, photographers and performers will share their creative responses to the cultural heritage and rugged physical beauty of Madison County during this free, two-day event. Cash will read from his best-selling novel, "A Land More Kind... Full Article>
  • Preservation and Digitizing of Slave Deeds Earns National Award

    Monday, September 16, 2013
    Deborah Miles, executive director of UNC Asheville’s Center for Diversity Education, and Drew Reisinger, Buncombe County Register of Deeds, were named co-recipients of a 2013 Award of Merit from the national Council of State Archivists (CoSA). In the nomination for this award, Sarah Koonts, North Carolina state archivist wrote: “By digitizing and making these local records available in a variety of resources, Reisinger and Miles are helping educate people nationally on the variety of resources found in these local offices.” Miles began... Full Article>
  • ReVIEWING Black Mountain College 5: Shaping Craft + Design

    Monday, September 16, 2013
    The Black Mountain College Museum + Arts Center announces ReVIEWING Black Mountain College 5: Shaping Craft + Design to be held October 11-13, 2013 at the Reuter Center on the UNC Asheville campus. This weekend event falls at the end of American Craft Week (Oct. 4-13). This 5th annual ReVIEWING Black Mountain College conference will explore new ways of thinking about the role and impact of Black Mountain College on the development of craft and design movements in America and internationally.... Full Article>