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  • Ninth Annual UNC Asheville Human Rights Film Festival Opens January 27

    Wednesday, January 15, 2014
    UNC Asheville’s Amnesty International Student Chapter will hold its ninth annual Human Rights Film Festival January 27-31. Five films will be shown at 7 p.m. in UNC Asheville’s Highsmith University Union. The festival is free and open to the public. The 2014 Human Rights Film Festival lineup is: Monday, Jan. 27—Born This Way—with intimate access to the lives of four young gay Cameroonians, this film offers a vivid and poetic portrait of day-to-day life in the nation that leads the world in... Full Article>
  • Steep Canyon Rangers and David Holt to Highlight First-Ever UNC Asheville Arts Fest

    Wednesday, January 15, 2014
    Steep Canyon Rangers group photo
    Concerts by two Grammy Award winners – the Steep Canyon Rangers and David Holt – will highlight the first-ever UNC Asheville Arts Fest, April 10-13. This new four-day festival will feature music, theater, art and new media exhibitions, interactive sculpture, prose and poetry, and will include many... Full Article>
  • UNC Asheville Offers GRE Prep Course Beginning January 27

    Tuesday, January 14, 2014
    Registration is now open for the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) prep classes offered by the Asheville Graduate Center. Classes will meet on the UNC Asheville campus beginning January 27. The GRE Prep course will meet from 6-8:30 p.m. on Mondays and Wednesdays for four consecutive weeks, January 27 – February 19. After the class officially ends at 8:30 p.m., the instructors stay another 30 minutes to help individual students with problem areas and to give practice test items to... Full Article>
  • UNC Asheville Board of Trustees to Hold Special Meeting on Jan. 16

    Tuesday, January 14, 2014
    The Board of Trustees of the University of North Carolina at Asheville will hold a special meeting at 9 a.m. on Thursday, Jan. 16, 2014 in the Sherrill Center Mission Health Mountain View Conference Room on the UNC Asheville campus. The purpose of the meeting is to review items in closed... Full Article>
  • UNC Asheville Student Art Organization Presents Annual Members’ Show

    Monday, January 13, 2014
    Amryn Soldier, Wayfaring Stranger 1, canvas wrap, 2013 (photo by Adrian Etheridge, Mass Communications major)
    Art Front, UNC Asheville's student art organization, presents its Annual Juried Members’ Show from 6 – 8 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 17, at Highsmith Art and Intercultural Gallery on the campus. UNC Asheville Art History students and Jackson Martin, assistant professor of art, selected the works for this show. The exhibition includes works in ceramics, oil painting and photography, among other media. Many pieces will be available for purchase. The exhibition will remain on view... Full Article>
  • Writers at Home Series Continues with Readings by Great Smokies Writing Program Advanced Creative Prose Class

    Monday, January 13, 2014
    Authors participating in UNC Asheville's Great Smokies Writing Program will read their work, created under the guidance of local author Tommy Hays, in the next installment of the Writers at Home series. The reading begins at 3 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 19, at Malaprop's Bookstore/Café, 55 Haywood St., downtown Asheville, and is free and open to the public. Caralyn Davis, Rebecca Gallo, Laurel Hunt, Dwight Martin, Janet Moore, Chance Shiver, Helena Smith and Porter Taylor will present their recent works in... Full Article>
  • Photography Exhibition – "Robert Wilson vs. Burning Man" – Opens at UNC Asheville January 14

    Monday, January 13, 2014
    Photography copyright Pavel Antonov, New York, NY
    "Robert Wilson vs. Burning Man," an exhibit of photographs by renowned Russian-American photographer Pavel Antonov will be on view January 14 – February 28, in the Blowers Gallery of UNC Asheville's Ramsey Library. This two-part exhibition examines two different events in contemporary American culture: the conceptual innovative theater of Robert Wilson, and spontaneous theatrical performances in the desert of Nevada. Antonov is known for his work in theater photography, and his exhibits have spanned from... Full Article>
  • UNC Asheville Announces Fall 2013 Chancellor's List and Dean's List Students

    Tuesday, January 7, 2014
    The following students have been named to UNC Asheville's Fall 2013 Chancellor's List and Dean's List. They are listed by their nation, state and hometown. The Chancellor's List is made up of full-time students who have achieved a 4.0 grade point average. The Dean's List is made up of full-time students who have achieved between 3.5 and 3.99 grade point average. Costa Rica Escazu Carolina Anne Arias -- Dean's List Finland Oulu Lari Mikael Karjula... Full Article>
  • Large-Scale Sculpture Artist Ledelle Moe to Speak at UNC Asheville January 23

    Monday, January 6, 2014
    Sculptures by Ledelle Moe
    Award winning large-scale sculpture artist Ledelle Moe will give a talk, “Traces,” at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 23 in UNC Asheville's Humanities Lecture Hall. While on campus, Moe will also visit sculpture classes and critique the work of UNC Asheville students. She has taught at the Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore, Corcoran College of Art in Washington, D.C., Virginia Commonwealth University and St. Mary's College of Maryland. Born in... Full Article>
  • The State of Criminal Justice in the South – Attorney, Filmmaker and Martin Luther King Jr. Breakfast Keynote Speaker to Screen “Gideon’s Army” at UNC Asheville

    Monday, January 6, 2014
    Dawn Porter
    Dawn Porter, who will be the keynote speaker at Asheville’s Martin Luther King Jr. prayer breakfast at the Grove Park Inn, will screen her film, Gideon’s Army, at 7 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 17 at UNC Asheville’s Lipinsky Auditorium. Porter, an attorney, produced this film to document the work of three public defenders in the South and the state of our criminal justice system as it deals with 12 million annual arrests. Travis Williams, one of the public defenders featured in Gideon’s Army, will join Porter at Asheville’s Martin... Full Article>

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