Features

  • Undergraduate Research Investigates Hybridization Among Native Carnivorous Plants Post date: Tuesday, June 20

    Pitcher plants, nature’s most unassuming carnivore, are of a special interest to UNC Asheville senior Leila Beikmohamadi.  As a part of her undergraduate research, Beikmohamadi spent her summer investigating the hybridization of these fascinating plants.


    Students examine pitcher plants.
  • UNC Asheville Welcomes Back Alumna Elizabeth Saxman Underwood as Senior Director of Alumni Relations Post date: Friday, June 9

    UNC Asheville has named Elizabeth Saxman Underwood as senior director of alumni relations, and the 2001 UNC Asheville graduate will return to her alma mater to begin work on July 14.


    Elizabeth Underwood
  • COPLAC Welcomes New Director Cole Woodcox Post date: Thursday, June 8

    Cole Woodcox has been selected as the next director of the Council of Public Liberal Arts Colleges (COPLAC), a consortium of 30 North American universities with its headquarters at UNC Asheville.  He is scheduled to start his new position on June 1, 2017.


    Cole Woodcox
  • UNC Asheville Honors Faculty with Spring 2017 Awards Post date: Thursday, June 1

    UNC Asheville presented its annual faculty awards at the final spring 2017 faculty meeting and reception on May 8, 2017. Award winners received nominations from students and colleagues citing their outstanding achievements in teaching, scholarship and service.


    2017 UNC Asheville faculty award winners
  • Students Help Find YWCA’s ‘Hidden Histories’ for 110 Year Anniversary Post date: Tuesday, May 23

    An uncovered box of photographs and a special anniversary led to a fascinating investigation into the past of one of Asheville’s oldest community centers—the YWCA.


    Community members look at archival photos of the YWCA
  • The Future of History: Students in History and Computer Science Team Up to Bring the Past to Life Post date: Tuesday, May 16

    Early one morning in April, computer science major Kendall Breivogel and his team members were discussing how to lift the texture of a building off a hi-res archival photo and use it to create a realistic 3-D model of the historical Black Mountain College.


    A student plays a student-created history video game.
  • Sharing May 2017 Commencement on Social Media Post date: Tuesday, May 16

    Join in the celebration and share the memories of the May 2017 Commencement as told through social media, and share your own stories with the hashtag #uncavl2017. 


    Graduate and faculty member hug after Commencement
  • Student Sculpture Scavenger Hunt Post date: Monday, May 8

    Perhaps you’ve noticed a few new works of art springing up around campus—a family of wire figures making their way across the Quad, for example, or a giant wheel sitting at the entrance to parking lot P9. The sculptures are part of a series of site-specific and site-responsive sculpture projects completed by seven students in the Sculpture II class.


    Student Sculpture installation