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  • Team UNCA Takes Home First Ever “Asheville Spirit” Award at 48 Hour Film Festival Post date: Tuesday, July 24

    Team UNCA, a group of UNC Asheville faculty, students, alumni and friends, are used to winning at the 48 Hour Film Festival.


    Team UNCA filming "Death Takes a Holiday" for the 48 Hour Film Project.
  • Inside UNC Asheville: Following the Tornado’s Path with Atmospheric Sciences Post date: Tuesday, July 3

    “I am a total weather nerd,” said recent atmospheric sciences graduate Chase Graham. As a kid watching the Weather Channel, Graham said he was always fascinated by what he saw. “I always thought one day, I want to be out there chasing the storms.”


    Chase Graham and Tyler Moore in Jacksonville, Alabama.
  • UNC Asheville Freshman Albert Chow Places Third in Pearson’s National StatCrunch Contest Post date: Wednesday, June 6

    What are the odds that a college freshman competing against hundreds of statistics students of all levels across the country would take home a prize?

    UNC Asheville student Albert Chow, third place winner of Pearson’s National StatCrunch Contest, could tell you. 


    Albert Chow
  • Alumnus Chris Zarzar on Drones, Meteorology, and Always Looking Up Post date: Thursday, May 17

    When he was a child Chris Zarzar ’11 couldn’t stop looking up. He was fascinated with the sky, weather and space. It was this fascination that put him on the path to becoming a meteorologist. Graduating from UNC Asheville in 2011 with a bachelor’s degree in atmospheric science, Zarzar went on to Eastern Carolina University to earn his Master of Arts in geography and later his Ph.D.


    Chris Zarzar ’11 and drone class
  • Summer Fun Reading: UNC Asheville’s Student Graphic Novel Contest Winners Post date: Thursday, May 17

    By Nikolai Wise ‘21

    Looking for a little lighthearted reading while you’re on summer break? Check out the winning entries of UNC Asheville’s graphic novel and comic art competition.


    Panels from "Blink" graphic novel
  • Celebrating Our Graduates with Special Ceremonies 2018 Post date: Friday, April 20

    The time to celebrate our newest graduates has arrived. With the Commencement Ceremony just around the corner, students, faculty and staff will gather to honor students graduating this semester.

    Lavender Graduation
    6:30 p.m. Thursday, April 26
    Ingles Mountain View Room, Sherrill Center


    Donning of the Stoles
  • UNC Asheville Students Team Up with Blue Horizons for a Brighter, Energy-Efficient Future Post date: Wednesday, April 18

    A fierce wind blew snowflakes past the windows of a small home in the Kenilworth neighborhood in Asheville on March 21, where volunteers with Blue Horizons, a new organization providing a comprehensive hub of energy-efficiency programs, worked to seal windows and doors, keeping that cold winter air at bay.


    Renee Mazurek, adjunct lecturer in environmental studies at UNC Asheville, and students  Elina Morrison and Madison Bruehler
  • Alternative Spring Break Trips at Disney and D.C. Post date: Thursday, April 12

    From the nation’s capital to the “Happiest Place on Earth,” two teams of UNC Asheville students spent their spring breaks learning and serving—and squeezing in some fun. One team headed south for a leadership development program at Disney World, while a second team journeyed to Washington D.C. to engage in service learning experiences focused on hunger and homelessness.


    Alternative Spring Break in Washington DC