The spring course catalog for the nationally renowned College for Seniors is now available online. Registration begins at 8 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 26, in person at UNC Asheville's Reuter Center. The College for Seniors courses are offered by OLLI, the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at UNC Asheville.
NOTE: The opening reception and talk by Walter Ziffer have been RESCHEDULED FOR WEDNESDAY, MARCH 2O.
UNC Asheville's Center for Diversity Education presents a new exhibit for the month of March, "Parallel Journeys: WW II and the Holocaust," telling the stories of dozens of teens and young adults who were witnesses, participants and victims. The exhibit is free and open to the public from March 4-29 in UNC Asheville's Karpen Hall.
The Writers at Home series, sponsored by UNC Asheville's Great Smokies Writing Program, continues in February with readings by writers David Madden and Eric Steineger. The readings take place at 3 p.m. Sunday, February 17, at Malaprop's Bookstore/Café, 55 Haywood St., in downtown Asheville. This event is free and open to the public.
Best-selling author and award-winning journalist Alex Kotlowitz will speak about race, poverty and human rights in two daytime talks, and screen his new documentary film, "The Interrupters," at 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 21 at UNC Asheville.
An exhibition of photos by Carrie Wagner of Uganda's Bakonzo people will open with a reception from 6-8 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 17, at Blowers Gallery in UNC Asheville's Ramsey Library. RECEPTION RESCHEDULED: 6-8 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 24.
Vievee Francis and Molly Walling will read their works when the Writers at Home series, sponsored by UNC Asheville's Great Smokies Writing Program, continues at 3 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 20, at Malaprop's Bookstore/Café, 55 Haywood St., in downtown Asheville. This event is free and open the public.
A presentation of "The Parchman Hour" and a keynote talk by Gwendolyn Boyd, longtime activist for women's equality and recruitment of African Americans into science and engineering, will highlight Martin Luther King Jr. Week at UNC Asheville. The week will also include opportunities for student participation in a day of service during the Martin Luther King Jr. national holiday, and transportation for students to other area events celebrating King's life and legacy.