Rabbi Sheila Weinberg, co-founder of the Institute for Jewish Spirituality, will present a talk, "Aging with Awareness," at 7 p.m. on Thursday, April 18, at UNC Asheville's Reuter Center. Weinberg's talk is sponsored by the university's Center for Jewish Studies and the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at UNC Asheville. This event is free and open to the public.
Junior Walk, a West Virginia native who travels the country speaking out against mountaintop-removal mining on behalf of the Keeper of the Mountains Foundation, will speak at 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 27, in UNC Asheville's Highsmith University Union, Alumni Hall. Walk was a 2011 recipient of the Earth Island Institute's Brower Youth Award for Environmental Leadership.
UNC Asheville's annual F-Word (Feminist) Film Festival takes place March 4-5 with a screening of the documentary about sexual assault in the military, "The Invisible War," and a talk by media analyst Jennifer Pozner, "Project Brainwash: Why Reality TV is Bad for Women (...and men, people of color, the economy, love, sex and sheer common sense!)."
UNC Asheville will host its third annual Health Fair with exhibits from some 40 local health organizations and businesses, from 11 a.m-2 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 28, on the Kimmel Arena concourse. The fair is free and open to the public, with free parking available in the Kimmel Arena parking deck.
UNC Asheville will host a sexual harassment "speak-out" at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 28, in the Laurel Forum in Karpen Hall. The speak-out will bring voice to diverse experiences of sexual harassment, and provide information about preventing and defending oneself against sexual harassment. The event is free and open to the public.
Food Day at UNC Asheville will present a chance to learn more about the federal farm bill and its impact on local farmers and food consumers. Food Day activities are free and open to the public and take place from 4-8:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 24, in UNC Asheville's Sherrill Center, Mountain View Room.
T. Colin Campbell, nutrition expert, researcher, and author of the award-winning bestseller, "The China Study," will return to Asheville to discuss his groundbreaking research at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 16, in UNC Asheville's Lipinsky Auditorium. This event is free and open to the public.
Paul Rozin, University of Pennsylvania professor of psychology, presents "Food is Good (Not Bad) To Eat, and Natural Isn't Always Good" at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 25, in UNC Asheville's Humanities Lecture Hall.
UNC Asheville's second annual Well-A-Bration, September 13-15, will feature music, a sports expo, healthy cooking and exercise workshops, and a keynote talk by author, activist and sex-advice columnist Dan Savage.
Some 250 physical education teachers and administrators from across the country will gather at UNC Asheville for a five-day institute designed to help schools use limited resources to improve physical education and obesity prevention programs for grades K-12. The N.C. Center for Health & Wellness at UNC Asheville will host the National PE Institute, July 30-August 3, at the Sherrill Center.