The 2011 UNC Asheville Queer Studies conference will take place March 31-April 2 in various locations on the campus. The conference is dedicated to the investigation of genders and sexualities, and is expected to attract roughly 100 participants from around the country, with workshops, readings, film screenings and performances.
Educator and author Ann Millett-Gallant will present a lecture based on her book, "The Disabled Body in Contemporary Art," in the next installment of the UNC Asheville Craft Studies Initiative lecture series, "Meet the Maker: Conversations of Meaning with Craftspeople." Millet-Gallant will discuss the work of disabled artists and the representation of disability in visual culture. The presentation will begin with a reception at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, March 17, in UNC Asheville's Owen Hall, room 302. The event is free and open to the public.
Wachovia, a Wells Fargo Company, has contributed $100,000 to UNC Asheville. The funding will support a $25,000 Wachovia-Wells Fargo Endowed Scholarship for Future Teachers and provides $75,000 in unrestricted support to the new Wilma M. Sherrill Center, which houses the N.C. Center for Health & Wellness and Kimmel Arena.
The UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy will hold an open house and information session from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 28, at UNC Asheville's Highsmith University Union, Alumni Hall. The open house is for high school students, college students, and college graduates interested in applying to the doctor of pharmacy (PharmD) program that will be located in Asheville.
UNC Asheville's nationally renowned College for Seniors has opened registration for spring term courses, held March 21-May 13. Course catalogues were mailed today and course listings are available online. Classes will take place at UNC Asheville's Reuter Center, home of the North Carolina Center for Creative Retirement.
Male students from area college campuses will gather to develop leadership in preventing gender based violence, in a special conference at UNC Asheville's Highsmith University Union from 5-9:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 22. The Western North Carolina Men’s Leadership Conference, co-sponsored by UNC Asheville and Our VOICE, Buncombe County’s sexual assault crisis and prevention center, is expected to draw participants from Warren Wilson College, Montreat College, Mars Hill College and Western Carolina University.
T. Colin Campbell, nutrition expert, researcher, and author of the award-winning bestseller, "The China Study," will discuss his groundbreaking research during a visit to Asheville in February. Campbell has examined correlations between diet, lifestyle and health outcomes over many years among large numbers of people, and has become a leading advocate for the health benefits of an entirely plant-based diet. Former President Clinton recently cited "The China Study" in explaining how he lost 24 pounds by switching to a plant-based diet in hopes of improving his heart health.
A local couple has made a lasting gift to the new Wilma M. Sherrill Center at UNC Asheville - - more than 800 tons of stone used in the construction of the center, which houses the N.C. Center for Heath & Wellness and Kimmel Arena.
The North Carolina Center for Health & Wellness, scheduled to open at UNC Asheville in Summer 2011, has been named in honor of Wilma Sherrill, a long-time advocate for health and wellbeing for children and families. The naming was announced by UNC Asheville Board of Trustees Chairman Jim Buckner at a special gathering honoring Sherrill on Monday evening.
For those interested in its doctor of pharmacy program, the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill will host an open house and admission information session at the University of North Carolina at Asheville on Wednesday, Sept. 29.