Michael Brune, executive director of the Sierra Club, will discuss global environmental challenges at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 21, at UNC Asheville's Humanities Lecture Hall. Joining Brune will be Tom Peterson, from the NOAA's National Climatic Data Center in Asheville, who will give an introductory talk on climate change.
Distinguished Chemist George H. Atkinson, founder of the Institute on Science for Global Policy, will be the featured speaker at UNC Asheville's 13th annual S. Dexter Squibb Lecture Series Thursday and Friday, Sept. 16-17.
The University of North Carolina at Asheville announced today a $25,000 grant from Progress Energy to support the university’s joint engineering programs with N.C. State. The grant will be used to purchase lab equipment needed for engineering courses and undergraduate research.
This special four-course concentration is designed to bridge the gap between climate scientists and government, business and community organizations whose decisions and work may be impacted by climate change.
The UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill will begin enrolling students in a new satellite pharmacy-education program based at the University of North Carolina Asheville in the fall of 2011.
UNC Asheville's Zeis Hall, the new cutting-edge facility for the study of natural sciences and multimedia arts, recently received a boost from the Pennsylvania-based Kennametal Foundation. The foundation donated $40,000 to UNC Asheville, which will benefit the programs and equipment in Zeis Hall. The university named the chemistry lobby, located on the lower level of the building, in honor of Kennametal Inc.
The Renaissance Computing Institute (RENCI) at UNC Asheville will hold a drop-in open house from 3:30-5 p.m. Friday, June 4, at the RENCI at UNC Asheville Engagement Site, located in the Grove Arcade in downtown Asheville. The event is free and open to the public.
J. William "Bill" Miller, one of UNC Asheville's most respected professors, was named today as a recipient of the Award for Excellence in Teaching from the University of North Carolina's Board of Governors. Miller, professor and chair of environmental studies, was nominated by a committee of UNC Asheville faculty. He will receive a commemorative bronze medallion and a $7,500 cash prize.
UNC Asheville's Biology Department will celebrate Appalachian nature with its 38th annual Spring Wildflower and Bird Pilgrimage April 30-May 2. Fourteen special events, including talks and guided tours, will focus on local flora and fauna. All are open to the public.