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.
UNC Asheville's Ninth Annual Multimedia Arts and Sciences Juried Student Exhibition will be on view April 9-26 at UNC Asheville's Highsmith University Union Gallery. An opening reception will be held from 3-6 p.m. Friday, April 9, in the gallery. The exhibition is free and open to the public.
Noted mathematician Stan Wagon will deliver UNC Asheville’s ninth annual Parsons Lecture at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 1, in UNC Asheville’s Lipinsky Auditorium. Wagon’s lecture, “Surprises in Mathematics,” is free and open to the public.
Registration is now open for a severe weather workshop hosted by UNC Asheville's Atmospheric Sciences Department. The workshop will be held from 8 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Saturday, April 17, in UNC Asheville’s Robinson Hall, room 125. The workshop is open to the public, and no prior knowledge of meteorology is required. Cost is $15.
Young scientists from 12 middle schools and eight high schools in Western North Carolina will test their talents in the 11th annual regional Science Olympiad Tournament at UNC Asheville Saturday, March 20. The competition will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at various locations across campus.
UNC Asheville's Distance and Continuing Education Office, a division of the Asheville Graduate Center, will host a series of Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) courses beginning March 16. The classes will allow builders, contractors, architects and others in the industry to receive accreditation and credentialing maintenance in the growing green building sector.