Writer and performer Elisabeth Gray will stage a special performance of her solo show, "Southern (dis)Comfort," at 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 9, at UNC Asheville's Belk Theatre. Proceeds from the event will benefit UNC Asheville's scholarship program and Gray's New Umbrella Inc., an Asheville-based multidisciplinary arts organization.
CHAPEL HILL – Thomas W. Ross, President of Davidson College and a former North Carolina Superior Court judge and foundation executive, was today (August 26) unanimously elected president of the 17-campus University of North Carolina during a specially called meeting of the UNC Board of Governors.
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.
UNC Asheville received high marks in the 2011 edition of U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Colleges” rankings released on August 17. UNC Asheville ranked fifth among National Liberal Arts Colleges in “The 2011 Up-and-Comers” list, which highlights schools with “the most promising and innovative changes.”
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.
UNC Asheville's Board of Trustees will meet for a retreat from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday, July 12, and from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday, July 13, at the U.S.D.A. Forest Service Conference Room, 200 Weaver Blvd., in Asheville. The meeting is open to the public. Portions of the meeting may be closed to the public under the provisions of the North Carolina Open Meetings Act.