"The Homecoming," a collection of some 30 sculptural collages by long-time Asheville resident Betsy Murray, will be on view March 1-30 at UNC Asheville's Blowers Gallery. The former UNC Asheville librarian now works at Pack Memorial Library with the North Carolina photograph collection. Her three-dimensional art combines artifacts and her own photographs to tell a story.
Renowned record producer Elliot Mazer has joined the faculty at UNC Asheville this spring to teach an upper-level course on record production. The class is designed as a tour through the recording process from a raw song to a finished recorded product. It is the first university course anywhere taught by Mazer.
WILL BE HELD AS SCHEDULED -- UNC Asheville will host a screening of the Emmy-Award nominated documentary "The Greatest Silence: Rape in the Congo" followed by a discussion with acclaimed actress Andie MacDowell at 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 3, in UNC Asheville's Lipinsky Auditorium. The event is open to the public; donations will be accepted at the door to benefit OurVoice and Helpmate.
Registration is now open for Effective Teacher Training, a required course for teaching and substituting in some North Carolina public school systems, including Buncombe County and Asheville public schools. The course, offered by UNC Asheville's Professional Education Program, will be held on the UNC Asheville campus.
UNC Asheville will hold its Homecoming 2010 celebration from February 25-27. Special events range from the annual homecoming parade and basketball games to a step show and tailgate party. A number of activities are open to the public.
UNC Asheville will host a talk by internationally recognized psychology scholar and media personality Philip Zimbardo at 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 2, at UNC Asheville's Reuter Center. In his talk, "The Lucifer Effect in Action: My Journey from Evil to Heroism," Zimbardo will discuss his study of how high pressure situations can force good people to do bad things.
UNC Asheville will host a talk on "Defending the Rule of Law: The Guantanamo Bay Detainees" by civil rights attorney Frank Goldsmith at 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 25, at UNC Asheville's Highsmith University Union, room 221. Goldsmith, an expert on international humanitarian law, is representing one of the detainees at Guantanamo Bay detention camp.
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.
The UNC Asheville 2009-2010 Writers at Home Series continues with readings by Joan Heller and Kim Purser, both graduates of UNC Asheville's Master of Liberal Arts Program, at 3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 21, at Malaprop's Bookstore/Café, 55 Haywood St., downtown Asheville. The event is free and open to the public.
The Asheville community will have the opportunity to engage with two members of the UNC Asheville faculty in this semester’s “Brown Bag Book Talks with UNC Asheville Faculty Authors.” Representing the Literature and History departments, the lecture series offers lively and engaging stories from the professors’ own publishing experiences. The one-hour lectures will be held at 12:30 p.m. in Special Collections, third floor of the Ramsey Library.