Friday, December 16, 2016
ONLINE VIDEO [CC] UNC Asheville celebrated some 240 graduates with inspirational words and music at the December 2016 Commencement, a ceremony attended by 1,500 friends and family in Kimmel Arena. Commencement speaker Dee James, professor of English, recipient of the 2016 Alumni Distinguished Faculty Award, and a UNC Asheville alumna, recalled the questions about the future she had when she graduated 43 years ago.
Thursday, October 20, 2016
ONLINE VIDEO [CC] This talk focuses on the process taken to create the production of Marat/Sade; from the reasons why this production was chosen to the collaborative efforts of the creative team, cast and crew, and the expectations for opening night. Featuring Rob Bowen, Drama Department Chair and Matthew Richmond, Lecturer in Music.
Tuesday, September 20, 2016
ONLINE VIDEO [CC] The Standing Rock Sioux are protecting the waters of the Missouri River as well as their sacred sites from the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL). Gilliam Jackson (Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians), Trey Adcock, Ph.D.(Cherokee Nation) and Juan Sanchez Martinez, Ph.D. (Colombia) traveled to North Dakota to deliver supplies for the Sacred Stone Camp at the junction of the Cannonball and Missouri Rivers. They share their perspectives, photos, and video clips and welcome comments and...
Tuesday, May 3, 2016
ONLINE VIDEO [CC] Featuring Public Service Announcements by six student groups in Dennis Cole's 357 Promotion Management class. The Presbyterian Heritage Center at Montreat: Devin Deholl, Dana Story, Jenny Wait, Megan Smith - Swannanoa Valley Museum: Keenan Devaney, Catherine Kennedy Garrett, Anna Gerbach, Lucas Owens - Thomas Wolfe Memorial: Marissa Banks, Elyzabeth Brady, Madeline McIntyre, Megan Raxter - Smith McDowell House: Charles Deignan, William Flaugher, Owen Ryan - Western...
Saturday, May 7, 2016
ONLINE VIDEO [CC] With 500 May graduates and their loved ones assembled on the university Quad, UNC Asheville celebrated its 88th annual spring commencement on Saturday, May 7. UNC Asheville Chancellor Mary K. Grant presided over the ceremony and presented honorary degrees to three local leaders in recognition of their contributions to Asheville and Western North Carolina. Virgil Smith, former publisher and president of the Asheville Citizen-Times received an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters...
Thursday, March 31, 2016
ONLINE VIDEO [CC] Lucile L. Adams-Campbell, PhD, is an epidemiologist who specializes in community health research, interventions, and outreach. With a focus on prevention, diet, and exercise, she studies issues that affect populations at the greatest risk for developing cancer. Dr. Adams-Campbell has led several large cohort studies of African-American women including the Boston University Black Women's Health Study - the largest study of African-American women. Dr. Adams-Campbell is a...
Thursday, February 18, 2016
Sir Salman Rushdie is one of the most celebrated authors of our time— of any time. A brilliant provocateur, he's penned a handful of classic novels, influenced a generation of writers, and received a Queen's Knighthood for "services to literature." He stands as both a pop culture icon and one of the most thought-provoking proponents for free speech today. The author of 12 novels, a book of stories and four works of non-fiction, Rushdie’s works have been translated into more than 40 languages....
Thursday, November 19, 2015
ONLINE VIDEO [CC] Featuring Dr. Ann Weber, Professor of Psychology - Emerita. "Relating to Animals" is an illustrated lecture, reviewing the many ways in which non-human and human species interact, with a particular focus on companion animals (pets). The focus is on relationships between our species and others; several slides depict less humane "uses" of animals, from "cultivation" and consumption to research. Thought not a propaganda piece, "Relating to Animals" is nonetheless...
Tuesday, November 3, 2015
Professor Dan Pierce (History), Associate Professor Erica Abrams Locklear (Literature and Language), and George Etheredge (current UNC Asheville photography major) discuss the history of stereotyping in Appalachia that dates to the late 1800s and early 1900s, as well as the history of photography in the region. The mountains and its people have long been the subject of photographic attention, and during the talk Pierce, Locklear and Etheredge discuss the benefits and perils of that attention...
Saturday, December 12, 2015
ONLINE VIDEO [CC] December Commencement 2015