Tuesday, February 7, 2012
Norman Fischer is a poet and Zen Buddhist priest. For many years he has taught at the San Francisco Zen Center, the oldest and largest of the new Buddhist organizations in the West, where he served as Co-abbot from 1995-2000. He is presently a Senior Dharma Teacher there as well as the founder and spiritual director of the Everyday Zen Foundation, an organization didicated to adapting Zen Buddhist teachings to Western culture. Of his talk God, Sin, Pain, Song, and Jewish...
Wednesday, February 1, 2012
ONLINE VIDEO [CC] John Ochsendorf is Associate Professor of Architecture at MIT, where he conducts research on architectural construction, sustainable design, and archaeology. Ochsendorf is a decorated engineer, having been awarded a MacArthur Fellowship from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, as well as a Rome Prize from the American Academy in Rome. His recent book, "Guastavino Vaulting: The Art of Structural Tile" (2010), includes architecture in Asheville; for example...
Tuesday, January 24, 2012
Brian Biro has delivered more than 1,250 events around the world to companies including Lockheed Martin, Starbucks, Staples, Microsoft, PriceWaterhouseCoopers, Boeing, Kaiser Permanente, Verizon, AT&T, Southwest Airlines, the University of Notre Dame, UCLA, TIAA-CREF, AFLAC, Allstate, and hundreds of others reaching more than half a million participants. He was also recently named one of the 100 Most Inspirational Graduates of the UCLA Graduate School of Business in honor of their 75th...
Friday, January 13, 2012
Jerome Witkin is an American figurative artist whose works often deal with political and cultural themes. Witkin is the exhibit juror and presents this lecture in conjunction with the 3rd Annual Drawing Discourse Exhibition. He has taught at the Maryland Institute College of Art, Manchester College of Art in England, Moore College of Art, and Syracuse University. Witkin's works are found in the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, the Smithsonian's Hirshhorn...
Saturday, December 17, 2011
Commencement Address by Brenda Hopper, retired Director of UNC Asheville Teaching Fellows Program and 2011 Recipient of the Alumni Faculty Award.
Sunday, December 4, 2011
Featuring The UNCA Brass Quintet – Directed by Charles McKnight, The UNCA Percussion Ensemble – Directed by Matthew Richmond, The UNCA Wind Ensemble – Directed by Milton Crotts, and Studio 18 Vocal Jazz Ensemble – Directed by Melodie Galloway.
Tuesday, December 6, 2011
ONLINE VIDEO [CC] Directed by Kirby Gibson, “Lie to Me”, by Christopher Lockheardt is a series of three scenes about honesty and self-deception. After Ralph (Evan Johnson) meets a woman at the airport (Rachel Siegel), he discusses and questions whether his wife, Mona (Maggie Wasielewski), would prefer to know about his adulterous lifestyle or be lied to.
Monday, November 14, 2011
ONLINE VIDEO [CC] The story of Jonah, as considered by Judaism, Christianity and Islam, featuring Dr. Katherine Peters. Peters, a specialist in the history and religions of the ancient Near East, holds a Ph. D. from Emory University and lectures at Oglethorpe University. A former member of UNC Asheville's faculty, Peters is collaborating with Cynthia Ho, UNC Asheville professor of Literature, on a world civilizations text for Oxford University Press.
Tuesday, November 15, 2011
ONLINE VIDEO [CC] Featuring Leanna Joyner, author of "Hiking through History," a hiker's guide to Civil War sites along the present-day Appalachian Trail. Here lies thirteen year old Milliard Haire, buried alongside two Shelton Laurel brothers, murdered during the Civil War. Were they Union heroes home recruiting for the cause, murdered for their loyalty? Or robbers held up in their mountain hideaway? A family history and a federal investigation lead to different conclusions. "Hiking...
Sunday, May 1, 2011
UNC Asheville Mass Communication Student Projects Spring 2011 including: Yancy Grown; Directed by Jamie Parker, Goodnight Susy; Directed by Anna Brown, Between the Ropes; Directed by Jan Dixon, Admiration; Directed by Jasmine George, World's Greatest Joke; Directed by Becca Steinhoff, Hooligans; Directed by Katherine Clarke, and Sabrina the Savior; Directed by Miriam Allison.