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D. Hiden Ramsey Library, University of North Carolina at Asheville

Video Production: University Events (DVDs & Links)

DVDs and Links

DVDs and Links to UNC Asheville events 1997-2016
Additional links to UNC Asheville events can be found at:
UNCA Ramsey Library Video Production YouTube Channel

The Dedication of Robert Johnson’s “8 Views of Mt. Pisgah”

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The Dedication of Robert Johnson’s “8 Views of Mt. Pisgah”
April 1997
Featuring Mel Blowers – University Librarian and artist Robert Johnson

The Installation of Chancellor James H. Mullen, Jr.

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The Installation of Chancellor James H. Mullen, Jr.
October 2000
Installation ceremony for James H. Mullen, Jr., Fifth Chancellor, The University of North Carolina Asheville

Stepping Down from the Ivory Tower: A University’s Responsibility to its Community

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Stepping Down from the Ivory Tower: A University’s Responsibility to its Community
October 2000
Academic Symposium Featuring Dr. Evan Dobelle – President Trinity College

Poet Laureate of the United States – Robert Pinsky

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Poet Laureate of the United States – Robert Pinsky
October 2000
Featuring Poet Laureate of the United States – Robert Pinsky

Founders Day Dinner Honoring Wilma Dykeman

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Founders Day Dinner Honoring Wilma Dykeman
October 2000
Distinguished Alumna Award recipient

Why Does it Matter What I Do? Energy & the Environment

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Why Does it Matter What I Do? Energy & the Environment
October 2000
Humanities 414 Lecture by Dr. Richard P. Maas – Director & Professor, Environmental Studies Department, UNC Asheville

Why Does it Matter What I Do? Human Health & the Environment

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Why Does it Matter What I Do? Human Health & the Environment
October 2000
Humanities 414 Lecture by Dr. Richard P. Maas – Director & Professor, Environmental Studies Department, UNC Asheville

A Blue Print for the Future: The 2000 Bond Referendum for North Carolina’s Community Colleges & Universities

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A Blue Print for the Future: The 2000 Bond Referendum for North Carolina’s Community Colleges & Universities
October 2000
Featuring Don Locke – Director, Asheville Graduate Center ; K. Ray Bailey – President, A-B Tech Community College ; James H. Mullen, Jr. – Chancellor, UNC Asheville ; George Briggs – Executive Director, NC Arboretum.

The Legacy of Matthew Shepard – A Personal talk with Judy Shepard

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The Legacy of Matthew Shepard – A Personal talk with Judy Shepard
April 2001
With moderated questions and answers, facilitated by Dr. Marcia Ghidina and Dr. Ken Betsalel

Second Annual Honorands Dinner

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Second Annual Honorands Dinner
May 2001
Featuring: Myra Janco Daniels, Adelaide Daniels Key, and John Hope Franklin.

Terror in the Stacks: Preserving Library Collections

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Terror in the Stacks: Preserving Library Collections
May 2001
Addresses Collections, Environment, Storage & Housing, Handling, Security, Disaster Planning & Response, and Conservation. Written and produced by Lynn Savage and Kate Rehkopf.

Commencement May 2001

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Commencement May 2001
May 2001
Commencement Address: John Hope Franklin – James B. Duke Professor Emeritus of History, Duke University

The Economic Impact of the Middle Eastern Conflict

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The Economic Impact of the Middle Eastern Conflict
August 2001
A panel discussion by Hani Abu-Dayyeh and Bob Deutsch. Moderated by Dr. Jeff Konz

The Humanities & Social Justice: Teaching for the Public Good

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The Humanities & Social Justice: Teaching for the Public Good
September 2001
Featuring: Wilma Dykeman 

Founders Day Dinner

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Founders Day Dinner
October 2001
Honoring Dr. Zollie Stevenson – Recipient, Distinguished Alumnus

Groundbreaking Ceremony for the New Residence Hall in the Governors Village

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Groundbreaking Ceremony for the New Residence Hall in the Governors Village
October 2001
Ground breaking ceremony featuring Chancellor James H. Mullen, Jr.

UNC Asheville Career Fair

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UNC Asheville Career Fair
October 2001
Featuring Kerri Day Keller – Director, Career Center, UNC Asheville

Gamelan Kyai Tatit Ratri

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Gamelan Kyai Tatit Ratri
February 2002
Presented by The Arts & Ideas Program. A gamelan is an orchestra of tuned metal percussion instruments characteristic of Java, Bali, Malaysia and other island cultures off the coast of Southeast Asia.

Mountain Echoes Storyfest

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Mountain Echoes Storyfest
April 2002
Featuring: Jamal Koram – Storyteller. Koram, known as the Story Man, is a nationally acclaimed storyteller, educator, author, spirit drummer and singer with more than 20 years experience.

Commencement May 2002

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Commencement May 2002
May 2002
Commencement Address: LeRoy T. Walker – Chancellor Emeritus of North Carolina Central University & President Emeritus of the U.S. Olympic Committee.

Live on the 4th of July

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Live on the 4th of July
July 2002
City of Asheville Fireworks hosted "live" from The Asheville City Schools Administrative Building in Downtown Asheville

Vision for Peace and Justice in Israel and Palestine

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Vision for Peace and Justice in Israel and Palestine
September 2002
Featuring: Father Elias Chacour, who chose nonviolence to break the cycle of violence and hatred in Israel and Palestine, establishing the Israeli Arabs civil rights movement.

All About Eve: Gender & the Garden of Eden Tale

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All About Eve: Gender & the Garden of Eden Tale
October 2002
A talk by Dr. Carol Meyers – The Mary Grace Wilson Professor in Religion at Duke University.

Air Quality in the Southern Appalachians: Challenges & Opportunities

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Air Quality in the Southern Appalachians: Challenges & Opportunities
November 2002
Featuring: Tom Elmore – Southern Appalachian Mountains Initiative.

P.B. Parris Visiting Writer – Marilyn Nelson

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P.B. Parris Visiting Writer – Marilyn Nelson
November 2002
Marilyn Nelson, current Poet Laureate of Connecticut, has published numerous books on poetry. Since 1978, she has been professor of English at the University of Connecticut in Storrs.

Down Home: 400 Years of Jewish Life in North Carolina

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Down Home: 400 Years of Jewish Life in North Carolina
February 2003
Featuring: Leonard Rogoff – Research Historian, Jewish Heritage Foundation of North Carolina.

Moving People in the Mountains: The Growing Challenge of Transportation

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Moving People in the Mountains: The Growing Challenge of Transportation
February 2003
Featuring: Linda Giltz – Land-of-Sky Regional Council

Science Olympiad Regional Tournament

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Science Olympiad Regional Tournament
February 2003
Featuring Judy Beck and Cathy Whitlock

Afghanistan

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Afghanistan
February 2003
Featuring Professor Bill Forstchen – Department of History, Montreat College

A Special Performance by Magdalen Hsu-Li & Dale Fanning

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A Special Performance by Magdalen Hsu-Li & Dale Fanning
February 2003
Magdalen Hus-Li is an Asian-American music artist, painter, poet, and speaker. This passionate and unique multimedia artist digs deep to expose the cracks beneath the surface, breaking through the armor within herself and in others to connect, uplift, and inspire through music, art, and the five elements. Dale Fanning of The Living Daylights plays percussion & drums.

The United States and Saudi Arabia

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The United States and Saudi Arabia
March 2003
Featuring: Professor Elmoiz Abunura – Director of Africana Studies, UNC Asheville

Humanities 324, Racism & Slavery

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Humanities 324, Racism & Slavery
March 2003
Featuring: Dr. Dwight Mullen – Director of Diversity and Multicultural Affairs and Professor, Political Science, UNC Asheville

Mount Mitchell & the Black Mountains: An Environmental History of the Highest Peaks in Eastern America

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Mount Mitchell & the Black Mountains: An Environmental History of the Highest Peaks in Eastern America
April 2003
Featuring: Timothy Silver – Environmental Historian, Appalachian State University. 

Mark Twain: Traveling

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Mark Twain: Traveling
April 2003
Featuring: Veteran Actor Calvin Pritner in his one-man show.  Twain’s travels across America and to countries around the world.

Mark Twain: Unlearning Racism

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Mark Twain: Unlearning Racism
April 2003
Featuring: Veteran Actor Calvin Pritner in his one-man show.

Commencement May 2003

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Commencement May 2003
May 2003
Commencement Address: Frank Rhodes – President Emeritus of Cornell University

The Future of Peace, Development, and Democracy in Iraq

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The Future of Peace, Development, and Democracy in Iraq
May 2003
Featuring Ken Schested – Co-pastor, Circle of Mercy and Elmoiz Abunura – Director, Africana Studies Program at UNC Asheville.

2003 Summer Nonproliferation Education Institute: Why Study Nonproliferation?

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2003 Summer Nonproliferation Education Institute: Why Study Nonproliferation?
July 2003
Featuring: Dr. Clay Moltz – Center for Nonproliferation Studies, Monterey Institute of International Studies

Weapons of Mass Destruction, Nonproliferation and Disarmament: Prospects and Policy Options

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Weapons of Mass Destruction, Nonproliferation and Disarmament: Prospects and Policy Options
June 2003
Featuring Dr. Randall Forsberg – Executive Director, Institute for Defense and Disarmament Studies, Cambridge.

Mechatronics Engineering Workshop: Boe-Bot’s

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Mechatronics Engineering Workshop: Boe-Bot’s
July 2003
NC State Engineering Programs at UNC Asheville Featuring: Dr. Yusef Fahmy - Engineering, NC State University

Noontime Concert and Talk with Dr. Robert Moog

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Noontime Concert and Talk with Dr. Robert Moog
September 2003
Dr. Robert Moog demonstrates the Theremin and the Minimoog Voyager and talks about how a musician learns to become a skilled player.

The West in the World: An Unlikely Ascent 1500-2003

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The West in the World: An Unlikely Ascent 1500-2003
September 2003
Featuring Dr. William Spellman – Dean of Humanities, UNC Asheville

Founders Day 2003

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Founders Day 2003
September 2003
Unveiling Patsy Reed’s Portrait

Reuter Center Dedication, Telling Our Story: Celebrating Our Past, Present and Future

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Reuter Center Dedication, Telling Our Story: Celebrating Our Past, Present and Future
September 2003
Featuring: James Hegglund, Ronald Manheimer, James H. Mullen, Molly C. Broad, and others.

Beyond the Miracle: Politics, Society & the Economy in Post-Apartheid South Africa

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Beyond the Miracle: Politics, Society & the Economy in Post-Apartheid South Africa
September 2003
Featuring Dr. Mueni Wa Muiu – Visiting Assistant Professor of Political Science, UNC Asheville

UNC Asheville and The Pisgah Astronomical Research Institute Launch - PARSEC: Pisgah Astronomical Research, Science & Education Center

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UNC Asheville and The Pisgah Astronomical Research Institute Launch - PARSEC: Pisgah Astronomical Research, Science & Education Center
October 2003
Press Conference

How Did The French Get To Be That Way?

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How Did The French Get To Be That Way?
November 2010
Featuring Dr. William Kennedy – Professor of Comparative Literature, Cornell University

The Problem of Affordable Housing in Asheville: Myth or Reality

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The Problem of Affordable Housing in Asheville: Myth or Reality
November 2003
Featuring Scott Dedman – Executive Director, Mountain Housing Opportunities.

The Life of Tsali, Cherokee Brave

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The Life of Tsali, Cherokee Brave
November 2003
Featuring Clayton Davis as part of Native American History Month

Affirmative Action: The Just Spoils of a Righteous War

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Affirmative Action: The Just Spoils of a Righteous War
February 2004
Featuring Civil Rights legend Julian Bond, keynote speaker for Black History Month

Rwanda Builds its Future on a Fractured Past

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Rwanda Builds its Future on a Fractured Past
February 2004
Featuring Dr. Paul J. Magnarella

UNC Asheville Launches National Environmental Modeling & Analysis Center NEMAC

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UNC Asheville Launches National Environmental Modeling & Analysis Center NEMAC
February 2004
Press Conference

Gaza: Searching the Remains

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Gaza: Searching the Remains
February 2004
UNC Asheville student Jeremie Smith speaks about his experiences living and working at a human rights organization in the Gaza Strip from June to December 2003.

New Joint Bachelor of Science in Engineering Degree Program

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New Joint Bachelor of Science in Engineering Degree Program

March 2004
Press Conference featuring Chancellor James H. Mullen, Jr.

Gospel Fest 2004

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Gospel Fest 2004
February 2004
A performance in UNC Asheville's Lipinsky Auditorium

Knots & Tangles

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Knots & Tangles
May 2004
Third Annual Parsons’ Lecture, Featuring: Dr. John H. Conway – Professor of Mathematics, Princeton University

The North Korean Crisis: How it Began, Where is Stands, Future Prospects

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The North Korean Crisis: How it Began, Where is Stands, Future Prospects
March 2004
Featuring Don Oberdorfer – Journalist-in-Residence at Johns Hopkins University’s Nitze School of Advanced International Studies in Washington, D.C.

Mountain Reflections on Brown v. Board of Education: 50 Years Later

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Mountain Reflections on Brown v. Board of Education: 50 Years Later
April 2004
UNC Asheville sponsors this program on Asheville’s segregation and desegregation at the historic YMI Cultural Center in Downtown Asheville. Featuring: Dwight Mullen, Jennie Eblen, Marian Boggs, George Ray, John Holt, Julia Ray, and others.

The Seventh Annual International Student Forum

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The Seventh Annual International Student Forum
April 2004
Students from Croatia (Zelijo Mataic), France (Genevieve Grandadam), Egypt (May Wahdan), and Argentinia (Analia Giorgio) discuss customs, religion, politics, economics, women’s rights and social mobility.

The 20th Economic Crystal Ball Seminar: A Toothless Recovery?

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The 20th Economic Crystal Ball Seminar: A Toothless Recovery?
April 2004
Featuring: Dr. David W. Berson – Vice President & Chief Economist at Fannie Mae and Dr. James F. Smith – Chief Economist at the Society of Industrial and Office Realtors, and Professor of Finance at the Kenan-Flagler School of Business, UNC Chapel Hill

UNC Asheville Names New Athletics Director

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UNC Asheville Names New Athletics Director
April 2004
Press Conference announcing Janet Cone.

UNC Asheville Announces New Craft Campus

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UNC Asheville Announces New Craft Campus
April 2004
Press Conference announcing craft campus to be located adjacent to Buncombe County’s former landfill, and methane from the capped landfill will serve as the campus primary energy source.

The Commitment Chronicles: The Power of Staying Together

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The Commitment Chronicles: The Power of Staying Together
May 2004
Featuring: Cheryl McClary, Ph.D. The Commitment Chronicles is McClary’s gift to every woman who seeks to create with her mate a strong relationship based on honesty, humor, mutual respect, intimacy and wholeness.

Ralph Nader 2004

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Ralph Nader 2004
March 2004
Presidential Candidate Ralph Nader visits UNC Asheville.

Commencement May 2004

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Commencement May 2004
May 2004
Commencement Address: Clifton R. Wharton, Jr. – Distinguished Educator, Corporate Leader and Diplomat

The Future of Weapons of Mass Destruction

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The Future of Weapons of Mass Destruction
June 2004
Featuring: Avner Cohen. Considered the leading expert on Israel and the bomb, Cohen is the author of The Nuclear Age as Moral History, Israel and the Bomb, and most recently, The Last Israeli Taboo. He has held positions at the U.S. Institute of Peace and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Defense and Arms Control Studies Program’s Project on Nuclear Arms Control in the Middle East.

Our Changing Atmosphere: Stratospheric Ozone Depletion and Global Warming

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Our Changing Atmosphere: Stratospheric Ozone Depletion and Global Warming
September 2004
S. Dexter Squibb Distinguished Lecture Series featuring Nobel Laureate Dr. F. Sherwood Rowland. Rowland focuses on several important alterations in the chemical composition of Earth’s atmosphere and how these changes are likely to cause significant further changes in the coming decades. He addresses how the world’s population is affecting ozone depletion and global warming by releasing gasses into the atmosphere.

Flashpoints & Shifting Sands: The Israeli/Palestinian Conflict in 2004

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Flashpoints & Shifting Sands: The Israeli/Palestinian Conflict in 2004
September 2004
Featuring: Dr. Walter Ziffer – Theologian, and Ahmad Amara – UNC Asheville College for Seniors

Hydrocarbons in Earth’s Atmosphere

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Hydrocarbons in Earth’s Atmosphere
September 2004
Featuring: Dr. F. Sherwood Rowland – 1995 Nobel Prize for Chemistry winner. Rowland discusses his research on the hydrocarbon composition of cities around the world and its role in the creation of urban ozone.

Highsmith University Union Dedication

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Highsmith University Union Dedication
October 2004
Keynote speaker – Molly Broad, President of the UNC University System

Gaining People, Losing Ground

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Gaining People, Losing Ground
September 2004
Featuring Werner Fornos – President of the Population Institute since 1982.

US Foreign Policy: The Democratic & Republican Perspectives

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US Foreign Policy: The Democratic & Republican Perspectives
October 2004
Featuring Mark Gibney, Linda Cornett, and Bill Forstchen

The Economy and the Presidential Election

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The Economy and the Presidential Election
October 2004
Featuring Dr. Robert Tatum – Assistant Professor, UNC Asheville Economics Department. Should we be concerned about job growth? How much does the deficit matter? Is inflation lurking beneath the surface? Are we better off than we were four years ago? Does it really matter who wins the election?

An Evening with Tito Amaya

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An Evening with Tito Amaya
October 2004
Featuring Tito Amaya with special guest Obligato

Founders Day 2004 – Anderson Cooper

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Founders Day 2004 – Anderson Cooper
October 2004
Featuring Anderson Cooper and Chancellor James H. Mullen Jr.

Genocide in Darfur: Challenge and Response

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Genocide in Darfur: Challenge and Response
November 2004
UNC Asheville hosts renowned scholar of Islam and Human Rights, Abdullahi an-Na’im, the Charles Howard Candler Professor of Law at Emory University Law School

Nutrition for Maximal Performance, Male Athletes

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Nutrition for Maximal Performance, Male Athletes
November 2004
Featuring Dr. Richard Lewis – Director, UGA Clinical and Sports Nutrition Laboratory

Nutrition for Maximal Performance, Women Athletes

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Nutrition for Maximal Performance, Women Athletes
November 2004
Featuring Dr. Richard Lewis – Director, UGA Clinical and Sports Nutrition Laboratory

China: Challenges Ahead

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China: Challenges Ahead
February 2005
China is increasingly influential globally, but continues to face obstacles at home. As China’s record economic growth continues, the country must still contend with a growing gap between rich and poor, devastating pollution and resource shortages. What strategies can China adopt to sustain its economy while meeting the needs of its people? Featuring Marc Mullinax – Associate Professor, Department of Religion and Philosophy, Mars Hill College.

 

Dialogue on Death, Reducing Fear and Loathing in the Capital Punishment Debate

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Dialogue on Death, Reducing Fear and Loathing in the Capital Punishment Debate
February 2005
Featuring Janet Moore from the North Carolina Appellate Defender’s Office.

Return Migration

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Return Migration
February 2005
Prolific cultural commentator and acclaimed author Bell Hooks gives the UNC Asheville Black History Month keynote address.

The Cherokee Sacred Calendar of Natal Days

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The Cherokee Sacred Calendar of Natal Days
November 2004
Featuring Raven Hail, an 83-year-old elder from the Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma.

Pilgrimage to Shikoku, Japan

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Pilgrimage to Shikoku, Japan
March 2005
Peter and Jasmin Gentling discuss their pilgrimage to Shinto/Buddhist shrines on the ancient pilgrim road around Shikoku, Japan – an island just off of Hiroshima. Along the way they took beautiful photographs of people, shrines, inns and forests that they encountered. During this brown bag lunch they share their slides and their eye witness accounts.

New Engineering Program with a Concentration in Mechatronics

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New Engineering Program with a Concentration in Mechatronics
March 2005
Press Conference

An Evening with Pulitzer Prize Winning Poet and Writer, Maxine Kumin

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An Evening with Pulitzer Prize Winning Poet and Writer, Maxine Kumin
April 2005
A highly acclaimed author, Maxine Kumin has written 15 books of Poetry and several collections of essays, short stories and novels. She was awarded the Pulitzer Prize in 1973.

8th Annual International Forum – We Can Learn From Each Other

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8th Annual International Forum – We Can Learn From Each Other
April 2005
Students from Croatia (Zelijo Mataic), France (Genevieve Grandadam), Indonesia (Tara Lucman), and Lebanon (Rabih Dahdouh) discuss customs, religion, politics, economics, women’s rights and social mobility.

Fuel Cells: The Future of Power is Happening Now

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Fuel Cells: The Future of Power is Happening Now
April 2005
Featuring Tony Iacovelli, MD

21st Economic Crystal Ball Seminar

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21st Economic Crystal Ball Seminar
April 2005
Featuring: Dr. David W. Berson – Vice President & Chief Economist at Fannie Mae and Dr. James F. Smith – Chief Economist at the Society of Industrial and Office Realtors, and Professor of Finance at the Kenan-Flagler School of Business, UNC Chapel Hill

Advertising Competition, Marketing Principles

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Advertising Competition, Marketing Principles
April 2005
Students of Dennis Cole’s Promotion Management class, with limited video experience were charged with creating a 30 second Public Service Announcement based on their chosen topic. Each group presents their finished PSA’s and explains their process to a panel of judges who choose the winner.

UNC Asheville Receives $3 Million Gift from Steve & Frosene Zeis

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UNC Asheville Receives $3 Million Gift from Steve & Frosene Zeis
April 2005
Press Conference

Immigration: Impact of Western North Carolina & the U.S.

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Immigration: Impact of Western North Carolina & the U.S.
May 2005
Panel discussion featuring: Raleigh Bailey – Director, Center for New North Carolinians ; Milton Butterworth – Migrant Education Case Manager, Henderson County ; Susan Mims – Medical Director, Buncombe County Health Center ; Jerry Vehaun – Director, Emergency Services for Buncombe County ; Susan Kask – Chair, Economics Department, Warren Wilson College ; Gustavo Silva – WNC resident and advocate ; Moderator, Doug Mayer – Webcast Editor, Asheville Citizen-Times.

UNC Asheville Announces its Sixth Chancellor

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UNC Asheville Announces its Sixth Chancellor
May 2005
The formal announcement of UNC Asheville's sixth Chancellor, Anne Ponder.

2005 Honorands Dinner

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2005 Honorands Dinner
May 2005
Featuring: William Ivey Long – Broadway Costume Designer, Amanda Swimmer – Cherokee Potter, and Martha C. Nussbaum – Philosopher and Author

Commencement May 2005

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Commencement May 2005
May 2005
Commencement Address: Martha C. Nussbaum – Philosopher, Public Intellectual and Author

The 4th Annual Strive Not to Drive Film Festival

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The 4th Annual Strive Not to Drive Film Festival
May 2005
UNC Asheville Multimedia Arts and Science student videos.

NEMAC - Press Conference

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August 2005

NEMAC - Press Conference
National Environmental Modeling and Analysis Center Press Conference. Featuring Congressman Charles Taylor and Dr. Mark Padilla.

 

Iraq, Terrorism, Nuclear Dangers and Global Warming: Feeling Secure Yet?

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September 2005

Iraq, Terrorism, Nuclear Dangers and Global Warming: Feeling Secure Yet?
Featuring Ira Shorr - Physicians for Social Responsibility

Founders Day 2005: State of the University Address

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September 2005

Founders Day 2005: State of the University Address
Chancellor Anne Ponder

Success in Life: How to Guarantee It

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September 2005

Success in Life: How to Guarantee It
Featuring Scott Love

Groundbreaking Ceremony Zeis Science and Multimedia Building

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October 2005

Groundbreaking Ceremony Zeis Science and Multimedia Building
Chancellor Anne Ponder

Reforming the U.N.: How, Why and What is Being Proposed

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Reforming the U.N.: How, Why and What is Being Proposed
September 2005
Featuring Cleve Mathews – retired journalist and Professor Emeritus at Syracuse University, C. Jerome Jones, Brig. General United States Air Force, and David Johnson, Ph.D Professor Emeritus at the University of Tennessee.

So Much Growth Yet So Few Jobs: How Globalization Has Shaped This Recovery & Impacted Employment Throughout the Carolinas

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So Much Growth Yet So Few Jobs: How Globalization Has Shaped This Recovery & Impacted Employment Throughout the Carolinas
October 2005
A presentation by Mark Vitner, Senior Economist – Wachovia Corporation Sponsored by the World Affairs Council of Western North Carolina.

Uranium and U – Catherine Middlecamp

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Uranium and U – Catherine Middlecamp
October 2005
Eighth Annual S. Dexter Squibb Distinguished Chemistry Lecture Series. Catherine Middlecamp is a Distinguished Faculty Associate and Director of the Chemistry Learning Center at the University of Wisconsin at Madison.

Forest Watersheds: A Long-Term Perspective on Providing Clean and Abundant Water for the Southern Appalachian Region

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Forest Watersheds: A Long-Term Perspective on Providing Clean and Abundant Water for the Southern Appalachian Region
November 2005
Featuring James Vose, Project Leader, Coweeta Hydrological Laboratory.

Lead: The Toxin That Won’t Go Away

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Lead: The Toxin That Won’t Go Away
November 2005
A presentation by Linda Block, Coordinator of UNC Asheville’s Lead Poisoning Prevention Program.

Sometimes Taking a Stand Means Taking a Seat – ASCORE

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Sometimes Taking a Stand Means Taking a Seat – ASCORE
November 2005
The Center for Diversity Education celebrates its 10th anniversary with an awards ceremony honoring former members of ASCORE. Featuring James Ferguson II, Eugene Ellison, Dwight Mullen, Chancellor Ponder, and others.

Joe Kimmel Donates $2 Million for N.C. Center for Health & Wellness

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Joe Kimmel Donates $2 Million for N.C. Center for Health & Wellness
November 2005
Press Conference – This first major private gift to the Center was announced by Chancellor Anne Ponder at a public event.

HIV/AIDS Healthy Choices

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HIV/AIDS Healthy Choices
January 2006
Featuring Ronald J. Weatherford – Author and Health Advocate. Having lost friends and family to AIDS, Weatherford fires up audiences with messages that expose health disparities and promote healthy lifestyles and community partnerships.

The Current State of the Middle East

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The Current State of the Middle East
January 2006
Featuring Sir Eldon Griffiths, a cabinet member during the Margaret Thatcher government of the United Kingdom.

Healing the Wounds of Racism

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Healing the Wounds of Racism
February 2006
UNC Asheville celebrates Black History Month with keynote speaker Nontombi Naomi Tutu – Daughter of South African Archbishop Desmond Tutu.

Diversity in the Workplace: Finding a Common Ground Connecting the Liberal Arts to Career Choices

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Diversity in the Workplace: Finding a Common Ground Connecting the Liberal Arts to Career Choices
February 2006
Featuring Tootsie Gloyne – Benefits Manager, Harrah’s Cherokee Casino ; Jacquelyn Hallum – Director of Health Careers & diversity MAHEC ; Kitty Hancock – Nurse Educator, VA Hospital ; Lewis Isaac – Training Coordinator, City of Asheville ; Rosario Villareal – Small Business Owner, Business Services Association ; Moderated by Don Locke – Director of Diversity & Multicultural, UNC Asheville ; Patricia Digh – Author/Consultant and Co-founder of the Circle Project.

NCUR 20: National Conference on Undergraduate Research

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NCUR 20: National Conference on Undergraduate Research
April 2006
Featuring: Dr. Virginia Derryberry – Director, UNC Asheville Undergraduate Research Program and Dr. Mark Harvey – Associate Director, UNC Asheville Undergraduate Research Program

The Accidental Empire: Israel & The Birth of the Settlements 1967-1977

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The Accidental Empire: Israel & The Birth of the Settlements 1967-1977
March 2006
Featuring Gershom Gorenberg – Columnist & Associate Editor at The Jerusalem Report.

Steep Canyon Rangers

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Steep Canyon Rangers
March 2006
Lecture/Demonstration with Dan Pierce

Breaking Drivers License Codes - The 2006 Parsons Lecture

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Breaking Drivers License Codes - The 2006 Parsons Lecture
March 2006
Featuring Joseph Gallian – Professor of Mathematics at the University of Minnesota, Duluth, and President of the Mathematics Association of America.

A Career in Science: Things I Wish I’d Known Before I Morphed into a Lab Rat

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A Career in Science: Things I Wish I’d Known Before I Morphed into a Lab Rat
April 2006
NCUR Plenary Session. Featuring Geraldine L. Richmond – Richard M. and Patricia H. Noyes Professor

The Sounds of Spanglish

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The Sounds of Spanglish
April 2006
NCUR Plenary Session. Featuring Ilan Stavans – Lewis-Sebring Professor of Latin American and Latino Culture and Five-College 40th Anniversary Distinguished Professor at Amherst College.

Global Pandemics

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Global Pandemics
April 2006
Featuring Christina Simeonsson – Director of the N.C. State Bureau of Epidemiology

The 9th Annual International Forum: We Can Learn From Each Other

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The 9th Annual International Forum: We Can Learn From Each Other
April 2006
Students from England (Chris Burn), Germany (Peter Haschke), Indonesia (Tara Lucman), and Turkey (Elif Unlu) discuss customs, religion, politics, economics, women’s rights, and social mobility.

Rational Terrorists: How Terrorist Organizations Employ Economic Principles to Conduct Their Beastly Business

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Rational Terrorists: How Terrorist Organizations Employ Economic Principles to Conduct Their Beastly Business
April 2006
Featuring Jurgen Brauer – Economics Professor, Augusta State University.

Illegal Immigration: Looking for Common Ground

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Illegal Immigration: Looking for Common Ground
April 2006
Featuring Mark Gibney – Belk Professor of Humanities and Professor of Political Science and Hiroshi Motomura – Kenan Distinguished Professor and Associate Dean for Faculty at UNC Chapel Hill’s School of La
w.

The 5th Annual Strive Not To Drive Film Festival

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The 5th Annual Strive Not To Drive Film Festival
May 2006
Student videos from Multimedia Arts and Sciences at The University of North Carolina Asheville.

Crystal Ball XXII: The New Fed Chair, What Can We Expect

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Crystal Ball XXII: The New Fed Chair, What Can We Expect
April 2006
Featuring David W. Berson – Vice President and Chief Economist at Fannie Mae, James F. Smith – Chief Economist, Parsec Financial. The economic outlook focuses on inflation, employment, interest rates, the strength of the dollar and the housing market. The financial outlook explores the implications of Federal Reserve policy for financial markets. Various investments are addressed, with an emphasis on interest rates and the bond market.

Second Annual Advertising Competition

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Second Annual Advertising Competition
April 2006
Students of Dennis Cole’s Promotion Management class, with limited video experience were charged with creating a 30 second Public Service Announcement based on their chosen topic. Each group presents their finished PSA’s and explains their process to a panel of judges who choose the winner.

Conversations with Bill: 2006 Honorands

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Conversations with Bill: 2006 Honorands
May 2006
Interviews with Doris Betts – Professor of Creative Writing, UNC Chapel Hill. James Ferguson – Noted Attorney and former president of ASCORE. Interviews conducted by William Massey – Vice Chancellor Alumni & Development.

Commencement May 2006

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Commencement May 2006
May 2006
Commencement Address: Anne Ponder, Ph.D. – Sixth Chancellor of the University of North Carolina Asheville

A Brief History of UNC Asheville 1927-2006

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A Brief History of UNC Asheville 1927-2006
September 2006
History of the University of North Carolina Asheville from 1927 to 2006.

The Installation of Anne Ponder

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The Installation of Anne Ponder
September 2006
Sixth Chancellor of The University of North Carolina Asheville

The Struggle for Peace and Justice

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The Struggle for Peace and Justice
September 2006
Featuring Father Roy Bourgeois – An American priest in the Maryknoll order of the Roman Catholic Church and founder of the human rights group School of the Americas Watch.

High Technology Startup: The Path From Fundamental Science to Worldwide Commercialization

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High Technology Startup: The Path From Fundamental Science to Worldwide Commercialization
October 2006
The Ninth Annual S. Dexter Squibb lecture series, featuring David J. Rakestraw – Founder and General Manager of Eksigent Technologies.

Starting & Running a Global Business from Asheville

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Starting & Running a Global Business from Asheville
October 2006
Featuring Paul J. Samuels – President/CEO Kimmel Worldwide Logistics

Leadership in Crisis: Lessons of the Roman Empire for America Today

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Leadership in Crisis: Lessons of the Roman Empire for America Today
October 2006
Featuring Dr. J. Rufus Fears – David Ross Boyd Professor of Classics, The University of Oklahoma

The Shame of the Nation: The Restoration of Apartheid Schooling in America

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The Shame of the Nation: The Restoration of Apartheid Schooling in America
November 2006
Featuring National Book Award-winning Author Jonathan Kozol. Kozol’s passionate work over the past 40 years directly confronts the chilling effect of the virtual dismantling of Brown vs. the Board of Education. He offers a humane, dramatic and head-on challenge to fulfill the educational promise made 50 years ago to all the youngest citizens of our nation.

Traditions of Life, Health, Wellness and Humor

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Traditions of Life, Health, Wellness and Humor
November 2006
Featuring Paula Nelson – Cherokee Performance Artist. Susan Leading Fox – Deputy Health Officer, Eastern Band of the Cherokee Nation. Jeff Bachar – Program Manager, Cherokee Choices ; Karen Walter – Tsalagi Kv Hnv i (Cherokee Life) ; Keith Ray – Chairman & Associate Professor, Health and Wellness, UNC Asheville ; Kathie Garbe – Associate Professor, Health and Wellness, UNC Asheville ; Melissa Himelein – Professor of Psychology, UNC Asheville.

Global Jihad: Challenge and Response

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Global Jihad: Challenge and Response
November 2006
Featuring Peter Probst – Institute for the Study of Political Violence and Terrorism and former CIA official.

Commencement December 2006

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Commencement December 2006
December 2006
Commencement Address: Merritt W. Moseley, Jr. – Professor of Literature & Language and Recipient of the 2005 Alumni Distinguished Teaching Award

The Future of China – Leadership Asheville Forum

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The Future of China – Leadership Asheville Forum
January 2007
Featuring Steven Levine – Author, Professor Emeritus of Asian Studies, UNC Chapel Hill and Sarah Ann Smith – Adjunct Associate Professor in the Master of Liberal Arts program, UNC Asheville.

Bambooduh – Free Lunchtime Concert

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Bambooduh – Free Lunchtime Concert
January 2007
Beginning his music career 10 years ago in Kauai, Hawaii, Bambooduh plays various string, wind, and percussion instruments of his own invention, which he builds from bamboo gourds and coconuts. He plays these instruments into a looping machine to combine them into a full-band sound.

Haiti’s Children and the Right to Good Health

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Haiti’s Children and the Right to Good Health
February 2007
Sponsored by the World Affairs Council of Western North Carolina. Featuring Tom Plaut – Professor Emeritus of Sociology, Mars Hill College.

UNC Asheville Athletics Hall of Fame Ceremony 2007

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UNC Asheville Athletics Hall of Fame Ceremony 2007
February 2007
Inductees: Jill Young Booth (Women’s Soccer 1993-1996), Danielle Meyer Harrison (Volleyball 1990-1993), Patrick Britz (Men’s Soccer 1987-1990), Mike Grace (Men’s Basketball 1970-1974), and Mickey Gibson (Men’s Basketball 1968-1970)

South Africa: Old Problems, Peaceful Transitions and New Challenges

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South Africa: Old Problems, Peaceful Transitions and New Challenges
February 2007
Featuring: Dr. Afaf Omer – Associate Professor, Sociology Department, UNC Asheville

Remembering the Tuskegee Airmen

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Remembering the Tuskegee Airmen
February 2007
Featuring Leonard “Hawk” Hunter – Retired Technical Sergeant, U.S. Air Force.

Creative Careers – Career Interest Panel

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Creative Careers – Career Interest Panel
March 2007
Panel: Michael Darnell – Independent Contractor, 3D, Creative Writing, Gaming ; Angie Flynn-McIver – Producing Director, NC Stage ; Leslie Klingner – Associate Curator, Biltmore Estate ; David Papandrea – President, Machristdan Media Solution/Big Deal Events ; Moderators: Rob Bowen and Don Diefenbach.

Can the United Nations Tackle Climate Change?

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Can the United Nations Tackle Climate Change?
March 2007
Sponsored by the World Affairs Council of Western North Carolina. Featuring Leonard Bernstein – Bernstein & Associates

Blood Done Sign My Name

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Blood Done Sign My Name
March 2007
Featuring Author Timothy Tyson – Professor of African-American Studies, University of Wisconsin Madison, his father Rev. Vernon Tyson and Mary Williams – Gospel Vocalist

Annual Spring Symposium on Undergraduate Research

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Annual Spring Symposium on Undergraduate Research
March 2007
Keynote Speaker: Asheville Mayor Terry Bellamy

What Does the Leandro Case Mean for North Carolina Children?

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What Does the Leandro Case Mean for North Carolina Children?
March 2007
Featuring: Judge Howard Manning Jr. – For over 12 years as a judge, Manning has presided over hundreds of civil and criminal cases in North Carolina.

The Evolution of Newton’s Universe

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The Evolution of Newton’s Universe
March 2007
Featuring: Dr. Donald Saari – UCI Distinguished Professor, University of California, Irvine

We Vote But Do We Elect Who We Really Want

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We Vote But Do We Elect Who We Really Want
March 2007
2007 Parsons Lecturer – Dr. Donald Saari – UCI Distinguished Professor, University of California, Irvine

The 10th Annual International Forum – We Can Learn From Each Other

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The 10th Annual International Forum – We Can Learn From Each Other
April 2007
Students from Britain (Chris Burn), Germany (Peter Haschke), Russia (Yana Volkova), and Turkey (Elif Unlu) discuss customs, religion, politics, economics, women’s rights, and social mobility.

Crystal Ball XXIII: Housing, Is the Worst Over?

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Crystal Ball XXIII: Housing, Is the Worst Over?
April 2007
Featuring noted economists David W. Berson – Vice President and Chief Economist at Fannie Mae, and James F. Smith – Chief Economist at Parsec Financial.

The 40th Annual Juried Student Art Exhibition

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The 40th Annual Juried Student Art Exhibition
March 2007
Juried by Greg Shelnutt – Director of Visual Arts, Visual Arts Faculty, North Carolina School of the Arts.

Commencement May 2007

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Commencement May 2007
May 2007
Commencement Address: Ernest J. Gaines – Award-winning novelist; professor of English and writer-in-residence, University of Louisiana at Lafayette. Donald Sultan – Asheville native; prominent contemporary artist, New York

Conversations with Bill: 2007 Honorands

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Conversations with Bill: 2007 Honorands
May 2007
Featuring Ernest J. Gaines – Professor of English and writer-in-residence at the University of Louisiana and Donald Sultan – New York Artist and Asheville native. Hosted by William Massey and Wiley Cash.

The State of Black Asheville Introduction & 1) Education

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The State of Black Asheville Introduction & 1) Education
February 2007
Welcome: Chancellor Anne Ponder, Mayor Terry Bellamy, Dr. Dwight Mullen. Panel: Al Whitesides, Gene Bell, Robert Logan, and Dolly Mullen. Moderator: Don Locke

The State of Black Asheville 2) Health Care

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The State of Black Asheville 2) Health Care
February 2007
Panel: Charles Blair, Sharon West, Marsha Stickford, Jim Pitts, Holly Jones. Moderator: Calvin Kelly

The State of Black Asheville 3) Law Enforcement

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The State of Black Asheville 3) Law Enforcement
February 2007
Panel: Van Duncan, Bill Hogan, Theodis Beck, Carl Mumpower, Jan Davis, Calvin Hill, Enita Okodiko, Jason Jackson. Moderator: Mark Gibney.

The State of Black Asheville 4) Housing and Closing Session

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The State of Black Asheville 4) Housing and Closing Session
February 2007
Panel: Gene Bell, Isaac Coleman, Scott Dedman, Trina Boyd, Brownie Newman, Robin Cape Moderator: Jim Pitts

Advertising Competition

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Advertising Competition
April 2007
Students of Dennis Cole’s Promotion Management class, with limited video experience were charged with creating a 30 second Public Service Announcement based on their chosen topic. Each group presents their finished PSA’s and explains their process to a panel of judges who choose the winner.

The 14th Century: An Age of Disasters – Constructing Identities, Groups, and Difference

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The 14th Century: An Age of Disasters – Constructing Identities, Groups, and Difference
September 2007
Humanities 214 Lecture featuring Ann Dunn – Lecturer, Humanities Program

Chemical Education in the Global Environment

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Chemical Education in the Global Environment
October 2007
10th Annual S. Dexter Squibb Lecture featuring Dr. John C. Kotz – Distinguished Teaching Professor Emeritus at State of New York College at Oneonta.

UNC Tomorrow: Your Universities Are Listening

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UNC Tomorrow: Your Universities Are Listening
October 2007
Community Listening Forum featuring Erskine Bowles – University of North Carolina President and Jim Phillips – UNC Board of Governors Chairman.

The Quest for Civil Rights Under the Constitution

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The Quest for Civil Rights Under the Constitution
September 2007
Keynote Constitution Day address by James E. Ferguson II – Civil Rights Attorney and co-founder and president of the Charlotte law form of Ferguson, Stein, and Chambers.

Dialogue on Immigration

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Dialogue on Immigration
September 2007
Panel Discussion featuring Mark Gibney, Bill Haas, Carl Mumpower, and Jane Oaks

Escaping Poverty Traps: Strategy and Successful Examples

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Escaping Poverty Traps: Strategy and Successful Examples
October 2007
Featuring: Dr. Stephen C. Smith – Professor of Economics and International Affairs and Director of the Research Program in Poverty, Development, and Globalization at George Washington University.

Asheville City Council Candidates Forum 2007

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Asheville City Council Candidates Forum 2007
October 2007
Public forum featuring Dwight Butner, Jan Davis, Bryan Freeborn, Elaine Lite, Brownie Newman, and Bill Russel

Annual University of North Carolina Asheville Boards Dinner

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Annual University of North Carolina Asheville Boards Dinner
October 2007
Featuring Former UNC Asheville Chancellors, David Brown, Sam Schuman, Patsy Reed, James Mullen, and current Chancellor Anne Ponder

The Cliffs Communities Gifts $1 Million to UNC Asheville to Benefit the North Carolina Center for Health and Wellness

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The Cliffs Communities Gifts $1 Million to UNC Asheville to Benefit the North Carolina Center for Health and Wellness
November 2007
Press Conference featuring Jim Anthony

3rd Annual Diversity in the Workplace: Finding Common Ground

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3rd Annual Diversity in the Workplace: Finding Common Ground
November 2007
Featuring Brian Davis – Special events Assistant, The Grove Park Inn. Johnnie Grant – Publisher, The Urban News. Eric Howard – Social Worker, Randolph Learning Center. Hope Huskey – Cherokee Native American Business Development Center. Sarah Numez – Consultant for non-profits & Special Events. Moderators: Deborah Miles, and Bryan Schaffer

Governor’s Tour of The Bill of Rights

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Governor’s Tour of The Bill of Rights
November 2007
Featuring North Carolina Supreme Court Justice Willis P. Whichard and The Right to a Jury Trial and Due Process

Thousand Kites – Theatre UNCA

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Thousand Kites – Theatre UNCA
November 2007
World Premier Play exploring the effects of the prison-building explosion on inmates, guards, their families, and their communities. Written by: Donna Porterfield. Directed by Scott Walters and starring: Casey Morris, Charles B. Davis, III, Bridget Patterson, Skyler Goff, Sarah Erickson, Taylor Collins, and Rachel Williams.

Bridges to Dreams: A Solo Performance by Laura Facciponti

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Bridges to Dreams: A Solo Performance by Laura Facciponti
December 2007
Stories with song and visual images sharing familial yarns and folk tales.

Commencement December 2007

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Commencement December 2007
December 2007
Commencement Address: K. Ray Bailey – President Emeritus, Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College

Israel: The Lobby and The Media: A Look at the Public Image of Israel and the Challenges to the Jewish Community

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Israel: The Lobby and The Media: A Look at the Public Image of Israel and the Challenges to the Jewish Community
February 2008
A talk by J.J. Goldberg – An award-winning journalist, author and lecturer, who is editorial director of The Forward, the national newsweekly published in association with the legendary Jewish Daily Forward.

Careers in Food Nutrition & Wellness – Career Panel

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Careers in Food Nutrition & Wellness – Career Panel
February 2008
Panel: Vicki Banks – Director of Benefits & Staffing Services, The Biltmore Company. Jessica Lane – Director of Volunteers & Special Events, The Health Adventure. Alphie Rodriquez – Diabetes Wellness Coordinator, YWCA. John Rushing – Professor of Food Science – North Caroling State University. Erika Villa – Co-Owner, Artisan Catering (Alumna). Moderators: Dominique Ennis and Amy Lanou.

Civil Rights: Constitutional Property to Constitutional People

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Civil Rights: Constitutional Property to Constitutional People
February 2008
Featuring Robert P. Moses – Noted Civil Rights Leader and MacArthur Fellow.

2nd Annual Women, Work and Leadership Career Interest Panel

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2nd Annual Women, Work and Leadership Career Interest Panel
March 2008
Featuring: Kelly Hinz – Assistant Fire Marshal, City of Asheville Fire & Rescue Department, Maria Horton – Contractor, Showcase Exteriors, Gisa Smith – Learning and Development Manager, UPS, Sharon West – Director of Nursing Buncombe County Health Center, Alida Woods – Principal Dixon Elementary. Moderators: Janet Cone – Director of Athletics, UNC Asheville. Alice Weldon – Interim Director of Women’s Studies Program and Associate Professor of Spanish, UNC Asheville.

Lost Christianities

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Lost Christianities
April 2004
Featuring: Bart Ehrman – Chair, Department of Religious Studies, UNC Chapel Hill

The Truth Behind the Da Vinci Code

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The Truth Behind the Da Vinci Code
November 2004
Featuring: Bart Ehrman – Chair, Department of Religious Studies, UNC Chapel Hill. Ehrman reveals what we really know about Jesus, Mary Magdalene, and Constantine.

Negro Baseball Leagues: Sounds & Voices of an Era

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Negro Baseball Leagues: Sounds & Voices of an Era
March 2008
A celebration of the athletes who broke baseball’s color barrier. Featuring: Bryan Sinclair, Anita White-Carter, David Wilken & The UNCA Big Band, and Daniel Meyer

A Town Meeting with Congressman Heath Shuler

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A Town Meeting with Congressman Heath Shuler
March 2008
Featuring Congressman Heath Shuler – of North Carolina’s 11th Congressional District. Moderated by Joe McGuire – Board member, Leadership Asheville Forum and Attorney, McGuire, Wood & Bissette, P.A.

Brown v. Board of Education: Fifty Years Later

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Brown v. Board of Education: Fifty Years Later
April 2008
Starring the award winning actor, Mike Wiley. This one-man performance recounts the court case, decision, and consequences of the landmark ruling: “Brown vs. Board of Education”. Wiley transforms himself into multiple characters, with audience participation, to speak about the ruling from different perspectives.

Mathematical Modeling in Biology: What is it? And how is it useful?

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Mathematical Modeling in Biology: What is it? And how is it useful?
April 2008
Dr. Mary Lou Zeeman is the R Wells Johnson Professor of Mathematics at Bowdoin College and also works in the Department of Neurobiology and Behavior at Cornell University. Zeeman describes some of the ways that math can be harnessed to dive into biological mysteries. What happens when three species compete for the same resources? What's the best way to preserve a species? Why do diseases come in cycles?

2007 Athletics Hall of Fame Ceremony

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2007 Athletics Hall of Fame Ceremony
February 2008
Opening remarks, Chancellor Anne Ponder; Master of Ceremonies, Brendan Harrington; Welcome, Janet Cone; Student-Athletes, Ashley Wrightenberry and Nicholas Thuell; Alma Mater, All Girls Staff; remarks, Randy McKinney. Honoring Elissa Mount (Volleyball 1991-1994), Paul Allen (Men’s Basketball 1980-1984), and Dave Hart (Contributor 1993-present).

Art and Theory: 2007 Laurence and Joyce Dorr Lecture Series

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Art and Theory: 2007 Laurence and Joyce Dorr Lecture Series
April 2008
Renowned artist and Asheville native Donald Sultan speaks as part of UNC Asheville’s annual Laurence and Joyce Dorr lecture series, “Aesthetics: Thinking Beyond Experience.” Sultan has exhibited his extensive body of work in some of the most prestigious galleries and museums around the world. His works are included in the permanent collections of New York’s Museum of Modern Art, Metropolitan Museum of Art, Whitney Museum of American Art and Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum. His art is on display in the galleries of his alma maters and in the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, Australian National Museum, Dallas Museum of Art, North Carolina Museum of Art, High Museum of Art in Atlanta, and the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Gardens of the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, among others.

Crystal Ball XXIV - The Business and Financial Outlook through 2009: Housing Is the Worst Over?

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Crystal Ball XXIV - The Business and Financial Outlook through 2009: Housing Is the Worst Over?
May 2008
The economic outlook focuses on inflation, employment, interest rates, the strength of the dollar and the housing market. The financial outlook explores the implications of Federal Reserve policy for financial markets. Various investments are addressed, with an emphasis on interest rates and the bond market. Featuring David W. Berson Ph.D. – Chief Economist and Strategist for The PMI Group and James F. Smith, Ph.D. – Chief Economist at Parsec Financial.

The 11th Annual International Forum – We Can Learn From Each Other

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The 11th Annual International Forum – We Can Learn From Each Other
April 2008
Students from Britain (Chris Burn), Russia (Yana Volkova), and South Korea (Kee Hwan Jang) discuss customs, religion, politics, economics, women’s rights, and social mobility.

Commencement May 2008

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Commencement May 2008
May 2008
Commencement Address: Dr. Johnnetta Betsch Cole – President emerita of Bennett College for Women in Greensboro and Spelman College in Atlanta.

Good Fortune – The Asian New Year

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Good Fortune – The Asian New Year
February 2007
Featuring: Mandy Carter, Center for Diversity Education with special guest Linda Simthong, UNC Asheville graduate and teacher licensure candidate. Sponsored by: The Center for Diversity Education who works to increase the ways diversity is covered in the daily life of the classroom in grades K-12 and higher education.

The Tempest Project

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The Tempest Project
April 2008
Conceived and directed by Laura Facciponti and Pamella O’Connor. Theatre UNCA presents a one-hour experimental object theatre performance using sections of the famous play script, as well as the poetry of W.H. Auden’s The Sea and The Mirror in a performance utilizing puppetry, masks, and object theatre techniques to retell this magical story.

4th Annual Department of Management Advertising Competition

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4th Annual Department of Management Advertising Competition
April 2008
Students in Dennis Cole’s Promotion Management class with limited video experience created 30 second Public Service Announcements based on their chosen topics. The groups present their finished PSA’s and explain their process to a panel of judges who choose the winner. This years group included: Make a Wish Foundation, National Campus Energy Challenge, Recycling, Full Moon Farm, UNC Asheville Outdoors, and Locally Grown Food. The judges were Trip Huxley – Senior Art Director, Market Connections; Colleen Dieterly – Account Executive, Fairway Outdoor Advertising; and Sim Cross – President and Founder, Biltmore Marketing.

Groundbreaking Ceremony for The North Carolina Center for Health & Wellness at UNC Asheville

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Groundbreaking Ceremony for The North Carolina Center for Health & Wellness at UNC Asheville
April 2008
UNC Asheville held a celebratory groundbreaking ceremony for the North Carolina Center for Health & Wellness, which will be the new home for a unique academic and outreach initiative that is helping to address the state's most pressing health concerns. The N.C. Center for Health & Wellness will combine teaching, research and community collaborations to focus initially on three statewide health issues: childhood obesity, workplace wellness and senior wellness. The initiative is built around UNC Asheville's Health and Wellness Promotion degree program, now in its third academic year. It is the fastest growing major at the University, with more than 100 students.

Hiroshima-Nagasaki: Images and Stories from Eyewitness Accounts

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Hiroshima-Nagasaki: Images and Stories from Eyewitness Accounts
July 2008
The opening reception and talk by Hiroshima blast survivor Miyoko Watanabe as part of the national traveling exhibit "Hiroshima-Nagasaki: Images and Stories from Eyewitness Accounts". The exhibit features 30 large posters depicting scenes of the U.S. bombing of the cities in 1945, which includes graphic imagery from before and after the blasts, is an initiative of the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum. The museum advocates for the peaceful disarmament of all nations possessing nuclear weapons by increasing citizen awareness of the effects of nuclear weapons. The exhibit is part of 101 exhibits on view across the nation.

UNC Asheville Conversations

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UNC Asheville Conversations
May 2008
Bill Massey, Vice Chancellor for Alumni and Development interviews Dr. Johnnetta B. Cole, renowned educator and 2008 UNC Asheville Honorary Degree Recipient. Dr. Cole has had a long and distinguished career focused on education, equality and social justice. She holds a bachelor's degree from Oberlin College and earned master's and doctorate degrees in anthropology from Northwestern University. Upon graduation, she launched a successful career as a college professor and administrator that spanned four decades.

The Legacy of Byzantium: Exploring the Divine Images of the Orthodox Faith

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The Legacy of Byzantium: Exploring the Divine Images of the Orthodox Faith
March 2008
UNC Asheville hosts this exhibition, which features ornate religious icons dating back to the 17th century, on loan from Pennsylvania and North Carolina churches and monasteries. This opening reception includes an abridged Day or Orthodoxy service with vespers and icon procession conducted by the monks of the Protection of the Most Holy Theotokos Monastery in Weaverville.

Building Peace at Home and Abroad: Comments from an International Peacebuilder

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Building Peace at Home and Abroad: Comments from an International Peacebuilder
October 2008
Dr. Paula Green has extensive international experience in peacebuilding and conflict transformation, working as an international consultant, facilitator and lecturer in Europe, Asia, Africa and the Middle East. She is also a professor of conflict resolution at the School for International Training (SIT) in Brattleboro, Vermont, where she co-directs the Conflict Across Cultures program, a summer institute and graduate certificate program. She has authored numerous articles and co-edited a textbook on global challenges. Recently, she was named an "Unsung Hero of Compassion" by Wisdom in Action, a non-profit organization for her lifelong work in conflict transformation and peacebuilding. She will receive this award from the Dalai Lama in April 2009, at a ceremony in San Francisco.

Gun Control: The U.S. Supreme Court and the Second Amendment

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Gun Control: The U.S. Supreme Court and the Second Amendment
October 2008
Leadership Asheville Forum presents a discussion of 2nd Amendment rights in the context of the recent US Supreme Court decision overturning Washington DC’s handgun ban. Robert Levy, co-counsel on the case and Senior Fellow of the Cato Institute, reviews the issues and implications and responds to questions.

Drug Discovery and the Evolving Role for Academic Research

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Drug Discovery and the Evolving Role for Academic Research
October 2008
11th Annual S. Dexter Squibb Distinguished Lecture Series featuring Milton Brown – Director, Drug Discovery Program, Lombard Comprehensive Cancer Center. Dr. Milton Brown has established the Drug Discovery Program at Georgetown University Medical Center. Dr. Brown develops new drugs in the fields of cancer and neuroscience. His GUMC lab is uniquely positioned at the interface of chemistry and medicine to help facilitate the transition of basic science towards new medical therapies.

Environmental Careers, Alumni Career Panel

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Environmental Careers, Alumni Career Panel
November 2008
Featuring: Jacqui Adams ’95 – Forestry Technician, Research; Leigh Ann Conner ’01 – Teacher, Buncombe County Schools; Chuck Cranford ’03 – Environmental Specialist, NC Department of Environmental and Natural Resources; Jonathan Pullin ’90 – Principal Environmental Scientist, The Environmental Group of the Carolinas; Maggie Ullman ’06 – Energy Coordinator, City of Asheville; Brian Winslett ’03 – Founding Partner, Blue Ridge BioFuels. Co-Moderators: Bill Miller – Professor, Environmental Studies, UNC Asheville; Kitti Reynolds – Associate Professor, Environmental Studies, UNC Asheville.

The Dedication Ceremony of the A.C. Reynolds Green at UNC Asheville

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The Dedication Ceremony of the A.C. Reynolds Green at UNC Asheville
September 2008
As part of UNC Asheville's annual Founders' Day, Chancellor Anne Ponder, the Board of Trustees and UNC President Erskine Bowles dedicated the green in front of New Hall in honor of Alonzo Carlton Reynolds (1870-1953), founder of UNC Asheville. A life-long resident of Western North Carolina, A.C. Reynold's career in education spanned more than 50 years, during which time he served as superintendent of two public school systems and as president of three colleges, including our own. It was his vision that led to the founding of Buncombe County Junior College in 1927, the original predecessor institution of UNC Asheville.

The Implications for American Foreign Policy of the Election of Senator Obama

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The Implications for American Foreign Policy of the Election of Senator Obama
November 2008
On November 4, the United States elected a new president. Will American foreign policy change dramatically under the leadership of a new administration? What is the likely reaction of the international community to the results of the election? What are the most important global challenges that the new president will face? These and other questions are addressed by a panel of local foreign policy and regional experts. Moderated by Dr. George Peery, retired Professor of Political Science, Mars Hill College; Panel – Dr. Sarah Ann Smith, retired Foreign Service Officer, and former President of the world Affairs Council of WNC; Dr. Linda Cornett, Associate Professor of Political Science, UNC Asheville; and Dr. Tom Sanders, retired International Studies Professor, frequent instructor at the College for Seniors, and former President of the World Affairs Council of WNC. Sponsored by The World Affairs Council of Western North Carolina, The International Studies Program of the University of North Carolina Asheville, and The Leadership Asheville Forum.

An Evening with Poet, Musician, and Vocalist Keith Flynn

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An Evening with Poet, Musician, and Vocalist Keith Flynn
November 2008
Keith Flynn studied Creative Writing and Political Science at Mars Hill College and the University of North Carolina Asheville. He was instrumental in founding the student newspaper, The Blue Banner. He formed the nationally acclaimed rock band, The Crystal Zoo, which produced three albums. Flynn is the author of four collections of poetry and was awarded the Paumanok Poetry Prize in 1996. In 2005 and 2006, Flynn served as the Gilbert-Chappell Distinguished Poet for North Carolina. He is also the founder and editor of The Asheville Poetry Review, a literary journal established in 1994, that has published over 1,500 writers from 22 countries. His first collection of essays, The Rhythm Method, Rassmatazz and Memory: How to Make Your Poetry Swing, was published by Writer's Digest Books in February, 2007. 

From Commitment to Action: A Journey of Challenge and Collaboration in Diversity Work

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From Commitment to Action: A Journey of Challenge and Collaboration in Diversity Work
November 2008
Dr. Nancy Barcelo is a nationally-recognized leader in the field, with over thirty years of experience in equity and diversity in higher education. As Vice President and Vice Provost, Dr. Barcelo provides leadership and strategic planning on issues relating to faculty, staff, and student equity and diversity across the University of Minnesota system. She is responsible for developing and implementing a statewide strategic plan for equity and diversity consistent with the university's strategic positioning efforts. Dr. Barcelo is a member of the President's Executive Team, and works closely with Office of the Senior Vice President and Provost and the Office of the Senior Vice President for System Academic Administration.

Green Bank Telescope: Recent Scientific Discoveries

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Green Bank Telescope: Recent Scientific Discoveries
September 2008
Dr. Anthony Minter discusses exciting new discoveries that have been made with the Green Bank Telescope. Topics cover everything from the interior of Mercury to the most recent tests of General Relativity.

The Land of the Lightning Brothers

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The Land of the Lightning Brothers
September 2008
This multimedia presentation features authentic Aboriginal Dreamtime creation stories, slides of rock art, native percussion and the haunting music of the didjeridoo. One of the last living Wardaman Elders, Yidumduma Bill Harney, and his friend, honorary tribal member, famed storyteller and musician, Paul “Walking Stick” Taylor, share legends of their Australian home.

The UNC Asheville Annual Holiday Concert

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The UNC Asheville Annual Holiday Concert
December 2008
A highlight of the concert is a performance by the UNC Asheville Chamber Singers. This group showcases selections from their performance at the White House. The Chamber Singers, who first performed at the White House in 2007, are the only North Carolina group invited back to Washington to perform this year. The group performed at the White House as well as Walter Reed Memorial Hospital the weekend of December 12-13. Other Holiday Concert performances include the University Singers and Chamber Orchestra opening with "Shepherd's Pipe Carol" and Cimarosa's double flute concerto. The Chamber Orchestra also plays Beethoven's "Egmont Overture." The Flute Choir performs "Toyland" and "Pat-a-Pan," followed by holiday tunes by the Brass Quintet and Jazz Big Band. The University's student vocal jazz ensemble, Studio 18, sings a number of classic selections, including "Jingle Bells," "Christmas Time is Here" and "Cool Yule." The men's a cappella group, Five Chord Stud, performs "Silver Bells," while All Girl Staff sings "Carol of the Bells."

Commencement December 2008

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Commencement December 2008
December 2008
Commencement Address: Sarah Judson, Associate Professor of History. A specialist in 19th-and 20th-century U.S. history, as well as U.S. Women's and African-American History, Judson is the 2008 recipient of the Alumni Distinguished Faculty Award. The award recognizes those faculty whose service to students goes beyond the classroom and who have distinguished themselves as extraordinary mentors and advisors.

Global Food Supply

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Global Food Supply
February 2009
Sponsored by The World Affairs Council of Western North Carolina. Featuring Dr. Gerard Voos, Associate Director of the Master of Liberal Arts Program, UNC Asheville.

Universal Human Rights?

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Universal Human Rights?
March 2009
Sponsored by The World Affairs Council of Western North Carolina. Featuring Dr. Mark Gibney, Belk Professor of Political Science, UNC Asheville.

2009 Parsons Lecture: From Flatland to Hypergraphics: Geometry and Art in the 4th Dimension

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2009 Parsons Lecture: From Flatland to Hypergraphics: Geometry and Art in the 4th Dimension
March 2009
New developments in computer graphics open the door for us to see higher dimensions. How can we see these objects and what do we learn from these images? How will these insights impact how we see geometry, art and ourselves? Dr. Thomas Banchoff has done extensive research on four-dimensional geometry and was advisor to the recent movie, Flatland, an animated film inspired by Edwin A. Abbott's classic novel set in a world of only two dimensions inhabited by sentient geometrical shapes. The Annual Parsons Lecture provides the Asheville community with the ability to attend a presentation by a nationally renowned mathematician speaking on a topic accessible to a general audience.

The UNC Asheville 2009 Athletics Hall of Fame Ceremony

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The UNC Asheville 2009 Athletics Hall of Fame Ceremony
February 2009
Including Brendan Harrington (Voice of the Bulldogs), Janet Cone - Director of Athletics, Chancellor Anne Ponder, highlights from the Big South Conference 25th Anniversary UNC Asheville's Best of the Best, a video salute to the 1984 NAIA Women's Basketball National Champions, Helen Carroll - Head Coach of the 1984 Bulldogs, Jack Brinkley - Sports Outreach, Roger Bower - President of the Bulldog Athletics Club, and student athletes Sara Marie Holland (Women's Soccer) and Reed Kreiser (Baseball).

Chekhov One-Act Plays

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Chekhov One-Act Plays
February 2009
Presented by Theatre UNCA and The Department of Drama and directed by Laura Facciponti. The Proposal - A nervous hypochondriac proposes marriage to his neighbor's daughter and encounters hilarious complications. The Bear - A widow receives an unwelcome visit from an ungentlemanly landowner who insists on collecting a debt.

The 12th Annual International Forum "We can learn from each other"

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The 12th Annual International Forum "We can learn from each other"
April 2009
Students from the Dominican Republic (Elvis Echavarria), Russia (Yana Volkova), Japan (Kevin Koyasu), and France (Leslie Smith), discuss customs, religion, politics, economics, women’s rights, and social mobility.

2009 Laurence and Joyce Dorr Lecture “Aesthetics: Thinking Beyond Experience” Through the Silence: A John Cage Tribute

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2009 Laurence and Joyce Dorr Lecture “Aesthetics: Thinking Beyond Experience” Through the Silence: A John Cage Tribute
April 2009
Featuring Margaret Leng Tan, Avant-Garde Pianist. Hailed by The New Yorker as the "diva of avant-garde pianism", Margaret Leng Tan has established herself as a major force within the American avant-garde, a visionary artist whose work embraces theater, choreography, performance.

Crystal Ball XXV, The Business and Financial Outlook through 2010, The Economy: Is the Worst Over?

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Crystal Ball XXV, The Business and Financial Outlook through 2010, The Economy: Is the Worst Over?
April 2009
The economic outlook focuses on inflation, employment, interest rates, the strength of the dollar and the housing market. The financial outlook explores the implications of Federal Reserve policy for financial markets. Various investments are addressed, with an emphasis on interest rates and the bond market. Featuring David W. Berson Ph.D. – Chief Economist and Strategist for The PMI Group and James F. Smith, Ph.D. – Chief Economist at Parsec Financial

A Conversation with Asheville’s University: A Lifetime of Learning (Episode 2)

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A Conversation with Asheville’s University: A Lifetime of Learning (Episode 2)
April 2009
Featuring: Chancellor Anne PonderSandra P. Byrd, and Virgil L. SmithSandra Byrd is assistant provost for Graduate and Continuing Education, and associate professor of education at the University of North Carolina Asheville. She coordinates post-secondary and adult education at UNC Asheville, including masters programs for-credit and non-credit education programs, certificates, and community-based leadership programs. Virgil Smith is vice president for talent management for the Gannett Company, and Chairman of the Asheville Citizen-Times. Throughout his career he has earned numerous professional and community awards including being named one of the top three managers in the Gannett Company. He received the Asheville Area Chamber of Commerce Partners in Education “Volunteer of the Year Award” for his work in establishing the Asheville—Buncombe Education Coalition, and recently was awarded the Ida B. Wells Award for Diversity and the Asheville-Buncombe Community Relations Lifetime Achievement Award. He is a member of the UNC Asheville Board of Trustees.

A Conversation with Asheville’s University: Climate, Technology and Our Environment (Episode 3)

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A Conversation with Asheville’s University: Climate, Technology and Our Environment (Episode 3)
April 2009
Featuring: Chancellor Anne PonderDavid McConville, and Jim FoxDavid McConville is an award-winning media artist and researcher specializing in the history and development of dome-based display environments. He is co-founder of The Elumenati, a full-service design and engineering firm in West Asheville specializing in immersive projection environments. His firm has designed projects for clients ranging from art festivals to space agencies. McConville, a UNC Asheville alumnus, also serves on the Board of Directors for the Buckminster Fuller Institute, helping to realize Fuller’s vision of a global network of Geoscope displays for visualizing Earth data. Jim Fox is the director of UNC Asheville’s National Environmental Modeling and Analysis Center (NEMAC). His is principal investigator for several collaborations that deal with utilizing environmental databases, spatial visualizations and other high-end technologies to create products for decision-making in complex situations. One such project is a partnership with the U.S. Forest Service examining threats to our nations’ forests. The center also is the local engagement site for the Renaissance Computing Institute for North Carolina, which works with Asheville and Buncombe County leaders on flood mitigation and land use issues. The group also works with NOAA’s National Climatic Data Center to create education and outreach tools related to Climate Change topics.

A Conversation with Asheville's University: Health and Wellness in Our Community (Episode 1)

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A Conversation with Asheville's University: Health and Wellness in Our Community (Episode 1)
May 2009
Featuring: Chancellor Anne PonderJoe Damore, and Keith RayJoe Damore has served as president and chief executive officer of Mission Hospital and Health System since December 2004. Mission is Western North Carolina’s largest health system and employer. Previously, Damore was president and chief executive officer of Sparrow Hospital and Health System in Lansing, Mich., from 1990 to 2004. He also has served as Executive Vice President of Mercy Health Services in Farmington Hills, Mich., and Western Reserve Care System in Youngstown, Ohio. He is currently a member of the Board of United Way of Buncombe County, the Asheville Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors, and the Board of Trustees of the University of North Carolina Asheville.  Keith Ray is director of the North Carolina Center for Health and Wellness at UNC Asheville, and previously served as chair and associate professor of the Health and Wellness Department at UNC Asheville. The Center for Health and Wellness is a unique academic and outreach initiative built around UNC Asheville's new major in health and wellness promotion. Programs will focus on regional health problems, including childhood obesity, workplace wellness and senior wellness. A 100,000-square-foot facility to house the Center for Health and Wellness at UNC Asheville is under construction with $35 million in state funding from the 2004 North Carolina General Assembly as well as private funds.

A Conversation with Asheville’s University: The Changing Face of Retirement (Episode 4)

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A Conversation with Asheville’s University: The Changing Face of Retirement (Episode 4)
April 2009
Featuring: Chancellor Anne PonderRonald J. Manheimer, and Imogene Radeker “Cissie” StevensRonald Manheimer is executive director of UNC Asheville’s North Carolina Center for Creative Retirement (NCCCR), an award-winning lifelong learning, leadership, research, and community service program. He also serves as research associate professor of philosophy at the university. Before becoming NCCCR’s first director in 1988, Manheimer was director of older adult education for The National Council on the Aging (NCOA) in Washington, D.C. NCCCR’s goal is to encourage the development of an age-integrated society and to serve as a laboratory for exploring creative and productive roles for a new generation of retirement-aged people. Cissie Stevens is former director of Community Leadership Programs at UNC Asheville and serves on the university’s Board of Trustees. Although retired, she is an active volunteer in many community activities serving on the boards of Christ School for Boys, the Manna Food Bank and NC Blue Cross Blue Shield.

Commencement May 2009

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Commencement May 2009
May 2009
Commencement Address: Thomas "Les" Purce – President, Evergreen State College in Olympia, Washington.

Special Announcement: N.C. Center for Health and Wellness Announces A New Partnership

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Special Announcement: N.C. Center for Health and Wellness Announces A New Partnership
May 2009
UNC Asheville Announces $3 Million Grant from Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina Foundation for the N.C. Center for Health & Wellness; Funds Boost UNC Asheville's Efforts to Promote Healthy Lifestyles for North Carolinians. The three-year grant is the most substantial ever for the foundation's Healthy Active Communities focus area and one of the largest in the University's history. Featuring: Al Whitesides, Chairman, UNC Asheville Board of Trustees; Anne Ponder, Chancellor, UNC Asheville; Kathy Higgins, President - Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina Foundation; Keith Ray, Director - N.C. Center for Health & Wellness; and Taylor Shanklin, Junior, Health & Wellness Promotion.

Beyond the Classroom: Celebrating The 2009 Honorary Degree Recipients at UNC Asheville

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Beyond the Classroom: Celebrating The 2009 Honorary Degree Recipients at UNC Asheville
May 2009
The Board of Trustees of The University of North Carolina Asheville and Chancellor Anne Ponder host this event that explores student life at UNC Asheville and celebrates Thomas Les Purce and Doc Watson as the 2009 Honorary Degree Recipients.

The UNC Asheville Department of Management and Accountancy: 2009 Television Advertising Competition

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The UNC Asheville Department of Management and Accountancy: 2009 Television Advertising Competition
May 2009
Public Service television advertisements produced by Management students as part of Promotion Management 357 course taught by Professor Jeff Foreman. Commercials represent Riverlink, Asheville Green Works, Big Brothers Big Sisters, and The Asheville Humane Society.

A Conversation with Asheville's University: The University's Role in North Carolina's Future (Episode 5)

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A Conversation with Asheville's University: The University's Role in North Carolina's Future (Episode 5)
July 2009
Featuring Chancellor Anne Ponder and Bill Friday. Bill Friday is one of North Carolina's most treasured native sons. Friday served as president of the University of North Carolina system for 30 years until his retirement in 1986, becoming the longest-serving University president of the 20th century. His career in university administration would allow him major roles in the formation of the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC), the development of Research Triangle Park, the sponsorship of North Carolina public television, and the formation of the current 17-campus University system, making the University of North Carolina the “crown jewel” of higher learning in the south. Friday continues to host the poplar UNC-TV show “North Carolina People” as he has done for more than 30 years, interviewing nearly 1,500 guests from all walks of life.

An Interview with Thomas Les Purce

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An Interview with Thomas Les Purce
May 2009
Hosted by Bill Massey, Vice Chancellor for Alumni and Development, UNC Asheville. Featuring Thomas Les Purce, 2009 Honorary Degree recipient, UNC Asheville. Dr. Purce has served as president of Evergreen State College in Olympia, Wash., a nationally recognized public liberal arts institution, for nine years. Purce has also held top-ranking administrative roles at Washington State University and Idaho State University. He has been a civic leader as well. Purce was the first black elected official in Idaho, serving as city councilman and then mayor of Pocatello. He later served as director of Idaho’s departments of Administration and Health & Welfare. In the private sector, Purce was partner and CEO of Power Engineering Inc., a large electrical engineering firm in the Northwest.

Nagata Shachu: Japanese Taiko Drumming

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Nagata Shachu: Japanese Taiko Drumming
September 2009
The thunderous sounds of Japanese taiko (tie-COE) drumming fill UNC Asheville's Lipinsky Auditorium as Nagata (nah-GAH-tah) Shachu (shah-CHOO) takes the stage. Based in Toronto, Canada, this authentic Japanese ensemble has thrilled audiences across North America and Europe for more than 10 years with Japanese taiko drums, gongs, bells and bamboo flutes. Critics have hailed Nagata Shachu's concerts as exhilarating, flawless and mesmerizing. Each performance features three to six musicians whose focus is to rejuvenate the ancient art form of taiko drumming with modern interpretations. The concerts are a feast for the eyes as well as the ears; the musicians play oversized drums through a series of choreographed movements that resemble synchronized martial arts.

From Earth's Atmosphere to Planetary Engineering of Mars: An Adventure in Chemistry: The 12th Annual S. Dexter Squibb Lecture

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From Earth's Atmosphere to Planetary Engineering of Mars: An Adventure in Chemistry: The 12th Annual S. Dexter Squibb Lecture
October 2009
Featuring Dr. Joseph S. Francisco, The William E. Moore Distinguished Professor of Chemistry, Purdue University. Two scientists, F. S. Rowland and M. Molina, shared the Nobel Prize in 1996 for showing that the release of chlorofluorocarbons in the atmosphere of Earth destroys the ozone that provides a shield from the transmission of ultraviolet radiation to the surface of Earth. This lecture reviews the chemistry behind chlorine’s catalytic destruction of ozone and also puts in perspective research from our group that laid the foundation for the design of new materials to replace chlorofluorocarbons – replacements that could have benign atmospheric and environmental consequences. While traces of these gases on Earth contribute to global warming, on Mars these gases could heat up the atmosphere to make it more Earth-like. This talk focuses on both the new subject of planetary engineering as well as the chemistry involved. New chemistry exploration on Mars is also discussed.

Art, Eros and the Sixties, The Annual Arts and Ideas Lecture

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Art, Eros and the Sixties, The Annual Arts and Ideas Lecture
October 2009
Featuring Jonathan D. Katz, Associate Professor at the University at Buffalo, Honorary Research Faculty at the University of Manchester, Terra Visiting and Professor at the Courtauld Institute in London. In the art world of the late 50s and 60s, before difference was particularized, specified, embodied, and made over into artistic identity, a single human capacity-Eros--was elevated to universal status and made ground for a global politic of social liberation. Invoked as solvent to the Cold War's containment culture and its multiple repressions, the liberatory potential of Eros as a mechanism of comprehensive social dissent turned precisely on its presumed communal and collective capacity to free the mind through a return to the body and its pleasures. As the most direct conduit to the liberatory potential of Eros, a huge percentage of art in all mediums within this narrow historical moment -in painting, film, theater, happenings, performance-turned on the seduction of Eros. For a few short years, a diverse group of artists, female and male, queer and straight, as different as Richard Hamilton, Lygia Clark, Franz West, Andy Warhol, Yoko Ono and Carolee Schneemann produced an art that, in politicizing the body while obfuscating its signs of differentiation, paradoxically engendered the very specific contemporary social categories like feminist and queer that now obscure Eros' formative and foundational role.

What Happens When Your Oppressors Are Next Door Neighbors: A Story of the Kurds and Kurdistan

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What Happens When Your Oppressors Are Next Door Neighbors: A Story of the Kurds and Kurdistan
October 2009
Featuring Kani Xulam, Founder and Director of American Kurdish Information Network, Washington, DC. A World Affairs of Western North Carolina presentation.

Jerusalem Women Speak: Three Women, Three Faiths, One Shared Vision

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Jerusalem Women Speak: Three Women, Three Faiths, One Shared Vision
October 2009
Featuring AnJala Basil Andoni and Ruth El-Raz. Jerri Bird, the founder of Partners for Peace, initiated the Jerusalem Women Speak tours in 1998. Tired of being told that the media were not interested in presenting the voices of Palestinian and Israeli peacemakers, she set out to show that a tour could both interest the media and galvanize support at the grassroots level.

Re-Viewing Black Mountain College

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Re-Viewing Black Mountain College
October 2009
Keynote Address by Dorothea Rockburne An alumna of Black Mountain College, Dorothea Rockburne is a highly influential contemporary artist. During the sixties she was involved in Judson Dance Theatre performances with artists such as Oldenburg and Rauschenberg. From 1965 (with the exhibition "E.A.T." at Leo Castelli) until today she has shown internationally. A recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship and a NEA grant, she was inducted into the American Academy of Arts and Letters, Department of Art, in 2001.

Understanding Healthcare Reform 2009

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Understanding Healthcare Reform 2009
October 2009
Moderated by David Hurand, WCQS News Director. A panel of representatives from the Asheville community including consumers, physicians, hospitals, and the insurance companies identify proposed changes in health care policies and discuss implications for their different stakeholder groups. Panelists field questions on topics including: health care costs, the insurance industry, implications for prevention and quality of care, and the question of universal coverage.

International Careers

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International Careers
November 2009
Featuring: Bruce Ammerman, Foreign Service Officer (retired), US Department of State; Janet Schuhl, Regional Recruiter, Peace Corps; Princess Small, Former JET Program Participant, The Japan Exchange and Teaching Programme; Chuck Wood, Vice-President Human Resource Management & Administration, Volvo. Co-Moderators: Sophie Mills, Professor and Chair, Department of Classics; and Katherine Zubko, Assistant Professor, Department of Religious Studies.

Obama's Foreign Policy: Nine Months Out

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Obama's Foreign Policy: Nine Months Out
November 2009
A presentation of the World Affairs Council of Western North Carolina. Panel discussion focusing on the first months of Barack Obama's administration. Featuring Larry Wilson (The Middle East) Founder of Zayed University in the United Arab Emerites; Jim Lenburg (Asia) Emeritus Professor of History at Mars Hill College; Lucia Carter (EU) Chair of History Department at Mars Hill College; and Marshall McCallie (Africa) Former Ambassador to Namibia and deputy Chief of Mission in South Africa. Moderated by George Peery, President of the World Affairs Council of Western North Carolina.

Diversity & Leadership in the Workplace

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Diversity & Leadership in the Workplace
October 2009
Featuring: Esteve Coll-Larrosa, Business Development/Marketing Manager, United Services Credit Union; Althea Gonzalez, Manager of Health Parity, WNC Interpreter Network, Buncombe County Medical Society; Ed Manning, Partner, Culture Quest; Bernadette Thompson, Independent Living Counselor, Vocational Rehabilitation/Independent Living Rehabilitation Program. Co-Moderators: Jacquelyn Hallum, Director, Health Careers & Diversity Education; Bryan Schaffer, Associate Professor, Department of Management and Accountancy.

The UNC Asheville Winter Concert 2009: A Holiday Sparkler

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The UNC Asheville Winter Concert 2009: A Holiday Sparkler
December 2009
The University Singers - Melodie Galloway, Conductor, and Elsa M. O'Farrell, Accompanist; The Wind Ensemble - David Wilken, Conductor; All Girls Staff - Barbara Muffaletto, Director; and The UNC Asheville Vocal Quartet - Melodie Galloway, Accompanist.

Dedication of the Bob Moog Electronic Music Studio

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Dedication of the Bob Moog Electronic Music Studio
November 2009
Featuring: Chancellor Anne PonderDr. Wayne Kirby - Chair, Department of Music; Rosser Douglas - Senior Music Technology Student; and Steven Dunnington - Adjunct Instructor, Music Technology. The newly-renovated studio/classroom, located in the Music Department is meant to honor the legacy of Dr. Robert Moog and his service on the music faculty as Research Professor of Music. It is through his historic international pioneering work that the UNC Asheville electronic music an music technology programs have acquired their reputation for excellence.

Growing Smarter: Achieving Healthy Communities and Environmental Justice For All

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Growing Smarter: Achieving Healthy Communities and Environmental Justice For All
January 2010
Featuring: Dr. Robert D. Bullard - Ware Distinguished Professor of Sociology and Director of the Environmental Justice Resource Center at Clark Atlanta University. Dr. Bullard challenges government and industry policies that place people of color and the poor at special risk. He is the author of more than 15 books that address issues of sustainable development, environmental racism, smart urban growth, community reinvestment, and housing and transportation equity.

The Dedication Ceremony of the Steve and Frosene Zeis Science and Multimedia Building

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The Dedication Ceremony of the Steve and Frosene Zeis Science and Multimedia Building
September 2009
The Zeis Science and Multimedia Building, a $32 million classroom, laboratory and office facility, is the newest addition to the UNC Asheville educational experience. The new four-story facility was named for Steve and Frosene Zeis of Asheville, who contributed $3 million to the University to fund educational opportunities for future students. The dedication ceremony features Joe Damore - Vice Chair, UNC Asheville Board of Trustees, Anne Ponder - Chancellor, Senator Martin L. Nesbitt, Jr. - North Carolina Senator, Jane Fernandes - Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs, Sean Gaffney - Senior Mathematics Student and Zeis Scholar, and Frosene & Steve Zeis - Business leaders, Humanitarians, and Philanthropists.

The Persian Gulf

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The Persian Gulf
February 2010
Great Decisions Lecture Series 2010, World Affairs Council of Western North Carolina, featuring Dr. Larry Wilson. Dr. Wilson has been an educator, President of Marietta College in Ohio, interim president of UNC Asheville, and most recently a founder and Provost of Zayed University in the United Arab Emerites, which he continues to advise and visit several times a year. He and his wife lived in the UAE for six years. He was one of the founders of the WNC chapter of the World Affairs Council, continuing to serve as a board member and a coordinator of its high-school Academic World Quest program.

The Lucifer Effect in Action: My Journey from Evil to Heroism

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The Lucifer Effect in Action: My Journey from Evil to Heroism
March 2010
Featuring Dr. Philip Zimbardo, Professor Emeritus of Psychology at Stanford University. Dr. Zimbardo is past-president of the American Psychological Association and Western Psychological Association and is now Director of the Center for Interdisciplinary Policy, Education, and Research on Terrorism. Famous as creator of the 1970's Stanford Prison Experiment a world expert on the causes of torture and terrorism, Zimbardo is passionate about cultivating the "heroic imagination," the factors encouraging individuals to rise beyond situational forces to do evil. He is the author of The Lucifer Effect and The Time Paradox as well as hundreds of texts and academic works.

Weapons in Space

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Weapons in Space
March 2010
Featuring Karl Grossman, Investigative Journalist and Professor of Journalism, State University of New York at Old Westbury. He is a founding member of the Global Network Against Weapons and Nuclear Power in Space and has been alerting the public about the hazards of launching space probes powered with plutonium and the covert plans to weaponize and "dominate" space. Grossman discusses how nuclear issues are determining national and international policy and threatening our future. Presented by Physicians for Social Responsibility.

Catching Up or Leading the Way: American Education in the Age of Globalization

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Catching Up or Leading the Way: American Education in the Age of Globalization
March 2010
Featuring Dr. Yong Zhao, distinguished professor at Michigan State University, and Executive Director of the Confucius Institute. Dr. Zhao is the author of the blockbuster book Catching Up or Leading the Way, addressing global education. He writes that US education systems are moving increasingly toward standardization and conformity while the Chinese system is aggressively moving toward innovation and knowledge application. He offers a non-Western and non-myopic perspective on global education. 

Surprises in Mathematics

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Surprises in Mathematics
April 2010
Featuring Dr. Stan Wagon, Professor of Mathematics - Macalester College. There is no better way to get someone's attention than with an assertion that just seems obviously wrong. Math is full of such things. The talk presents several surprising, even shocking, things from elementary mathematics, such as: A square wheel that rolls perfectly smoothly. A device that uses a normal rotating crankshaft to drill perfect square holes. An application of a non-circular wheel to sewage disposal. A shocking cake puzzle. Surprising new formulas for π. Benford's mysterious law of first digits. The Banach-Tarski Paradox, with constructible pieces.

The Future of Old Age: Good News or Bad News?

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The Future of Old Age: Good News or Bad News?
April 2010
Featuring Dr. Raymond Tallis - Emeritus Professor of Geriatric Medicine, University of Manchester. Tallis, a British physician, philosopher, poet, novelist and public speaker, served as a consultant physician in Health Care of the Elderly in Salford. Now a fulltime writer, Tallis has published books in a wide range of genres, including fiction, poetry and philosophical anthropology. His recent publications include Hippocratic Oaths: Medicine and Its DiscontentsEnemies of Hope: A Critique of Contemporary Pessimism and Newton’s Sleep: Two Cultures and Two Kingdoms. Tallis has earned honorary degrees from the University of Hull and the University of Manchester for his work. He currently serves as a visiting professor at St. George's University of London.

Crystal Ball XXVI: The Business and Financial Outlook Through 2011

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Crystal Ball XXVI: The Business and Financial Outlook Through 2011
April 2010
Featuring: David W. Berson, Ph.D. – Chief Economist and Strategist for The PMI Group and James F. Smith, Ph.D. – Chief Economist at Parsec Financial. The economic outlook portion of the program focuses on inflation, employment, interest rates and the strength of the dollar and housing market. The financial outlook presentation explores the implications of Federal Reserve policy for financial markets. Various investments are addressed, with an emphasis on interest rates and the bond market.

The 13th Annual International Forum "We can learn from each other"

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The 13th Annual International Forum "We can learn from each other"
April 2010
Students from the Dominican Republic (Elvis Echavarria), Azerbaijan (Jamal Akbarov), and France (Leslie Smith), discuss customs, religion, politics, economics, women’s rights, and social mobility. 

82nd Annual Commencement Ceremony

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82nd Annual Commencement Ceremony
May 2010
Commencement Address: Bernice Johnson Reagon – award-winning scholar, teacher and artist. Dr. Reagon founded the internationally renowned a cappela ensemble Sweet Honey in The Rock. Professor emeritus of history at American University, Reagon also served as curator at the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History.

The Trojan Women

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The Trojan Women
April 2010
Written by Euripides in 415 B.C.E., "The Trojan Women" follows the fate of four women after the city of Troy falls to the Greeks at the end of the Trojan War. The surviving women face not only the death of their families, but futures as slaves and concubines. "The Trojan Women" shows the courage and determination required to live in the aftermath of a brutal and destructive war. The production features UNC Asheville Assistant Professor of Drama Rob Berls in his directorial debut. The UNC Asheville student cast includes junior Jake Bowden, senior Rachel Gordon, junior Katherine Lancaster, freshman Katherine Palm, senior Bridget Patterson and senior Cole Pettus.

The UNC Asheville 2010 Athletics Hall of Fame Ceremony

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The UNC Asheville 2010 Athletics Hall of Fame Ceremony
February 2010
Including Brendan Harrington - Master of Ceremonies and Voice of the Bulldogs, Janet Cone - Director of Athletics and Senior Administrator for University Enterprises, and Chancellor Anne Ponder. Inductees include: Helen Carroll - Head Coach, Women's Basketball 1981-1984, Josh Pittman - Men's Basketball 1994-1998, Lorelee Smith - Volleyball 1994-1998, and Marc Rosenbalm - Baseball 1986-1991.

Spring 2010 Television Advertising Competition

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Spring 2010 Television Advertising Competition
April 2010
Public Service television advertisements produced by Management students as part of Promotion Management 357 course taught by Professor Jeff Foreman. Commercials represent Chain Free Asheville, Sankofa: Children's Free Breakfast Program and The Center for Diversity Education. 

UNC Asheville Students Changing the World

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UNC Asheville Students Changing the World
July 2010
Leading change is hard; just ask anyone who has tried. In an integrative liberal studies course, Management 379: Changing the World, Dr. Mary Lynn Manns examines how leaders throughout history have been visionaries of ideas and made changes happen in many different situations and organizations. The goal is to equip students with the strategies they need to become successful leaders of change in their personal and professional lives. This video is about some of the projects from this class and what these students are doing across the campus and the wider community to change their little part of our big world in impressive ways. The topics include everything from social, environmental, and political action, and their actions make a difference.

Visual Media Production

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Visual Media Production
December 2009
Student projects from The Department of Mass Communication, Video Workshop II & Senior Seminar 2009. Projects include; My Captivity, Patricia Furnish - In Between, Amanda Albee - Toward The Giant Peach, Agathe Mahuet - The Roommate, Emily Palumbo - Secrets of a Dutchess, Marshall Hammer - Interface, Matthew Warren - Snuggies: An Odyssey of the Mind - and Flowers For Bats, Rebecca Peterson.

The 13th Annual S. Dexter Squibb Lecture: Science in Global 21st Century Societies

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The 13th Annual S. Dexter Squibb Lecture: Science in Global 21st Century Societies
September 2010
Featuring Professor George H. Atkinson - Director, Institute on Science for Global Policy and Professor of Chemistry, Biochemistry and Optical Sciences, University of Arizona. Many of the most significant global challenges facing 21st century societies are directly related to the remarkably rapid and profound scientific and technological (S&T) achievements of our time. The challenge to consistently recognize short-term S&T opportunities and risks as well as to anticipate emerging and “at-the-horizon” scientific achievements that foreshadow significant technological advantages or disadvantages (surprises!) are now fundamental governmental responsibilities. The urgency of addressing immediate problems must be balanced with the patience to accurately identify those S&T advances to be considered in longer-term policy. The fostering of safe, secure, and prosperous “knowledge-based societies” is increasingly related to how well governments meet these responsibilities. The economic competiveness, and even the national security, of a country are increasingly dependent on whether governments institute policies that appropriately integrate S&T advances into their respective societies.

Ethical Issues in Today's Media

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Ethical Issues in Today's Media
October 2010
The Mass Communication Department sponsors this panel discussion hosted by Don Diefenbach. The panelists include Marilyn Ball of 12Twelve Collaborative Marketing Solutions, Paul Bonesteel of Bonesteel Films, Jess McCuan of VERVE Magazine, Sherri McLendon who is president of the Public Relations Association of Western North Carolina and Jason Sandford of the Asheville Citizen-Times.

Careers for Animal Lovers

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Careers for Animal Lovers
October 2010
Connecting the Liberal Arts to Career Choices, Career Interest Panel. Sponsored by Academic Affairs and the ILS Topical Clusters. Moderators: Eileen Buecher - Director, UNC Asheville Career Center and Ann Weber - Professor, Department of Psychology. Featuring: Allison Ballentine - Animal Curator, WNC Nature Center, Matthew Christian - Wildlife Education Specialist, Pisgah Center for Wildlife Education, Jade Frank - Volunteer Coordinator, Paws with a Purpose & UNC Asheville alumni, Kendall Smith - Director of Clinical Services, Horse Sense of the Carolinas, Inc., and Joelle Warren - Vice President, Brother Wolf Animal Rescue & UNC Asheville alumni.  This career interest panel gives insight into career opportunities for animal lovers and provides students with professional advice and invaluable professional connections.

Brown vs Board of Education: Over Fifty Years Later

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Brown vs Board of Education: Over Fifty Years Later
October 2010
Featuring Actor Mike Wiley.  Wiley portrays a host of historical figures, including Thurgood Marshall, Earl Warren and Linda Brown, in this play about the 1954 Supreme Court decision that declared unconstitutional the "separate but equal" precedent set in Plessy v. Ferguson.

A Colossal Failure of Common Sense: The Inside Story of the Collapse of Lehman Brothers

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A Colossal Failure of Common Sense: The Inside Story of the Collapse of Lehman Brothers
October 2010
Featuring Author, Lawrence McDonald. McDonald was one of the most consistently profitable traders at Lehman Brothers. He also tried in vain to stop the firm from heading down the road to destruction. He provides an insider's look into the biggest bankruptcy the universe has ever seen - bigger than Enron, Worldcom and Adelphi combined.

RE-VIEWING Black Mountain College

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RE-VIEWING Black Mountain College
October 2010
Featuring keynote speaker Kenneth Snelson. Snelson was an art student at Black Mountain College in the summers of 1948 and 1949, where he studied with Buckminster Fuller and Josef Albers. He made the original discovery of the tension/compression principle, "tensegrity" which defines his structural sculptures. A major American sculptor, his work is in public and private collections worldwide.

Jewish Body Jewish Mind: An Anthropologist Looks at His Own People

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Jewish Body Jewish Mind: An Anthropologist Looks at His Own People
October 2010
Featuring Dr. Melvin Konner - Samuel C. Dobbs Professor of Anthropology at Emory. Dr. Konner, the author of many books, is acclaimed for fresh and thoughtful views on Jewish identity. His works Unsettled: An Anthropology of the Jews, and The Jewish Body, consider Jewish identity and experience through the lens of the Jewish body itself and how it has been seen through history by Jews and non-Jews.

An Evening with Poet Laureate Cathy Smith Bowers

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An Evening with Poet Laureate Cathy Smith Bowers
November 2010
Featuring Cathy Smith Bowers - North Carolina Poet Laureate. Smith Bowers is the author of four collections of poetry: The Love That Ended Yesterday in Texas; Traveling in Time of Danger; A Book of Minutes; and The Candle I Hold Up To See You. She received her BA and MAT in English at Winthrop University in Rock Hill, South Carolina and went on to do graduate work in Modern British Poetry at Oxford University in England.

The UNC Asheville Holiday Concert 2010

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The UNC Asheville Holiday Concert 2010
December 2010
UNC Asheville’s Music Department offers its popular annual holiday concert in the University's Lipinsky Auditorium. The concert, features Christmas and Hanukkah music performed by the Percussion Ensemble, String Quartet, Wind Ensemble, and the UNC Asheville Singers. The show concludes with an audience sing-along.

The UNC Asheville 2010 December Commencement Ceremony

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The UNC Asheville 2010 December Commencement Ceremony
December 2010
Commencement Address, Dr. Daniel S. Pierce - Chair and Professor of History UNC Asheville. Dr. Pierce received the 2010 Alumni Distinguished Faculty Award and is the author of Real NASCAR: White Lightning, Red Clay, and Big Bill France. Dr. Pierce, an Asheville native, holds a doctorate in history from the University of Tennessee. He received a master's degree in history from the University of Alabama and a bachelor's degree in education from Western Carolina University.

21st Century Leadership and Diversity: Are We Ready?

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21st Century Leadership and Diversity: Are We Ready?
January 2011
21st Century Leadership and Diversity: Are We Ready? (January 19, 2011) "We have the opportunity to be positive role models, powerful decision makers and effective agents of change if we have the tools. Are we making any progress?" Currently serving as Director of Diversity at the Bush School in Seattle, Washington, Dr. Eddie Moore, Jr. has been teaching education and diversity studies for more than 20 years. In his MLK Week observance keynote address, Dr. Moore motivates and challenges UNC Asheville and the broader Asheville community to explore issues of diversity, privilege, oppression and leadership.

2011 Athletics Hall of Fame Ceremony

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2011 Athletics Hall of Fame Ceremony
February 2011
The UNC Asheville Athletics Department inducts three former standout student-athletes in its annual Hall of Fame Ceremony. The Class of 2011 included former basketball player George Gilbert - Men's Basketball 1976-1980, former women's soccer player Mackenzie McCoy - Women's Soccer 1995-1998, and current major league baseball player Ty Wigginton - Men's Baseball 1996-1998.

Field Work in Media Production

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Field Work in Media Production
May 2010
This program features six student video projects from Anne Slatton's Spring 2010 Visual Media Production 493 class. It includes interviews with the six student directors. The projects include: Viewfinder, directed by Meredith Chetwynd; Sunlit in Strange Places, directed by Cori Gross; LSAT Day, directed by Sulkiro Song; The Break, directed by Casey Morris; The Life & Art of Jonas Gerard, directed by Amanda Albee; and The Wind Swallowed a Snake, directed by Matthew Warren.

Talking Comics with Gareth Hinds

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Talking Comics with Gareth Hinds
March 2011
Gareth Hinds is the creator of several critically-acclaimed graphic novel adaptations of classic literature, including Beowulf, The Odyssey, King Lear, and The Merchant of Venice. He discusses the evolution of his work, the process of creating graphic novels, and the fine points related to working with classic works as well as aspects of production such as staying on schedule, getting published, and marketing.

The 14th Annual International Forum - "We Can Learn From Each Other"

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The 14th Annual International Forum - "We Can Learn From Each Other"
April 2011
Students from Mexico (Nicole Schon), France (Zoe Hamel), Finland (Noora Viljanmaa), and Kenya (Nambi Ndugga) discuss customs, religion, politics, economics, women’s rights, and social mobility.

Turning Prospects Into Clients

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Turning Prospects Into Clients
April 2011
Featuring Meridith Elliott Powell - Coach, Speaker, Business Development Expert - MotionFirst. Meridith Elliott Powell helps people turn prospects into clients and clients into champions! She works with clients designing systems thinking plans, provides one-on-one coaching support and trains in the areas of sales and networking. As a member of the National Speakers Association, she is available to speak on a variety of topics including sales, networking and associate/employee engagement and productivity.

Multimedia Arts and Sciences Annual Juried Student Exhibition

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Multimedia Arts and Sciences Annual Juried Student Exhibition
April 2011
The Multimedia Arts & Sciences program at UNC Asheville is a new media program with concentrations in Video Art & Design, Interactive Art & Design and Computer Animation. The program hosts an Annual Juried Student Exhibition during the spring semester that is open to all UNC Asheville students. Submission categories include Video Art & Design, Stop Motion, 2D & 3D Animation, Interactive Art & Design, Sonic Art, Video & Sound Installation, and Digital Still & Print. MMAS faculty discuss the new media program and encourage students to submit their artwork.

Challenges of Maintaining a Community Sense of Place in Mountain Resort Regions

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Challenges of Maintaining a Community Sense of Place in Mountain Resort Regions
April 2011
Featuring Mick Ireland - Mayor, City of Aspen.  Mayor Ireland is one of the leading elected officials in the country in his knowledge and advocacy for useful and effective public policies to guide development in destination resort regions, particularly regarding effective planning for second home development.

Matzoh Ball Gumbo: Culinary Tales of the Jewish South

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Matzoh Ball Gumbo: Culinary Tales of the Jewish South
April 2011
Featuring Marcie Cohen Ferris - Associate Professor, American Studies and Coordinator of Southern studies, UNC Chapel Hill. In a rich mix of oral history, archival resources, and recipes, Dr. Marcie Cohen Ferris examines the expressive power of food throughout southern Jewish History. Sponsored by the Religious Studies Department and the Center for Jewish Studies at UNC Asheville.

Crystal Ball XXVII The Business and Financial Outlook Through 2012

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Crystal Ball XXVII The Business and Financial Outlook Through 2012
April 2011
Featuring David W. Berson, Chief Economist and Strategist for The PMI Group, where his responsibilities include domestic and global market research as well as risk management.  Also featuring James F. Smith, Chief Economist at Parsec Financial.  He has more than 30 years of experience as an economics forecaster.  The Economic Outlook portion of the program focuses on inflation, employment, interest rates, the strength of the dollar and the housing market. The Financial Outlook portion of the program explores the implications of Federal Reserve policy for financial markets. Various investments are addressed, with an emphasis on interest rates and the bond market.

The Dedication of the Wilma M. Sherrill Center

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The Dedication of the Wilma M. Sherrill Center
April 2011
UNC Asheville celebrated the dedication of the Wilma M. Sherrill Center, which will house academic and outreach programs focused on disease prevention and healthy living.
The $41 million project was funded through a $35 million state appropriation in 2004 and an additional $6 million in private gifts and grants. It is the largest construction project ever undertaken at UNC Asheville.
In addition to housing the academic programs of the Department of Health and Wellness, the building will be the home of the N.C. Center for Health & Wellness, a statewide hub for the promotion of healthy living through the prevention of disease as well as a multi-purpose convocation facility, Kimmel Arena, with seating for up to 3,800. The arena will be the home court for UNC Asheville’s men’s and women’s basketball teams. 

The 83rd Annual Commencement Ceremony, UNC Asheville

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The 83rd Annual Commencement Ceremony, UNC Asheville
May 2011
More than 5,000 family and friends gathered on UNC Asheville's Quadrangle Saturday morning to celebrate UNC Asheville's 2011 graduating class. Some 691 students were honored as the Class of 2011 during the 83nd Commencement Ceremony, including 447 spring graduates, 212 winter graduates and 32 summer graduates. Thomas W. Ross delivered the Commencement Address, his first as new president of the 17-campus University of North Carolina system. Prior to assuming his new position in January, Ross had served as president of Davidson College.

UNC Asheville Women Changing the World

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UNC Asheville Women Changing the World
August 2011
The Women Changing the World course examines how female leaders throughout history have been visionaries of ideas and made changes happen in many different situations. It also teaches students to become leaders of change. The women learned that any person with a good idea has the potential to make that idea a reality if she knows effective leadership strategies. The video shows some of the projects by UNC Asheville women who have been leaders of change and made our world a better place in small but significant ways.

Visual Media Production 305: Video Workshop II

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Visual Media Production 305: Video Workshop II
December 2011
Visual Media Production 305: Video Workshop II (Fall 2010) This program features six UNC Asheville student projects from Anne Slatton’s Mass Communication class. The projects include: The Case of Emerson v. Davies – Directed and Edited by Josh Reed, Assistant Director and Editor - Jasmine GeorgeI Thought Hipsters Were a Pair of Jeans? – Directed by Miriam AllisonTechnically Okay – Directed by Becca SteinhoffThe Monk – Produced and Directed by Casey MorrisMondo Frozen Pizza – Produced and Directed by John Lauterbach, and Narcolepsy – Produced and Directed by Meredith Chetwynd

Visual Media Production 437: Directing Media Productions

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Visual Media Production 437: Directing Media Productions
December 2011
This program features six UNC Asheville student projects from Anne Slatton’s Mass Communication class and Laura Bond’s Drama class.  The projects include: The Maui and Abner Show – Directed by Anna BrownFlesh and Spirit – Directed by Miriam AllisonFranco the Clown – Written and Directed by Craig KoenekoopFranny and Zooey – Produced and Directed by Cori GrossMondo Frozen Pizza Holocausto – Written and Directed by John Lauterbach, and Stories From Pier 21 – Written and Directed by Casey Morris

Kids, Wealth and Consequences

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Kids, Wealth and Consequences
September 2011
Richard Morris - Adjunct Professor at the Lake Forest Graduate School of Management and Principal of ROI Consulting, has more than a decade consulting experience with affluent families. He helps clients navigate family wealth and family business issues. Today's affluent families struggle with the realization that wealth can fuel dysfunction as well as paralyze and rob their children of ambition and meaning.

Social Media on Ice

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Social Media on Ice
October 2011
Local communication professionals discuss various ethical dilemmas in today’s Social Media Age. Moderated by Sonya DiPalma, Assistant Professor – Mass Communication Department at UNC Asheville. Panelists include Rebecca Sulock – Co-Managing Editor Arts & Entertainment The Mountain Express; Jay Deacon – Wildfire Media Partners; Justin Belleme – Co-Owner of Asheville Now LLC and Founder of JB Media Group LLC; and Jeff Howell – Account Executive, The Daniels Group.

What Gets Measured is What Gets Learned

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What Gets Measured is What Gets Learned
October 2011
Angelica Stacy is a Professor of Chemistry at the University of California at Berkeley, where she has been teaching and heading research in the fields of materials chemistry and chemistry education since 1983. In addition, Professor Stacy serves the Berkeley campus as Associate Vice Provost for the Faculty.  Professor Stacy’s research focuses on materials chemistry, with particular emphasis on the synthesis and characterization of nanowire arrays for energy conversion, including conversion of waste heat and solar energy. She also conducts research on student learning of chemistry at the high school and college levels.

The Works of Students from Visual Media Production 305 and 493, Spring 2011

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The Works of Students from Visual Media Production 305 and 493, Spring 2011
May 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.

Hiking Through History: Civil War Sites along the Appalachian Trail

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Hiking Through History: Civil War Sites along the Appalachian Trail
November 2011
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 through History enables hikers to speculate about this and many other trailside mysteries which enable a glimpse at how mountain communities experienced the Civil War. Joyner has hiked the entire 2,175 mile trail, worked for the Appalachian Trail Conservancy (publisher of the guide), and earned a BA in Public Relations from the Journalism School of the University of South Carolina. 

Jonah's Whale of a Tale

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Jonah's Whale of a Tale
November 2011
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.

Lie to Me

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Lie to Me
December 2011
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.

The UNC Asheville Holiday Concert 2011

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The UNC Asheville Holiday Concert 2011
December 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.

December Commencement 2011

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December Commencement 2011
December 2011
Commencement Address by Brenda Hopper, retired Director of UNC Asheville Teaching Fellows Program and 2011 Recipient of the Alumni Faculty Award.

Third Annual Drawing Discourse Exhibition

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Third Annual Drawing Discourse Exhibition
January 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 Museum and Sculpture Garden in Washington, D.C. and the Uffizi Gallery in Florence, Italy.

Breakthrough Leadership

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Breakthrough Leadership
January 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 Anniversary. He has written nine books including bestseller Beyond Success.

Guastavino Vaulting: From Barcelona to Black Mountain

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Guastavino Vaulting: From Barcelona to Black Mountain
February 2012
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, the architect Rafael Gustavino's work on the Basilica of St. Lawrence in Asheville as well as at Biltmore Estate.

God, Sin, Pain, Song, and Jewish Meditation

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God, Sin, Pain, Song, and Jewish Meditation
February 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 dedicated to adapting Zen Buddhist teachings to Western culture.  Of his talk God, Sin, Pain, Song, and Jewish Meditation, Norman Fischer writes, "in our time religion needs to be re-thought.  The practice of silent meditation is a good basis for this re-thinking, because silence creates a larger inner space than doctrine or belief can fill.  Under the influence of silence, how would we understand God, sin, and prayer in Jewish terms?"

Women's Wisdom Exchange

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Women's Wisdom Exchange
February 2012
A panel of women share their challenges and triumphs working in the business and non-profit world.  Each has a unique story to their success that inspires and gives insight to college students of both genders.  Moderator, Lori Horvitz - UNC Asheville Associate Professor, Literature; Panelists, Emoke B'Raca - Malaprops Bookstore, Laura Dover Doran - Dover Insulation, Joyce Harrison - Self Help Credit, Kathy Hoyle - Hoyle Office Solutions, and Pam Myers - Asheville Art Museum.

The UNC Asheville Athletics Hall of Fame Ceremony 2012

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The UNC Asheville Athletics Hall of Fame Ceremony 2012
February 2012
Champions In Athletics, Leaders In Life   The annual reception, dinner and Hall of Fame Ceremony, including the Circle of Champions and Hall of Fame Unveiling in the Sherrill Center.  Featuring Associate Athletic Director, Mike Gore, Director of Athletics, Janet Cone and Chancellor Anne Ponder.  Ceremony inducts and honors Tony Bumphus and Lisa Rhodes.

Islamic Pacifism: Global Muslims in the Post-Osama Era

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Islamic Pacifism: Global Muslims in the Post-Osama Era
March 2012
Arsalan Iftikhar is an international human rights lawyer, global media commentator, founder of www.TheMuslimGuy.com and author of the book Islamic Pacifism: Global Muslims in the Post-Osama Era.  Arsalan has been a regular weekly commentator for National Public Radio and he is also a regular contributing writer for Esquire Magazine (Middle East edition) and CNN.com on domestic and international issues affecting our world today.  Lecture topics include the future of the Arab Spring, Muslims in a post-9/11 America, the future of Islam and the West, and the history of Islamophobia.

Not the Straight and Narrow: Diverse Pathways to Bending Wood

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Not the Straight and Narrow: Diverse Pathways to Bending Wood
March 2012
Presented by the UNC Asheville Craft Studies program as part of the Meet the Maker Series 2012.  Featuring Tom Loeser - Professor, University of Wisconsin Madison.  Sponsored by The Center for Craft, Creativity and Design as part of the exhibition Torqued & Twisted: Bentwood Today.

Critical Race Theory and Education

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Critical Race Theory and Education
March 2012
Gloria Ladson-Billings is the author of several books, chapters and articles, including Crossing Over to Canaan: The Journey of New Teachers in Diverse Classrooms.  A former editor of the American Education Research Journal, Ladson-Billings was elected in 2005 to the National Academy of Education.  She is Kellner Family Chair in Urban Education and Professor of Curriculum and Instruction and Educational Policy Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.  Her talk on culturally relevant teaching is intended for a general audience.

Codes are Everywhere !

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Codes are Everywhere!
April 2012
The word "code" has several different meanings.  Dr. Judy Walker discusses several types of codes and how they have affected daily life throughout history and today.  When information is transmitted, errors are likely to occur.  This problem has become increasingly important as tremendous amounts of information are transferred electronically every day.  Coding theory examines efficient ways of packaging data so that these errors can be detected, or even corrected.  Walker presents the material in a conversational tone.  No previous experience in coding theory or algebraic geometry is required.

Crystal Ball XXVIII The Business and Financial Outlook through 2013

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Crystal Ball XXVIII The Business and Financial Outlook through 2013
April 2012
Featuring David W. Berson – Economic Forecaster and Risk Manager and James F. Smith – Economist.  David Berson explores the economic outlook, focusing on inflation, employment, interest rates, the strength of the dollar and the housing market.  James Smith discusses the financial outlook, exploring the implications of Federal Reserve policy for financial markets.  Various investments are addressed, with an emphasis on interest rates and the bond market.

Cherokee Journey to Forgiveness and Healing

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Cherokee Journey to Forgiveness and Healing
March 2012
Featuring Patricia Grant, a licensed social worker and program manager for Analensigi, a mental health and substance abuse program on the Qualla Boundary.  A member of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians, Grant approaches her healing work in the context of current Cherokee experience which is impacted by historical grief and trauma that are part of Cherokee heritage.  Grant is a founding member of the Cherokee Healing and Wellness Coalition, which has organized a 2012 Journey to Forgiveness, including traveling the Trail of Tears in reverse, holding conferences on both ends.

Commencement May 2012

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Commencement May 2012
May 2012
Erskine Bowles, one of North Carolina’s best-known public servants, delivers the commencement address and receives an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree at UNC Asheville's May 2012 Commencement. Al Whitesides, a lifetime Asheville resident, and leader in civil rights, business and education, also receives an honorary degree.

Visual Media Production Spring 2012

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Visual Media Production Spring 2012
May 2012
These short films were selected from a collection of final projects presented by students in the UNC Asheville Mass Communication Workshop II and Senior Seminar courses.  Films include: Dreamcatch, by Sierra Bicking; Waste, by Josh Reed; I Saw It Coming, by Holly Freeman; The People Behind the Paper, by Stephanie Schon; Appalachian Roots, by Jasmine George; A Million Reasons, by Rebekah Braswell; and To Be Orthodox, by Matti Thiel.

Savage Love Live !

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Savage Love Live !
September 2012
In response to students taking their own lives after being bullied in school, Dan Savage created the It Gets Better Project, which has become a worldwide movement garnering many social media awards and inspiring millions to participate.  His internationally syndicated column, Savage Love, as well as Savage U, a new MTV series, and his multiple books including Skipping Towards Gomorrah: The Seven Deadly Sins and the Pursuit of Happiness in America all use frank humor to bring LGBT relationships into the mainstream and reflect on larger civil rights issues.

The Dedication of David G. Brown Hall

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The Dedication of David G. Brown Hall
September 2012
UNC Asheville honored former chancellor David G. Brown, renaming the former  University Hall as Brown Hall in this ceremony attended by some 250 people on the  university campus. Brown and his wife, Lin, who live in Asheville, took  part in the ceremony, surrounded by family and friends.  Brown, who served as UNC Asheville's second chancellor, from 1984-1990, "has  been a transformative leader in American higher education," said UNC Asheville  Chancellor Anne Ponder. "Under his leadership, the university created some of  our most beloved and nationally respected programs ... including the National  Conference on Undergraduate Research and the N.C. Center for Creative Retirement  (NCCCR, now called the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at UNC Asheville), both  national exemplars." Chancellor Ponder also honored Brown's wife, Lin, also an  educator, who was awarded the Chancellor's Medallion for her role as founding  director of the College for Seniors at NCCCR.

Beer City How Asheville Became Beer City

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Beer City How Asheville Became Beer City
September 2012
Tony Kiss, the beer reporter, has been following the local craft brew scene since 1994.  He traces the history of Asheville craft beer from the launch of Highland Brewing Company through this year's announcements that both New Belgium Brewing and Sierra Nevada Brewing will build east coast expansion breweries here and Oskar Blues Brewing will build an operation in Brevard.  With 10 craft breweries already operating in Buncombe County, and smaller "nano" breweries continuing to come on line, Asheville is poised to become the east coast craft beer center of the United States.

Overlook Hall Ribbon Cutting and Dedication Ceremony

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Overlook Hall Ribbon Cutting and Dedication Ceremony
September 2012
Overlook Hall, named in honor of Overlook Castle, the university’s fifth campus (1949 to 1961), houses some 300 students.  A state-of-the-art facility, it has 93,200 livable square feet made up of 10 “six-person suites” and 60 “four-person suites.”  Nine of the suites are ADA accessible and 17 have communication devices for the hearing impaired.  There are two glass enclosed study lounges on each floor, a rooftop lounge on the top floor, two laundry facilities, three kitchenettes, social lounges, two apartments for live-in staff or faculty, a large multipurpose room and the Down Under dining concept.

Vice President Biden at UNC Asheville: Campaign Rally at the Justice Center

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Vice President Biden at UNC Asheville: Campaign Rally at the Justice Center
October 2012
A crowd of 1,320 students, faculty, staff and members of the community filled  UNC Asheville’s Justice Center for a Tuesday afternoon campaign rally with Vice President Joe Biden. The rally was staged by the Obama/Biden campaign and  co-sponsored by two student groups, College Democrats and Students for Obama.  Vice President Biden stressed the importance of access to higher education and highlighted differences over economic and tax policies between the two parties,  saying, to a massive roar from the crowd, “We have seen this movie before and we  know how it ends. It ended in the catastrophe for the middle class and the great  recession of 2008, and we are not going back!”

For Better or For Work: A Survival Guide for Entrepreneurs and Their Families

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For Better or For Work: A Survival Guide for Entrepreneurs and Their Families
October 2012
Meg Cadoux Hirshberg, who married Stonyfield Farms co-founder and Chairman Gary Hirshberg, worked in sales and yogurt production at Stonyfield for many years as the now-flourishing company struggled to reach profitability.  She is now contributing editor for Inc. Magazine, and writes about the struggle to balance work and family in her regular column, "Balancing Acts."  Hirshberg, author of For Better or For Work, has won the acclaim of family business people, including Jeff Swartz, former president and CEO of Timberland.  "Meg has been first mate on an entrepreneurial voyage for most of her adult life... She distills her experiences and the gentle wisdom gained from them to readers on their own entrepreneurial journey."

The Deaf Community at a Crossroads

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The Deaf Community at a Crossroads
October 2012
I. King Jordan Made history in 1988 when he became the first deaf president of Gallaudet University, the world's only university for students who are deaf and hard of hearing.  He became president as a result of a social revolution frequently called Deaf President Now (DPN).  The week-long movement was a watershed event in the lives of deaf and hard of hearing people all over the world.  Dr. Jordan serves as an international spokesperson for deaf and hard of hearing people, as well as an advocate for all persons with disabilities.  As a public speaker, Dr. Jordan continues to challenge the American public to examine their attitudes toward people with disabilities and to open their minds, hearts and workplaces to them.

Creativity in Art and Science: Examples from the Pre-Raphaelites and from Mass Spectrometry

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Creativity in Art and Science: Examples from the Pre-Raphaelites and from Mass Spectrometry
November 2012
The 2012 S. Dexter Squibb Lecture – CSI: Chemistry, Spectrometry, Innovation.  Featuring R. Graham Cooks – Henry B Hass Distinguished Professor of Analytical Chemistry at Purdue University.  Dr. Cooks is at the forefront of Mass Spectrometry research. Purdue University has been leading the charge on the Miniaturization of the Mass Spectrometer Instrument (Mini-MS) for the past three decades. Led by Cooks, several generations of Mini-MS have been developed.

Undergraduate Research Symposium Special Session Fall 2012

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Undergraduate Research Symposium Special Session Fall 2012
November 2012
The mission of the undergraduate research program is to provide students with a wide variety of research, scholarly and creative opportunities that support and supplement other educational activities. The program encourages students and faculty mentors to engage in the complete active research process, including design and implementation of projects and dissemination of results. 
Fall 2012's Symposium Special Session featured the following presentations:
"A Systematic Methodology To Ensure OSHA Noise Level Compliance" by Mitchell Lane
"Inventory Management Goes Mobile: An Android Application" by Iryna Andryianets
"Friends of Western North Carolina Markets Membership and Farming Class Programs" by Hillary Murphy

A Holiday Concert

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A Holiday Concert
December 2012
Featuring The Chamber Symphony directed by Milton Crotts; The Percussion Ensemble directed by Matthew Richmond; and The University Singers directed by Melodie Galloway.

December Commencement 2012

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December Commencement 2012
December 2012
Commencement address by Ted Meigs - GlaxoSmithKline Distinguished Professor of Molecular and Chemical Biology, 2012 Recipient of the UNC Asheville Distinguished Teaching Award and the UNC Asheville Alumni Distinguished Faculty Award.

An Evening with Gwendolyn Boyd

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An Evening with Gwendolyn Boyd
January 2013
Gwendolyn Boyd, the first African-American woman to earn an M.S. in mechanical engineering at Yale University, illustrates the relevance of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s work today by combining science, education and service to create concrete change in her community and the world.

How the World's Poor Live on $2.00 a Day

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How the World's Poor Live on $2.00 a Day
January 2013

Dr. Jonathan Morduch's research centers on microfinance, social investment, and the economics of poverty.  He is co-author of Portfolios of the Poor: How the World's Poor Live on $2.00 a Day (Princeton 2009) and The Economics of Microfinance (MIT Press 2005, 2nd ed., 2010).

How Microfinance Really Works

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How Microfinance Really Works
January 2013
Dr. Morduch's research centers on microfinance, social investment, and the economics of poverty.  He is co-author of Portfolios of the Poor: How the World's Poor Live on $2.00 a Day (Princeton 2009) and The Economics of Microfinance (MIT Press 2005, 2nd ed., 2010)

Academic Novels

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Academic Novels
January 2013
Dr. Merritt Moseley has made a long study of the class of books variously called academic novels, campus fictions, or university novels. In this talk he gives a bit of history and taxonomy of the genre and explains why we should all read more of them.

Geologic Investigations in the Himalaya: Insights Into the Formation of the Highest Mountain Range on Earth

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Geologic Investigations in the Himalaya: Insights Into the Formation of the Highest Mountain Range on Earth
February 2013
The Himalaya formed during the collision of the Indian and Asian tectonic plates that began 50 million years ago. The building of the Himalaya has involved a dynamic interplay between crustal thickening, as a result of collision between these two tectonic plates, and crustal thinning and extension. This talk discusses the formation of the Himalaya and the causes of crustal extension in this mountain range that formed due to collision.  Featuring Jackie Langille.

Bobby and Blue Ridge Tradition

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Bobby and Blue Ridge Tradition
February 2013
Bobby and Blue Ridge Tradition is an exciting five-piece bluegrass band that plays a unique mix of traditional and not-so-traditional bluegrass music. The band’s style is clearly not your standard run-of-the-mill bluegrass. The band has a knack for developing some great original songs that are built around the group’s sound.  In addition to reading literature from and about the Mountain South, students in Erica Abrams Locklear's Appalachian Literature class are also learning about music associated with Appalachia and are treated to a special performance by the band.

UNC Asheville Athletics Hall of Fame Ceremony 2013

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UNC Asheville Athletics Hall of Fame Ceremony 2013
February 2013
Vicki Giffin was a four-year starter for the women's basketball team.  She was the Big South Rookie of the Year in 1994.  As a senior, Vicki was named Big South Scholar-Athlete of the Year and Big South Player of the Year.  She completed her career as the program's third all-time leading scorer with 1,701 career points.  Vicki currently holds the single-season record for field goal accuracy, career record for free throws made and single-game record for steals.  She was twice named UNC Asheville Female Athlete of the Year and was an Academic All-District selection for two years. 

Mike Roach was a two-year starter for the UNC Asheville men's soccer team.  He was a key player for the Bulldogs at the midfield position when Asheville won the 2001 Big South Conference regular-season title.  Mike was the 2001 Big South Scholar-Athlete of the Year for men's soccer.  He then became in 2001 the first Bulldog student-athlete in the Division I era to be named to the Academic All-America First Team.  In addition, Mike was the 2002 Big South Scholar Athlete of the Year along with being the 2001 and 2002 UNC Asheville Scholar Athlete of the Year.

Black Teas of India

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Black Teas of India
March 2013
Andrew Snavely, the owner of Dobrá Tea in downtown Asheville presents and leads a discussion on the tea cultures of India drawing from his experiences of traveling through various parts of India. The talk is followed by a tea tasting opportunity.

An Evening with N.C. Poet Laureate Joseph Bathanti

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An Evening with N.C. Poet Laureate Joseph Bathanti
March 2013
Joseph Bathanti, professor of creative writing at Appalachian State University, was named North Carolina Poet Laureate in August 2012.  He is the author of six books of poetry including This Metal, which was nominated for the National Book Award.  His novels and poems have won numerous awards.

Mountain Hero: Fighting Mountaintop Removal

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Mountain Hero: Fighting Mountaintop Removal
March 2013
From living with contaminated water in his own home as a child, to being forced out of his house for speaking out against the coal company, Junior Walk's path to activism was not an easy one. His courage and clear voice calling for change has been widely recognized. Today Walk works with Coal River Mountain Watch, Keeper of the Mountains Foundation, and RAMPS (Radical Action for Mountain People's Survival) to end mountaintop removal mining. He travels the country with the Keeper of the Mountains Foundation educating people about the long-term environmental, health and community degradation caused by coal mining. He was a recipient of the prestigious Brower Youth Awards in 2011. The late renowned environmentalist and climber David Brower famously said, "Tough mountains build bold leaders." Junior Walk is one of the many courageous and bold leaders whom the Appalachian Mountains have built.  Also featuring Chase Brown, Keeper of the Mountains Foundation.

The Great Pi vs. E Debate

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The Great Pi vs. E Debate
March 2013
Colin Adams writes a humorous column for the Mathematical Intelligencer Journal, is author of The Knot Book and received the Deborah and Franklin Pepper Haimo Distinguished Teaching Award from the Mathematical Association of America.  Thomas Garrity is the author of All the Mathematics you Missed (But Need to Know for Graduate School), a technical text covering topics such as vector calculus, probability theory, abstract algebra and numerous other subfields of mathematics.

Visual Media Production's Final Films Fall 2012

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Visual Media Production's Final Films Fall 2012
December 2012
UNC Asheville's Visual Media Production final student films from Fall 2012. Featuring: The Story of the Beloved, Directed by Sarah Walters; Patchwork, Directed by Holly Freeman; Love Potion #9, Directed by Phil Kwarta; Love Lee Surprise, Directed by Yvonne Ballard; Uber Energy No More, Directed by Daniel Bradley; The Reception, Directed by Loren Pierce; Walker, Directed by Davis Farthing; and Look at the Birdie, Directed by Richard Edens.

Tagore & Visva-Bharati: University as Center of Indian Culture

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Tagore & Visva-Bharati: University as Center of Indian Culture
April 2013
Dr. Bijoy Mukherjee shares Rabindranath Tagore's vision of education that draws from his philosophy of man and nature.  Tagore's integrated vision led him to start Visba-Bharati, arguably the very first liberal arts institution of modern India.

Online Media's Relationship with and Influence on Body Image

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Online Media's Relationship with and Influence on Body Image
April 2013
Dr. Bardone-Cone discusses her research examining how self-image is affected by online social media, including Facebook and pro-anorexia websites.

Theatre of War: Communalization of Trauma Through the Arts

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Theatre of War: Communalization of Trauma Through the Arts
April 2013
Featuring Dr. Jonathan Shay – Retired Staff Psychiatrist, Department of Veterans Affairs Outpatient Clinic, Boston.  Dr. Shay explores the role of the arts in healing of the physically and psychologically wounded. He views PTSD as a psychological injury of war, not a mental disorder. Dr. Shay earned M.D. and PhD. degrees from the University of Pennsylvania and has served as a visiting scholar-at-large at the U.S. Naval War College, and was chair of ethics, leadership, and personnel policy in the Office of the U.S. Army Chief of Staff for Personnel.

The Talk at Tailgate Markets: How Interactions Affect Purchase Behavior

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The Talk at Tailgate Markets: How Interactions Affect Purchase Behavior
April 2013
Leah Greden Mathews and students Rachel Carson and Kelly Giarrocco present results from their research on how the interactions people have at tailgate (farmers) markets influence purchase behavior. The research, conducted during summer and fall 2012 at Asheville-area farmers markets, is supported by the Sarah and Joseph Breman Professorship of Social Relations.

Understanding the Candidate's Perspective: Dual-Career as a Dimension of Decision-Making

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Understanding the Candidate's Perspective: Dual-Career as a Dimension of Decision-Making
April 2013
Gertrude Fraser is the Vice Provost of Faculty Hiring and Recruitment at the University of Virginia. Her talk focuses on the interviews with finalist candidates who turned down offered positions at UVA based on family formation, careers for spouses, schools for children, and social networks. She describes the challenges and solutions UVA has put into place to address hiring of underrepresented individuals from a community wide perspective including more cooperation between regional organizations.

Crystal Ball XXIX: A Bond Bubble?

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Crystal Ball XXIX: A Bond Bubble?
April 2013
Featuring David W. Berson – Senior Vice President and Chief Economist at Nationwide Insurance and James F. Smith – Chief Economist at PARSEC Financial.  The Economic Outlook focuses on inflation, employment, interest rates, the strength of the dollar and the housing market. The Financial Outlook explores the implications of Federal Reserve policy for financial markets. Various investments are addressed, with an emphasis on interest rates and the bond market.

Undergraduate Research and Community Engagement Symposium Special Session 2013

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Undergraduate Research and Community Engagement Symposium Special Session 2013
April 2013
Featuring 3 UNC Asheville student presentations
Not Eatin' Good in the Neighborhood - The purpose of this research was to assess the nutritional quality of children's items at America's top 50 restaurant chains.  Types of entrees, sides, beverages and desserts were reviewed individually and combos were analyzed for nutritional quality.  The usage of colored artificial dyes in these items was explored and is important to consider as there are numerous studies that show dyes can increase hyperactivity and ADHA symptoms in children.  Thirty-four restaurants were included in the analysis because they have children's meals and nutrition information for analysis.  Meals were compared against expert standards.  Out of almost 3,500 meal combinations, 97% did not meet the expert nutrition standards.  Menu options from local restaurants were also reviewed and compared to the menus at the national chains.  These findings have important implications for families choosing to eat at the top restaurants and for policymakers attempting to slow the tide of childhood obesity.
Bringing Community Back Into Community Gardens - The focus of this project was to work with the Family Resource Center at Emma (FRCE) to create a survey that would inform the community of the center, while also finding out if the community still wants a community garden.  The Garden was supposed to function with the main help and support from the Emma community, but as time went on, the interest in the garden decreased.  The need for the survey arose when community involvement fell to an all time low and members of the greater Asheville comunity began maintaining the garden.  Now the garden serves as a secondary source for fresh fruits and vegetables for Emma community members recieving food boxes from the FRCE.  The data colledted from the survey will influence how thr FRCE will proceed to better serve the Emma community.  Workshops and community planting days will serve to help reengage the Emma community with the garden.  This project demonstrates different strategies and approaches on how to maintain and reestablish community involvement in a shared space based on the needs of the residential population.
Public Transit Trip Planner Mobile Application - The Public Transit Trip Planner mobile application is designed to alleviate the hassle of using the Asheville Regional Public Transit system.  Users can use predefined tourist oriented routes or create their own custom routes.  Users also have the ability to change the length of time they wish to stay at each point of interest as long as it stays within reasonable bounds.  The application is built using Adobe's Phonegap framework, which allows the application to be created using javascript, HTML5, and CSS3 and then deployed to multiple mobile platforms.  Phonegap allows access to a variety of native features that mobile web applications do not have, such as geolocation, notifications, and device storage.

85th Annual Spring Commencement May 2013

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85th Annual Spring Commencement May 2013
May 2013
Nikki Giovanni, the renowned poet, activist and educator, delivers the commencement address and receives an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree when UNC Asheville holds its May 2013 Commencement.  Warren Haynes, the rock guitarist, singer, songwriter, and creator of Asheville's annual Christmas Jam, also receives an honorary degree.

Jazz & Contemporary Music Ensembles - Spring 2013

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Jazz & Contemporary Music Ensembles - Spring 2013
April 2013
The UNC Asheville Music Department presents its Spring 2013 Jazz and Contemporary Music Ensembles.  Featuring: 
The Saxophone Ensemble - Directed by William Bares;  The Antonio Carlos Jobim Ensemble - Directed by Brian Felix;  The Horace Silver Ensemble - Directed by Jacob Rodriguez;  The UNC Asheville Jazz QuintetThe ECM Ensemble;  Studio 18 - Directed by Melodie Galloway;  and The Beatles Ensemble - Directed by Brian Felix

Promotion Management Advertising Competition 2013

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Promotion Management Advertising Competition 2013
April 2013
Featuring Public Service Announcements by four student groups in Dennis Cole's 357 Promotion Management class.  Zumba - Kayla Barham, Celine Lamb, Jonathan Moore;  Highsmith University Union - Kris Euchner, Celeste Pantuso, Yoojin Kim;  UNC Asheville Drama Department - Marianne Beasley, Asia Sheppard, Moriah Veres;  # Be Thankful - Joseph Cutting, Trevor Duffles, Dan Jackson, Denis Lukasov.  Judges for the event - Alycia Fogle, Ashby Brame, and Jeff Goss.

Our Turn to Play

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Our Turn to Play
April 2013
Former Olympian and WNBA player Marion Jones tells her story of Olympic glory and subsequent personal redemption at the Our Turn to Play Luncheon presented by Wells Fargo.  Jones is a 1998 Graduate of the University of North Carolina, where she led the Tar Heels to the 1994 NCAA Women's Basketball Championship.  She was a two-time gold medalist at the 1997 World Championships and won three Gold and two Bronze Medals at the 2000 Olympic Games in Sydney, Australia.

Visual Media Production Final Films Spring 2013

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Visual Media Production Final Films Spring 2013
July 2013
UNC Asheville’s Visual Media Production final student films from Spring 2013.  Featuring: Dream Mastery – by Yvonne Ballard and Sarah Gehle, The Last Customer – by Alston Palmer, Sassy Cat – by Loren Pierce, Cell Phone Showdown / Dear Diary – by Sarah Gehle, Untitled – by Sarah Walters, and Space Punk – by Maren McGlashan.

Charles Kuralt Commencement Address, UNC Asheville 1996

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Charles Kuralt Commencement Address, UNC Asheville 1996
May 1996
Charles Kuralt (September 10, 1934 - July 4, 1997) was an American journalist.  He was most widely known for his long career with CBS, first for his "On the Road" segments on The CBS Evening News with Walter Cronkite, and later as the first anchor of CBS News Sunday Morning, a position he held for fifteen years.  Kuralt gives the 1996 commencement address at The University of North Carolina Asheville.

Smart Moves: Best Practices in Career Risk-Taking

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Smart Moves: Best Practices in Career Risk-Taking
November 2013
Internationally known author Bill Treasurer shares powerful insights that will supercharge your career.  He discusses the difference between a "right-risk" and a wrong one; the five specific criteria you can use to evaluate career risks; best practices from successful and unsuccessful risk-takers; and the core principles for increasing the probability of successful outcomes.

Destructive Demographics

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Destructive Demographics
October 2013
Jim Johnson has been described as “… a demographer with an uncanny knack for linking population trends to the economy, to you and me, to our grandparents and kids, and to our collective future.”  He shares insights on six "disruptive" demographic trends, their far-reaching implications for our region and his ideas for leveraging them into a future economic advantage. His disruptive demographics include "The Browning of America," "The End of Men?" and "The Silver Tsunami is About to Hit."

December Commencement 2013

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December Commencement 2013
December 2013
Commencement address by Dr. Mary Lynn Manns, Professor - UNC Asheville Management and Accountancy Department. Dr. Manns received the Distinguished Teaching Award in the Sciences (1995), the Alumni Distinguished Faculty Award (2013), and University Service Award (2013). Her book, Fearless Change: Patterns for introducing New Ideas was featured as the "Best Book of the Year for 2004" in theJournal of Object Technology and made the "Books that Changed My Career" list on Amazon.com. She has published in peer reviewed journals and conference proceedings and is a primary editor on her second book, Pedagogical Patterns: Advice for Educators. She has done numerous professional presentations throughout the United States, Europe and South America at a variety of conferences and in organizations that include Microsoft, amazon.com, Avon, and Proctor & Gamble. Her research interest is in the area of change leadership. Dr. Manns next book, More Fearless Change, is forthcoming in early 2014.

Gift of Time: Nick Jordan's Story

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Gift of Time: Nick Jordan's Story
April 2014
End of Life is inevitable for each of us.  How do you prepare for it?  How do you make peace with it?  In the "Gift of Time: Nick Jordan's Story," one man shares lessons from his final journey: Control, Communication, and Gifts.  Sponsored by Osher Lifelong Learning Institute - Asheville (OLLI), this video informs, prepares, and inspires us for the inevitable End of Life journey.  For additional information on this or other Lifelong Learning programs, please visit: www.olliasheville.com or call 828-251-6140.

The 86th Annual Spring Commencement, May 2014

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The 86th Annual Spring Commencement, May 2011
May 2014
The 86th annual Spring Commencement ceremony at The University of North Carolina Asheville.  Higher education expert and author of Generation on a Tightrope: A Portrait of Today's College StudentArthur Levine delivers the address. The president of the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation and former president of Teachers College at Columbia University receives an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters.  Honorary degrees also are awarded to Southern Jewish historian, Eli Evans, and posthumously awarded to civil rights activist Franklin McCain.

Promotion Management Advertising Competition 2014

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Promotion Management Advertising Competition 2014
April 2014
Featuring Public Service Announcements by five student groups in Dennis Cole's 357 Promotion Management class.  Kimmel Arena - Danila Chenchik, Rodney Coulston, Trent Meyer, Jayana Lott, Benjamin Hinman ;  #BULLDOGSTRONG - Melissa Swider, Margot Sanne, Emily Maggard, Andrew Boylan; UNCA Baseball - Phillip Treadway, Tarrah Tate, John Schubel, Nick Schavone; UNCA Fitness Center - Seth Buckner, Odai Ammar, Charlie splain, Eliza Ritchie; and Prove 'em Wrong - Victoria Byrd, Ian Jordan, Joe Wheeler, Steven White.

The Asheville Floods of September 2004, Volume 1

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The Asheville Floods of September 2004, Volume 1
- The Asheville Floods of September 2004: An Overview - Presented by Jim Fox, Director of UNC Asheville's NEMAC

- Where Did All the Water Come From? - Presented by Doug Miller, Department Chair and Professor, UNC Asheville Department of Atmospheric Sciences

- National Weather Service Flood Warning Operations and Associated Gage Networks - Presented by Chris Horne, Observing Program Leader, National Weather Service

In September of 2004, the Asheville and Greater Western North Carolina region was severely impacted from remnants of three hurricane systems, most notably Hurricanes Frances and Ivan.  The result was torrential rainfall leading to major and record-breaking flooding, causing over $200 million in damages for Western North Carolina in just two weeks.  Since the flooding of 2004, the Asheville region - in collaboration with many local, state, federal, and private sector partners - has worked continuously to build and increase resiliency in an effort to be better prepared for the next major flood.

The Asheville Floods of September 2004, Volume 2

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The Asheville Floods of September 2004, Volume 2
- Emergency Management Perspectives - Presented by Jerry Vehaum, Director Buncombe County Emergency Services

- Landslide Hazard Studies in Western North Carolina - Presented by Rick Wooten, Senior Geologist, North Carolina Geological Survey

- Federal Research Investments: Precipitation Studies in the Southern Appalachians - Presented by Greg Cutrell, Research Associate, Duke University

In September of 2004, the Asheville and Greater Western North Carolina region was severely impacted from remnants of three hurricane systems, most notably Hurricanes Frances and Ivan.  The result was torrential rainfall leading to major and record-breaking flooding, causing over $200 million in damages for Western North Carolina in just two weeks.  Since the flooding of 2004, the Asheville region - in collaboration with many local, state, federal, and private sector partners - has worked continuously to build and increase resiliency in an effort to be better prepared for the next major flood.

The Asheville Floods of September 2004, Volume 3

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The Asheville Floods of September 2004, Volume 3
- Flood Events and Flood Mitigation Efforts - Presented by McCray Coates, Stormwater Services Manager, City of Asheville

- Watershed Management, Modeling, and Projections - Presented by Carl McDonald , Design Manager and Nicholas Dierkes, Senior Engineer, Brown and Caldwell

- Tools and Technologies to Support Flood-Related Decision Making - Presented by Greg Dobson, Research Scientist and GIS Coordinator, UNC Asheville's NEMAC

In September of 2004, the Asheville and Greater Western North Carolina region was severely impacted from remnants of three hurricane systems, most notably Hurricanes Frances and Ivan.  The result was torrential rainfall leading to major and record-breaking flooding, causing over $200 million in damages for Western North Carolina in just two weeks.  Since the flooding of 2004, the Asheville region - in collaboration with many local, state, federal, and private sector partners - has worked continuously to build and increase resiliency in an effort to be better prepared for the next major flood.

Death and Dying in the Tibetan Cosmology

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Death and Dying in the Tibetan Cosmology
October 2014
The Subject of death and dying is sometimes thought of in the West as bing negative and morbid, and as something to be ignored.  However, Buddhism teaches that an understanding of the death process is important life knowledge;  it enhances and enriches our life, and bring about a dramatic inner transformation.  The mind moves into a deeper state of sublety, clarity and fearlessness.  Featuring, Geshe Thupten Loden.  This lecture is funded, in part, by a grant from South Arts in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts and the North Carolina Arts Council.

How to Build The Idea-Driven Organization

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How to Build The Idea-Driven Organization
November 2014
Dr. Alan Robinson describes exactly how to build an idea system that identifies the challenges and the solutions.  Alan helps small and midsize companies by providing examples from around the world on how to sell more than your competitors.

Dr. Alan G. Robinson has advised more than 100 companies in 12 countries on how to improve their creative performance, and is an award-winning author and educator. His book, Corporate Creativity: How Innovation and Improvement Actually Happen (co-authored with Sam Stern) was a finalist in the Financial Times/Booz Allen & Hamilton Global Best Business Book Awards; was named "Book of the Year" by the Academy of Human Resource Management; and has been translated into thirteen languages. His book Ideas Are Free, co-authored with Dean Schroeder, was published in 2004. Based on their research and consulting in more than 300 organizations in 17 countries, the book describes how the best companies go about getting large numbers of ideas from their front-line employees. The book was named Reader’s Choice by Fast Company magazine in June 2004 and one of the 30 best business books of 2004 by Soundview Executive Books, and was featured on ABC World News, CNN Headline News and several NPR programs.

December Commencement 2014, UNC Asheville

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December Commencement 2014, UNC Asheville
December 2014
UNC Asheville’s December 2014 graduates received one last assignment from faculty as part of the December 13 Commencement at Kimmel Arena. Political Science Professor Dwight Mullen called the 257 graduates to action, in a very personal and challenging commencement address, saying, “Not only can you make a difference. Let me pose to you that you must make a difference.

Genealogy, Genetics and African American History

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Genealogy, Genetics and African American History
November 2015
Henry Louis Gates, Jr. is the Alphonse Fletcher University Professor at Harvard University, as well as director of the W.E.B. Du Bois Institute for African and African American Research. His ten-part documentary series, Finding Your Roots, aired on PBS in 2012. Professor Gates is Editor-in-Chief of TheRoot.com. He is the author of several works of literary criticism focusing on race and black culture, and he has written for Time, The New Yorker, The New York Times, and The Root. He has also produced and hosted several documentaries for PBS. Before joining the faculty of Harvard in 1991, he taught at Yale, Cornell and Duke Universities. Professor Gates has received 51 honorary degrees, as well as a 1981 MacArthur Foundation "Genius Award". Professor Gates was named one of Time magazine's "25 Most Influential Americans" in 1997, and one of Ebony magazine's "100 Most Influential Black Americans" in 2005.

Qtopia

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Qtopia
February 2015
Qtopia - An original performance inspired by the experiences of queer youth living in WNC.  Qtopia tells the tale of three faeries—Gender Faerie, Sexual Attraction Faerie and Romantic Faerie—as they give the audience an insight into the triumphs and struggles of queer youths today. The faeries highlight the reality of the queer youths’ search for community, identity and love, while they persevere, overcome and connect.

The 87th Annual Spring Commencement, May 2015

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The 87th Annual Spring Commencement, May 2015
May 2015
The 87th annual Spring Commencement ceremony at The University of North Carolina Asheville.  Wiley Cash, who graduated from UNC Asheville 15 years ago with a degree in literature and has gone on to become one of America’s most acclaimed young novelists, returns to his alma mater to address the Class of 2015.  Michell Hicks, principal chief of the Eastern Band of Cherokee, is honored at the commencement along with Cash; both receive honorary doctor of humane letters degrees.

Promotion Management Advertising Competition 2015

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Promotion Management Advertising Competition 2015
April 2015
Featuring Public Service Announcements by five student groups in Dennis Cole's 357 Promotion Management class. UNCA Baseball- Hunter Bryant, Ryan Catrine, Kyle Robinson, Adam Spracklin ;  Women's Basketball - Jenny Riddle, Scarlett Beamon, Mandi Melton; Men's Soccer - Jake Jordan, Emil Gonsalvez, Hayes Pierson; Women's Soccer - Allie Sherman, Lauren Glennon, Scarlett Beamon, Scottie Hill; and Women's Swimming - Galen Broido, Mandi Melton, Lexi Banks, Shayla Hensley.

The Installation of Chancellor Mary K. Grant

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The Installation of Chancellor Mary K. Grant
September 2015
Installation ceremony of Chancellor Mary K. Grant, as the seventh Chancellor of the University of North Carolina at Asheville.  Welcome: Thomas W. Ross, President, The University of North Carolina. Greetings: The Honorable Terry Van Duyn - North Carolina Senator, The Honorable Terri Henry - Tribal Council Chair, Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians, The Honorable Esther Manheimer - Mayor, City of Asheville, Mr. W. Louis Bissette - Vice Chair, UNC Board of Governors, and Mr. Himanshu Karvir - Chair, UNC Asheville Foundation Board.  Music performed by: The Community Choir - Directed by Chuck Taft, Asheville Choral Society, Asheville High School students, Smokey Mountain High School students, T.C. Roberson High School students.  Collected Thoughts: Brian ButlerRobert Straub, and Maya Newlin.  Installation address: Thomas Les Purce, President, The Evergreen State College.  Reading: Rick Chess, Roy Carroll Distinguished Professor of Literature and Language.

December Commencement 2015, UNC Asheville

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December Commencement 2015, UNC Asheville
December 2015
Amid cheers from friends, family and faculty, 254 December graduates received degrees at UNC Asheville’s Commencement, held Dec. 12 at Kimmel Arena. Before the students crossed the stage to receive their diplomas, they received one more lesson: the economic wisdom of the liberal arts from Commencement Speaker and Professor of Economics Leah Greden Mathews.

A History of Photography in Appalachia

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A History of Photography in Appalachia
November 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.

Relating to Animals: Connecting and Reconnecting

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Relating to Animals: Connecting and Reconnecting
November 2015
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 unapologetically tilted toward animal welfare:  the many, even simple, strategies individual humans, institutions and policies can employ to be kinder, more intelligent, and more compassionate in our shared world.

Public Event, Private Lives: Literature + Politics in the Modern World

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Public Event, Private Lives: Literature + Politics in the Modern World
February 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. He has received numerous awards, including the U.K.’s Booker Prize for Fiction for his novel, Midnight’s Children (Jonathan Cape, 1981). In 1993, it won the “Booker of the Bookers,” and in 2008, it was voted the “Best of Booker.” He received knighthood status in England in 2007 for services to literature.  Available for viewing in Special Collections only.

What You Don't Know CAN Hurt You

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What You Don't Know CAN Hurt You
March 2016
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 Professor of Oncology, Associate Director, Minority Health & Health Disparities Research and Associate Dean of Community Health and Outreach, Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center at Georgetown University in Washington, DC.

The 88th Annual Spring Commencement, May 2016

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The 88th Annual Spring Commencement, May 2016
May 2016
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 degree and delivered the Commencement Address. Julia Ray, centenarian and business leader, was honored with a Doctor of Humane Letters degree for her service to Asheville and to the university. John Cram, a local entrepreneur and ecohero, received an honorary Doctor of Fine Arts degree for founding and sustaining cornerstones of Asheville’s creative culture.

Promotion Management Advertising Competition, 2016

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Promotion Management Advertising Competition, 2016
May 2016
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 Regional Archives:  Alex Swendsen, Tammy Walsh, Gaelle Wolff, David Robertson - Zebulon B. Vance Birthplace:  Wesley Allen, Casey Blackwell, Angel Fong, Thomas Vance

Three Days in Sacred Stone Camp

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Three Days in Sacred Stone Camp
September 2016
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 questions from the public and the community.

UNC Asheville's Drama Departments Production of Marat/Sade: A Process

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UNC Asheville's Drama Departments Production of Marat/Sade: A Process
October 2016
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.

December Commencement 2016

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December Commencement 2016
December 2016
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.