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Laura Sexton - Mushrooms as Medicine

  • 03/23
  • 5:54 pm-5:54 pm

Mushrooms as Medicine: A Closer Look at the Healing Powers of Fungi in People and Environment, 6-7:30 p.m., UNC Asheville’s Highsmith Union rooms 221-222
Laura Sexton, registered dietitian with Chartwells, UNC Asheville Dining Services, will discuss edible mushroom species from the region and how they can serve as sustainable food and medicine sources for humans, animals and forests.

This event is part of UNC Asheville's Spring Greenfest 2017.

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After the Wildfires Panel Presentation

  • 03/23
  • 5:54 pm-5:54 pm

After the Wildfires - Panel Presentation, 6-7:30 p.m., UNC Asheville’s Highsmith Union rooms 221-222
UNC Asheville Professor of Biology Jonathon Horton will lead a panel discussion about the wildfires in the fall of 2016 and what they mean for area forests and communities.

This event is part of UNC Asheville Spring Greenfest 2017.

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Wildfire Walk

  • 03/23
  • 5:54 pm-5:54 pm

Wildfire Walk, 1-4 p.m., Transportation details available with registration

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Rain Garden Workshop

  • 03/23
  • 5:54 pm-5:54 pm

Rain Garden Workshop, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Meet at UNC Asheville’s Owen Hall, room 229

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Math Literacy Week

  • 03/23
  • 4:55 pm-4:55 pm

UNC Asheville’s Department of Mathematics will present a series of talks during Math Literacy Week which begins March 27, demonstrating how to use math to better understand sports, music and more.  The keynote talk will be the annual Parsons Lecture, delivered this year by Tim Chartier of Davidson College – Playing from a Laptop: Sports Analytics, at 7 p.m. on Thursday, March 30 in UNC Asheville’s Kimmel Arena. All Math Literacy Week activities are free and open to the public.

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The 2017 Parsons Lecture by Tim Chartier – Playing from a Laptop: Sports Analytics

  • 03/23
  • 5:54 pm-5:54 pm
  • Presenter: Tim Chartier, Davidson College professor of mathematics and computer science and chief researcher for Tresata, a predictive analytics software company
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Christopher Nicolay - Morphology and Mathematics: Exploring Biological Structure and Function

  • 03/23
  • 5:54 pm-5:54 pm
  • Presenter: Christopher Nicolay, UNC Asheville associate professor of biology
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Rudy Beharrysingh - The Mathematics of EVs

  • 03/23
  • 5:54 pm-5:54 pm
  • Presenter: Rudy Beharrysingh, director of UNC Asheville’s Parsons Math Lab, Nissan Leaf driver and president of the Blue Ridge Electric Vehicle Club 
  • Description: From battery life to range, there are many myths surrounding electric cars. This presentation will mathematically demystify EVs. Using techniques from simple unit conversion to a little calculus, Beharrysingh will make the case for electric vehicles while exploring the inner workings of these simple, yet powerful machines. This is for anyone who is interested in the future of transportation.
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Christine Boone: Notes and Numbers: An Introduction to the Analysis of Atonal Music

  • 03/23
  • 4:55 pm-4:55 pm
  • Presenter: Christine Boone, UNC Asheville assistant professor of music
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Arts Fest

  • 03/24
  • 10:30 am-10:30 am

UNC Asheville’s third annual Arts Fest, including free musical performances, film screenings, exhibits, creative workshops and more, will be held April 6-8 across campus. Featured artists Clarissa Sligh, David LaMotte, and David Hess will present their respective works related to the Arts Fest theme, “Arts for Social Change.”

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