OLLI Observer
September 1, 2019    
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Be a Class Rep
Want to be a Class Rep in a College for Seniors classroom?

The upcoming fall term would be a great time to volunteer.

Just sign up once in the Class Reps database, and you will be contacted the day your course schedule arrives (August 30).
See the informational flyer  HERE, and then Click here for access to a form to sign up to be a class rep.

OLLI Fall 2019 Registration 
Add/Drop Begins
Tuesday, September 3,
10 a.m.
If you have not yet received your course schedule for Fall 2019 you may log into your account to check on your enrollment, or you may call the office at 828.251.6140 for help with  your schedule.

Click here for an open class list.  Remember that the courses listed here may fill quickly. We do not update the open class list after the first day because it changes frequently. If you go to the online registration site, you may quickly see courses that are full by the red text by the title.  

Help will be available between 10 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. on Tuesday, September 3.  Remember that this part of our registration process is first come, first served and that many of our popular courses are full with wait lists.

Click here for access to an online PDF of the Fall 2019 catalog.  You may come to the Reuter Center to pick up a print copy.


Important Dates for College for Seniors (CFS)

Fall 2019
  • Last day to request a full refund for Fall 2019 CFS tuition: Friday, September 13, 3 p.m.
  • Fall term dates: September 16 - November 8, 2019
Winter 2020
  • Winter catalog available: November 1, 2019
  • Winter registration: November 6 -13, 2019
  • Winter term dates: January 13 - February 24, 2020
Parking Update
Details Available Tuesday, September 3
Late Afternoon

We will send an email late Tuesday afternoon to let you know the exact process for registering your vehicle and picking up your decal.


You may pay now for your decal through OLLI's online registration system.  We will send an email Tuesday to let you know hown you will be able to register your car through the Rydin system and come to the OLLI office to pick up your decal.

The Rydin system is not yet open for registration and pickup.  We will send an email with complete details when the system is ready. Please don't attempt to sign up for a decal until the system is set up.  Campus police will not be ticketing in the areas adjacent to the Reuter Center until we are distributing decals.
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  The Forum
Special Interest Group (SIG)
Friday, September 6, 1 - 3 p.m.
Reuter Center Room 205
TOPICS:
  • Sept. 6: Current events and selection of topics for September
The weekly Forum encourages a free-flowing dialogue designed to enrich and expand participants' thinking on a wide variety of topics; the group frequently focuses on current events. All OLLI members are welcome to attend.

SIG Contact: Beth Johnson johnson1ea@earthlink.net
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  Whole Foods/Plant Based Living
Special Interest Group (SIG)
Friday, September 6, 3:15 p.m.
Reuter Center Manheimer Room

Program:  Plant-Stock 2019 Report

 In this group we provide information and support for anyone interested in following a more plant-based diet along the lines of Drs. Dean Ornish, Caldwell Esselstyn, Joel Fuhrman, Neal Barnard, John McDougall, Michael Greger, etc. and T. Colin Campbell, PhD. 

SIG Contact: Bonnie Wheeler 
 bonniewhee@gmail.com
Living Solo Member  Meeting
Thursday, September 12, 9:30 a .m.
Reuter Center, Manheimer Room

There will be a full membership meeting of the Living Solo group on Thursday, September 11th in Room 102, starting at 9:30 and running to 11:00 (if/as time is needed).  The organizers wish to get feedback on what is and isn't working and whether or not we, as a group, should continue with the Meetup mechanism now that our 6-month trial is nearly up and the renewal fee ($120) will be due soon.  Please come with constructive  criticism and ideas for how to enhance or improve the group.

For more information, please contact Jan Griffen at: jan.griffen@gmail.com or Barbara Rapchack at beinthemomentyoga@gmail.com

New Member Welcome
Friday, September 13, 10 a.m.
Reuter Center Manheimer Room

Are you new to OLLI at UNC Asheville and the Reuter Center? Are you returning after being gone awhile? Come to the New Member Welcome to learn about all that OLLI has to offer and about ways to get involved. Meet other members and learn what it means to "grow through life."

This event is free and open to everyone.
NC Stage Behind the Scenes
Friday, September 13, 1:30 p.m.
Reuter Center Manheimer Room

Abraham H. Galloway (1837-1870) was a rebellious young slave, radical abolitionist, and Union spy who rose out of bondge to become one of the most significant and stirring black leaders in the South during the Civil War.  He stood at the forefront of an African American political movement and led a historic delegation of black Southerners to the White House to meet with President Lincoln and dmand full rights of citizenship.  He later becamse one of the first black men elected to the North Carolina legislature.  Long hidden from history, Galloway's story reveals a war unfamiliar to most of us.

Go behind the scenes of professional theatre with NC Stage Artistic Director and co-founder Charlie Flynn-McIver.  Explore the themes of this season's plays, talk with the actors, directors and designers about production choices and the rehearsal process, and experience a scene or two performed live.  Join us for an insider's view of how theatre happens!

New to Medicare 
Friday, September 13, 2-4 p.m.
Reuter Center Manheimer Room

Are you new to Medicare? Are you confused by the many choices? Unbiased and accurate information is available from trained volunteers from the NC Seniors' Health Insurance Information Program.  The class will provide important information to assist you in understanding how Medicare works and what you need to do to obtain benefits and save money.  Spaces are limited, so reserve your space by registering online at www.coabc.org. In addition, beginning at noon, representatives from the Social Security Administratino will be available to answer questions about Social Security benefits and Medicare enrollment.  They will also provide detailed instructions for gaining access to the Agency's online services.
LAF Leadership Asheville Forum
Critical Issues Forums Schedule
Leadership Asheville Forum (LAF) encourages its members to become active in the network of community leaders by offering a neutral and focused discussion of important local issues, and by promoting camaraderie and networking among the its members.

The Forum's Critical Issues Luncheons take place 11:45 a.m.-1:30 p.m.   (food service begins at 11:45; program begins at 12:15) at  The  Country Club of Asheville .
The cost is $25 for LAF members, $30 for all others, payable at the door.  Check or cash only.

Please RSVP to Nancy Williams, 828-250-2353
or events@leadershipashevilleforum.com (email preferred), and specify which event you will be attending.

2019 Critical Issues Events

September 18:  Meet the New Symphony Music Director  Darko Butorac

October 23:  Dogwood Health Trust
Janice Brumit, Lakesha McDay

November 20:  Meet the New County Manager
Avril Pender
 
December 4:  Annual Gala Holiday Party
Biltmore Lake Clubhouse
Fall Theme Term on Appalachia
Special Programs
Author Crystal Wilkinson

OLLI's theme term on Appalachia includes more than 20 courses that examine Appalachia from a variety of perspectives. To supplement these conversations, we have also planned a number of special presentations, two films and two author talks. All presentations are scheduled for the Reuter Center Manheimer Room.  Events are free and open to everyone, and seating is first-come, first served.

Wednesday, September 18, 7 p.m.: Filmmaker David Weintraub will present and discuss his documentary "Guardians of Our Troubled Waters."

Wednesday, October 9, 7 p.m.: Ethnobotanist David Cozzo will discuss the revitalization of traditional Cherokee artisan resources, particularly river cane.

Wednesday, October 16, 7 p.m.: Affrilachian writer Crystal Wilkinson will discuss her work.

Friday, October 25, 7 p.m.: Kentucky writer and activist Silas House will discuss his work

Monday, October 28, 6 p.m.: As part of our Fall Member Social, Rodney Sutton will call a square dance, with live music from the Stoney Creek Boys.

Thursday, November  7, 9-11 a.m. OLLI Community Conversation on the theme term.
Whether you took classes, taught one or participated in other Appalachia programs of OLLI, come and share your experience.

Please mark your calendars to attend these wonderful programs. All programs are free and open to everyone and are funded by our Osher Foundation Endowment.

It's Showtime
New OLLI Special Interest Group (SIG)
Friday, September 27, 11:30 a.m.
Reuter Center 120
Calling all writers, poets, singers, musicians, dancers, actors for the new SIG in town: It's Showtime!
 
Here is your opportunity to create, perform and have fun with other fun-loving OLLI members. Do you love to write but are too shy to perform? No problem. Plenty of show-offs will love to hog the limelight. The topic of this year's show is aging. We'll make 'em laugh. We'll make 'em cry.
 
If you play an instrument, we want you!
 
This new SIG starts with an organizational meeting, Friday, September 27, 11:30 a.m. in Room 120. Can't make that time but want to be included? Not a problem. We can arrange other times and places after the initial meeting.  
 
SIG contact: Lindsay Leghorn 773-332-3327 ljleghorn@gmail.com

History Book Lovers SIG 
Friday, September 27*, 1 p.m.
Reuter Center, Room 120

The Nine: Inside the Secret World of the Supreme Court
By Jeffrey Toobin
 
Join fellow history lovers in a discussion of The Nine. Acclaimed journalist Jeffrey Toobin takes us into the chambers of the most important-and secret-legal body in our country, the Supreme Court. Based on exclusive interviews with the justices and with a keen sense of the Court's history and the trajectory of its future, Toobin creates a riveting story of one of the most important forces in American life today.

History Book Lovers is an OLLI Special Interest Group (SIG) open to all OLLI members. Members of the group share beloved books, engage in discussion, and connect with other people who love history. 

(*Please note date change)

Asheville Choral Society 
Speaker Event
Friday, September 27, 1:30 p.m.
 Reuter Center Manheimer Room
You know that music can make you feel happier.  Did you know it can also make you healthier? Melodie Galloway, professor of music at UNC Asheville and Artistic Director for the Asheville Choral Society (ACS), will explore the psychological, mental, and physical advantages of music, specifically how singing can contribute to overall well-being.  Galloway helps singers improve their technique by concentrating on their posture and breathing, which are essential, especially as we age.  She will be joined by ACS members who will help demonstrate some of these techniques, and the audience will be encouraged to try these exercises that promote well-being.  See ashevillechoralsociety.org for information about ACS performances.
This event is free and open to everyone.


Law Enforcement Forum
Friday, September 27, 4-6 p.m.
 Reuter Center Manheimer Room, the 

OLLI's Inclusion Committee will host a Law Enforcement Forum with Asheville Police Department Chief Chris Bailey, UNC Asheville Vice Chancellor for Public Safety Eric Boyce, and Buncombe County Sheriff Quentin Miller. The panel will address the continuing evolution and challenges of policing and the ways that their departments work together to promote public safety throughout our community. The panel will be moderated by OLLI member Allen Brailsford and there will be time for questions from the audience.

OLLI's Inclusion Committee promotes inclusion of people from diverse backgrounds in all OLLI programs and partners with people from diverse backgrounds to offer culturally rich programs, activities and events in hopes of positioning OLLI and its members as allies in supporting local efforts to create a more equitable and inclusive community.

This event is free and open to everyone.


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Dear OLLI Members,
Remember that the Reuter Center is closed on Monday, September 2, in commemoration of Labor Day.  We will open our Fall 2019 Add/Drop on Tuesday, September 3, 10 a.m. At that time you may add courses or register for the first time through the online registration system.  We will have helpers available at the Reuter Center Tuesday, September 3, 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Remember that the add/drop period is first-come, first-served. We will send out a detailed message about registering your vehicle or vehicles and picking up decals on Tuesday, September 3 in the late afternoon.  You may purchase your first decal through the online system and the email will contain information about registering second vehicles in the same household.

Please take some time to read Jim Lenburg's story on The World Affairs Council and mark your calendar to attend these lectures.  Also note that we have a series of lectures and events planned to accompany the College for Seniors theme term on Appalachia that you may want to add to your schedule.

Enjoy the rest of this final long weekend of summer.

Remember that this is your community. If you have questions or suggestions or would like to serve on a committee or volunteer, please let us know by responding to this email,
Catherine Frank
Executive Director


Calendar Reminders

OLLI and the Reuter Center will be closed through Tuesday, September 3, 8 a.m. to commemorate Labor Day. All Monday meetings, events and Special Interest Groups are canceled.  

Our Fall 2019 registration begins again at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, September 3, 10 a.m. You will be able to add courses Tuesday, September 3 from your home computer or you may come to the Reuter Center for help.

TODAY
The Autumn Players Readers Theatre
Arms and the Man 
by George Bernard Shaw
Directed by Jim Reid

Sunday, September 1, 2:30 p.m. /  Reuter Center Manheimer Room

Often viewed as Shaw's wittiest play, this is a borderline farce that will stimulate serious thinking about the nature of both romance and war. What is Raina to do when she finds that an enemy soldier has taken refuge in her room? What will her fiancee say? The plot, of course, thickens! 

The Autumn Players (affiliated with Asheville Community Theatre) is a troupe of seasoned actors dedicated to taking the theatre experience into the community. Their words jump from the page with conviction and emotion, and these actors make their stories come to life. T ickets are $7 at the door.
CFS Instructors: It's Time for SkillTalks 
Tuesday, September 3, 8:30 a.m. - Noon

Thinking about teaching a College for Seniors course? On Tuesday, September 3, SkillTalks will offer workshops on developing a good course proposal, revisions to the process, and the importance of honing your Listening Skills in the classroom. Plus more.  

This is an excellent opportunity for instructors to enhance their current skills or learn new ones alongside other College for Seniors instructors! Coffee and breakfast snacks will be included.  

The course proposal deadline for the Spring 2020 term is November 1.
Find proposal form at  https://tinyurl.com/cfsSPRING20

If you are interested in participating in SkillTalks, please fill out the RSVP & workshop sign up form by CLICKING HERE.

To see what's planned, please Click Here.
 
A Word (or More) About the World Affairs Council
by Jim Lenburg
 
"What is likely to happen to Cuba in light of the economic collapse in Venezuela?" teases Dr. George Peery, president of the Western North Carolina chapter of the World Affairs Council.  That group's September 10 meeting entitled "Cold War Redux: Cuba in the Trump Era," will be held Tuesday, September 10, 7:30 p.m. in the Reuter Center Manheimer Room. Further description of the program was offered by George Peery: "After a sea change in U.S.-Cuban relations during the Obama administration, Washington is once again turning up the heat on Havana, and a return to hostilities of years past. Speaker Jon Elliston, an Asheville-based journalist and historian, has visited Cuba frequently since the 1990s, most recently in May, and has written extensively about U.S.-Cuban relations."

 
Your Chance to Help with OLLI's New Online Community,  OLLIChat
A small group of volunteers is making progress on a successor online forum to OLLITalk. Can you help us?  We are looking for 

 

Volunteer moderators who are:

  • Committed to building our OLLI community  
  • Computer literate - for example: you posted messages to the old OLLITalk site; you know how to copy and paste elements in a document; you are comfortable using multiple tabs on a PC or Mac; you are familiar with Gmail
  • Comfortable writing responses
  • Available an hour a day for a few days/week

An expert in free Google Groups who can advise us on what we can and cannot do in Google Groups.

 

Someone to lead our membership drive efforts who is:  

  • Committed to building community
  • Organized, a quick learner and a self-starter
  • Experienced with online forums, ideally OLLITalk
  • Computer literate - as described above in volunteer moderators
  • Available several hours/week, especially over the next month or two
If any of these describe you, please contact us at  OLLIChatAvl@gmail.com , providing your phone number and which role interests you. We'll call you back to fill in details.

The Astronomy Club of Asheville
Thursday, September 5,  7 p.m.
Reuter Center, Manheimer Room

"The Habitability of Ocean Worlds and NASA's Europa Clipper Mission"
presented by 
North Carolina State University

Jupiter's moon Europa, is now a leading candidate for finding microbial extraterrestrial life in our solar system.  Europa is slightly larger than the earth's moon and has the smoothest surface of any solid object in our solar system. Covered with cracks and streaks and almost completely devoid of impact craters, previous missions to Jupiter discovered evidence of water geysers erupting from within its surface. Scientists now believe that Europa is covered by an icy crust with a liquid water ocean underneath. Given that water is a prerequisite for all life found on earth, exploration of the icy moon could yield fascinating results.

This is the genesis of NASA's  Europa Clipper mission. With a proposed launch date of 2023, the spacecraft would undergo a series of flybys to study the moon and to prepare for a possible future Europa lander. As a planetary geologist, Dr. Byrne will give insight into why scientists are interested in ocean worlds and how the Europa Clipper mission aims to  provide answers to that eternal question: are we alone?

The Astronomy Club of Asheville meets the first Thursday of each month, from 7- 9 p.m., (except January and July), with an interesting lineup of speakers and topics. OLLI members may attend club meetings and stargazes, with club members on hand to advise and assist them in the basics of astronomy and the techniques of observing celestial phenomena. For more information on the Astronomy Club of Asheville, visit their website at www.astroasheville.org

Sierra Club
"City and County Efforts 
to Fight Climate Change"
with Brownie Newman and Julie Mayfield

Thursday, September 5, 7 p.m. 
Unitarian Universalist Congregation
1 Edwin Place (corner of Edwin and Charlotte Street in Asheville)

Brownie Newman, chair of the Buncombe County Commissioners and Julie Mayfield, Asheville City Council member, will talk about our community's 100% renewable energy resolutions and how to accomplish them.

This Sierra Club event is free and open to everyone. Contact: Judy Mattox:  j udymattox@sbcglobal.net or  828-683-2176    

Financial Strategies in Retirement 
Special Interest Group Meeting
Friday, September 6,  1:30 p.m.
Reuter Center Room 120

Investment  Round-table
First Annual Open 
Question and Answer Forum

Have a financial issue you need addressed? Have a particular investment question you need answered? Have an idea that has worked for you this year? Have a mistake  you would like to share? Come discuss these and other topies with our well-informed membership.  Bring your questions, ideas, and answers!

This meeting is open to all OLLI members.  
Email or call Kate Beatty for further information at kkbmom@yahoo.com or 828.231.7710.

This group is geared towards people who already have a basic knowledge of finance and investment strategies and wish to share problems and solutions. The group often invites guest speakers to address concerns identified by our members.  The group does not invest as a group, but members share information about opportunities that may interest them. They will also discuss major challenges to financial security in retirement. 
Carolinas' Nature 
Photographers Association
Sunday, September 8, 5:30 p.m. Meet and Greet
6 p.m. program
Reuter Center Room 206

Barry Spruce, a professional photographer from Townsend, TN, will offer tips and techniques for shooting images of birds.

The Carolinas' Nature Photographers Association (CNPA)--Asheville Region helps members more fully experience the beauty of Western North Carolina through photography. The group offers monthly meetings, photo outings, seminars, workshops, exhibits, photo contests, and image critiques. 

To find our more visit http://asheville.cnpa-regions.org/

This meeting is free and open to everyone.
    World Affairs Council
Tuesday, September 10, 
7:30 p.m.     
Reuter Center Manheimer Room

"Cold War Redux: Cuba in the Trump Era"
Speaker: Jon Elliston

Jon Elliston is an Asheville-based journalist and historian. The former managing editor of the Mountain Xpress, he's currently the senior editor at WNC Magazine. He's visited Cuba frequently since the 1990s, most recently in May, and has written extensively about U.S.-Cuban relations.

World Affairs Council (WAC) lectures and discussions aim to advance international awareness and foster Western North Carolina's global ties. Meetings offer a lively line up of topics and compelling presenters. OLLI members receive a discount on WAC annual membership fee. Lectures are free to WAC members and UNC Asheville undergraduate students. All others are $10 at the door. 

For more details about programs, consult the WAC website, www.main.nc.us/wac/

This year's fall series at the Reuter Center includes the following 
Tuesday, October 1, 7:30 p.m. Dr. Katherine Grenier on "Britain, Brexit, and Beyond"

Tuesday, November 5, 7:30 p.m. Consul General Nadia Theodore of Canada's South-Eastern Consulate in Atlanta will speak on "Canada-U.S. Trade Relationship: A 21st Century Partnership"

Tuesday, December 3, 7:30 p.m. UNC Asheville Philosophy Department Chair and Associate Professor Dr. Keya Maitra will speak on  "India: Modi Begins His Second Term"


You Have to Start a Thing: 
North Carolina Women Breaking Barriers 
Thursday and Friday, September 12-13
Lord Auditorium, Pack Memorial Library
67 Haywood Street, Downtown Asheville      

UNC Asheville's Department of History, the Vance Birthplace State Historic Site, the Thomas Wolfe Memorial State Historic Site, and the North Carolina Room at Pack Memorial Library will present a two-day symposium, "You Have to Start a Thing: North Carolina Women Breaking Barriers," Thursday and Friday, September 12-13.

The symposium will celebrate the achievements of women in Western North Carolina and examine their impact on breaking down barriers in North Carolina and the nation.

Events are free and open to everyone. Advanced registration is strongly encouraged. Seating capacity is limited.  Click here to register for all events associated with "You Have to Start a Thing."


Wilma Dykeman Legacy 
Lecture and Book Discussion Series
Four Great WNC Memoirs 
and Their Authors!

First Reading
September 12  
7-8 p.m.
West Asheville Public Library
942 Haywood Road

Everyone has a story. Many of us attempt to put our story in writing. Some of
us get published. An even smaller number can take credit for having written something of  lasting value.

On eight evenings from September to December, in the West Asheville Public Library  meeting room at 942 Haywood Road just off Patton Avenue, the Wilma Dykeman Legacy  will celebrate four memoirs of lasting value from the mountains of Western North Carolina.

Up from These Hills
Thursday, September 12:   Talk by Michael Lambert, member of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians and a ssociate professor of African studies and anthropology, UNC Chapel Hill, featuring  Up From These Hills, by Leonard Carson Lambert as told to his son Michael Lambert

Wednesday, September 18:  Book discussion of Up From These Hills
 
Elisha Mitchell Audubon Society
"The Mysteries of Chimney Swifts"
Tuesday, September 17, 7:30 - 9 pm
Reuter Center Manheimer Room

As one of the great urban bird spectacles, Chimney Swifts entering their fall roosts capture our imagination in unique ways. Seeing the swifts swirling in the sky on fall nights is one of nature's most amazing sights. Curtis Smalling will share some fascinating insights about Chimney Swifts at this presentation by the Elisha Mitchell Audubon Society. His presentation will cover the biology of swifts and answer some questions that people have long pondered about swifts. 

Curtis Smalling is Director of Conservation for Audubon North Carolina where his work includes overseeing the Working Lands, Coastal Sanctuaries, and Bird Friendly Communities programs. Curtis is also an integral member of bird conservation working groups including the International Wood Thrush Conservation Alliance and the International Golden-Winged Warbler Working Group. 

All EMAS programs are free and open to everyone.

The mission of the Elisha Mitchell chapter of the National Audubon Society is to protect birds and their habitats and to promote an awareness and appreciation of nature.  EMAS schedules educational programs on the third Tuesday of the month.  To learn more about EMAS, click here to visit their website.
Talk by  StoryCorps Founder Dave Isay
Thursday, September 19, 7:30 - 9 pm
UNC Asheville Campus, Lipinsky Auditorium

Dave Isay, founder of StoryCorps and author of five books, will give a free public talk on Thursday, September 19, in Lipinsky Auditorium. 
Isay's most recent book based on StoryCorps interviews, Callings: The Purpose and Passion of Work, is summer reading for first-year UNC Asheville students. 

Isay, a radio producer, began what grew into StoryCorps in 2003 with a story recording booth in New York City. StoryCorps, with a mission "to preserve and share humanity's stories in order to build connections between people and create a more just and compassionate world," now has story booths in different cities, and mobile story booths that travel the country.

Fab Friday
"The Opioid Crisis in Older Adults"  with Blake Fagan
Friday, September 20, 11:30 a.m.-1:15 p.m.
Reuter Center Manheimer Room

This presentation includes an overview of the opioid crisis on both a national and local level, paying special attention to why and how the crisis has had an impact on older adults. We will also address how to safely treat acute and chronic pain and substance use disorders. 

Blake Fagan is the chief education officer and a family physician at the Mountain Area Health Education Center (MAHEC) in Asheville. He is also a clinical consultant for the opioid crisis at the CDC Foundation in North Carolina. This lecture is part of the Health Education Series.

OLLI offers Fab Fridays every Friday from 11:30 a.m.-1:15 p.m. in the Reuter Center Manheimer Room, during our fall, winter, and spring terms. Members and guests are invited to socialize and then listen to presentations and question and answer sessions.  Purchase lunch in our reuter Cafe, or bring your own brown bag. These programs are free and open to everyone.

 

STEM Lecture
" Science vs. Science Denial"  by Howard Jaslow
Monday, September 23, 4:30 p.m.
Reuter Center Manheimer Room

This is the first in a series of lectures on "Science vs. Science Denial". This series is especially  important today in light of the current state of science denial, which is having a detrimental  effect on health, the environment and the progress of science.  Covered in this lecture will be the sciences denied, denial factors, and the organizations  denying science and their denial strategy. Then, those advocating for science and their  approaches will be presented. Finally, for the sciences and technologies that are accepted as  valid, there will be a discussion on science constraints with respect to long term concerns,
ethics and dangerous consequences if pursued.

Subsequent lectures will go into more detail on the value and importance of science, climate  change, vaccination, evolution, and ethics.

 
UNC Asheville Farm-to-Table Dinner on the Quad
"Home Sweet Home"
Monday, September 23, 5:30-8:30 p.m.
UNC Asheville Main Quad

UNC Asheville's fifth annual Farm-to-Table Dinner will be guest-hosted by MkoMosé (Andrew Judge), with the theme of "Home Sweet Home," and a menu featuring wild and indigenous foods, complemented by our annual array of campus-grown produce and locally produced delicacies. The dinner takes place at 5:30 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 23 on the UNC Asheville Quad. MkoMose will also offer the keynote lecture for Greenfest on Tuesday, September 24. Click here for more information about the Farm-to-Table Dinner, including information about how to purchase tickets. The cost for OLLI members is $28.

The theme for the 2019 dinner and Fall Greenfest is HOME SWEET HOME. How do we come to understand what "home" is to each of us? Who belongs and who doesn't? What would it look it to re-inhabit the places we live in ways that connect us to each other, this land, and the living world that surrounds and includes us?

MkoMosé is a professor and coordinator of Indigenous Studies at Conestoga College Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning in Ontario, Canada. He specializes in traditional indigenous knowledge and works with Elders across North America to support "the conscious awakening of his students and himself." Judge is an initiated Mayan day-count keeper and regularly participates in the ancient ceremonial practices of his Anishinaabe ancestors.
He is currently developing programming in Indigenous land-based practices and invites his students to work with traditional medicines and foods to learn the ways of the ancestors. 

Presented by UNC Asheville's Office of Sustainability and the American Indian and Indigenous Studies Program, the Farm-to-Table Dinner is part of Fall Greenfest, the university's semi-annual celebration of environment and sustainability. 

Greater Asheville Science for All Book Club
Inheritors of the Earth: 
How Nature is Thriving in an Age of Extinction and
Kingdom of Rarities

Wednesday, September 25, 6:30 - 9 p.m.
Reuter Center Room 206

The principal selection for the Greater Asheville Science-For-All Bookclub, (GASFAB), for September is Inheritors of the Earth: How Nature is Thriving in An Age of Extinction by Chris D. Thomas. 

The "deeper dive" selection is the Kingdom of Rarities by Eric Dinerstein. Both are available at Malaprops Bookstore and Café at a 10% discount for GASFAB participants.

GASFAB meets every other month and our next gathering is Wednesday, September 18th, 2019, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.  Refreshments will we served, and new members are welcome. For more information, visit Facebook, (Greater Asheville Science-For-All), or contact our Acting Coordinator, Rachel Muir at dr.nature@gmail.com.
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