Darin J. Waters, Ph.D.


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Tuesday, November 28, 2017

8 - 11 am

Crowne Plaza Resort - Expo Center
1 Resort Drive
Asheville, NC 28806

The Asheville Area Chamber of Commerce's WomanUP program focuses on supporting and inspiring our community's business women. This celebration event kicks off another year of events. 

This year, the Chamber is partnering with Buncombe County Schools Foundation in presenting Christine Mann Darden, retired NASA engineer and analyst and one of NASA's "human computers" as portrayed in the recent film Hidden Figures. She will be interviewed by Dr. Darin Waters, assistant professor of history at UNC Asheville.

The keynote speaker, Troylyn Ball, is the founder and owner of Asheville Distilling Company and the maker of award-winning Troy & Sons Whiskey. She will share her story of overcoming personal and financial hardship and finding success through a strong dose of entrepreneurial spirit and perseverance.

For tickets or submit an award nomination, please visit www.ashevillechamber.org/womanup 

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Creative Mornings Asheville

Darin Waters, Ph.D. will speak at Creative Mornings Asheville on Friday, February 23. Click here for details

"In 2008, Tina Roth Eisenberg (Swissmiss) started CreativeMornings out of a desire for an ongoing, accessible event for New York’s creative community. The concept was simple: breakfast and a short talk one Friday morning a month. Every event would be free of charge and open to anyone.

Today, attendees gather in cities around the world to enjoy fresh coffee, friendly people, and an international array of breakfast foods. Volunteer hosts and their team members organize local chapters that not only celebrate a city’s creative talent, but also promote an open space to connect with like-minded individuals.

The growing archive of past breakfast talks is humbling. From design legends to hometown heroes, speakers are selected by each chapter based on a global theme. CreativeMornings remains free thanks to the support of local sponsors, generous venues, and longterm partners."


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Rotary Club Talk

Rotary Club Talk
Thursday, March 1, 2018
12 pm - 1:30 pm
Renaissance Hotel Downtown

The Rotary Club of Asheville is a group of active, engaged citizens interested in making friends, building relationships, and giving back to the community.

At this meeting, Dr. Waters will speak on Collective Historical memory. 

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Vance Symposium

The Vance Birthplace and the University of North Carolina at Asheville will offer an opportunity to meet and discuss the many contexts of North Carolina’s Civil War governor, Zebulon Vance. This symposium will examine the Southern Appalachian community that would shape our governor and the governor who would shape our state. With topics from the civil war to race relations, the goal is to engage the community in a discussion and shed light on our state’s history and issues of past and current significance. Register for these events at events.unca.edu.

Welcome & Keynote - David Blight, Lipinsky Auditorium at UNC Asheville

FRIDAY, SEPT. 15, 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Symposium, Mountain View Room in the Sherrill Center at UNC Asheville
• 10:00am - 12:00pm -- Panel discussion with Gordon McKinney, Joe Mobley, Steve Nash, and Darin Waters, Ph.D.
• 2:00pm - 2:45pm -- Vance in Fiction with Sharyn McCrumb
• 2:45pm - 4:00pm -- Q&A, Book Signings

FRIDAY, SEPT. 15, 4:30 PM to 6:30 PM
Reception and Photo Exhibit Opening for "The Mountains are Calling" by Brenda Scott, DNCR Western Office in Oteen

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4th Annual African Americans in WNC and Southern Appalachia Conference

The 4th Annual UNC Asheville African Americans in WNC Conference will be held on October 19, 20 and 21. The 2017 theme is "Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow." The conference offers scholars and the community an opportunity to address the African American experience in Southern Appalachia, both past and present. It provides a forum to engage on the vital issues facing Appalachian communities of color. In addition to African American history, this year's conference will highlight research from UNC Asheville's State of Black Asheville classes, as well as examples of current-day community resilience.

Find more information at aawnc.unca.edu

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