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Now in its third summer, the Mount Vernon / University of Maryland Field School in Historic Preservation allows students to escape the classroom and join an active archaeological site, unearthing new parts of Washington's history and learning key techniques in preservation. Writer Karen Shih uncovers the story in the Fall 2015 TERP Magazine.

Posted on 09/16/2015 by David Cronrath
Posted on 09/14/2015 by Pranjali Rai
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Posted on 09/14/2015 by Pranjali Rai

A team of University of Maryland architecture students has won honorable mention in the Open category of the ACSA Steel Student Design Competition. The project, entitled “A Beacon for Baltimore,” was selected from a pool of 500 entries for innovative use of steel in design. The winning UMD team members are Marissa Levash, Erica Aronson and Evan Schroeder.


Posted on 09/02/2015 by Maggie Haslam

New partnership aims to put education to work for a more sustainable county

Posted on 09/02/2015 by Maggie Haslam

The University of Maryland mourns the loss of John B. Colvin, who passed away in mid-August in Baltimore. A 1969 graduate of the university, John and his wife Karen endowed the Colvin Institute of Real Estate Development at the University of Maryland in 2008, a key component to the growth and professional recognition of the University’s newly-minted Master of Real Estate Program. John’s mother, Neomi Colvin, who was a pioneer as a woman in the commercial real estate business, inspired the Institute.

Posted on 09/02/2015 by Maggie Haslam

The powerful derecho that hit the Washington area in June of 2012 is on record as one of the most destructive, fast-moving storms in U.S. history. While the region has largely recovered, there are still traces of the storm’s destruction. For many in the MAPP community, there is no better example of the storm’s grisly aftermath than Bostwick, the historic Bladensburg site a short distance from the UMD campus.

Posted on 09/02/2015 by Maggie Haslam

NCSG Researchers say planning for uncertainties key to a more thriving state

Posted on 09/02/2015 by Maggie Haslam

This fall brings an exciting and eclectic group of artists, educators and experts to the MAPP auditorium to share their perspectives and experience with students, faculty and alumni. All lectures are free and open to the public. We hope you'll join us!


B.D. Wortham-Galvin
Assistant Professor, Architecture, College of the Arts | Portland State University
Architecture as a Verb: Design Practice is Cultural Practice
Wednesday, September 9, 5:00pm – 6:30pm
Lombardo Architecture Lecture


Posted on 09/01/2015 by Maggie Haslam

HISP students Imania Price and Jamesha Gibson are the third and fourth UMD recipients to win the scholarship since it began in 2002.

Posted on 08/27/2015 by David Cronrath