Lung-Amam one of ten emerging faculty nation-wide recognized for her work to foster campus inclusion
The Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation has named Assistant Professor of Urban Studies and Planning Dr. Willow Lung-Amam a 2017 Nancy Weiss Malkiel Scholar. Dr. Lung-Amam is one of ten emerging faculty from programs nationwide recognized for their efforts to foster inclusive campus communities as academic leaders.
An interdisciplinary team of students from architecture, engineering, landscape architecture and environmental science and technology took second place in the 5th Annual Campus RainWorks Challenge, an annual competition through the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) that challenges student teams to design an innovative solution for a specific stormwater challenge on their college campus. UMD beat out 60 other collegiate teams in this year’s challenge.
The 2017 U.S. Department of Energy’s Solar Decathlon Competition takes place in Denver, Colorado, in October. UMD’s entry, reACT—whic stands fhor reactive adaptive climate technology—features a modular home that minimizes resource consumption and maximizes occupant comfort through a functional model and automation and will be competing against colleges from around the world.
The University of Maryland welcomes Dr. Jeremy Wells, who will join the Historic Preservation Program this fall as an assistant professor. Jeremy was most recently an assistant professor in the Historic Preservation Program at Roger Williams University, where he specialized in historic preservation/cultural heritage planning and policy. His prior professional experience includes serving as the Principal Preservation Planner for the City of Denver, and working as a Main Street (downtown revitalization) manager and an architectural materials conservator.
The National Park Service (NPS) has awarded a 2017 John L. Cotter Award to William A. Griswold for his archeological scholarship about the Battles of Saratoga, New York, which culminated in The Saratoga Campaign: Uncovering an Embattled Landscape, a book co-edited by UMD’s Professor of Historic Preservation, Donald W. Linebaugh. The book spans over 75 years of archeology at Saratoga, highlighting the variety of techniques—both traditional and state-of-the-art—used to uncover the stories of its war-torn battlefields.
For the past 25 years, the National Trust for Historic Preservation has provided more than 2100 preservationists the opportunity to continue their study and practice by funding trips to their annual conference, PastForward. The Diversity Scholarship Program (DSP) aims to diversify the preservation movement through a broad range of economic, racial, ethnic and cultural perspectives, by targeting these scholarships to leaders of underrepresented communities.
For the past 24 years, Barbara “Cookie” Kerxton, John Torti and Tom Gallas have met each spring at the Torti Gallas office in Silver Spring, Maryland, to interview finalists for the Jack Smith Kerxton Memorial Scholarship. The legacy of Cookie’s husband, Jack, is kept alive through the scholarship program and it has impacted generations of University of Maryland (UMD) students. This year’s Kerxton recipient, Ryan Banger, is a student in the Master of Architecture program.
Since 2011, Sustainable Maryland has empowered the state's 157 municipalities to create more vibrant, green communities. Administered by UMD’s Environmental Finance Center, Sustainable Maryland offerstraining, financial incentives and support to communities striving to build resilient and tailored programs that can improve quality of life. Six municipalities were certified in 2016, bringing the roster to 36 statewide; a total of 67 are now registered for the program, representing over 40% of Maryland’s towns and cities.