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.
First Annual Social Justice Day: Tuesday, April 18, 2017
Stamp Student Union
Event begins at 9:00am
The all-day event brings together faculty, staff and students from the entire College Park campus to showcase UMD’s commitment to social justice through research, teaching and community engagement. Topics include:
The University of Maryland’s Colvin Institute of Real Estate Development honored four regional trailblazers in real estate development this week at the third annual awards dinner for “Innovation and Entrepreneurship in Real Estate Awards.” The event recognized Elinor Bacon, Davor Kapelina, Douglas Lashley and Scott Plank for their successes and achievements in one or more aspects of real estate development and their “fearless” approaches to innovative and sustainable growth in the nation’s cities.
In the digital age of the selfie, photography is so prolific, accessible and widely shared that, often, the medium dilutes what can make it special and unique. A new exhibit at the School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation flips the phrase “look at me” to “look at what I see,” proving that some of the most compelling pictures are not of people, but of everyday things. The show, #nothingisordinary, comprises over sixty photographs of everyday occurrences from the lens of Cindy Frank (M.ARCH ’87), the school’s librarian and go-to photographer.