On September 18, 2015, the MAPP community lost a wonderful and valued colleague, mentor and friend, William “Bill” Hanna. Bill, who retired last year, was a 35-year veteran of UMD’s Urban Studies and Planning Program and a lively, sharp presence within the school and community. He is remembered for his fierce dedication to his students and his tireless activism for vulnerable and immigrant populations in Maryland communities.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has selected the University of Maryland as the recipient of a six-year award to expand the work of the
university’s Environmental Finance Center (EFC). The grant, one of only nine awarded nation-wide, will allow the center to develop new financing initiatives that span a wide environmental spectrum, from sustainability and green infrastructure to climate and energy issues.
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.
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.