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.
MAPP’s Diversity and Inclusion Committee culminates its thought-provoking “Table Talks” series with its first International Lunch. Faculty, staff and students are invited to celebrate the richness of our global community by sharing conversation and food designed to connect our diverse backgrounds.
Join us for the biggest campus party of the year! This year's Maryland Day is chock full of things for the whole family to experience and explore. See the full menu of events here, including these fun happenings at MAPP:
School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation- Sky's the Limit!
This spring, 17 students from UMD’s architecture program swapped the Georgian Revival buildings of their College Park campus for the Medieval and Renaissance palazzi of Florence, Italy, the first class to participate in a new semester-long, study abroad studio program. Developed in partnership with International Studies Institute (ISI), the Florence program pairs a studio-level course with an immersive, cultural experience in one of the most architecturally exciting cities in the world.
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.
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: