Urban Studies Minor

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Starting this Fall, UMW is offering a new Urban Studies minor. This minor requires six classes, which can be taken from extensive selections within the Historic Preservation, Anthropology, Geography, Sociology, Classics, History, or Art History departments. For more information and a list of required courses please visit the Urban Studies Minor page under the requirements tab. Considering the minor? Please contact Dr. Smith (Combs 134 or alsmith@umw.edu). … [Read more...]

Book Prize Winner: Jeffrey Chusid

On October 22, 2012 the Historic Preservation department will be hosting the winner of the 2012 Book Prize Jeffrey Chusid. Mr Chusid is an architect and associate professor for the Historic Preservation program at Cornell University. His many accomplishment over the years include planning and designing cultural landscapes and material conservation projects around the world,  being a coordinator for DOCOMOMO, curating exhibits on modern architecture and being an editor for the Journal of Architectural Education. Chusid's book Saving Wright: The Freeman House and the Preservation of Meaning, Materials, and Modernity is a case study of Frank Lloyd Wrights's Freeman House in Los Angeles, CA. In it he tells the story of the house, the occupants and the efforts that have been made to preserve its integrity. Chusid also asks two questions about the house 1) does it's integrity depend on saving intact the experimental textile-block construction and 2) does its significance derive primarily … [Read more...]

2012 HISP Ice Cream Social

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Welcome back UMW students! Classes are in full swing, students are running around greeting friends they haven't seen in four months and the professors are already running in and out of their offices. This means that the Historic Preservation ice cream social is once again upon us! It is a chance for students to catch up with friends and professors while enjoying a nice bowl of ice cream with delicious goodies. It will be held in the basement of Combs from 5pm to 6pm and is open for new and returning Historic Preservation students. We hope you are able to join us! … [Read more...]

Annual Historic Preservation Picnic

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Please come join the Historic Preservation department for an evening of fun and food on Thursday April 26th for our annual end-of-the-year picnic. All preservation and potential preservation majors are welcome! Please feel free to bring you friends, roommates and countrymen. There will be free food, lawn games, and maybe even music performed by Professor Stanton! Scholarships and awards will also be announced. Even if you can't stay the whole time, just stop by and take a break from studying. Who can resist an egg toss? The festivities begin at 5pm in front of Combs on Jefferson Square. See you there! … [Read more...]