Archives for 2011

Study Abroad in Paris

Still need your experiential learning to graduate? Are you an out-of-state student who doesn't want to pay extra tuition for studying abroad? Have you ever wanted to go to Paris? Now is your chance! In July Professor Smith will be teaching a Historic Preservation class in France. This six credit course will be taught in English, although it will be optional to take a French class during your stay, and it will count as an elective towards your degree. For more information stop by and see Professor Smith in Combs 134 or email her at She would love to answer any questions or concerns you might have. … [Read more...]

Chris Betts Visits UMW

From November 5th-November 12th, Christopher Betts, a renowned architectural conservationist from the United Kingdom visited Fredericksburg, Virginia to meet with UMW Historic Preservation students and faculty and discuss his work. Chris has over 25 years of specialist expertise as an architectural conservationist and is acting partner of Purcell Miller Tritton, an architectural practice that manages historic properties across eight different sectors of building types. Chris leads the residential sector of Purcell Miller Tritton. Chris Betts posing with Professor Michael Spencer following his lecture on Tuesday night. Chris spoke to students on two separate occasions. His first talk occurred at 5:00pm on Tuesday, November 8th. During this lecture, Chris provided students with an inside look at his day-to-day activities, from the approach and planning of a conservation project to the execution, coordination and management of a historic property. Some startling contrasts … [Read more...]

Preservation Students Head to Buffalo

This past October the Center for Historic Preservation assisted in sending four historic preservation students, in addition to UMW professor Dr. Andrea Livi Smith to Buffalo, New York for the annual National Trust for Historic Preservation Conference. The students (Senior Cameron Henry, Juniors Susanna Parmelee and Sarah Sanders, and Sophomore Danielle Payne) and Dr. Smith were in attendance at the conference from Wednesday, October, 18 until Saturday, October, 22. Themed “Alternating Currents,” this year’s conference discussed many new and hot topics in the world of preservation including: issues of adaptive reuse, salvaging, budgeting, and many other similar topics. The conference attendees received the opportunity to attend either three or four different educational sessions each day to learn more about issues such as these. For a more detailed recount of events at the conference, please read their stories below:   A Little About Buffalo From Hisp Club to New … [Read more...]

Information Session for Study Abroad in Paris

Have you ever wanted to Study Abroad in Paris? Well now is your opportunity! The Historic Preservation department's own Dr. Andrea Smith is offering a Historic Preservation class in Paris this July. This class will be worth six credits and is taught in English so learning French is not required. Tuition will also be the same for out of state and in state students. For more information about this opportunity, attend Dr. Smith's information session on Wednesday, November 16  in Combs 025 at 5 pm. She will be able to assist you with all your questions, comments and concerns; and there will even be snacks! … [Read more...]