Professor Kingston W. Heath, director of the UO Historic Preservation Program, will be keynote speaker at “The River and The Rail: A Symposium on Enterprise and Industry in New Bedford,” February 15-16 at the New Bedford Whaling Museum in New Bedford, Massachusetts. The conference addresses the historical evolution of the port of New Bedford as a manufacturing and commercial center. Heath’s talk is entitled “Whalers to Weavers: New Bedford’s Promoted and Neglected Legacies.”
Jobie Hill, Historic Preservation Program graduate, has recently been awarded the National Endowment of the Humanities (NEH) 2014 "We the People Research Fellowship in African American History and Culture" through the John D. Rockefeller, Jr. Library and the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, as well as the Stewardson Keefe LeBrun Travel Grant through the Center for Architecture Foundation.
Earlier this month the Graduate School announced accepted submissions for the 5th annual Graduate Student Research Forum – Engagement: Community, Creativity, Connections. The forum offers a unique opportunity for interdisciplinary intellectual exchange and networking, research collaboration, and professional development.
Over the summer, students in the historic preservation program completed internships in both urban and rural settings as local as Salem and as remote as Croatia. The students presented their accomplished work recently in Lawrence Hall to faculty members and first-year students looking for future internships in preservation.
For Portland architect William (Bill) Hawkins III, preservation has been a career-long pursuit reaching back to when his great uncle met John Muir on a hike at Yosemite National Park. Hawkins’ devotion to Portland—from its natural amenities to its historically significant built environment—mirrors a family tradition of civic involvement that stretches back to his great uncle.