Historic Preservation Program News

National Park Service career ideal fit for preservation alumna

The impetus for Sueann Brown to enroll in the UO’s Historic Preservation Program came in large part from attending the UO’s preservation field school in Italy.

Leo Williams to receive McMath Award

Portland planner and longtime Historic Landmarks Commission member Leo Dean Williams is being honored with the seventh annual George McMath Historic Preservation Award.

New A&AA building news available on blog

The A&AA community continues to take steps toward creating its future home on University Street. The location of the Phase I A&AA building is on the site of the current McArthur Court.

UO graduate aids Polish synagogue project

In the late 1600s, a wooden synagogue was erected in the small Polish town of Gwozdziec. By 1731, a wooden dome, or cupola, was inserted into the roof of the synagogue.

Field School to hold 20-year reunion November 7-9 in Portland

The Pacific Northwest Preservation Field School is celebrating its “20 Years Reunion” November 7-9.

Heath chosen for Excellence Award for Directors of Graduate Studies

Professor Kingston Heath, director of the Historic Preservation Program, has been awarded the 2014 Excellence Award for Directors of Graduate Studies by the UO Graduate School.

Preservation students produce masonry conservation handbook

Historic Preservation Program students at UO have produced a handbook on conserving historic masonry.

Don Peting to receive 2014 McMath Award

Asked what Pacific Northwest Preservation Field School project he’s most proud of since the annual projects began twenty years ago, Associate Professor Emeritus and Field School Founding Director Don Peting defers. “That's a Sophie's Choice question,” he says.

Preservation internships range from Croatia to New York City

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.

Studio considers Chávez monument

In 1965, a young labor organizer catalyzed what soon became an international movement to unionize farm workers seeking better wages and improved working and living conditions.

Randy Gragg to lead Yeon Center

The University of Oregon has hired Portland writer, editor, and organizer Randy Gragg to lead the John Yeon Center.

Nominations open for 2013 McMath Award

Applications will be accepted through Friday, November 15, to nominate an individual for the George McMath Historic Preservation Award, given annually by the University of Oregon.

UO among best of the best in latest national rankings

The University of Oregon keeps coming up tops in national surveys of the flagship colleges in the United States.

Lawrence Medal winner devoted to preservation of historic built environment

This year’s honoree and commencement speaker, David Ping-yee Lung, has been instrumental in three World Heritage List designations.

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