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Release date: April 29, 2014

Kim O'Connell (MAHP 2006) recently published "Where are the Gaps in Preservation Education" in Architect, the magazine of the American Institute of Architects.  The article discusses the latest trends in preservation education. Hugh Miller, FAIA (MAHP Faculty) and Richard Wagner, AIA (MAHP Director) were both quoted in the article.

Keith Park (MAHP 2010), preservation horticulturist with the National Park service, San Francisco Regional Office was recently featured in an article in the Los Angeles Times on his efforts to save a giant sequoia planted by John Muir at his home near San Francisco.  

Julie Fry (MAHP Student) recently moderated a panel discussion on Perspectives in Historic Preservation at the Los Altos (CA) History Museum.  The panel addressed why both high style and vernacular older homes should be preserved.  Julie was also recently profiled in Statefarm.com on her ability to balance full time employment with undertaking the MAHP distance learning graduate program.      

Ann Horowitz (MAHP 2013) a case study of the effects of sea level rise on St. Augustine, Florida, contained in her thesis on coastal historic resources and climate change was featured in an article by the University of Florida/Gueana Tolomato National Estuary Research Reserve.  Ann will be presenting portions of her thesis at the July 2014 National Alliance of Preservation Commissions / Preservation Pennsylvania meeting in Philadelphia.  

Robert Parker Adams, AIA (MAHP 2006) has competed the restoration of the 1903 Gothic Revival St. Andrew's Episcopal Cathedral in Jackson, Mississippi.  

Christine Dalton (MAHP 2006) was awarded Florida Trust for Historic Preservation's 2013 Preservation Education for facilitating the partnership between the University of Central Florida and Seminole County Public schools in the creation of the university's Public History Center housed in the 1908 Sanford (FL) Grammar School.  

Barbara Gudel-Shaffer (MAHP 2009) is now a Planning and Environmental Specialist with the Pennsylvania Division, Federal Highway Administration focusing on the potential effects on historic resources of federally funded highway undertakings.  

Melanie Lytle (MAHP 2011) recently accepted the position as Executive Director, Maryland Association of Historic District Commissions.   

Donna Reiner (MAHP 2009) is the Interim Executive Director of the Peoria Arizona Historical Society.  She is also Secretary of the Grand Avenue Rail project, which seeks to reintroduce trolleys in Phoenix, Arizona.  Her co-authored book, Historic Heritage Square was published in December 2013.