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Danielle Schwartz and Chloe Weigle Chosen as CED Olmsted Scholar Nominees

Danielle Schwartz and Chloe Weigle Chosen as CED Olmsted Scholar Nominees

Congratulations to Danielle Schwartz (right), candidate for Master of Landscape Architecture, and Chloe Weigle (left), candidate for Bachelor of Landscape Architecture, for being chosen this year's CED Olmsted Scholar nominees. Each year, the CED faculty chooses one graduate student and one undergraduate student to represent UGA CED in the national competition, which is sponsored by the Landscape Architecture Foundation (LAF) [...]

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MEPD Alumnus Matthew Nahrstedt Discusses Mentor Match Program on APA Website

MEPD Alumnus Matthew Nahrstedt Discusses Mentor Match Program on APA Website

Matthew Nahrstedt (MEPD 2016) recently wrote an Impact Story for the American Planning Association (APA) website discussing his experience with the APA's Mentor Match program and the 2016 National Planning Conference in Phoenix. Matthew now works as an Environmental Planner and Designer with the nonprofit Institute for Building Technology and Safety, a job he secured at the conference. Read more about his [...]

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Professor Emerita Marguerite Koepke Designs Healing Garden for Children

Professor Emerita Marguerite Koepke Designs Healing Garden for Children

Professor emerita Marguerite Koepke recently completed a healing garden designed for children at Piedmont Athens Regional's Loran Smith Center for Cancer Support here in Athens. The garden is a component of the larger healing garden for which Professor Koepke has been the lead designer since its inception in 2000. In this article published by Piedmont Healthcare, Professor Koepke gives some insights into healing garden [...]

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"Landscape, Remembrance, and Healing: Paintings by Rich Panico" Exhibit Opening and Artist's Lecture

Panico exhibit

As a medical practitioner, yogi, and artist, Rich Panico has a deep and multi-faceted understanding of the human condition. Rich's current interest in art and medicine addresses the propensity of our species to turn the inevitable human experiences of pain and loss into suffering, which, if not understood and engaged in wisely, leads to the acquisition of co-morbid (the simultaneous [...]

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East Georgia State College Master Plan Process - Second Year MLA

East Georgia State College Master Plan Process - Second Year MLA

Over the past four months the second year MLA class has been working with their professors to develop a Campus Master Plan for East Georgia State College (EGSC). The collaborative efforts, real world clients, and exploration of a project from formative research to final design, all came together to provide us with our most real world design experience yet. East Georgia [...]

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MHP Alumna Fanglan Chen Named Finalist in Icomos Prize

MHP Alumna Fanglan Chen Named Finalist in Icomos Prize

Fanglan Chen, an alumna of the Master of Historic Preservation Program, was recently named a finalist for the Murtagh Graham Prize awarded by the US National Committee of the International Council of Monuments and Sites (ICOMOS). The award, named to honor William R. Murtagh, Ph.D., and Roy Eugene Graham for their many contributions to preservation education and cultural heritage stewardship, [...]

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Croatian Professor Dr. Boric Visits the MHP Program

Croatian Professor Dr. Boric Visits the MHP Program

Dr. sc. Saša Poljanec-Borić from the Ivo Pilar Institute of Social Sciences in Zagreb, Croatia visited the MHP Program at the College of Environment and Design in February. Dr. Borić, who holds degrees in Sociology and Economics and has extensive experience in the field of cultural tourism has been a principle partner of the University of Georgia Study Abroad Program [...]

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Student Reaction to Thomas Rainer Lecture

Student Reaction to Thomas Rainer Lecture

Thomas Rainer, MLA '02, recently came back to the CED to give a lecture on "Planting in a Post-Wild World." Revolutionary to students and professors alike, this rebellious approach to planting design can make for more complex and ambitious planting plans. An expertise that is often neglected in the profession of landscape architecture, Rainer reminded CED faculty and students alike [...]

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