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Professor to Speak at Georgia Drone Summit

Professor to Speak at Georgia Drone Summit

Associate Professor Cari Goetcheus will be speaking at the Georgia Drone Summit regarding the use of drones for heritage conservation. Held October 20 & 21st at the Athens Classic Center, visit http://www.georgiadronesummit.com/ to learn more about the 1 1/2 day event and to register. There is a discounted rate for students. From the website: "In addition to plenty of networking time, this [...]

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SHPO Visits the Hurt-Rives Plantation

SHPO Visits the Hurt-Rives Plantation

On Sunday, September 17, members of the Student Historic Preservation Organization visited the Hurt-Rives Plantation near Sparta, GA. This National Register listed site is currently owned by Bob and Susan Woodall who run Fort Creek Farms from the property selling sustainably raised grass fed beef, pastured chicken, free range eggs, and pet goats. Second year MHP student and former Fort Creek Farms employee [...]

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Site Interpretation Class Explores Central Georgia

Site Interpretation Class Explores Central Georgia

Students in Dr. Wayde Brown's Site Interpretation Class recently took a three day field trip through Central Georgia to explore interpretation at different sites. Leaving on Thursday, September 7, and returning on Saturday, September 9, students were able to visit a variety of sites in the Central Georgia region. Students began their first day at the Old Governor's Mansion in [...]

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First Year Odyssey Students Explore Historic Preservation at UGA

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First-year students participating in MHP Professor James Reap's Odyssey seminar explored historic preservation projects at UGA as part of their course titled "Is There a Future for the Past? An Introduction to Community Heritage Preservation." The course uses Athens as a laboratory to explore how communities go about preserving their natural and cultural heritage for future generations. A major focus [...]

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Associate Professor Ashley Steffens Presents Design for Park Redevelopment

Associate Professor Ashley Steffens Presents Redesign for Waterfront Park in Brunswick

Associate Professor Ashley Steffens presented a design for the redevelopment of a public waterfront park in Brunswick, Ga. this summer. Steffens and her father, also a landscape architect, redesigned the park to include retail and dining space, a native garden, and a water play area equipped with water fountains. Click here to read more.

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CED Welcomes Paul MacGregor, New Curator of the Historic Founders Memorial Garden

CED Welcomes Paul MacGregor, New Curator of the Historic Founders Memorial Garden

The CED welcomes Paul MacGregor as the new curator of the historic Founders Memorial Garden. Paul, who holds degrees in horticulture and agricultural education, hit the ground running August 1st after a few days' training with Maureen O'Brien, who retired this summer. Paul's life in landscapes and plants began with cutting lawns in high school. His professional career skills were [...]

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MLA Student Experience‚ÄĒCortona Study Abroad Program

Danielle Schwartz, MLA Candidate '18 Last summer I studied a dialect of Quechua in the Ecuadorian Amazon and was never so aware of how well a language reflected the culture and belief system of its people. This summer, I am studying abroad with UGA Cortona and have likewise been amazed by how the values of Italian culture are ingrained in [...]

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