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Meet Harvey M. Jacobs
This year, the keynote speaker for the Research Showcase will
be Harvey M. Jacobs, an urban and regional planning professor
in the Gaylord Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies at the
University of Wisconsin-Madison.
His presentation, "Fighting Over Land and Property Rights:
An American Pastime," will showcase much of his current
* Jacobs is interested in how societies define property, and the
institutions they develop to manage the relationship between
private and public rights in property. In his work he argues that
these institutions are often a stage in which we act out social
debate about more fundamental social values (such as liberty,
democracy, citizenship and empowerment).
* He has worked and lectured on these topics in Albania,
Canada, France, Italy, Kenya, Norway, the Netherlands, Poland,
South Africa, Spain, Taiwan and Zimbabwe. His newest work
focuses on the transformation of private property as a social and
legal institution in Western Europe.
* He has received multiple awards for his research and teaching
and is the editor or co-author of three books and author or co-
author of over 70 articles and essays published in academic and
professional journals in the U.S. and Western Europe.
Come listen to his presentation at 6:15 p.m. on Feb. 17, in
Room 411 of the Architecture Building.
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Check out the complete schedule for the DCP Research
Showcase on Feb. 17 & 18
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Jacobs receives Beinecke-Reeves
for historic preservation
Historic preservation advocate Arthur Ivan (Buddy) Jacobs
was awarded the University of Florida College of Design,
Construction and Planning 2010 Beinecke-Reeves
Distinguished Achievement Award at a luncheon last week.
The annual award, given by the college's Historic Preservation
Program, recognizes an individual with a connection to the state
of Florida who exemplifies the spirit of historic preservation and
has demonstrated exceptional dedication to the field. Jacobs
received this year's award in recognition of his service to both
the state and the university.
U.S. Senator Bill Nelson recognized Jacobs commitment to
preservation: "All of Florida benefits from your love of your home
state, your Alma Mater and your deep appreciation for
preserving our rich history."
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Architecture Lecture Series
Feb. 15: Architect Peter Rich will present "Learnt in
Translation" at 6:15 p.m. in Norman Hall, Room 137.
DCP Research Showcase 2010
Feb. 17 18: DCP faculty members will present their current
research at the College's annual Research Showcase. The
Showcase will include a poster session and faculty presentations,
providing an opportunity for current and prospective students to
learn about the research conducted in the College.
Historic Preservation Lecture Series
Feb. 25: Scott M. Stroh III, state historic preservation officer
of the Division of Historic Resources, Department of State, will
speak in Chandler Auditorium at the Samuel P. Harn Museum of
Art at 6:30 p.m.
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