The University of Maryland mourns the loss of John B. Colvin, who passed away in mid-August in Baltimore. A 1969 graduate of the university, John and his wife Karen endowed the Colvin Institute of Real Estate Development at the University of Maryland in 2008, a key component to the growth and professional recognition of the University’s newly-minted Master of Real Estate Program. John’s mother, Neomi Colvin, who was a pioneer as a woman in the commercial real estate business, inspired the Institute.
The powerful derecho that hit the Washington area in June of 2012 is on record as one of the most destructive, fast-moving storms in U.S. history. While the region has largely recovered, there are still traces of the storm’s destruction. For many in the MAPP community, there is no better example of the storm’s grisly aftermath than Bostwick, the historic Bladensburg site a short distance from the UMD campus.
This fall brings an exciting and eclectic group of artists, educators and experts to the MAPP auditorium to share their perspectives and experience with students, faculty and alumni. All lectures are free and open to the public. We hope you'll join us!
B.D. Wortham-Galvin Assistant Professor, Architecture, College of the Arts | Portland State University Architecture as a Verb: Design Practice is Cultural Practice Wednesday, September 9, 5:00pm – 6:30pm Lombardo Architecture Lecture