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Preservation of UNC Buildings Will Be Topic of Apr. 4 Lecture

Lux Libertas in Perpetuity: Historic Preservation at UNC

2012 Gladys Hall Coates University History Lecture
Wednesday, Apr. 4, 2012
Wilson Special Collections Library
5 p.m. Viewing of A Dialogue Between Old and New: Notable Buildings on the UNC Campus | North Carolina Collection Gallery
5:30 p.m. Program | Pleasants Family Assembly Room
Free and open to the public
Information: Liza Terll, Friends of the Library, (919) 548-1203

Efforts to preserve UNC’s iconic buildings will be the topic of a lecture Apr. 4 at 5:30 p.m. in the Wilson Special Collections Library.

Wendy Hillis, UNC’s historic preservation officer, will deliver the lecture “Lux Libertas in Perpetuity: Historic Preservation at UNC.” The free public talk will be the 2012 Gladys Hall Coates University History Lecture.

Hillis will focus on architectural styles of campus buildings, efforts to designate buildings as National Historic Landmarks, and the role historic preservation plays in sustainability.

The talk celebrates two current Library exhibitions about campus architecture.  A Dialogue Between Old and New: Notable Buildings on the UNC Campus is on view in the North Carolina Collection GalleryKnowledge Building(s): The Libraries at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is in the gallery of Davis Library. Both are open through May 31, 2012.

Hillis holds an MBA from UNC’s Kenan-Flagler Business School (’11) and a master’s in architecture with a certificate in historic preservation from the University of Virginia. She received the 2007 Richard Morris Hunt Fellowship from the American Architectural Foundation (AAF) and the French Heritage Society (FHS).

The North Carolina Collection and University Archives and Records Management Services will sponsor the program, along with the Friends of the Library.

The Gladys Hall Coates University History Lecture honors the late Coates, an avid university historian. She and her husband, Albert Coates, founded UNC’s Institute of Government, now the UNC School of Government.

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