Cynthia Falk Awareded 2017 Kerr Prize

Cynthia Falk, Cooperstown Graduate Program, was awarded the 2017 Kerr History Prize for the article “Picturing Rural Progress: The Otsego Forest Products Cooperative in FSA Photography.” Endowed by Paul S. Kerr, this prize is awarded each year to the best article published in New York History, as judged by a special committee from our Editorial Board. Falk’s article appeared in the Summer/Fall 2016 issue.

UUP Canoe/Kayak Paddle

UUP has scheduled its 2017 canoe/kayak paddle to Saturday, July 1st. at 2 PM. The purpose is three-fold—raise public commitment to protecting our regional water resources, encourage participation in the recreational opportunities afforded us, build solidarity, and have a great time.
The paddle will be non-competitive, open to the family and friends of UUP, publicized, approximately 4 miles round trip, start and return from the fishing/boat access in Portlandville on Route 28, just before the right turn/across the bridge turn to Wrightman Lumber on Route 25A. Lot and street parking is available. For those who would like to participate but don’t have a boat or life jacket, canoe/kayak rentals and mandatory life jackets are available immediately adjacent to the public fishing/boat access at Canoe & Kayak Rental and Sales at 2828 NYS Route 28, Portlandville, NY (607-286-7349).
If you are interested, please email William.Simons@Oneonta.Edu with your name and email address and, if applicable, the same information for any others in your group.

Relethford Named to Editorial Board

John Relethford, Anthropology, has been named for a five-year term to the Editorial Board for the Yearbook of Physical Anthropology, an annual journal consisting of review articles from across the field of biological/physical anthropology. This is the second time he has served on this journal’s editorial board, the first being 2003-2007.

Cynthia Falk Moderated a Preservation Roundtable

Cynthia Falk, Cooperstown Graduate Program, and Anna Andrzejewski of the University of Wisconsin-Madison, moderated a Preservation Roundtable at the annual meeting of the Vernacular Architecture Forum in Salt Lake City, Utah, on June 3. The roundtable included James Buckley, University of Oregon; Luis Hoyos, California State Polytechnic University, Pomona ; Brent Leggs, National Trust for Historic Preservation; and Eugenia Woo, Historic Seattle. It explored new trends in the field of historic preservation and avenues for training the next generation of professionals.