March 25, 2014

Contact: Ray Ladd
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Cal Poly Architecture Professor Appointed to National Park System Advisory Board Panel

SAN LUIS OBISPO — Cal Poly architecture Professor Christopher Yip has been appointed to the Asian American/Pacific Islander Scholars Expert Panel of the National Park System Advisory Board.

Yip has conducted research on Asian American architecture and settlement, resulting in numerous publications over the years. In particular, he has focused on the Chinese American experience and the built environment.

The National Park System strives to protect and preserve the nation’s cultural heritage. To that end, the expert panel advises the National Park System Advisory Board on the preparation of a study to be used to identify historic properties for potential nomination as National Historic Landmarks. The panel also makes recommendations on Asian American/Pacific Islander historic properties that could be nominated as National Historic Landmarks.

As time allows, panel members also advise on issues and perspectives related to Asian/American/Pacific Islander history.

Yip was appointed to a four-year term.

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