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Experience UWF Downtown Lecture Series to begin with discussion of historic preservation in Pensacola and St. Augustine

The Experience UWF Downtown Lecture Series is back for another year, and the first date of the 2015-16 series is scheduled for Monday, Nov. 16 when University of Florida professor Roy Hunt presents his lecture, “A Tale of Two Cities: Historic Preservation in Pensacola and St. Augustine.” The free event will start with a reception at 5:30 p.m. and the lecture at 6 p.m. at the Museum of Commerce on 201 E. Zarragossa St. in downtown Pensacola.

With nearly 50 years of teaching experience at the University of Florida’s College of Law, Hunt is a Distinguished Service Professor of Law Emeritus at UF. For four decades he has worked in historic preservation law throughout the state of Florida. In “A Tale of Two Cities,” Hunt will share how the journeys of Pensacola and St. Augustine shaped UWF and UF’s acquisition of key historical properties with a story of representation, advice, dialogue, problem-solving and politics.

In addition to his time at UF, Hunt spent four years as Special Advisor for International Affairs, Historic Preservation and Cultural Resources for the Florida Secretary of State. More recently, Hunt served on the National Historic Landmarks Committee in Washington state.

Hunt has edited, co-authored and published a collection of notable works. He also received a Resolution of Gratitude for Significant Contributions to Education and Historic Preservation from Florida’s Governor and Cabinet, as well as the Senator Bob Williams Award from the State of Florida.

Hunt received his bachelor’s degree from Vanderbilt University on a navy scholarship being assigned to active duty in the USS Wisconsin. Upon completing his service, Hunt attended the University of Mississippi School of Law and then earned his Master of Law degree from the University of California at Berkeley in 1962.

Hunt is one of five speakers featured in the four-part Experience UWF Downtown Lecture Series. The series promotes the value of liberal arts in contemporary life by showcasing outstanding teacher scholars who serve the community as UWF faculty, as well as scholars of national prominence who illustrate the essential role of the liberal arts in building and sustaining contemporary culture. More information is available on the Experience UWF Downtown Lecture Series website.