Thursday, May 5, 2016

  • Busalacchi elected NAE Member
  • UMD School of Public Health Receives $10M
  • Climate Action Summit May 5-6, 2016
  • Former VP to speak at UMD on Future of Climate Action
  • Waters Edge wins National Academy of Sciences Award
  • Tipping the Balance
  • SESYNC Undergraduate Summer Opportunities
  • UMD Rises in Rankings
  • Smart and Sustainable Campuses Conference

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Chair's Welcome

Antonio Busalacchi
Antonio Busalacchi
Council Chair

It is with real pleasure that I welcome you to the Council of the Environment of the University of Maryland. Our University has tremendous breadth and depth in environmental and earth system science and, as a land grant university, is committed to bringing those resources to support the work of local communities and government, and to promote economic development in the State. Our strengths spread across a wide spectrum of academic fields such as anthropology, agriculture, architecture, climate and earth science, ecology, economics, energy, engineering for sustainable infrastructure, public health, public policy, sociology, and transportation. The Council will work to integrate this diversity of effort and to develop new opportunities. The public and private sectors in the State are also deeply engaged in environmental issues, to which they too bring great strengths. The Council will build new partnerships to connect these efforts with the University. As Chair, I am excited at the...


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Featured Council Members

Margaret Palmer


Dr. Margaret Palmer is Director of the National Socio‐Environmental Synthesis Center, an NSF and University of Maryland supported research center dedicated to creating synthetic, actionable science related to the structure, functioning, and sustainability of socio-environmental systems. In addition, as a Professor at the University of Maryland in the Department of Entomology and at the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science (UMCES), she oversees a large research group focused on watershed science and restoration ecology. Having worked on streams, rivers, and estuaries for over 27 years and leading scientific projects at national and international levels, she has more than 150 scientific publications and multiple ongoing collaborative research grants. She is past Director of the Chesapeake Biological Laboratory, serves as an editor for the journal Restoration Ecology and co‐authored the book The Foundations of Restoration Ecology.

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University of Maryland & The Phillips Collection Announce 2016-2017 Postdoctoral Fellows May 05, 2016 Fellowships allow recipients to work with The Phillips’s modern and contemporary art collection and the university’s art history and virtual technologies leadership programs.
UMD Climbs in Times Higher Education's World Reputation Rankings May 04, 2016 This year, UMD climbed to the #51-60 range, up from the #91-100 range in 2015. 
University of Maryland & City of College Park Launch Bike Share Program May 04, 2016 In partnership with Zagster, mBike allows students, faculty, staff and community members to conveniently travel around campus and the City of College Park.
University of Maryland, College Park & University of Maryland, Baltimore to Celebrate Opening of SAFE Center in College Park May 04, 2016 Support, Advocacy, Freedom and Empowerment Center to provide services to adult and child survivors of sex and labor trafficking. 
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How to talk about climate change so people will act May 05, 2016 Framing the issue of climate change collectively is more effective than emphasis on personal responsibility, finds a new study. People are willing to donate up to 50 percent more cash to the…