Monday, September 26, 2016

  • UMD Rises in Rankings
  • UMD's Alcaniz publishes in Cambridge Press
  • UNFCCC COP-22
  • UMD School of Public Health Receives $10M
  • Sacoby Wilson, ConE Junior Faculty winner
  • Tipping the Balance
  • SESYNC Collaborative & Interdisciplinary Team-Based Research Projects
  • Busalacchi elected NAE member
  • UMD to compete in 2017

Upcoming Events


Mon Sep 26 @12:00PM - 01:00PM

Maryland Institute on Environmental Health Seminar: Climate Change, Alteration in Plant Phenology, and Allergic Diseases in the Contiguous US
   

Mon Sep 26 @03:00PM - 05:00PM

Wilson Center: The Conflict Potential of Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation
   

Tue Sep 27 @11:00AM - 12:00PM

SESYNC Seminar The Characteristics and Importance of Temporary Streams
   

Thu Sep 29 @03:30PM - 05:00PM

AOSC Semniar: The Tropospheric Oxidizing Capacity: Current Challenges and Future Prospects
   

Thu Oct 06 @03:30PM - 05:00PM

AOSC Seminar: Assessing the impact of the Anthropocene on atmospheric composition using remote sensing from aircraft and space based instrumentation
   

Wed Oct 12 @04:00PM - 05:00PM

Environmental Science & Technology Seminar: "Entrepreneurship, Environmentalism, and Empathy"
   

Wed Oct 19 @10:30AM - 12:00PM

PSE Workshop: Studying Climate Constituencies in the US: A Report from the Field
   

Thu Oct 20 @03:30PM - 05:00PM

AOSC Seminar: The zonally resolved atmospheric energy budget: a theory for regional precipitation change
   

Wed Oct 26 @04:00PM - 05:00PM

ENST Seminar: Assessing the long-term impacts of restoration on wetland soil microbial ecology and carbon biogeochemistry
   

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

Anand Patwardhan


Anand Patwardhan was Professor in the Shailesh J Mehta School of Management at the Indian Institute of Technology-Bombay. Anand has a BTech (Electrical Engineering) from IIT-Bombay and a MS (Environmental Science & Engineering) and PhD (Engineering and Public Policy), both from Carnegie Mellon University. Anand’s research interests are in the area of environment – climate studies, focusing on mitigation and adaptation responses to climate change; including the diffusion and adoption of clean technology and broader issues of science, technology and innovation policy.

Latest Information

UMDConE September 19, 2016 UMD Nationally Recognized for Campus Sustainability Efforts https://t.co/FtacdeQvN1 7 days ago from Twitter Web Client
UMDConE September 16, 2016 RT @UMDPublicHealth: Join us at 4: Sacoby Wilson receives @UMDConE award, talks #environmentaljustice & health! https://t.co/2iuAtGH7J6 htt… 10 days ago from Twitter for iPhone
UMDConE September 15, 2016 RT @Fisher_DanaR: Americans are Willing to Pay for a #Carbon regulations, but policymakers are likely not to follow #climate https://t.co/q… 11 days ago from Twitter for iPhone
MD Professors & Alumnus Named 2016 Thomson Reuters Citation Laureates for Science of Chaos Work September 26, 2016 Yorke, Ott, Grebogi named top contenders for a future Nobel Prize in physics for developing method to control chaos.
UMD Capitol Hill Forum Addresses Health Disparities Research & Action for Equity September 23, 2016 UMD draws standing room-only crowd for Research on the Hill event on health equity
UMD Celebrates Homecoming Week 2016 September 23, 2016 Terps can reconnect with fellow alumni at Homecoming events, including service projects, networking opportunities, performances and celebrations
Following Launch of $75 Million Initiative Making UMD the Nation's First Do Good Campus, Terps Against Hunger to Celebrate One Million Meals Packed September 23, 2016 Congressman Chris Van Hollen to assist UMD community at Homecoming service event in packing nutritious meals for local children and families in need.
Acidity in atmosphere minimized to preindustrial levels September 24, 2016 New research shows that human pollution of the atmosphere with acid is now almost back to the level that it was before the pollution started with industrialization in the 1930s. The results…
Greenland rising as ice melts September 23, 2016 A new study on the Greenland Ice Sheet provides valuable insight on climate change, using unique research methods to establish new estimates of ice loss for both modern and ancient times, says…