Thursday, March 26, 2015

  • The Changing Climate and Health
  • An Environmental Knight visits UMD
  • Urban Environmental Stewardship Conference
  • Dean Robert Orr, School of Public Policy
  • UMERC Sustainability Workshop
  • Smart and Sustainable Conference
  • SESYNC Undergraduate Summer Opportunities
  • Busalacchi discusses severe weather and global warming on News Channel 8

Upcoming Events

Thu Mar 26 @12:00PM - 01:15PM

CISSM Forum/Development Circle: "Can India Balance Economic Development and Environmental Sustainability?"

Thu Mar 26 @03:30PM - 04:30PM

AOSC Seminar: The role of strong organic ligands in the marine biogeochemistry of trace metals

Fri Mar 27 @12:00PM - 01:15PM

Energy Efficiency in India

Fri Mar 27 @03:00PM - 04:00PM

Geology Colloquium: Noble gases from the deep mantle

Mon Mar 30 @08:00AM -

Smart and Sustainable Campuses Conference

Tue Mar 31 @08:00AM -

Smart and Sustainable Campuses Conference

Wed Apr 01 @12:30PM - 01:30PM

SESYNC Seminar: The Biogeochemistry of Drought

Wed Apr 01 @03:00PM - 04:00PM

Transforming Energy Lecture: Advanced Vehicle Technologies - Challenges, Opportunities and Trends in Addressing Petroleum Dependency and Climate Change

Thu Apr 02 @12:00PM - 01:15PM

CISSM Forum/Development Circle | "Cyber Disruption: Private Problem and Public Policy Concern"

Tue Apr 07 @12:30PM - 01:30PM

SESYNC Seminar: Agent-Based Modeling of Land Use Change in Developing & Developed World Contexts

Thu Apr 09 @08:45AM - 05:00PM

Public Health Research Day: The Changing Climate and Health

Thu Apr 09 @12:00PM - 01:15PM

CISSM Forum/Development Circle | "No Safe Haven: Deporting Human Rights Violators, the Case of Yugoslavia"

Thu Apr 16 @12:00PM - 01:15PM

CISSM Forum/Development Circle | "Thieves of State: Why Corruption Threatens Global Security"

Fri Apr 17 @08:30AM - 05:00PM

University System of Maryland Environmental Summit

Fri Apr 17 @09:30AM - 05:00PM

Urban Environmental Stewardship Conference

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...


Featured Council Members

Russell Brinsfield

Dr. Brinsfield has been conducting research on the effects of best management practices on nutrient transport from various agricultural cropping systems since 1984. He has been the director of the Wye Research and Education Center since 1982 and has served as executive director of the Harry R. Hughes Center for Agro-Ecology, Inc. since 1999. In addition, he is a co-founder of the Eastern Shore Land Conservancy which works with private land owners to preserve farms, forest and other unique natural areas for future generations. Since 1990, the Conservancy has preserved over 40,000 acres on Maryland's Mid-Eastern Shore. Dr. Brinsfield has co-authored over 100 publications, presentations and reports including the Journal of Soil and Water Conservation national award in 1999 for best journal article of the year.

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