Tuesday, March 3, 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
  • www.bahaichair.umd.edu
  • Busalacchi discusses severe weather and global warming on News Channel 8

Upcoming Events


Tue Mar 03 @05:00PM - 06:00PM

Sustainable Tuesdays: Is Smart Growth Enough?
   

Wed Mar 04 @09:00AM - 06:00PM

Predicting and Preparing for a Changing Arctic
   

Wed Mar 04 @10:30AM - 12:00PM

Program for Society and the Environment Workshop: From Diagnosis to Social Diagnosis: A Social Scientist's Guide to 'Diagnosing' Environmental Health Problems
   

Wed Mar 04 @04:00PM - 05:00PM

ENST Seminar: Blue Carbon, Green Infrastructure, Biodiversity, and Human Health: Science to Support Coastal Resilience
   

Wed Mar 04 @05:30PM - 06:30PM

The 16th Annual Roger Revelle Commemorative Lecture: Overturning Assumptions: Past, present, and future concerns about the ocean’s circulation
   

Thu Mar 05 @03:30PM - 04:30PM

AOSC Seminar: Challenges in the production of observational datasets: The MODIS cloud product perspective
   

Fri Mar 06 @03:00PM - 04:00PM

Geology Colloquium: Geoscience Problem Solving for Sustainability: Focus on Climate and Energy
   

Fri Mar 06 @04:00PM - 05:00PM

ConE Quarterly Meeting
   

Tue Mar 10 @12:30PM - 01:30PM

SESYNC Seminar: Linking Local-Level Aspirations & Perceptions of Well-Being to Land Cover Change: Lessons from Mozambique
   

Fri Mar 20 - All Day Event

Jr Faculty Nominations due
   

Tue Mar 24 @12:30PM - 01:30PM

SESYNC Seminar: Development Resilience: Theory, Measurement & Implications
   

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

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

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
   

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

Sheryl Ehrman


Dr. Ehrman joined the faculty of the Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering Department in 1998. Dr. Ehrman has developed a research program focusing on gas-phase synthesis routes to micro and nanostructured materials for energy, microelectronics and biotechnology applications, interactions between nanoparticles and biological systems, and the formation, characterization and minimization of air pollutants.

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