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...
Maureen Cropper is a Distinguished University Professor of Economics at the University of Maryland, a Senior Fellow at Resources for the Future, and a former Lead Economist at the World Bank. Dr. Cropper has served as chair of the EPA Science Advisory Board Environmental Economics Advisory Committee and as president of the Association of Environmental and Resource Economists. She is a member of the National Academy of Sciences and a Research Associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research. Her research has focused on valuing environmental amenities (especially environmental health effects), on the discounting of future health benefits, and on the tradeoffs implicit in environmental regulations.
ConE awards the Junior Faculty Award to Stephanie Lansing May 14, 2015 Dr. Stephanie Lansing first discovered her interest in anaerobic digestion during a Peace Corps mission in Belize as an environmental educator. She noticed the lack of sanitation and wanted
ESSIC hosts 2nd Annual USM Environmental Summit to promote collaboration April 21, 2015 The 2nd Annual Environmental Summit, held April 17 by the University System of Maryland, brought together environmental professors and researchers from over the state to foster innovation
UMDConE May 21, 2015 Research Finds Land Use Decision-Making Remains Local http://t.co/D5BEFDrxlE via @bizfacilities 1 day ago from Twitter Web Client
UMD Office of Sustainability Announces 2015 University Sustainability Projects May 21, 2015 The Sustainability Fund allocates money for students, faculty and staff of the university to finance projects that will improve sustainability on campus.
Engineering Course in Social Philanthropy Seeds 'Green' Transformation for DC Elementary School May 20, 2015 Engineering students award $10K to FRESHFARM Markets for its FoodPrints Program
Expanding Magnets Have Potential to Energize the World May 20, 2015 A new class of magnets that swell in volume when placed in a magnetic field and generate negligible amounts of wasteful heat during energy harvesting, has been discovered by researchers at UMD
UMD Names Dr. Babak Hamidzadeh Interim Dean of Libraries May 20, 2015 In this role, Dr. Hamidzadeh will work to advance the UMD Libraries' reputation on the regional, national and international stage.
Study uses farm data to aid in slowing evolution of herbicide-resistant weeds May 22, 2015 Although researchers and industry personnel have made recommendations to slow the evolution of herbicide-resistant weeds, an understanding of the patterns and causes of the resistance has been
Estuaries protect Dungeness crabs from deadly parasites May 22, 2015 Parasitic worms can pose a serious threat to the Dungeness crab, a commercially important fishery species found along the west coast of North America. The worms are thought to have caused or