Tuesday, January 27, 2015

  • An Environmental Knight visits UMD
  • Reclaim the Bay Challenge
  • The Mountaintop Witness
  • Dean Robert Orr, School of Public Policy
  • 2014 Council on the Environment Junior Faculty Winner
  • UMD Scientist Speaks on Air Quality
  • SESYNC Undergraduate Summer Opportunities
  • www.bahaichair.umd.edu
  • Busalacchi discusses severe weather and global warming on News Channel 8

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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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George Hurtt


Professor Hurtt received his Ph.D from Princeton University in 1997. From 1998-2010, Dr. Hurtt worked at the University of New Hampshire in the Institute for the Study of Earth Oceans and Space and Department of Natural Resources, finally becoming Chair of the Natural Resources and Earth System Science Ph.D. Program, UNH's largest doctoral program, and Director the Complex Systems Research Center, UNH's main center focused on Earth System Science. In 2010, Dr. Hurtt joined the University of Maryland Department of Geography as Professor & Research Director, and in 2011 he was named Associate Director of the Joint Global Change Research Institute. In 2012, he became Associate Director of Research Innovations at the National Socio-Environmental Synthesis Center (SESYNC). Dr. Hurtt is involved in multiple collaborative research projects including the North American Carbon Program, NASA’s Vegetation Structure Working Group, NASA’s Carbon Monitoring System, and DOE’s Integrated Earth S

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Sea Change: 2015-2025 Decadal Survey of Ocean Sciences January 23, 2015   From monitoring coastal sea level rise to exploring subseafloor microbial communities, there has been a remarkable surge in understanding the ocean and its processes. This report…
SESYNC Undergraduate Opportunity January 14, 2015 Wednesday, 14 January 2015 SESYNC Summer Internship Program 2015 Opportunity landing page:…
UMDConE January 21, 2015 RT @sesync: Meeting @SESYNC: Integrated Regional Model, #UMD PIs http://t.co/rGBpWdpicA @UMDConE @ma003 @nickmags13 @nelderini @margaretwal… 5 days ago from Twitter Web Client
UMDConE January 20, 2015 Jan 23 from 3-5pm @TheWilsonCenter The Year ahead in Environment & Energy @NewSecurityBeat #SEJ. There will be a live webcast 6 days ago from Twitter Web Client
UMDConE January 15, 2015 2015 Begins With CO2 Above 400 PPM Mark | Climate Central http://t.co/UjrmMSmVK0 via @sharethis 11 days ago from Twitter Web Client
President’s Proposed Tax Credit Designed by UMD Faculty January 23, 2015 UMD economists, Professors Melissa S. Kearney and Lesley J. Turner,  developed the second earner tax credit proposed by President Obama at Tuesday's State of the Union address.
Team Finds New Order in Exotic Superconductors January 22, 2015 UMD discovery may advance synthesis of materials that can superconduct at room temperature, which could transform smart power grids, advanced wireless communications, power-storage technologies…
Pilotless aircraft will play critical roles in precision agriculture January 26, 2015 A new article outlines many of the potential roles drones can play in university research, and the advantages they can offer in speed, cost and data collection.
Geothermal microbial reservoirs: Staircase fractures in microbialites and travertines January 26, 2015 Geologists have come up with a new model of the development of fractures showing a stairway trajectory, commonly occurring in finely laminated rock, such microbialites and travertines. These…