Saturday, December 3, 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

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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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Featured Council Members

Donald Milton


Dr. Milton leads multidisciplinary investigations of the health effects of bioaerosols with three major themes: 1) the relationship of asthma onset and exacerbation to exposure to allergens and microbial products, 2) investigation and prevention of airborne infection transmission, and 3) exhaled breath analysis. His asthma research includes studies of occupational asthma and the impact of ambient bioaerosols on asthma exacerbation, especially the impact of low level, early life endotoxin exposure on the risk of childhood allergy and asthma. His research on mechanisms and prevention of airborne infection transmission includes productivity effects of rhinovirus colds in office workers and asthmatic children, mathematical models, and laboratory and epidemiological studies of control methods for influenza and agents of biological warfare and terrorism.

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UMDConE October 07, 2016 Food security report wins USDA award | UCAR - University Corporation for Atmospheric Research https://t.co/8cCHS3zShW via @AddThis 57 days ago from Twitter Web Client
UMDConE October 06, 2016 Do We Need to Care for Climate Change? https://t.co/zOP92K7PQd 58 days ago from Twitter Web Client
UMDConE October 06, 2016 UMD “PALS” Program Launches Partnership with Annapolis & Anne Arundel County https://t.co/l01ryyEVSh 58 days ago from Twitter Web Client
UMD Model Offers New Perspective on How Pluto’s “Icy Heart” Came to Be December 01, 2016 New UMD-led study suggests heart's location and Charon's existence led to heart's formation
UMD Researchers Crack the Code of a Deadly Virus November 28, 2016 Discovery could help the fight against HIV, Zika and other viruses
UMD Biological Sciences Senior Aaron Solomon Named Marshall Scholar November 28, 2016 The highly prestigious Marshall Scholarship will allow Solomon to pursue graduate study at any university in the United Kingdom.
UMD Receives $3M NSF Grant to Train Graduate Students in Network Biology November 22, 2016 Grant will help life sciences grad students learn physical & computer science tools for transforming massive amounts of raw data into information for new biological insights.
Climate change will drive stronger, smaller storms in U.S., new modeling approach forecasts December 01, 2016 The effects of climate change will likely cause smaller but stronger storms in the United States, according to a new framework for modeling storm behavior. Though storm intensity is expected to…
Large-scale changes in insect species inhabiting streams and rivers December 01, 2016 The frequencies of occurrence of hundreds of insect species inhabiting streams have been altered relative to the conditions that existed prior to wide spread pollution and habitat alteration,…