Friday, July 31, 2015

  • Stephanie Lansing receives ConE Jr Faculty Award
  • An Environmental Knight visits UMD
  • Urban Environmental Stewardship Conference
  • Dean Robert Orr, School of Public Policy
  • UMERC Sustainability Workshop
  • Environmental Justice and Health Lecture April 21
  • SESYNC Undergraduate Summer Opportunities
  • UMD Rises in Rankings
  • The Changing Climate and Health

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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

Anand Patwardhan


Anand Patwardhan was Professor in the Shailesh J Mehta School of Management at the Indian Institute of Technology-Bombay. Anand has a BTech (Electrical Engineering) from IIT-Bombay and a MS (Environmental Science & Engineering) and PhD (Engineering and Public Policy), both from Carnegie Mellon University. Anand’s research interests are in the area of environment – climate studies, focusing on mitigation and adaptation responses to climate change; including the diffusion and adoption of clean technology and broader issues of science, technology and innovation policy.

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