Friday, October 24, 2014

  • An Environmental Knight visits UMD
  • Reclaim the Bay Challenge
  • The Mountaintop Witness
  • Professor Nathan Hultman on CSPAN February 2, 2014
  • 2014 Council on the Environment Junior Faculty Winner
  • UMD Scientist Speaks on Air Quality
  • SESYNC Postdoc Opportunities
  • Busalacchi discusses severe weather and global warming on News Channel 8

Upcoming Events

Fri Oct 24 - All Day Event

Interdisciplinary Conference: Knowing Nature

Fri Oct 24 @03:00PM - 04:00PM

Geology Colloquium:

Sat Oct 25 - All Day Event

Interdisciplinary Conference: Knowing Nature

Mon Oct 27 @12:00PM - 01:00PM

ESSIC Seminar: Recent advances in large-scale flood modeling and its applications

Wed Oct 29 @04:00PM - 05:00PM

ENST Seminar: Mitigating nitrous oxide emissions from intensively managed soils whilst sustaining crop productivity; developing solutions in Ireland

Fri Oct 31 @03:00PM - 04:00PM

Geology Colloquium:

Wed Nov 05 @10:30AM - 12:00PM

Workshop on Society and the Environment: Sean Downey

Wed Nov 05 @10:30AM - 12:00PM

Analyzing the emergence of a complex swidden management system in the Toledo District, Belize

Fri Nov 07 - All Day Event

Green Fellowship proposals due

Fri Nov 07 @03:00PM - 04:00PM

Geology Colloquium: Patterns, sources, and impacts of timing variations and trends in seasonal transitions across the coterminous U.S.

Wed Nov 12 @04:00PM - 05:00PM

ENST Seminar: Sediment denitrification in Chesapeake Bay environments: bottom sediments, natural and created wetlands and bivalve communities

Fri Nov 14 @03:00PM - 04:00PM

Geology Colloquium:

Mon Nov 17 - All Day Event

Second International Ocean Research Conference: One Planet, One Ocean

Tue Nov 18 @03:00PM - 04:00PM

ConE Meeting

Wed Nov 19 @10:30AM - 12:00PM

Workshop on Society and the Environment: David Ribes

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...


Featured Council Members

Maureen Cropper

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.

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UMD Statement on Viral Meningitis October 23, 2014 Statement from Dr. David McBride, Director of the University of Maryland Health Center.
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UMD Researchers Formulate Cyber Protection for Supply Chains October 22, 2014 UMD researchers have developed an online portal to help companies track developing threats, map their IT supply chains, and anonymously measure themselves against industry peers and NIST standards.
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