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...
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
UMD Students Help Revitalize Eastern Shore Community February 28, 2014 COLLEGE PARK, Md. – This semester, 58 graduate and undergraduate students from the University of Maryland's architecture program are closely collaborating with the residents of Salisbury,
University awarded sustainable Gold rating February 24, 2014 The Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education gave this university the second-highest ranking in the Sustainability Tracking,
UMDConE March 06, 2014 Brown bag event in D.C., 3/20: Navigational Developments and the Viability of Commercialized Shipping in the Arctic http://t.co/WVjbQOwtx1 9 hours ago from web
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Lockheed Martin, UMD Partner on Quantum Computing March 05, 2014 Lockheed Martin and UMD are partnering to develop an integrated quantum computing platform that has the potential to enhance fields ranging from drug discovery and communications to logistics.
Students Assist with Births in "Lamb Watch" Course March 05, 2014 A UMD course offered every spring semester popularly known as "Lamb Watch" teaches animal science students the pre- and post-natal care of ewes and lambs.
Study Links Abuser Arrests to Early Death in Victims March 04, 2014 Researchers found that domestic violence victims whose partners were arrested on misdemeanor charges were 64 percent more likely to have died early.
Most Children Unaware of Cigarette Warning Labels February 27, 2014 An international study of children’s perceptions of cigarette package warning labels found that the majority of children are unaware that they exist.
Europe may experience higher warming than global average March 06, 2014 The majority of Europe will experience higher warming than the global average if surface temperatures rise to 2 degrees C above pre-industrial levels, according to a new study.
Birds display lateralization bias when selecting flight paths March 06, 2014 Flocks of birds manage to navigate through difficult environments by individuals having predispositions to favor the left- or right-hand side. Researchers flew the budgerigars down a tunnel