Tuesday, February 9, 2016

  • Busalacchi elected NAE Member
  • Food-Energy-Water Nexus Brown Bag
  • Climate Action Summit May 5-6, 2016
  • UMD Students attend COP in Paris 2015
  • Waters Edge wins National Academy of Sciences Award
  • ConE Chair Addresses House Subcommittees on Space and Environment
  • SESYNC Undergraduate Summer Opportunities
  • UMD Rises in Rankings
  • Smart and Sustainable Campuses Conference

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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

Russell Brinsfield


Dr. Brinsfield has been conducting research on the effects of best management practices on nutrient transport from various agricultural cropping systems since 1984. He has been the director of the Wye Research and Education Center since 1982 and has served as executive director of the Harry R. Hughes Center for Agro-Ecology, Inc. since 1999. In addition, he is a co-founder of the Eastern Shore Land Conservancy which works with private land owners to preserve farms, forest and other unique natural areas for future generations. Since 1990, the Conservancy has preserved over 40,000 acres on Maryland's Mid-Eastern Shore. Dr. Brinsfield has co-authored over 100 publications, presentations and reports including the Journal of Soil and Water Conservation national award in 1999 for best journal article of the year.

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PhD Student Colin Miller Awarded Green Fellowship For Collaborative Research On The Environment January 19, 2016 Mechanical Engineering PhD student Colin Miller, advised by Professor Michael Gollnerin Fire Protection Engineering and Geographical Sciences PhD student Kristofer Laskowere recently…
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UMDConE January 28, 2016 New Study Cross-Links Pollution Extremes to Race & Socio-Economic Status https://t.co/X7KpdUY3FB 12 days ago from Twitter Web Client
UMDConE January 27, 2016 Energy Department Announces 16 Collegiate Teams to Compete in Solar Decathlon 2017 https://t.co/hPw6bkyT6U via @energy 13 days ago from Twitter Web Client
UMDConE January 21, 2016 Two UMD Professors Named 2016-2017 Jefferson Science Fellows https://t.co/HnYmKUISDN 19 days ago from Twitter Web Client
UMD Names Susan J. Dwyer Executive Director of the Honors College February 09, 2016 Dr. Dwyer will oversee all aspects of the Honors College, including establishing expectations for intellectual engagement, overseeing curricular and co-curricular activities, working with a…
University of Maryland Debuts "Maryland Dialogues on Diversity and Community" February 08, 2016 Series of events on issues of race, diversity and inclusion include conversation with acclaimed political, cultural, literary and hip-hop voice Kevin Powell.
Two UMD Professors Elected to National Academy of Engineering February 08, 2016 Today’s announcement brings the total number of active UMD faculty members in the NAE to 25. 
UMD Study Concludes Iranians Strongly Support Rouhani & Growing International Engagement February 05, 2016 Study also finds Iranians retain negative and wary stance toward the U.S.
Mysterious Menominee crack is unusual geological pop-up feature February 09, 2016 Seismologists studying a massive crack in the ground that appeared north of Menominee, Michigan in 2010 now think they know what the unusual feature might be.
Carbon reductions won't hinder Chinese growth February 09, 2016 China's new efforts to price carbon could lower the country's carbon dioxide emissions significantly without impeding economic development over the next three decades, new research indicates.