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
Sustainability Fund Applications 2014-2015 : New Deadlines July 24, 2014 Thursday, 24 July 2014 The University Sustainability Fund, supported by an undergraduate student fee, has been very successful in furthering campus sustainability projects. In May 2014,
EPA Funding Opportunity - Systems-Based Strategies to Improve The Nation’s Ability to Plan And Respond to Water Scarcity and Drought Due to Climate Change July 16, 2014 Wednesday, 16 July 2014 Synopsis of Program: The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is seeking applications that take a systems view to investigate how drought (seasonal and
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Hubble Finds Three Surprisingly Dry Exoplanets July 24, 2014 Astronomers using NASA's Hubble Space Telescope have gone looking for water vapor in the atmospheres of three planets orbiting stars similar to the sun — and have come up nearly dry.
Creating Optical Cables Out of Thin Air July 22, 2014 Physics Professor Howard Milchberg created "air waveguides" to enhance light signals collected from distant sources.
UMD Center Receives $3+ Million from NIH to Bolster National Drug Surveillance System July 17, 2014 Data from new system will inform rapid and effective public health responses.
Bird Watching in the 21st Century July 17, 2014 Birdsnap—a new app developed with the help of a UMD computer scientist—can identify birds from photos, using methods borrowed from facial recognition software.
Eco-pottery product from water treatment sludge July 23, 2014 Sludge obtained from water treatment plants were studied as suitable materials to be used in the pottery industry to make suitable pottery products.
Vasculature of the hive: How honey bees stay cool July 23, 2014 Honey bees, especially the young, are highly sensitive to temperature and to protect developing bees, adults work together to maintain temperatures within a narrow range. New research also