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...
Dr. Milton leads multidisciplinary investigations of the health effects of bioaerosols with three major themes: 1) the relationship of asthma onset and exacerbation to exposure to allergens and microbial products, 2) investigation and prevention of airborne infection transmission, and 3) exhaled breath analysis. His asthma research includes studies of occupational asthma and the impact of ambient bioaerosols on asthma exacerbation, especially the impact of low level, early life endotoxin exposure on the risk of childhood allergy and asthma. His research on mechanisms and prevention of airborne infection transmission includes productivity effects of rhinovirus colds in office workers and asthmatic children, mathematical models, and laboratory and epidemiological studies of control methods for influenza and agents of biological warfare and terrorism.
UNFCCC Delegates Return Energized December 02, 2013 The first-ever University of Maryland delegation to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, held this year from Nov. 11-22, returned from Warsaw, Poland, to share their
Data-Intensive Analysis & Modeling for Socio-Environmental Synthesis November 21, 2013 Thursday, 21 November 2013 The landscape of socio-environmental research is evolving. Understanding the factors and processes that influence the dynamics of coupled socio-environmental
UMDConE December 04, 2013 The Joint Global Change Research Institute will host a seminar on #watersecurity tomorrow, ft. Dr. David Groenfeldt: http://t.co/9jbN3RAcQU 1 day ago from web
UMDConE December 04, 2013 Tomorrow -- Impacts of Satellite Data Assimilation on Hurricane Forecasts AOSC seminar: http://t.co/mmgH78x5nJ @ESSICUMD @UMDResearch 1 day ago from web
New, All-Digital American Journalism Review Launches December 05, 2013 The American Journalism Review is back in an all-digital format. Published by UMD's Philip Merrill College of Journalism, the new student-driven AJR focuses on media innovation and entrepreneurship.
Human Activity, Forest Loss Threaten Closest Kin December 04, 2013 UMD professor takes part in groundbreaking study showing the already endangered bonobo species is under immediate threat of losing forest space due to human activity and growing human populations.
UMD Praised for Women in Engineering Program December 04, 2013 The Women in Engineering Program in UMD's Clark School of Engineering was featured on NerdScholar's list of programs that provide unique resources and opportunities for female engineers.
Subtle Signs of Water on Faraway Planets December 03, 2013 Using the powerful eye of NASA's Hubble Space Telescope, two University of Maryland-led teams of scientists have found faint signatures of water in the atmospheres of five distant planets.
An ecosystem-based approach to protect the deep sea from mining December 05, 2013 A new paper describes the expert-driven systematic conservation planning process applied to inform science-based recommendations to the International Seabed Authority for a system of deep-sea
Mother lemon sharks 'home' to their birthplace to give birth December 05, 2013 Research conducted in Bimini in The Bahamas spanning almost two decades shows that female lemon sharks that were born there returned 15 years later to give birth to their own young, confirming