Friday, November 27, 2015

  • A Conversation with Robert Rubin
  • Food-Energy-Water Nexus Brown Bag
  • Powering the 21st Century: the Promise of Sustainable Energy
  • Stephanie Lansing receives ConE Jr Faculty Award
  • 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
  • The Changing Climate and Health

Upcoming Events

Wed Dec 02 @10:30AM - 12:00PM

Program for Society and the Environment Worshop

Wed Dec 02 @04:00PM -

Environmental Science and Technology Seminar

Thu Dec 03 @12:00PM - 01:15PM

U.S. Policy Options in Syria

Thu Dec 03 @03:00PM - 06:15PM

AOSC Departmental Seminar

Thu Dec 03 @04:30PM -

UMERC Transforming Energy Lecture

Fri Dec 04 @12:00PM -

Atmospheric Chemistry Brown Bag Talk

Fri Dec 04 @12:30PM - 02:00PM

Enhancing Participation in the US Global Change Research Program

Fri Dec 04 @03:00PM -

Department of Geology Colloquium

Mon Dec 07 @12:00PM - 01:00PM

Brown Bag on Food-Energy-Water Nexus

Tue Dec 08 @04:00PM -

The U.S. Economy Short and Long Term Outlook and Challenges: A Conversation with Robert Rubin

Wed Dec 09 @04:00PM -

Environmental Science and Technology Seminar

Thu Dec 10 @03:00PM - 06:15PM

AOSC Departmental Seminar

Fri Dec 11 @12:00PM -

Atmospheric Chemistry Brown Bag Talk

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

Gerrit Knaap

Gerrit Jan-Knaap is Professor of Urban Studies and Planning and Director of the National Center for Smart Growth Research and Education at the University of Maryland. Knaap earned his B.S. from Willamette University, his M.S. and Ph.D. from the University of Oregon, and received his post-doctoral training at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, all in economics. Knaap’s research interests include the economics and politics of land use planning, the efficacy of economic development instruments, and the impacts of environmental policy. On these subjects, Knaap has published over 50 articles in peer-refereed journals. He received the Chester Rapkin award for the best paper published in Volume 10 of the Journal of Planning Education and Research, with Greg Lindsey he received the 1998 best of ACSP award, and in 2006 he received the Outstanding Planner Award from the Maryland Chapter of the American Planning Association.

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UMD Faculty Helps Develop Method to Encourage Worldwide Wetlands Restoration November 24, 2015 New methodology to incentivize funding streams for coastal wetland restoration projects.
UMD Bioscience Day Brings Together Researchers, Venture Capitalists & Entrepreneurs November 24, 2015 Event offered researchers the opportunity to present their innovations and explain why they matter to the world.
UMD Study Explains Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Unintended Pregnancy November 23, 2015 Study provides evidence in support of culturally-tailored public health interventions targeted to groups of women that may be younger, unmarried, lower-income, less-educated, non-U.S. born, or…
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