Thursday, May 5, 2016

  • Busalacchi elected NAE Member
  • UMD School of Public Health Receives $10M
  • Climate Action Summit May 5-6, 2016
  • Former VP to speak at UMD on Future of Climate Action
  • Waters Edge wins National Academy of Sciences Award
  • Tipping the Balance
  • 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

Eric Wachsman


Eric Wachsman is the University of Maryland Energy Research Center's first director. Wachsman spearheaded the creation of the Florida Institute for Sustainable Energy at the University of Florida in Gainesville, Fla. He received a Ph.D. in materials science and engineering from Stanford University and a B.S. in chemical engineering from the University of California at Berkeley. Prior to coming to the University of Florida, Wachsman rose through the ranks from post-doctorate to senior scientist at SRI International. Wachsman has focused his career on developing advanced, efficient, energy conversion devices and technologies. His research is on ionic transport in solids and the heterogeneous electrocatalysis at their surface. This research includes the development of solid oxide fuel cells, gas separation membranes, solid-state gas sensors, the electrocatalytic conversion of CH4, and the post-combustion reduction of NOx using advanced ion conducting materials.

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EPA FY 2016 and FY 2017 Source Reduction Assistance Grant Program April 08, 2016 Friday, 8 April 2016 Estimated Total Program Funding: $2,200,000 Award Ceiling: $260,000 Award…
CDC-RFA-EH16-1603 Building Public Health Capacity for Drought Response April 08, 2016 Friday, 8 April 2016   Department of Health and Human Services Centers for Disease Control - NCEH Deadline: June 9,…
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UMDConE May 04, 2016 RT @KA_Nicholas: "Small things done well enable bigger things" towards #climateaction, says @MartinOMalley https://t.co/nyTZTYZFuG 1 day ago from Twitter for iPhone
University of Maryland & The Phillips Collection Announce 2016-2017 Postdoctoral Fellows May 05, 2016 Fellowships allow recipients to work with The Phillips’s modern and contemporary art collection and the university’s art history and virtual technologies leadership programs.
UMD Climbs in Times Higher Education's World Reputation Rankings May 04, 2016 This year, UMD climbed to the #51-60 range, up from the #91-100 range in 2015. 
University of Maryland & City of College Park Launch Bike Share Program May 04, 2016 In partnership with Zagster, mBike allows students, faculty, staff and community members to conveniently travel around campus and the City of College Park.
University of Maryland, College Park & University of Maryland, Baltimore to Celebrate Opening of SAFE Center in College Park May 04, 2016 Support, Advocacy, Freedom and Empowerment Center to provide services to adult and child survivors of sex and labor trafficking. 
Six new fossil species form 'snapshot' of primates stressed by ancient climate change May 05, 2016 Researchers have unearthed a "mother lode" of a half-dozen fossil primate species in southern China.These primates eked out an existence just after the Eocene-Oligocene transition, when drastic…
Tsunami risk: World's shallowest slow-motion earthquakes detected offshore of New Zealand May 05, 2016 New research indicates that slow-motion earthquakes or 'slow-slip events' can rupture the shallow portion of a fault that also moves in large, tsunami-generating earthquakes. The finding has…