Wednesday, December 17, 2014

  • An Environmental Knight visits UMD
  • Reclaim the Bay Challenge
  • The Mountaintop Witness
  • Professor Nathan Hultman on CSPAN February 2, 2014
  • 2014 Council on the Environment Junior Faculty Winner
  • UMD Scientist Speaks on Air Quality
  • SESYNC Postdoc Opportunities
  • www.bahaichair.umd.edu
  • Busalacchi discusses severe weather and global warming on News Channel 8

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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

Sheryl Ehrman


Dr. Ehrman joined the faculty of the Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering Department in 1998. Dr. Ehrman has developed a research program focusing on gas-phase synthesis routes to micro and nanostructured materials for energy, microelectronics and biotechnology applications, interactions between nanoparticles and biological systems, and the formation, characterization and minimization of air pollutants.

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Gov. Martin O'Malley Orders Plan to Achieve 80 percent Greenhouse Gas Reduction by 2050 November 21, 2014   Gov. Martin O’Malley issued an executive order Wednesday to further the state’s efforts addressing climate change and set a plan to achieve an 80 percent reduction in greenhouse gas…
UMDConE December 15, 2014 Mentors for Summer Internship Program 2015 | SESYNC http://t.co/O5ImUQHLRl 2 days ago from Twitter for Websites
UMDConE December 11, 2014 Help U.S. Cope with Climate Change: Enter NASA-USGS Data App Challenge | NASA http://t.co/aD1O9ZfvxB 6 days ago from Twitter for Websites
UMDConE December 11, 2014 SESYNC Partners w/ USGS,USDA to Catalyze New Water–Food Systems Res in Support of White House Climate Data Initiative http://t.co/JVepLWlsBF 6 days ago from Twitter for Websites
Caret to Return to Maryland as USM Chancellor December 17, 2014 After a successful tenure as president of the five-campus University of Massachusetts system, Robert L. Caret will return to Maryland as chancellor of the University System of Maryland.
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New Research Method Predicts Success, Failure of D.C. Restaurants December 16, 2014 Using a database of 130,000 Yelp reviews of restaurants in Washington, D.C., researchers have identified a method that allows software to “read” the content of those reviews—and predict…
UMD Studies: To Boost Maryland Jobs, Target Job Hubs December 10, 2014 To stimulate economic development and job creation, state and local governments should target incentives to specific "employment centers" that have the greatest growth potential and regional…
Satellites measure increase of Sun's energy absorbed in the Arctic December 17, 2014 NASA satellite instruments have observed a marked increase in solar radiation absorbed in the Arctic since the year 2000 -- a trend that aligns with the steady decrease in Arctic sea ice during…
Satellite sees holiday lights brighten cities December 17, 2014 Even from space, holidays shine bright. With a new look at daily data scientists have identified how patterns in nighttime light intensity change during major holiday seasons -- Christmas and…