Sunday, February 1, 2015

  • Climate and Energy Workshop
  • An Environmental Knight visits UMD
  • Reclaim the Bay Challenge
  • Dean Robert Orr, School of Public Policy
  • 2014 Council on the Environment Junior Faculty Winner
  • UMD Scientist Speaks on Air Quality
  • SESYNC Undergraduate Summer 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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Sea Change: 2015-2025 Decadal Survey of Ocean Sciences January 23, 2015   From monitoring coastal sea level rise to exploring subseafloor microbial communities, there has been a remarkable surge in understanding the ocean and its processes. This report…
SESYNC Undergraduate Opportunity January 14, 2015 Wednesday, 14 January 2015 SESYNC Summer Internship Program 2015 Opportunity landing page:…
UMDConE January 30, 2015 @sesync Tues Seminar: Globalization of Water & Food through Trade & International Investments in Agriculture; 12:30pm @UMDResearch 1 day ago from Twitter Web Client
UMDConE January 30, 2015 The ISS will soon be able to measure forest density from space http://t.co/18EHsp7Qwg via @SmithsonianMag 1 day ago from Twitter Web Client
UMDConE January 28, 2015 UMD Researcher Shows China’s Economic Growth Diminishing its Water Supply | UMD Right Now :: University of Maryland: http://t.co/OcRQAPM5C9 3 days ago from Twitter Web Client
Maryland Students Targeted for UMD-hosted Mobile Health Competition January 30, 2015 Maryland high school and college students have the opportunity to create innovative solutions to healthcare challenges through a competition organized by UMD. 
Teaming Up on a "Catchy" New Football Product January 29, 2015 Making a great catch requires exceptional timing, skill, strength, hand-eye coordination and…sticky gloves. Thanks to UMD students and alumni, football players at all levels now have a new…
UMD Professor Pioneers Mental Health Treatment in Middle East January 28, 2015 Professor’s methods proven effective across the U.S. can be replicated in low-resource, high-risk areas to alleviate depression worldwide
Raising Healthy, Successful Children January 28, 2015 In a new briefing paper analyzing recent U.S. Census Bureau data, UMD professor of family science shows parenting practices matter in the long-term emotional and cognitive health of children. 
NASA launches groundbreaking Soil Moisture Active Passive (SMAP) observatory January 31, 2015 NASA successfully launched its first Earth satellite designed to collect global observations of the vital soil moisture hidden just beneath our feet. The Soil Moisture Active Passive (SMAP)…
Hydrogen production in extreme bacterium January 31, 2015 Scientists have discovered a bacterium that can produce hydrogen, an element that one day could lessen the world’s dependence on oil.