Monday, September 26, 2016

  • UMD Rises in Rankings
  • UMD's Alcaniz publishes in Cambridge Press
  • UNFCCC COP-22
  • UMD School of Public Health Receives $10M
  • Sacoby Wilson, ConE Junior Faculty winner
  • Tipping the Balance
  • SESYNC Collaborative & Interdisciplinary Team-Based Research Projects
  • Busalacchi elected NAE member
  • UMD to compete in 2017

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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

Maureen Cropper


Maureen Cropper is a Distinguished University Professor of Economics at the University of Maryland, a Senior Fellow at Resources for the Future, and a former Lead Economist at the World Bank. Dr. Cropper has served as chair of the EPA Science Advisory Board Environmental Economics Advisory Committee and as president of the Association of Environmental and Resource Economists. She is a member of the National Academy of Sciences and a Research Associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research. Her research has focused on valuing environmental amenities (especially environmental health effects), on the discounting of future health benefits, and on the tradeoffs implicit in environmental regulations.

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UMDConE September 19, 2016 UMD Nationally Recognized for Campus Sustainability Efforts https://t.co/FtacdeQvN1 7 days ago from Twitter Web Client
UMDConE September 16, 2016 RT @UMDPublicHealth: Join us at 4: Sacoby Wilson receives @UMDConE award, talks #environmentaljustice & health! https://t.co/2iuAtGH7J6 htt… 10 days ago from Twitter for iPhone
UMDConE September 15, 2016 RT @Fisher_DanaR: Americans are Willing to Pay for a #Carbon regulations, but policymakers are likely not to follow #climate https://t.co/q… 11 days ago from Twitter for iPhone
UMD Capitol Hill Forum Addresses Health Disparities Research & Action for Equity September 23, 2016 UMD draws standing room-only crowd for Research on the Hill event on health equity
UMD Celebrates Homecoming Week 2016 September 23, 2016 Terps can reconnect with fellow alumni at Homecoming events, including service projects, networking opportunities, performances and celebrations
Following Launch of $75 Million Initiative Making UMD the Nation's First Do Good Campus, Terps Against Hunger to Celebrate One Million Meals Packed September 23, 2016 Congressman Chris Van Hollen to assist UMD community at Homecoming service event in packing nutritious meals for local children and families in need.
University of Maryland Launches Transformative Initiative to "Do Good" September 22, 2016 Nation’s first “Do Good campus” to drive social innovation and a mission of service.
Acidity in atmosphere minimized to preindustrial levels September 24, 2016 New research shows that human pollution of the atmosphere with acid is now almost back to the level that it was before the pollution started with industrialization in the 1930s. The results…
Greenland rising as ice melts September 23, 2016 A new study on the Greenland Ice Sheet provides valuable insight on climate change, using unique research methods to establish new estimates of ice loss for both modern and ancient times, says…