Tuesday, May 26, 2015

  • Stephanie Lansing receives ConE Jr Faculty Award
  • An Environmental Knight visits UMD
  • Urban Environmental Stewardship Conference
  • Dean Robert Orr, School of Public Policy
  • UMERC Sustainability Workshop
  • Environmental Justice and Health Lecture April 21
  • SESYNC Undergraduate Summer Opportunities
  • www.bahaichair.umd.edu
  • The Changing Climate and Health

Upcoming Events

Fri May 29 - All Day Event

Seed Grants Due

Wed Jun 10 @04:00PM - 05:30PM

Jr Faculty Award Lecture/Reception: Dr. Stephanie Lansing

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

Donald Milton

Dr. Milton leads multidisciplinary investigations of the health effects of bioaerosols with three major themes: 1) the relationship of asthma onset and exacerbation to exposure to allergens and microbial products, 2) investigation and prevention of airborne infection transmission, and 3) exhaled breath analysis. His asthma research includes studies of occupational asthma and the impact of ambient bioaerosols on asthma exacerbation, especially the impact of low level, early life endotoxin exposure on the risk of childhood allergy and asthma. His research on mechanisms and prevention of airborne infection transmission includes productivity effects of rhinovirus colds in office workers and asthmatic children, mathematical models, and laboratory and epidemiological studies of control methods for influenza and agents of biological warfare and terrorism.

Latest Information

ConE awards the Junior Faculty Award to Stephanie Lansing May 14, 2015 Dr. Stephanie Lansing first discovered her interest in anaerobic digestion during a Peace Corps mission in Belize as an environmental educator. She noticed the lack of sanitation and wanted…
ESSIC hosts 2nd Annual USM Environmental Summit to promote collaboration April 21, 2015 The 2nd Annual Environmental Summit, held April 17 by the University System of Maryland, brought together environmental professors and researchers from over the state to foster innovation…
UMDConE May 21, 2015 Read Research Roundup http://t.co/H4j1PwwHJe 5 days ago from Twitter Web Client
UMDConE May 21, 2015 Research Finds Land Use Decision-Making Remains Local http://t.co/D5BEFDrxlE via @bizfacilities 5 days ago from Twitter Web Client
UMDConE May 21, 2015 UMD Scientist Spearheads New U.S. Climate Indicators, Wins Scientific Award | UMD Right Now :: University of Maryland http://t.co/dVWMem5xz5 5 days ago from Twitter Web Client
Distinguished Soil Chemist Named Dean of the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources at the University of Maryland May 26, 2015 Dr. Craig Beyrouty will bring more than 35 years of teaching, research and extension experience to UMD. 
UMD Office of Sustainability Announces 2015 University Sustainability Projects May 21, 2015 The Sustainability Fund allocates money for students, faculty and staff of the university to finance projects that will improve sustainability on campus.
Engineering Course in Social Philanthropy Seeds 'Green' Transformation for DC Elementary School May 20, 2015 Engineering students award $10K to FRESHFARM Markets for its FoodPrints Program 
Expanding Magnets Have Potential to Energize the World May 20, 2015 A new class of magnets that swell in volume when placed in a magnetic field and generate negligible amounts of wasteful heat during energy harvesting, has been discovered by researchers at UMD…
Historian mapping out a new view of the Medieval world May 26, 2015 Maps show us the way and identify major landmarks – rivers, towns, roads and hills. For centuries, they also offered a perspective on how societies viewed themselves in comparison to the rest…
Changes in forest structure affect bees, other pollinators May 26, 2015 Over the past century, many forests have shifted from open to closed canopies. The change in forest structure could be contributing to declines in pollinator species, especially native bees,…