Wednesday, May 4, 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

George Hurtt


Professor Hurtt received his Ph.D from Princeton University in 1997. From 1998-2010, Dr. Hurtt worked at the University of New Hampshire in the Institute for the Study of Earth Oceans and Space and Department of Natural Resources, finally becoming Chair of the Natural Resources and Earth System Science Ph.D. Program, UNH's largest doctoral program, and Director the Complex Systems Research Center, UNH's main center focused on Earth System Science. In 2010, Dr. Hurtt joined the University of Maryland Department of Geography as Professor & Research Director, and in 2011 he was named Associate Director of the Joint Global Change Research Institute. In 2012, he became Associate Director of Research Innovations at the National Socio-Environmental Synthesis Center (SESYNC). Dr. Hurtt is involved in multiple collaborative research projects including the North American Carbon Program, NASA’s Vegetation Structure Working Group, NASA’s Carbon Monitoring System, and DOE’s Integrated Earth S

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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…
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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. 
UMD Hosts Climate Action Forum, Welcomes Tim Wirth, the First-Ever Under Secretary of State for Global Affairs May 02, 2016 Public conference in support of the objectives of the Climate Action 2016 Summit assembles leaders to move from commitment to action. 
New evidence connects dung beetle evolution to dinosaurs May 04, 2016 Researchers have found an evolutionary connection between dinosaurs and dung beetles. Scientists uncovered the first molecular evidence indicating that dung beetles evolved in association with…
The contented shall inherit the Earth: The glum? Not so much May 04, 2016 The survival of the fittest might just be the survival of the steadfast instead. Researchers say having a positive attitude is advantageous in a computational model that simulates evolution.