Friday, May 22, 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
  • 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

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