Thursday, August 28, 2014

  • www.bahaichair.umd.edu
  • Reclaim the Bay Challenge
  • The Mountaintop Witness
  • Professor Nathan Hultman on CSPAN February 2, 2014
  • 2014 Council on the Environment Junior Faculty Winner
  • UMD Scientist Speaks on Air Quality
  • SESYNC Postdoc Opportunities
  • UMD and NASA Goddard Open Joint Global Carbon Cycle Center
  • Busalacchi discusses severe weather and global warming on News Channel 8

Upcoming Events


Thu Aug 28 @06:30PM - 07:30PM

Café Scientifique: Dr. Mary Collins
   

Fri Aug 29 @03:00PM - 05:00PM

Towards more accurate forecasts of wildfire behavior: Contributions of data assimilation and fire-atmosphere modeling
   

Fri Sep 05 @09:00AM - 05:00PM

Mid-Maryland Mission of Mercy (MOM) & Health Equity Festival
   

Sat Sep 06 @09:00AM - 05:00PM

Mid-Maryland Mission of Mercy (MOM) & Health Equity Festival
   

Tue Sep 09 - All Day Event

2014 Crop Insurance Industry Workshop
   

Tue Sep 09 @12:30PM - 01:30PM

Overview of Environmental Philosophy & Ethics
   

Wed Sep 10 @10:30AM - 12:00PM

Workshop for Society and the Environment: Philip Leifeld
   

Wed Sep 10 @10:30AM - 12:00PM

A Conversation about Transboundary Water Politics in Europe
   

Tue Sep 16 @12:30PM - 01:30PM

Crisis in the Sahel: Building Evidence-Based Policies
   

Thu Sep 18 @01:00PM - 09:00PM

Health Across Borders: Migration, Disease, Medicine, and Public Health in a Global Age
   

Fri Sep 19 @01:00PM - 09:00PM

Health Across Borders: Migration, Disease, Medicine, and Public Health in a Global Age
   

Fri Sep 19 @02:30PM -

Symposium on Social Networks and the Environment
   

Tue Sep 23 @12:30PM - 01:30PM

Waters of Destiny: The Everglades & Flood Control in the Anthropocene
   

Wed Sep 24 @10:30AM - 12:00PM

Workshop on Society and the Environment: David Tindall
   

Wed Sep 24 @10:30AM - 12:00PM

Structural Location Within An Environmental Organizational Field and Individual Concern About Climate Change
   

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

James A. Carton


Dr. Carton’s current research interests focus on interannual to decadal climate variability. In particular he has done a number of studies focused on the tropical Atlantic sector. He is also actively pursuing data assimilation methodologies to combine historical observations of ocean circulation with knowledge of the equations of motion to better represent past changes in the heat, mass, and freshwater of the oceans.

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