Thursday, January 29, 2015

  • An Environmental Knight visits UMD
  • Reclaim the Bay Challenge
  • The Mountaintop Witness
  • Dean Robert Orr, School of Public Policy
  • 2014 Council on the Environment Junior Faculty Winner
  • UMD Scientist Speaks on Air Quality
  • SESYNC Undergraduate Summer Opportunities
  • www.bahaichair.umd.edu
  • Busalacchi discusses severe weather and global warming on News Channel 8

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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

Sheryl Ehrman


Dr. Ehrman joined the faculty of the Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering Department in 1998. Dr. Ehrman has developed a research program focusing on gas-phase synthesis routes to micro and nanostructured materials for energy, microelectronics and biotechnology applications, interactions between nanoparticles and biological systems, and the formation, characterization and minimization of air pollutants.

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Sea Change: 2015-2025 Decadal Survey of Ocean Sciences January 23, 2015   From monitoring coastal sea level rise to exploring subseafloor microbial communities, there has been a remarkable surge in understanding the ocean and its processes. This report…
SESYNC Undergraduate Opportunity January 14, 2015 Wednesday, 14 January 2015 SESYNC Summer Internship Program 2015 Opportunity landing page:…
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UMDConE January 20, 2015 Jan 23 from 3-5pm @TheWilsonCenter The Year ahead in Environment & Energy @NewSecurityBeat #SEJ. There will be a live webcast 9 days ago from Twitter Web Client
Teaming Up on a "Catchy" New Football Product January 29, 2015 Making a great catch requires exceptional timing, skill, strength, hand-eye coordination and…sticky gloves. Thanks to UMD students and alumni, football players at all levels now have a new…
UMD Professor Pioneers Mental Health Treatment in Middle East January 28, 2015 Professor’s methods proven effective across the U.S. can be replicated in low-resource, high-risk areas to alleviate depression worldwide
Raising Healthy, Successful Children January 28, 2015 In a new briefing paper analyzing recent U.S. Census Bureau data, UMD professor of family science shows parenting practices matter in the long-term emotional and cognitive health of children. 
UMD Researcher Shows China’s Economic Growth Diminishing its Water Supply January 27, 2015 UMD Professor of Geographical Sciences and a team of international researchers have published new findings outlining the alarming future of China’s water supply, as the country’s booming…
New technique for growing high-efficiency perovskite solar cells January 29, 2015 Researchers have revealed a new solution-based hot-casting technique that allows growth of highly efficient and reproducible solar cells from large-area perovskite crystals. The researchers…
Global warming won't mean more storms: Big storms to get bigger, small storms to shrink, experts predict January 29, 2015 Atmospheric physicists predict that global warming will not lead to an overall increasingly stormy atmosphere, a topic debated by scientists for decades. Instead, strong storms will become…