Friday, May 27, 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

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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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…
CDC-RFA-EH16-1603 Building Public Health Capacity for Drought Response April 08, 2016 Friday, 8 April 2016   Department of Health and Human Services Centers for Disease Control - NCEH Deadline: June 9,…
UMDConE May 26, 2016 We're giving away an Oculus Rift to spur innovation. One #UMDinnovates contributor will win. https://t.co/zHSugS2laH 16 hours ago from Twitter Web Client
UMDConE May 19, 2016 UMD Launches Pioneering New Resource to Support $550M Research Enterprise | Office of Technology Commercialization https://t.co/WzhPP2yiGC 7 days ago from Twitter Web Client
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UMD Study Finds Parental Perceptions of Neighborhood Environments Affect Children's Active Play May 26, 2016 Study finds parental perceptions of the neighborhood environment are linked to how physically active their children are on a daily basis.
UMD, The Phillips Collection Present Summer 2016 "Intersections" Project by Bettina Pousttchi May 25, 2016 This summer, UMD and The Phillips Collection will present their next installment of the Intersections exhibition series that highlights contemporary art and artists in conversation with the…
Statement on Courtyards Incident on May 21, 2016 May 21, 2016 This statement is in response to an incident that occurred on Saturday, May 21, 2016 at The Courtyards at the University of Maryland.
ACA Coverage for Young Adults Eases Financial Burden Related to Behavioral Health May 20, 2016 A new UMD study is first to show the financial impact of the Affordable Care Act on young adults who access mental health and substance abuse treatment.
Evidence of ice age at Martian north pole May 26, 2016 Using radar data scientists found evidence of an ice age recorded in the polar deposits of Mars. Ice ages on Mars are driven by processes similar to those responsible for ice ages on Earth,…
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