Wednesday, October 22, 2014

  • An Environmental Knight visits UMD
  • 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
  • www.bahaichair.umd.edu
  • Busalacchi discusses severe weather and global warming on News Channel 8

Upcoming Events


Wed Oct 22 - All Day Event

MPACT: Disaster Resilience
   

Wed Oct 22 @10:30AM - 12:00PM

Workshop on Society and the Environment: John Steinbruner
   

Wed Oct 22 @04:00PM - 05:00PM

ENST Seminar: Incorporating Climate Information in Water Resources Decision-making
   

Thu Oct 23 @12:00PM - 01:30PM

CISSM Forum: "EU Energy Security in Times of Turmoil"
   

Thu Oct 23 @03:30PM - 05:00PM

AOSC Seminar: Slip Slidin' Away: Glaciers and Ice Sheets in a changing climate
   

Fri Oct 24 - All Day Event

Interdisciplinary Conference: Knowing Nature
   

Fri Oct 24 @03:00PM - 04:00PM

Geology Colloquium:
   

Sat Oct 25 - All Day Event

Interdisciplinary Conference: Knowing Nature
   

Mon Oct 27 @12:00PM - 01:00PM

ESSIC Seminar: Recent advances in large-scale flood modeling and its applications
   

Wed Oct 29 @04:00PM - 05:00PM

ENST Seminar: Mitigating nitrous oxide emissions from intensively managed soils whilst sustaining crop productivity; developing solutions in Ireland
   

Fri Oct 31 @03:00PM - 04:00PM

Geology Colloquium:
   

Wed Nov 05 @10:30AM - 12:00PM

Analyzing the emergence of a complex swidden management system in the Toledo District, Belize
   

Wed Nov 05 @10:30AM - 12:00PM

Workshop on Society and the Environment: Sean Downey
   

Fri Nov 07 - All Day Event

Green Fellowship proposals due
   

Fri Nov 07 @03:00PM - 04:00PM

Geology Colloquium: Patterns, sources, and impacts of timing variations and trends in seasonal transitions across the coterminous U.S.
   

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

Eric Wachsman


Eric Wachsman is the University of Maryland Energy Research Center's first director. Wachsman spearheaded the creation of the Florida Institute for Sustainable Energy at the University of Florida in Gainesville, Fla. He received a Ph.D. in materials science and engineering from Stanford University and a B.S. in chemical engineering from the University of California at Berkeley. Prior to coming to the University of Florida, Wachsman rose through the ranks from post-doctorate to senior scientist at SRI International. Wachsman has focused his career on developing advanced, efficient, energy conversion devices and technologies. His research is on ionic transport in solids and the heterogeneous electrocatalysis at their surface. This research includes the development of solid oxide fuel cells, gas separation membranes, solid-state gas sensors, the electrocatalytic conversion of CH4, and the post-combustion reduction of NOx using advanced ion conducting materials.

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University Sustainability Culture Continues to Grow October 22, 2014 The University of Maryland's sustainability culture continues to grow according to the annual Campus Sustainability Progress Report recently released by the Office of Sustainability.
New Funding to Help UMD Improve STEM Teaching October 21, 2014 UM-CIRTL at UMD receives funding from the Great Lakes Higher Education Guaranty Corporation to support efforts to improve STEM graduation rates nationwide.
Gift Supports STEM Scholarships, Outreach Program October 20, 2014 UMD has received a five-year, $425,000 gift to support undergraduate student scholarships and an outreach program that encourages middle school students from underrepresented groups to explore…
Cheaper silicon means cheaper solar cells October 22, 2014 Researchers have pioneered a new approach to manufacturing solar cells that requires less silicon and can accommodate silicon with more impurities than is currently the standard. Those changes…
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