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...
Maureen Cropper is a Distinguished University Professor of Economics at the University of Maryland, a Senior Fellow at Resources for the Future, and a former Lead Economist at the World Bank. Dr. Cropper has served as chair of the EPA Science Advisory Board Environmental Economics Advisory Committee and as president of the Association of Environmental and Resource Economists. She is a member of the National Academy of Sciences and a Research Associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research. Her research has focused on valuing environmental amenities (especially environmental health effects), on the discounting of future health benefits, and on the tradeoffs implicit in environmental regulations.
UNFCCC Delegates Return Energized December 02, 2013 The first-ever University of Maryland delegation to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, held this year from Nov. 11-22, returned from Warsaw, Poland, to share their
Data-Intensive Analysis & Modeling for Socio-Environmental Synthesis November 21, 2013 Thursday, 21 November 2013 The landscape of socio-environmental research is evolving. Understanding the factors and processes that influence the dynamics of coupled socio-environmental
UMDConE December 11, 2013 Screening of "Shored Up: A Documentary About Coastal Communities and Sea Level Rise" and Q&A w/ the producer TODAY: http://t.co/GCO9xZxCwe 1 day ago from web
UMDConE December 06, 2013 .@sesync seeks research collaborators to mentor postdoctoral fellows & co-develop research projects: http://t.co/rhdSH4EqSM @UMDResearch 5 days ago from web
Longer Maternity Leave Lowers Risk of Postpartum Depression December 12, 2013 The more leave time from work that a woman takes after giving birth, the better protected she will be from experiencing post-partum depression, according to a UMD-led study.
Loh Visits China for Confucius Institute Meetings December 11, 2013 UMD President Wallace Loh has committed to a new level of excellence for the United States’ first Confucius Institute (CI).
UMD Experts to Expand IT for Public Health in Montgomery County, Md. December 11, 2013 Experts from UMD are partnering with Montgomery County, Md., to explore how public health and clinical care programs can most effectively collaborate through information technology systems.
UMD Maintains Spot on Kiplinger's Top 10 Best Values December 11, 2013 For the sixth consecutive year, the University of Maryland has ranked in the top 10 in Kiplinger’s Personal Finance’s annual ranking of the Best Values in Public Colleges.
New results from inside the ozone hole December 11, 2013 Scientists have revealed the inner workings of the ozone hole that forms annually over Antarctica and found that declining chlorine in the stratosphere has not yet caused a recovery of the ozone hole.
A new material for solar panels could make them cheaper, more efficient December 11, 2013 A unique solar panel design made with a new ceramic material points the way to potentially providing sustainable power cheaper, more efficiently, and requiring less manufacturing time. It also