Friday, September 30, 2016

  • UMD Rises in Rankings
  • UMD's Alcaniz publishes in Cambridge Press
  • UMD School of Public Health Receives $10M
  • Sacoby Wilson, ConE Junior Faculty winner
  • Tipping the Balance
  • SESYNC Collaborative & Interdisciplinary Team-Based Research Projects
  • Busalacchi elected NAE member
  • UMD to compete in 2017

Upcoming Events

Thu Oct 06 @03:30PM - 05:00PM

AOSC Seminar: Assessing the impact of the Anthropocene on atmospheric composition using remote sensing from aircraft and space based instrumentation

Wed Oct 12 @04:00PM - 05:00PM

Environmental Science & Technology Seminar: "Entrepreneurship, Environmentalism, and Empathy"

Wed Oct 19 @10:30AM - 12:00PM

PSE Workshop: Studying Climate Constituencies in the US: A Report from the Field

Thu Oct 20 @03:30PM - 05:00PM

AOSC Seminar: The zonally resolved atmospheric energy budget: a theory for regional precipitation change

Wed Oct 26 @04:00PM - 05:00PM

ENST Seminar: Assessing the long-term impacts of restoration on wetland soil microbial ecology and carbon biogeochemistry

Thu Oct 27 @03:30PM - 05:00PM

AOSC Seminar: The Thundery Summer of 2016

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...


Featured Council Members

George Hurtt

Professor Hurtt received his Ph.D from Princeton University in 1997. From 1998-2010, Dr. Hurtt worked at the University of New Hampshire in the Institute for the Study of Earth Oceans and Space and Department of Natural Resources, finally becoming Chair of the Natural Resources and Earth System Science Ph.D. Program, UNH's largest doctoral program, and Director the Complex Systems Research Center, UNH's main center focused on Earth System Science. In 2010, Dr. Hurtt joined the University of Maryland Department of Geography as Professor & Research Director, and in 2011 he was named Associate Director of the Joint Global Change Research Institute. In 2012, he became Associate Director of Research Innovations at the National Socio-Environmental Synthesis Center (SESYNC). Dr. Hurtt is involved in multiple collaborative research projects including the North American Carbon Program, NASA’s Vegetation Structure Working Group, NASA’s Carbon Monitoring System, and DOE’s Integrated Earth S

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UMD Researcher Awarded $1.8M to Develop Innovative Methods to Teach Foundational Math Skills September 30, 2016 College of Education professor receives $1.8 million federal grant to develop creative methods to teach children a key math concept.
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UMD Scientists Help Develop New Drought Early Warning Tool September 28, 2016 UMD’s Christopher Hain and colleagues played a key role in transitioning the product from the research to NOAA operations.
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