Saturday, March 28, 2015

  • The Changing Climate and Health
  • An Environmental Knight visits UMD
  • Urban Environmental Stewardship Conference
  • Dean Robert Orr, School of Public Policy
  • UMERC Sustainability Workshop
  • Smart and Sustainable Conference
  • SESYNC Undergraduate Summer Opportunities
  • Busalacchi discusses severe weather and global warming on News Channel 8

Upcoming Events

Mon Mar 30 @08:00AM -

Smart and Sustainable Campuses Conference

Tue Mar 31 @08:00AM -

Smart and Sustainable Campuses Conference

Wed Apr 01 @12:30PM - 01:30PM

SESYNC Seminar: The Biogeochemistry of Drought

Wed Apr 01 @03:00PM - 04:00PM

Transforming Energy Lecture: Advanced Vehicle Technologies - Challenges, Opportunities and Trends in Addressing Petroleum Dependency and Climate Change

Thu Apr 02 @12:00PM - 01:15PM

CISSM Forum/Development Circle | "Cyber Disruption: Private Problem and Public Policy Concern"

Tue Apr 07 @12:30PM - 01:30PM

SESYNC Seminar: Agent-Based Modeling of Land Use Change in Developing & Developed World Contexts

Thu Apr 09 @08:45AM - 05:00PM

Public Health Research Day: The Changing Climate and Health

Thu Apr 09 @12:00PM - 01:15PM

CISSM Forum/Development Circle | "No Safe Haven: Deporting Human Rights Violators, the Case of Yugoslavia"

Thu Apr 16 @12:00PM - 01:15PM

CISSM Forum/Development Circle | "Thieves of State: Why Corruption Threatens Global Security"

Fri Apr 17 @08:30AM - 05:00PM

University System of Maryland Environmental Summit

Fri Apr 17 @09:30AM - 05:00PM

Urban Environmental Stewardship Conference

Wed Apr 22 @09:00AM - 04:00PM

UMERC Sustainability Workshop: Engineering Grid Resiliency for a Changing Climate

Thu Apr 23 @12:00PM - 01:15PM

CISSM Forum/Development Circle | "From Fragility to Resilience"

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

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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