Thursday, September 18, 2014

  • 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
  • UMD and NASA Goddard Open Joint Global Carbon Cycle Center
  • Busalacchi discusses severe weather and global warming on News Channel 8

Upcoming Events

Thu Sep 18 @01:00PM - 09:00PM

Health Across Borders: Migration, Disease, Medicine, and Public Health in a Global Age

Thu Sep 18 @03:30PM - 05:00PM

AOSC Seminar: Efficiency Space” – A Framework for Evaluating Joint Evaporation and Runoff Behavior

Fri Sep 19 @01:00PM - 09:00PM

Health Across Borders: Migration, Disease, Medicine, and Public Health in a Global Age

Fri Sep 19 @02:30PM -

Symposium on Social Networks and the Environment

Fri Sep 19 @03:00PM - 04:00PM

Geology Colloquium:

Tue Sep 23 @12:30PM - 01:30PM

Waters of Destiny: The Everglades & Flood Control in the Anthropocene

Wed Sep 24 @10:30AM - 12:00PM

Workshop on Society and the Environment: David Tindall

Wed Sep 24 @03:00PM - 04:30PM

The Partnership for Action Learning in Sustainability Inaugural Program Launch with The City of Frederick, Maryland

Thu Sep 25 @03:30PM - 05:00PM

AOSC Seminar:

Fri Sep 26 @03:00PM - 04:00PM

Geology Colloquium:

Mon Sep 29 - All Day Event

Surviving and Thriving: AIDS, Politics and Culture

Mon Sep 29 @12:00PM - 01:00PM

ESSIC Seminar: Global Carbon Budget: Role of lidar in measuring atmospheric CO2 to identify CO2 sources and sinks

Thu Oct 02 @12:15PM - 01:30PM

CISSM Forum: “Matching U.S. Military Capabilities to the Security Environment”

Thu Oct 02 @03:30PM - 05:00PM

AOSC Seminar: Dr. Gordon Hamilton

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

Geology Colloquium:

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

Anand Patwardhan

Anand Patwardhan was Professor in the Shailesh J Mehta School of Management at the Indian Institute of Technology-Bombay. Anand has a BTech (Electrical Engineering) from IIT-Bombay and a MS (Environmental Science & Engineering) and PhD (Engineering and Public Policy), both from Carnegie Mellon University. Anand’s research interests are in the area of environment – climate studies, focusing on mitigation and adaptation responses to climate change; including the diffusion and adoption of clean technology and broader issues of science, technology and innovation policy.

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