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...
Dr. Milton leads multidisciplinary investigations of the health effects of bioaerosols with three major themes: 1) the relationship of asthma onset and exacerbation to exposure to allergens and microbial products, 2) investigation and prevention of airborne infection transmission, and 3) exhaled breath analysis. His asthma research includes studies of occupational asthma and the impact of ambient bioaerosols on asthma exacerbation, especially the impact of low level, early life endotoxin exposure on the risk of childhood allergy and asthma. His research on mechanisms and prevention of airborne infection transmission includes productivity effects of rhinovirus colds in office workers and asthmatic children, mathematical models, and laboratory and epidemiological studies of control methods for influenza and agents of biological warfare and terrorism.
Call for Applications: PSE Graduate Student Research and Travel Grants March 07, 2014 Friday, 7 March 2014 The Program for Society and the Environment at the University of Maryland is inviting applications for graduate student research and travel grants. Students studying
UMD Students Help Revitalize Eastern Shore Community February 28, 2014 COLLEGE PARK, Md. – This semester, 58 graduate and undergraduate students from the University of Maryland's architecture program are closely collaborating with the residents of Salisbury,
UMDConE March 11, 2014 Next Wednesday: seminar on @UN_ClimateTalks & negotiation of a post-2020 #climate agreement http://t.co/HjFHeyITRi 12 hours ago from web
UMDConE March 11, 2014 Attend a seminar on agricultural adaptation to #climatechange this Friday, 3/14: http://t.co/YUmFRCx64j 12 hours ago from web
Breast Cancer Gene Protects Against Obesity, Diabetes March 11, 2014 The gene known to be associated with breast cancer susceptibility plays a critical role in the normal metabolic function of skeletal muscle, according to UMD researchers.
UMD Receives High Marks in 2015 Grad School Rankings March 11, 2014 UMD was highly ranked by U.S. News & World Report's 2015 Best Graduate Schools – with 19 programs and specialties ranked in the top 10, and 46 in the top 25.
Animals Key to Biodiversity of Over-Fertilized Prairies March 10, 2014 A comparative study of grasslands suggests there may be a way to counteract the human-made overdose of fertilizer that threatens to permanently alter the biodiversity of the world's native prairies.
UMD Recognized for Excellence, Value, Global Reputation March 07, 2014 The University of Maryland has been recognized twice this month for its excellence, value and global reputation, by Kiplinger's and Times Higher Education.
Ssolar policy pathways for U.S. states examined March 11, 2014 The Energy Department's National Renewable Energy Laboratory has published a report that aligns solar policy and market success with state demographics. By organizing the 48 contiguous states
Ocean food web is key in the global carbon cycle March 11, 2014 Nothing dies of old age in the ocean. Everything gets eaten and all that remains of anything is waste. But that waste is pure gold to an oceanographer. In a study of the ocean's role in the