Friday, October 21, 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

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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

Gerrit Knaap

Gerrit Jan-Knaap is Professor of Urban Studies and Planning and Director of the National Center for Smart Growth Research and Education at the University of Maryland. Knaap earned his B.S. from Willamette University, his M.S. and Ph.D. from the University of Oregon, and received his post-doctoral training at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, all in economics. Knaap’s research interests include the economics and politics of land use planning, the efficacy of economic development instruments, and the impacts of environmental policy. On these subjects, Knaap has published over 50 articles in peer-refereed journals. He received the Chester Rapkin award for the best paper published in Volume 10 of the Journal of Planning Education and Research, with Greg Lindsey he received the 1998 best of ACSP award, and in 2006 he received the Outstanding Planner Award from the Maryland Chapter of the American Planning Association.

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It's Not Your Ears, It's Your Brain October 18, 2016 UMD neuroscience research shows older adults’ brain processing contributes to diminished speech comprehension, even with normal hearing
University of Maryland and National Security Agency Partner to Support Future Cybersecurity Workforce October 18, 2016 Collaboration will give students opportunity to work directly with professionals in their field of study and offer internship and mentorship opportunities
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