Thursday, June 30, 2016

  • Busalacchi elected NAE Member
  • UMD School of Public Health Receives $10M
  • Climate Action Summit May 5-6, 2016
  • Former VP to speak at UMD on Future of Climate Action
  • Waters Edge wins National Academy of Sciences Award
  • Tipping the Balance
  • SESYNC Undergraduate Summer Opportunities
  • UMD Rises in Rankings
  • Smart and Sustainable Campuses Conference

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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...


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Featured Council Members

Donald Milton


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.

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EPA FY 2016 and FY 2017 Source Reduction Assistance Grant Program April 08, 2016 Friday, 8 April 2016 Estimated Total Program Funding: $2,200,000 Award Ceiling: $260,000 Award…
CDC-RFA-EH16-1603 Building Public Health Capacity for Drought Response April 08, 2016 Friday, 8 April 2016   Department of Health and Human Services Centers for Disease Control - NCEH Deadline: June 9,…
UMDConE May 26, 2016 We're giving away an Oculus Rift to spur innovation. One #UMDinnovates contributor will win. https://t.co/zHSugS2laH 34 days ago from Twitter Web Client
UMDConE May 19, 2016 UMD Launches Pioneering New Resource to Support $550M Research Enterprise | Office of Technology Commercialization https://t.co/WzhPP2yiGC 41 days ago from Twitter Web Client
UMDConE May 19, 2016 RT @UMDResearch: #UMD Hosts Successful Climate Action 2016 Forum on Campus@SustainableUMD @UMDPublicPolicy https://t.co/J2YRfVuV4D 41 days ago from Twitter Web Client
UMD Researchers Demonstrate Effectiveness of New Lidar Technology in Forest Mapping June 23, 2016 A team of scientists from UMD shows that 3D forest structure and topography can be measured rapidly and accurately over large areas using an innovative laser technology.
Dormant Black Hole Eats Star, Becomes X-Ray Beacon June 22, 2016 UMD astronomers catch x-rays released by black hole as it swallows a star.
Fifteen UMD Students Receive Critical Language Scholarships to Pursue Studies Around the World June 17, 2016 Students will travel to China, India, Indonesia, Jordan, Morocco, Oman, South Korea and Tajikistan for intensive language study during summer 2016.
Falling Fish Catches Could Mean Malnutrition in the Developing World June 17, 2016 A shift in management practices could save millions of fish-dependent poor from malnutrition, according to new research supported by the National Socio-Environmental Synthesis Center (SESYNC)…
El Niño could drive intense season for Amazon fires June 29, 2016 The long-lasting effects of El Niño are projected to cause an intense fire season in the Amazon, according to the 2016 seasonal forecast from experts.
As sea level rises, Hudson River wetlands may expand June 29, 2016 In the face of climate change impact and inevitable sea level rise, scientists studying New York's Hudson River estuary have forecast new tidal wetlands, comprising perhaps 33 percent more…