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. Margaret Palmer is Director of the National Socio‐Environmental Synthesis Center, an NSF and University of Maryland supported research center dedicated to creating synthetic, actionable science related to the structure, functioning, and sustainability of socio-environmental systems. In addition, as a Professor at the University of Maryland in the Department of Entomology and at the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science (UMCES), she oversees a large research group focused on watershed science and restoration ecology. Having worked on streams, rivers, and estuaries for over 27 years and leading scientific projects at national and international levels, she has more than 150 scientific publications and multiple ongoing collaborative research grants. She is past Director of the Chesapeake Biological Laboratory, serves as an editor for the journal Restoration Ecology and co‐authored the book The Foundations of Restoration Ecology.
UMD Public Health Study to Inform MD Decision on “Fracking” August 19, 2014 College Park, Md. – The Maryland Department of Environment and Department of Health and Mental Hygiene released on August 18, 2014, a report by the University of Maryland School of Public
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High-Ranking United Nations Official Returns to Academia as New Dean of UMD's School of Public Policy August 27, 2014 The University of Maryland today announced the appointment of Robert Orr, Ph.D., as the incoming Dean of the School of Public Policy.
UMD and Catholic Charities Join Forces to Deliver $1 Million in Free Dental Care August 26, 2014 The University of Maryland Terrapins' basketball court will transform into a mobile dental clinic with 100 dental chairs to provide $1 million of free dental care to 1,000 underserved,
UMD Maintains 13th Place among Greenest Universities August 21, 2014 The eighth annual ranking of America's greenest universities once again placed UMD among the leaders in nationwide campus sustainability.
UMD Study to Inform Maryland Decision on "Fracking" August 19, 2014 The Maryland Department of Environment and Department of Health and Mental Hygiene released a report by UMD's School of Public Health, which assesses the potential public health effects of fracking.
Nanodiamonds are forever: Did comet collision leave layer of nanodiamonds across Earth? August 27, 2014 A comet collision with Earth caused abrupt environmental stress and degradation that contributed to the extinction of most large animal species then inhabiting the Americas, a group of
Water 'thermostat' could help engineer drought-resistant crops August 27, 2014 A gene that could help engineer drought-resistant crops has been identified by researchers. The gene, called OSCA1, encodes a protein in the cell membrane of plants that senses changes in water