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...
Professor Hurtt received his Ph.D from Princeton University in 1997. From 1998-2010, Dr. Hurtt worked at the University of New Hampshire in the Institute for the Study of Earth Oceans and Space and Department of Natural Resources, finally becoming Chair of the Natural Resources and Earth System Science Ph.D. Program, UNH's largest doctoral program, and Director the Complex Systems Research Center, UNH's main center focused on Earth System Science. In 2010, Dr. Hurtt joined the University of Maryland Department of Geography as Professor & Research Director, and in 2011 he was named Associate Director of the Joint Global Change Research Institute. In 2012, he became Associate Director of Research Innovations at the National Socio-Environmental Synthesis Center (SESYNC). Dr. Hurtt is involved in multiple collaborative research projects including the North American Carbon Program, NASA’s Vegetation Structure Working Group, NASA’s Carbon Monitoring System, and DOE’s Integrated Earth S
Spotlight on New Architecture Faculty: Willow Lung-Amam April 24, 2014 Willow Lung-Amam, who joined the university’s School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation in the fall as an assistant professor, has been interested in the intersection of social
Terps Take First Place in International Design Competition April 04, 2014 An interdisciplinary team of five graduate students from the University of Maryland’s architecture, urban planning, real estate development and landscape architecture programs has advanced
UMDConE April 24, 2014 Today at 3:30: seminar on microwave satellite data and products with Dr. Isaac Moradi http://t.co/Mgtlzh6Irf 14 hours ago from web
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Centennial Honor Roll Roots Greek History with Garden Dedication April 24, 2014 On Sunday, April 27, Maryland Greeks will congregate for the Greek Centennial Honor Roll and Garden Dedication to celebrate alumni who have made a salient impact on their chapters.
University of Maryland, NBC4 and Bowie State University to Host Maryland Democratic Gubernatorial Debate May 7 in College Park April 23, 2014 The University of Maryland, NBC4 Washington and Bowie State University will host a political debate between the three candidates running in the 2014 Maryland Democratic gubernatorial primary
Media Information: Maryland Democratic Gubernatorial Debate at UMD April 23, 2014 Details regarding media registration and logistics for the Maryland Democratic gubernatorial debate May 7 in College Park. Media space for this event is limited and available to credentialed
UMD Hosts 16th Annual Maryland Day April 23, 2014 The University of Maryland will host its 16th annual Maryland Day from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. on April 26, 2014.
Microscopic organism plays a big role in ocean carbon cycling April 24, 2014 Scientists have taken a leap forward in understanding the microscopic underpinnings of the ocean carbon cycle by pinpointing a bacterium that appears to play a dominant role in carbon consumption.
Some corals adjusting to rising ocean temperatures April 24, 2014 Scientists have revealed how some corals can quickly switch on or off certain genes in order to survive in warmer-than-average tidal waters. To most people, 86-degree Fahrenheit water is