Monday, November 30, 2015

  • A Conversation with Robert Rubin
  • Food-Energy-Water Nexus Brown Bag
  • Powering the 21st Century: the Promise of Sustainable Energy
  • Stephanie Lansing receives ConE Jr Faculty Award
  • Waters Edge wins National Academy of Sciences Award
  • ConE Chair Addresses House Subcommittees on Space and Environment
  • SESYNC Undergraduate Summer Opportunities
  • UMD Rises in Rankings
  • The Changing Climate and Health

Upcoming Events

Wed Dec 02 @10:30AM - 12:00PM

Program for Society and the Environment Worshop

Wed Dec 02 @04:00PM -

Environmental Science and Technology Seminar

Thu Dec 03 @12:00PM - 01:15PM

U.S. Policy Options in Syria

Thu Dec 03 @03:00PM - 06:15PM

AOSC Departmental Seminar

Thu Dec 03 @04:30PM -

UMERC Transforming Energy Lecture

Fri Dec 04 @12:00PM -

Atmospheric Chemistry Brown Bag Talk

Fri Dec 04 @12:30PM - 02:00PM

Enhancing Participation in the US Global Change Research Program

Fri Dec 04 @03:00PM -

Department of Geology Colloquium

Mon Dec 07 @12:00PM - 01:00PM

Brown Bag on Food-Energy-Water Nexus

Mon Dec 07 @06:30PM - 09:30PM

2015 Maryland Water Symposium

Tue Dec 08 @04:00PM -

The U.S. Economy Short and Long Term Outlook and Challenges: A Conversation with Robert Rubin

Wed Dec 09 @04:00PM -

Environmental Science and Technology Seminar

Thu Dec 10 @03:00PM - 06:15PM

AOSC Departmental Seminar

Fri Dec 11 @12:00PM -

Atmospheric Chemistry Brown Bag Talk

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

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.

Latest Information

Brown Bag event explores energy and water sustainability November 20, 2015 With an increasing problem of energy and water over-consumption, around 15 University of Maryland students and faculty shared their research on sustainability at the Council on the…
UMD Professor Addresses House Subcommittees on Space and Environment November 18, 2015 Antonio Busalacchi, University of Maryland professor of atmospheric and oceanic science, testified before the U.S. House of Representatives Subcommittee on Space and Subcommittee on…
UMDConE November 30, 2015 TERP Climate: A Student Climate Change Discussion via @sharethis 10 hours ago from Twitter Web Client
UMDConE November 20, 2015 Carbon & Climate Telecon via @YouTube 10 days ago from Twitter Web Client
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UMD to Dedicate Art-Sociology Building Named for Late Congressman Parren Mitchell November 30, 2015 First African American to obtain a graduate degree from UMD to be honored at formal ceremony.
UMD Research Shows Brain Function Behind Social Norms November 30, 2015 Study outlines how brain function varies across cultures.
UMD, NASA Study Suggests Carbon Content of Temperate Forests Overestimated November 24, 2015 Digital measurements of millions of trees indicate that previous studies likely overestimate the amount of carbon stored by temperate U.S. forests.
UMD Faculty Helps Develop Method to Encourage Worldwide Wetlands Restoration November 24, 2015 New methodology to incentivize funding streams for coastal wetland restoration projects.
Super-absorbent material soaks up oil spills November 30, 2015 In hopes of limiting the disastrous environmental effects of massive oil spills, materials scientists have teamed up to manufacture and test a new material, called a boron nitride nanosheet,…
Looking Back 3.8 Billion Years Into the Root of the 'Tree of Life' November 30, 2015 Researchers are tapping information found in the cells of all life on Earth, and using it to trace life's evolution.