Tuesday, September 30, 2014

  • www.bahaichair.umd.edu
  • Reclaim the Bay Challenge
  • The Mountaintop Witness
  • Professor Nathan Hultman on CSPAN February 2, 2014
  • 2014 Council on the Environment Junior Faculty Winner
  • UMD Scientist Speaks on Air Quality
  • SESYNC Postdoc Opportunities
  • UMD and NASA Goddard Open Joint Global Carbon Cycle Center
  • Busalacchi discusses severe weather and global warming on News Channel 8

Upcoming Events

Wed Oct 01 @04:00PM - 05:00PM

ENST Seminar: Advances in the Analysis of Emerging Contaminants in Complex Environmental Matrices

Thu Oct 02 @12:15PM - 01:30PM

CISSM Forum: “Matching U.S. Military Capabilities to the Security Environment”

Thu Oct 02 @03:30PM - 05:00PM

AOSC Seminar: Dr. Gordon Hamilton

Fri Oct 03 @03:00PM - 04:00PM

Geology Colloquium:

Mon Oct 06 @12:00PM - 01:00PM

ESSIC Seminar: Assessing the vulnerability for climate change adaptation: the cases of coastal wetlands in Spain and Greece

Tue Oct 07 @12:30PM - 01:30PM

From Morphogenesis to Morphospace: Computational Biological Visualization, Quantitative Image Analysis & Exploring Complex Data

Thu Oct 09 @09:15AM - 06:30PM

Living in the Anthropocene: Prospects for Climate, Economics, Health, and Security

Thu Oct 09 @11:00AM - 12:00PM

Research Seminar Series: NSF International Programs and Overall NSF Research Priorities

Thu Oct 09 @04:00PM - 06:00PM

Distinguished Lecture Series

Mon Oct 13 - All Day Event

Climate Research and Earth Observations from Space: Climate Information for Decision Making

Tue Oct 14 - All Day Event

Climate Research and Earth Observations from Space: Climate Information for Decision Making

Tue Oct 14 @11:00AM - 12:00PM

Research Seminar Series: NASA’s Science Mission Directorate Research Priorities

Wed Oct 15 - All Day Event

Climate Research and Earth Observations from Space: Climate Information for Decision Making

Wed Oct 15 @04:00PM - 05:00PM

ENST Seminar: Geographical ecology of alpine tundra in the West

Thu Oct 16 - All Day Event

Climate Research and Earth Observations from Space: Climate Information for Decision Making

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

Russell Brinsfield

Dr. Brinsfield has been conducting research on the effects of best management practices on nutrient transport from various agricultural cropping systems since 1984. He has been the director of the Wye Research and Education Center since 1982 and has served as executive director of the Harry R. Hughes Center for Agro-Ecology, Inc. since 1999. In addition, he is a co-founder of the Eastern Shore Land Conservancy which works with private land owners to preserve farms, forest and other unique natural areas for future generations. Since 1990, the Conservancy has preserved over 40,000 acres on Maryland's Mid-Eastern Shore. Dr. Brinsfield has co-authored over 100 publications, presentations and reports including the Journal of Soil and Water Conservation national award in 1999 for best journal article of the year.

Latest Information

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Amy Eichhorst Tapped to Lead UMD's Alumni Association September 30, 2014 The University of Maryland has named Amy Eichhorst as the new executive director of the Alumni Association—a key role for leading the engagement of UMD's base of 340,000 alumni.
Milestone Reached in Search for Earth-Like Planets September 26, 2014 Astronomers have found water vapor in the atmosphere of a planet about four times bigger than Earth, in the constellation Cygnus about 124 light years - or nearly 729 trillion miles - from our…
Leidos Invests in Innovation Partnership with UMD September 24, 2014 The University of Maryland received a $200,000 donation from Leidos, a national security, health and engineering solutions company, to support research, education programs, student activities…
Reimagining Route 1 as Prominent Arts and Culture District September 23, 2014 As the university and city consider plans to reinvigorate Baltimore Avenue, the College of Arts and Humanities' Center for Synergy is asking the community to rethink the area and to imagine the…
Childhood asthma linked to lack of ventilation for gas stoves September 29, 2014 Parents with children at home should use ventilation when cooking with a gas stove, researchers are recommending, after a new study showed an association between gas kitchen stove ventilation…
Nitrogen fingerprint in biomolecules could be from early sun September 29, 2014 The pattern of nitrogen in biomolecules like proteins, which differ greatly from that seen in other parts of the solar system, could have been generated by the interactions of light from the…