Tuesday, May 24, 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

William Bowerman


Dr. Bowerman's current research is focused in two primary areas: the use of birds to indicate the health of the environment; and, impacts of Avian Vacuolar Myelinopathy, a fatal disease of eagles and waterfowl. He utilizes birds at the top of the food chain to monitor the concentrations and effects of bioaccumulative compounds of concern. For over 20 years he has been working with bald eagles. He recently began working with collaborators in Sweden, Russia, Uganda, and South Africa on projects with white-tailed sea eagles, Steller's sea eagles, and African fish-eagles. He has also been collaborating with scientists in South Carolina and Georgia to determine what causes AVM and how to manage to protect eagles and waterfowl from this disease. The working group includes personnel from the South Carolina DNR, NOAA, University of South Carolina, University of Georgia, Army Corps of Engineers, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, and Georgia DNR.

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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 19, 2016 UMD Launches Pioneering New Resource to Support $550M Research Enterprise | Office of Technology Commercialization https://t.co/WzhPP2yiGC 4 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 4 days ago from Twitter Web Client
UMDConE May 19, 2016 RT @gollnerfire: Our @FPEUMD students did a great job demoing #WUI and #wildfire research yesterday for @dailyplanetshow ! https://t.co/jGg… 4 days ago from Twitter Web Client
Statement on Courtyards Incident on May 21, 2016 May 21, 2016 This statement is in response to an incident that occurred on Saturday, May 21, 2016 at The Courtyards at the University of Maryland.
ACA Coverage for Young Adults Eases Financial Burden Related to Behavioral Health May 20, 2016 A new UMD study is first to show the financial impact of the Affordable Care Act on young adults who access mental health and substance abuse treatment.
UMD Researchers Examine Health Care Access for Booming Immigrant Populations on Maryland's Eastern Shore May 19, 2016 UMD researchers reveal concerns about how an already overburdened rural health care system is struggling to meet basic needs.   
UMD, COPT Welcome New Innovation Partners, Announce Speculative Office Building May 19, 2016 New 75,000-square-foot building will include flexible floorplans to attract businesses and organizations that focus on research and technology.
A history of snowfall on Greenland, hidden in ancient leaf waxes May 23, 2016 The history of Greenland's snowfall is chronicled in an unlikely place: the remains of aquatic plants that died long ago, collecting at the bottom of lakes in horizontal layers that document…
Global data shows inverse relationship, shift in human use of fire May 23, 2016 Humans use fire for heating, cooking, managing lands and, more recently, fueling industrial processes. Now, research has found that these various means of using fire are inversely related to…