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. 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.
UNFCCC Delegates Return Energized December 02, 2013 The first-ever University of Maryland delegation to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, held this year from Nov. 11-22, returned from Warsaw, Poland, to share their
Data-Intensive Analysis & Modeling for Socio-Environmental Synthesis November 21, 2013 Thursday, 21 November 2013 The landscape of socio-environmental research is evolving. Understanding the factors and processes that influence the dynamics of coupled socio-environmental
UMDConE December 06, 2013 .@sesync seeks research collaborators to mentor postdoctoral fellows & co-develop research projects: http://t.co/rhdSH4EqSM @UMDResearch 2 days ago from web
UMDConE December 04, 2013 The Joint Global Change Research Institute will host a seminar on #watersecurity tomorrow, ft. Dr. David Groenfeldt: http://t.co/9jbN3RAcQU 4 days ago from web
UMD Announces Inaugural Foxworth Initiative Recipients December 06, 2013 The University of Maryland College of Arts and Humanities has announced the inaugural recipients of the Foxworth Creative Enterprise Initiative grants.
New, All-Digital American Journalism Review Launches December 05, 2013 The American Journalism Review is back in an all-digital format. Published by UMD's Philip Merrill College of Journalism, the new student-driven AJR focuses on media innovation and entrepreneurship.
Human Activity, Forest Loss Threaten Closest Kin December 04, 2013 UMD professor takes part in groundbreaking study showing the already endangered bonobo species is under immediate threat of losing forest space due to human activity and growing human populations.
UMD Praised for Women in Engineering Program December 04, 2013 The Women in Engineering Program in UMD's Clark School of Engineering was featured on NerdScholar's list of programs that provide unique resources and opportunities for female engineers.
Surprising diversity in aging revealed in nature December 08, 2013 In our youth we are strong and healthy and then we weaken and die -- that's probably how most would describe what aging is all about. But, in nature, the phenomenon of aging shows an unexpected
Scientists discover quick recipe for producing hydrogen December 08, 2013 Scientists have discovered a quick-cook recipe for copious volumes of hydrogen, a breakthrough suggesting a better way of producing the fuel that propels rockets and energizes battery-like fuel