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.
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 https://t.co/RviCbGpW9d via @sharethis 10 hours ago from Twitter Web Client
UMDConE November 20, 2015 Carbon & Climate Telecon https://t.co/YvTBzmrhI3 via @YouTube 10 days ago from Twitter Web Client
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.