Wednesday, April 1, 2015

  • The Changing Climate and Health
  • An Environmental Knight visits UMD
  • Urban Environmental Stewardship Conference
  • Dean Robert Orr, School of Public Policy
  • UMERC Sustainability Workshop
  • Smart and Sustainable Conference
  • SESYNC Undergraduate Summer Opportunities
  • Busalacchi discusses severe weather and global warming on News Channel 8

Upcoming Events

Wed Apr 01 @12:30PM - 01:30PM

SESYNC Seminar: The Biogeochemistry of Drought

Wed Apr 01 @03:00PM - 04:00PM

Transforming Energy Lecture: Advanced Vehicle Technologies - Challenges, Opportunities and Trends in Addressing Petroleum Dependency and Climate Change

Thu Apr 02 @12:00PM - 01:15PM

CISSM Forum/Development Circle | "Cyber Disruption: Private Problem and Public Policy Concern"

Thu Apr 02 @03:00PM - 05:15PM

AOSC Departmental Seminar

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

Geology Colloquium: Blobs in the bowels of the Earth

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

SESYNC Seminar: Agent-Based Modeling of Land Use Change in Developing & Developed World Contexts

Thu Apr 09 @08:45AM - 05:00PM

Public Health Research Day: The Changing Climate and Health

Thu Apr 09 @12:00PM - 01:15PM

CISSM Forum/Development Circle | "No Safe Haven: Deporting Human Rights Violators, the Case of Yugoslavia"

Thu Apr 16 @12:00PM - 01:15PM

CISSM Forum/Development Circle | "Thieves of State: Why Corruption Threatens Global Security"

Thu Apr 16 @05:30PM - 07:00PM

WORLDWISE Arts & Humanities Dean's Lecture Series: Terry Tempest Williams

Fri Apr 17 @08:30AM - 05:00PM

University System of Maryland Environmental Summit

Fri Apr 17 @09:30AM - 05:00PM

Urban Environmental Stewardship Conference

Wed Apr 22 @09:00AM - 04:00PM

UMERC Sustainability Workshop: Engineering Grid Resiliency for a Changing Climate

Thu Apr 23 @12:00PM - 01:15PM

CISSM Forum/Development Circle | "From Fragility to Resilience"

Thu Apr 30 @12:00PM - 01:15PM

CISSM Forum/Development Circle | "Global Economic Attitudes"

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.

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