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.
Heads Up! You Can Help Build the Maryland All-Sky Camera Network March 11, 2015 Heads Up! You Can Help Build the Maryland All-Sky Camera Network Crowdfunding campaign aims to bring all-sky
U.S.-China Clean Energy Research Center: Energy and Water March 10, 2015 Tuesday, 10 March 2015 Funding Opportunity Number: DE-FOA-0001285 The United States Department of Energy (DOE) is soliciting applications for the formation of a Consortium to pursue
UMDConE March 31, 2015 Seminar April 2: Redefining Glacial Pace: Greenland Ice Sheet Velocities during the 21st Century http://t.co/cDem1Wpjzv 13 hours ago from Twitter Web Client
UMDConE March 31, 2015 April 16 at The Clarice: WORLDWISE Arts & Humanities Dean's Lecture Series: Terry Tempest Williams http://t.co/esY00BJl0B 14 hours ago from Twitter Web Client
Deforestation is Messing with Our Weather - and Our Food March 31, 2015 Today, the National Socio-Environmental Synthesis Center (SESYNC) at UMD published new research providing insight into how large-scale deforestation could impact global food production by
Maryland's iSchool Announces Formation of Digital Curation Innovation Center March 31, 2015 DCIC will use public, industry and government partnerships to foster interdisciplinary digital research and education on issues related to the selection, preservation, maintenance, collection
Arbor Day Foundation Honors University of Maryland with 2014 Tree Campus USA Recognition March 30, 2015 UMD honored by the Arbor Day Foundation for its commitment to effective urban forest management.
UMD Report: Education, Infrastructure and Affordable Housing Key to Maryland’s Economic Growth March 26, 2015 A report by UMD’s National Center for Smart Growth states that while Maryland boasts a strong economic foundation, it must respond to 21st century challenges if it wants to ensure long-term
Worm lizards dispersed by 'rafting' over oceans, not continental drift March 31, 2015 Tiny, burrowing reptiles known as worm lizards became widespread long after the breakup of the continents, leading scientists to conclude that they must have dispersed by rafting across oceans
Tiny songbird discovered to migrate non-stop, 1,500 miles over the Atlantic March 31, 2015 For the first time biologists report 'irrefutable evidence' that tiny blackpoll warblers complete a nonstop flight from about 1,410 to 1,721 miles (2,270 to 2,770 km) in just two to three days.