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September 20, 2018

Global Challenges: Building Healthy Food Systems on October 4

Join the College of Agriculture & Natural Resources for a celebration and examination of research in food and nutritional safety and security. Featuring a keynote from Dr. Gebisa Ejeta, the 2009 World Food Prize winner, this day-long event will provide opportunities to build partnerships and foster innovation.

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September 19, 2018

A New Round for Applause

The newly renovated Applause Café in the Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center has a student-designed final touch. Sleek new seating areas, installed at the start of the semester, were designed in a Fall 2016 class by 10 graduate students in UMD’s School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation. The furniture is made of Plyboo, a sustainable material that is like plywood but uses bamboo.

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September 18, 2018

Offshore Wind Energy Panel - Tuesday, September 25

Off the coast of Maryland and Delaware, two companies are posed to begin construction on the largest offshore wind energy project in the United States. Please join the Environmental Science and Policy Program as renowned panelists discuss the history behind this 2.1 billion dollar project, how it will affect our environment and the Maryland beach experience. All members of the campus community are invited to attend.

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September 14, 2018

Gone for Good? Classifying Drivers of Global Forest Loss

New research from the University of Maryland Department of Geographical Sciences reveals that more than a quarter of the forests lost around the world in the last 15 years are gone for good. Without significant changes to land management policies and corporate supply chains, the rate of commodity-driven deforestation is not likely to decline in the future.

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September 14, 2018

Leading Change in a Corporate Ecosystem

Join the Center for Social Value Creation for a facilitated discussion and Q&A on the topic of "Leading Change in a Corporate Ecosystem" with Unilever, Tata, and PwC – founding members of the new Coalition for Better Business at Smith.

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September 13, 2018

UMD contributes to Fulfilling America's Pledge

Actions by states, cities, businesses and universities have put the United States two-thirds of the way to its original commitment in the Paris climate agreement, according to the recently released "Fulfilling America's Pledge" report. The UMD Center for Global Sustainability was a key contributor to the report.

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September 13, 2018

Sustainability Seven: Michael Carmichael, Facilities Management

Michael Carmichael became University of Maryland’s first Stormwater Management and Maintenance Inspector five years ago. He is featured in our “Sustainability Seven” because of his dedication to helping make UMD a more sustainable campus through better stormwater management practices.

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September 13, 2018

UMD featured in UC3 2018 Progress Report

As the research lead for the University Climate Change Coalition (UC3), the University of Maryland is committed to making our network a force for concerted community action--preparing each of our regions to withstand the growing challenges ahead.

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September 12, 2018

4th Annual Harvest Festival: Wednesday, September 26

Dining Services invites you to the 4th Annual Harvest Festival at all of the three campus dining halls on Wednesday, September 26 from 5-8pm. Each dining hall will feature a local food dinner, music, activities, information tables, and more!

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September 11, 2018

Large Wind, Solar Farms in Sahara Could Boost Rainfall

A new University of Maryland-led study published in Science shows that wind and solar farms in the Sahara would lead to a doubling of rainfall in the earth’s largest hot desert, potentially opening large expanses to agriculture.

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