News & Events

November 2, 2018

UMD students are working on GreenEdu

Some University of Maryland students are working to create an online training program called GreenEdu that would teach incoming students about the university’s sustainability practices.

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October 25, 2018

Dishing Out Emergency Help

The growing recognition of the variety of challenges faced by food-insecure students led to the launch of the Emergency Meal Fund. A partnership between the Student Government Association and Dining Services, the program offers 10 meals in any of the university’s three dining halls to students in crisis.

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October 25, 2018

Nature + Art + Climate + Change: International Forum in Washington

Academic and artistic partners The Phillips Collection and the University of Maryland (UMD) will present the International Forum in Washington on Saturday, November 10, 2018, 2–5 pm. A joint presentation with the University of Maryland, this year’s afternoon of dialogue will bring together leaders across disciplines to discuss the implications and meaning of "Nature + Art + Climate + Change."

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October 18, 2018

School of Public Policy Joins Global Leaders in Call for Urgent Acceleration of Climate Adaptation Solutions

UMD School of Public Policy has joined global leaders in the call for urgent acceleration of climate adaptation solutions. Faculty members, Professor Anand Patwardhan and Rosina Bierbaum will serve as research partners to the Global Commission on Adaptation. The comission will be overseen by former U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, Bill Gates, and World Bank CEO, Kristalina Georgieva.

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October 12, 2018

Fulfilling America's Pledge

Join CGS and Nathan Hultman, the Director of the Center for Global Sustainability (CGS) and Associate Professor at the School of Public Policy, as he leads a discussion with the UMD community on key findings and potential impacts of America’s Pledge latest report, "Fulfilling America's Pledge".

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October 12, 2018

Against the Flow

Aware of his role in a chain of events that threaten the health of the Chesapeake Bay and communities that rely on it, farmer Samuel Owings designed and installed a series of cascading pools that trap stormwater—and the nutrients it carries—on his land. Researchers from the A. James Clark School of Engineering have assessed his system and discovered it could be an important strategy to promote a healthy bay alongside successful farms.

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