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Jan 30, 2012
UM 'synthesis' center seeks to balance nature, people

By Timothy B. Wheeler, The Baltimore Sun 7:47 p.m. EST, January 30, 2012 Scientists, economists, politicians, educators and even an artist gathered Monday in Annapolis to mark the launch of an unusual University of Maryland think tank that aims to bring academic disciplines together to tackle thorny environmental issues.


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Jan 23, 2012
Children’s summer Insect Camp 2012: registration open

REGISTRATION OPENS ON Monday, January 23, 2012 Send the kids to a SESYNC-sponsored bug camp!


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Jan 15, 2012
Socioenvironmental Sustainability and Actionable Science

As we have defined it, actionable refers to scholarship with the potential to inform decisions (government, business, and household), improve the design or implementation of public policies, influence public or private sector strategies, planning and behaviors that affect the environment.


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Jan 02, 2012
IPBES Knowledge Generation Paper

Resulting from a work shop at SESYNC with the purpose of exploring the program of work of the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES), with a particular focus on the generation of knowledge function.


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Nov 01, 2011
SESYNC Announces First Call for Applications and Founding Theme

SESYNC announces its first call for applications and its Founding Theme: Ecological Wealth and Changing Human Populations.


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Oct 15, 2011
SESYNC Leadership Visits NSF Synthesis Centers

During September, the SESYNC Leadership team traveled to each of NSF's national synthesis centers: NCEAS , NESCent , and NIMBios . The purpose of the meetings were to discuss best practices and collaborative opportunities between the institutions.


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Sep 14, 2011
Collaborating on Policy and Research

  
Typically, environmental scientists conduct their studies, publish their results, and expect policymakers to act upon them. But it rarely works out that way.

“There’s often a big gap between what scientists do and what policymakers and regulators need,” says Margaret A. Palmer, professor of entomology at the University of Maryland. “Sometimes policymakers aren’t even aware that the information is out there, or the scientific results are not particularly relevant to them.”

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Sep 14, 2011
SESYNC Construction Underway

Construction of the new SESYNC office space is well underway. Enjoy these pictures from our buildout.


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Aug 02, 2011
NSF Announces Award for National Socio-Environmental Synthesis Center ("SESYNC")

$27.5M Fed Award to University of Maryland Launches National Center to Synthesize Shared Environmental Solutions


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Jan 01, 2011
SESYNC Moves in to new facility

We've moved in to our new offices at 1 Park Place in Annapolis MD and will be working to bring our network, conference rooms, phones and other infrastructure online over the next two months.


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