Thursday, May 30, 2019 - 5:30pm to 8:00pm
Philip Merrill Environmental Center
6 Herndon Ave.

Join the University of Maryland for an evening at the Philip Merrill Environmental Center located along the banks of the Chesapeake Bay to meet fellow Terps in the Anne Arundel region and hear about what the university is doing to support the Bay and its 11,000+ miles of shoreline. There will also be representatives from the oyster farming community, student entrepreneurship, and University of Maryland Extension on site to discuss their work on the Bay. 
Special Guest Speakers: 

Dr. Craig BeyroutyDean of the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources
Dr. Michael Paolisso, Professor and Associate Chair, Department of Anthropology

University Leadership
Jackie LewisAssistant Vice President, University Relations
Amy EichhorstExecutive Director, Alumni Association



*Heavy hors d'oeuvres and alcoholic beverages are included with registration.

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For questions:
Cara Folk

Dr. Craig Beyrouty
Dr. Craig Beyrouty became dean of the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources (AGNR) at the University of Maryland in November of 2015. In this role, he oversees the College of AGNR’s diverse on-campus departments and programs, serves as director of the college’s statewide non-formal educational outreach system, University of Maryland Extension, and as director of the Maryland Agricultural Experiment Station, which operates four research and education centers located throughout the state.

Dean Beyrouty has been involved in teaching, research and extension for more than 35 years. He joined the University of Maryland from Colorado State University, where he served as dean of the College of Agricultural Sciences. Previously he held positions as professor and head of Agronomy at Purdue University and professor at the University of Arkansas. He has led and participated in international research, teaching and administrative activities all across the world, in places such as Rwanda, Tokyo, Madrid, and Moscow, among many more.

Dr. Beyrouty is a fellow of the Soil Science Society of America and the American Society of Agronomy.  He has served as vice chair of the International Rice Root Working Group and president of the Plant Root Environment Working Group. In 1983, he received the George Scarseth Research Award.

Dr. Beyrouty earned his Ph.D. and M.S. degrees in soil chemistry from Purdue University and a B.S. in soil science from Cal Poly State University.  Prior to pursuing graduate studies, he mapped soils for the Soil Conservation Service and was a research scientist for Castle and Cooke Foods in Illinois.

Dr. Michael Paolisso
Professor Paolisso has conducted short- and long-term fieldwork in the areas of environment and development in Venezuela, Honduras, Ecuador, Kenya, Nepal and the United States. For the past 15 years he has focused his research on the human dimensions of a range of environmental issues confronting the Chesapeake Bay, including management of natural resources, particularly fisheries and agricultural lands, water pollution, restoration, social justice, socio-ecological resilience and climate change.

His Chesapeake research seeks to demonstrate how cultural models of the environment have a direct bearing on the use and management of natural resources, and how cultural models can be used to improve intra- and inter-stakeholder understanding, dialogue and collaboration in addressing environmental issues. His publications include edited volumes, monographs, journal articles and technical reports. He received his PhD from the University of California, Los Angeles.