UVM Dean DomenicoGrasso Featured in EPA Report of Science AdvisoryCommitteeAccomplishmentsA soon-to-bepublished report from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), ScienceAdvice for EPA – Current and Future Challenges, recognizes the service andaccomplishments of EPA Science Advisory Board (SAB) members, including formerSAB Chair and University of Vermont Dean of the College of Engineering and Mathematical Sciences,Domenico Grasso.Dr. Grasso, an environmentalengineer, served as Vice Chair of the overall EPA Science Advisory Board andChair of the EPA Science Advisory Board Committee on Valuing the Protection ofEcological Systems and Services from 1998 through 2007. He isalso Chair Emeritus of the SAB Committee on EnvironmentalEngineering. Grasso is featured in the report along with EPAScience Advisory Board colleagues from Harvard, Carnegie-Mellon, Stanford, Georgia Tech, and the WorldBank.EPA’s strategy to reorient the Agency’s ecologicalresearch program around the concept of ecosystem services was evaluated by Dr.Grasso’s committee featured in the report.”Strengthening EPA’s ability to assess the value ofecological protection is a priority for the Agency because life depends onecosystems and the services they provide” says Grasso. TheCommittee’s goal was to help EPA improve its ability to identify, quantify, andassess the value of the ecological effects of its activities, thereby helpingdecision makers to make more informed choices among environmental policyoptions. This novel and important approach has”the potential to be transformative for environmental decision making as well asecological science,” according to the report. “I considered my EPAadvisory role a unique chance to serve and strengthen our nation’s scientificabilities and decision-making around environmental and economic issues,” saidGrasso, “It was an honor to work with so many distinguished colleagues fromacross the U.S. and hope our efforts continue to inform and advance the nation’s21st century environmental policies.”On-line of the EPA report are available on thewebsite:http://yosemite.epa.gov/sab/sabproduct.nsf/WebSABSO/AccomplishmentsRepor…(link is external)Dawn Densmore, Director Outreach & PublicRelationsUVM, College of Engineering and MathematicalSciencesPhone: 802-656-8748
England squad for third Ashes Test:Joe Root (captain), Jofra Archer, Jonny Bairstow, Stuart Broad, Rory Burns, Jos Buttler, Sam Curran, Joe Denly, Jack Leach, Jason Roy, Ben Stokes, Chris Woakes. Jofra Archer capped an impressive debut with three second-innings wickets but England ran out of time in a game badly hampered by rain, meaning the tourists remain 1-0 up with three to play.With the next Test beginning on Thursday at Headingley, the selectors have kept faith with the same group of players, Sam Curran named alongside the team who featured at the home of cricket.Opening batsman Jason Roy retains his place despite managing just 40 runs in four innings so far against Australia..@jimmy9 is set to play for the Second XI this week as he steps up his rehabilitation from a calf injury #RedRoseTogether— Lancashire Cricket (@lancscricket) August 19, 2019James Anderson is once again missing but the seamer will continue his recovery from injury by playing for Lancashire’s second XI this week.Having bowled just four overs in the first Test at Edgbaston due to an issue with his right calf, England’s all-time leading wicket-taker will feature in a three-day friendly against Leicestershire that starts on Tuesday.England announced Anderson will be “assessed on an ongoing basis” ahead of the fourth Test, which takes place at Old Trafford. England have named an unchanged 12-man squad for the third Ashes Test following the dramatic draw with Australia at Lord’s.The hosts came up short in their bid to level the five-match series on Sunday, Australia reaching the close on 154-6 after being set an unlikely 267 for victory.