Featured Stories

  • ECON Student Named to University System of Maryland Board of Regents

    The College of Behavioral and Social Sciences congratulates ECON student Raaheela Ahmed, who was selected by Gov. Martin O’Malley to serve a one-year term as the student member on the University System of Maryland Board of Regents.

    Raaheela also has excelled in her student career, and was awarded the Department of Economics’ Moskowitz Family Scholarship.

  • Opinion: Dr. Odis Johnson's Statement on Michael Brown Shooting, Institutional Violence

    The shooting of Michael Brown, an unarmed teen in the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson, is a tragedy that has triggered responses of outrage from black communities across the nation. While the events that precipitated his death may be unique, and the feelings of loss felt by Michael’s family and immediate community no less extraordinary, they extend from more fundamental and accepted realities....

  • Opinion: CAPER Director Carl Lejuez on Depression, Addiction and Robin Williams

    Dr. Carl Lejuez, director of UMD's Center for Addictions, Personality and Emotion Research (CAPER) and BSOS Associate Dean for Research, responds to the tragic death of actor, comedian and humanitarian Robin Williams with insight into depression, substance abuse and suicidal tendencies.

  • ANTH's Thurka Sangaramoorthy Contributes to Groundbreaking Maryland Fracking Report

    Assistant Professor Thurka Sangaramoorthy of the Department of Anthropology served as a principal on a health assessment review of fracking in western Maryland with Principal Investigator and School of Public Health Professor Don Milton. This report on the impact of proposed natural gas exploration in the western part of the state said drilling could pose a threat to air quality and to...

  • Department of Anthropology Summer Postcard

    ANTH faculty, students, alumni and friends are invited to explore the contents of the department's Summer Postcard, which shares news and notes about research, travels, faculty books and much more.

  • HESP Professor Named Speech-Language Pathologist of the Year

    The College of Behavioral and Social Sciences congratulates Clinical Professor Vivian Sisskin, a faculty member in the Department of Hearing and Speech Sciences, who recently was named Speech-Language Pathologist of the Year by the National Stuttering Association. The Association is the largest consumer group, nationally and internationally, that represents the interest of people who stutter...

  • The Protector: Calvin Byrd, B.A. (CCJS) ’78

    Nationwide, there are millions of federal government employees working in thousands of secure buildings. For decades, Calvin Byrd, B.A. (CCJS) ’78, has been instrumental in the development of security programs and standards to keep these public servants safe.

  • 2014 SRI Scholars Unveil Groundbreaking Research Projects

    On July 25, 19 undergraduate scholars from around the country unveiled their unique research projects to cap off the 2014 Summer Research Initiative (SRI). University and College leadership, mentors, faculty and staff gathered with family and friends in the Stamp Student Union to show support for the scholars.  

  • UMD/NASA Goddard Instrument to Fly on Space Station

    NASA has selected a proposal developed by the University of Maryland and NASA Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC) for a new instrument that will join a growing suite of technologies deployed on the International Space Station (ISS) providing key observations about the Earth's environment. The new instrument will provide unprecedented observations of the Earth's forests and their response to...

Profiles Showcase

  • Chef Huda Mu’min, SOCY '05
  • Charmaine Wilson-Jones, GVPT major
  • Thomas Manger, CCJS '76
  • Paige Haley, CCJS '13