C-BERC Launch Features Renowned Financial Law Expert
The College of Behavioral & Social Sciences and the Robert H. Smith School of Business recently combined the strengths of their criminology and criminal justice and business ethics focus areas through the establishment of the Center for the Study of Business Ethics, Regulation, and...
Human Activity, Forest Loss Threaten Closest Human Kin
For the first time, a detailed, range-wide habitat assessment of the bonobo, a great ape native to the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), has found that the already endangered species is under immediate threat of losing forest space due to human activity and growing human populations.
Bahá’í Chair for World Peace Annual Lecture
The Baha’i Chair for World Peace at the University of Maryland is at the forefront of exploring the cultural, political and academic pathways to peace. Its incumbent, Hoda Mahmoudi, pursues a “worldview approach” to peace, and encourages both men and women to take active roles in the peace process. The Baha’i Chair brought Dr.
UMD Leads 1st Local-to-Global Mapping of Forest
A University of Maryland-led, multi-organizational team has created the first high-resolution global map of forest extent, loss and gain. This free resource greatly improves the ability to understand human and naturally-induced forest changes and the local to global implications of these changes on environmental, economic and other natural and societal systems, members of the team say....
December 11 is Scholarship Day!
Join BSOS Terps as we support our students through Scholarship Day, UMD's first-ever, 24-hour giving challenge. Your gift to the College on Dec. 11, in any amount, will help our students Be the Solution to the world's great challenges.
To add some friendly competition, the college or school with the most donors in 24 hours will receive matching funds up to $5,000. In total, $20,000...
BSOS Remembers Suzanne M. Bianchi
Suzanne M. Bianchi, a former chair of the Department of Sociology and a pioneering researcher who changed the way American society views mothers in the workforce, passed away at the age of 61 in her home in Santa Monica. Professor Bianchi also previously led the Maryland Population Research Center, an international research leader in...
UMD Ranked as Global Leader in Remote Sensing Research
As the significance of remote sensing research to measure key environmental concerns is increasingly recognized around the world, the University of Maryland is positioned as a global leader in the field. UMD is ranked fourth among the 14,384 research institutes worldwide participating in remote sensing research, according to a recent article in the journal Scientometrics.
Center for Business Ethics, Regulation and Crime Launch
BSOS’s Department of Criminology & Criminal Justice and the Robert H. Smith School of Business launched the Center for the Study of Business Ethics, Regulation, and Crime (C-BERC), the first venture of its kind to formally link business with criminology in an academic environment. Through C-BERC, UMD seeks to scientifically confront, assess, evaluate and develop best practices at the...