Featured Stories

  • CESAR Receives $3+ Million from NIH to Bolster National Drug Surveillance System

    BSOS's Center for Substance Abuse Research (CESAR) will receive five years of funding—approximately more than $3 million—from the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), part of the National Institutes of Health, to develop an innovative National Drug Early Warning System (NDEWS). This new system will monitor newly emerging trends that will enable public experts to respond quickly to...

  • Dr. Shibley Telhami
    Dr. Telhami Presents: 'Understanding the Threats to Pluralism in the Middle East and North Africa'

    Dr. Shibley Telhami, the incumbent of BSOS's Anwar Sadat Chair for Peace and Development, was invited to submit written testimony for the U.S. Helsinki Commission hearing on...

  • BSOS Faculty & Students Present at TEDxUMD

    Late this Spring, a TEDx event was hosted at the University of Maryland! The talks are finally available to watch online!


    TED is a nonprofit organization devoted to spreading ideas, usually in the form of short, powerful talks (18 minutes or less). TED conferences, which began in 1984, represent the intersection of Technology, Entertainment and Design, and cover almost all topics —...

  • Researchers Reveal China's Hidden Water Footprint

    China’s richest provinces have a substantial environmental impact on the country’s water-scarce regions, according to new research from the University of Maryland, the ETH Zurich, and the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA).

  • UMD Researchers Demonstrate Alarming Indonesian Forest Loss

    A new study published in Nature Climate Change demonstrates an alarming increase of rainforest loss in Indonesia during the past 12 years—this loss is greater and faster than the rate shown in Brazil in 2012 which gained global attention as a harbinger of environmental stability.

  • SOCY PhD Student Wins NSF Graduate Research Fellowship

    The College of Behavioral and Social Sciences congratulates Moriah Willow, a Ph.D. student in the Department of Sociology, on receiving a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship. This award provides 12-month support for three years.


    Willow is a graduate fellow in Sociology’s Program for the Society and the Environment. His primary research focus is social inequality...

  • Kumea Shorter-Gooden
    BSOS Welcomes 2014 Summer Research Initiative Scholars

    On June 2, BSOS proudly welcomed its 2014 Summer Research Initiative (SRI) scholars with a special reception in McKeldin Library. There, the scholars had the opportunity to meet one another and connect with their faculty mentors and BSOS and University leadership. The reception featured remarks by BSOS alumna Dr....

  • Congressman Hoyer
    BSOS Alumnus Congressman Steny Hoyer Headlines Terps on the Hill

    Alumni, students, faculty and University and BSOS leadership gathered in June at the Rayburn House Office Building for Terps on the Hill, an annual event celebrating members of the UMD community who work in or are connected to the government. The event gave alumni the opportunity to network and to hear about UMD updates while enjoying complimentary beverages and light fare.

  • Dr. Gregory Ball
    Renowned Administrator, Professor and Mentor Takes the Helm as Dean

    The University of Maryland announced the appointment of Gregory F. Ball, Ph.D., as the new Dean of the College of Behavioral and Social Sciences (BSOS). BSOS is the umbrella college of 10 academic departments and six major research centers dedicated to exploration of individual and group behavior as well as political, social, legal and economic progress. Dr. Ball’s exemplary track record...

Profiles Showcase

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