Featured Stories

  • Constitution Day Event Affords Unique Insight into the Supreme Court

    The College of Behavioral and Social Sciences joined with MLAW Programs and the UMD Francis King Carey School of Law to lead the University’s Constitution Day event on Wednesday, Sept. 17. “The Supreme Court Justice as Constitutional Scholar” featured former clerks to Supreme Court justices, who spoke candidly about their experience working at the Supreme Court, the roles of justices as both...

  • VIDEO: C-BERC Events Examine Business Ethics, Integrity

    In keeping with the College of Behavior and Social Sciences’ focus on interdisciplinary research and activity, its partnership with the Robert H. Smith School of Business to launch the Center for the Study of Business Ethics, Regulation and Crime (C-BERC) has generated new ideas and information at the intersection of theory, policy and practice that serves as a resource for business leaders,...

  • New Research Unveils Population Patterns of U.S. Immigrants from Mexico

    Mexican immigration dwarfs migratory flows into the United States from other countries. Studies of Mexican immigrants in the United States have emphasized their low average level of education compared with other immigrant populations as well as with Mexicans who remain at home.

  • 'Beyond Ferguson: Campus Town Hall' Fosters Critical Dialogue

    Hundreds of members of the University community gathered at the Stamp Student Union on Thursday, Sept. 11 to listen to expert discussion and make their voices heard about a critical national dialogue. “Beyond Ferguson: Campus Town Hall” was presented by the African American Studies Department, MLAW Programs and the Iota Zeta Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity. Moderator Dr. Odis Johnson...

  • CIVICUS Leads University-Wide 9/11 Memorial

    On Sept. 11, 2014, the BSOS community joined with the entire University to honor those who lost their lives—and those who emerged as heroes—in the tragic events of Sept. 11, 2001 by gathering at ODK Fountain on McKeldin Mall. This tradition has been annually organized by the CIVICUS Living and Learning Program, which initially brought campus together the day after the attacks.


  • 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.

  • 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...

  • Social STEM Brochure Highlights Innovative Research

    The College of Behavioral and Social Sciences is pleased to share its new Social STEM brochure, which highlights exciting research and activity from every department within our College that utilize scientific methods, cutting-edge technology, engineering advancements and computational methods.

  • 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).

Profiles Showcase

  • Chef Huda Mu’min, SOCY '05
  • Charmaine Wilson-Jones, GVPT major
  • Paige Haley, CCJS '13
  • Calvin Byrd, CCJS '78



Fall 2014 Commencement Ceremonies