Bahá’í Chair for World Peace Events Examine Critical Topics
This spring, the Bahá’í Chair for World Peace continues to bring together scholars and leaders from around the world to strengthen pathways to peace and diplomacy and to seek solutions to key challenges facing society. These include racial prejudice, climate change, and the challenges of globalization.
Professor Hoda Mahmoudi, the incumbent of the Bahá’í Chair, has designed these...
A Conversation with Ambassador Peter Bodde
BSOS and the Maryland Global Leaders series is proud to present A Conversation with Ambassador Peter Bodde, United States Ambassador to Nepal. Ambassador Bodde is a 1976 UMD graduate with a B.A. in Government and Politics.
Study Links Abuser Arrests to Early Death in Victims
Researchers at the University of Maryland and the University of Cambridge have shed new light on a major randomized experiment conducted from 1987 to 1988, finding that domestic violence victims whose partners were arrested on misdemeanor charges – mostly without causing injury – were 64 percent more likely to have died early, compared to victims whose partners were warned but not removed by...
GEOG Data Drives Global Forest Watch
The World Resources Institute (WRI), Google, the University of Maryland and a group of more than 40 partners launched Global Forest Watch (GFW), a dynamic online forest monitoring and alert system that empowers people everywhere to better manage forests. For the first time, Global Forest Watch unites the latest satellite technology, open data, and crowdsourcing to guarantee access to timely...
PSYC Class Inspires New Book on Love and Relationships
Valentine’s Day may be over, but an affiliate research faculty member in BSOS’s Center for Addictions, Personality and Emotions Research (CAPER) offers fascinating insight into human relationships, concluding that many people pick their partners without considering the traits that truly matter to them. Terp Magazine features Ty Tashiro and his new book “The Science of Happily Ever After:...
GEOG, NASA Researchers Explain Amazon ‘Green-Up’ Illusion
For nearly a decade, scientists have closely examined satellite data in which the Amazon rainforest appeared to paradoxically “green up” during the region's dry season. How could vegetation appear to thrive and grow lusher during a season with little or no rainfall?