Featured Stories

  • Bahá'í Chair Addresses Racism in Lecture Series

    On Oct. 29, the Bahá'í Chair for World Peace continues its Structural Racism and the Root Causes of Prejudice Series with remarks by Phillip J. Bowman, Ph.D. of the University of Michigan and John L. Jackson, Jr., Ph.D., of the University of Pennsylvania. Join us at 2 p.m. in the Adele H. Stamp Student Union Colony Ballroom. Click here...

  • The George & Lisa Zakhem Kahlil Gibran Chair for Values and Peace Celebrates Speeches, Writings of the Prince of Wales

    The College of Behavioral and Social Sciences (BSOS) at the University of Maryland joined with a global community of scholars and thought leaders in celebrating a preview of Speeches and Articles 1968-2012 by His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales (forthcoming University of Wales Press) with a special event at the Marriott Inn and Conference Center in College Park on Oct. 7....

  • Beyond the Classroom: Senior Tony Belton

    For many college students, the course work alone can be overwhelming. For senior sociology major Tony Belton, it is just one aspect of a broad experiential education. Tony strives to make the most of every opportunity both inside and outside of the classroom. 

  • Washington Post and UMD to take the Pulse of Maryland Voters

    The College of Behavioral and Social Sciences (BSOS) is proud to announce that the University of Maryland is partnering with The Washington Post to poll voters on key social and election-related issues in the state of Maryland. The partnership combines the world-class reporting, polling and public engagement resources of The Post with rigorous academic analysis from BSOS’s nationally-...

  • BSOS Faculty Members Honored

    Two faculty members from the College of Behavioral and Social Sciences (BSOS) were specially recognized for their outstanding service to the University and to their students.

  • A Leader and a Scholar: Gregory F. Ball Takes the Helm at BSOS

    The College of Behavioral and Social Sciences (BSOS) is honored to join with the University of Maryland community in welcoming Gregory F. Ball, Ph.D., as our new dean. Dean Ball's exemplary track record across the broad spectrum of behavioral and life sciences research and discovery makes him the ideal leader of the College.

  • ECON Professor, Student Work to Be the Solution in East Africa

    When senior economics major Sarah Lord enrolled in Assistant Professor of Economics Jessica Goldberg’s ECON 416: Theory of Economic Development as a sophomore in the spring of 2013, she did not anticipate the impact the class would have on her future. Through conversations after class, Professor Goldberg and Lord realized they had something in common: their interest in economic development in...

  • AASD Professor Richardson Receives Prestigious Grant for Affordable Care Act Project

    The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) awarded Associate Professor Joseph B. Richardson, Jr., a faculty member in the African American Studies Department, a $100,000, 12-month grant through its New Connections program. This grant will allow Dr. Richardson to conduct a longitudinal ethnographic case study on the role and function of the Maryland Affordable Care Act (ACA) Navigator, with a...

  • BSOS Joins Multidisciplinary Partners for Brain-Behavior Initiative Workshop

    More than 160 faculty members from 50 disciplines across the University of Maryland gathered in the Riggs Alumni Center on Sept. 19 for a full-day Brain-Behavior Initiative Workshop, organized by the Program in Neuroscience and Cognitive Science (NACS) and the Institute for Systems Research. The event connected multidisciplinary researchers who worked to outline the creation of a boundary-...

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