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    BSOS Students Excel in FIA-Deutsch Foundation Seed Grant Competition

    The College of Behavioral and Social Sciences congratulates undergraduate student Brandon Perlman and graduate student Christine Herlihy, who each competed on winning teams in the third annual Future of Information Alliance (FIA)-Deutsch Foundation Seed Grant Competition.

  • Hundreds Gather for AASD Ferguson Town Hall

    The Department of African American Studies brought together members of the campus and College Park communities to discuss the tragic shooting of unarmed teenager Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo., and the nationwide impact of the grand jury decision not to indict the police officer who shot him.

  • Sadat Chair Releases Poll on U.S. Opinions on Israel/Palestine

    Following the collapse of Israeli-Palestinian peace negotiations in 2014 and this summer’s Gaza war, tensions between Israelis and Palestinians are on the rise. Voices on both sides of the conflict question the United States’ traditional role Israeli-Palestinian peace negotiations—and how that role should evolve amid current discussions.

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    Donors Help CCJS Acquire State-of-the-Art Forensic Comparison Microscope

    The top-ranked Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice (CCJS) recently acquired a piece of cutting-edge technology to enhance its innovative Crime Lab thanks in part to the generosity of donors. The new Forensic Comparison Microscope features two stages that allow users to view and compare two objects at the same time; for example, a bullet found in a body with a test bullet fired from...

  • Dean Ball, Dr. Ratner Honored as AAAS 2014 Fellows

    Dr. Gregory F. Ball, Dean of the College of Behavioral and Social Sciences (BSOS) and Professor in the Department of Psychology, and Dr. Nan Bernstein Ratner, Professor in the Department of Hearing and Speech Sciences, have been named Fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). Election as an AAAS Fellow is an honor bestowed upon AAAS members by their peers....

  • UMD Honors BSOS Merrill Scholars, Faculty Mentors

    The College of Behavioral and Social Sciences proudly congratulates five of its students who were recently honored as Merrill Presidential Scholars.

  • Driven for Success: HESP Grad Student William Bologna

    William Bologna applied to the Clinical Audiology Program in the Department of Hearing and Speech Sciences because of its excellent outplacement opportunities and the option to transition into a Ph.D. track. But beyond academic or career advancement, William was driven to join a program that will help him help others.

    “Speech communication is one of our most precious abilities as...

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    CIDCM Researchers Receive $2.5m Grant to Study Link Between Aid and Conflict

    Over the past 30 years, conflict between countries has become relatively rare; however intrastate conflict – civil wars, territorial disputes, and insurgencies - remains a persistent global phenomenon. In places such as Afghanistan, Colombia, Iraq, Mali, and Syria, the atrocities that often accompany armed conflict create crises that spill over national borders and fuel regional and...

  • Honors College Presents Awards to Dr. Telhami, BSOS Students

    BSOS congratulates its students and faculty members affiliated with the Honors College on their outstanding achievements. On Nov. 5, the Honors College recognized Dr. Shibley Telhami, the Anwar Sadat Professor for Peace and Development, with its Outstanding Honors Faculty Award.

Profiles Showcase

  • Charmaine Wilson-Jones, GVPT major
  • Paige Haley, CCJS '13
  • Calvin Byrd, CCJS '78
  • Gary Rozier, ECON ’99



Fall 2014 Commencement Ceremonies