Congraulations to Dr. Kris Marsh, for being selected by the Office of Multi-Ethnic Student Education's (OMSE) Academy of Excelleceas the recipient of the 2017 Excellence in Service Medal for Outstanding Faculty!
The Critical Race Initiative invites you to the 4th Annual Parren Mitchell Symposium, "Truth & Lies: Race, Media and Politics" on April 26, 2017 in the Colony Ballroom, Stamp Student Union.
Immediately following the symposium, we will have a reception featuring a keynote address by Kevin Blackistone (sports columnist for the The Washington Post, panelist on ESPN's Around the Horn, contributor to NPR, and currently a visiting professor at UMD's Merrill College of Journalism).
TheAmerican Association for the Advancement of Science(AAAS) has elected Distinguished University Professor Stanley Presser as a AAAS Fellow. The AAAS Council annually elects members whose “efforts on behalf of the advancement of science or its applications are scientifically or socially distinguished.
How do our social and professional circles affect the way we share and consume information? How might these networks impact climate and energy policymaking? A research team from the University of Maryland received an additional $450,000 from theMacArthur Foundationto examine how climate and energy policy networks are evolving at both state and federal levels in response to the 2016 election. In total, the Foundation has provided $900,000 in research support for the 3-year project.
Every year, the College of Behavioral and Social Sciences (BSOS) recognizes faculty, staff, and students for their contributions to the college and the department. This year, BSOS has selected four Sociology members to recognize at their spring awards ceremony on April 11.
Social scientists now have an easier, faster way to deliver their research to the people who need it most thanks to a new, open source archive developed through a partnership between the University of Maryland and theCenter for Open Science. Launched in beta version December 7th,SocArXivis a free, non-commercial service that allows for rapid sharing of academic papers, alleviating frustrations caused by sluggish publication processes and paywalls that limit the audience for academic research.