Dr. Oscar Barbarin is pictured with members of the panel on which he participated at the historic 1st Pan-African Psychology Congress held in Durban, South Africa, on September 20, 2017. The Congress was hosted by the Pan-African Psychology Union (PAPU) and the Psychological Society of South Africa (PsySSA), together with PAPU members in Africa. The topic of the panel was "The Science of Psychology in Psychology in the Global South." Dr. Barbarin was also invited to deliver a lecture on "Social and Biological Processes in the development of Anti-social Behavior: The Case of African American Boys.”
Mr. Richard W Collins, III a graduating senior at Bowie State University and Second Lieut. in the U.S. Army was murdered in a senseless act of violence that took place on the campus of the University of Maryland on Saturday, May 20, 2017. Although, the details of this White-on-Black murder are still sketchy and the motivations of the assailant unclear, the pain, confusion and heartache they have caused on our campus are palpable.
The African American Studies Department (AASD) in the College of Behavioral and Social Sciences at the University of Maryland, College Park has received authorization to search for a senior tenured faculty member at the full or advanced associate professor level. AASD is an interdisciplinary social science department engaged in the study of African American life and is committed to translating scholarship into practice and policy.
African American Studies Department Lecturer Dr. Jason Nichols has co-edited La Verdad: An International Dialogue on Hip Hop Latinidades (Ohio State University Press). This reader is a one of a kind look into the development and social context for hip hop both in Latin America and practiced by Latinos worldwide. The book is being widely praised for its transnational engagement of hip hop culture.