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Honors & Awards

U.S. News and World Report and Business Week rankings recognize BGSU programs in biology, business, education, English, fine arts, industrial/organizational psychology, physical therapy, psychology, public affairs, rehabilitation counseling, sociology and speech-language pathology.

Nationally recognized first year programs.

Ranked 24th nationally in the 2012 Best for Vets: Colleges in Military Times EDGE and recognized for the second year in a row by G.I. Jobs as a Military Friendly School.

Funded by a four-year, $1.3 million grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH), Dr. Neocles Leontis, professor of chemistry; Dr. Craig Zirbel, associate professor of mathematics and statistics; and doctoral students Anton Petrov, bioinformatics, and James Roll, statistics, are creating tools that will enable biomedical researchers to use the new knowledge for drug development and gene therapy, among many other applications.

The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching recognizes BGSU for its curricular engagement with the community.

Home of the John P. Scott Center for the Study of Neuroscience, one of the first interdisciplinary research centers of its kind in the United States, and the Center for Family and Demographic Research, which has major funding from the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Funded by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, a group of graduate and undergraduate students led by Dr. Helen Michaels, professor of biology, is developing a method of identifying invasive flowering rush from satellite images in order to predict where it might go next, in hopes of thwarting its unwanted spread.

BGSU is one of the few U.S. campuses where students can earn a doctorate in contemporary music. The University's MidAmerican Center for Contemporary Music and annual New Music & Art Festival are internationally known.

Home to the world's only doctoral program in photochemical sciences.

Distinguished Research Professor of Biological Sciences Ronny Woodruff has been named a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science in recognition of his contributions to research and teaching. Woodruff, with the help of nearly 90 undergraduate students, has studied the mechanisms of evolution using the fruit fly as a model organism.

Distinguished Artist Professor Marilyn Shrude has been named a 2011 Guggenheim Fellow. Her other numerous awards include a composer fellowship from the National Endowment of the Arts and an Academy Award in Music from the American Academy of Arts and Letters.

Dr. Nancy Orel, director of BGSU's Gerontology Program, was one of just 100 people invited by President Barack Obama to a White House meeting on HIV and aging.

BGSU School of Art faculty, students, alumni and former instructors took home 11 of the 20 awards presented at the 92nd Toledo Area Artists Exhibition, one of the oldest and largest regional museum shows in the country.

John Balestreri, ceramics professor, has developed a three-dimensional rapid prototyping process to create ceramic objects. He has patents pending on formulas for powders and binders, as well as innovations to existing machines to improve the viability of creating ceramics from digital files.

Dr. Amilcar Challu, assistant professor of history, received a $50,400 fellowship from the National Endowment for the Humanities to study the historical origins of Mexico's underdevelopment.

Mona Burke, senior lecturer and director of BGSU Firelands health information management technology education program, was elected a fellow of the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA).

Dr. George Bullerjahn, Dr. Michael McKay and Dr. Paul Morris's study of the Great Lakes and dead zones in Lake Erie was one of only 41 projects chosen for support this year by the U.S. Department of Energy's Joint Genomic Institute.

The University's Jerome Library is home to three nationally prominent special collections: the Browne Popular Culture Library, the Historical Collections of the Great Lakes and the Sound Recordings Archives.

BGSU's Center for Regional Development received $800,000 in federal funding to help businesses find and develop the workforces they need to succeed and received a national award for the virtual 'toolkit' which allows companies to use a searchable online database containing real-time information on workers in specific locations and the skill sets they possess.

Article of Year Award

Dr. Susan Brown and Dr. Wendy Manning, co-directors of the National Center for Family and Marriage Research (NCFMR) at BGSU, were presented the inaugural Article of the Year Award from the American Sociological Association's Section on Sociology of the Family for the best journal article published in the past three years.