College of Arts & Sciences
A World of Ideas
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Since 1929, the College of Arts and Sciences at BGSU has offered innovative and engaging academic programs to the students at Bowling Green State University, educating young leaders through a rich liberal arts curriculum and offering areas of study in the sciences that take you from the depths of the Great Lakes to the farthest corners of the universe. All of our programs feature advanced equipment for research and learning.
Although we're BGSU's largest college, we pride ourselves on the personal attention we afford students. The College advising staff is available to help undecided students determine the major that's right for them, explore career options, schedule classes, and plan ahead so they can graduate on time. Faculty advisors in each of our departments are also available to advise their majors about internships, co-ops, courses, graduate school, and careers as well as talk to them about their long-range aspirations and immediate concerns.
News and Events
LU ELECTED FELLOW OF LEADING SCIENTIFIC ORGANIZATION
Dr. Peter Lu, Ohio Eminent Scholar in Photochemical Sciences at BGSU, has been elected a Fellow of the American Physical Society (APS), a preeminent scientific organization.
Nominated by the society's Division of Biological Physics, Lu was selected "for his significant contributions to the quantitative understanding of protein dynamics, in particular, in enzymatic reactions by developing novel single-molecule spectroscopy and methodology."
STUDENT RESEARCHERS FIRST WITH DISCOVERY IN PHOTOCHEMICAL SCIENCES
Orange peel and kelp, sugars and iron salts — not the ingredients one might expect to find in a sophisticated, photochemistry-based drug-delivery system. Yet student researchers at BGSU have discovered that polymers of these relatively simple substances are well suited as carriers for drugs that will be released when activated by light. The American Chemical Society journal Applied Materials and Interfaces has published an article by Giuseppe Giammanco, a third-year Ph.D. student from Venezuela, and Christopher Sosnofsky, a senior from Michigan majoring in chemistry. Both are students in the lab of Dr. Alexis Ostrowski, an assistant professor of photochemical sciences.
New research examines spiritual dimensions of marriage
Each year, millions of U.S. couples walk down aisles in churches, temples and mosques to get married. Many only occasionally, if ever, again set foot together inside a place of worship. Does that mean their marriage is devoid of spirituality? Not according to studies showing most people view their marriage as a sacred union. But, does what couples say about the spiritual nature of their marriage predict how they actually act toward one another?
A recent study led by Dr. Annette Mahoney, a professor of psychology and member of BGSU’s Spirituality and Psychology Research Team, sheds light on this question and on two spiritual dimensions of marriage that predict better behavior in marriage.