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.
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Combatting the masquerade parties of clandestine drugs
Dr. Jon Sprague and undergraduate neuroscience student Greg Grecco are part of a crusade to protect the public from the harmful effects of synthetic drugs produced in clandestine labs. Their work is not on the street fighting drug crime, but in the laboratory working to understand how the chemical changes made to drugs in clandestine labs change how they affect the body.
Sprague, the director of the Ohio Attorney General’s Center for the Future of Forensic Science at BGSU, is a pharmacologist dedicated to educating future forensic scientists.
His mission at the University is to help develop the forensic science curriculum and conduct research to position the BGSU and the state as leaders in the forensic science industry. At the core of his current research is a proposal to enact a Federal Pharmacophore Act that ultimately will help in the fight against synthetic drugs of abuse.
CLARK HELPS OPEN DOOR TO THE WORLDS OF PUPPETRY
There were several things that took Bradford Clark by surprise upon his final walk-through before festivities for the Nov. 14 opening of the Center for Puppetry Arts' Worlds of Puppetry Museum, in Atlanta. One was the sheer size of the bright green new addition to the center, and the other was visitors’ emotional reaction to the Henson puppets — familiar characters like Miss Piggy and Elmo.
“Even though I’d been involved in the planning since the beginning, walking through and seeing it all in place, I thought, ‘This is massive!’” said Clark, the center’s consulting curator of collections and BGSU theater and film faculty member.
“And I was surprised by how strong the emotional connection of the visitors to the puppets was,” he added. Read More
CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGY PH.D. PROGRAM NATIONALLY RANKED
The University’s clinical psychology Ph.D. program is among the best in the nation, according to two recent reports. On the list compiled by counselingpsychology.org, BGSU is ranked second in the nation for its success in preparing students for careers in professional counseling.
The website bestcounselingdegrees.net ranks BGSU 22nd on its list of the country’s 50 best Ph.D. programs in clinical psychology for 2016.
“The rankings are affirmation that we offer a top-flight program and have developed an excellent reputation,” said Dr. Michael Zickar, chair of the psychology department. Read More