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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AGGRESSION AND ADDICTION: HUBER TO BRING SPECIALIZED SKILLS TO HARVARD STUDY
BGSU neuroscientist Dr. Robert Huber will be sharing his expertise with colleagues at Harvard University next year as a Fellow of the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Studies. Best known at BGSU for his research into the neurochemistry of behavioral phenomena such as aggression and addiction in crayfish, Huber also has specialized experience in computer vision, which he will apply to Harvard’s quantitative behavioral study of Drosophila, or fruit flies. “This is a relatively new field of computational ethology,” Huber said. “It’s an attempt to apply novel computer tools to describe, characterize and understand behavior.” Read More
Fighting for Detroit: Alumna uses life experience to secure spot on city council
Juvenile probation officer, high school science teacher, airport worker and mortgage banker are just a few of the titles 2003 alumna Janee Ayers had to take on to make ends meet in the leaner years.
“I was lifting 500 pounds of luggage a day for $9 an hour. And I thought: ‘I have a degree, there is a problem.’ And I knew this was happening to a lot other people, too.”
While her days of loading luggage on the conveyor belt at the Detroit Metropolitan Airport are a far cry from her current position as a Detroit councilwoman, Ayers has held true to her roots, even after climbing to the top of a pool of more than 130 candidates who sought appointment to the high-ranking position. Read More
BIOETHICS BOWL TEAM MAKES IT TO ELITE EIGHT
The University’s four-member Bioethics Bowl team made it to the Elite Eight in the National Undergraduate Bioethics Bowl at Tallahassee, Fla., earlier this month.
Members Ashley Van Order, Mikayla Keating, William Kennedy and Jacob Moore won five of the nine debates in which they competed and placed eighth overall in the competition hosted by Florida State University. Dr. Ian Young, philosophy, who coaches the team along with Dr. Christian Coons, accompanied the team to the competition.
In the first round, BGSU’s team defeated teams from the University of Miami and Loyola University Chicago and narrowly lost to Dartmouth College. In the quarterfinal round, the team lost to the University of Denver, the team that placed third overall. Read More