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NEW BGSU RESEARCH IMPORTANT TO ATMOSPHERIC PHOTOCHEMISTRY
A BGSU photochemical sciences research team has shown that a new and unusual reaction path in chemistry occurs not only in the gas phase, but also in solution. According to Dr. Alexander N. Tarnovsky, the finding, which is important to atmospheric photochemistry, also establishes the direct link between chemical reactivity in the gas phase and in solution.
Tarnovsky and doctoral graduate assistants Andrey Mereschenko, Evgeniia V. Butaeva, Veniamin Borin and Anna Eyzips are the listed authors of a Nature Chemistry journal article about the finding.
“Dissociation, the process of breaking a chemical bond, lies at the heart of chemistry,” Tarnovsky said. Dissociation of molecular bromine is one of the key steps in ozone depletion chemistry, so establishing the connection between bromoform and bromine is important in atmospheric photochemistry, he explained. Read More
FEAT OF CLAY
During his nearly 30-year career as an artist, John Balistreri has seen his ceramics exhibited in dozens of invited and juried shows both national and international. But the professor and head of ceramics at BGSU has not had a time of shows as “high density,” as he puts it, as March 16-19, 2016. Those were the dates of the 50th annual conference of the National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts (NCECA), convening in Kansas City, Missouri. And during those four days, work by Balistreri was part of four exhibitions occurring in conjunction with the conference. In addition, he presented a pre-conference demonstration and lecture at a workshop with other graduates of the Kansas City Art Institute, where he earned his bachelor of fine arts degree in 1986. Read More
NEWLY NAMED MICHAEL & SARA KUHLIN CENTER
The facility at Bowling Green State University now known as “South Hall,” will be changed to the “Michael & Sara Kuhlin Center” in recognition of the couple’s financial support. The facility will be referred to as the “Kuhlin Center” and will house the School of Media and Communication.
Michael and Sara both attended Bowling Green State University: Sara, from 1967 to 1969; and Mike from 1964 to 1968, receiving a journalism degree from the College of Business Administration in 1968. Mike was actively involved in student organizations on campus which led to him being selected as BGSU’s Outstanding Greek Man in 1968 and a member of the Omicron Delta Kappa national leadership honor society. Both also worked at the University. Sara was employed in the Administration Building and the Office of Financial Aid from 1969 to 1971. Mike worked in the Office of the Dean of Students as a residence hall director and was an assistant director in the Office of Career Planning and Placement from 1968 to 1971. They married on campus, in Prout Chapel, on December 11, 1971. Their 42 years together included many trips back to campus before Sara passed away in 2013.