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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BGSU ETHICS BOWL TEAM EARNS SPOT AT NATIONALS
The BGSU Ethics Bowl Team continued its recent record of success at this year’s Upper Midwest Regional Ethics Bowl. Bowling Green fielded two teams at this year's competition, held at Northern Illinois University on Nov. 14.
Each team had four matches. The first BGSU team ended 2-2, with the two losses on close split decisions, but members Ben Dobler, Tabitha Holowka and Quazi Hussain also earned the upset of the tournament, handing a Ripon University squad its first and only defeat in two years at the competition.
BGSU’s second team, composed solely of Ethics Bowl rookies, won its first three matches and was the only undefeated team going into the fourth and final round. They lost that one however, also on a close split decision, by one point (“a result that astonished the other team, who openly insisted that Bowling Green was done an injustice!” noted co-coach Dr. Ian Young, philosophy).
MASTER OF PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION PROGRAM ACES ACCREDITATION
BGSU's Master of Public Administration program has achieved accreditation by the Network of Schools of Public Policy, Affairs and Administration (NASPAA), recognized as the "gold standard" in graduate programs in public affairs accreditation.
Not only was BGSU's program accredited, it received a special commendation for its service–learning and civic engagement component.
UNDERGRADUATES JOIN WORLDWIDE SEARCH FOR NEW ANTIBIOTICS
The work of students in biologist Dr. Hans Wildschutte's microbiology lab class has taken on a special meaning this semester. While learning hands–on microbiology lab techniques, the students are also conducting research to identify potential new antibiotics.
The class is participating in the Small World Initiative, launched in 2012 at Yale University and aimed at discovering new antibiotics to treat the increasingly antibiotic–resistant bacteria threatening health globally. Because of the reluctance on the part of major pharmaceutical companies to develop novel antibiotics due to their low profitability, combined with the emergence of antibiotic resistance among human pathogens, the initiative was created to crowdsource antibiotic discovery by enlisting undergraduates worldwide.