Jan 31, 2012 4:18 PM: Book explores worldwide resonance of heavy metal
Music has been described as the “universal language,” even apparently the harsh sounds of heavy metal. This seems to be borne out by the pervasive popularity of the genre over the last four decades. A new book co-written and edited by Bowling Green State University popular culture associate professor Dr. Jeremy Wallach, “Metal Rules the Globe: Heavy Metal Music Around the World,” traces it from Easter Island to Nepal and China to Madagascar, Brazil and beyond.
Jan 31, 2012 4:18 PM: Police Integrity Lost: A Study of Law Enforcement Officers Arrested
A Bowling Green State University criminal justice team is developing the first national profile of police integrity through an analysis of police crime committed by sworn law enforcement officers. A National Institute of Justice (NIJ) grant in excess of $260,000 will fund the work of criminal justice faculty members Dr. Philip Stinson, principal investigator for the project, and co-investigators Drs. John Liederbach and Steven Lab. NIJ is a branch of the Office of Justice Programs at the U.S. Department of Justice.
Jan 30, 2012 4:19 PM: International journalist to address potential for peace
Leading geopolitical analyst Gwynne Dyer will give the third annual Nakamoto Peace Lecture at Bowling Green State University. His talk, “The End of War? Nonviolence in the 21st Century,” will begin at 7:30 p.m. Thursday (Feb. 2) in the Bowen-Thompson Student Union Theater.
Jan 30, 2012 4:18 PM: Pianist Christopher O’Riley performs on BGSU Festival Series
Musical boundary-crossing pianist Christopher O’Riley will give a solo performance as the next artist in Bowling Green State University’s Festival Series. Hosted by the College of Musical Arts, his concert begins at 8 p.m. Feb. 11 in Kobacker Hall of the Moore Musical Arts Center.
Jan 27, 2012 4:19 PM: Jazzed about the Grammys
A Bowling Green State University music faculty member has a hand in a 2012 Grammy-nominated album.
Jan 26, 2012 4:20 PM: Alumnus to oversee content for Scripps newspapers
A Bowling Green State University alumnus will be in charge of shaping the content of all the newspapers owned by the E.W. Scripps Company.
Jan 26, 2012 4:20 PM: BGSU moves up on Peace Corps' Top Colleges Ranking
For the second year in a row, Bowling Green State University has made it onto the Peace Corps’ list of top universities producing volunteers. This year, BGSU moved up from 25th to 21st, with 24 alumni currently serving. The University is also ranked fourth in the state for the number of Peace Corps volunteers.
Jan 23, 2012 4:21 PM: Violin and guitar duo itsnotyouitsme to perform
itsnotyouitsme, a duo of amplified violin and electric guitar, will perform two concerts next month as part of the Music at the Forefront series sponsored by the MidAmerican Center for Contemporary Music at Bowling Green State University.
Jan 23, 2012 4:20 PM: Geography major answers call from National Geographic
She didn’t have much time to prepare, but the opportunity was too good to pass up. When the telephone call came on Jan. 6 saying she had been chosen for an internship with the National Geographic Society in Washington, D.C., Erynn Truex decided to go, despite the fact that the semester was to begin that Monday and she would have just one week before she had to leave.
Jan 19, 2012 4:21 PM: Alumnus joins USA Football’s board of directors
Mike Wilcox, a Bowling Green State University alumnus and chairman and chief executive officer of Toledo-based Wilcox Financial and Wilcox Sports Management, has been named to the board of directors of USA Football.
Jan 18, 2012 4:22 PM: Faith Olson honored with the Drum Major for Peace award
No one was more surprised at the announcement of the winner of the 16th annual Drum Major for Peace Award than its recipient, Faith Olson, fiscal officer for the College of Education and Human Development at Bowling Green State University. The award was presented Jan. 13 during the city of Bowling Green’s 23rd annual tribute honoring Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Jan 18, 2012 4:22 PM: Wind turbine study analyzes bird flight patterns
Wind turbines may offer a positive source of renewable energy, but Bowling Green State University and University of Toledo researchers are looking into the potential impact these giant fans might have on bird species if constructed along the Lake Erie shoreline.
Jan 17, 2012 4:24 PM: Day of Service Challenge a success
More than 500 Bowling Green State University faculty, staff and students spent their Martin Luther King Jr. holiday getting their hands dirty as part of the fourth annual MLK Day of Service Challenge.
Jan 17, 2012 4:23 PM: Cheerleaders finish fifth at nationals
The BGSU Cheerleading Team made another successful trip to the Universal Cheerleaders Association College National Championship, finishing fifth in the nation. The competition was held Jan. 14 at the ESPN Wide World of Sports complex in Orlando, Fla.
Jan 17, 2012 4:23 PM: Peter Lu’s lab makes big impact in world of nanoscience
It’s a small, small world that Dr. H. Peter Lu, Ohio Eminent Scholar and professor of chemistry at Bowling Green State University, studies. An expert in biochemical nanoscience, he narrows his focus down to the motions and properties of single molecules of proteins and enzymes as they perform their biological functions. The new knowledge he and his team are generating is gaining international notice.
Jan 11, 2012 4:24 PM: Online master of education programs recognized for excellence
U.S. News and World Report has named BGSU’s online master of education programs one of the best in the country. The ranking is part of the magazine’s listing of the Top Online Education Programs.
Jan 10, 2012 4:24 PM: BGSU film prize endowed
A new annual prize has been endowed for an aspiring student filmmaker, with funds donated by one longtime supporter of Bowling Green State University film studies in memory of another.
Jan 5, 2012 4:24 PM: BGSU Festival Series features Roman carnival spectacular
The Bowling Green State University Festival Series begins the new year with a “Roman Carnival Spectacular” featuring the Toledo Symphony Orchestra and BGSU’s Wind Symphony. The performance takes place at 8 p.m. Jan. 19 at BGSU’s Kobacker Hall in Moore Musical Arts Center.