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» BGSU adds forensic specializations to degrees
The announcement by the state last spring that it would build a Bureau of Criminal Identification and Investigation crime lab on campus prompted the creation of a new focus area at the University. Starting next fall, the departments of criminal justice, chemistry and biology will offer undergraduate specializations in forensic sciences.
"As soon as the president and the attorney general made the announcement about the building, my phone started ringing off the hook," remembers Dr. Steven Lab, chair of the criminal justice department.
» BGSU is a leader in contemporary music
Pop, rock, country, alt country, classical, jazz ... today's music can usually be classified by genre. But what exactly is "contemporary" or "new" music?
Defying musical definition, contemporary music composers often write pieces for classical instruments but take advantage of the technological advancements of today, creating sounds that can both emotionally move and challenge audience perceptions of what music can and should be.
» Global educators get intensive U.S. experience
Although the languages they speak and the classrooms they use may be vastly different, when you put teachers from around the globe together they all want to focus on one thing-how to become better teachers.
For the past six weeks, 20 teachers from 17 countries have immersed themselves in professional development workshops and American culture. The holistic program has enabled them to learn more about themselves as teachers and the way of life in the United States, but has also presented the BGSU community and several local schools the opportunity to learn about their cultures.
The IREX Teaching Excellence and Achievement (TEA) Program brings outstanding secondary science and English as a foreign language (EFL) teachers from abroad to the United States to further develop expertise in their subject areas, enhance their teaching skills, and increase their knowledge about the U.S. IREX is an international nonprofit organization providing thought leadership and innovative programs to promote positive lasting change globally.
» BGSU researchers identify trends in the changing American family
Dr. Jodi Haney and Lisa Addis have a vibrant 10-year-old daughter named Kiki. While a gay couple with an adopted child may not fit the mold of what Americans traditionally consider a typical family, the research of BGSU faculty shows that this family reflects new trends that define the contemporary American family.
» Spring Preview is designed for high school juniors and sophomores.
» Marine bacteria may prove source for new antibiotics
Survival is the name of the game even among marine bacteria, research by BGSU biologist Dr. Hans Wildschutte shows. In the competition for food, some have genetically adapted to become "super-killers," able to fend off other unrelated populations of bacteria in their area while remaining "friendly" toward closer relatives.
Although the Vibrio bacteria he studies are nonpathenogenic to humans, the survival mechanisms they have developed show promise as the basis for new antibiotics with therapeutic properties, said Wildschutte, whose work was featured in the leading journal Science last fall.
» Meet scholarship recipient Mike Reilly
Meet scholarship recipient Mike Reilly
Hometown : Dover, Ohio
Major : Integrated Math Education
Scholarships : Administrative Staff Scholarship, Kathy Hawk Nicosia Leadership Award, Martin Luther King Jr. Scholarship, Humphrey Fong Distinguished Undergraduate in Math Education, Bernhard Wentz Scholarship, Metal Service Center Institute Scholarship, Robert and Idell Shelton Teacher Education Grant Scholarship, BGSU Centennial Scholarship
» Brenda Hollis '68 has been instrumental in investigating, indicting and prosecuting officials involved in war crimes.
WITH HUNDREDS OF PEOPLE FORCED TO WATCH and wait their turns, a soldier would calmly ask, "Which of your hands would you prefer to be removed?" before a comrade would slice it off.
International prosecutor Brenda Hollis '68 heard eerily similar accounts of such horrifying experiences from survivor after survivor of the war in West Africa. Those victims who didn't bleed to death or develop a fatal infection as a result of the maiming by the child soldiers or rebels would spend the rest of their lives struggling to remain independent and relearning how to maintain daily tasks without one or both of their hands, feet or limbs. One man told Hollis that he needs his young son to dress him, after bargaining to sacrifice both of his hands in order to spare injury to the boy.
For nearly two decades, Hollis has worked to investigate, indict and prosecute high-ranking officials involved in war crimes, crimes against humanity and genocide all over the world. She is the first female chief prosecutor for Sierra Leone, and her work on behalf of the United Nations and the Special Court for Sierra Leone has been instrumental in each of the ad hoc war crimes tribunals in the 1990s, which were the first tribunals established since Nazis were tried at Nuremberg.
» College of Business offers unique sales and services marketing specialization
The United States has seen a dramatic shift from a manufacturing-based economy to one centered on services, with nearly half of today's Fortune 500 companies considered service-based. In keeping with this shift, the College of Business Administration has created a specialization focused on sales and services marketing to prepare students for leadership in expanding service-based industries such as insurance, finance and professional services.
» Angelica Fox shares her lifelong experience as part of Promise Campaign
Since she was 3 years old, diabetes has been a part of Angelica Fox's life. The senior from Bowling Green will now get the chance to lobby Congress for more funding for juvenile diabetes research during a trip to Washington, D.C., this week.
Fox was chosen by the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation's (JDRF) Promise Campaign, which works to build relationships with members of Congress. The communications major first got involved with the Promise Campaign on a local level.
» From Broadway to screens both big and small, Falcons are an entertainment force
» BGSU faculty create pathways to change
In response to the changing landscape of education, teachers need to change the way they teach. BGSU science and mathematics faculty are creating pathways for this change by modeling best practices.
BGSU College of Education and Human Development faculty have received four Improving Teacher Quality (ITQ) state grants from the Ohio Board of Regents, totaling more than $385,000.
Although each program is unique in its structure, they share a common goal to help teachers make better sense of the content and learn more about best practices to impact they way they are teaching.