Hate, intolerance, exclusion? BGSU and the city of Bowling Green say "Not in our town!" Tomorrow (April 23) the University and the city will hold the
second in a series of meetings to affirm their commitment to social justice, appreciation of diversity, and equity for all.
Following the successful kickoff meeting last week introducing the initiative, this week's meeting will focus on issues of race. The conversation is slated
from 6:30-8:30 p.m. in 115 Olscamp Hall.
Not in Our Town is the connecting point for empowering and inspiring individuals and groups working against hate, both online and in person. Community
members vow to work toward a community that lives those values.
Best Practices in Business Analytics Symposium Friday
Business analytics is a growing field that can help guide companies' marketing decisions and business practices based on information they collect - from
people's Internet use and shopping history and from myriad other sources. Having the ability to analyze and use that data helps companies deliver more
relevant information to their target audiences.
BGSU is hosting a symposium focused on "Best Practices in Business Analytics" from 7:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Friday (April 26) in 101 Olscamp Hall. Attendees
will learn about data mining, trend analysis and forecasting from experts in the field.
Keynote speaker Ashwin Patil will open the day's discussions at 8:30 a.m. with "Business Analytics: What's the Big Deal?" Patil is the director of the
Analytics and Information Management group for the automotive, process and industrial products sectors at Deloitte Consulting, LLP.
The best-practices panel includes:
Joe Gottron, senior vice president for the pharmaceutical segment in Enterprise Information Technology, Cardinal Health, speaking on
"Moving from Pockets of Expertise to a Community of Expertise"
Dr. James Albert, mathematics and statistics, on "After Moneyball"
Edward White, BGSU Executive-in-Residence, formerly CFO of Owens-Illinois, on "Profit Forecasting: From Intuition to Analytics"
BGSU alumnus Mike Hoskins, Chief Technology Officer and executive vice president at Pervasive Software, is the luncheon speaker.
The symposium is presented by BGSU's Center for Business Analytics and College of Business.
Youth theater at Firelands, King honored, in brief
"Princess K.I.M., " last year's winner of the Ronald M. Ruble New Play Festival at BGSU Firelands, returns in a full production April 25 and 26. And Anne
Marie King, head cheerleading coach and coordinator of spirit programs, was voted Division 1 Coach of the Year in Stunt following the recent championships. Learn more In Brief.
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Ethics of Self-defense workshop unites top scholars
The Ethics of Self-defense workshop hosted by the philosophy
department Friday and Saturday (April 26 and 27) is bringing together a veritable "who's who" of philosophers currently writing on issues related to war
and individual violence, led by keynote speaker Jeff McMahan from Rutgers University.
"One of the reasons we chose this topic was the 2012 Trayvon Martin shooting in Florida which will be coming to trial later this year," said Dr. Ian Young,
philosophy. "The 'stand your ground' laws and their related 'Castle Doctrine' will come under close scrutiny at the workshop, as they challenge the view
that if under attack, a person should first attempt to flee.
"Another of the main talking points will be the similarities and differences between individual and group violence. When discussing moral issues relating
to countries at war, analogies are often made to the individual but it is a matter of controversy as to whether this is a legitimate move to make. An
important, related issue is whether war is a different sphere of human activity in which our everyday ideas of morality should be suspended.
"As we saw in Boston this week, combatants are often difficult to distinguish from noncombatants, and they may not be very discriminating themselves in the
targets they choose. A further reason I am especially looking forward to this workshop is because Helen Frowe is one of the speakers. She teaches at the
University of Kent and from September 2013, she will be a Wallenberg Academy Research Fellow at Stockholm University, where she will set up and direct the
Stockholm Centre for the Ethics of War and Peace. She is also the author of the textbook I am using for my class this semester on 'The Philosophy of Peace
and War.' As my students and I have worked our way through her book, our appetites have been whetted by her discussions of almost all of the authors who
are speaking at the workshop."
BGSU to host robotics competition for middle, high school teams
Students at a previous robotics competition in Pennsylvania
The University has joined forces with BEST Robotics Inc. to host for the first time this fall a robotics competition for area middle and high school
An agreement between BGSU's College of Technology and BEST Robotics Inc. has established the Falcon BEST Hub, the only one in Ohio, Michigan and Indiana.
The program provides students with a pre-college, real-world engineering experience that incorporates the practical application of math and science in a
fun, team-based robotics-building project.
BEST, which stands for Boosting Engineering, Science and Technology, aligns well with the college and University's focus of increasing education in
science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM), said Dr. Faris Malhas, dean of the College of Technology.