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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.
Although we're BGSU's largest college, we pride ourselves on the personal attention we afford students. The College advising staff is available to help undecided students determine the major that's right for them, explore career options, schedule classes, and plan ahead so they can graduate on time. Faculty advisors in each of our departments are also available to advise their majors about internships, co-ops, courses, graduate school, and careers as well as talk to them about their long-range aspirations and immediate concerns.
MOORE TO COLLABORATE, EXPAND RESEARCH AS FULBRIGHT SCHOLAR IN SWEDEN
The sparkling freshwater lakes and streams of southern Sweden will be the new research sites for Dr. Paul Moore, biological sciences. Moore has been named a Fulbright Scholar for 2017-18, and will spend six months at Lund University, the highest-ranked university in Sweden. He will be there from this September through February 2018.
The director of BGSU’s Laboratory for Sensory Ecology, Moore specializes in crustaceans’ sensory abilities and the role that chemical signals play in their ecological function. With his sabbatical approaching, he spent more than a year identifying the most advantageous place to work, planning and developing his Fulbright application. Lund rose to the top of the list for a variety of reasons.
“Lund is one of the oldest universities in Europe and one of the most prestigious,” Moore said. “It has a group of world-class limnologists (who study the biology, chemistry and geology of inland waters) that I’m looking forward to working with. I’ll be collaborating with researchers there, expanding my research and learning new techniques and systems. They also have contacts all across Europe, so I expect that this will stimulate new research endeavors for me.” Read More
OSTROWSKI RECEIVES CAREER AWARD TO SUPPORT GROUNDBREAKING RESEARCH IN PHOTOCHEMISTRY
BGSU photochemist Dr. Alexis Ostrowski and her lab are venturing into a whole new world of materials with properties as yet unknown, but that offer the promise of beneficial applications in health, industry, agriculture and other fields.
In recognition of the potential of Ostrowski’s work, the National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded her a CAREER grant of nearly $600,000 to fund her research over the next five years. Ostrowski also recently learned that she has received another $250,000 in funding for a second project looking at using the power of light to transform animal waste into usable fertilizer.
“The Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Program is a Foundation-wide activity that offers the National Science Foundation's most prestigious awards in support of the early career-development activities of those teacher-scholars who most effectively integrate research and education within the context of the mission of their organization,” according to the NSF. “Such activities should build a firm foundation for a lifetime of integrated contributions to research and education.”
NAKAMA UNITES BGSU, CITY AND JAPANESE BUSINESS LEADERS
“I aspire to be an engaged global citizen and leader.”
That is the third line of Bowling Green State University’s Creed. And it’s a sentence that BGSU alumnus Thomas Snitch refers to daily, and which he asked participants in Wednesday (Feb. 8) night’s Nakama event to reflect upon regularly.
Nakama, a BGSU-hosted event that translates to “friend” in Japanese, brings together people who believe in fostering friendship and cooperation between Japanese and American business executives. The event, which was started in 1989 by the Asian Studies Program, also encourages mutual understanding of Japanese and American cultures. This spring’s event—the 46th Nakama meeting—welcomed 60 individuals representing Japanese businesses, the city of Bowling Green, U.S. companies and organizations that do business with Japanese companies, higher education and the Consulate-General of Japan in Detroit.
Snitch ’75, ’15 (Hon.), president of Little Falls Associates Inc., and chief scientist at GeoQuera, praised the Nakama guests for their roles as global leaders.