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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.
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AFRICANA STUDIES RESEARCH CONFERENCE HIGHLIGHTS STUDENT RESEARCH
The Africana Studies Program welcomes back to campus award- winning filmmaker Gaston Kaboré of Burkina Faso as artist-in-residence and the keynote speaker for the 20th annual “Student Research Conference and Luncheon: Emerging Perspectives in Africana Studies.”
The conference will be held from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Feb. 23 in the Lenhart Grand Ballroom at the Bowen-Thompson Student Union. Panel discussions from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. will feature 24 presenters from six universities and many different disciplines.
In his keynote address, Kaboré will share “The Life of a Storyteller, Filmmaker and Cultural Activist: A 40-year Commitment to the Development of Burkina Faso and African Cinema.” Read More
FOUST IS LEAD AUTHOR OF VIDEO PRODUCTION TEXTBOOK
When the Bowling Green State University School of Media and Communication moved into the Michael & Sara Kuhlin Center in 2016, it aligned perfectly with Dr. James Foust’s work to update a textbook about video production.
Foust, a professor and department chair of journalism and public relations, is lead author with Edward J. Fink and Lynne Gross of the 12th edition of “Video Production Disciplines and Techniques.” Fink is a professor of cinema and television arts and interim dean of the College of Communications at California State University, Fullerton, and Gross has taught television production at numerous U.S. colleges and internationally. This edition is published for the first time by Routledge, a global publisher of academic books, journals and online reference. Read More
FAULKNER BOOK URGES A MORE PHYSICAL FEMINISM
In a way, Dr. Sandra Faulkner has been preparing for her new book, “Real Women Run: Running as Feminist Embodiment,” her whole life. Since childhood she has been either running or wanting to run, and that desire to experience the physicality of herself has fed her personal and scholarly explorations of embodiment, identity and feminist theory.
Knitting all these threads into a coherent whole required an innovative approach. Published by Routledge, “Real Women Run” calls upon Faulkner’s personal experiences as a runner and a poet along with her expertise in poetic inquiry, ethnography and feminist analysis.
“I wanted to use my personal ethnography and connect it to larger societal influences, taking the personal to the public,” said Faulkner, a professor in the Department of Communication and director and graduate coordinator of the Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies program. Read More