Thursday, July 9, 2015  
Baron explores Denzel Washington career | State of the University Address slated
Cynthia Baron and her new book on Denzel Washington
Beneath the surface
Baron book takes in-depth look at Denzel Washington's career

Denzel Washington is more than 1996's "Sexiest Man Alive" or a pretty face on the screen. Ask Dr. Cynthia Baron, theatre and film. Baron's latest book, "Denzel Washington," takes an in-depth look at the actor and his impact on both art and society.

Baron was approached by the British Film Institute (BFI) to write "Denzel Washington" as part of a series it publishes.

"The institute commissioned a book series, designed for academic and general readers, that would reflect upon the wealth of material concerning film stars — found in tabloids, fanzines, star biographies, reception studies, research on celebrity culture and the entertainment industry — and pay special attention to ways in which the actual performances of star actors shape interpretations of individual films and audience impressions about a star's public image," Baron explained.


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It's a date
State of the University Address slated

President Mary Ellen Mazey will kick off the new academic year with her annual State of the University Address, at 10:30 a.m. Aug. 28 in the Wolfe Center for the Arts.

Faculty, staff and students are invited. BGSU Firelands viewers may watch through live remote.

Jerry Streichler, 85, a professor emeritus of technology and Trustee Professor, died July 3 in San Diego. The founding dean of the College of Technology, he served as the chairman of the Department of Industrial Education and Technology from 1967-78, director of the School of Technology from 1978-85, and then dean of the new college from 1985-91, returning to the classroom until 1993.