Thursday, February 16, 2017  
Ostrowski receives CAREER Award to support photochemistry research | Roomful of Teeth ensemble visits as Hansen artists
Alexis Ostrowski
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.”


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Roomful of Teeth

Roomful of Teeth to share musical virtuosity with students, community

The human voice in all its glory and capacity will be celebrated during the upcoming visit to the University by Roomful of Teeth. The eight members of the a cappella vocal project are this year’s Hansen Series artists in residence.

They will share their fine vocal craftsmanship, exuberant embrace of international vocal techniques and wide-ranging repertoire with community members and students at BGSU’s College of Musical Arts and Bowling Green High School, and cap off their visit with a free concert at 8 p.m. on Feb. 23 in Kobacker Hall at Moore Musical Arts Center.


Showing their support for students were (left to right) Tina Coulter, Dawn Vollmar, Molly Monroe, Nikki Mattoni and Stacy Mikonowicz.

Financial Aid staff puts heart into helping students

Valentine’s Day is made even sweeter each year for student employees in the Office of Student Financial Aid. The entire staff pitches in to hold a scholarship bake sale and raffle to help support their education. The festive table in the Administration Building Feb. 14 was loaded with treats, raffle prizes and clever decorations.

Seeing student need daily in their work inspires the staff to do something tangible and to raise awareness.

“We typically raise between $300 and $500,” said organizer Tina Coulter. “Even if it helps them buy books, that’s one less expense for them.”



The politics, history, identity and art of Africa and its diaspora will be discussed during the 19th annual Africana Studies Student Research Conference. The event, focusing on “Emerging Perspectives in Africana Studies,” will take place from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Feb. 24 in 101 Olscamp Hall.

BGSU common read author Warren Berger returns next week to provide additional opportunities for faculty and students to apply the approach shared in his bestselling book “A More Beautiful Question: The Power of Inquiry to Spark Breakthrough Ideas” in their work and study.

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