Thursday, November 8, 2018  
Biology Ph.D. student receives leading fellowship | Princeton Review names BGSU a ‘green college’
Audrey Maran conducts field work.
Maran to bring science, communication skills to Knauss marine policy fellowship

In January, Bowling Green State University Ph.D. student Audrey Maran, her husband, their cat and two dogs will decamp for Silver Spring, Maryland, where she will serve for a year as a communication specialist in the National Sea Grant office, a division of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

Maran, who is finishing her doctorate in biology, was chosen for the John A. Knauss Marine Policy Fellowship, one of the most competitive marine policy fellowships in the United States. She is only the second BGSU student to ever receive the award, and the first in many years.

She will be part of the fellowship’s executive branch; there is also a legislative branch, whose fellows work primarily on Capitol Hill with lawmakers. The 66 finalists represented 30 of the 33 National Sea Grant programs. Since 1979, Sea Grant has provided one-year Knauss fellowships for more than 1,200 early career professionals to work in federal government offices around Washington, D.C.

“This is one of the most prestigious awards that a junior scientist in environmental sciences can be awarded,” said Dr. Shannon Pelini, Maran’s thesis adviser and an associate professor of biological sciences.

“It’s meant for people with a science background, but it gives you a window into how policy works and how science is turned into policy and how policy affects science on the ground. The idea is it’s science to policy,” Maran said. “I have very little background in policy but I’m very interested in it because I firmly believe we need science-based policy in our government, and I want to see if I can play a role in helping make our policy more science-based.”


BGSU’s Lake Erie Center for Fresh Waters and Human Health – The Blade, The Morning Journal, News 5
Donahue’s Amsterdam T-Shirt Project – The Blade, Sentinel-Tribune
Jackson on celebrity endorsements – Moneyish
Miller on mid-term elections – WTOL, 13abc
Stinson on officers accused of crimes – WSYX-CBO

Princeton Review names BGSU a ‘green college’

Bowling Green State University is among the nation’s most environmentally responsible colleges, according to the 2018 Princeton Review Guide to 399 Green Colleges.

The guide, released October 16, profiles colleges “having the most exceptional commitments to sustainability … based on their academic offerings, campus policies, initiatives, activities and career preparation for students.” BGSU was on the 2017 and 2016 lists as well.

The Princeton Review chose colleges based on “Green Rating” scores tallied using data from its survey of administrators in 2017-18. The survey asked administrators to report on their sustainability-related policies, practices and programs. Schools with Green Rating scores of 80 or higher (out of 99) made it into the 2018 guide; BGSU’s score was 96.

The ranking provides a good reference for prospective students, who show a growing interest in attending colleges committed to the environment. Robert Franek, The Princeton Review’s editor-in-chief, said that college applicants and their parents are increasingly concerned about the environment and sustainability issues.

“I am proud of BGSU’s ongoing sustainability efforts and accomplishments and how far we have come,” said Dr. Nicholas Hennessy, BGSU sustainability manager. “It’s gratifying to see sustainability take a place in so many areas of the day-to-day operation of the University and to have many players involved. We plan to continue to move forward with our plans for sustainability since there is still a great deal more to do to reduce our environmental impact.”


‘Living in the Shadows’
Immigrant Ohio 2018 focuses on undocumented immigrants

“Living in the Shadows: Undocumented Lives and Labor” is the theme of the third annual Immigrant Ohio symposium, from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Nov. 13 in 228 Bowen-Thompson Student Union. BGSU and guest panelists will discuss aspects of immigration affecting Ohio and beyond.

Undocumented immigrants are a common topic in the news these days. Bowling Green State University will address some of the issues during the third annual Immigrant Ohio symposium, from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Nov. 13 in 228 Bowen-Thompson Student Union.

“Living in the Shadows: Undocumented Lives and Labor” is the theme this year for the event, which is free and open to the public.

“Migrant Workers in Ohio: A Brief History” starts the morning session at 9:30 a.m. Presenters include Luis Moreno, a lecturer in BGSU’s Department of Ethnic Studies; Maria Goeser of Jobs and Family Services, Ohio; and Michelle Sweetser and Megan Goins-Diouof of the BGSU Center for Archival Collections.


A quilt from the Migrant Quilt Project exhibit contains the names of people who died attempting to immigrate across the Tucson Sector.
Migrant Quilt Project tells stories of lost lives

Each stitch, each scrap of material in the quilts of the Migrant Quilt Project memorializes the lives of migrants who have died in the southern Arizona desert in search of a better life. Though the issue of immigration is hotly debated, the quilts are designed to tell the story of human lives lost in the Tucson Sector, the border region between Mexico and Yuma, Arizona.

Sixteen of the quilts will be on display Nov. 13 through Dec. 7 in two locations within Bowling Green State University’s Jerome Library. The Ray and Pat Browne Popular Culture Library on the fourth floor and the Center for Archival Collections on the fifth floor will host the exhibition, with open hours from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

According to the project’s website, it is a grass-roots, collaborative effort of artists, quilt makers and activists to express compassion for the migrants from Mexico and Central who died in the desert.

Jody Ipsen, one of the founders, was moved to action when she learned a record number of migrants died in the Tucson Sector between 2004 and 2005. Materials used in the quilts were collected at migrant layup sites in the Sonoran Desert. She reached out to quilt makers and artists to create quilts using the jeans, bandanas, work shirts and embroidered cloths.


BGSU to host naturalization ceremony Nov. 13

Nearly 50 new citizens will take the oath of allegiance to the United States on Nov. 13 in a ceremony at 11 a.m. in the Lenhart Grand Ballroom at the Bowen-Thompson Student Union. Among them are BGSU students, staff and alumni.

Zoom schedule for next week

Because of the Veterans Day holiday on Nov. 12, Zoom News will not be published that day. The next edition will be Thursday, Nov. 15.


How were maps drawn before air travel was possible? The School of Art Division of Art History presents “Meanings and Methods of the Early Modern Bird’s-Eye View,” a public lecture by Dr. Mark Rosen at 5 p.m. Nov. 14 in Eva Marie Saint Theatre at the Wolfe Center for the Arts.

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