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Thursday, January 17, 2019  
Center for the Future of Forensic Science opens | Online criminal justice master's program one of nation’s best

Center for the Future of Forensic Science gets new home on campus

Bowling Green State University student Madison Muir explains a forensic science research technique to Ohio Attorney General David Yost at a preview of the Ohio Attorney General’s Center for the Future of Forensic Science Jan. 15. The $1.2 million facility provides an experiential learning environment for forensic science students and a gateway to advanced training and cutting-edge research for practicing forensic scientists, forensic science technicians, crime scene investigators and other law enforcement professionals.

Yost was joined at the preview by President Rodney Rogers; Randy Gardner, chancellor of the Ohio Department of Higher Education; and Dr. Jon Sprague, director of the Center for the Future of Forensic Science.

“This center and public partnership is an example of how BGSU creates public good,” Rogers said. “From forensic accounting to processing evidence, this center, through its students and faculty, will help drive the vitality of the region.”

The center includes the most advanced learning laboratory in Ohio, which mirrors the lab used by professional forensic scientists within the Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation. The center was made possible through funding by the state of Ohio.

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BGSU online criminal justice master's program one of the best in nation

Bowling Green State University’s online criminal justice master's program is ranked 14th in the country in the 2019 U.S. News & World Report Best Online Programs rankings, which were released Jan. 15.

“As a public university committed to creating public good, we are working to ensure that a BGSU education prepares our graduates to lead productive and meaningful lives,” BGSU President Rodney Rogers said. “Having a top-15 academic program is gratifying. It affirms that we’re delivering a high-quality education, and we’re delivering it on our students’ terms — meeting their needs on their schedule.”

BGSU offers an eCampus option for students that features eight-week courses year-round with six different start dates. eCampus offers 16 degreed programs and 10 certificate/endorsement programs. So, even while taking classes part time, students can earn a Master of Science in criminal justice in less than two years by taking the 11 required courses.


Marshall Wilson in his laboratory
Wilson named Fellow of Inter-American Photochemical Society

Dr. Marshall Wilson, research professor in the Department of Chemistry, has had a long and illustrious career in photochemistry and photo-biochemistry. In recognition of his work, the Inter-American Photochemical Society (I-APS) has named him a Fellow, an honor reserved for only 2 percent of the society's membership of about 600.

Wilson gave his award address at the I-APS annual meeting in Sarasota, Florida, earlier this month. About 40 BGSU current and former faculty members and students attended to congratulate him on the honor. Dr. Thomas Kinstle, BGSU Distinguished Teaching Professor Emeritus of chemistry, gave the opening remarks and welcomed Wilson to the fellowship.

The society was established to promote and disseminate knowledge and encourage development of photochemistry and allied subjects throughout the Americas. Its membership comes from academia, industry and government throughout North and South America.

Wilson has distinguished himself as a chemist and scholar over a diverse career. At BGSU, his research interests are directed toward photochemical application of lasers, primarily argon ion lasers, and fall into two broad categories: the laser synthesis of new materials and the development of reagents — substances that create a chemical reaction — for the photochemical manipulation of biological systems.