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Monitor takes Memorial Day holiday

 Monitor will not be published the week of May 28. The next issue will appear on June 4.

Campus ‘families’ stand together in giving

Six areas on campus have 100 percent participation in the Family Campaign, reports Michelle Banks, director of annual giving.

They are the Honors Program, the Women's Center and the Counseling Center, and the offices of Equity and Diversity, the executive vice president, the treasurer and risk management.

Gifts made before June 30 will count toward the 2007 Family Campaign as well as the Building Dreams Campaign. Faculty, staff and retirees may direct their contributions to any of more than 400 BGSU Foundation accounts or to the Family Campaign in general.

To learn more about the campaign and how to contribute, visit

Heinlen Hall lecturer to explore chemistry on a small scale

Award-winning chemist Dr. J. Michael Ramsey of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill will deliver the 2007 W. Heinlen Hall Lecture Series in June. The holder of the Minnie N. Goldby Distinguished Professor of Chemistry chair, the BGSU graduate is interested in using micro- and nanofabrication strategies to create devices that facilitate the ability to gather chemical and biochemical information. The devices his group develops have application to drug discovery, health care, environmental monitoring and basic research.

Many of his lab’s projects involve identifying the several thousand proteins in any given type of cell.

Among other quests, the lab is also investigating the prospects of shrinking the size of conventional mass spectrometry. Miniature mass spectrometers have application to problems such as environmental monitoring and chemical process control. Ramsey is the scientific founder of Caliper Life Sciences Corp., the leading supplier of commercial Lab-on-a-Chip Products, and holds more than 100 patents.

Ramsey received his bachelor’s degree in chemistry from BGSU in 1974 and his doctorate from Indiana University in 1979. He was awarded a Eugene P. Wigner Distinguished Postdoctoral Fellowship at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory, where he rose to the highest scientific position of Corporate Research Fellow in 1997. In 2004 he moved to UNC, where he is also a faculty member in the biomedical engineering department and the Carolina Center for Genome Sciences in the UNC School of Medicine.

At BGSU, Ramsey will give four lectures, all in 123 Overman Hall:

June 4: “Microfabricated Fluidic Devices for Acquiring Chemical and Biochemical Information,” 3:30 p.m.

June 5: “High Throughput Single Cell Protein Analysis Using Microfabricated Fluidic Devices,” 3:30 p.m.

June 6: “Nanofluidics: Fundamentals and Potential Applications,” 3:30 p.m.

June 7: “The Mass Spectrometer in a Shirt Pocket,” 1:30 p.m.

The annual lectureship was created by the chemistry department in 1975 to honor the late Dr. W. Heinlen Hall, a professor of chemistry from 1936-76 who, as chair of the department until 1971, led it through extraordinary growth and expansion. The weeklong series, which has drawn acclaimed scholars and leading research chemists, allows students and faculty to learn from and interact with cutting-edge investigators at the frontiers of chemistry research.

Gregory Guzman named director of Student Financial Aid

Gregory A. Guzman has been appointed as director of Student Financial Aid, the office of the vice provost for academic services has announced. Guzman joins BGSU from Lourdes College, where he has served as financial aid director since 2002.

A two-time alumnus of BGSU (1994 and ’95), Guzman was assistant director of compliance in the University financial aid office in 2001-02. He also has previous financial aid experience at Owens Community College and Tiffin University. He begins his appointment June 29.

May 21, 2007