Thursday, August 1, 2013
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New research shows weight a factor in graduate school admissions

Want to go to graduate school? Your weight could determine whether or not you receive an offer of admission.

The study by Ph.D. candidates Jacob Burmeister and Allison Kiefner; Dr. Dara Musher-Eizenman, developmental psychology; and Dr. Robert Carels, clinical psychology, appeared in the May edition of the journal Obesity.

"Weight Bias in Graduate School Admissions" found that applicants with a high body mass index (BMI) were less likely to be offered admission after an in-person interview.


Ingle on school bond, tax-measure campaigns - Education Week

Coletta on Superman's influence on pop culture - Boing Boing

Rogers study of Lake Vostok - Science News for Kids

Internationally successful barbershoppers used Skype to rehearse - Sentinel-Tribune

Taking to the stage to battle mental illness - HealthDay

Saying 'I do' not so common anymore - The Blade

BGSU gets grant to install plant-covered bike shelters - Sentinel-Tribune

Could your belly keep you from getting a job? - Men's Health

Swisher to speak at White House

Ray Swisher
Dr. Ray Swisher, sociology, will head to Washington, D.C. later this month to present at a White House Office of Public Engagement event on parental incarceration. "Parental Incarceration in the United States: Bringing Together Research and Policy to Reduce Collateral Costs for Children" will be held August 20. Swisher will discuss parental incarceration and adolescent depression and delinquency. Swisher's research into the topic has been published in the Journal of Research on Adolescence and highlighted in a Scholars Strategy Network Scholar Spotlight.

It gets better: Family Campaign total update

The news is even better than first reported. The 2013 Family Campaign raised $932,902. The total previously given did not include contributions from BGSU retirees, who continually demonstrate their ongoing dedication to the University and its mission of serving students.


Today (Aug. 1) is the last day for faculty, staff and students to have their 2013-14 parking permits mailed to their home. Permits are available for purchase online. Those purchased tomorrow (Aug. 2) or later must be picked up at Parking Services, in 1 College Park Office Building. Learn more In Brief.
August 01, 2013