Monday, August 24, 2015  
Luescher maximized year abroad | BGSU greets large freshman class
Andreas Luescher
Luescher finds fertile ground in northern Sweden

Dr. Andreas Luescher, architecture and environmental design, was away from BGSU for a year on faculty improvement leave, but a list of his publications, collaborations and projects during that time would lead one to think it had been much longer.

Luescher was invited to serve as a guest professor at the School of Architecture at Umeå University, in Sweden. Located in the north of the country, six hours from Stockholm, Umeå is something of a "frontier city," he said, between the capital and the less settled areas farther north. The deep cold and long nights there turned out to be a fertile climate for thought and productivity for him.


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Architecture at the border
Luescher co-edits book on global frontiers

To Americans, the word "frontier" might typically elicit images of an area somewhere out West beyond which lay the wilderness, or might recall the opening line from the original "Star Trek" show: "Space: the final frontier" — both somehow conveying the idea of a place unknown and perhaps to be conquered.

But, in fact, frontiers, in terms of borders, exist all over the world in many different forms, even within cities, and may change in response to political, economic and social forces at work. "The Design of Frontier Spaces: Control and Ambiguity," edited by Dr. Andreas Luescher, graduate coordinator for the Department of Architecture and Environmental Design at BGSU, and Dr. Carolyn Loeb, an associate professor of art and architectural history at Michigan State University, takes a comprehensive look at frontiers around the globe and the ways in which design and architecture convey meaning about them.


Freshman class larger, academically strong

More than 3,300 new freshmen have moved into their residence halls. The number represents an increase of more than 300 over last year's incoming class. And for the third straight year, the group of new students is one of the strongest academically in BGSU's history.

BGSU introduced a new event this year to highlight the importance of academic excellence, innovation, integrity and discovery. Opening Weekend came to a close on Sunday with Convocation, the "official academic welcome" for freshmen.


Plan to attend President Mary Ellen Mazey's State of the University address on Friday (Aug. 28), at 10:30 a.m. in the Donnell Theatre at the Wolfe Center for the Arts. Her talk will also be viewable by live stream.

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