Oechsle Center for Global Education Opens

oechsleClasses and collaboration began this semester in the new Oechsle Center for Global Education, on South College Drive below Pardee Hall, across from the Simon Center.

The three-story building houses the international affairs and Africana studies programs as well as the anthropology and sociology department.

Read about the March 27 dedication.

A global studio on the first floor features a movable glass wall to connect with the lobby space, as well as furniture and connectivity for group work and to support mobile technology. The combined first-floor spaces provide capacity for up to 125 people.

The conference room supports videoconferencing with a large 70-inch display. A 60-seat lecture hall offers dual screens, projectors, and whiteboards. Each classroom is provided with a smart podium with a computer, DVD player, and document camera.

The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation is supporting a series of visiting scholars to inaugurate the Center. The first will be Woodrow Wilson Visiting Fellow Deborah Horan, a journalist, March 22 to 28. She spent more than a decade covering the Middle East for the Houston Chronicle and the Chicago Tribune.


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