Tagged: College of Arts and Sciences

Commencement address by student speaker Monica Narang

Student commencement speaker Monica Narang (CAS ’11) addressed nearly 20,000 attendees at Sunday’s celebration and reflected on student life, academics and BU’s “soul”:

The next Dean Elmore? Experience commencement through the eyes of a graduate

BU Today joined Kyle Trotman (CAS’11) at this weekend’s events from the Champagne Reception on Friday night through Commencement yesterday to offer a graduate’s perspective.

“Just stew it!” say the south campus stewards

Graduating seniors Molly Byrd (CAS), Emily Drevets (CAS) and Emily Bell (CAS, COM) gave BU Today and inside look into what their lives were like while studying at BU the past four years and how they came to give away “free stew and friendship” on Wednesdays: See more be BU Today’s Point of Departure series […]

Creative Writing hosts faculty reading tonight

The Creative Writing Program, one of the oldest writing programs in the country, is hosting their annual faculty reading tonight at 6:00 PM in the SMG Auditorium (595 Comm. Ave).  Faculty participating include: Leslie Epstein (Program Director) David Ferry Louise Glück (United States Poet Laureate and Pulitzer Prize winner) Allegra Goodman (National Book Award finalist) […]

Robert Pinsky reading tonight

The Creative Writing Program is hosting famed poet and BU Professor of Poetry Robert Pinsky for a reading from his newest book Selected Poems.  Pinsky was formerly a United States Poet Laureate and has written nineteen books.  The event will take place tonight at 7:30 PM in the Photonics Center (8 Saint Mary’s Street) in […]

BU Art Gallery appoints new Director, Chief Curator

The BU Art Gallery (BUAG) is pleased to announce the appointment of Kate McNamara to the role of Director and Chief Curator.  McNamara comes to BUAG with an extensive background in curation and instruction both in New York and Western Massachusetts working at MoMA PS1 (Long Island City, NY),  The Bronx Museum (New York, NY) […]

Life of [Kerin] Riley visits northern Ireland

Kerin spent President’s Day weekend in Northern Ireland and got a chance to view the Peace Walls and political murals in Belfast.  She experienced firsthand the contentious culture of the region when the bouncers at a bar declined to allow their friend from Dublin in because he spoke with a “southern Ireland” accent, was from […]

Tom Kunz chatting live about bats and the atmosphere

CAS Professor of Biology and Director of our Center for Ecology and Conservation Biology Tom Kunz will be chatting live from the AAAS (American Association for the Advancement of Science) meeting in Washington D.C. tomorrow at noon via Science magazine’s homepage, ScienceNOW.  The chat will also stream live below.  ScienceNOW chats occur daily and are […]

The Life of [Kerin] Riley

CAS Junior Kerin Riley left for Dublin on January 20 for 4 months to study at Dublin City University and intern at an international law firm. Riley is chronicling her experiences, good and bad, on her blog The Life of [Kerin] Riley which hosts messages to family and friends at home, pictures from her travels, […]

Afghanistan’s mineral future

Word that war-torn Afghanistan has at least $1 trillion in untapped mineral deposits already has that country’s officials scrambling to start the process of opening up the nation’s reserves to international investors.  Anthropology Professor Thomas Barfield, who also is president of the American Institute of Afghanistan Studies, says cashing in on the potential will take […]