Core e-bulletin for October 4, 2010

Upcoming Core Lectures
CC101: Professor  Scully on the Culture and Religion of Ancient Greece 10/5
CC105: Professor Carey on Nuclei and Radioactivity 10/5
CC105: Professor Jackson on Quantum Mechanics I: Wave/Particle Duality 10/7
CC201: Professor Coelho on Claudio Monteverdi 10/5
CC203: Professor Shipman on The Social Contract 10/7


  • This evening! Tonight, Monday, October 4, Professor Robert O’Meally of Columbia University will speak about his book Romare Bearden: A Black Odyssey. Romare Bearden was an African-American artist and writer whose collage series “A Black Odyssey” was based on Homer’s classic epic. This talk is part of the Core Curriculum’s Lecture Series on the Insight & Inspiration of Core texts. A light reception will follow. 5:30 PM in the Castle, 225 Bay State Road. Free and open to all.
  • My Favorite Boston! Join Core faculty on Fridays in September and October for fun walking tours in and around Boston. Next Friday, October 15, Professor Cirulli will take students to Boston’s North End to learn the secrets of Boston’s most colorful neighborhood. Pizza will follow. Sign up in CAS 119. No cost for events, but bring your BU ID and a pass for the T.
  • In order to close off their reading of the Hebrew Tanakh, a group of Core students has organized a screening of The Prince of Egypt this Wednesday, October 6 at 8 PM, in CAS room 224. Look for a sign at CAS 119, and feel free to bring snacks and friends.


  • For CC101 students: The MFA audio and print guide is now available for download.
  • For all students: The Core Writing Center is now open. Writing Tutors are available for 30 min appointments in CAS 129 M-F, from 10-1 and 2-4. Sign up for an appointment in CAS 119.

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