Core E-Bulletin for Tuesday April 5, 2011

Core Lectures this week:
CC102: Professor Lenk on the Gospel of John 4/5
CC106: Professor Warkentin on How does the environment impact the organism? 4/5
CC106: professor Finnerty on How do relationships among organisms evolve? 4/7
CC202: Hallie Speight on Dostoevsky’s Crime and Punishment 4/5
CC204: Professor Corgan on Inequality in International Relations 4/7

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Events this week…

* THE CORE DIGITAL PROJECT. Help us make a video for the Core website and a video to celebrate the sophomores who have completed two years in Core. Stop by the Core office to sign out a Flip Video camera for a day. Give us your best 2-4 minute take and return the camera and file to the office. We want to see funny, engaging, thoughtful, nostalgic or serious reflections on Core texts and experiences. All videos should be submitted by April 15. The makers of the top 2 video clips in first and second year will each win a Flip Video camera. Edited versions of the files will be shown at the Core Banquet on May 4.

* THE ECOLYMPICS. What can you do to tread more lightly on the environment? It is not too late to participate in the Core Ecolympics, running this week and next, by registering at Check out the calendar for more events:

* MFA TOURS. CC102 students, please note that guided tours to the MFA have now begun. This week’s tours include:
• Wednesday, April 6, with Prof. Cirulli – Meet in Core office at 4 PM
• Friday, April 8, with Profs. Eckel and Hamill – Meet in Core office at 3 PM
• Sunday, April 9, with Prof. Eckel – Meet at the Museum’s Fenway entrance at 11 AM
Please sign up in CAS 119. All info and the guide can be found at

* ARISTOPHANES. On Friday, April 8th, see the annual Aristophanes play reading in which students from Core and Classics are pitted against faculty. This year, they will be performing The Wasps. See Profs Eckel, Nelson, Esposito, Roochnik and others appear like you have never seen them before. Come early for pizza and see Fish Worship blues band (Jim Jackson, Brian Jorgensen, Wayne Snyder and Jay Samons). CAS Stone B50, 5 PM for pizza; 5:30 for the band; 6:30 for the show. Free to all.

* BOOK CLUB. Core alumni are invited to attend this month’s EnCore Book Club meeting, to discuss Carl Zimmer’s book, Evolution: The Triumph of an Idea. Wednesday, April 6th, 6 PM, Alumni Lounge, 595 Comm Ave. Register at

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Coming Up:
* “The Battle of Algiers,” a film screening presented as part of the Core Film Series. Tuesday, April 12th, CAS 211, pizza at 6 PM followed by the film. See the trailer at

* Global Day of Service, April 16th, sponsored by the Alumni Association and Community Service Center — a great opportunity for students, faculty, and alumni to volunteer in Boston at a variety of sites for one day. Students can register for GDS sites individually, or larger student groups can also sign up and do great service together. To register vist There are over 40 sites offered, featuring places like the Perkins School for the Blind, Franklin Park Zoo, and Cambridge Community Center. Lunch, transportation, and a t-shirt will be provided. Email or contact the Community Service Center at 617-353-4710 with any questions.

* Also on April 16th: Bach’s St. Matthew Passion by the Marsh Chapel Choir and Collegium. Admission is free with valid student ID, location is Marsh Chapel.

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