E-bulletin for week of 9/11/2011

CC101: Michael Zank on Genesis (9/13)
CC105, Tuesday: Scott Whitaker on “Motions in the Earth” (9/13)
CC105, Thursday: Alan Marscher on “Motions in the Sky” (9/15)
CC201: Michael Corgan on Machiavelli (9/13)
CC203: Thornton Lockwood on “The Ancient World & Social Science” (9/15)

A reminder to alumni — if you will be in Boston during a scheduled course lecture, and have a desire to sit in, email core@bu.edu and let us know. It is often that case that you’ll be able to join the audience as a guest.

This year the Core will make audio recordings of all lectures and post these as downloadable mp3s on the respective course webpage.
If you have any trouble accessing these recordings, starting 24 hours after the lecture, please contact Zachary Bos, at core@bu.edu.

THE CORE WRITING CENTER is now open; tutors will be available for half-hour appointments Monday through Friday, 10-1 and 2-4. Students may visit the Core office, CAS 119, to sign up for a session, or email core@bu.edu to request and appointment.


  • THIS WEDNESDAY, 9/14: Ecolympics planning meeting. Prof. Hudon invites you to a planning meeting for the 3rd annual Ecolympics (which this year will have to operate under another name, since the United States Olympic Committee has issued a cease-and-desist order, alas). The Eco-[something] is a series of events, taking place in the spring, which are designed to raise awareness of our impact on the environment. Last year’s program included movie screenings, nature walks, a sustainable cooking class, expert seminars, and other eco-fun. Your help is needed in planning the 2012 events — please join the discussion at 5 PM in CAS 129.
  • Friday, 9/16: Core Open House. All new students are invited to join us in the Core Office, CAS 119, from 3 to 5 pm to meet informally with Core faculty, staff, and other students, learn about Core student organizations, and sample some of the best chocolate cookies in Boston, gathered from a selection of bakeries in Boston and Brookline. RSVP at http://on.fb.me/Core-F11-3.
  • Monday, 9/19: Workshop on How to Engage Professors. In this workshop, led by professors Cirulli, Kalt, and Nelson, students will learn strategies for academic success, including how to get to know their professors better, how to use office hours effectively, and how to best participate in class. 4-6 PM, in CAS room 203. Refreshments will be provided; first-year students are especially encouraged to attend.
  • Friday, 9/23: CITC Trip to the Semitic Museum. Prof. Kyna Hamill will lead a trip to Harvard Square, where students will be given a guided tour of the Harvard Semitic Museum. Students should bring fare money for the T; the group will leave from CAs 119 at 3 PM, and will leave to return not later than 5 PM. RSVP at http://on.fb.me/Core-F11-4.
  • Friday, 9/30: CITC at the BPL. Prof. Thornton Lockwood will lead a tour through the Boston Public Library branch at Copley Square to view John Singer Sargent’s famous mural, “Triumph of Religion.” Students should bring fare money for the T; the group will leave from CAs 119 at 3 PM, and will leave to return not later than 5 PM. RSVP at http://on.fb.me/Core-F11-5.

Students may RSVP for any of these events by emailing core@bu.edu, by adding their name to the sign-up sheet in CAS 119, or by visiting the RSVP link provided.
If you have any ideas, or comments about Core activities, please contact Prof. Jennifer Formichelli at jlf@bu.edu.

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