E-bulletin for week of 12/4/11

Lectures This Week

  • CC101: A Debate on Democracy (12/6)
  • CC105, Tuesday: Integrating Forum #3: Man and the Environment (12/6)
  • CC105, Thursday: James Jackson on Science and Humanity in Perspective  (12/8)
  • CC201: Course conclusion, with reflections from the faculty (11/15)
  • CC203: Concluding synthesizing forum (12/8)


  • Theater of War. This Wednesday, December 7th, Theater of War will visit BU and perform scenes from Sophocles? Ajax, the only play in Greek tragedy that depicts the suicide of a soldier in war. After the stage reading there will be a panel and audience discussion with representatives from the BU military community and the student body at large. 6:30 p.m. in the Tsai Performance Center; free and open to the public. For more information, visit http://bu.edu/core/theaterofwar.
  • Core alumni — graduates as well as current juniors and seniors — are invited to a special pre-event talk before the Theater of War event this Wednesday. Prof. Stephanie Nelson has agreed to discuss the plot, significance, and context of these plays so that we may better understand the performance. If you have not read these plays, or even if you have, her insight is invaluable and will certainly add to your enjoyment of the main event. Join us in the Core office at 6 PM, CAS 119.
  • CALLIOPE RAFFLE FOR CC102 BOOKS. Are you a first-year student planning to take CC102 in the spring? Do you want to get all of your books for just $2? If you answered yes, you should know about The Calliope Project’s Core Book raffle! We will be selling $2 tickets this week outside of Core lectures, and in the Core office from now until December 12th, the last day of classes (ask at the front desk). The more tickets you buy, the better your chances of having the winning ticket! We will conduct a drawing on December 13th; the Core student with the winning ticket that student will receive a FULL SET of CC102 texts! For more information, contact calliope.bu@gmail.com.
  • The 2011-2012 issue of The Journal of the Core Curriculum is now accepting submissions. Authors and artists are welcome to submit any kind of Core-related essays, artwork, photography, short stories, creative pieces, and/or poetry. Accepted submissions will be featured in Issue XXI alongside works by faculty and alumni. Back issues can be viewed online at http://bu.edu/core/journal. The editors are especially interested in essays and artwork which explore the themes and topics of the Core Natural Sciences. Submissions can be emailed as attachments to corejournal@gmail.com; questions can be emailed to editor Megan Ilnitzki, milnit@bu.edu.

If you have any suggestions for or comments about Core activities, please contact Zachary Bos at core@bu.edu. Stay connected with Core: Blog | Facebook.com | Calendar

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