Posts by: CAS Core Curriculum

What did YOU read on spring break?

Prof. Hamill took this photo on the beach in St. John, Virgin Islands, during her vacation there last week.

Free Film Fridays

For the month of March, the Museum of Science will be hosting Free Film Fridays. Each Friday, all day long, the Museum will be opening its doors for the public to enjoy free viewings in their IMAX theater. Some of the films that will be shown include documentaries such as; The Last Reef: Cities Beneath […]

Core Housing application deadline!

The deadline for Specialty housing is this Thursday, February 21st. For anyone interested in living in the Core House next year it’s important to apply before then. The application is very simple, and should take only a few minutes to complete, and it involves no obligation on your part. In other words, it simply opens […]

Summer Program in Greece 2013!

There will be a special meeting TONIGHT, Thursday February 7th, for students interested in the Summer 2013 program in Greece, about which details appear below. The information session with the “BU Philhellenes” will take place at 6 PM in CAS Room 214. Next Wednesday, February 13th, an info sessions specifically for Core students will be […]

Core House/Floor RA application deadline!

This is just a reminder that we’re very interested in helping out anyone from Core who might like to apply for the position of RA for the Core House (especially), 141 Carlton S. in South Campus (5 minutes from CAS) or the Core Floor in Warren Towers. The catch is that the last, mandatory info […]

Join the Aristophanes cast & crew!

Professor Stephanie Nelson writes: The time has come to start thinking about our annual Core and Classics Aristophanes extravaganza. The play this year will be on Thursday, March 28 in the Conference Auditorium at the GSU. We’ll hold an organizing meeting on January 24, a week from Thursday, at 5:00 in STH 413 for anyone […]

Marginal Note #1: Sassan Tabatabai’s notes on Shakespeare’s King Lear

Core students, faculty, and alumni are invited to contribute to “Marginalia.” This will be a series of images showing how readers relate to their books via underscoring, scribbles, and other forms of mark-up. This first entry in the series comes from Prof. Sassan Tabatabai’s personal copy of King Lear. Click on the image for a […]

Wainwright sings Sonnet 29

Professor Ricks lectured last week to the students of CC201 on the sonnets of William Shakespeare. Since he did not have time enough in the short span of the lecture period to grant the students a sung performance of any of the poems, here is a popular American singer Rufus Wainwright with his own musical […]

Women and Reading

An excerpt from The New Yorker magazine on “The Woman Reader” by Belinda Jack. In the history of women, there is probably no matter, apart from contraception, more important than literacy. With the advent of the Industrial Revolution, access to power required knowledge of the world. This could not be gained without reading and writing, […]

A Gilgamesh-inflected indie film

Yet another film project inspired by a classic Core text! The Tube Open Movie is an ambitious 3D animated film project inspired by the Assyrian tablets in the British Museum whose fragments are all that we have of the original Gilgamesh story. The epic centers on the Sumerian king who ruled Uruk, in ancient Iraq, […]