Posts by: CAS Core Curriculum

Moses Parting the Red Sea

Earlier this week, Prof. Eckel lectured to the students of CC101 on the Book of Exodus. As an introduction to the topic, he showed the clip above from the 1956 feature film, The Ten Commandments.

MLK: “I have been to the mountaintop”

Prof. Eckel, during his lecture on the Book of Exodus this morning for the students of CC101, showed a clip of Martin Luther King, Jr., speaking on the night before his assassination in 1968.

Tabatabai on the Hudson

This weekend while visiting New York City, Prof. Sassan Tabatabai (above, left) caught up with alumnus Tom Farndon (Core ’10, CAS/SMG ’12) for an afternoon of kayaking on the Hudson River. If we were to ask them how the trip went — what with the strong currents and winds on that part of the river […]

Dr. Jelle Atema, from lobsters to CC106

Dr. Jelle Atema of the BU Department of Biology, will be joining the course faculty in CC106: Biodiversity this coming spring. His areas of research interest include sensory biology and biometic robotics, and he is currently involved in studies of the chemical ecology of lobsters, the dispersal of larvae in reef fishes, and navigation in […]

Core e-bulletin, Fall 2012: Week 2

For the week of September 9, 2012 CC101: Professor Gillman: “Genesis: God in Search of Man” 9/11 (Tsai Auditorium) CC105: Professor Marsher: “Motions on the Earth” 9/11 (CAS 522) CC105: Professor Marsher: “Motions in the Sky” 9/13 (CAS 522) CC201: Professor Nelson: Machiavelli’s The Prince 9/11 (CAS 522) CC203: Professor Barfield: “The Desert and the […]

“Shakespeare’s Songs” on May 1st

We are pleased to announce this lecture / recital on “Shakespeare’s Songs”, featuring Christopher Ricks as lecturer; Dana Whiteside, baritone; and James Johnson, piano. The program features songs set to texts by William Shakespeare. Composers include Peter Warlock, Robert Schumann, Benjamin Britten, Francis Poulenc, Roger Quilter, and Erich Korngold. The event is TOMORROW, Tuesday, May […]

Today: Goldstein on Food

“WHAT WE TALK ABOUT WHEN WE TALK ABOUT FOOD” A lecture on food & writing, by Darra Goldstein, Editor of Gastronomica & Professor of Russian, Williams College 24 April 2012, 7 pm, Barristers’ Hall, in the BU School of Law Free and Open to the Public Sponsored by the NEH Distinguished Teaching Professorship

Reminder: ARISTOPHANES TONIGHT!

A final reminder to all the folks in the Core community, about tonight’s performance of “The Assemblywomen” by Aristophanes. Why should you go? For the free pizza and marshmallow Peeps, at 5 PM; to hear live music from the famous faculty blue band, Fish Worship, at 5:15 (especially a new original song written by Prof. […]

Announcing Ecofest 2012

This year’s Ecofest (formerly the Ecolympics) is about to begin! Ecofest is a week-long series of events to raise awareness about the human footprint on the environment and the consequent species loss. Here are five reasons why you should sign up and participate: You will have a chance to save our corner of the living […]

Medea! This Thursday, Friday, and Saturday

The Calliope Project invites members of the Core community to come out tonight to see their production of Euripides’ Medea. This adaptation, translated by Ian Johnston and directed by Ryan Collins and A. Harry Gustafson, sets the tragic events of Euripides’ masterpiece in a vaguely post-apocalyptic setting. All performances — Thursday the 5th, Friday 4/6, […]