Posts by: CAS Core Curriculum

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


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, […]

Help a Friend of the Core

On Tuesday, BU Today reported the frightening story of Will Lautzenheiser, a former BU student who lost his limbs to a terrible infection and has come back to Boston for rehabilitation. During his time at BU, Will was a devoted student of English and the Core. As a teaching and research assistant and as a […]

Pre-reg advising for Core students

Pre-reg advising sessions are available for undeclared students in Core courses who would like to talk over requirements, degree concentrations, and other questions with a Core faculty member before they meet their CAS staff advisor and receive a registration code. Although each faculty member has an academic specialization — and you’re welcome to come to […]

2012 Alumni College

Trip to the Peabody-Essex Museum

Professor Zhou in the Department of Modern Languages and Comparative Literature has offered to include Core students in a trip to the Peabody-Essex Museum in Salem. The trip will take place this Saturday, March 24. The Peabody-Essex Museum has a well known collection of Chinese and Asian art, highlighted by a Chinese house that was […]