Posts by: CAS Core Curriculum

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 […]

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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 […]

How should Aeneas have dumped Dido?

According to Prof. Pat Johnson (in yesterday’s CC102 lecture), “any BU undergraduate could have found a better way to dump Dido than Aeneas did in Book IV of the Aeneid“: She was the first to speak and charge Aeneas: “You even hope to keep me in the dark as to this outrage, did you, two-faced […]

April 13: Hochschild lecture at BU

A lecture happening here at BU next month may of particular interest to students in CC204, who in the course of their study of the problem of inequality have been reading The Second Shift. The author of that book, Arlie Russell Hochschild (University of California, Berkeley), will be on campus on Friday, April 13, 2012, […]

The Importance of Being Earnest

Get ready to laugh this Thursday and Saturday, because the Calliope Project will perform The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde. The characters will take you on a farcical journey of witty dialogue, as they try to escape the social obligations of Victorian London. All this, for only $5 (It’s cheaper than a bagel […]

Core to see Pride & Prejudice on stage

On March 20th, the second-year Core Humanities students will hear a lecture on Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice by the novelist Allegra Goodman.  Dr. Goodman’s most recent book The Cookbook Collector has been described as a “Sense and Sensibility for the digital age.” We are fortunate that a theatrical version of Pride and Prejudice is […]

Tuesday humor: On slumberous first-years

If all the students who slept in CC106 were laid out on the ground, end to end…