Posts by: zakbos

“Thank you all for the wonderful teachings!”

Alumna Kathy Pereda (Core ’06, CAS ’08) is currently a Clinical Research Assistant in the Maternal Fetal Medicine Unit at Women & Infants Hospital of Rhode Island. She is also an avid volleyball player and Zumba instructor. When we invited her to the Fall 2013 Core reception during Alumni Weekend, she wrote to let us […]

How to think of the Web

From Prof. Jon Westling‘s syllabus for his discussion section of CC 202 in Spring 2004 The Internet [like fire, money, science, water, and other elemental entities] can be a helpful servant, but it is a bad master. In the disciplines of the humanities and the social sciences, unlike in some scientific disciplines, it is not customary […]

Petrarch’s unkindness toward teachers

As spotted at Futility Closet, a letter from Petrarch to Zanobi da Strada, April 1, 1352: Let them teach who can do nothing better, whose qualities are laborious application, sluggishness of mind, muddiness of intellect, prosiness of imagination, chill of the blood, patience to bear the body’s labors, contempt of glory, avidity for petty gains, […]

Aeschliman on Silber

Silber’s lifelong meditation on the strengths and limits of Kant’s ethics was like Jacob wrestling with the angel. A Germanophile, Silber was haunted by the fact that the noble Germanic philosophical tradition best represented by Kant had not been able to do more to prevent luciferian National Socialism: He thought this revealed an inadequacy in […]

Gilgamesh unveiling at Harvard

Core students may be interested in attending the installation of the “Gilgamesh” sculpture at Harvard’s Museum of Natural History this Thursday, September 13th starting at 5:30 pm. The unveiling will be accompanied by a reading from translator David Ferry. Visit http://www.geomus.fas.harvard.edu for more information regarding the event.

Fish Worship at 100 BSR opening

Fish Worship, a BU/faculty blues band, was invited to play at the “sidewalk fair” accompanying the ribbon-cutting for the new Student Services Center at 100 Bay State Road. Pictured, Prof. Wayne Snyder, Core alum Edmund Jorgensen, Prof. James Jackson, Prof. Jay Samons, and Prof. Brian Jorgensen. Photo by office assistant Elizabeth Kerian.

Alumni invited to “The Assemblywomen”

All Core alumni are invited to “Aristophanes’ Assemblywomen: An all-Humanities Alumni Event”, a very-adult reading and interpretation of Professor Jeffrey Henderson’s translation of Aristophanes’ ‘Assemblywomen’ by various Humanities’ Faculty at BU’s Alumni Weekend later this month. Audience members are encouraged to jeer, join in, or just sit back and enjoy. The reading will feature professors […]

Core E-Bulletin: First Week of the Semester

For the week of September 2, 2012 Welcome to the first edition of the Fall 2012 Core E-Bulletin. This email will be sent out every week to keep you updated about Core lectures and activities. If you have any ideas or comments about Core activities, email Professor Kyna Hamill at kyna@bu.edu.CORE LECTURES CC101: Professor Eckel […]

From the Core archives…

… the art for the invitation to the sophomore Core Banquet from 1997. Are there any alumni who remember this event?

Postcards to the Core: from Phnom Penh

Postmarked August 1, from Cambodia – Phnom Penh is amazing! So much to see and do and Cambodians are incredibly friendly! I hope all is well at the Core office! – Abby Simon, Core ’06, CAS ’09