Category: alumni

Alumni Profiles: Doug Herman

(Core ’06, CAS ’08) Years at Boston University: from 2004-2008 (double major in Linguistics and Classics, minor in French). Current location: Strasbourg, France. Company and Title: Freeman Financial Translation.   Recent activities: Doug writes: I work at a small, client-focused language services firm specialising in corporate communications. My main duties there involve translation, document review and project […]

Alum Advice: Prescription #1

We asked our Core Alumni what succinct advice they could offer to new Core students as strategies for success in CC101. Here are some highlights: A wise man, Brian Jorgensen, once said, “Read the books, go to class.” I remember those words at my first CC101 lecture in Fall 1996. ~ Kim Santo (Core 1998, CAS/SED […]

Biological research by Core Alum Martha Muñoz

Core alumna Martha Muñoz has recently been involved in some very interesting evolutionary research! Here the Core has laid out some of the information Martha provides on her own page: I am studying how behavior can simultaneously impede and impel evolution in different traits in the lizard, Anolis cybotes, a species that ranges from sea level […]

Alumni Profiles: Benjamin Flaim

(Core ’98, CAS ’00) Years at Boston University: 4 years. Current location: Boston, MA, USA. Company and Title: Vice President at Goldman Sachs. Recent Activity: Benjamin writes: Two young kids and a rewarding job. Married to my BU girlfriend. What more could I ask for? Benefits of the Core: Benjamin writes: Core helps me look at the […]

See the new Core T-shirts!

For more information on our T-shirts, visit the Core office in CAS 119!

Notes from the August 2013 EnCore Book Club: Shame

EnCore book club members met this month to discuss Salman Rushdie’s novel Shame (click on the link to read the Goodreads summary). The discussion got off to a slow start, considering many members attending had either not read the book, or had not finished it. Such a situation has never deterred book club attendees, and […]

Alumni Profiles: Kim Santo

(Core ’98, CAS ’00) Years at Boston University: 16 years Current location: Boston, MA, USA Company and Title: Boston University, Assistant Director of Judicial Affairs. Kim writes: “I often joke that I arrived here in 1996 and BU hasn’t been able to get rid of me yet. Higher education administration is a vocation that I more or […]

Notes from the July 2013 EnCore Book Club: Things Fall Apart

This month, EnCore’s book club delved into Things Fall Apart, by the renowned and recently deceased Nigerian scholar Chinua Achebe. As described on the back of the paperback 50th Anniversary Edition from Anchor Books, the novel “tells two intertwining stories, both centered on Okonkwo, a ‘strong man’ of an Ibo village in Nigeria. The first, […]

Annual Poetry Reading: Poetry’s Distant Voice

The Core presents a “set of two poems, which are the same poem” as phrased by Zachary Bos, one of the respected speakers at the Annual Poetry Reading this year on April 16th. The theme of the reading was “Poetry’s Distant Voice”, and here is Zachary Bos’ contribution: From The Book of Hours I, 36 MacDiarmid, […]

Discoveries Lecture Series Presents: Pricing Looks, Pricing Gender

Fashion modeling is one of a handful of occupations in which women routinely earn more than men, commanding wage premiums up to 75 percent. But why—and at what cost? Assistant Professor of Sociology Ashley Mears will lead us through an exploration of the economics of the modeling industry, drawing on ethnographic data from within the […]