Category: alumni

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 […]

The Nutcracker performance in Harvard Square

The Core didn’t have enough tickets for all current students to go see the Boston Ballet production of The Nutcracker this year, but ’tis the season for holiday ballet, so students of the Core are strongly encouraged to pursue the alternate routes to an audience seat. 1. Look into getting student rush tickets to the BB production, […]

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 […]

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 […]

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

Core Readers Series #1

Alumnus Michelle Kwock occupies a summer afternoon reading What’s Wrong With Democracy by Core Humanities lecturer, and chair of the Classics department, Prof. Jay Samons. Would you care to be a featured Core Reader here on the Core blog? Just send us a photo, by attachment to core@bu.edu, showing you reading a Core or Core-related […]

Notes from the June EnCore Book Club

The EnCore Book Club met on June 6th to discuss the last book on its Ancient Greco-Roman cycle, Augustus, by John Williams. Thoughtfully munching on Chinese food while sipping beer and wine, attendees first pondered about the structure of the book. Augustus is a novel made up of the fictional letters and journal entries of […]

Notes from the May EnCore Book Club

An emphatic discussion was held last week Wednesday the 9th at the EnCore Book Club meeting. Professor Loren J. Samons kindly attended our discussion of his book What’s Wrong With Democracy? From Athenian Practice to American Worship (University of California Press, 2004). We discussed ancient and contemporary politics, the business of government, and the interconnectedness of social, economic, and other issues. To learn more, read on!