Category: Announcements

Samurai!

The MFA will soon present the fascinating exhibition “Samurai! Armor from the Ann and Gabriel Barbier-Mueller Collection”. It will feature the extraordinary artistry of the armor used by samurai—the military elite led by the shoguns, or warlords, of Japan from the 12th through 19th centuries. The exhibition illustrates the evolution of the distinctive appearance and […]

Adam and Dog

The Core is delighted to share with students this Oscar-nominated short animated film by Minkyu Lee, named Adam and Dog. It is a compelling take on the creation story of The Book of Genesis (studied in CC101) from the point of view of a playful dog, which comes into contact with the first man in […]

Margaret Atwood’s “The Penelopiad” at BU

The Core would like to bring to students’ attention an excellent performance which they can attend- on Sunday February 24, the CFA Department of Theatre will present Margaret Atwood’s “The Penelopiad,” a play about the women in Homer’s Odyssey. The performance will take place at 2 PM, at the Boston Center for the Arts. It […]

MassMoca Trip in March

The Core encourages students to join the BU Art History Association on a trip to MassMoca on Saturday March 2nd. MassMoca is one of the largest centers for contemporary visual and performing arts in the country (for their official site, visit http://bit.ly/XwXaBv). The cost of the trip is $10 and includes transportation, guided tour, and box […]

Piano Concert at TSAI

Tomorrow, February 5th at 8 pm, in the TSAI Performance Center, there will be a Piano Department Concert, featuring works by Claude Debussy. The event is free and open to the public. The Core encourages students to drop by and dip their toes in the music.

National Poetry Month & Free Issues of ‘Poetry’

The Poetry Foundation, publisher of Poetry magazine, is starting a giveaway of Poetry in celebration of National Poetry Month. A limited number of free copies of the April 2013 issue of Poetry magazine will be available to individuals, book clubs, and reading groups that request them by March 24. The April 2013 issue of Poetry includes new poems by […]

At the MFA: The Films of Stanley Kubrick

Students are encouraged to explore the arts, and such an opportunity is offered at the MFA from February 1st - February 24th, with the chronological showing of Stanley Kubrick Films. While not directly related to works studied in the Core, it is worth a visit, as the selection will include Lolita, Dr. Strangelove, 2001: A Space Odyssey, A […]

Spring 2013 Core Mentoring for First-Year Students

What will Nate and Gayle, the Core Mentors, be doing this semester? For students in CC102, they will be holding periodic reviews on books that have proven to be particularly challenging for students in the past. These reviews are entirely optional but highly encouraged. They will provide students with another chance to review the material […]

Tonight: Open House at the Core House!

On Tuesday January 29th- today!- the doors of the Core House will be open to any student interested in learning mroe about life in this specialty housing area. The Core House RA, Caitlin Outterson, invites Core students to drop in between 5-7pm to explore the common areas, peek into rooms, chat with residents, and ask […]

Valentine/Lupercalia Poetry Reading & Gallery Talk

The Core encourages students to visit the MFA and join guest lecturer Henry Augustine Tate in a poetry reading and gallery talk on the intriguing topic of Valentine’s Day, and Lupercalia, an ancient festival. The event will take place on Sunday, February 10th, from 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm in the Sharf Visitor Center of […]