Category: EnCore

Leonardo & Michelangelo

The Core presents an article by Michael Kammen, summarized by Arts & Letters Daily as: “One was an upstart clad in pink and purple, the other an acknowledged genius. Florence wasn’t big enough for both Michelangelo and Leonardo…” Here is a sample from the article: Leonardo, widely recognized as a genius and brilliant draughtsman — his Mona Lisa was […]

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!

MFA Tag-Team Lectures

Who says you can’t take lectures on two, completely unrelated topics? No one from the Core. Our community has, after all, seen its fair share of rock star physicists and pre-med actors, to name just two odd combinations. So why not learn about food trucks and Machiavelli simultaneously? The Boston Museum of Fine Arts is […]

2012 Alumni College

Notes from the March EnCore Book Club

The EnCore book club meeting had its March Wednesday meeting yesterday, a gathering well-fueled by Noodle Street ambrosia and unspilled libations. The work in question was Robert Louis Stevenson’s very popular novella, the Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. Here were some of the talking points that came up in the discussion: The […]

Bonobos Establishing Social Status

Fabiana Cabral (Core ‘08, CAS ‘10), a member of the EnCore steering committee, writes: Students of Core versed in the second semester of the Natural Sciences will no doubt remember the sharp comparisons in CC106 between the aggressive behavior of chimpanzees and the frisky alternative attitudes of their gentle bonobo cousins. The WEEK Magazine reports […]

Book-Based Libations

Fabiana Cabral (Core ‘08, CAS ‘10), a member of the EnCore steering committee, writes: Attending an EnCore Book Club meeting is a great way to witness how well-placed adult beverages can truly stoke the creative fires of literary debate. While we all come for the books and good talk (not to mention free Chinese food […]

Academic advice from Core veterans

With the semester in full swing, we thought this would be a good time to offer Core students some advice from Core graduates – a little reassurance and encouragement never hurts. Here are some tips from Core alumni on how to succeed in Core and other classes: Don’t be scared by the amount of work—just […]

Alumni updates

The Core loves hearing back from alumni on their lives since graduating from the program! Here are some highlights on people from classes past submitted this past spring and summer. TOM DASILVA (Core ’08, COM ’10) is a fresh graduate of BU and is currently interning as an assistant editor in a TV studio in […]