Category: Events


A final reminder to all the folks in the Core community, about tonight’s performance of “The Assemblywomen” by Aristophanes. Why should you go? For the free pizza and marshmallow Peeps, at 5 PM; to hear live music from the famous faculty blue band, Fish Worship, at 5:15 (especially a new original song written by Prof. […]

Tonight’s Faust Roundtable

In lieu of the Tuesday lecture lost this week to the Monday substitution schedule, a special roundtable at the BU Castle has been arranged for students of CC202. Prof. Roye Wates, Prof. Peter Schwartz and Prof. Christopher Ricks will be speaking about different aspects of the Faust tradition.  The event will begin at 7 PM, […]

Tomorrow: Core Pastry Reception

Get a jump on all you Valentine’s Day festivities by joining us for a Core Student/Faculty Reception in the Core Office from 3 to 5 PM tomorrow (Friday) afternoon. We will explore and rank exceptional cookies and pastries from around the Boston area, with special emphasis on our own neighborhood in Boston and Brookline. This […]

CFA School of Music presents: World Music Concert

Winter blues and finals got you down? Come to a special world music performance this Saturday and be transported to another land! The event will feature Balinese Shadow Plays, along with the BU West African Music and Dance Ensemble, the BU Greek Music Ensemble. This Saturday, December 10, at 8 p.m., in the concert hall […]

Tonight: Theater of War pre-show talk, after-show reception

From Erin McDonagh (Core ’08, CAS ’10), member of the EnCore Steering Committee: As Core alums, we all know that no one understood war or tragedy like the ancient Greeks. In Theater of War, actors read excerpts from Sophocles’ tragedies Ajax and Philoctetes, with the aim of drawing attention to the challenges faced by veterans […]

Theater of War: Ancient Words, Modern Wounds

Theater of War participants and Columbia student veterans discuss a performance on the Columbia campus. Theater of War is an innovative project that presents readings of ancient Greek plays as a catalyst for town-hall discussions about the challenges faced by our soldiers and veterans. This unique stage production and panel discussion is designed to raise […]

This Wednesday: Theater of War at BU

Prof. Stephen Esposito, of the BU Department of Classics, writes: On Wednesday, December 7th, the 70th anniversary of Pearl Harbor, Theater of War will visit Boston University and perform scenes from Sophocles’ Ajax, the only play in Greek tragedy that depicts the suicide of a soldier in war. This play has been a major focus […]

URGENT! – The Nutcracker at Boston Ballet

Core has just received approval to take a group of students to the performance of the Nutcracker at Boston Ballet on Friday, December 9th at 7:30 p.m. Before we buy tickets, we need to know how many of you would be interested in joining us for this very special event. By “interest” we mean how […]

Tomorrow: a lecture on the Beatles

Tomorrow afternoon at 4:00 p.m., Professor John Platoff of Trinity College will deliver a lecture titled “The Beatles and the Rolling Stones Get Political: ‘Revolution’ and ‘Street Fighting Man’”, in Room B-36, School of Theology (745 Commonwealth Avenue). This event is sponsored by the Department of Philosophy and the Karbank Fund; all members of the […]

Tomorrow, a lunchbox talk with Christopher Ricks

Students and alumni are invited to join a lunchtime discussion tomorrow afternoon (Thursday, October 20th), from 11:30-12:30PM in the School of Theology basement, room B-24. Professor Christopher Ricks of the BU Editorial Institute will be talking about John Donne and Bob Dylan. Professor Ricks has written extensively about English poetry, and in 2005 published a […]