Category: General Announcements

The Graduate Student Classics Department Conference

Alright guys, it’s time to get excited about death. Now death is a natural part of life, a part that can overcome even the greatest but can leave the weakest stronger than ever imagined. Gilgamesh taught us that if nothing else. But for those of us who didn’t learn enough from our discussion section, have no […]

Ancient seals & amulets found in Turkey!

Most Core students start off with Classical antiquity and its myriad cultures. Integral to those cultures is their art, and we keep digging up more of it! Take, for example, the massive discovery of more than six hundred ancient seals and amulets in a sanctuary in Turkey, at the sacred site of the storm and weather […]

Core Journal Now Available!

The Spring 2013 Edition of the Core Curriculum Jounal is now available online, at bit.ly/1255au1 (click on Vol. XXII). Congratulations to the staff – you have done a fantastic job! If anyone would like a hard copy, feel free to send us your address at core@bu.edu and we will get to it!

CC106 Information

Below is a list of important topics from lectures since CC106′s last exam (not including the April 16th lecture and those after). Important topics: Ecology Lectures I and II: Biomes and Physical Ecology: (Prof. Schnieder) Ecology as concept- Biotic vs. abiotic traits of environment- Biome vs. biogeographic region- Levels of biological organization- Physical geography vs. biogeography- […]

An Introduction to Self-Publishing

The Guardian is offering extremely helpful advice on self-publishing. In brief: This comprehensive one-day course offers advice on all the finer points of self-publishing. From designing a cover to managing your costs (and projecting your profits), plus essential tips on how to promote your work in the press and social media, get inside knowledge from […]

Mo Yan’s Delicate Balancing Act

Sabina Knight writes, in this review, of author Mo Yan’s receipt of a Nobel Prize and the controversy that arisen due this event. Here is a sample: Mo Yan won the Nobel Prize for his writing, not for political engagement. This essay thus offers a perspective on his politics based not on a few symbolic […]

CC105 Information

To all CC105 students, Nate and Gayle, your Core Mentors, will be sending out weekly emails summarizing the important topics from the lectures that week, reminding you of assignments and giving you links to some science articles that you may find interesting. The Core Blog will regularly be updated with what is being sent in […]

Publication Opportunities for Students

The Core is pleased to present students with a fantastic opportunity to publish their work: The Agora, an on-line publication of Lynchburg College, specializing in responses to the great books of the world, has become a national journal of undergraduate academic writing. The journal, like the ancient Athenian Agora, seeks to be a marketplace for important […]

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 […]

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 […]