Category: Interviews

Dr. Jelle Atema, from lobsters to CC106

Dr. Jelle Atema of the BU Department of Biology, will be joining the course faculty in CC106: Biodiversity this coming spring. His areas of research interest include sensory biology and biometic robotics, and he is currently involved in studies of the chemical ecology of lobsters, the dispersal of larvae in reef fishes, and navigation in […]

Interview with Stephen Esposito

Did you see this interview with Prof. Esposito, when it was posted last month following its publication in the Core Journal? Here’s an excerpt: How do you think the addition of Ajax has been beneficial for CC101? It’s a tender matter to bring up suicide to eighteen-year-olds because they’re on the cusp of a whole […]

Prof. Tabatabai featured on BUtv News

COM student Jordan Diaz prepared this video feature, showing Prof. Sassan Tabatabai moonlighting as a boxing coach. While training his students at The Ring, Diaz notes, Prof. Tabatabai draws upon the wisdom of the literary tradition to remind his boxing students, no one can teach you what you need to learn about yourself. NB: The […]

An interview with David Ferry, Part 2

To inaugurate the launch of the Core blog, Prof. David Eckel—Director of the Core Curriculum—conducted an interview with respected author and translator David Ferry, whose poetic rendering of Gilgamesh is the first book read by students in Core Humanities. This is the second half of that interview. [... in continuation of the interview from yesterday's […]

An interview with David Ferry, Part 1

To inaugurate the launch of the Core blog, Prof. David Eckel—Director of the Core Curriculum—conducted an interview with respected author and translator David Ferry, whose poetic rendering of Gilgamesh is the first book read by students in Core Humanities. What follows is the first half of that interview; the second half will be posted tomorrow. […]