Tagged: alumni

Alumni invited to “The Assemblywomen”

All Core alumni are invited to “Aristophanes’ Assemblywomen: An all-Humanities Alumni Event”, a very-adult reading and interpretation of Professor Jeffrey Henderson’s translation of Aristophanes’ ‘Assemblywomen’ by various Humanities’ Faculty at BU’s Alumni Weekend later this month. Audience members are encouraged to jeer, join in, or just sit back and enjoy. The reading will feature professors […]

From the Core archives…

… the art for the invitation to the sophomore Core Banquet from 1997. Are there any alumni who remember this event?

Postcards to the Core: from Phnom Penh

Postmarked August 1, from Cambodia – Phnom Penh is amazing! So much to see and do and Cambodians are incredibly friendly! I hope all is well at the Core office! – Abby Simon, Core ’06, CAS ’09

Core Readers Series #1

Alumnus Michelle Kwock occupies a summer afternoon reading What’s Wrong With Democracy by Core Humanities lecturer, and chair of the Classics department, Prof. Jay Samons. Would you care to be a featured Core Reader here on the Core blog? Just send us a photo, by attachment to core@bu.edu, showing you reading a Core or Core-related […]

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 […]

Help a Friend of the Core

On Tuesday, BU Today reported the frightening story of Will Lautzenheiser, a former BU student who lost his limbs to a terrible infection and has come back to Boston for rehabilitation. During his time at BU, Will was a devoted student of English and the Core. As a teaching and research assistant and as a […]

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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 […]