Tagged: EnCore

Notes from the October 2014 EnCore Book Club: Edgar Allan Poe

Pumpkin beer, pumpkin “blondies,” pumpkin whiskey (that’s right), pumpkin ice cream, Halloween-themed Jo-Jos, OTTO pizza, wine and cider and hot tea and more; this was the fall spread that the EnCore book club attendees tucked into as they pulled out their copies of Edgar A. Poe’s short stories. One could title this meeting “From Victorians […]

Notes from the February 2014 EnCore Book Club: What is Life?

This month, EnCore book club attendees struggled with Erwin Schrodinger’s slim volume, What is Life?, a book that, as quoted in Goodreads, was “written for the layman, but proved to be one of the spurs to the birth of molecular biology and the subsequent discovery of DNA.” Erwin Schrodinger is an inescapable figure in Core’s […]

Notes from the November 2013 EnCore Book Club: Frankenstein

Big turn-out this month: EnCore book club members met to discuss the much-beloved Gothic novel Frankenstein, or the Modern Prometheus, written by Mary Shelley. The discussion began with the novel’s framing device. The story begins with an exchange of letters between Captain Robert Walton and his sister. The captain, on an expedition to the North […]

Alumni Profiles: Benjamin Flaim

(Core ’98, CAS ’00) Years at Boston University: 4 years. Current location: Boston, MA, USA. Company and Title: Vice President at Goldman Sachs. Recent Activity: Benjamin writes: Two young kids and a rewarding job. Married to my BU girlfriend. What more could I ask for? Benefits of the Core: Benjamin writes: Core helps me look at the […]

Alumni Profiles: Fabiana Cabral

(Core 08’, CAS 10’)  Years at Boston University: 7 years. Fabiana writes: I spent four years at BU as an undergrad, but have spent the last three post-graduation years always involved in the university in some capacity (involved with Core’s EnCore group, student theater groups, etc.). Current location: Boston, MA, USA. Company and Title: Employee at […]

Notes from the August 2013 EnCore Book Club: Shame

EnCore book club members met this month to discuss Salman Rushdie’s novel Shame (click on the link to read the Goodreads summary). The discussion got off to a slow start, considering many members attending had either not read the book, or had not finished it. Such a situation has never deterred book club attendees, and […]

Alumni Profiles: Kim Santo

(Core ’98, CAS ’00) Years at Boston University: 16 years Current location: Boston, MA, USA Company and Title: Boston University, Assistant Director of Judicial Affairs. Kim writes: “I often joke that I arrived here in 1996 and BU hasn’t been able to get rid of me yet. Higher education administration is a vocation that I more or […]

Notes from the July 2013 EnCore Book Club: Things Fall Apart

This month, EnCore’s book club delved into Things Fall Apart, by the renowned and recently deceased Nigerian scholar Chinua Achebe. As described on the back of the paperback 50th Anniversary Edition from Anchor Books, the novel “tells two intertwining stories, both centered on Okonkwo, a ‘strong man’ of an Ibo village in Nigeria. The first, […]

Notes from the February EnCore Book Club: Persepolis

The EnCore book club met this month to discuss the popular graphic novel Persepolis, by Iranian artist Marjane Satrapi. It was an unusual choice for the group for a variety of reasons: the book is a memoir of a young girl growing up in revolutionary Iran, it was originally written in French, and it was published as a […]

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 […]