Tagged: faculty

Postcards to the Core: From Athens, June 2016

Our latest postcard comes to CAS 119 courtesy of the Hellenic Post, straight from Athens Greece. It was sent by Marguerite McHale (Core ’11, CAS ’13), a Polytropos winner and former office staffer. She writes: Hello Prof. Nelson and the rest of the Core! Hope you’re all doing splendidly. I’m enjoying Athens very much. It’s […]

Postcards to the Core: From Italy, June 2016

Our latest postcard arrived last week, after making the transoceanic journey from Europe. It comes from Prof. Stevens, of the Core Natural Sciences. She writes: Dear Core: I’m halfway through my tour of Italy. Right now I’m in Siena (Tuscany region), which is famous for the cathedral on the front [of the postcard]. A few […]

David Green on Core and the canon

Prompted by Dean Sapiro’s lecture on Mary Wollstonecraft to question why there are so few women authors in the Core Humanities, Prof. David Green had his CC 202 students this week  momentarily put aside Pride and Prejudice and the question of whether happiness in marriage is a matter of chance to consider the criteria for […]

Visiting Writers Series: Joseph Campana

The News Report covered Joseph Campana’s campus visit on Friday September 27th as part of the creative writing program’s Visiting Writers Series. Joseph is a Renaissance poet, scholar and critic, and has been a Core instructor!               Joseph Campana is the author of “The Pain of Reformation: Spenser, Vulnerability, and […]

Tabatabai on the Hudson

This weekend while visiting New York City, Prof. Sassan Tabatabai (above, left) caught up with alumnus Tom Farndon (Core ’10, CAS/SMG ’12) for an afternoon of kayaking on the Hudson River. If we were to ask them how the trip went — what with the strong currents and winds on that part of the river […]

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 […]

Fish Worship at 100 BSR opening

Fish Worship, a BU/faculty blues band, was invited to play at the “sidewalk fair” accompanying the ribbon-cutting for the new Student Services Center at 100 Bay State Road. Pictured, Prof. Wayne Snyder, Core alum Edmund Jorgensen, Prof. James Jackson, Prof. Jay Samons, and Prof. Brian Jorgensen. Photo by office assistant Elizabeth Kerian.

Why Take the Core? Part I: Experimental Education

In these few weeks before the freshmen begin registering for their Fall 2011 courses on April 17th, several Core faculty and alumni will be sharing their answers to the question, Why take the Core? In this first installment, Prof. Jay Samons of the Department of Classical Studies, places Core in a historical perspective. Tomorrow, he’ll […]

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 […]

Another response to the A.R.T. Ajax

Prof. David Roochnik, Core seminar leader, lecturer, and professor in the Department of Philosophy, wrote in to the Core blog to share this thoughts about the production of Ajax Core students and faculty attended this weekend. Interesting production. Brilliant idea to use the video screens for the chorus. But the disconnected speeches they uttered were, […]