Tagged: fun

Explaining Nietzsche and Existentialism to 5-Year-Olds

Relating to CC202′s study of Friedrich Nietzsche is an excellent and amusing attempt to explain his existentialism to a group of 5-year-olds. Here is the video: For more information, visit bit.ly/108bPAL.

Core Banquet: Invitations!

To all Core scholars: You are invited to next week’s Core Banquet; we’re very much looking forward to the occasion. We would like to invite you to submit your shout-outs and photos, so that they can be inserted into the slide show that will be playing throughout the evening. Any photos (of Core friends, classes, […]

Lowell House Opera’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream

The official event description, for April 3rd, 5th, and 6th: With this year’s production, Lowell House Opera joins the worldwide festivities celebrating the centennial year of Benjamin Britten, one of the most influential composers of the 20th century and greatest composers in British music history. A master of modern opera, Britten skillfully captures the magical […]

The Nietzsche Family Circus

Relating to CC202′s upcoming study of Nietzsche at the end of this semester is this amusing but informative site: bit.ly/10QJV0h Enjoy!

Don’t Just Do Something, Sit There!

The Core Curriculum offers CC102-related intellectual stickers advocating what Buddha would say to Arjuna: Everyone interested can email core@bu.edu or Tweet to Prof. Eckel @taoofcore, to request their own sticker and the Core will mail it to them!

BU Today: The Penelopiad

This article by Susan Seligson of BU Today provides the first reactions to CFA’s rendi tion of Margaret Atwood’s Penelopiad. Here is a sample of description: In this contemporary reimagining of The Odyssey, which the author adapted from her 2005 novella, the dead Penelope narrates her tale from a 21st-century Hades, in a state she describes as […]

Tonight: Open House at the Core House!

On Tuesday January 29th- today!- the doors of the Core House will be open to any student interested in learning mroe about life in this specialty housing area. The Core House RA, Caitlin Outterson, invites Core students to drop in between 5-7pm to explore the common areas, peek into rooms, chat with residents, and ask […]

Temple Sinai Poetry Festival

The Core delves into the literary works of diverse cultures, and students are always encouraged to widen their horizons. An opportunity to do this is the upcoming Annual Jewish Poetry Festival, on Sunday, February 3rd, from 2:00pm-4:00pm, at Temple Sinai, Brookline, MA. It will include a reading and discussion of poems by Jewish poets within Temple […]

Semi-Serious Science Quote: CC105 from Fall 2012

The Core presents a quote on the death of stars: In the later red giant phase, the Core will shrink further and heat up to over 100 million Kelvin. ~Dr. Mark Jonas  

Brahms, Sibelius and Beethoven

The Core is offering 15 free tickets for the Boston Symphony Orchestra performance on Thursday February 7th, at 8:00 PM, in the Boston Symphony Hall. From http://bit.ly/VWRVKL: The eminent German conductor Christoph von Dohnányi leads three masterpieces from the heart of the orchestral repertoire. The program begins with Brahms’s earliest orchestral masterpiece, his Variations on […]