Tagged: video

Shakespeare’s Sonnets, Sung

In anticipation of the lecture on Shakespeare’s sonnets by Prof. Ricks next week in CC 201, here are performances of the Bard’s fourteeners, set to music.   No. 29 (Rufus Wainwright)

David Gilmour: Shakespeare’s Sonnet 18

Core classes often explore Shakespeare’s work, and the video above illustrates the inspiration musicians can draw from it. For an article discussing Gilmour’s interpretation, visit bit.ly/XhVBrD

Sting & Confucius

The Core presents a song by Sting titled Englishman in New York. It’s message relates to CC102′s study of the Analects of Confucius. The Confucian idea of the ethics of a “gentleman”, to some extent, provides directions on how to behave in the “gentlemanly” way when in a foreign land. Sting addresses this idea of […]

Indiana Jones meets Malinowski

On Thursday November 29th, Professor Barfield will lecture to the students of CC203 about anthropologist Bronislaw Malinowski and his ideas of exchange and reciprocity. Thinking about Malinowski’s continuing if too-little acknowledge impact on our society, we present this clip from The Young Indiana Jones. In it, our young protagonist is asking the elderly, wise ethnologist for […]

Tea with two Zen masters

During his introduction this morning of Prof. Elizabeth ten Grotenhuis before her lecture to the students of CC102 on the arts of Asia, Prof. Eckel made reference to The Long Search, a famous 1977 BBC series on the religious philosophies of the world. Specifically, he mentioned the scene in Volume 9 (“Japan: The Land of […]

Theater of War: Ancient Words, Modern Wounds

Theater of War participants and Columbia student veterans discuss a performance on the Columbia campus. Theater of War is an innovative project that presents readings of ancient Greek plays as a catalyst for town-hall discussions about the challenges faced by our soldiers and veterans. This unique stage production and panel discussion is designed to raise […]

We Beheld Once Again The Stars

Nicolas Porter (CAS ’14), a student in Prof. Kalt’s CC102 seminar, was part of the choir featured in the video above. Nicholas writes: The song is entitled “We Beheld Once Again The Stars,” by Z. Randall Stroope. It was performed by the 2009 Massachusetts All State Chorus in Boston’s Symphony Hall, which I was a […]

The Ecolympics on BU Today

The Core Curriculum’s Ecolympics were recently covered on BU Today, complete with comprehensive explanations on the event as well as an informative video. The Ecolympics is not a Core Curriculum exclusive event. Jillian Ferraro (CAS’13), one of the event’s organizers says “I believe that everyone can make a difference in bettering our environment. The problem […]

Cyrano de Bergerac Trailer

From the 2011 production of Edmond Rostand’s Cyrano de Bergerac by The Calliope Project. Sponsored by Boston University’s Core Curriculum. Directed by Elizabeth Ramirez. Trailer by John Sanderson with permission from the Hal Leonard Corporation

Five reasons YOU should do the Ecolympics

Prof. Daniel Hudon gives five great reasons for YOU to register for, and to participate in, the 2nd annual Ecolympics. The Ecolympics are coming: April 1-15, 2011 Help mobilize for Planet Earth.