E-bulletin for week of 9/4/2011

To new and returning students — welcome to the fall semester!

Lectures this week:

This year the Core will make audio recordings of all lectures and post these as downloadable mp3s on the respective course webpage. If you have any trouble accessing these recordings, starting 24 hours after the lecture, please contact Zachary Bos.


  • Wednesday, 9/7: The monthly EnCore Boston Book Club‘s selection for September is “All’s Well That Ends Well”. RSVP at http://on.fb.me/EnCore-F11-1.
  • Friday, 9/9: Core in the City (CITC) Scavenger Hunt at the MFA. Prof. David Eckel will direct a scavenger hunt, titled “Boston Favorites at the Museum of Fine Arts.” Participants will be divided into teams of three and given a series of questions about famous works in the museum collections. The team that answers the greatest number of questions, or finishes the questions in the shortest time, will receive gift certificates to Barnes & Noble at BU. The Scavenger Hunt will leave from CAS 119 at 3 PM. RSVP at http://on.fb.me/Core-F11-1.
  • Sunday, 9/11: The Annual CC105 Core Fruit Drop. Join faculty and students in kicking off the semester with ice cream sundaes, while the Natural Sciences faculty investigate the effect of gravity on fruit released from the top of a four-story fire escape. We will gather behind CAS for the fruit drop at 12:30, and ice cream immediately afterward. All students in CC101 and CC105 are asked to attend; second-year students and alumni are encouraged to attend. RSVP at http://on.fb.me/Core-F11-2.
  • Friday, 9/16: Core Open House. All new students are invited to join us in the Core Office, CAS 119, from 3 to 5 pm to meet informally with Core faculty, staff, and other students, learn about Core student organizations, and sample some of the best chocolate cookies in Boston, gathered from a selection of bakeries in Boston and Brookline. RSVP at http://on.fb.me/Core-F11-3.
  • Friday, 9/23: CITC Trip to the Semitic Museum. Prof. Kyna Hamill will lead a trip to Harvard Square, where students will be given a guided tour of the Harvard Semitic Museum. Students should bring fare money for the T; the group will leave from CAs 119 at 3 PM, and will leave to return not later than 5 PM. RSVP at http://on.fb.me/Core-F11-4.
  • Friday, 9/30: CITC at the BPL. Prof. Thornton Lockwood will lead a tour through the Boston Public Library branch at Copley Square to view John Singer Sargent’s famous mural, “Triumph of Religion.” Students should bring fare money for the T; the group will leave from CAs 119 at 3 PM, and will leave to return not later than 5 PM. RSVP at http://on.fb.me/Core-F11-5.

Students may RSVP for any of these events by emailing core@bu.edu, by adding their name to the sign-up sheet in CAS 119, or by visiting the RSVP link provided.

If you have any ideas, or comments about Core activities, please contact Prof. Jennifer Formichelli at jlf@bu.edu.

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