E-bulletin for week of 10/9/11

Lectures this week

  • CC101: Stephen Esposito on Homer’s Odyssey (10/11)
  • CC105, Tuesday: James Jackson on Wave-particle Duality (10/11)
  • CC105, Thursday: James Jackson on Probability (10/13)
  • CC201: Walter Hopp on Descartes (10/11)
  • CC203: Charles Lindholm on Rousseau and Hume (10/13)

General announcements

  • A reminder to alumni — if you will be in Boston during a scheduled course lecture, and have a desire to sit in, let us know. It is often the case that you’ll be able to join the audience as a guest.
  • The Core Writing Center is now open; tutors will be available for half-hour appointments Monday through Friday, 10-1 and 2-4. Students may visit the Core office, CAS 119, to sign up for a session, or email us to request an appointment.

Next week, CC105 at the planetarium

A reminder that all students in the first-semester Core Natural Sciences must attend one of the three scheduled planetarium sessions at the Museum of Science from 6-7:30 on Monday 10/17, Tuesday 10/18, or Thursday 10/20. Please contact your CC105 discussion leader if you have any questions.

Lunch & Talk with Kuwaiti Shakespeare Director

MLCL Arabic literature professor (and former Core discussion leader) Margaret Litvin will sit down today for a talk with Anglo-Kuwaiti theater director Al-Bassam, whose show The Speaker’s Progress — based on Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night — opens this evening at ArtsEmerson. Students are invited to join the discussion, and to stay for lunch, at The Castle, 225 Bay State Road, from 12-2 PM.

Upcoming events in the Core

  • Thursday, 10/13: A seminar with Richard Tuck. An opportunity for CC203 students to discussion, in an informal setting, the Leviathan of Hobbes with this esteemed Harvard scholar. 5-6:30 in the Core office, CAS 119.
  • Sunday, 10/16: Core in the City trip to the Museum of Science Omni Theater, to see “Greece: Secrets of the Past.” Core has 15 tickets for the 1 PM showing; please sign-up in the Core office. More information at Link is http://www.mos.org/exhibits_shows/imax&d=731.
  • Thursday, 10/20: A “Lunch Box Talk” with Christopher Ricks. All students are welcome to drop in to this first session of a free lunch & discussion series, to hear Prof. Ricks speak about John Donne and Bob Dylan, and to join the conversation afterward. 11:30-12:30, in the School of Theology basement.
  • Thursday, 10/20: Third meeting for the Core Journal staff, 5-6 pm in the Core office, CAS 119. On the agenda: interview and feature brainstorming, cover art, and assignments for soliciting submissions. Please direct questions to editor Megan Ilnitzki, milnit@bu.edu.

A quote from Core lecture

From Tuesday’s talk by Prof. Esposito on Homer’s Odyssey for the students of CC101: “Menelaus is about to kill Helen, but (smart lady), she bares her breast to him, and he throws his sword down. Some things never change.”

Students may RSVP for 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 suggestions for or comments about Core activities, please contact Zachary Bos at core@bu.edu. Get connected with Core: The Core blog | Facebook | Calendar

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