E-bulletin for week of 10/30/11

Lectures this week

  • CC101: Stephen Esposito on Sophocles’ Ajax (11/1)
  • CC105, Tuesday: Alan Marscher on the evolution of the universe (11/1)
  • CC105, Scott Whitaker on the birth & ‘middle age’ of stars (11/3)
    NB: This Thursday lecture will be held in the GSU Auditorium, not the Tsai Center!
  • CC201: Jennifer Formichelli on Shakespeare’s Hamlet (11/1)
  • CC203: David Swartz on Marx, Engels, and the Industrial Revolution (11/3)

Events this week

  • Wednesday, November 2: A CC105 lab focus group. Students in CC105 are cordially invited to Pizza-Lab, a social deconstruction of the first lab in Core Natural Sciences I. Your feedback will help us improve the lab, and future labs. Moderated by Professors Hudon and Jonas. A free pizza dinner will be provided. 6-7:30 PM, in CAS 314. RSVP to core@bu.edu.
  • Wednesday, November 2: The Boston EnCore Book Club meets to discuss Bram Stoker’s Dracula. 6-9pm in the Alumni Lounge, One Silber Way, 7th Floor.
  • Friday, November 4: Tour of the Museum of Fine Arts Boston with Prof. Cirulli. Though this tour is designed for students completing the mandatory MFA assignment for CC101, students in other courses are welcome to attend. Sign-up in the Core office or RSVP to core@bu.edu. Meet at the Core office at 3 PM to walk over to the Museum as a group. Additional tours for the semester will be listed at http://bu.edu/core/mfa.
  • Saturday, November 5: A CC101 trip to see Boston Ballet’s production of Romeo and Juliet. Ballet-goers will meet at the Boston Opera House in time to take their seats for the 1 PM show; tickets can be picked up in the Core office. Right now this event is full, but we are accepting reservations for the waiting list.
  • Sunday, November 6: Core professor — and Rich Hall Faculty-in-Residence — Wayne Snyder hosts the first-ever all-BU Blues Jam, featuring the faculty blues band, Fish Worship. All singers, guitarists, harmonica or bass players, pianists, whistlers, toe-tappers, anyone with mojo is welcoming to come play the blues. Or just come listen! Enjoy blues eats at intermission: barbecued wings, cornbread, and Coke. Free and open to all; 4-7 PM in BU Central. For more information, contact waysnyder@gmail.com or call 617-966-1065. Sound check at 2pm. Call ahead if you want to make sure you have a spot on the set list!
  • Ongoing: The 2011-2012 issue of The Journal of the Core Curriculum is now accepting submissions. Authors and artists are welcome to submit any kind of Core-related essays, artwork, photography, short stories, creative pieces, and/or poetry. Accepted submissions will be featured in Issue XXI alongside pieces works by faculty and alumni. The editors are especially interested in essays and artwork which explore in whatever way the themes and topics explored in the Core Natural Sciences. Submissions can be emailed as attachments to corejournal@gmail.com; questions can be emailed to editor Megan Ilnitzki, milnit@bu.edu.

If you have any suggestions for or comments about Core activities, please contact Zachary Bos.

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