Posts by: CAS Core Curriculum

Editor’s Introduction to The Journal, Issue 30

The online edition of the thirtieth issue of The Journal of the Core Curriculum has just been published. To help place the issue in a context of editorial goals and of the community involvement that went into its production, we hereby present the Editor’s Note from the front matter, written by the editor-in-chief: I am […]

5 Misconceptions About Climate Change

In this episode of Science Matters from The Origins Podcast, the host, theoretical physicist, lecturer, and author, Lawrence M. Krauss, focuses on 5 big misconceptions about climate change, as well as the science behind climate change. In their first episode of 2021, Lawrence addresses misconceptions such as, “human productions of CO2 cannot significantly impact the […]

Article about Dante’s Descendant Taking Part in a Mock Retrial

Check out this fascinating article about Dante’s descendant taking part in a mockretrialto see if Dante’s conviction in 1302 was just! Click this link to read!  

Voltaire and the Land of Snow

On this snowy day, our thoughts turn to this mention of snow in North America, on page 58 of Wooton’s translation ofCandide: ‘You know England; are they as mad there as in France?’ ‘It’s a different type of madness,’ said Martin. ‘You know that these two nations are at war over some acres of snow […]

A NYT Article about “The Dancer Who Made Beethoven’s Ninth Happen”

In this NYT article, Patricia Morrisroe beautifully describes the life of one of the greatest dancers of their generation, Louis Antoine Duport, and the dramatic event of the performance of Beethoven’s Ninth, a powerful choral symphony. To read about this “temperamental impresario” and the premiere of a concert he managed, click here.

Christopher Ricks on Milton and Blasphemy

Christopher Ricks, an esteemed professor in the Editorial Institute and the Core Curriculum here at BU, recently gave a lecture to the CC201 students on Milton and Blasphemy. This lecture discusses the incredible sensitivities of the word blasphemy, what it means to blaspheme, and how anti-blasphemy laws still impact our society today. He also discusses […]

A New Article about Visiting Ancient Worlds Virtually through Student-Made Videos

This article by Rich Barlow allows you to see course tours of art from Boston to Paris via technology. These tours were created by BU students in Professor Kyna Hamill’s “Ancient Worlds” class for their UROP projects. To read this article and see the virtual tours, click here.

Shakespeare on Zoom

A global pandemic didnt stop Irelands love of theatre. A collaboration of theatre companies from Portstewart in Northern Ireland put on a production of Shakespeares, The Tempest via zoom during the earlier stages of the pandemic. In April of 2020, the zoom performance had its debut, selling out many weekends. This idea inspired others, leading […]

Core Writing Fellow Releases New Book on Heritage Tourism in Washington, D.C.

Lauren Kerby, a former Core Writing Fellow and current education specialist and lecturer at Harvard Divinity School and alumni of Boston University’s Graduate School of Religious Studies, is releasing her new book,Saving History: How White Evangelicals Tour the Nations Capital and Redeem a Christian America,this spring.This debut book is forthcoming through the University of North […]

Core Authors in the News!

Some content for your viewing pleasure… Are you exhausted by the prospect of reading another new translation or adaptation? Are you looking for a new way to experience the story of your favorite hero? Perhaps you should go back to basics and experience a classic text the classic way!This articlediscusses the impact of hearing the […]