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The sciences are often thought to be the main source of innovation, but arguably one of the most important conceptual breakthroughs of the twentieth century was made in the humanities – the invention of the sex/gender distinction. When Simone de Beauvoir wrote “One is not born, but becomes a woman,” she coined the idea that […]
On Monday, April 3, the Boston Red Sox will open their season playing the Pittsburgh Pirates at 2:05 pm at Fenway Park. On Tuesday, April 4, author Bill James will give the Silas Peirce lecture at 6 pm in the BU Law Auditorium. His topic: “The Arts & Sciences of Baseball.” (Read Bill’s speech here) I […]
After seven years as associate dean for the Graduate School of Arts & Sciences, Jeffrey Hughes will complete his service on June 30, 2017. He will return to his full-time position in the Department of Astronomy. In an email to the faculty, Dean Cudd wrote the following: Dear Colleagues, I am writing to share the […]
The new name better reflects the department’s scope of research, interdisciplinary nature, and academic profile.
In either late May or early summer of 2015, at what is now a parking lot at 610 Commonwealth Avenue, BU will break ground for its new Center for Integrated Life Sciences & Engineering (CILSE), a $140 million, state-of-the-art, nine-story research facility that will bring together life scientists, engineers, and physicians from the Medical and […]
A new U.S. News and World Report ranking of the world’s top 500 research universities puts Boston University at number 37.
CAS and the Department of Political Science reflects on Mayor Menino's time at BU
The Frederick S. Pardee School of Global Studies, housed by CAS, officially opened at the beginning of the Fall 2014 semester.
Two CAS brain researchers were among those invited to the White House for a conference announcing new efforts to advance President Obama's BRAIN Initiative.
CAS Dean Virginia Sapiro announced that 2014–15 would be her eighth and final academic year as Dean of Arts & Sciences.