College of Arts & Sciences


Fall 2012 Features

a&s Insider

  • The Play’s the Thing

    Elliot Norton award winner Kate Snodgrass directs a new MFA program in playwriting.

  • Plagued Paree

    Historian Brooke L. Blower portrays Americans in Paris between the world wars.

  • Hamlet’s Arab Journey

    Assistant Professor Margaret Litvin traces the evolution of Hamlet performances across the Middle East.

  • Runaway Sisters

    Professor of French Elizabeth Goldsmith tells tales of notorious seventeenth-century sisters.

  • Famed Faculty

    For research on the origins of the universe and beyond, five CAS faculty win awards.

  • At the Microscopic Level

    With exchange funding from Banco Santander, BU researchers are probing the amazing properties of graphene.

  • The Benefit of Benefits

    Economist Johannes Schmieder makes the case for extending unemployment benefits.

  • Applying the Fundamentals

    In search of the Higgs boson, Lina Necib (CAS’12) interned with a BU team at CERN.

About Alumni

150 new professors have joined the ranks of the Arts & Sciences faculty in recent years. Read about some of their groundbreaking contributions in this issue.

From the Dean

Marking her fifth anniversary at CAS/GRS, Dean Virginia Sapiro points to an expanded faculty and new student opportunities.

Class Notes

Whatever you’ve been up to, we’d like to hear about it. Send us an email with your stories or photos, and we’ll share them in class notes.