News and Events Archive

CGS Professor Edits New Book on Motherhood

September 19th, 2018 in Faculty, News and Events, Publications.

Lynn O’Brien Hallstein has edited a new book, Mothering Rhetorics,  recently published by Routledge. Hallstein is an associate professor of rhetoric at the College of General Studies, as well as a women’s studies professor looking at the cultural constructions of motherhood. Originally published as a special issue of Women’s Studies in... More

A Look at Undergraduate Research: A Philosopher-Director from Hollywood’s Golden Age

September 12th, 2018 in Center for Interdisciplinary Teaching & Learning, News and Events, Research, Students.

You’ve probably seen his movies, but you may not know his name. King Vidor directed some of the boundary-breaking films of the Golden Age of Hollywood. From the silent era classic The Big Parade to the Kansas scenes in The Wizard of Oz to the sweeping epic, War and Peace, More

Courses and Assignments in London

September 10th, 2018 in January Boston-London Program, News and Events, Study Abroad.

During the semester in London, students in the January Boston-London program take in a broad view of literature, history, and rhetoric--from the industrial revolution right up through the digital revolution. Classes explore art and literature, politics, economies, social change, and rhetorical practices through three classes: CGS HU 104, CGS SS 104, More

Advising in the January Boston-London Program

September 7th, 2018 in January Boston-London Program, News and Events, Study Abroad.

Advising is an integral part of getting an education at Boston University College of General Studies. Our full-time academic advisors partner with CGS students throughout their time at CGS-- helping them find their pathway to a Boston University degree, guiding them to the right courses, connecting them with resources and... More

Exploring the Culture, Landmarks and Sights of London

September 7th, 2018 in January Boston-London Program, News and Events, Study Abroad.

The London semester is packed with assignments and classes, but there's still time for the activities that make study abroad so enriching-- exploring the culture and customs of another country. Some of the London semester excursions are required and built right into the curriculum but students also have a packed... More

Student Life in the January Boston-London Program

September 6th, 2018 in January Boston-London Program, News and Events, Study Abroad.

Student life in the January Boston-London program is a little different from the typical Boston University campus experience. Instead of swiping a Terrier Card at a BU dining hall, students fill up grocery carts at nearby supermarkets and cook meals together in the Crofton dorms. Instead of taking the BU... More

Bulletin of Marine Science Shares Research From Lobster Conference

August 27th, 2018 in Faculty, Natural Sciences, News and Events, Research.

The Bulletin of Marine Science has devoted its July 2018 issue to the research presented at an international conference on lobster biology and management. The conference was co-organized by College of General Studies Senior Lecturer Kari Lavalli. The 40th International Conference and Workshop on Lobster Biology and Management took place in... More

From Toni Morrison to Tarantino–Analyzing America’s Vengeful Stories

August 9th, 2018 in Faculty, News and Events, Of Special Interest, Publications.

Kyle Wiggins’ new book, American Revenge Narratives: A Collection of Critical Essays (Palgrave MacMillan, 2018) is a compilation of essays examining post-war American revenge stories and “the nation’s love for vengeance.” The essays explore both film and novels—from Toni Morrison’s Beloved to Steven Spielberg’s Jaws—as they contend with our country’s... More

Meet the Students of CGS: Helping to Sustain Recovery

August 6th, 2018 in News and Events, Spotlight, Students.

Almost one in five unemployed people use illicit drugs. But do people lose their jobs because they are addicted to drugs, or do they become addicted to drugs when they face the stress of unemployment? The evidence suggests unemployment is a risk factor for drug abuse, so workforce development is... More

Is the Universe a Computer?

July 20th, 2018 in Faculty, News and Events, Publications.

Is the universe a “giant quantum computer” or a “cellular automaton”? Are we really living in a Matrix world—made up of tiny bits of information that the universe is continually processing on a grand scale? The conception of the universe as a digital computing entity —lately advocated by Seth Lloyd... More