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CGS Hosts London Conference on Writing and the Nation

July 9th, 2018 in Center for Interdisciplinary Teaching & Learning, Faculty, News and Events.

On June 30, 2018, an interdisciplinary group of scholars-- hailing from colleges and universities in at least seven countries (the US, the UK, France, Ireland, Germany, Malta, and the Netherlands)--convened at Boston University's Harrington Gardens building, in South Kensington. The gathering was a conference hosted by the Center for Interdisciplinary... More

Using Service Learning to Connect Students to Communities

June 1st, 2018 in Faculty, News and Events.

The Boston University Hub—a new BU-wide general education program—aims to help students navigate an increasingly complex and interconnected world. One capacity students will develop through their Hub education: the ability to live and work in communities. For one Hub unit—the Individual in Community—students will analyze the experiences that inform their own... More

Paper Lanterns Documentary Tells Story of WWII POWs

May 29th, 2018 in Alumni, Arts and Literature, News and Events.

Tens of thousands of people were killed in Japan after the United States dropped the atomic bomb on Hiroshima in 1945. Few people know that 12 American POWs were among those killed. Max Esposito (CGS'08, COM'10) has codirected a documentary, Paper Lanterns, about what it took to bring their story to light. Esposito and... More

Alum Melds Philosophy with Science Fiction in The Measurements of Decay

May 23rd, 2018 in Alumni, Arts and Literature, Faculty, News and Events.

When K.K. Edin (CGS’13, CAS’16, GRS’16) was a 20 year-old undergraduate at Boston University, he was working through the ideas in Descartes’ Meditations on First Philosophy. As he wrestled with the political and the social implications of Descartes’ work, he says, “The logical thread quickly ended up somewhere between absurdity... More

CGS Students, Alumni Recognized in Annual Rhettys Awards

May 21st, 2018 in Alumni, News and Events, Students.

Each year, Boston University recognizes the leadership and achievements of student athletes at the Rhettys Awards, when BU Athletics commends students for athletics, academics, and community service. This year, CGS alumni took home the top awards for male and female athletes.   Men's hockey player Jordan Greenway (CGS’17, CAS’19) received the Gordon “Mickey” Cochrane Award, More

CGS Celebrates Capstone Turn-In and Recognizes Student Leaders

May 16th, 2018 in Alumni, News and Events, Students.

It’s a CGS tradition– the celebratory Capstone turn-in! Sophomore students officially turn in their Capstone projects, the final product of two years of interdisciplinary education, and CGS recognizes students who have excelled in academics and leadership. Brendan Gilbane Award This award was established to honor long-time faculty member and dean Brendan F. Gilbane, More

The Chimaerid Publishes 2018 Edition of Literary Magazine

May 16th, 2018 in Arts and Literature, News and Events, Publications, Students.

The CGS Art and Literary Magazine: The Chimaerid has published its 2018 edition with art, poetry, and prose by College of General Studies students. The Chimaerid (K-EYE-MI-RID) showcases the many artistic talents of CGS students, including poetry, photography, artwork, and more. Published each spring, the magazine is titled after a group of fish known as the chimaeridae, which... More

Meet the Students of CGS: Nidhi Bhagat

May 7th, 2018 in News and Events, Spotlight, Students, Study Abroad.

Nidhi Bhagat CGS’17, SAR’19 Major in human physiology January Boston-London Program What made you want to pursue a major in human physiology, and were you undecided when you entered CGS? I knew I wanted to do human physiology. I took a class in high school – anatomy and physiology -- and I really fell in... More

A Look at Undergraduate Research: Women Writers, Food, and Wartime

May 4th, 2018 in Center for Interdisciplinary Teaching & Learning, Faculty, News and Events, Research, Students.

When a computer engineering student and an English major help a rhetoric professor with a book about British women writers and food, you’re seeing the interdisciplinary synergy of undergraduate research in action. A College of General Studies lecturer, Kate Nash is writing a book on how twentieth-century writers—among them Virginia Woolf, More

BU Hub To Debut This Fall

April 30th, 2018 in News and Events.

The BU Hub, the first Boston University-wide general education program, will debut this fall with 400 different classes for undergraduates to choose from. New courses in the Hub will be revealed semester by semester over the next four years. All CGS required courses have been approved to fulfill BU Hub general... More