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Meet the Students of CGS: Taylor-Ann Greenwood

April 6th, 2016 in January Boston-London Program, News and Events, Spotlight, Students.

College of General Studies: 2016                                                                                          ... More

Meet the Students of CGS: Will Roeder

April 6th, 2016 in Alumni, News and Events, Spotlight, Students.

College of General Studies: 2014                                                                                          ... More

The Impact of Parental Incarceration: Dean Sullivan Releases New Book

March 28th, 2016 in Center for Interdisciplinary Teaching & Learning, Faculty, News and Events, Publications, Research.

1.7 million children currently have parents in the United States prison system. 30% of them will follow in their parents’ footsteps. Those are the astounding statistics that are discussed at length in Associate Dean Megan Sullivan’s new book, Parental Incarceration: Personal Accounts and Developmental Impact.  The book, which is now available... More

A Look at Undergraduate Research: Climate Change and Law

February 18th, 2016 in Center for Interdisciplinary Teaching & Learning, Faculty, News and Events, Of Special Interest, Research, Spotlight, Students.

This post is part of a series that profiles the faculty-undergraduate research partnerships offered through the Center for Interdisciplinary Teaching & Learning. To learn more, please contact the Center at citl@bu.edu. This past November, representatives from 195 countries came together for the 2015 United Nations Climate Change conference in effort to... More

Wexelblatt releases eighth book, Heiberg’s Twitch

January 20th, 2016 in Faculty, News and Events, Of Special Interest, Publications, Spotlight.

Professor of Humanities Robert Wexelblatt recently released his eighth book, Heiberg's Twitch, which features a collection of fourteen distinct short stories. Named after the first story in the volume, this is the latest addition to his extensive writing career, which encompasses both scholarly and literary publications. Wexelblatt selected these stories for their differences in character, tone, and... More

Paul Farmer Draws Hundreds to Discuss Global Health

November 5th, 2015 in Alumni, News and Events, Of Special Interest, Other, Spotlight.

Yesterday, more than 600 people gathered at the College of General Studies to hear Dr. Paul Farmer speak as part of the 25th annual Stanley P. Stone Distinguished Lecture Series. The auditorium started filling in as early as 2:15 p.m., buzzing in anticipation to hear Dr. Paul Farmer speak at 4... More

Deans McKnight and Sullivan to Present at Interdisciplinary Studies Conference

October 22nd, 2015 in Center for Interdisciplinary Teaching & Learning, Faculty, News and Events, Research.

Dean Natalie McKnight and Associate Dean Megan Sullivan will be speaking at the 37th Annual Meeting of the Association for Interdisciplinary Studies. Committed to promoting conversation among scholars and administrators in the arts and sciences on issues concerning integrative studies, the Association has strong synergies with the work of the... More

Students and Families Gather for CGS Annual Tradition, Capstone Ceremony

October 19th, 2015 in News and Events, Of Special Interest, Spotlight, Students.

On Friday evening, more than 40 CGS alumni who are current juniors, gathered in the Katzenberg Center with proud family members and reconnected with their sophomore CGS professors for the Capstone Awards Ceremony. A tradition running for almost 40 years—since 1977—the Capstone project challenges CGS sophomore students to create a practical, More

Alum featured for Syrian Relief Organization Efforts

October 16th, 2015 in Alumni, News and Events, Of Special Interest, Spotlight.

Men's Journal recently featured Matt Trevithick (CGS 06, CAS 08), who has been working in some of the most war-torn areas of the world to help rebuild broken communities and deliver international relief. Earlier this year, the Islamic State (ISIS) attacked the Kurdish defenders of the Syrian city of Kobane. The world's... More

Alumni gather to recognize Linda Sloane Kay (CGS 81, COM 83)

September 28th, 2015 in Alumni, Faculty, News and Events, Of Special Interest, Spotlight.

On Friday afternoon, CGS alumni, faculty, and friends gathered to recognize those who help make CGS a celebrated community. This was one of many events during the course of the highly-anticipated annual alumni weekend. Dean Natalie McKnight started the ceremony with a brief update on the College. Among many recent achievements,  the... More