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Meet the Students of CGS: Vaishnavi Kothapalli

April 12th, 2017 in January Boston-London Program, News and Events, Of Special Interest, Spotlight, Students.

College of General Studies 2017 Questrom School of Business 2019 Major: Business Administration with a concentration in law What made you decide to attend the College of General Studies? I liked the fact that it gave you that liberal arts foundation and it gave you that background in core subjects that you need... More

Meg Tyler Publishes Chapter in The Soul Exceeds Its Circumstances

April 7th, 2017 in Faculty, News and Events, Publications.

CGS Associate Professor of Humanities Meg Tyler  recently published a book chapter and several poems.  The Soul Exceeds Its Circumstances (Notre Dame Press, 2016) examines the later poetry of Seamus Heaney. Professor Tyler’s chapter takes a look at how the pressures of the terror attacks on September 11th affected Heaney's formal choices. More

A Look at Undergraduate Research: Tragedy of the Commons & Climate Change

April 5th, 2017 in Center for Interdisciplinary Teaching & Learning, 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. CGS Social Sciences Lecturer R. Sam Deese is writing a book that tackles philosophical and political questions around climate change. More

BU Professors Examine Two Popular Holidays

March 29th, 2017 in Faculty, News and Events, Of Special Interest.

St. Patrick’s Day has become a huge day for celebrating here in the United States. But why? In an interview with WalletHub, Associate Chair and Social Sciences Senior Lecturer John Mackey takes a closer look at this question and provides some historical context as to how St.Patricks Day came to be... More

Renstrom Publishes Chapter in Critical Insights: Isaac Asimov

March 22nd, 2017 in Faculty, News and Events, Of Special Interest, Publications, Research.

CGS Instructor of Rhetoric Joelle Renstrom recently published a chapter in Critical Insights; Isaac Asimov (Salem Press, 2017). As a researcher of science fiction and technology, Renstrom took a look at robot fiction in her Asimov chapter, "Morality in Asimov: Laws of Robotics vs. Laws of Humanics." Renstrom’s chapter examines Asimov and the... More

A Look at Undergraduate Research: First Wives and Marriage in British Novels

March 15th, 2017 in Center for Interdisciplinary Teaching & Learning, Faculty, News and Events, Of Special Interest, Research, 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. A married woman abandons her husband and child to elope with a suitor who jilts her. A woman suffers hallucinations... More

Hallstein Edits Special Issue of Women’s Studies in Communication

March 7th, 2017 in Faculty, News and Events, Of Special Interest, Publications.

D. Lynn O'Brien Hallstein, associate professor of rhetoric at BU College of General Studies, has edited a special issue of Women's Studies in Communication, a journal that provides a feminist forum for diverse research, reviews, and commentary addressing the relationships between communication and gender. Due to her expertise in the rhetoric... More

R. Sam Deese Publishes Poetry Volume, Surf Music

March 7th, 2017 in Faculty, News and Events, Publications.

R. Sam Deese, lecturer of social sciences, has published his first full-length volume of poetry, Surf Music (Pelekinesis, 2017). Robert Pinsky, one of American’s “foremost poet-critics,” calls it “the work of an athletic, adaptable mind and an enterprising, distinctive listener.” Acclaimed poet and translator David Ferry describes it as “a... More

CGS Course Probes Economic Realities of Motherhood

March 1st, 2017 in Faculty, News and Events, Research.

Recently featured in the BU Today series "One Class One Day," Dr. Lynn O’Brien Hallstein’s Cultural Constructions of Motherhood course helps students to realize motherhood’s ever increasing economic costs. Hallstein, associate professor of rhetoric at the College of General Studies,  begins her discussion section with a reference to feminist Simone... More

CGS Alum Doyle Somerby Is Finishing Hockey Career In Style

February 21st, 2017 in Alumni, News and Events, Of Special Interest.

CGS alumnus and current Men’s Hockey Team Captain Doyle Somerby (CGS’15, COM’17), is riding a college-career high while guiding the Terriers to a 20-9-3 record so far this season. Somerby always had a passion for the game, growing up in a hockey-centric family. “I was born into a hockey family. My dad coached... More