News and Events

Joelle Renstrom Battles Digital Distraction in the Classroom

November 20th, 2017 in Faculty, News and Events.

Joelle Renstrom, a lecturer of rhetoric  at Boston University College of General Studies, had an idea last semester that was at first a tough sell for her students. Renstrom required the 30 students in her two classes to place their phones within a locked pouch that can be opened only... More

Paolo Moreno (CGS’18), Fashion Brand Founder

November 17th, 2017 in News and Events, Spotlight, Students.

CGS student Paolo Moreno (CGS’18) recently released the latest collection for his fashion brand, Chemical X. Moreno created Chemical X  two years ago with friends Pedro Monestier, who designs the clothing along with Moreno, and photographer Matias Vasquez, who is in charge of the company’s branding and promotion. When asked by... More

Lynda Barry Speaks on Creativity and Silencing Your Inner Critic

November 10th, 2017 in News and Events.

Any lecture that opens with an autobiographical song is sure to be a different kind of talk. On November 9, legendary artist Lynda Barry delivered a lecture that was funny, profound and touching by turns—filled with songs, art from Barry and her students, dog and baby videos, and closed out... More

2017 Capstone Award Winners

October 17th, 2017 in News and Events, Research, Students.

Winning Capstone Projects Investigate GMOs, Gene Editing, Making Boston Green On October 13, Boston University College of General Studies celebrated the outstanding students who received awards for the Capstone projects they completed last May. The Capstone project is a 50-page research term paper that CGS students complete in their sophomore year. More

Office Artifacts: Louis Mayhew

October 17th, 2017 in News and Events.

As an advisor at the College of General Studies for 23 years, Louis Mayhew has helped hundreds of students learn how to balance their interests with their career path. For students looking for a way to pursue all of their passions, Louis Mayhew has been the person to help students... More

Hallstein Contributes to Book on Empowering Women and Mothers

October 11th, 2017 in Faculty, News and Events, Publications.

D. Lynn O’Brien Hallstein has published a chapter in the book After the Happily Ever After: Empowering Women & Mothers in Relationships (Demeter Press, September 2017). Hallstein’s chapter is entitled  "But, Didn’t I Choose This? Laying the Groundwork to Empower Mothers by Closing the Choice Gap between Women and Men Before Becoming Mothers... More

Deepening Students’ Connection to the Humanities Through Service Learning

October 4th, 2017 in Faculty, News and Events, Of Special Interest, Students.

On a snowy day in Boston last winter, a group of Boston University College of General Studies (CGS) students bundled into their winter coats and trekked to Quincy, Massachusetts to volunteer for the Prison Book Program, an organization with a simple purpose—sending books to incarcerated people. In a church basement filled... More

CGS Students Give Back through Health Care and Nonprofit Internships

October 4th, 2017 in January Boston-London Program, News and Events, Students.

This summer, Boston University College of General Studies students spent their time volunteering and interning for great causes all across the world—from ambulances and oncology wards in New York to dental clinics in Peru and immigrant communities in Massachusetts. Danika Connors (CGS’17, SAR’19) did her internship through the Santander Sophomore Internship program, More

A New Book on the Red Sox’s Epic 1967 Year

October 3rd, 2017 in Faculty, News and Events, Publications.

In a new book, Thomas Whalen, College of General Studies associate professor of social sciences, examines the sensational rise of the “Impossible Dream” Red Sox 50 years ago, and how they captured the country’s imagination amid the tumult of the 1960s. He recently spoke to  BU Today and to Salem... More

Wexelblatt’s Petites Suites Stories Merge Music and Fiction

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

Petites Suites is the latest book by College of General Studies Professor of Humanities Robert Wexelblatt—a series of charming, inventive short stories praised as "enchanting, invigorating, and often delightfully disorienting" (Elizabeth Cunningham), "sweets for the ear and food for the brain" (Robert Knox),  and "enticing" (R.S. Deese).  College of General Studies: You came... More