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Students present undergraduate research projects

The Center for Interdisciplinary Teaching & Learning offers undergraduates an opportunity to partner with College of General Studies faculty on research projects. During the Undergraduate Research Forum on Feb. 4, seven students presented their research to Mike Gould, the donor that made that work possible. Gould said to the students, he “wants people to grow and thought this would be an opportunity to challenge yourself.”  More

BU Votes lecture highlights importance of every voter

A full house came together in the College of General Studies on Feb. 3 to hear about the impact young voters can have on the upcoming 2020 election from College of General Studies faculty members Shawn Lynch and Daniela Melo. The lecture was sponsored by BU Votes, a university-wide initiative with roots in CGS that encourages students across the university to vote. More

Princeton prof. addresses self-expression through the essay

“If you don’t have it figured out, the essay will help you,” Christy Wampole, an associate professor of French Literature and Thought at Princeton University, told students during her Self-Edification Through the Essay lecture on Jan. 30. Wampole spoke to a crowd of first-year College of General Studies about the essay as a form of self-discovery and self-expression. More

Q&A: CGS’s New Boston-New England Experience

This year, the College of General Studies is offering incoming first-year students the opportunity for an interdisciplinary, experiential education without leaving New England. The Boston-New England experience, hosted for the first time this year, gives students the opportunity to spend their spring semester in Boston, and continue with a Summer 1 semester that takes them to historical sites around New England. More

Five Ways to Get the Most Out of Your Time at CGS

The College of General Studies offers much more than just what you learn in the classroom. By taking advantage of all that CGS has to offer, you'll set yourself up for success, from your gap semester through Capstone and beyond. As a current junior and former CGS student, I've seen firsthand the many ways that CGS can help you grow as both a student and a leader. Here are some tips that helped me to get the most out of my CGS experience. More

Brady vs. Manning: CGS professors crown a winner

Two College of General Studies professors addressed the question of whether Tom Brady or Peyton Manning is the better quarterback during a BU Friends and Family Weekend Event on Oct. 19. In “The National Football League Rivalry that Captivated America: Brady v. Manning,” Associate Professor Thomas Whalen and Senior Lecturer Andy Andres discussed NFL culture, the history of sports rivalries, and whether the distinction of who is the dominant quarterback should be dependent on statistics or wins.  More

2019 Capstone Award Winners

On October 18, Boston University College of General Studies celebrated the outstanding students who received awards for the Capstone projects they completed last May. The Capstone award is given annually to the team of students who present the best overall Capstone paper and defense. It is the highest honor bestowed upon a College of General Studies student for an academic project. More

CGS Wins AGLS Exemplary Program Award

The College of General Studies won the Association for General and Liberal Studies’ Exemplary Program Award, recognizing the college’s Boston-London Program for its focus on outstanding co-curricular general education. Megan Sullivan, Associate Dean for Faculty Research and Development and Director of the Center for Interdisciplinary Teaching and Learning, traveled to Orlando, More