Spotlight Archive

Poetry as the Heard Word

October 15th, 2013

Our very own Simon Mendes (CGS’11, CAS’13) and Meg Tyler were quoted in a recent article in BU Today. The article is an inspiring piece about the benefits of hearing, rather than reading, poetry. Check it out here!

Poetry Series

September 24th, 2013

Co-sponsored by the College of General Studies and the BU Center for the Humanities (BUCH), the Poetry Reading Series strives to make poetry a fundamental part of university and community life. By presenting the work of both renowned and emerging poets, the series attempts to broaden our vision of poetry’s... More


January 28th, 2013

The College of General Studies CAPSTONE AWARDS were held on October 19, 2012, at the Katzenberg Center.  Each team had an award-winning topic.   TEAM S - NAAE 2012 Report on Improving Funding within the Boston Public School System   TEAM T - Keystone XL Pipeline   Team U - Reestablishing the Balance of National Security... More


December 19th, 2012

CGS freshman, Stephen Chang, won the First Place All American Advocate/ Client Award for the 2012 National Intercollegiate Mediation Tournament at Brenau University in Gainesville, GA. The All-American Individual Advocate/Client Award is awarded to client and advocate (lawyer) pairs from the InterNational Academy of Dispute Resolution.  Stephen received this award from... More

Dean Linda Wells to Step Down

December 7th, 2012

After over a decade of serving as the CGS Dean, Linda Wells will be stepping down effective this summer. She will be greatly missed by the CGS community, as well as all those at the University who have had the pleasure of working with her over the years. Please click... More

Meg Tyler: Fullbright Visiting Professor

October 22nd, 2012

Professor takes sabbatical to teach and do research Assoc. Professor of Humanities, Meg Tyler During her sabbatical in 2011-2012, Meg Tyler was the Fulbright Visiting Professor of Humanities and Social Sciences at the University of Innsbruck in Austria, where she taught two courses on American Poetry (and Painting) and did research on... More

The Science of Baseball – CGS Professor combines science with the sport of baseball

October 22nd, 2012

CGS Natural Science Lecturer, Andy Andres, attended the Bloomberg Sports Business Summit in New York City last summer.     Andy met with owners and executives of the professional sports teams to discuss the worldwide business of sport.               Professor Andres was also invited to give a talk at TEDx:BeaconStreet on November 17 TEDx:BeaconStreet is a... More

Winners of the Freshman Essay Contest, 2012

October 21st, 2012

First prize goes to Rodrigo Bonilla Runner-Up to Adena Feitelson and Sarah Geib (effectively a tied result) Honorable Mention to Sean Hughes More

More on politics from CGS’s Tom Whalen

October 14th, 2012

On the radio: How The GOP Gave Way To The Kennedy Political Dynasty ... Live lecture at BU: Back to the Future - History as a Guide to the 2012 Presidential Race - Sat. Oct. 20 ... On TV: Campaign 2012: Tom Whalen on the vice presidential debate More

Robert Schoch – Forgotten Civilization: The Role of Solar Outbursts in our Past and Future

October 14th, 2012

Robert Schoch, Associate Professor of Natural Sciences, has a new book out.. FORGOTTEN CIVILIZATION: THE ROLE OF SOLAR OUTBURSTS IN OUR PAST AND FUTURE Building upon his revolutionary theory that the Sphinx dates back much further than 2500 BCE, geologist Robert Schoch discusses evidence from both Egypt and Turkey (the site of... More