Spotlight Archive

Behavioral ecologist sheds light on altruism during the Stanley Stone Distringuished Lecture Series

November 10th, 2014

The annual Stanley Stone Distinguished Lecture Series took place last week, drawing in a crowd of current BU students, faculty, local alumni, and members from the public for an engaging conversation around altruism. The lecture, titled "The Evolution of Goodness," was presented by Dr. Lee Dugatkin, a behavioral ecologist, evolutionary biologist and... More

Welcoming People with Disabilities at Universities: Dean Megan Sullivan’s POV

October 30th, 2014

BU Today featured an opinion piece written by College of General Studies Dean Megan Sullivan, focused on welcoming people with disabilities. While universities around the nation provide accommodations, Sullivan provokes the question on if universities truly welcome people with disabilities. She shares illustrative, relatable examples of how universities could better welcome this population, both... More

Capstone Award Ceremony celebrates Exemplerary Work of CGS ’14 Students

October 21st, 2014

This past weekend, CGS had the pleasure of not only greeting the parents of its current students, but also of seeing the parents of those who graduated from CGS this past May to continue onto junior year. Friday night, students from the CGS class of 2014 gathered with their proud... More

Interdisciplinary Baseball Course to Debut Spring 2015

October 3rd, 2014

CGS is excited to announce that it will be offering a new, interdisciplinary elective this spring: The History, Literature, Film and Science of Baseball. Baseball occupies a special place in American society and memory. As the distinguished historian Geoffrey C. Ward once pointed out, the two hundred year-old national pastime is... More

College Honors Distinguished Alumni and PR All-Star Peter Shankman

September 22nd, 2014

On September 19, CGS faculty and alumni gathered to recognize Peter Shankman (CGS '92, COM '94) in the Distinguished Alumni Award ceremony. Each year, the College recognizes an alumni for his or her outstanding professional success and continued involvement at CGS. Shankman not only meets, but exceeds, both criteria. A marketing and customer service futurist, Shankman... More

CGS Professor Andy Andres to teach MOOC on Sabermetrics

April 28th, 2014

Boston University, now leading a new digital learning initiative, is beginning to release MOOCs, or Massive Open Online Courses. The first, in partnership with edX, will be taught by CGS Professor Andy Andres on the subject of Sabermetrics. Professor Andres is a senior lecturer in the Natural Science department here... More

CGS Professor Aaron Worth releases new book: Imperial Media

March 15th, 2014

Aaron Worth, an assistant professor of Rhetoric at CGS has finished his new book, Imperial Media: Colonial Networks and Information Technologies in the British Literary Imagination, 1857–1918 and will be releasing it soon. He is working with The Ohio State University Press, and they have released a press statement that can be... More

IMPACT, the Journal for the Center for Interdisciplinary Teaching & Learning Launches New Website with Winter Issue

March 15th, 2014

Bi-annually, the Center for Interdisciplinary Teaching & Learning (CITL) releases a literary journal, IMPACT. The journal consists of essays which cover a wide range of topics and reviews critiquing books focused on the subject of interdisciplinarity. With the release of the new Winter Issue, the CITL released a brand new website alongside it. More

Dean ad interim Natalie McKnight and CGS Alum Chelsea Bray Featured in Boston Globe, Lowell Sun on Dickens and “A Christmas Carol”

December 20th, 2013

This holiday season, CGS’s own Dean ad interim Natalie McKnight and alum Chelsea Bray were featured in both the Boston Globe and the Lowell Sun for their joint work. Bray, as a student, collaborated with Dean McKnight, studying Dickens and his inspiration for his most well-known work “A Christmas Carol”. More

Beautiful New Bench Dedicated to Linda Bondy-Ives

December 11th, 2013

On Friday, December 6th, CGS held a reception in honor of Linda Bondy-Ives. Friends, family, and colleagues gathered to remember and share their memories of someone who touched so many hearts. CGS was Linda’s second home from 1983 to 2012 when she was an Academic Advisor. Associate Dean Stacy Godnick began... More