Spotlight Archive

CGS Professor Regina Hansen discusses Halloween origin in BU Today

November 4th, 2013

Have you ever been curious about where Halloween came from? We all tell scary stories, get candy, and dress in costume, but why? CGS Rhetoric Professor and expert on the supernatural, Regina Hansen tells BU Today where the modern holiday came from. Hansen speaks on the roots, the modernization, and the... More

Professor Andy Andres to record game 6 of World Series

October 29th, 2013 wrote a wonderful article on our very own Professor Andy Andres! Professor Andres is part of our Natural Sciences & Mathematics division, but also moonlights as a datacaster for Major League Baseball, meaning he will be in the press box recording everything that happens. For more information, check out the More

CGS Alum featured at 16th Annual Undergraduate Research Symposium

October 25th, 2013

Chelsea Bray, CGS ’11, CAS ’13, was one of 5 featured researchers (out of 284) at the 16th Annual Undergraduate Research Symposium held on Friday, October 18, 2013 in the George Sherman Union ballroom.  A book of student research abstracts was distributed at the event, and Chelsea’s project had a... More

CGS Faculty Awards

October 17th, 2013

Recently, two CGS faculty members were given prestigious awards. Cheryl Boots, a Senior Lecturer in Humanities, won the Ismael Sensel Award. The Ismael Sensel award is funded by the Sensel estate to reward excellent faculty performance. Next, Jeffery Vail, another Senior Lecturer in Humanities, won the Peyton Richter Award for outstanding... More

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!


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