Spotlight Archive

Rosalind Williams Delivers Stanley P. Stone Distinguished Lecture

October 20th, 2016

Can literature and stories help us to understand the human domination of the planet? On October 19, Rosalind Williams—Bern Dibner professor of the history of science and technology—delivered this year's lecture in the Stanley P. Stone Distinguished Lecture Series. Her interdisciplinary lecture—Approaching the End of the World: Geological Age or Historical Epoch?—touched... More

Studying Climate Change, One Tree at a Time

October 14th, 2016

 “As the new generation, we definitely know the effects of global climate change, and we know it’s an issue,” Eliandro Tavares (CGS'16, CAS'18) says. Eliandro is a part of the climate research team lead by Michael Dietze, a CAS associate professor of earth and environment at BU. During the summer, Eliandro, More

Six New Members Appointed on BU’s Board of Trustees  

October 14th, 2016

The Board of Trustees at Boston University has welcomed six new members.  Members joining the board include: William Bloom (CGS’82, Questrom ’84), an ex officio trustee at the Board of Overseers, and Ahmass Fakahany (Questrom’79), also a former member of the Board of Overseers. Kenneth Z. Slater, principal of an... More

Tyler Ellis: Doing It Her Way

September 27th, 2016

Tyler Alexandra Ellis (CGS’05, COM’07) designs gorgeous, high-end bags for women—exotic luxury leather purses hand-made in Italy and sold around the world. Building a business in fashion takes energy and confidence—both of which Ellis fostered at Boston University. At BU, Ellis entered and loved the College of General Studies, soaked up... More

Meet the Students of CGS: A Day in the Life of a Superior Court Intern

August 9th, 2016

Each summer, College of General Studies students continue their learning by pursuing opportunities that stretch their skills and help them apply their education to real-world experiences. This series gives a glimpse into the summer jobs, fellowships, and internships of CGS students. Briana Lynam (CGS'16, CAS'18) is pursuing a major in... More

Meet the Students of CGS: A Day in the Life of an Entrepreneur

August 1st, 2016

Each summer, College of General Studies students continue their learning by pursuing opportunities that stretch their skills and help them apply their education to real-world experiences. This series gives a glimpse into the summer jobs, fellowships, and internships of CGS students. Jordan Gutt (CGS’17) talks about his summer venture launching and... More

Mark DiCristofaro (CGS’06, COM’08) to produce MTV pilot

July 19th, 2016

Deadline has announced that MTV is developing a drama pilot based on The Escort, a 2015 feature film produced by Mark DiCristofaro (CGS'06, COM'08), Blake Goza, and the film's star, Michael Doneger. All three will be executive producers on the TV project. The film focuses on the relationship of a writer (Michael Doneger)... More

Meet the Students of CGS: A Day in the Life of a High School Football Coach

July 18th, 2016

Each summer, College of General Studies students continue their learning by pursuing opportunities that stretch their skills and help them apply their education to real-world experiences. This series gives a glimpse into the summer jobs, fellowships, and internships of CGS students. Mitchell McLeod (CGS'17, COM'19) talks about his summer job as a coach for... More

Meet the Students of CGS: A Day in the Life of an Atlantis Fellow

July 11th, 2016

Each summer, College of General Studies students continue their learning by pursuing opportunities that stretch their skills and help them apply their education to real-world experiences. This series gives a glimpse into the summer jobs, fellowships, and internships of CGS students. In this installment, Jake Goldstein (CGS'16, SAR'18) talks about life as... More

Meet the Students of CGS: A Day in the Life of a Public Affairs Intern

July 6th, 2016

Each summer, College of General Studies students continue their learning by pursuing opportunities that stretch their skills and help them apply their education to real-world experiences. This series gives a glimpse into the summer jobs, fellowships, and internships of CGS students. Lauren Oubre (CGS'16, COM'18) talks about a typical day as a... More