From CGS Student to Published Author

By Gabrielle Drillis When Marcus Wachira (‘22, ENG ‘24) started his gap semester as a first-year CGS student, he couldn’t have predicted that just three years later he’d be a published author. Wachira is a senior studying mechanical engineering with a passion for creative writing. During his time at BU, he has earned the title […]

The Intersection of Physics and Philosophy

“So originally, there was this idea of, oh, well, maybe the physical world behaves strangely; that things that are distant from each other can still have kind of a special connection.” – Gregg Jaeger This idea, which has its roots in work done at Boston University, was recognized on an international scale last year when […]

Student graduates with Minor in Interdisciplinary Studies

By Chelsea Feinstein Dylan Chow (’21, CAS’23) became the third student to graduate with the College of General Studies’ Minor in Interdisciplinary Studies this spring. The minor, introduced in spring 2021, focuses on the intersection of the humanities, natural sciences, and social sciences, and the way that thinking across these disciplines can help to solve […]

The Science of Sabermetrics

By Gabrielle Drillis This summer, CGS Master Lecturer of Natural Sciences & Mathematics Leonard “Andy” Andres, and student E.J Wong (’21, CDS ‘23) showcased months of collaborative research at the Society for American Baseball Research’s annual conference in Baltimore, MD. Their project was driven by the desire to determine if there is a way to […]

CGS Syllabus: Building StoryMaps of London

By Rukshana Khan  Experiential learning is a key aspect of CGS’s curriculum, particularly in the summer semester of students’ first year. Whether students are studying in London or New England, faculty prioritize out-of-the-classroom learning experiences that allow students to make connections across their courses. So when CGS students were able to return to the six-week […]

CGS Celebrates 70th Anniversary

For 70 years, the College of General Studies has been a home to students within Boston University, instilling the value of exemplary interdisciplinary education, providing the backdrop for lifelong friendships to be built, and preparing its students for the challenges of real world problem solving. On Sept. 29, CGS alumni, students, faculty and staff gathered […]

CGS Syllabus: The Space and Observation Project

By Meghan Bohannon Learning inside and outside the classroom is a hallmark of CGS’s curriculum. During the 2021 Summer Semester in New England, CGS students were given several assignments that highlighted interdisciplinary study and real-world applications for their coursework. In RH104: Rhetorical Practices from The Industrial Revolution through the Digital Revolution, taught by Senior Lecturer […]

Enhancing storytelling through technology

Earlier this year, CGS Master Lecturer of Rhetoric Kathleen Vandenberg won the 2022 Gerald and Deanne Gitner Family Award for Innovation in Teaching with Technology, which recognizes the Boston University faculty member who best exemplified innovation in teaching by using technology. In her Rhetoric classes, Vandenberg teaches students effective communication that marries writing, short opinion […]

A Look at Undergraduate Research: Women Writers in the Late Victorian Era

By Ella Nasca Before coming to campus for the first time in the fall of 2021, Fangqi (Doris) Luo (’22, CAS’24) excitedly looked through the CGS website to get a sense of what in-person studies would be like. Luo stumbled upon a section about the Center for Interdisciplinary Teaching & Learning (CITL) and quickly became […]

CGS Faculty Lead a Conversation on National and Global Citizenship

On March 24, CGS faculty Chun-Yi Sum and Shawn Lynch led a conversation about national and global citizenship in the 21st century, exploring topics including the Enlightenment notion of citizenship and different understandings of citizenship in China and the United States. Watch the full discussion below.