2021 Faculty and Alumni Awards

During Alumni Weekend, the College of General Studies honored this year’s faculty and alumni award recipients in a virtual ceremony. Dean Natalie McKnight presented the following awards: The Outstanding Service Award, which recognizes service to the college above and beyond the call of duty was awarded to John Regan The Peyton Richter Award, which honors […]

Q&A: CGS’s new minor in Interdisciplinary Studies

This spring, the College of General Studies announced its first minor in Interdisciplinary Studies. The program is open to all BU students, whether they’re CGS students who want to expand the problem-solving skills they’ve developed in their freshmen and sophomore years, or undergraduates from any other school at BU looking to build a foundation in […]

Author Emily Bernard speaks at annual Stanley Stone lecture

Award-winning author and teacher Emily Bernard discussed the importance of teaching race, as well as the experiences that led her to write Black Is the Body: Stories from My Grandmother’s Time, My Mother’s Time, and Mine for the College of General Studies’ annual Stanley Stone Distinguished Lecture. The lecture was held virtually on March 11 […]

Seven Years of Impact: A Q&A with Megan Sullivan

On July 1, Megan Sullivan will step down from her role as Associate Dean for Faculty Research and Development and Director of the Center for Interdisciplinary Teaching & Learning after seven years. In her time as Director and Associate Dean, Sullivan led CITL through a period of growth and development during which undergraduate research grants […]

Students present undergraduate research projects

The Center for Interdisciplinary Teaching & Learning offers undergraduates an opportunity to partner with College of General Studies faculty on research projects. During the Undergraduate Research Forum on Feb. 4, seven students presented their research to Mike Gould, the donor that made that work possible. Gould said to the students, he “wants people to grow and thought this would be an opportunity to challenge yourself.” 

Princeton prof. addresses self-expression through the essay

“If you don’t have it figured out, the essay will help you,” Christy Wampole, an associate professor of French Literature and Thought at Princeton University, told students during her Self-Edification Through the Essay lecture on Jan. 30. Wampole spoke to a crowd of first-year College of General Studies about the essay as a form of self-discovery and self-expression.

Palimpsest Recognizes Outstanding Undergraduate Writing

Palimpsest— an online publication that highlights outstanding College of General Studies undergraduate writing– has submissions from across the disciplines, covering everything from family history to philosophical dialogues to film history and the history of nationalism.

A Look at Undergraduate Research: The Robot Revolution

College of General Studies Lecturer Joelle Renstrom is writing a new book about robotics and artificial intelligence. With the assistance of undergraduate researcher Sofia Zalaquett (CGS’19, CAS’21), Renstrom is diving into topics such as technological unemployment, love and sex with robots, artist robots, and the always-intriguing question of robot consciousness.

CGS Professor Edits New Book on Motherhood

Associate Professor of Rhetoric Lynn O’Brien Hallstein has edited a new book, Mothering Rhetorics. It’s a collection of essays that examines the concept of motherhood through the rhetorics of reproduction, and reproducing rhetorics.

From Toni Morrison to Tarantino–Analyzing America’s Vengeful Stories

Kyle Wiggins’ new book, American Revenge Narratives: A Collection of Critical Essays is a compilation of essays examining post-war American revenge stories and “the nation’s love for vengeance.” from Toni Morrison’s Beloved to Steven Spielberg’s Jaws—these essays contend with our country’s “seemingly inexhaustible production of vengeful tales.”