Winter 2024

Feature Stories

Meet the Indiana Jones of Italian Wine

Monica Larner has devoted her career to showcasing winemaking across Italy

The Bold World of Marcus Wachira

BU student started a series of sci-fi graphic novels at 15; now, he’s published a book, with more on the way


The Way to Donate Money—Wisely

New CGS course teaches students how to think critically about effective giving


Alumni Updates: Check Out the Latest Class Notes

Marriages, births, publications, new jobs, retirements, travels, and more… See what’s happening in the lives of CGS alums


CGS News Briefs

Student Creates Vast CGS Archive

Camille Housh digitized the college’s collection of historical documents dating back to 1948


Gender and Ethnicity in Contemporary China

Anthropologist Chun-Yi Sum studies a community with matrilineal traditions


Hands-On Experience in Anesthesiology

Five CGS students receive funding to intern at Boston Children’s Hospital


From Our Community

A Gap Semester? BU Students Share How They Made the Most of It

“The money will come back, but the time never will, and so I should seize the day,” one CGS student says of her travels


This BU Political Scientist Is on a Mission to Help Save Journalism

Daniela Melo cofounded and chairs New Bedford’s online nonprofit newspaper


Why Schools Should Ban Cell Phones in the Classroom—and Why Parents Have to Help

New study shows it takes a young brain 20 minutes to refocus after using a cell phone in a classroom


Latest CGS News

News & Announcements

Upcoming Alumni Events

CGS Art Show and Coffee House

March 28, 2024 | 3-5 pm EST | CGS Lobby

The College of General Studies is hosting its 24th annual Art Show and Coffee House, featuring musical performances, poetry readings, and more from members of the CGS community. All members of the CGS community are invited to perform or attend!

Boston University Giving Day 2024

April 3, 2024 | All day

Boston University Giving Day is a one-day online fundraising drive bringing together Terriers from around the world. Your gift to CGS supports scholarships, undergraduate research and more.

A Tribute to David Ferry: A Poetry Reading

April 4, 2024 | 6-7:30 pm EST | Katzenberg Center, CGS

Join us for a poetry reading in tribute to David Ferry, co-sponsored by the CAS Core Curriculum program, the BU Center for the Humanities and CITL. Free and open to the public.