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Qais Akbar Omar (GRS’16), a graduate student in the Creative Writing Program, has published a much-praised memoir, A Fort of Nine Towers: An Afghan Family Story. He recalls how the violence and tumult of civil war jolted his family, who, despite losing relatives, their home, and possessions, continued to nurture his wish to attend a university.

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Slater Family Endows Behavioral Economics Chair

June 15th, 2011

BU overseer Kenneth Slater and his family have endowed a College of Arts & Sciences chair in behavioral economics, a field that explores, among other things, the ways that players in the financial market make decisions.
“As important as knowledge is about a particular area, what’s more important is what you do with that information,” says Slater, a principal in Tremont Partners LLC, a financial advisory firm in Palm Springs, Flordia. “It’s worth learning more about the decision-making process.”

Read the BU Today article.

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