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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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Andrew Duffy Wins Metcalf Cup and Prize

May 23rd, 2012

What’s that going on in Andrew Duffy’s class? Is it a NASCAR demonstration? (Duffy’s been known to crash model cars for his students’ enlightenment.) Is it a Lost in Space marathon? (Now he’s shooting a laser through water.) Is it Disney on Ice? (There’s Duffy, holding some weights and talking about figure skaters while standing atop a twirling table.)

None of the above. What’s really going on is the kind of grab-you-by-the-lapels teaching that won this year’s Metcalf Cup and Prize, the University’s top teaching award.

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One Comment on Andrew Duffy Wins Metcalf Cup and Prize

  • I had Professor Duffy for both semesters in physics my junior year.

    Congratulations Professor Duffy!


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