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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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Earth and Environment Launches New Minor in Sustainable Energy

October 22nd, 2012

Energy is central to one of the preeminent challenges facing humanity: a sustainable human existence on the planet. The Minor in Sustainable Energy allows a student in any four-year undergraduate School or College to complete a coherent suite of classes that reveals the interdisciplinary nature of energy studies. The curriculum includes the essential elements of energy from the business, economics, policy and engineering perspectives, as taught by faculty in those areas.

The minor in Sustainable Energy is a collaborative effort among faculty in the Department of Earth and Environment in the College of Arts & Sciences, the School of Management, and the College of Engineering.

Program Requirements:


Faculty Contacts:

• Cutler Cleveland, College of Arts & Sciences, Department of Earth and Environment

• Uday Pal, College of Engineering, Department of Mechanical Engineering

• Paul McManus, School of Management, Department of Strategy & Innovation


Administrative Support and Student Advising:

• Sayaka Yamaki, Undergraduate Program Coordinator, Department of Earth and


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