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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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Dec 21: Maya Doomsday or Just a Misunderstanding?

December 7th, 2012

The pop culture buzz is building: the Maya predicted the world would end on December 21… or did they? CAS Archaeologist Bill Saturno is here to set the record straight.

Watch the video: CAS Presents: Doomsday 2012? with Bill Saturno

Professor Saturno and his research team discovered exciting new examples of 9th-century Maya record-keeping at the site of the ancient Maya city of Xultun in Guatemala. Learn about what they found: The Writing on the Wall

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