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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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CAS Professors Honored by Leading Science Society

January 23rd, 2013

The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) has chosen Assistant Professor of Anthropology Jeremy DeSilva and Professor of Psychology Howard Eichenbaum to speak at symposiums during the association’s annual meeting, to be held in Boston on February 14-18.

Desilva will hold a media briefing on his topic, “The Scars of Human Evolution,” at 10:00 a.m. and take part in a symposium starting at 1:30 on February 15.

Eichenbaum will hold a briefing on “Memory: New Lessons from an Old Case” at 11:00 a.m. on February 17 and take part in a symposium beginning at 9:45 a.m. on February 18.

Two other Boston University academics, Douglas Zook, Associate Professor of Curriculum & Teaching in the School of Education and Janot Mendler de Suarez, Visiting Research Fellow at the Pardee Center for the Study of the Longer-Range Future, also will give presentations at this year’s AAAS meeting.

The AAAS is an international non-profit organization dedicated to advancing science around the world by serving as an educator, leader, spokesperson and professional association. In addition to organizing membership activities, AAAS publishes the journal Science, as well as many scientific newsletters, books and reports, and spearheads programs that raise the bar of understanding for science worldwide.

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