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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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In the Lab: Navigating with Grid Cells

September 3rd, 2013

In this CAS-produced video, Professor of Psychology and Associate Director of BU’s Center for Memory & Brain Michael Hasselmo discusses the function of “grid cells” and how they relate to spatial memory in the brains of rats. He then compares his lab’s findings with Israeli researchers doing similar studies with bats. The videos are part of the student-produced Explorations video series, which aims to delve deeper into compelling faculty research at CAS. Watch Parts 1 and 2 of the Hasselmo feature here.

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