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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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Graduate education at Boston University draws on the strength of our faculty, research programs, and facilities, as well as the historical and cultural advantages of our Boston location. Frequently updating our graduate curricula and constructing new research facilities in the sciences further enhance our educational and research capabilities. We have a long tradition of excellence in the humanities, with interdisciplinary programs such as American & New England Studies and a joint program in Bioinformatics in addition to departmental programs in the more traditional disciplines.

Despite our significant size and diversity, our emphasis is on the individual graduate student, beginning with the proper match among interests, programs, and faculty advisors and continuing with a sustained concern for the student’s development as a researcher, scholar, practitioner, and teacher.

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