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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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Alumni College of Arts & Society

Join fellow alumni and friends at BU’s annual residential learning experience, the Alumni College of Arts & Society. Explore society and humanity through the lens of the arts during this three-day program led by faculty from the College of Arts & Sciences and across the University.

At Alumni College, you’ll reignite the energy of your days at BU. You’ll have the opportunity to live in a premier residence hall on-campus with fellow alumni for a weekend filled with intellectual stimulation, renewed friendships and social activities on-campus and throughout the city of Boston.

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  • Alumni College 2012: How is War Depicted in Art?

    Kyna Hamill, a Boston University lecturer in the Core Curriculum and English Department, discusses “the arts of war.”

    Watch this video on YouTube