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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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Welcome from the Dean

One of the greatest experiences of being Dean of Arts & Sciences is getting to know so many of our alumni. Boston University graduates make so many valuable contributions to their communities and to the world. Often, when I talk to the parents of prospective students, they ask me, “What can you do with a liberal arts degree?” You, the alumni of CAS, offer constant proof of my answer: “Anything!”

Whether you earned your undergraduate degree back in the days when we were CLA or more recently since we became CAS, or if you earned a degree in one of our outstanding graduate programs, I hope you will think of Boston University as “your” place—a place that can continue to make a difference in your life.

As you explore this website, you will see some of the ways we can help you continue to learn and grow throughout your life.

I hope you will also think of Boston University as a place that gives you interesting and engaging opportunities to serve society, help others, and give back. You can help BU educate the citizens, scientists, artists, professionals, and community members of tomorrow. You can help our research faculty continue to make breakthroughs that make a difference.

If you get a chance, please drop me a note to tell me about your experience at BU, and how your education here affected the life you are leading. I would love to hear from you.

With best wishes,

Virginia Sapiro
Dean of Arts & Sciences

Life on the Farm

They spent more than 30 years in Madison, Wis., before packing up and moving East. Relocating to Boston two years ago, they made a home in Kenmore Square, right under the Citgo sign. In that short time theyve settled in as members of the BU community, Gina and Graham to many, but better known as Virginia Sapiro, dean of Arts & Sciences, and Graham Wilson, College of Arts & Sciences professor of political science.

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