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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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A Note from Dean Cudd: Celebrating Our Extended Community of Alumni

One of my greatest pleasures as Dean is meeting our former students and hearing about how their liberal education in the arts and sciences shaped and continues to inform their lives and careers.

September 26th, 2016 in Alumni, Dean Notes, Events, Features 0 comments

Why I Give: Jane Ryan

Ryan’s early gifts to BU went to the Area of Greatest Needs Fund; today, she designates her gifts to CAS.

April 1st, 2016 in Alumni, Impact 0 comments

Impact: Business Behavior – Ray Fisman named first Slater Family Professor in Behavioral Economics

Ray Fisman is using the lens of social psychology to explore better models of human and market behavior.

April 1st, 2016 in Alumni, Impact 0 comments

A Note from Dean Cudd: Honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

The day before classes begin, we celebrate Martin Luther King, Jr., Day with a keynote speech by Juan Felipe Herrera, the Poet Laureate of the United States. The work of these two men suggests three themes that I want to briefly consider: inclusion, diversity, and the power of words.

January 15th, 2016 in Alumni, Dean Notes, Features 0 comments

Impact: A Holocaust survivor’s gift is fostering research to help engage minorities in politics

Jillian Jaeger wants to understand better how immigrants vote and make it into elected office.

October 1st, 2015 in Alumni, Impact 0 comments

Economist Raymond Fisman to Join BU Faculty

Raymond Fisman will bring an eclectic approach as the first Slater Family Professor in Behavioral Economics.

April 28th, 2015 in Alumni, Impact 0 comments

Arts & Sciences Students, Alumni Win Prestigious NSF Fellowships

This year, eight GRS students and eight CAS alumni were among the 2,000 winners of National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowships.

April 17th, 2015 in Alumni, Features, Research, Students 0 comments

CAS Professor and Alumna Work to Improve Energy Efficiency

CAS Alumna Marta Marello and Professor Robert Kaufmann are working with BU's Sustainable Neighborhood Labs to improve energy efficiency for urban housing.

April 7th, 2015 in Alumni, CAS, Faculty, Features, Research 0 comments

Why I Give: Olive Lesueur

For Lesueur, “philanthropy” is another word for “gratitude.”

April 1st, 2015 in Alumni, Impact 0 comments

Impact: A look at the night sky through powerful BU-supported telescopes

The trip, Experience: Space Beyond Earth, was the first in a new series of intensive educational programs offered by the BU Alumni Association. The programs aim to provide alums with access to BU sites and professors and their work worldwide.

April 1st, 2015 in Alumni, Impact 0 comments