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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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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, 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, Research 0 comments

Three CAS Alumni Make Forbes’ “30 Under 30” List

According to Forbes, three of the nation’s greatest young “game changers, movers, and makers” are CAS alums, and their ideas are disrupting the fields of science and tech in big ways.

March 23rd, 2015 in Alumni, CAS, Research 0 comments

Peirce Lecture: “The Silent Sex” Examines Representation of Women in Politics

Scholars and policy-makers have worked for decades to understand and improve the representation women receive from national and international political organizations. Tali Mendelberg, professor of politics at Princeton University, argues that their efforts will often fall short unless they also address institutional rules that impede women's voices.

March 3rd, 2015 in Alumni, CAS, Faculty, Research 0 comments

CAS Playwrights Triumph at Kennedy Center Festival

At this year's Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival, Stephanie Brownell (GRS'15) received the National Ten-Minute Play Award, Abbey Fenbert (GRS’15) was awarded the Mark Twain Comedy Writing Award, and alumni Michael Parsons (GRS'12) and Steven Barkhimer (GRS'08) also won awards for their plays.

June 20th, 2014 in Alumni, CAS, Students 0 comments

Giving Day Nets Over $1 Million; CAS Leads the Way

On April 30, members of the BU community from Boston to Beijing joined together for one unprecedented day of giving back. The College and Graduate School of Arts & Sciences raised over $300,000 during the University's first-ever Giving Day.

May 14th, 2014 in Alumni, CAS, Uncategorized 0 comments

A Revolutionary Moment

A conference on the Women's Liberation Movement of the 1970s, held at CAS March 27-29, brought together leading thinkers and activists to discuss lessons learned during that revolutionary time and issues facing women today.

March 19th, 2014 in Alumni, CAS, Faculty, Students 0 comments

Frederick S. Pardee Endows New Global Studies School

Building on its growing international profile and the global scope of its programs for research and education, Boston University is launching a new school, to be named for its largest benefactor and housed in the College of Arts & Sciences.

December 20th, 2013 in Alumni, CAS, Faculty, Global, Research, Students 0 comments

Initiative on Cities to Launch, with Menino on Board

Departing Boston Mayor Thomas Menino will launch a new chapter in his life's journey in February: as co-director of BU's new Initiative on Cities.

December 12th, 2013 in Alumni, CAS, Community, Faculty, Global, Research, Students, Uncategorized 0 comments

Green Monsters, Sox Fever, and Ellen DeGeneres

On October 22, TV talk show host Ellen DeGeneres invited a crowd of BU students to Marsh Plaza to win Red Sox World Series tickets and appear on her show. She got more than she bargained for.

October 24th, 2013 in Alumni, CAS, Community, Students 0 comments