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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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Faculty, Staff Help Make Giving Day a Success

On Wednesday, April 6, Boston University held its third annual Giving Day, a 24-hour fundraising event to support BU’s Annual Fund. Members of the CAS community helped raise more than $110,000 for the College—$34,107 of which came from faculty and staff.

April 27th, 2016 in CAS 0 comments

Two CAS Programs Ranked among Best in the World

In the 2016 QS World University Rankings by Subject, Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) placed the BU departments of Economics and Psychology among the world’s top 50 programs within their disciplines.

April 6th, 2016 in CAS 0 comments

Passing the Torch

On August 1, Dr. Ann Cudd took over as the new Dean of the College of Arts & Sciences, which means that Virginia Sapiro has passed the torch after eight years leading the College. As she begins her well-earned sabbatical, Gina bequeaths a CAS that is very different from how she found it.

August 1st, 2015 in CAS, Faculty 0 comments

Boston University Mock Mediation: An Undergraduate Powerhouse

BU's undergraduate Mock Mediation Team reached the semi-finals at the 2015 International Law School Mediation Championships.

July 15th, 2015 in CAS, Students 1 comment

Ann E. Cudd Appointed as Dean of the College of Arts & Sciences

An accomplished scholar and teacher, Dr. Cudd currently serves as Vice Provost and Dean of Undergraduate Studies and University Distinguished Professor of Philosophy at the University of Kansas. She will begin as Dean on August 1.

June 1st, 2015 in CAS 0 comments

Two CAS Programs Ranked Among Best in the World

The Departments of Economics and Philosophy placed in the world’s top 40 within their disciplines.

May 23rd, 2015 in CAS 0 comments

2015 CAS Teaching and Advising Award Winners Announced

Congratulations to the winners of the 2015 Templeton Award for Excellence in Student Advising and the 2015 CAS Teaching Awards!

May 7th, 2015 in CAS, Faculty 0 comments

Dean Sapiro Gives Valedictory, Reflects on Time as Dean

Upon the conclusion of her tenure as CAS Dean, Virginia Sapiro reflects on her leadership for BU Today and arts&sciences, and delivered a Decanal Valedictory on the history and future of higher education.

May 7th, 2015 in CAS 0 comments

Associate Deans Honor Dean Sapiro with Degree in “Decanal Leadership Studies”

After faculty passed motions bestowing degrees on this year's graduating class, another deserving "graduate" was recognized--Dean Sapiro.

May 7th, 2015 in CAS 0 comments

Susan Eckstein Awarded Guggenheim

Professor of International Relations and Sociology Susan Eckstein has been awarded the prestigious John Simons Guggenheim Memorial Fellowship for her continuing research on “Cuban immigration exceptionalism.”

May 1st, 2015 in CAS, Faculty, Research 0 comments