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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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Adventures in Athens: The 2016 BU Philhellenes Summer Program

Thanks to the Department of Classical Studies, BU students spent the summer in learning about Greek culture and its history.

September 22nd, 2016 in CAS, Features, Programs 0 comments

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, Events, Features 0 comments

News from BU Linguistics

As Linguistics emerges as an autonomous program, CAS News spoke with the program’s director, Professor Carol Neidle, to get a deeper look at how BU Linguistics is growing, and the impact it is having within the field.

April 27th, 2016 in Academics, CAS 0 comments

New Lab Courses Integrate Chemistry, Biology, Neuroscience

For the first time in CAS history, the departments of chemistry and biology, along with the neuroscience program, are offering a fully integrated two-semester lab sequence for first- and second-year science majors.

April 6th, 2016 in Academics, CAS, Programs 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, Features 0 comments

A Note from Dean Cudd: Preparing our Undergraduates for the ‘Real World’

CAS is already offering an impressive number of high quality academic opportunities to our students, but how can we do better?

February 2nd, 2016 in CAS, Dean Notes, Features 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, Features, 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, Features 0 comments