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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 Tale 500 Million Years in the Making

Professor Ethan Baxter has brought over 150 Boston-area high schoolers and BU undergrads into the field to study ancient tectonic collisions, such as the one that formed the Appalachians 500 million years ago.

February 4th, 2014 in Community, Faculty, Research, Students 0 comments

Students Map the Evolution of a Local Wildlife Sanctuary

Graduate students Valerie Pasquarella and Sam Toabe are creating an exhibition at Natick's Broadmoor Wildlife Sanctuary, charting the changes there over the past three decades as suburbanites flocked to the area and invasive plant species dug in.

December 16th, 2013 in CAS, Community, 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

A Commencement to Remember

Commencement 2013 was a special occasion, as we wished well this year’s graduating class. The weekend included 33 separate ceremonies for CAS/GRS. Click on the link above to see the highlights!

June 12th, 2013 in Alumni, Community, Faculty, Global, Students 0 comments

Pushing Boundaries for Women in Science

The student-run group GWISE hosts year-round events for women graduate students in science and engineering—providing a dynamic, supportive community.

May 2nd, 2013 in Community, Students 0 comments

Will Climate Change Slow the Boston Marathon?

Since 1924, Boston Marathon winning times have grown steadily faster. Can this trend continue as the climate continues to warm?

March 29th, 2013 in Community, Faculty, Research 0 comments

Using Bingo to Help Fight Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s

A simple game yields insights that improve the lives of thousands afflicted with Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s.

February 27th, 2013 in Community, Faculty, Global, Research 0 comments

A Better Way to Measure Vehicle Emissions

Bu researchers introduce new model to more accurately measure vehicle emissions.

February 26th, 2013 in Community, Faculty, Research 0 comments

Teaching High Schoolers to Program in 3D

BU computer scientists introduce Boston-area high school students to the art of computer gaming.

February 25th, 2013 in Community, Faculty 0 comments