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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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Name Change: BU Humanities Foundation now Boston University Center for the Humanities (BUCH)

The change reflects the Center’s determination to be more than a silent source of funding.

August 31st, 2011 in Community 0 comments

Slater Family Endows Behavioral Economics Chair

BU overseer Kenneth Slater and his family have endowed a College of Arts & Sciences chair in behavioral economics, a field that explores, among other things, the ways that players in the financial market make decisions.

June 15th, 2011 in Community 0 comments

LGBTQ Faculty “On Track”

CAS faculty who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgendered, or queer gather to discuss the special experiences, opportunities and challenges they face.

March 24th, 2011 in Community 0 comments

Neuroscience Launches High School Outreach Program with $1.5 Million Grant

The Arts & Sciences Undergraduate Program in Neuroscience is launching a new high school outreach program this semester thanks to a $1.5 million grant from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute.

February 3rd, 2011 in Community 0 comments

The Difference a Year Makes

The College and Graduate School of Arts & Sciences Annual Report for 2009/10 highlights progress made across CAS and GRS during the year.

December 3rd, 2010 in Community 0 comments

CAS Doctoral Programs Make Major Gains in NRC Assessment

Boston University’s research doctoral programs have shown significant and widespread improvement over the past 15 years, according to an assessment released today by the National Research Council.

December 3rd, 2010 in Community 0 comments

African Studies Center Receives Over $2 Million in Federal Funding

The ASC received a Foreign Language and Area Studies grant to provide scholarships for students of African languages, including for the first time three annual fellowships for undergraduates.

October 4th, 2010 in Community 0 comments

BU Enters Partnerships with African Universities

BU, through its African Studies Center, has signed Memoranda of Understanding this summer with the University of Fort Hare in South Africa and Addis Ababa University and Bahir Dar University in Ethiopia.

October 4th, 2010 in Community 0 comments

BU Takes Silver in “Web 2.0 College Olympics”

CAS Professor of Religion Stephen Prothero is referenced for his dynamic and informative Twitter feed on religious topics.

June 14th, 2010 in Community 0 comments

NIH Announces $5.9 Million to Renovate Chemistry Facilities

The one-year effort will renovate 6,700 square feet of laboratory and office space to create four laboratory modules for state-of-the-art research in synthetic organic chemistry and supporting laboratory space for analytical chemistry.

June 14th, 2010 in Community 0 comments