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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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Andrew Duffy Wins Metcalf Cup and Prize

What’s that going on in Andrew Duffy’s class? Is it a NASCAR demonstration? (Duffy’s been known to crash model cars for his students’ enlightenment.) No. It is the kind of innovative teaching that won Duffy the Metcalf Cup and Prize, the University’s top teaching award.

May 23rd, 2012 in Community, Faculty, Features 1 comment

Points of Departure: More Than a Blog

With its many writers from CAS, the BU Culture Shock blog was recently named by BostonInno as one of Boston’s college-related blogs you need to be following right now.

May 23rd, 2012 in Community, Features, Students 0 comments

New Program Engages High School Students in Science Research

BU's Center for Polymer Studies received a major three-year grant to provide opportunities for disadvantaged high school students to engage in year-round cutting-edge science research and industry internships.

May 9th, 2012 in CAS, Community, Faculty, Features, Programs, Research 0 comments

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, Features 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, Features 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, Features 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, Features 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, Features 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, Features 0 comments