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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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Dean’s Note: Looking Forward to the Year Ahead

For this first note of the year, I'd like to preview some of the themes I have identified for the upcoming year.

August 29th, 2016 in Dean Notes, Faculty, Features, Students 0 comments

A Note from Dean Cudd: Honoring Elie Wiesel

Elie Wiesel, the Andrew W. Mellon Emeritus Professor of the Humanities at Boston University, died in Manhattan this past Saturday. He was a singular human being and lived a profoundly dignified and meaningful life, bearing witness to atrocity in service of the cause of peace and justice. We are proud to have had him as a member of our faculty, where he was an inspiring presence for nearly forty years. And we join the world in mourning his passing; we will not see his like again.

July 5th, 2016 in Dean Notes, Faculty, Features 3 comments

A Note from Dean Cudd: Celebrating Teaching

I had the pleasure of presenting teaching awards to six outstanding faculty members at the final CAS faculty meeting of 2015-16. As a teacher myself, I was inspired by the passion the recipients bring to their subjects and share with their students.

April 29th, 2016 in Dean Notes, Faculty, Features 0 comments

2016 CAS Teaching and Advising Award Winners Announced

Dean Cudd announced the winners of the 2016 Templeton Award for Excellence in Student Advising and the 2016 CAS Teaching Awards during the final faculty meeting of the semester on April 27. Congratulations to all!

April 29th, 2016 in CAS, Faculty, Features 0 comments

Myneni Documents Extensive Leaf Growth Worldwide Due to Global Warming

Professor of Earth & Environment Ranga Myneni co-authored a study that shows significant greening of a quarter to one-half of the Earth’s vegetated lands due to increased CO2 fertilization.

April 27th, 2016 in Faculty, Features, Global, Research 0 comments

Strom Thacker to Lead Academic Affairs at Union College

After twenty years at BU (and more than five as an associate dean), Professor of International Relations Strom Thacker has accepted the position of Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of the Faculty at Union College in New York. CAS News spoke with him about his new position and what he will miss most about his time here.

April 6th, 2016 in Faculty 0 comments

Five Books in One Year for Classical Studies Faculty

Within the past 15 months, five out of the 13 faculty members from the Department of Classical Studies have produced books that have been published by major presses.

April 5th, 2016 in Faculty 0 comments

Two CAS Faculty Named Sloan Fellows

This year, 126 outstanding U.S. and Canadian researchers received the 2016 Sloan Research Fellowship, including CAS’ own Assistant Professor of Astronomy Catherine Espaillat and Assistant Professor of Physics Alex Sushkov.

March 14th, 2016 in CAS, Faculty, Features 0 comments

Announcing the New Director of the BU Center for the Humanities

We are pleased to inform you that Susan Mizruchi, Professor of English, will succeed James Winn as the next leader of the Center.

March 11th, 2016 in Faculty 0 comments

How does Religion Influence Social Progress?

In a Q&A with CAS News, Professor of the Sociology of Religion Nancy Ammerman discusses her role with the International Panel on Social Progress, and how it will help explain the role of religion in social progress to politicians, decision-makers, and others.

January 14th, 2016 in Faculty 0 comments