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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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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

Stephen Grossberg Honored with Lifetime Achievement Award

The Society of Experimental Psychologists honored Stephen Grossberg, professor of mathematics and psychology, with the 2015 Norman Anderson Lifetime Achievement Award for his pioneering theoretical research on how brains give rise to minds.

May 20th, 2015 in Faculty, Research 0 comments

2015 CAS Teaching and Advising Award Winners Announced

Congratulations to the winners of the 2015 Templeton Award for Excellence in Student Advising and the 2015 CAS Teaching Awards!

May 7th, 2015 in CAS, Faculty 0 comments

Susan Eckstein Awarded Guggenheim

Professor of International Relations and Sociology Susan Eckstein has been awarded the prestigious John Simons Guggenheim Memorial Fellowship for her continuing research on “Cuban immigration exceptionalism.”

May 1st, 2015 in CAS, Faculty, Research 0 comments

Howard Eichenbaum Elected to American Academy of Arts and Sciences

Eichenbaum, director of the BU Center for Memory and Brain, has joined some of the world’s most accomplished thinkers as a fellow in the prestigious society.

April 22nd, 2015 in Faculty, Research 0 comments

Dean Sapiro Wins Harold Lasswell Award

The International Society for Political Psychology's Harold Lasswell Award is a lifetime achievement award for “distinguished scientific contributions in the field of political psychology."

April 8th, 2015 in CAS, Faculty 0 comments

CAS Professor and Alumna Work to Improve Energy Efficiency

CAS Alumna Marta Marello and Professor Robert Kaufmann are working with BU's Sustainable Neighborhood Labs to improve energy efficiency for urban housing.

April 7th, 2015 in Alumni, CAS, Faculty, Research 0 comments

COSMIC CONNECTIONS@BU Shows Students a Day in the Life of a Physicist

Local high school students visited Boston University’s Physics Department earlier this month for CONNECTIONS@BU, a four-day event where students learned about scientists’ quest to uncover the mysteries of the universe and how it began.

March 23rd, 2015 in CAS, Community, Faculty, Students 0 comments

Preston Wins 2015 United Methodist Teacher of the Year

Carrie Preston, associate professor of English and director of the Women’s, Gender, & Sexuality Studies (WGS) program, recently won BU’s 2015 United Methodist Church Scholar/Teacher of the Year Award.

March 23rd, 2015 in CAS, Faculty, Research 0 comments

Icicle Contest Heated Up February at CAS

As the snow piled on top of snow (on top of ice), and there became nowhere to put the stuff, like all New Englanders the CAS faculty got a little loopy last month. And what better way to express that zaniness and lighten the mood of a dismal month than with a "largest (or most interesting) icicle competition"?

March 3rd, 2015 in CAS, Faculty 0 comments