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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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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

BU Neutrino Group Contributes to Nobel Prize in Physics

With the help of CAS professors, postdocs, and graduate students, a 20-year experiment solved the mystery of neutrinos—and won a Nobel Prize.

November 4th, 2015 in Faculty, Features, Research 0 comments

Two New Warren Professors: Robert Pinsky and Howard Eichenbaum

Poet, brain researcher receive highest faculty distinction

September 24th, 2015 in Faculty 0 comments

Physicist Plamen Ivanov Wins $1 Million Keck Foundation Award

Studies how organ systems coordinate their functions and integrate as a network

September 20th, 2015 in Faculty, Features, Research 0 comments

Dean Cudd Announces New Associate Deans

As of September 1, CAS welcomed a new associate dean for social sciences and the first associate dean for mathematical & computational sciences.

September 17th, 2015 in Faculty 0 comments

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, Features, 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, Features 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, Features, Research 0 comments