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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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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, Features, 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, Features, 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, Features 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 Campus Life, CAS, Faculty, Features 0 comments

Peirce Lecture: “The Silent Sex” Examines Representation of Women in Politics

Scholars and policy-makers have worked for decades to understand and improve the representation women receive from national and international political organizations. Tali Mendelberg, professor of politics at Princeton University, argues that their efforts will often fall short unless they also address institutional rules that impede women's voices.

March 3rd, 2015 in Alumni, CAS, Faculty, Features, Research 0 comments

CAS Launches New Asian Studies Major

BU's Center for the Study of Asia (BUCSA) has launched an innovative new major in Asian Studies. The new major provides a broad, interdisciplinary, and comparative perspective on how Asian peoples, nations, states, regions, and diasporas have developed. Unlike the East Asian Studies major, which is being phased out, Asian Studies encompasses South and Southeast Asia in addition to East Asia.

February 3rd, 2015 in CAS, Faculty, Global, Students 0 comments

Russian-Israeli Composer Takes Up Residence at BU

The Elie Wiesel Center for Judaic Studies is pleased to announce that Russian-Israeli composer Matti Kovler will serve as its first composer-in-residence this spring. During the residency, Dr. Kovler will work on a new opera, collaborate with students, and direct two performances on campus.

February 3rd, 2015 in Faculty, Features, Global 0 comments

MAVEN Arrives at Mars with Help of CAS Faculty

A year after its 442 million-mile journey began, the MAVEN explorer entered Mars orbit on September 19. Three CAS professors from the Center for Space Physics have been integrally involved in the project, the first mission dedicated to studying Mars’ upper atmosphere.

December 4th, 2014 in Faculty, Features, Global, Research 0 comments

Conference on Sea Level Rise Draws Over 200 to BU

More than 200 attendees and speakers from around the world came together at the Metcalf Trustee Center for BU’s first conference on Sea Level Rise and the Future of Coastal Cities.

December 4th, 2014 in Faculty, Features, Global, Research, Students 0 comments

CAS Professor first BU recipient of New Directions Fellowship

Wiebke Denecke, associate professor of Chinese, Japanese, and comparative literature, became the first BU recipient of the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation's prestigious New Directions Fellowship.

November 21st, 2014 in Faculty, Features, Research 0 comments