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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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A Revolutionary Moment

A conference on the Women's Liberation Movement of the 1970s, held at CAS March 27-29, brought together leading thinkers and activists to discuss lessons learned during that revolutionary time and issues facing women today.

March 19th, 2014 in Alumni, CAS, Faculty, Students 0 comments

BU Study Shows Kids Understand Complex Science

Deborah Kelemen's innovative approach introduced five-to-eight year-olds to the concept of natural selection using a story book, and the children showed remarkable comprehension.

March 11th, 2014 in Faculty, Global, Research 0 comments

Making Sense of Congress

Political Science Professor Cathie Jo Martin co-led a task force investigating the debilitating failure of Congress to find common ground on policy issues. Martin and her colleagues presented their findings to Congress in December.

February 26th, 2014 in CAS, Faculty, Research 0 comments

Investing in the Humanities

The BU Center for the Humanities has expanded its research support once more—this time to doctoral students—helping the College of Arts & Sciences to continue its strong support of humanities scholarship.

February 6th, 2014 in Faculty, Research, Students 0 comments

A Tale 500 Million Years in the Making

Professor Ethan Baxter has brought over 150 Boston-area high schoolers and BU undergrads into the field to study ancient tectonic collisions, such as the one that formed the Appalachians 500 million years ago.

February 4th, 2014 in Community, Faculty, Research, Students 0 comments

Riddle Reveals Deep Gender Bias

In research conducted by Mikaela Wapman (CAS’14) and Deborah Belle, a College of Arts & Sciences psychology professor, even young people and self-described feminists tended to display subconscious gender bias.

January 21st, 2014 in Faculty, Research, Students 0 comments

Frederick S. Pardee Endows New Global Studies School

Building on its growing international profile and the global scope of its programs for research and education, Boston University is launching a new school, to be named for its largest benefactor and housed in the College of Arts & Sciences.

December 20th, 2013 in Alumni, CAS, Faculty, Global, Research, Students 0 comments

Initiative on Cities to Launch, with Menino on Board

Departing Boston Mayor Thomas Menino will launch a new chapter in his life's journey in February: as co-director of BU's new Initiative on Cities.

December 12th, 2013 in Alumni, CAS, Community, Faculty, Global, Research, Students, Uncategorized 0 comments

Study Probes Climate Threat to Amazon

A new study co-authored by Professor Ranga Myneni suggests the southern portion of the Amazon rainforest is at a much higher risk due to climate change than previously expected.

October 22nd, 2013 in Faculty, Global, Research 0 comments

How to Catch an Asteroid

Last February’s atmospheric explosion of a meteor over Russia reminded us of the threat from space. But how exactly does one stop an asteroid? BU astronomers suggest some answers.

October 21st, 2013 in Faculty, Global, Research 0 comments