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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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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

Arts & Sciences Students, Alumni Win Prestigious NSF Fellowships

This year, eight GRS students and eight CAS alumni were among the 2,000 winners of National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowships.

April 17th, 2015 in Alumni, Research, Students 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

Three CAS Alumni Make Forbes’ “30 Under 30” List

According to Forbes, three of the nation’s greatest young “game changers, movers, and makers” are CAS alums, and their ideas are disrupting the fields of science and tech in big ways.

March 23rd, 2015 in Alumni, CAS, Research 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

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, Research 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, 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, 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, Research 0 comments