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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 Study: Milder Winters Will Harm Ecosystems

A new study by Associate Professor of Biology Pamela Templer shows that milder winters can lead to deteriorating water quality and trigger widespread harmful consequences to humans and the environment.

April 14th, 2014 in Faculty, Research 0 comments

Teachable Moments in Gator Country

Biology curriculum adds class on amphibians and reptiles, including a field trip to Florida that gets students up close and personal with scaly swamp-dwellers. Watch the video!

April 1st, 2014 in Faculty, Global, Research, 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

Students Map the Evolution of a Local Wildlife Sanctuary

Graduate students Valerie Pasquarella and Sam Toabe are creating an exhibition at Natick's Broadmoor Wildlife Sanctuary, charting the changes there over the past three decades as suburbanites flocked to the area and invasive plant species dug in.

December 16th, 2013 in CAS, Community, 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