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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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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

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

Marrying Technology with Teaching

Mark Lewis has a vision. The new director of the Geddes Language Center wants to marry technology with teaching so that students reap the benefits of both.

October 2nd, 2014 in Faculty, Research 0 comments

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, Features, 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, Features, 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, Features, 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, Features, 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 Academics, Faculty, Features, Research, Students 0 comments