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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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Study Clarifies Role of Bacteria in Pandemic Diseases

A new study by CAS researchers shows that Walbachia, intracellular bacteria that infect invertebrates at pandemic levels, evolved to target their hosts' stem cells.

July 3rd, 2013 in Faculty, Global, Research, Students 0 comments

Fish and the Secrets of Social Dynamics

CAS researchers say that scientists should continue to focus on coral reef fish species in their search for answers to questions about how different social behaviors evolved.

June 10th, 2013 in Faculty, Global, Research 0 comments

Bringing Water to the Sinai?

According to CAS researchers, the traces of an ancient watershed in the Sinai Desert may hold clues to making sustainable agriculture possible in one of the driest places on earth.

June 5th, 2013 in Faculty, Global, Research 0 comments

Rethinking World Literature

Wiebke Denecke, associate professor of modern languages and comparative literature, discusses her critical role in producing the third edition of the Norton Anthology of World Literature.

May 13th, 2013 in Faculty, Global, Research 0 comments

Understanding Spatial Thinking

Michael Hasselmo and colleagues show that different animal species use grid cells—which are believed to help compute self-position—in different ways.

May 7th, 2013 in Faculty, Research 0 comments

Shedding Light on Earth’s Early Mantle

Researchers from Boston University’s Department of Earth and Environment have found evidence that material contained in oceanic lava flows originated at the Earth’s surface more than two billion years ago.

May 3rd, 2013 in Faculty, Global, Research 0 comments

CAS Profs Make Impact with Technology Transfer Funding

CAS professors receive funding from the BU's Office of Technology Development for their innovative work.

April 16th, 2013 in Faculty, Global, Research 0 comments

Walk This Way: How Early Hominins Got Around

According to a new study co-authored by Assistant Professor of Anthropology Jeremy De Silva in the journal Science, our Australopithecus ancestors may have used a different approach to walking than previously believed.

April 16th, 2013 in Faculty, Global, Research, Uncategorized 0 comments

Programming Smart Machines

Professor Jonathan Appavoo won an Early Career Award from the National Science Foundation for his work teaching computers to learn from their past behavior.

April 16th, 2013 in Faculty, Research 0 comments

NSF Gives Fellowships to Eight CAS Grad Students

CAS has eight new National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) fellows.

April 3rd, 2013 in Research, Students 0 comments