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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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Boston University Mock Mediation: An Undergraduate Powerhouse

BU's undergraduate Mock Mediation Team reached the semi-finals at the 2015 International Law School Mediation Championships.

July 15th, 2015 in CAS, Students 0 comments

An Investment in the Arts Bears Fruit

The buzz about BU’s three-year MFA in Playwriting is spreading: applications tripled during the most recent cycle and student playwrights just won two national Kennedy Center awards.

April 21st, 2015 in Students 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

COSMIC CONNECTIONS@BU Shows Students a Day in the Life of a Physicist

Local high school students visited Boston University’s Physics Department earlier this month for CONNECTIONS@BU, a four-day event where students learned about scientists’ quest to uncover the mysteries of the universe and how it began.

March 23rd, 2015 in CAS, Community, Faculty, Students 0 comments

CAS Launches New Asian Studies Major

BU's Center for the Study of Asia (BUCSA) has launched an innovative new major in Asian Studies. The new major provides a broad, interdisciplinary, and comparative perspective on how Asian peoples, nations, states, regions, and diasporas have developed. Unlike the East Asian Studies major, which is being phased out, Asian Studies encompasses South and Southeast Asia in addition to East Asia.

February 3rd, 2015 in CAS, Faculty, Global, Students 0 comments

Internationally Acclaimed Russian Poet Vera Pavlova Visits CAS

Internationally acclaimed Russian poet Vera Pavlova visited campus during the fall semester to work with students on creative writing in Russian. Her work has been translated into twenty-three languages, and Pavlova is the author of eighteen poetry collections.

January 9th, 2015 in CAS, Global, Students 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 Playwrights Triumph at Kennedy Center Festival

At this year's Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival, Stephanie Brownell (GRS'15) received the National Ten-Minute Play Award, Abbey Fenbert (GRS’15) was awarded the Mark Twain Comedy Writing Award, and alumni Michael Parsons (GRS'12) and Steven Barkhimer (GRS'08) also won awards for their plays.

June 20th, 2014 in Alumni, CAS, Students 0 comments

Local Schoolchildren Visit BU, Explore Neuroscience

On March 29, CAS held its inaugural BRAIN Day. Forty undergraduate volunteers demonstrated different aspects of neuroscience to 100 Boston-area students, grades 1-12, to increase public support and awareness of brain research.

April 14th, 2014 in CAS, Students 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