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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 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, Features, 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, Features, 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, Features, 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, Community, Events, Features, 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, Features, Global, Research, Students 0 comments

A Revolutionary Moment

A conference on the Women's Liberation Movement of the 1970s, held at CAS March 27-29, brought together leading thinkers and activists to discuss lessons learned during that revolutionary time and issues facing women today.

March 19th, 2014 in Alumni, CAS, Events, Faculty, Features, Students 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

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, Features, Programs, 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, Features, Research, Students 0 comments