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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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In the Lab: Navigating with Grid Cells

Professor of Psychology Michael Hasselmo discusses his ongoing research into neural “grid cells” and how they help rats and bats orient themselves in space.

September 3rd, 2013 in Faculty, Research, Students 0 comments

Tombs Give New Insights into Maya History

A Maya pyramid beautifully decorated with a rare polychrome-painted stucco frieze was unearthed by CAS researchers in July at the site of Holmul, a Classic Maya city in northeastern Guatemala.

August 9th, 2013 in Alumni, Faculty, Global, Research, Students 1 comment

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

A Commencement to Remember

Commencement 2013 was a special occasion, as we wished well this year’s graduating class. The weekend included 33 separate ceremonies for CAS/GRS. Click on the link above to see the highlights!

June 12th, 2013 in Alumni, Community, Faculty, Global, Students 0 comments

Pushing Boundaries for Women in Science

The student-run group GWISE hosts year-round events for women graduate students in science and engineering—providing a dynamic, supportive community.

May 2nd, 2013 in Community, Students 0 comments

Hacking to Help the Environment

A BU computer science student "hacking" team won Second Place Overall at the Clean Web Hackathon for developing software that helps mobile device users learn environmental information about their present location.

April 16th, 2013 in Global, Students 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

Designing a Better Satellite

A team of BU scientists is applying “plug-and-play” technology—standardized software interfaces that allow devices to easily talk to each other—to satellite design.

March 28th, 2013 in Faculty, Global, Research, Students 0 comments

New Evidence Strengthens Case for Higgs Boson

The particle discovered last summer is looking more like a Higgs boson. BU physicists played major roles in capturing and analyzing the data.

March 28th, 2013 in Faculty, Global, Research, Students 2 comments

CAS Archaeologists Test New Research Tool

CAS archaeologists recently tested their latest research tool, a remote-controlled hexacopter, over BU Beach.

March 28th, 2013 in Faculty, Global, Research, Students 0 comments