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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 Think Tank Opens Its Doors

The long awaited CAS Think Tank opened its doors on May 1st for the first time to the public. Located on the first floor of the College of Arts & Sciences building, the Think Tank will provide CAS students with a much needed space to call their own. The Think Tank, conceived following an appeal […]

May 8th, 2017 in Uncategorized 0 comments

A Note from Dean Cudd: Supporting the Humanities as vital to a flourishing, democratic future

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April 24th, 2017 in CAS, Dean Notes, Uncategorized 0 comments

A Note from Dean Cudd: Play Ball!

On Monday, April 3, the Boston Red Sox will open their season playing the Pittsburgh Pirates at 2:05 pm at Fenway Park. On Tuesday, April 4, author Bill James will give the Silas Peirce lecture at 6 pm in the BU Law Auditorium. His topic: “The Arts & Sciences of Baseball.” (Read Bill’s speech here) I […]

March 28th, 2017 in Dean Notes, Uncategorized 0 comments

Associate Dean Jeffrey Hughes to Step Down

After seven years as associate dean for the Graduate School of Arts & Sciences, Jeffrey Hughes will complete his service on June 30, 2017. He will return to his full-time position in the Department of Astronomy. In an email to the faculty, Dean Cudd wrote the following: Dear Colleagues, I am writing to share the […]

November 1st, 2016 in Faculty, Uncategorized 0 comments

MLCL Has a New Name

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May 20th, 2016 in Uncategorized 0 comments

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December 4th, 2014 in Features, Uncategorized 0 comments

BU Ranks 37th Among Global Universities

A new U.S. News and World Report ranking of the world’s top 500 research universities puts Boston University at number 37.

November 20th, 2014 in Features, Uncategorized 0 comments

Beloved Former Mayor of Boston and CAS Professor Thomas M. Menino Dies at 71

CAS and the Department of Political Science reflects on Mayor Menino's time at BU

November 20th, 2014 in Features, Uncategorized 0 comments

New Pardee School of Global Studies: Custodian of Old and Cherished Traditions

The Frederick S. Pardee School of Global Studies, housed by CAS, officially opened at the beginning of the Fall 2014 semester.

October 16th, 2014 in Features, Uncategorized 0 comments

CAS Professors Invited to the White House

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October 16th, 2014 in Features, Uncategorized 0 comments