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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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Giving Day Nets Over $1 Million; CAS Leads the Way

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May 14th, 2014 in Alumni, CAS, Uncategorized 0 comments

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December 12th, 2013 in Alumni, CAS, Community, Faculty, Global, Research, Students, Uncategorized 0 comments

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April 26th, 2013 in Faculty, Uncategorized 0 comments

CAS Mourns the Loss of Graduate Student Lu Lingzi

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April 17th, 2013 in Uncategorized 0 comments

Walk This Way: How Early Hominins Got Around

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

CAS Alum David Quinn Named BU Men’s Hockey Coach

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March 27th, 2013 in Uncategorized 0 comments

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March 22nd, 2013 in Uncategorized 0 comments

University Lecture Committee Seeks Nominees

The University Lecture Committee invites faculty members to identify nominees for the 2013 University Lecturer.

March 15th, 2013 in Uncategorized 0 comments

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February 12th, 2013 in Uncategorized 0 comments

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December 12th, 2012 in Uncategorized 0 comments