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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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Nominations Due for Hariri Junior Faculty Fellows

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on Friday, April 26, 2013
The Rafik B. Hariri Institute for Computing and Computational Science & Engineering is now accepting nominations for the 2013/2014 class of Junior Faculty Fellows. The Hariri Institute Junior Faculty Fellows program was established both to recognize outstanding junior faculty at Boston University working in diverse areas of the computational sciences, as well as to provide focal points for supporting broader collaborative research in these areas at BU and beyond. Junior Fellows are selected by the Hariri Institute Executive Steering Committee based on nominations received each spring, and are appointed for a two-year term. Nominations can be submitted through the Hariri Institute web site ( by selecting "Junior Fellow Nomination" from the "Forms" menu at the top of the page. Nominations may be submitted by any BU faculty member. Tenure-track assistant professors in their second or third year at BU are eligible. The nomination form requires the following information (check the nomination form for details): Contact information for the faculty member making the nomination and for the nominee. A nomination letter, submitted as a single PDF file, that highlights how the candidate might contribute to, and benefit from participation in the HIC Junior Faculty Fellows Program. A full curriculum vitae for the nominee, summarizing academic preparation and appointments, honors and awards, and at most 10 most relevant publications. (Optionally) Any supporting materials that may be relevant the evaluation of the nominee, submitted as a single PDF file. Selecting an HIC lab and an HIC clusters of interest to the nominee. If you have any questions about the program or the nomination process, please contact Win Treese, Associate Director of the Hariri Institute, by email at

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