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How can we work together to promote better cultural understanding worldwide?

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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All-BU New Faculty Orientation

2:00 pm on Monday, August 26, 2013
5:10 pm on Monday, August 26, 2013
This year’s program will include remarks by President Robert Brown, Dean of Students Kenneth Elmore, Provost Jean Morrison and others. Location to be announced. For more information, contact Lauren Hess, Program Administrator, Center for Excellence and Innovation in Teaching at (617) 353-8718 (