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Impact x2 Qais

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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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With your help, students like Qais gain the skills they need to tell their story and give us a broader understanding of the world.

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Faculty Meetings

Please send notice of any changes to event times and locations to both of the following addresses: AND


CAS 522


Fall 2016 (September-December): 4:00-5:30 PM

Spring 2017 (January-May): 3:30-5:00 PM

Meeting Materials
Wednesday, September 21, 2016 9/21/16 meeting agenda

4/27/16 faculty meeting minutes

CAS Faculty Reception to follow at 25 Lenox Street

Wednesday, October 19, 2016
Wednesday, November 30, 2016
Monday, December 12, 2016 (if needed)
Wednesday, February 15, 2017
Wednesday, March 15, 2017
Wednesday, April 19, 2017 (Monday schedule)
Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Faculty Meeting Procedures

The agenda of CAS Faculty Meetings distinguishes between “automatic consent business” and “agenda for discussion.” The agenda of automatic consent business consists primarily of items recommended to the Faculty by the APC and curriculum committees. Notification of the full agenda and connections to a web-based repository of all materials related to automatic consent business (descriptions, full proposals, rationale, etc.) are circulated to the faculty by email no later than the close of business the Wednesday before each meeting. Any faculty member can flag any item of automatic consent business for discussion and vote by contacting the Dean’s Executive Assistant by noon on the day of the meeting. Flagged items will be raised for discussion and vote at the meeting without indication of who flagged the item or why. All  automatic consent items are considered passed at the faculty meeting unless they are flagged for discussion and therefore vote.