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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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Faculty Meetings

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


CAS 522, or as otherwise noted


4-5:30 p.m.

Meeting Materials
Wednesday, September 17, 2014 CAS Faculty Meeting Agenda 9-17-14
May 2014 CAS Faculty Meeting Minutes
Monday, September 22, 2014 CAS Search Advisory Committee Formation
Wednesday, October 29, 2014
Wednesday, November 19, 2014
Wednesday, December 17, 2014 Location TBD
Wednesday, February 18, 2015 Location TBD
Wednesday, March 25, 2015
Location TBD
Wednesday, April 22, 2015 Location TBD
Monday, May 4, 2015 Location TBD

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.