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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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The Impact of Open House

Each spring, thousands of accepted students converge on campus for Open House to get a taste of what a CAS education might mean for them. We are continually impressed with the first-year students who decide to take their college journeys with us. Take a look at this letter from one such student who decided to matriculate to CAS after attending a pair of events hosted by Neuroscience faculty during Open House.

Here is what she had to say:

Good morning Dr. Lipton,

My name is ______ and I attended the Admitted Students Day for the College of Arts & Sciences at Boston University this past weekend. Frankly, I came because I was still deciding between two universities. While at the Admitted Students Day, I attended your Intro to Neuroscience Preview and your Neuroscience Department Overview. As you may have guessed, I am planning on majoring in neuroscience. I just wanted to let you know that although I love the school spirit surrounding the hockey team, and the urban campus, and how genuinely friendly everyone seemed, sitting in on your two classes made me so excited about studying neuroscience at Boston University that the second school I visited this past weekend didn’t stand a chance. I am proud to say that I will be joining the Class of 2016 at Boston University in the fall and could not be more excited. I want to sincerely thank you for inspiring this choice, and I look forward to working with you in the fall.


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