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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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Unintelligent Design: The Scars of Human Evolution

3:30 pm on Thursday, February 14, 2013
7:00 pm on Thursday, February 14, 2013
online at 3:30; Hillel House at 5:30
You are cordially invited to join us on February 14th for “Unintelligent Design: The Scars of Human Evolution,” the sixth of the BU Dialogues in Biological Anthropology. This special Dialogue involves eight prominent biological anthropologists previewing their AAAS symposium on the ways in which the constraints of evolution have saddled us with less than ideal adaptations. Watch their webcast on the Dialogues website ( at 3:30 PM on Valentine’s Day; then present your ideas and questions to the panelists at our public roundtable discussion at 5:30 (4th Floor, Hillel House) — and join us for the reception following at 7:00 PM!