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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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Chinese Medicine and Healing: Discussion and Book Signing

7:00 pm on Tuesday, February 12, 2013
Barnes & Noble, 660 Beacon St
Join us for a discussion of Chinese healing practices across time and cultures with Dr. Linda Barnes from the BU School of Medicine, one of the editors of Chinese Medicine and Healing. This illustrated history explores the emergence and development of a wide range of health interventions, including divination, meditative disciplines, herbal remedies, and acupuncture. Dr. Linda Barnes is a medical anthropologist and a scholar in the study of world religions. She is an Associate Professor in the Department of Family Medicine at Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM), and in the Division of Religious and Theological Studies in the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences. A nationally regarded expert in the field of Chinese medicine in the U.S., she has served as an expert reviewer for the National Institutes of Health’s National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine.