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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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“What Goes On?” Music of The Beatles and the Making of the Sixties

7:00 pm on Tuesday, April 1, 2014
George Sherman Union Conference Auditorium
Lecture by Jeremy Yudkin (College of Fine Arts). It is impossible to think back to the Sixties without recalling its soundtrack -- a soundtrack dominated by popular music and rock. The Beatles took the sound of late-Fifties America and revitalized it for a new decade. They imitated and learned from the music of Elvis, Buddy Holly, Carl Perkins, Little Richard, Chuck Berry, and early Motown. Then they made it their own, infused it with British humor and working-class ideals, and beamed it back to America. In the process they became the icons of Sixties culture -- on both sides of the Atlantic.