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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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Internationally Acclaimed Russian Poet Vera Pavlova Visits CAS

Internationally acclaimed Russian poet Vera Pavlova visited campus during the fall semester to work with students on creative writing in Russian. Her work has been translated into twenty-three languages, and Pavlova is the author of eighteen poetry collections. read more

January 9th, 2015 in CAS, Global, Students 0 comments

New Major in Cinema and Media Studies

New Cinema & Media Studies Major teaches students the crafts of film production and screenwriting with a strong grounding in American and global cinema. read more

December 19th, 2014 in Uncategorized 0 comments

MAVEN Arrives at Mars with Help of CAS Faculty

A year after its 442 million-mile journey began, the MAVEN explorer entered Mars orbit on September 19. Three CAS professors from the Center for Space Physics have been integrally involved in the project, the first mission dedicated to studying Mars’ upper atmosphere. read more

December 4th, 2014 in Faculty, Global, Research 0 comments

Coming Soon: BU’s $140 Million Life Sciences/Engineering Facility

In either late May or early summer of 2015, at what is now a parking lot at 610 Commonwealth Avenue, read more

December 4th, 2014 in Uncategorized 0 comments

Conference on Sea Level Rise Draws Over 200 to BU

More than 200 attendees and speakers from around the world came together at the Metcalf Trustee Center for BU’s first conference on Sea Level Rise and the Future of Coastal Cities. read more

December 4th, 2014 in Faculty, Global, Research, Students 0 comments

CAS Professor first BU recipient of New Directions Fellowship

Wiebke Denecke, associate professor of Chinese, Japanese, and comparative literature, became the first BU recipient of the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation's prestigious New Directions Fellowship. read more

November 21st, 2014 in Faculty, Research 0 comments

BU Ranks 37th Among Global Universities

A new U.S. News and World Report ranking of the world’s top 500 research universities puts Boston University at number 37. read more

November 20th, 2014 in Uncategorized 0 comments

Beloved Former Mayor of Boston and CAS Professor Thomas M. Menino Dies at 71

CAS and the Department of Political Science reflects on Mayor Menino's time at BU read more

November 20th, 2014 in Uncategorized 0 comments

New Pardee School of Global Studies: Custodian of Old and Cherished Traditions

The Frederick S. Pardee School of Global Studies, housed by CAS, officially opened at the beginning of the Fall 2014 semester. read more

October 16th, 2014 in Uncategorized 0 comments

Farouk El-Baz Tapped by Egypt President

Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi chose CAS Professor Farouk El-Baz as one of 16 renowned academics and experts for his advisory council. read more

October 16th, 2014 in Uncategorized 0 comments

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