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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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Faculty, Staff Help Make Giving Day a Success

On Wednesday, April 6, Boston University held its third annual Giving Day, a 24-hour fundraising event to support BU’s Annual Fund. Members of the CAS community helped raise more than $110,000 for the College—$34,107 of which came from faculty and staff. read more

April 27th, 2016 in CAS 0 comments

News from BU Linguistics

As Linguistics emerges as an autonomous program, CAS News spoke with the program’s director, Professor Carol Neidle, to get a deeper look at how BU Linguistics is growing, and the impact it is having within the field. read more

April 27th, 2016 in Uncategorized 0 comments

A Note from Dean Cudd: What We Mean when We Talk about Faculty Diversity

As I reflect on this year at Boston University and in higher education nationally, the theme of diversity and inclusion dominates my thoughts. One important area where activists are pushing for greater diversity is among the faculty, which BU is tackling head on. read more

April 7th, 2016 in Dean Notes  

Dean Cudd to Participate in Ethical Leadership MOOC

The course will provide theoretical and practical approaches to the development of character, civility and community for leaders and emerging leaders in education, business, nonprofit, academic, religious, and other professions. read more

April 6th, 2016 in Uncategorized 0 comments

New Lab Courses Integrate Chemistry, Biology, Neuroscience

For the first time in CAS history, the departments of chemistry and biology, along with the neuroscience program, are offering a fully integrated two-semester lab sequence for first- and second-year science majors. read more

April 6th, 2016 in Uncategorized 0 comments

Strom Thacker to Lead Academic Affairs at Union College

After twenty years at BU (and more than five as an associate dean), Professor of International Relations Strom Thacker has accepted the position of Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of the Faculty at Union College in New York. CAS News spoke with him about his new position and what he will miss most about his time here. read more

April 6th, 2016 in Faculty 0 comments

Two CAS Programs Ranked among Best in the World

In the 2016 QS World University Rankings by Subject, Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) placed the BU departments of Economics and Psychology among the world’s top 50 programs within their disciplines. read more

April 6th, 2016 in CAS 0 comments

Five Books in One Year for Classical Studies Faculty

Within the past 15 months, five out of the 13 faculty members from the Department of Classical Studies have produced books that have been published by major presses. read more

April 5th, 2016 in Faculty 0 comments

A Note from Dean Cudd: BU’s Task Force on General Education

Faculty governance will soon have the opportunity to approve BU's first University-wide General Education program. In this note, I want to state my reasons for supporting the report's overall approach, as well as offer a specific critique of the proposal that I believe must be addressed. read more

March 14th, 2016 in Dean Notes  

Two CAS Faculty Named Sloan Fellows

This year, 126 outstanding U.S. and Canadian researchers received the 2016 Sloan Research Fellowship, including CAS’ own Assistant Professor of Astronomy Catherine Espaillat and Assistant Professor of Physics Alex Sushkov. read more

March 14th, 2016 in Faculty 0 comments