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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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Susan Eckstein Awarded Guggenheim

Professor of International Relations and Sociology Susan Eckstein has been awarded the prestigious John Simons Guggenheim Memorial Fellowship for her continuing research on “Cuban immigration exceptionalism.” read more

May 1st, 2015 in CAS, Faculty, Features, Research     0 comments

Howard Eichenbaum Elected to American Academy of Arts and Sciences

Eichenbaum, director of the BU Center for Memory and Brain, has joined some of the world’s most accomplished thinkers as a fellow in the prestigious society. read more

April 22nd, 2015 in Faculty, Features, Research 0 comments

An Investment in the Arts Bears Fruit

The buzz about BU’s three-year MFA in Playwriting is spreading: applications tripled during the most recent cycle and student playwrights just won two national Kennedy Center awards. read more

April 21st, 2015 in Features, Students 0 comments

Arts & Sciences Students, Alumni Win Prestigious NSF Fellowships

This year, eight GRS students and eight CAS alumni were among the 2,000 winners of National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowships. read more

April 17th, 2015 in Alumni, Features, Research, Students   0 comments

Memorial Service Held for Daryl Carr

Please join friends, family, and colleagues for a memorial service for Daryl Carr on Sunday, April 19th, 2015 at 2:00 PM at Boston University’s Marsh Chapel. read more

April 15th, 2015 in CAS, Features, Students 0 comments

Dean Sapiro Wins Harold Lasswell Award

The International Society for Political Psychology's Harold Lasswell Award is a lifetime achievement award for “distinguished scientific contributions in the field of political psychology." read more

April 8th, 2015 in CAS, Faculty, Features   0 comments

CAS Professor and Alumna Work to Improve Energy Efficiency

CAS Alumna Marta Marello and Professor Robert Kaufmann are working with BU's Sustainable Neighborhood Labs to improve energy efficiency for urban housing. read more

April 7th, 2015 in Alumni, CAS, Faculty, Features, Research 0 comments

Three CAS Alumni Make Forbes’ “30 Under 30” List

According to Forbes, three of the nation’s greatest young “game changers, movers, and makers” are CAS alums, and their ideas are disrupting the fields of science and tech in big ways. read more

March 23rd, 2015 in Alumni, CAS, Features, Research 0 comments

COSMIC CONNECTIONS@BU Shows Students a Day in the Life of a Physicist

Local high school students visited Boston University’s Physics Department earlier this month for CONNECTIONS@BU, a four-day event where students learned about scientists’ quest to uncover the mysteries of the universe and how it began. read more

March 23rd, 2015 in CAS, Community, Faculty, Features, Students 0 comments

Preston Wins 2015 United Methodist Teacher of the Year

Carrie Preston, associate professor of English and director of the Women’s, Gender, & Sexuality Studies (WGS) program, recently won BU’s 2015 United Methodist Church Scholar/Teacher of the Year Award. read more

March 23rd, 2015 in CAS, Faculty, Features     0 comments