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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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October 16th, 2014 in Uncategorized 0 comments

CAS Professors Invited to the White House

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October 16th, 2014 in Uncategorized 0 comments

Dean Sapiro to Step Down in 2015

CAS Dean Virginia Sapiro announced that 2014–15 would be her eighth and final academic year as Dean of Arts & Sciences. read more

October 3rd, 2014 in Uncategorized 0 comments

Marrying Technology with Teaching

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October 2nd, 2014 in Faculty, Research 0 comments

Bluestone Takes Preservation Studies to a New Level

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September 24th, 2014 in CAS, Faculty 1

CAS Playwrights Triumph at Kennedy Center Festival

At this year's Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival, Stephanie Brownell (GRS'15) received the National Ten-Minute Play Award, Abbey Fenbert (GRS’15) was awarded the Mark Twain Comedy Writing Award, and alumni Michael Parsons (GRS'12) and Steven Barkhimer (GRS'08) also won awards for their plays. read more

June 20th, 2014 in Alumni, CAS, Students

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May 14th, 2014 in Alumni, CAS, Uncategorized 0 comments

Author Ha Jin Opens Up About His Life and Work

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May 2nd, 2014 in CAS, Faculty, Global 0 comments

Local Schoolchildren Visit BU, Explore Neuroscience

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April 14th, 2014 in CAS, Students

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April 14th, 2014 in Faculty, Research

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