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Boston University Arts & Sciences
CAS News May 8, 2012
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Birkerts Elected to Academy of Arts and Sciences
Sven Birkerts, editor of the AGNI Review, has been elected as a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Read more
Academic Mentoring Partnership Supports First-Year Students
As the final exam crunch time hits this week, some first-year students are breathing easier thanks to a new collaboration between CAS and the Educational Resource Center (ERC).
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Determining How AP Scores Are Used
The Academic Policy Committee has established a framework and a timeline for full participation by CAS faculty and departments in determining how Advanced Placement (AP) scores should be used to award credit toward the BA. Read more
Ten Faculty Members Earn Tenure and Promotion
All of the promotion and tenure cases that Dean Sapiro sent forward have now been approved by President Brown. The following faculty members have been promoted to associate professor:

Wiebke Denecke: Modern Languages and Comparative Literature
Linda Doerrer: Chemistry
Uri Eden: Math & Statistics
Francois Gourio: Economics
Douglas Kriner: Political Science
Hengye Man: Biology
Sarah Phillips: History
Carrie Preston: English
Bjorn Reinhard: Chemistry
Pamela Templer: Biology
April Conferences a Success
CAS plays host to a wide range of academic conferences each year. In this edition of CAS News, we would like to highlight two conferences that took place last month:

New England Statistics Symposium
Shakespeare Association of America Annual Conference
The Impact of Open House
Each spring, thousands of accepted students converge on campus for Open House to get a taste of what a CAS education might mean for them. We are continually impressed with the first-year students who decide to take their college journeys with us. Take a look at this letter from one such student who decided to matriculate to CAS after attending a pair of events hosted by Neuroscience faculty during Open House. Read more.
Training Foreign Area Officers in South Asian Studies
The U.S. Army Training Command has certified the BU Department of International Relations to train Foreign Area Officers (FAOs) focusing on South Asia. Read more.
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Lectures & Events
12
May
Landscape of the Dispossessed: Reading and Conversation with Herta Müller
18-20
May
Commencement Weekend
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Faculty Meetings & Deadlines
9
May
Faculty Meeting
chairs/faculty calendar
Faculty Accolades

Vivien Schmidt
Professor of International Relations

Johannes Schmieder
Assistant Professor of Economics

Kate Snodgrass
Artistic Director of the Boston Playwrights’ Theatre

Merry White
Professor of Anthropology

this month's accolades
Keep us in the loop
Let us know about news or upcoming events. Announcements about upcoming events, new faculty book publications, and news items can also be submitted online. If you prefer, you can send news items to cascom@bu.edu, or call Patrick Farrell at 617-358-1185. Events geared toward students should be submitted to the Student Programs Office.

For all matters regarding your alumni, please contact Associate Director of Alumni Relations Kirsten Lundeen at 617-358-5525 or Assistant Director of Alumni Relations Caitlan Nee at 617-358-6275.

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