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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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Major Confusion

One student’s long, strange journey to choose a major.

    Undergraduate students at the College of Arts & Sciences (CAS) at Boston University come from all walks of life. And all of them find ways of making BU their own. In the videos below, graduating seniors describe how they found meaning during their four years here:

    • Ace: A Logical Progression

      He always knew he would go into law.
      He didn’t know a philosophy professor would challenge him to approach it a whole new way.

    • Student Research: The Mystery of Memory

      Doing research on memory function made this undergrad’s brain light up. Now she hopes to find a cure for Alzheimer’s disease.

    • Looking Back Poetically

      A computer science and math senior turns to poetry to express lessons learned, corrections made, and truths revealed during his years at BU.

    To learn more about life at CAS, check out our video tour.