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How can we work together to promote better cultural understanding worldwide?

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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Incoming Master’s Student Orientation

August 29, 2014

Stone Science Auditorium, Room B50 (Basement level), 675 Commonwealth Avenue,
9am – 12pm

9:00-9:10 Students Arrive
9:10-9:20 Opening Remarks Assoc. Dean Jeffrey Hughes
9:20-9:35 Financial Aid & Registration Janette Countryman
9:35-9:50 Academic Conduct Assoc. Dean Jeffrey Hughes
9:50-10:00 Office of the Ombuds Francine Montemurro
10:00-10:15 Student Health Services Dr. David McBride
10:15-10:30 Student Health Insurance Scott Strothers
10:30-10:50 Break
10:50-11:00 BU Police Department Deputy Scott Pare
11:00-11:15 Student Life/Graduate Student Organization (GSO) Evan Judd
11:15-11:30 BU Libraries Linda Plunket
11:30-11:45 SARP/Equal Opportunity Office Maureen Mahoney and Kim Randall
11:45 – 12:00 Closing Remarks Assoc. Dean Jeffrey Hughes

For a list of useful resources and materials, please see our Information for New Graduate Students page – in addition to the main content, please be sure to note the links under the Related Links portion on the right-hand side.