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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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With your help, students like Qais gain the skills they need to tell their story and give us a broader understanding of the world.

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Incoming PhD Student Orientation

August 29, 2014

Metcalf Trustee Ballroom, 1 Silber Way, 9th floor.
12pm – 5pm

12:00-1:00 Lunch
1:00-1:25 Opening Remarks Assoc. Dean Jeffrey Hughes
1:25-1:40 Financial Aid & Registration Janette Countryman
1:40-1:50 BU Police Department Deputy Scott Pare
1:50-2:00 Office of the Ombuds Adam Kleinberger
2:00-2:15 Student Health Services Dr. David McBride
2:15-2:30 Student Health Insurance Scott Strothers
2:30-2:50 Break
2:50-3:00 Academic Conduct Assoc. Dean Jeffrey Hughes
3:00-3:15 Student Life/Graduate Student Organization (GSO) Evan Judd
3:15-3:30 Graduate Women in Science and Engineering (GWISE) Ashley Penvose
3:30-3:45 BU Libraries Linda Plunket
3:45-4:00 SARP/Equal Opportunity Office Kim Randall and Maureen Mahoney
4:00- 4:15 Closing Remarks Assoc. Dean Jeffrey Hughes
4:15 Reception

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.