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Impact x2 Qais

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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 and MFA Student Orientation

Thursday, August 31, 2017

Metcalf Trustee Ballroom, 1 Silber Way, 9th floor.
12:00pm – 5pm

*Please note that this page will be updated throughout the summer. Please check back periodically for the most current information. Thank you.*

12:00-12:45 Check-in and Lunch
12:45-1:10 Opening Remarks Dean Ann E. Cudd
Assoc. Provost for Graduate Affairs Daniel Kleinman
Assoc. Dean Emily Barman
1:10-1:20 BU Police Department Chief Kelly Nee
1:20-1:35 Financial Aid & Registration Martin Gastmann
1:35-1:50 Student Health Services Judy Platt
1:50-2:05 Student Health Insurance (Aetna) Scott Strothers
2:05-2:25 BU Libraries Linda Plunket & Tom Hohenstein
2:25-2:40 Break
2:40-2:45 Ombuds Office

Adam Kleinberger

2:45-2:55 Academic Conduct Assoc. Dean Emily Barman
2:55-3:05 Student Life/Graduate Student Organization (GSO) Getty Lustila
3:05-3:15 Graduate Women in Science & Engineering (GWISE) Catherine Gormley
3:15-3:25 External Graduate Fellowships Jeffrey Berg
3:25-3:40 Title IX Jessica Aither
3:40-3:50 Closing Remarks Assoc. Dean Emily Barman
3:50- 5:00 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.