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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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New Teaching Fellow Orientation

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

12:00-5:00pm
Rm 522, College of Arts and Sciences Building, 725 Commonwealth Avenue

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

This orientation is for all GRS students, both new and continuing, who will be teaching fellows at Boston University for the first time in 2017-2018 (either or both semesters). All new teaching fellows are expected to attend, both native English speakers and non-native English speakers (who must also attend a more intensive language and cultural orientation).

The orientation will take place on Wednesday, August 30th in the College of Arts and Sciences Building, 725 Commonwealth Avenue. The orientation is designed to help you adjust to your role as a teacher at Boston University.


12:00 – 12:45 pm Check in
12:45 – 1:00 pm Welcome and Introduction to GRS Dean Ann E. Cudd
Assoc. Dean Emily Barman
1:00 – 1:20 pm Teaching Freshmen and Academic Misconduct Assoc. Dean Steven Jarvi
1:20 – 1:35 pm Center for Teaching & Learning Jean Otsuki
1:35 – 1:50 pm Title IX Laura Wipf
1:50 – 2:00 pm Campus Resources Assoc. Dean Emily Barman
2:00 – 2:30 pm Being a Teaching Fellow Assoc. Professor Catherine Connell
2:30 – 2:40 pm Break
2:40 – 3:30 pm Workshop I GRS Teaching Fellows
3:30 – 4:30 pm Workshop II GRS Teaching Fellows