BU Today’s “One Class, One Day” series featured the Metropolitan College Summer Term course “Race, Crime, and Justice.” Taught by Janice A. Iwama, the course examines the role of race in criminal justice policymaking and administration processes, while exploring current events such as race-based police violence.
Mary Ellen Mastrorilli, faculty coordinator for MET’s online Master of Criminal Justice Program (MCJ), was recently quoted by U.S. News and World Report on “What to Expect Out of an Online Program in Criminal Justice.” She mentions BU’s weekly posting requirement as one powerful way to keep students engaged. “You see a lot of learning on these discussion boards,” Dr. Mastrorilli says. “Students come from a lot of different jobs, countries, and cultures.” U.S. News ranked BU’s program #2 among online criminal justice programs for 2015.
As reported in the Boston Globe, Jakob and Fernanda White have recently opened their Chilean-American restaurant, Comedor, in Newton. The couple met at Boston University in 2008 while completing the Certificate Program in Culinary Arts. Fernanda earned her Master of Liberal Arts in Gastronomy at MET in 2009, and also pursued the certificates in Wine Studies.
For more information on the culinary team, please visit the restaurant website.
MET Associate Professor of Computer Science Eric Braude was one of three Boston University faculty to win an EdTech Seed Grant from BU’s Digital Learning Initiative (DLI)—a faculty-led group that acts as the “hub” for BU’s MOOCs (massive open online courses), and serves to “spearhead the University’s most innovative projects in online learning, uninhibited by pre-existing culture and structures.” DLI grants fund faculty and staff innovations in educational technology. Dr. Braude’s grant will underwrite work he is doing on his Knowla (“knowledge assembly”) system prototype—which will “allow students to respond to test questions in forms that could be automatically graded.”
Read more in BU Today.
Christopher Cakebread, a Boston University professor who specializes in sports advertising and who teaches in the master’s program in Advertising, was quoted in a USA Today article on recent NFL scandals and the power of advertising dollars from the league’s largest advertisers and sponsors—such as Anheuser-Busch. “We are not yet satisfied with the league’s handling of behaviors that so clearly go against our own company culture and moral code,” warned the beer giant, who could pull its sponsorship. “It would be a very, very difficult process for the league to replace that because there just aren’t that many brands that have that kind of money,” says Cakebread.
An expert in health care policy, finance, and asset valuation, Administrative Sciences Associate Professor John Sullivan was quoted in an article in Crain’s Chicago Business on April 3. In an analysis of Chicago-area Highland Park Hospital’s decision to get out of the outpatient dialysis business, Sullivan observed that “Hospitals have been shedding this service for years.”
WAER 88.3, Syracuse Public Media, mentioned a presentation by MET Assistant Professor of Administrative Sciences Virginia Greiman. Invited to address a Syracuse audience as part of “I-81 Speaker Series”—a series of discussions on the future of the elevated highway dividing Syracuse—Greiman shared her experience as deputy chief legal counsel and risk manager on Boston’s “Big Dig” road project.
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Assistant Professor of Administrative Sciences Virginia Greiman, an internationally recognized expert on mega-project management and infrastructure development, was invited to address a Syracuse audience as part of that city’s “I-81 Speaker Series.” Greiman offered insight on the Syracuse elevated highway project based on her experience as deputy chief legal counsel and risk manager on Boston’s “Big Dig.” Read the syracuse.com article.
MET’s Certificate Program in the Culinary Arts—founded by Julia Child and Jacques Pépin—celebrated its 25th anniversary on Tuesday, March 25. For the event, some of the program’s chef-instructors— including Chris Douglass, Jeffrey Fournier, Michael Leviton, Barry Maiden, Janine Sciarappa, Jeremy Sewall, and John Vhynanek—recreated their favorite recipes.
Read the Globe article.
On March 26, a book authored by Master of Wine Bill Nesto, an instructor in MET’s Wine Studies Program, and his wife Frances di Savino, won an André Simon Food and Drink Book Award. The book, The World of Sicilian Wine, was published by the University of California Press in 2013.