Category: Alumni News

Beer and Cheese Tasting with Ihsan Gurdal

August 11th, 2015 in Alumni News

Beer and Cheese Tasting with Ihsan Gurdal

Challenge your preconceptions about wine and cheese—beer and cheese make an excellent partnership as well. Hopheads and cheese fiends alike know that ales, lagers, stouts, and the rest of their barley-based brethren make a worthy and natural match for a cheese plate.

Join Ihsan Gurdal, owner of Formaggio Kitchen, for a spectacular evening of cheeses and beers. We will plate up some of our favorite cheeses alongside a variety of beer styles to illustrate the toothsome and tasty potential of this kind of pairing. This event is hosted by Boston University Metropolitan College’s Programs in Food & Wine and is one of several events being held throughout Alumni Weekend.

Date: Friday, September 25
Time: 6pm – 8pm
Cost: $60
Location: 808 Commonwealth Ave., Room 117


An Investment Management Approach to Fantasy Football

August 11th, 2015 in Alumni News

An Investment Management Approach to Fantasy Football

What do sports and stocks have in common? Choosing an NFL player, with corresponding salary and team, for a fantasy football league draws on the same principles used by investment managers.

Professor Ahmad Namini will explain major fantasy football formats and how to apply simple investment rules for improved returns.

Join us for gourmet sports party food prepared by Chef Chris Douglass (Ashmont Grill, Tavolo) from Metropolitan College’s Programs in Food, Wine & the Arts, and learn how to maximize your fantasy football portfolio.

Wednesday, August 26, 2015
6-9 PM

808 Commonwealth Ave.
Boston, MA


namini-ahmad-math-financeAhmad Namini is Executive Director and Lecturer of the Boston University Mathematical Finance Program. He has worked on Wall Street for various investment banks and hedge funds in roles ranging from quantitative developer\analyst\trader to the head of analytics and IT. He has a PhD in Computational Mechanics from the University of Maryland and describes himself as a mathematical and computer nerd and football enthusiast.

MET Grad Named BB Hall of Famer

August 9th, 2015 in Alumni News, MET News

MET Grad Named BB Hall of Famer

Norbert Pickett (MET’93) will soon join the likes of Bob Cousy, Tom Heinsohn, and former Boston Mayor Ray Flynn as a member of the New England Basketball Hall of Fame. The induction ceremony will be held August 8 at Worcester’s DCU Center.

Learn more about the New England Basketball Hall of Fame >>

Alumni Book Profiled on PBS

June 25th, 2015 in Alumni News, City Planning & Urban Affairs, Featured News Post, MET News

Old Earth by Gary GrossmanIn June, Metropolitan College Dean’s Advisory Board member Gary Grossman (MET’75), a graduate of MET’s Urban Affairs program, discussed his new thriller Old Earth on the multiple Emmy Award-winning PBS series Between the Lines with Barry Kibrick.

Old Earth was also featured on Kibrick’s June 19 blog entry “Truth Through Fiction.”

Source: 06.19.15

From Grade-School Artist to CNN Hero

June 9th, 2015 in Alumni News, Arts Administration, MET News, Programs

 From Grade-School Artist to CNN Hero

At age 7, Adash Alphons (MET’13) was tossed out of school for doodling in class. Today, this graduate of BU’s Arts Administration master’s program is founder and executive director of the renowned ProjectArt—and a CNN Hero.

Brighten your day with a look at Alphons’ inspiring story >>

Source: 05.28.15

Welcome New Alumni!

May 24th, 2015 in Alumni News, Commencement, MET News

Commencement 2015 was a truly spectacular and celebratory experience, the culmination of many hours of hard work and enduring commitment. Find out more about the benefits of being a Terrier and learn how you can give back to your school.

Relive the Revelry




2015 ADCP Reunion

May 14th, 2015 in ADCP, Alumni News, MET News

On May 7, graduates of MET’s Accelerated Degree Completion Program gathered on the Charles River Campus to catch up with their classmates and professors.

See the full gallery on Facebook »

MET Night 2015 Photos

April 2nd, 2015 in Alumni News, MET News

Thanks to those who joined us for MET Night on Friday, February 27! We had over 300 guests who defied the cold and showed up to cheer on the Terriers. While they may have lost the game to the Huskies, they did claim the Hockey East regular-season title the following night.

View the full album on Facebook »

Life at the Chocolate Factory

March 30th, 2015 in Alumni News, BU Today Features, Featured News Post, Gastronomy, MET News, Programs

Life at the Chocolate Factory

Talk about tasty career choices: Lucia Austria (MET’13) and Sydney Oland (MET’09) discuss their roles as production manager and product developer, respectively, for Somerville’s Tazo Chocolate in a recent BU Today article. Both are graduates of Metropolitan College’s Master of Liberal Arts in Gastronomy program. The article also explains the process of creating stone-ground chocolate—and why Tazo’s offerings are so popular among brewers, bakers, and gourmets.

Read “Chocolatiers Raise the Bar” >>

2014 MET grad connects consumers to a handier kind of health care

March 9th, 2015 in Alumni News, Distance Education, Health Communication, MET News

amwell-appAs marketing and PR manager for American Well, a Boston-based company, Catherine Anderson (COM’10 and MET’14) is putting more convenient health care in the hands of people from coast to coast. As BU Today explains, her job is to spread the word about an app that enables video calls with one of more than 1,000 physicians, 24 hours a day. Anderson’s efforts have generated coverage in more than 50 news outlets and, according to her Facebook page, helped drive over one million downloads. She holds a Master of Science in Health Communication, a joint offering of BU’s Metropolitan College and College of Communication.

Read “Media Magicians” »