Category: Alumni News
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
Location: 808 Commonwealth Ave., Room 117
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
808 Commonwealth Ave.
Ahmad 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.
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.
In 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: BarryKibrick.com 06.19.15
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.
Source: CNN.com 05.28.15
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
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.
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.
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.
As 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.