Category: Announcements

Andrew Bacevich, MET’s 2014 Commencement Address Speaker

May 16th, 2014 in Announcements, Commencement, Featured News Post, MET News

Dean ad interim Tanya Zlateva will introduce MET’s 2014 Commencement Speaker:


Dr. Andrew J. Bacevich, chair of international relations, professor of international relations and history; Boston University College of Arts & Sciences.

Andrew J. Bacevich is professor of history and international relations at Boston University.  A graduate of the U. S. Military Academy, he received his Ph.D. in American diplomatic history from Princeton.  He is the author of Breach of Trust:  How Americans Failed Their Soldiers and Their Country (2013);  Washington Rules:  America’s Path to Permanent War (2010), The Limits of Power:  The End of American Exceptionalism (2008), and The New American Militarism:  How Americans Are Seduced by War (2005), among other books.

Free Forum—Regionalism: a Global Perspective

November 8th, 2013 in Announcements, City Planning & Urban Affairs, Events, Faculty News, MET News

The-Edge-11.19.13 This month’s presentation is titled Regionalism: a Global Perspective, and will focus on how regions formed across the world, as well as the challenges faced in those areas. Specifically, this talk will compare the urbanization of both the Boston-metro area and China.

Tuesday, November 19, 2013
6 – 8 p.m.
871 Commonwealth Avenue, Room 129

About the speakers:
Author and planner Dr. James C. O’Connell of the Northeast Regional Office of the National Park Service, will speak. His most recent book is The Hub’s Metropolis: Greater Boston’s Suburban Development from Railroad Suburbs to Smart Growth.

Assistant Professor at MIT’s Department of Urban Studies and Planning, Dr. Jinhua Zhao, will also present. His most recent project examines the interaction between governmental policy making and the public’s behavioral response in the context of China’s urban development.

MET Instructor Named Acting Police Commissioner

November 6th, 2013 in Announcements, Criminal Justice, MET News

Superintendent William Evans, the new acting commissioner of the Boston Police Department, is also a part-time faculty member in MET’s Master of Criminal Justice program. Evans—a thirty-year veteran of the department—was appointed by Mayor Menino to replace Edward Davis. He will serve until the next mayor makes an appointment in 2014.

Full article: Boston Globe

Douglas C. Chamberlain to give MET’s 2013 Commencement Address

May 15th, 2013 in Announcements, Commencement, MET News

Douglas ChamberlainDean Tanya Zlateva introduced MET’s 2013 Commencement Speaker:
Mr. Douglas C. Chamberlain, MET ’74, GSM ’76.

Mr. Chamberlain is CEO of Appleton Partners, Inc. and a founder of both Appleton and Cambridge Appleton Trust N.A., which manage assets for high net worth individuals, corporations, foundations, and pension and profit-sharing plans in 45 states and abroad. In addition to his work with the company’s Board of Directors, he is responsible for the day-to-day management of Appleton Partners, Inc., sits on the firms’ Fixed Income and Equity Investment Committees, and chairs the Planning Policy Committees. Chamberlain’s investment career spans over forty years, from the Old Colony Trust Division of the First National Bank of Boston, to the Industrial National Bank of Providence R.I., and later at two Boston-based wealth management organizations—all before co-founding Appleton.

Douglas Chamberlain has been actively involved with BU on the Advisory Board at the Graduate School of Management with the founding and development of the Master of Science in Investment Management (MSIM)—the first graduate program in the U.S. to be designated a Partner with the CFA Institute. Throughout his career, he has been involved in academia as executive speaker, advisor and mentor. Chamberlain now sits on the boards of Franciscan’s Hospital for Children, Bay Cove Human Services, Opera Boston, and the Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain Museum, in Brunswick, ME. He received both degrees at BU: a Bachelor of Applied Science from MET in 1974 and a Master of Business Administration two years later at the Graduate School of Management.

MET Dean to Assume New Post

November 2nd, 2012 in Announcements, BU Today Features, Faculty News, Jay Halfond, MET News, Tanya Zlateva


After nearly a dozen years helming BU’s Metropolitan College, Dean Jay Halfond will step down at the end of the fall semester. He will teach a graduate seminar at the School of Education next semester before taking a yearlong sabbatical, beginning next summer. He plans to teach and conduct research when he returns.

Tanya Zlateva, MET’s associate dean for academic programs and an associate professor of computer science, will become interim dean beginning January 1, 2013.

Learn more about all Dean Halfond has done for BU and Metropolitan College in BU Today’s feature article.

MET Professor to give cyber security lecture at Hanscom Airforce Base

September 7th, 2011 in Announcements, Faculty News, MET News


On October 19, 2011, Dr. Tanya Zlateva will deliver a lecture on cyber security research projects being conducted at Boston University. Dr. Zlateva is the co-founder of the Center for Reliable Information Systems and Cyber Security (RISCS). The talk will be held on Hanscom AFB at the Hanscom Education and Training Center (Building 1728) from 10:30 a.m. to 12 noon and will be open to anyone who has access to Hanscom Airforce Base. Please RSVP to if interested in attending.

For full details of the event, read the announcement from the Hanscom AFB Education and Training Center.

MET Announces New Graduate Certificates and New Learning Formats in Computer Science

May 17th, 2010 in Announcements

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MET Honors War Vets at VA Hospital

November 9th, 2007 in Announcements

In appreciation of the efforts of U.S. war veterans, the Metropolitan College chapter of the Alpha Sigma Lambda Honor Society sponsored a Veteran’s Day event at the VA Hospital in Jamaica Plain.

The large and diverse group in attendance included veterans of wars ranging from World War II to the war in Iraq, many of whom were accompanied by their family members. Representatives of MET—including academic counselor Julie Guthrie, faculty member Ronald Harding, and students Carnot Sylvestre, Michelle Mobilia, Katherine Reid, and Thomas Ferrante—provided refreshments and distributed toiletries, gift cards, and several food contributions. They also presented monetary donations collected from members of the MET community and handed out special thank you cards signed by Honor Society members.

Patriotic displays and music were complemented by a poetry reading by faculty member Harding, who read two poems that he had composed especially for the event, on the theme of heroism.