Category: Announcements

Fittingly, Chef Pépin takes inaugural Julia Child Award

August 17th, 2015 in Announcements, Faculty News, Featured News Post, Food & Wine, Jacques Pepin, MET News

Fittingly, Chef Pépin takes inaugural Julia Child Award

As public television co-hosts, cookbook co-authors—and co-founders of MET’s master’s program in gastronomy and certificate program in the culinary arts—the names Jacques Pépin (Hon.’11) and Julia Child (Hon.’76) will be forever linked. How appropriate, then, that Chef Pépin be named the first recipient of the award named for his long-time friend and colleague by the Julia Child Foundation for Gastronomy and the Culinary Arts.

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U.S. News Ranks MET Online Programs among Best for Vets

June 4th, 2015 in Announcements, Featured News Post, MET News

U.S. News Ranks MET Online Programs among Best for Vets

U.S. News & World Report has named several Metropolitan College online graduate programs among the top choices for military veterans and active service members. BU’s top performers and their category rankings: Master of Criminal Justice (#2), Master of Science in Computer Information Systems (#3), and the master’s degree programs in management (#7).

Learn about the rankings »

Source: 05.19.15

Jacques Pépin to Address MET’s 2015 Graduates

May 15th, 2015 in Announcements, Commencement, MET News

Jacques Pépin

During MET’s Commencement Ceremony on Saturday, May 16, Dean ad interim Tanya Zlateva will introduce MET’s 2015 Commencement Speaker, Jacques Pépin.

The acclaimed chef, author, and television personality is a legend in the cooking world, and at BU’s Metropolitan College. In collaboration with French cooking guru and television personality Julia Child, Chef Pépin was responsible for cofounding the Master of Liberal Arts in Gastronomy program at MET, and the Certificate Program in Culinary Arts, offered through MET’s Programs in Food & Wine. A part-time faculty member at MET since 1983, Pépin has taught hundreds of BU students. He has additionally drawn over ten thousand residents of greater Boston to the University by hosting informal seminars, demonstrations, discussions, and special cooking events through MET’s Lifelong Learning programs.

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Biomed Program Wins Life Sciences Grant

April 6th, 2015 in Announcements, Biotechnology & Clinical Research, Constance Phillips, Faculty News, Featured News Post, MET News, Programs

Biomedical Laboratory

BU’s Biomedical Laboratory and Clinical Sciences (BLCS) Program, which is offered jointly by MET and the School of Medicine, has received $180,000 in funding from the Massachusetts Life Sciences Center (MLSC) “to enhance the quality of the training and the competencies of the students.” In accepting the award, Assistant Professor Constance Phillips, director of the program, thanked the center for enhancing laboratory offerings “to students who will help keep Massachusetts strong in the life sciences.”

The money will go toward essential lab equipment, and the implementation of an electronic laboratory information and management system. This award was part of $17 million in funding for life sciences-related capital projects announced by MLCS on March 18.

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BU’s Own Potter Palmer Named Food & Wine Director

March 9th, 2015 in Announcements, Food & Wine, Gastronomy, MET News


Potter Palmer, formerly a lecturer in MET’s Master of Liberal Arts (MLA) in Gastronomy Program, has been appointed director of Food & Wine Experiential Programs. But his Boston University roots run even deeper: he’s a graduate of both the MLA program and our own Certificate Program in Culinary Arts.

As Associate Dean for Academic Affairs Lou Chitkushev points out, Dr. Palmer’s blend of technological, educational, and culinary skills makes him well suited “for exploring new directions and digital learning opportunities for these acclaimed BU programs, and for bringing them to the next level.“

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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.