Category: BU Today Features

Center for Professional Education Team Takes Gold in Dragon Boat Race

June 29th, 2017 in BU Today Features, MET News

Center for Professional Education Team Takes Gold in Dragon Boat Race

A team made up of students and faculty from the Boston University Center for Professional Education Interpreter and Paralegal Studies programs came in first place during their race on the Charles River at the 38th Annual Boston Dragon Boat Festival. The Center for Professional Education sponsored two boats for this year’s Dragon Boat Festival, a multicultural heritage celebration focusing on the Asian-American experience in New England in which thousands gather to share colorful boat races, performances, arts, crafts, and food.

Learn more about the 38th Annual Boston Dragon Boat Festival via their website and in BU Today.

Boston Police Commissioner and MET Law Enforcement Expert Preaches Alcohol Safety

March 29th, 2017 in BU Today Features, Criminal Justice, Faculty News, Featured News Post, MET News, Programs, William B. Evans

Boston police commissioner Wiliam Evans

Boston Police Commissioner William Evans, who previously was awarded the Metropolitan College Roger Deveau Part-Time Faculty Award for Excellence in Teaching for his work as an instructor in MET’s Criminal Justice program, delivered an address on the dangers of college drinking and the challenges it poses to law enforcement during a Boston Town & Gown Association meeting in early March.

See photos of the event at BU Today.

MET Alum Offers Advice to Developing Professionals

February 7th, 2017 in Alumni News, BU Today Features, Featured News Post, MET News

MET Alum Michael Mccabe Offers Advice to Developing Professionals

Michael McCabe (MET’86,’87) knows how essential lifelong learning is to a flourishing career. McCabe, who sits on the Metropolitan College Dean’s Advisory Board, transitioned from a career in engineering to one in computer science after getting his education at BU. Now a managing director at the world’s largest professional services firm, where he regularly hires fellow BU alums, McCabe spoke with BU Today to share his professional insights for graduates who are just getting started in their careers.

Read more in BU Today.

BU BioScience Academy Graduates 15

June 6th, 2016 in BU Today Features, MET News

BU BioScience Academy Graduates 15

When Jesse Logan applied for a certificate program in applied biotechnology at BU’s BioScience Academy (BSA), she was at loose ends professionally. She’d suffered what she calls an early career “breakup with science” after a job she had taken proved to be a terrible fit. She then earned a master’s degree in journalism and spent a decade working as a copywriter, production assistant, and associate producer at public radio stations, including WGBH and WBUR, but her ambitions were dampened by a shrinking job market. After being accepted into the BSA program, Logan found a group of people of varying ages, origins, and life circumstances, all of them, like her, in flux. But they had a common goal: a stimulating career in the thriving field of biotechnology. Having just completed the one-year program, Logan is now working full-time at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, where she is regulatory coordinator for breast oncology clinical research studies.

Read more on BU Today.

Chef Jacques Pépin Delivers “Sharp” Commentary at MET50 Gala

November 17th, 2015 in BU Today Features, Featured News Post, Food & Wine, Gastronomy, MET News

Chef Jacques Pépin Delivers “Sharp” Commentary at MET50 Gala

“The greatest knife of all is the sharp one.”

So spoke celebrated chef Jacques Pépin at the Metropolitan College’s 50th anniversary gala, celebrating the occasion of the TV host and MET educator’s 80th birthday. Pépin discussed a variety of topics at the four-star food and beverage affair, dishing on his preferences in cutlery and lamenting what pop culture too often under-appreciates about the culinary arts.

Read more from the MET gala’s toast to Pépin, including the chef’s secret recipe to 50 happy years of marriage, at BU Today.

Criminal Justice and the History behind the Headlines

July 22nd, 2015 in BU Today Features, MET News

Criminal Justice and the History behind the Headlines

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.

Read “One Class, One Day: Race, Crime, and Justice.”

Pépin Shares Recipe for Fulfillment

May 21st, 2015 in BU Today Features, MET News

Pépin Shares Recipe for Fulfillment

Jacques Pépin began cooking as a child, helping out at his parents’ restaurant in Bourg-en-Bresse, near Lyon, France. He had a gift, and he braised and sautéed his way to the position of personal chef to three French presidents, among them Charles de Gaulle. But Pépin (Hon.’11) dreamed of success in America, where he arrived to learn English in 1959 and never left.

Read more on BU Today.

From the BU Hardwood to the NBA Coaching Box

May 1st, 2015 in BU Today Features, MET News

From the BU Hardwood to the NBA Coaching Box

Don’t miss the write-up on Philadelphia 76ers head coach Brett Brown (MET’83) in BU Today. Get the backstory on this former Terrier, who played for legendary men’s basketball coach Rick Pitino. Learn why hopes are high—and season ticket sales are up—for the Sixers, despite winning fewer than 20 games each of the past two seasons. And find out which local eatery Brown frequents when he’s in town to play the Celtics.

See “The Spirit of the 76ers” »

MET students help Quincy prepare for climate change

April 30th, 2015 in BU Today Features, MET News

MET students help Quincy prepare for climate change

The 19 students in this year’s Boston Urban Symposium, the capstone course for graduate students in the Metropolitan College City Planning and Urban Affairs Program, have been able to apply their classroom learning this semester in a real-world setting that could have broad implications for the future.

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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” »