Category: Events

World’s Project Managers Visit BU for Research Conference

June 15th, 2017 in Conferences, Events, Faculty News, Featured News Post, MET News, Press Releases, Programs, Project Management, Roger Warburton, Steve Leybourne, Vijay Kanabar

World’s Project Managers Visit BU for Research Conference

This week, Boston University welcomes project managers from all over the planet as this year’s host of the International Research Network on Organizing by Projects (IRNOP) conference. Taking place from June 11–14 on the University’s Charles River Campus, this year’s conference focuses on “The Modern Project: Mindsets, Toolsets, and Theoretical Frameworks.”

Organized by MET Director of Project Management Programs Dr. Vijay Kanabar, Academic Coordinator for Project Management Programs Dr. Stephen Leybourne, and Faculty Coordinator for Online Master of Science Programs in Management Dr. Roger D. H. Warburton, the conference is sponsored by Metropolitan College, the International Project Management Association (IPMA®), and the Project Management Institute (PMI®).

The PMI® Global Accreditation Center for Project Management Education Programs accredits the MET Master of Science in Project Management degree. Read more here.

MET Night is Friday, January 27 at Agganis Arena

January 18th, 2017 in Alumni News, Announcements, Events, Faculty News, MET News

MET Night is Friday, January 27 at Agganis Arena
Join us as the BU Terriers take on the Merrimack Warriors.
5 p.m. / Pre-game Reception – Friends of Hockey Lounge
7:30 p.m. / Men’s Ice Hockey

Corrections Expert Joins Community Effort to Reduce Racial Disparities

October 25th, 2016 in Danielle Rousseau, Events, Faculty News, MET News

Corrections Expert Joins Community Effort to Reduce Racial Disparities

Dr. Danielle Rousseau, a Metropolitan College Criminal Justice professor and faculty coordinator of the Boston University Prison Education Program, will give a presentation on how the BU community can affect change in bringing greater harmony and equality to vulnerable populations, close achievement gaps, and promote positive social growth in the region.

The Reducing Disparities and Promoting Well-Being in Boston: The Role of the BU Community event is part of the Boston University Initiative on CitiesReducing Disparities series, which seeks to address racial inequities and explore the positive role the University can play in the surrounding community.

Learn more about the event—held Wednesday, October 26, at Questrom School of Business—on their website, and register to attend.

City Planning & Urban Affairs Scholars Join City’s ‘Imagine Boston 2030’ Discussion

June 1st, 2016 in Academic Events, City Planning & Urban Affairs, Madhu Dutta-Koehler, MET News

City Planning & Urban Affairs Scholars Join City’s ‘Imagine Boston 2030’ Discussion

“Imagine Boston 2030”—the City of Boston’s first comprehensive, city-wide planning project in more than 50 years—is a campaign that evidences the vital roles City Planning & Urban Affairs play in preparing for the future. To mark its kickoff, Boston University’s Initiative on Cities held a “Sharing Visions, Shaping Cities” seminar. The panel was moderated by City Planning & Urban Affairs Program Coordinator Madhu Dutta-Koehler, who was joined by scholars, entrepreneurs, journalists, the executive director of Imagine Boston 2030, and others to discuss the challenges and opportunities on the city’s horizon, and the benefits of community-oriented cooperation.

MET to Host Global Cybersecurity Meet-Up

March 8th, 2016 in Academic Events, Administrative Sciences, Criminal Justice, Ginny Greiman, MET News, Networking, Risk Management, Tanya Zlateva

MET to Host Global Cybersecurity Meet-Up

Information security has become a principal strategic concern of governments around the world, and with leading graduate programs in cybercrime investigation and cybersecurity offered at MET, BU has been selected to host the 11th International Conference on Cyber Warfare and Security. The conference, which unites academics, specialists, and officials from around the globe, will be held March 17-18, and chaired by MET Dean Tanya Zlateva, with Professor Virginia Greiman of the Department of Administrative Sciences serving as program chair.

Read the full press release

Faculty Paper Accepted for Publication

January 7th, 2016 in Administrative Sciences, Canan Gunes Corlu, Conferences, MET News

Faculty Paper Accepted for Publication

“Subset Selection for Simulations Accounting for Input Uncertainty,” a paper by Assistant Professor of Administrative Sciences Canan Gunes Corlu (who also serves as faculty coordinator for MET’s applied business analytics programs), was accepted for publication in the proceedings of the 2015 Winter Simulation Conference. During the conference, which took place in Huntington Beach, Calif., Professor Corlu chaired the session on Accounting for Input Uncertainty in Stochastic Simulations.

Shedding Light on Darknet Risks

July 6th, 2015 in Conferences, Criminal Justice, Events, Faculty News, MET News, Programs

Shedding Light on Darknet Risks

Adjunct Associate Professor of Criminal Justice Kyung-shick Choi (MET’02) addressed the 2015 International Symposium on Cyber Crime Response in Seoul, South Korea, on June 9. His topic was “New Challenges for Law Enforcement: The Prevalence of ‘Darknet’ Marketplaces and Synthetic Drug Abuse.”

Read more about Dr. Choi and MET’s cybercrime/cybersecurity curriculum.

MET Faculty and Leaders Host Global Gathering on Computer Science Education

June 9th, 2015 in Computer Science and Information Technology, Conferences, Events, MET News, Programs

 MET Faculty and Leaders Host Global Gathering on Computer Science Education

The Charles River Campus was the site for the eleventh annual International Conference on Computer Science and Education in Computer Science, which ran from June 4 to 7 and was co-sponsored by BU. Metropolitan College’s deans and Computer Science faculty were well-represented on the program and in the planning.

See the agenda and other details »

Source: CSECS.org 06.15

Art Management and Fundraising in the Age of Economic Crises and Social Networks

March 30th, 2015 in Academic Events, Arts Administration, Featured News Post, MET News

Art Management and Fundraising in the Age of Economic Crises and Social Networks

by Lanfranco Aceti

Tuesday, March 31, 2015 at 2:00-3:00 p.m.
808 Commonwealth Avenue, Room 109

The complexity of the contemporary social and economic crises has created a new scenario in which networks, audiences and their behaviors become assets to be cultivated, harvested and sold. What are the challenges that artists, curators, producers and institutions face in a cultural climate in which obstacles increasingly appear as insurmountable and in which international branding is paramount to success? What is there to be done when traditional methodologies and practices no longer produce the desired outcomes? How do we respond to challenges when in the current globalized practices no one is an island and we all have become intertwined in the blurred boundaries of ‘virtual’ social lives that affect and shape our ‘real’ lives? In this context in flux, where challenges and opportunities abound, it becomes imperative to understand and engage with change by experimenting, testing and leading in order to develop the best management and fundraising practices that will enable a new generation of artists, curators, producers and institutions in the creative industries to thrive.

Lanfranco Aceti works as an academic, artist and curator and is the founder of The Studium: Lanfranco Aceti Inc. He is the founder and Director of OCR (Operational and Curatorial Research in Contemporary Art, Design, Science and Technology) and founder and Director of MoCC (Museum of Contemporary Cuts). He is Visiting Professor at Goldsmiths College, department of Art and Computing, London; teaches Contemporary Art and Digital Culture at the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, Sabanci University, Istanbul; and is Editor in Chief of the Leonardo Electronic Almanac (The MIT Press, Leonardo journal and ISAST). He has lectured internationally including Harvard University, MIT and the Royal College of Art and exhibited widely as a curator and as an artist. Recently he has exhibited Who the People? at the Chetams’ Library and Museum. His artworks are in private and public collections.

View BU’s Seminar on Policing the City

March 12th, 2015 in Criminal Justice, Discussions, Faculty News, Featured News Post, MET News, Programs, Shea Cronin

View BU’s Seminar on Policing the City

On February 23, BU’s Initiative on Cities hosted Policing the City, “a conversation on race, municipal leadership, and public safety,” as part of its monthly Urban Seminar Series. The panel discussion featured experts on law enforcement and community issues, including Boston Police Commissioner William Evans, also a MET lecturer in criminal justice; the Rev. Jeffrey Brown, pastor of Boston’s Union Baptist Church and former executive director of the Boston Tenpoint Coalition; and MET’s Shea Cronin, associate professor of criminal justice. Kenneth Elmore, the University’s dean of students, was moderator. Initiative on Cities was co-founded and initially directed by the late Thomas Menino, former mayor of Boston.

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