“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.
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.
“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.
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.
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.
Source: CSECS.org 06.15
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.
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.
With Dr. Shomon Shamsuddin
Thursday, February 26 at 2:30 PM
808 Commonwealth Avenue, Room 264 (Lab 1)
Shomon Shamsuddin is a National Poverty Fellow at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. His research explores how institutions define social problems and develop policies to address urban inequality. His work focuses on: 1) the socioeconomic effects of affordable housing programs, and 2) barriers to educational attainment for underserved communities. He has designed and built affordable housing with community development corporations; managed housing programs at the New York City Department of Housing Preservation and Development; and analyzed policy and legislation at the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. He holds a Ph.D. in Urban Policy and Planning from MIT, M. Arch. from Yale University, and Sc.B. in Neuroscience from Brown University.
By Dr. Ari Ariel
Tuesday, March 3 at 1:00 PM
808 Commonwealth Avenue, Room 109
Ari Ariel is a visiting assistant professor at the University of Iowa. He has a Ph.D. in Middle Eastern studies from Columbia University and a diploma in Classical Culinary Arts from the French Culinary Institute (now the International Culinary Center). He is the author of Jewish-Muslim Relations and Migration from Yemen to Palestine in the Late Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries (Brill, 2014). His interests include culinary history, foodways, ethnic and national identity, and migration.
The Rise of a “New Style Cuisine” in 19th Century Istanbul: A Historical Analysis of Ottoman Cookbooks
By Dr. Özge Samancı
Friday, February 27 at 10:30 AM
808 Commonwealth Avenue, Room 121
Dr. Özge Samancı is Assistant Professor of food History in the Gastronomy and Culinary Arts Bachelor Degree program in the Faculty of Fine Arts, Yeditepe University in Istanbul, Turkey. She holds a PhD in history and Civilizations from the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales (EHESS). Her research interests include Ottoman Food Culture of the Early Modern Era; modernization of food habits and manners; food historiography; and comparative studies in food history. Among her publications are Turkish Cuisine (2008, with Arif Bilgin) and Flavours of Istanbul: A selection from original 19th Century Ottoman recipes (2007, co-author with Sharon Crosford).