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.
Project Management in Practice Conference
May 16, 2014
This year, the popular project management conference focused on women in the field. Feature addresses were made by Roberta Chinsky Matuson, Dean Tanya Zlateva, Professor Virginia A. Greiman, and Gina Abudi—all accomplished presenters, researchers and practitioners.
May 2, 2014
In May, MET faculty members who have recently published books were honored at a reception in the Fuller Building. Works and authors listed below were recognized.
- Marketing Database Analytics: Transforming Data for Competitive Advantage; Andrew Banasiewicz
- Wine and Culture: Vineyard to Glass; Rachel Black (co-authored with Robert C. Ulin)
- Megaproject Management: Lessons on Risk and Project Management From the Big Dig; Virginia Greiman
- Security Management of Next Generation Telecommunications Networks and Services; Stuart Jacobs
- Green Project Management; Rich Maltzman and David Shirley (Winner of the PMI’s Cleland Award for Literature in 2011.)
- Project Workflow Management: A Business Process Approach; Rich Maltzman (co-authored with Dan Epstein)
- The World of Sicilian Wine; William Nesto (co-authored with Frances Di Savino)
- Managing Social Media and Consumerism; Rajagopal
- Architecting Enterprise: Managing Innovation, Technology, and Global Competitiveness; Rajagopal
- Project Management Art and Science; Roger Warburton and Vijay Kanabar
Data Analytics Symposium
April 30, 2014
Co-sponsored by IBM and Boston University’s Metropolitan College, the Data Analytics Symposium, drew a panel of experts from IBM and MET to speak on trending topics in data analytics. Leading minds from Boston University presented, such as: Dr. Lou Chitkushev; Dr. Tanya Zlateva; Dr. Irena Vodenska; Dr. Andrew Banasiewicz; Dr. Suresh Kalathur, Dr. Vladimir Zlatev; Dr. Robert Schudy; Dr. Anatoly Temkin; Dr. Jae-Young Lee; Guanglan Zhang; Dr. Georgios Zervas; and Dr. Vladimir Brusic.
Subjects included big data in health care, finance, and applied social sciences, in addition to in-depth discussions on the future direction of data analytics, education, industrial needs, and career paths.
MET’s Enrique Silva
Helps Organize BU Pardee Event
April 29th, 2014
Boston University’s Frederick S. Pardee Center for the Study of the Longer-Range Future, Latin American Studies Program, and Initiative on Cities co-sponsored the event “Latin American Urban Experiences: Crisis, Creativity, and Renewal.” Held on April 19, 2014, and organized by Pardee Faculty Fellows Susan Eckstein and Enrique Silva—who is also assistant professor of city planning and urban affairs at MET—the event featured faculty and student panel presentations on life in Latin American cities. Using highway development in Chile as an example, Silva spoke about the ways strategic city planning impacts life in large urban areas. The event concluded with comments from former Boston mayor Thomas Menino, co-director of BU’s Initiative on Cities.
MET Research Colloquium—Spring 2014:
Analytics at BU MET
April 17, 2014
The Spring 2014 MET Research Colloquium focused on MET progress and plans in analytics. MET faculty Dr. Tanya Zlateva, Dr. Andrew Banasiewicz, Dr. Suresh Kalathur, Dr. Vladimir Zlatev, and Dr. Robert Schudy made brief presentations on analytics in web, marketing, risk, and business, followed by thought-provoking discussions. The college administration also reiterated the importance of analytics as an academic initiative at MET.
25 Years of Culinary Arts—Celebrated
March 25, 2014
Founded by Julia Child and Jacques, Pépin Boston University’s Certificate Program in the Culinary Arts has matriculated many chefs, food writers, and cooking enthusiasts. Several chef-instructors—who are also locally and nationally known—dished up mouthwatering meals, such as seared scallops, mushroom risotto, spiced lamb loin, and Grand Marnier soufflé. Guests watched as the chefs cooked and shared their experiences regarding the Culinary Arts program. Janine Sciarappa (Sweet Lessons), Jeremy Sewall (Lineage), Jeffrey Fournier (51 Lincoln), Michael Leviton (Lumiere), Barry Maiden (Hungry Mother), Chris Douglass (Ashmont Grill), and restaurant consultant John Vyhnanek were in attendance.
Gastronomy @ BU Lecture Series:
“Cultivating Whiteness: Gentleman Farming as Settler Colonialism in Los Angeles”
January 30, 2014
Location: Boston University College of General Studies, Room 505
871 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston MA (map)
Speaker: Laura Barraclough, Assistant Professor of American Studies and Ethnicity, Race and Migration, Yale University
This lecture was presented in conjunction with MET ML 712, Sociology of Food and Labor.
Boston University’s Frederick S. Pardee Center for the Study of the Longer-Range Future, Latin American Studies Program, and Initiative on Cities co-sponsored the event “Latin American Urban Experiences: Crisis, Creativity, and Renewal.” Held on April 19, 2014, and organized by Pardee Faculty Fellows Susan Eckstein and Enrique Silva—who is also assistant professor of city planning and urban affairs at MET—the event featured faculty and student panel presentations on life in Latin American cities. Using highway development in Chile as an example, Silva spoke about the ways strategic city planning impacts life in large urban areas. The event concluded with comments from former Boston mayor Thomas Menino, who now serves as co-director of BU’s Initiative on Cities.
On Friday, April 11, Associate Professor and Director of Arts Administration Daniel Ranalli participated in the Harvard Institute for Learning in Retirement series “Fridays @ HILR.” During The Art of Museum Viewing, Ranalli, Harvard Art Museums Director Thomas Lentz, and Boston Globe art critic Sebastian Smee discussed the following questions: Why do people go to museums today? What is the role of the art museum in contemporary culture?