Category: Featured News Post

With a Changing Field, MET Prescribes All-New Visual & Digital Health Communication Certificate

July 6th, 2016 in Featured News Post, Health Communication, MET News, Programs


Storytelling and service delivery in the health care field are changing, and so is the Health Communication program at Metropolitan College. A new online, four-course, 16-credit Graduate Certificate in Visual & Digital Health Communication program has been announced for this fall, designed to prepare students for the evolving health communication landscape, which has been beset by changes that are “fueled largely by technology and our consumer-driven health economy,” according to program director Leigh Curtin-Wilding. Read more about the Visual & Digital Health Communication graduate certificate here.

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Boston University Honored by USDLA for Best Practices in Distance Learning

May 18th, 2016 in Featured News Post, MET News


On May 11, 2016, the United States Distance Learning Association (USDLA) presented Boston University with a 21st Century Award for Best Practices in Distance Learning. Founded as a nonprofit association in 1987, the USDLA is the nation’s leading distance learning organization. The USDLA International Distance Learning Awards are presented annually during the National Conference in St. Louis, Missouri, toacknowledge major accomplishments in distance learning and to highlight those distance learning instructors, programs, and professionals who have achieved and demonstrated extraordinary results through the use of online, videoconferencing, satellite and blended learning delivery technologies.”

Learn more about Boston University’s award-winning online programs.

Speaker Announced for MET Commencement 2016

May 2nd, 2016 in Alumni News, Commencement, Featured News Post, MET News

Ira CohenIra D. Cohen (MET’07) will be the speaker at the 2016 Commencement ceremony for Boston University Metropolitan College. Mr. Cohen is a managing director and board member of Signal Hill Capital, the largest investment-banking firm in the U.S. that focuses on technology, media, and telecom for growth companies.

Respected as one of the foremost experts in merger and acquisitions issues surrounding IT firms, Mr. Cohen is the former managing partner, cofounder, and president of Updata Advisors, Inc., a leading IT boutique investment banking firm. In August 2010, he led the merger of Updata into Signal Hill.

Mr. Cohen, who is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and a Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGMA), has served on the Board of Advisors of Boston University Metropolitan College since 2012 and is a current part-time faculty member in Administrative Sciences at MET. He has a bachelor’s in accounting from the City University of New York–Herbert H. Lehman College of the City University of New York, and earned his master’s in Banking & Financial Services Management online from BU’s Metropolitan College.

U.S. News & World Report Ranks BU Programs in Top 6

January 12th, 2016 in Administrative Sciences, Announcements, Computer Science and Information Technology, Criminal Justice, Featured News Post, MET News, Press Releases

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MET’s online Master of Criminal Justice has been ranked the #1 program of its kind by U.S. News & World Report. The 2016 rankings of Best Online Programs also included MET’s fully online master’s in Computer Information Systems—solid at #3 for the second year running—and master’s degree programs in management, now at the #6 position.

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Hollywood Hit Puts “Spotlight” on Decorated MET Alum

November 24th, 2015 in Featured News Post, MET News


An early Oscar favorite shines light on the award-winning work of one notable Metropolitan College graduate.

Sacha Pfeiffer (MET’94, SED’12) was among the original reporters responsible for the Boston Globe’s 2002 exposé of sexual abuse within the Catholic Church that has been dramatized in the new feature film “Spotlight.” The film tells the story of the seismic original investigation and the real-life journalists that were collectively awarded a Pulitzer Prize for their reporting. Pfeiffer and the rest of that investigative team, including Mike Rezendes (CAS’78), gathered recently for a screening and Q&A arranged as part of the College of Communication’s Cinemathèque series.

Played in “Spotlight” by Rachel McAdams, Pfeiffer, who double-majored in English and History at MET, spoke highly of the film’s verisimilitude. “We were all very impressed with how closely they stayed to what authentically happened,” the current Globe columnist and reporter said.

Read more on “Spotlight” and Pfeiffer in Bostonia.

MET Criminal Justice Professor Provides Policing Insight for WGBH

November 23rd, 2015 in Criminal Justice, Featured News Post, MET News, Shea Cronin


The dynamic between communities and those tasked with policing them has never been under greater scrutiny. In a recent examination of Cambridge police, and the way they have evolved their practices since a high-profile 2009 incident that resulted in the arrest of a highly-regarded Harvard professor, WGBH consulted Dr. Shea Cronin, Metropolitan College assistant professor of criminal justice, for his expertise on the dynamic between law enforcement and those they are sworn to serve and protect.

Read more about Cambridge’s community-minded policing, including
Dr. Cronin’s insights, at WGBH.

Chef Jacques Pépin Delivers “Sharp” Commentary at MET50 Gala

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


“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.

Allston Railyard Development Discussion Trains Attention on Urban Future, Opportunity

November 9th, 2015 in Administrative Sciences, Featured News Post, Ginny Greiman, MET News


BU’s Initiative on Cities held a recent seminar in which Metropolitan College Assistant Professor of Administrative Sciences Virginia Greiman and College of Arts & Sciences Professor of the History of Art & Architecture Daniel Bluestone were joined by representatives from the Boston Redevelopment Authority and the Harvard Graduate School of Design for a forum discussion regarding the unique urban opportunities presented by the Allston railyard near BU’s campus. The sprawling conversation explored the precedent and possibilities of a large-scale project to repurpose the post-industrial space.

Learn more about the event.

Globe Recognizes Award-Winning Chef Jacques Pépin Ahead of MET 50 Gala

October 30th, 2015 in Featured News Post, Food & Wine, Gastronomy, MET News


Three decades ago, acclaimed chef, author, and television personality Jacques Pépin was joined by Julia Child in founding the Boston University Metropolitan College’s master’s program in gastronomy and certificate program in the culinary arts, giving generations’ of prospective hospitality professionals a proven path to career success.

The time has come to return the favor.

This Monday, Nov. 2, on the occasion of both Chef Pépin’s 80th birthday and the Metropolitan College’s 50th anniversary, BU will host A Toast to Innovation, an evening dedicated to celebrating Pépin and the joys of spirits and cuisine. With meals and drinks presented by the finest in the field, amateur foodies and hospitality pros alike will not want to miss this opportunity to spend a night with the food and beverage industry’s crème de la crème .

Read more about Monday’s celebration of Jacques Pépin’s birthday and MET’s 50th anniversary in the Boston Globe.

Smithsonian to Receive Jacques Pépin Menu

October 26th, 2015 in Featured News Post, Food & Wine, MET News


Jacques Pépin (Hon.’11) has donated to the Smithsonian a hand-painted menu that accompanied an intimate meal for Julia Child and 15 lucky guests at Child’s house in Cambridge, Mass., in 2001. Chef Pépin, Jean-Claude Szurdak, and 10 students from BU’s Certificate Program in Culinary Arts prepared the meal in the iconic kitchen essential to Child’s PBS cooking series, including Julia and Jacques Cooking at Home. Weeks later, the kitchen would be relocated to the Smithsonian. Pépin is being honored with the first-ever Julia Child Award, presented to him at the American History Museum on October 22.

Pépin is also guest of honor at MET’s Toast to Innovation, to be held November 2 at BU’s 808 Gallery. Tickets are available here.

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