Category: Featured News Post

Smithsonian to Receive Jacques Pépin Menu

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

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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.

See the menu and read the full article at Smithsonian.com.

Best Newspaper Food Coverage

October 9th, 2015 in Featured News Post, Food & Wine, Gastronomy, MET News

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The Boston Globe Food Section staff—led by Globe Food Editor Sheryl Julian—won first place for Best Newspaper Food Coverage, awarded at the annual Association of Food Journalists conference in St. Petersburg, Fla. Julian serves as an instructor in MET’s Certificate Program in the Culinary Arts and Programs in Food & Wine—and has helped launch the food writing careers of many students from the College’s culinary arts and gastronomy programs.

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Fittingly, Chef Pépin takes inaugural Julia Child Award

August 17th, 2015 in Announcements, Faculty News, Featured News Post, Food & Wine, Jacques Pepin, MET News

Fittingly, Chef Pépin takes inaugural Julia Child Award

As public television co-hosts, cookbook co-authors—and co-founders of MET’s master’s program in gastronomy and certificate program in the culinary arts—the names Jacques Pépin (Hon.’11) and Julia Child (Hon.’76) will be forever linked. How appropriate, then, that Chef Pépin be named the first recipient of the award named for his long-time friend and colleague by the Julia Child Foundation for Gastronomy and the Culinary Arts.

Read the Washington Post coverage »

Three New Graduate Offerings in Data Analytics

July 8th, 2015 in Data Analytics, Featured Courses, Featured News Post, MET News, Press Releases, Programs

Three New Graduate Offerings in Data Analytics

“Data scientist” has been dubbed “The Sexiest Job of the 21st Century” by Harvard Business Review. And according to Gartner, Inc., though 4.4. million IT jobs have been created globally to support big data between 2012 and 2015, there remains a shortage of skilled workers—only one-third of the jobs will be filled. To meet this need, Metropolitan College has introduced three new options for studying data analytics at the graduate level. They include:

  • Data Analytics graduate certificate
  • Data Analytics concentration, MS in Computer Information Systems
  • Data Analytics concentration, MS in Computer Science

See the news release »

Alumni Book Profiled on PBS

June 25th, 2015 in Alumni News, City Planning & Urban Affairs, Featured News Post, MET News

Old Earth by Gary GrossmanIn June, Metropolitan College Dean’s Advisory Board member Gary Grossman (MET’75), a graduate of MET’s Urban Affairs program, discussed his new thriller Old Earth on the multiple Emmy Award-winning PBS series Between the Lines with Barry Kibrick.

Old Earth was also featured on Kibrick’s June 19 blog entry “Truth Through Fiction.”

Source: BarryKibrick.com 06.19.15

U.S. News Ranks MET Online Programs among Best for Vets

June 4th, 2015 in Announcements, Featured News Post, MET News

U.S. News Ranks MET Online Programs among Best for Vets

U.S. News & World Report has named several Metropolitan College online graduate programs among the top choices for military veterans and active service members. BU’s top performers and their category rankings: Master of Criminal Justice (#2), Master of Science in Computer Information Systems (#3), and the master’s degree programs in management (#7).

Learn about the rankings »

Source: USNews.com 05.19.15

Commencement Speaker Pépin’s “Recipe for Fulfillment”

May 27th, 2015 in Faculty News, Featured News Post, Jacques Pepin, MET News

Commencement Speaker Pépin’s Recipe for Fulfillment

Jacques Pépin (Hon.’11)—who with Julia Child (Hon.’76) cofounded MET’s MLA in Gastronomy program and Certificate Program in Culinary Arts—inspired graduates at MET’s Commencement. BU Today 05.21.15

Read “Pépin Shares Recipe for Fulfillment” »

Food and Wine Instructor Maiden Wins Top Culinary Award

May 14th, 2015 in Featured News Post, Food & Wine, Gastronomy, MET News, Programs

Food and Wine Instructor Maiden Wins Top Culinary Award

Barry Maiden, food and wine instructor for Metropolitan College, received the coveted James Beard Foundation Award as Best Chef: Northeast for 2015. The ceremony took place in Chicago on May 4. Maiden is chef/proprietor of the Hungry Mother (for which he won the award) and State Park restaurants, both in Cambridge’s Kendall Square. Specializing in Southern-inspired cuisine, he is a frequent contributor to MET’s Seminars in Food and Wine series.

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MET Students Assist Quincy with Coastal Protection Plan

April 30th, 2015 in City Planning & Urban Affairs, Featured News Post, MET News, Programs

City Planning and Urban Affairs

BU Today has reported on the Boston Urban Symposium, the capstone course for students of MET’s City Planning and Urban Affairs master’s programs. This year students collaborated with the Metropolitan Area Planning Council and the City of Quincy to help the city plan for climate change. Their project was also covered in the Quincy Sun and Patriot Ledger.

Read more in BU Today.

BLCS grad takes to the screen to encourage would-be scientists

April 30th, 2015 in Biotechnology & Clinical Research, Featured News Post, MET News, Programs

Biomedical Laboratory & Clinical Sciences

How can you inspire a high school student to pursue a career in science? Share an inspirational story. In a brief video on the PBS Learning Media site, Sandra Bustamonte (MET’10)—who holds a bachelor’s in Biomedical Laboratory & Clinical Sciences (BLCS)—discusses her love for biotech and a few words of encouragement. The BLCS program is offered by Metropolitan College in collaboration with Boston University School of Medicine. Also appearing is Professor of Environmental Health David Sherr, who explains the impressive project (the study of nanoparticles) to which Sandra contributes at BU’s School of Public Health, and the great strides she’s making as a research assistant.

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