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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.
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.
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.
“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
In 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 & 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).
Source: USNews.com 05.19.15
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.
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.
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.