Category: Administrative Sciences
At 92 years young, Tamar Frankel has seen plenty of change take its time. Hired as BU’s first female law professor in 1963, she continues to instruct to this day, and co-teaches MET AD 678 Financial Regulation and Ethics with MET Associate Professor of Administrative Sciences Irena Vodenska. Frankel played a key role in the advancement of the fiduciary rule, a U.S. Department of Labor regulation which stipulates that financial advisors must act in the best interests of retirement clients. The Trump administration has delayed implementation of the rule, but Frankel believes it will endure. “What the rule has done is sown the seed, and the longer it takes the better off we are, because what we must change is the culture and the habits in the financial industry,” she told the Wall Street Journal. “Habits don’t change in one day. It takes time.”
Read more in the Wall Street Journal.
MET Associate Professor John D. Sullivan says that managing the cost of health care and wellness faces a crossroads, and that the most remedying route is early action.
Dr. Sullivan, who chairs MET’s Department of Administrative Sciences and specializes in health care policy and finance, rebutted a recent op-ed relating to organ donation and transplants in the Boston Globe, writing that well-intentioned incentive programs can often lead to unintended consequences, where “the poor. . . ultimately pay the price.”
Read more of Dr. Sullivan’s perspective in the Boston Globe.
Few know more about the challenges that accompany sprawling mega-projects than Metropolitan College Assistant Professor Virginia Greiman, who served as deputy chief legal counsel and risk manager on Boston’s years-long $15 billion Big Dig, and currently lends her significant expertise in grand-scale project coordination to MET’s Administrative Sciences faculty and students.
With Rhode Island facing down an ambitious highway overhaul of its own—one that has drawn comparisons to the Big Dig—the Associated Press caught up with Professor Greiman, who assessed that the Ocean State’s interstate effort is likely to be “a heckuva lot easier” than was Boston’s.
Read more at the Bellingham Herald.
Daniel Miele (MET’00) has been named a 2016 Five Star Wealth Manager, an honor awarded to those financial advisors that exhibit excellence in their field and meet requisite criteria which includes objective assessments of client retention rates, client assets administered, and a favorable regulatory and complaint history. Miele, an alumnus of Metropolitan College’s Administrative Studies program, serves as a financial advisor with Centinel Financial Group, LLC in Marshfield, Massachusetts. The recognition, which comes from the independent experts at Five Star Professional, was announced in the pages of Boston Magazine’s February issue.
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.
Continuing education serves a key role for universities seeking to adapt to the evolving professional landscape, according to former MET dean and current Professor of the Practice Jay Halfond.
In an interview with The evoLLLution about challenges facing the higher education leadership of today, Halfond advocates for the importance of foundational learning like liberal arts studies, and for schools like Metropolitan College, which serve as the vital outreach arm of many universities.
“Continuing educators are in a unique position to bring greater student access to their institutions—by enhancing the generational, geographic, ethnic, international, and socio-economic mix of students,” he says.
Read more of Professor Halfond’s insights into the evolving educational landscape in The evoLLLution.
Dr. Canan Gunes Corlu, a MET assistant professor in the Department of Administrative Sciences and faculty coordinator to the Applied Business Analytics programs, authored a paper that has been accepted for publication in a highly prestigious scientific journal.
Dr. Corlu’s paper, “Empirical Distributions of Daily Equity Index Returns: A Comparison,” will see publication in the pages of Expert Systems with Applications, which is rated as the top journal in the field of Artificial Intelligence by Google Scholar.
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.
“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.
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.