Academic Events

2012

MET Colloquium

MLA in Gastronomy Lecture Series in Food Studies

Around the Italian Table – a roundtable discussion of Contemporary Food Ethnography in Italy

Carole Counihan, Visiting Professor of Gastronomy, Rachel Black, Assistant Professor of Gastronomy and Valeria Siniscalchi, Associate Professor of Anthropology, EHESS
Monday, November 12, 6 PM, SHA Auditorium

MET Colloquium

MLA in Gastronomy Lecture Series in Food Studies

Writing Food History – A Conversation

Kyri Claflin, Lecturer in Gastronomy, and co-author of Writing Food History: A Global Perspective
Monday, November 5, 5 PM, Fuller 109

MET Colloquium

MLA in Gastronomy Lecture Series in Food Studies

Neurogastronomy: What is it, and why does it matter?

Gordon Shepard, Professor of Neurobiology, Yale University and author of Neurogastronomy
Wednesday, October 24, 6 PM, SHA Auditorium

MET Colloquium

MLA in Gastronomy Lecture Series in Food Studies

Can Food Save Washington? Inventing Terroir for the Nation’s Capital

Warren Belasco, Visiting Professor of Gastronomy
Monday, September 17, 6 PM, SHA Auditorium

MET Colloquium

BU MET Research Colloquium on Innovative Teaching
Hosted by the Department of Administrative Sciences

Wednesday, April 25, 2012, 1-2 pm

808 Commonwealth Ave, Room 109 or online at http://bu.adobeconnect.com/metadminsciencesresearchcolloquium/

Topics:  Innovative Teaching – business simulations and team/group learning
Panelists:  Dr. Kanabar (team/group learning: Project Management), Dr. Zlatev (business simulations and team/group learning)

Colloquium Format:

  • Discussion rules: 10 minutes introduction to a topic by a panelist; 10 minutes discussion to each of the topics; discussions will be moderated by the panelists.
  • All research colloquiums will be recorded; archives will be available for review through links from the home page of BU MET Department of Administrative Sciences
  • The colloquiums are open to the public and can be joined via an internet connection provided from the home page of BU MET Department of Administrative Sciences
  • Extensive documentation for selected topics will be posted in advance on the shared server of the Department of Administrative Sciences (name & password protected)

2011

BU & MET Colloquium

Stop: Think: Connect
Cyber Citizen Forum – University Focus

November 16, 2011
8 St. Mary’s Street, Photonics Building, Room 206

Join

  • Rear Admiral Michael A. Brown, Director, Cybersecurity Coordination
  • Leading cyber security researchers and educators from New England
  • Representatives from the Departments of Homeland Security and Defense

for presentations and discussions on

  • Careers in Cyber Security
  • Cyber Risks, Cyber Protection & Living in an Interconnected World

Hosted by Boston University’s Center for Reliable Information Systems and Cyber Security (RISCS at http://www.bu.edu/riscs/ ) and the Hariri Institute for Computing and Computational Science & Engineering (HIC at http://www.bu.edu/hic/ )

MET Authors’ Reception

Honoring Joseph Boskin, John Day and Stuart Jacobs
Thursday, October 27th, 4:30-6:30 pm
808 Commonwealth Avenue, Room 109

Corporal Boskin’s Cold Cold War: A Comical Journey
By Joseph Boskin
Syracuse University Press, September, 2011

Patterns in Network Architecture: A Return to Fundamentals
By John Day
Pearson Education, January, 2008

Engineering Information Security: The Application of Systems Engineering Concepts to Achieve Information Assurance
By Stuart Jacobs
Wiley-IEEE Press, July, 2011

2010

MET Colloquium

City Planning/Urban Affairs Lecture Series: Boston Symposium

“Broadband Infrastructure: Connecting Cities Around the World and Alleviating the ‘Digital Divide’”
Monday, April 5, 6pm
928 Commonwealth Avenue (SHA Building), Room 110

Speakers

  • Judith Dumont, Director, Massachusetts Broadband Institute
  • William Oates, Chief Information Officer, City Of Boston
  • Nigel Jacob, Co-Chair, Mayor’s Office of New Urban Mechanics
  • Filippo Dal Fiore, Research Affiliate, M.I.T. Senseable City Lab

Description

The third panel will discuss the Federal Communications Commission proposed 10-year plan that will re-imagine the nation’s media and technology priorities by establishing high-speed Internet as the country’s dominant communication network. The panel will compare the many parallels between the lack of high-speed internet activity to those who went without electricity during the Industrial Revolution. Discussions will involve the importance of high-speed internet and its role in the competitive global market.

Ms. Judith Dumont is a Boston University Alumni and the Director of the Massachusetts Broadband Institute (MBI), an agency working to bridge the digital divide and deliver affordable, reliable, high speed Internet service to every community in the Commonwealth by 2011. Mrs. Dumont has over 20 years of management experience, including more than 17 years in the wireless telecommunications industry.

Mr. William Oates has been Boston’s Chief Information Officer since his appointment in 2006 by Mayor Thomas Menino. Prior to this appointment, Mr. Oates was the Sr. Vice President and Chief Information Officer of Starwood Hotels and Resorts, Worldwide, Inc. and brought over 20 years of information technology experience to the city of Boston. In his capacity at Starwood, he had global responsibility for the performance of the company’s information technology systems and led dramatic change and improvements in IT services.

Mr. Nigel Jacob is the Co-Chair of Mayor Menino’s Office of New Urban Mechanics and the mayor’s senior adviser on emerging technologies. Rooted in Mayor Menino’s belief that citizens are the best civic entrepreneurs, Mr. Jacob has continuously integrated emerging technologies to streamline the municipal processes and enhance the connection between the city’s residents and City Hall. Most recently, Mr. Jacob has assisted in the creation of the iPhone application that allows residents to alert City Hall of potholes, graffiti, broken street lights and other public problems through the use of global positioning function on their cell phones.

Mr. Filippo Dal Fiore is a Research Affiliate at M.I.T.’s Senseable City Lab. Mr. Dal Fiore assisted in the creation of ‘The Charter of Florence’, a best practice document which contains guidelines for the implementation of wireless infrastructure in digitally disadvantaged areas. The Charter is the product of the evaluation of current practices worldwide, and leverages the proceedings of the international conference “The Wireless City” held in Florence, Italy, in May 2006. The Charter of Florence was also presented to the Italian Minister for Technology and Innovation on 11 September 2006.

MET Colloquium

City Planning/Urban Affairs Lecture Series: Boston Symposium

“Waterfront Place-Making Through Infrastructure”
Monday, March 22 6pm
928 Commonwealth Avenue (SHA Building), Room 110

Speakers

  • Cliff Gayley, Principal, William Rawn Associates (WRA), Architects, Inc.
  • Warren F. Schwartz, FAIA, founding partner of Schwartz/Silver Architects
  • Christina Lanzl, Project Manager of the Urban Arts Institute at Massachusetts College of Art and Design

Description

The theme of the 2010 Symposium is “Infrastructure: the 21st Century Challenge for Cities and Citizens,” an in-depth and pro-active exploration into the issues, challenges and opportunities generated by the relationship between infrastructure networks, urbanization, economics, development, and politics.

This capstone course will feature four weekly panels of guest lecturers chosen by students based on their research topic, all culminating in presentations of UA/CP student research.

The first panel will discuss the critical nature of infrastructure as it relates to the success of waterfront development areas such as Boston’s Seaport District. The lecture will include presentations by authorities in disciplines including, but not limited to, place-making and the connective importance of public spaces, the role of civic architecture and street and pedestrian grids as community infrastructure and the importance of reworking existing infrastructure to make key linkages.

To this end, we are proud to host three practitioners that are advancing the planning field:

Warren F. Schwartz, FAIA, A founding partner of Schwartz/Silver Architects, was the project designer for the firm’s most honored projects including MIT’s Rotch Library and the Shaw Center for the Arts. He is actively involved in professional and civic organizations

Christina Lanzl, Project Manager of the Urban Arts Institute at Massachusetts College of Art and Design. Extensive experience with place-making through the use of public art.

Clifford V. Gayley, AIA, LEED AP, is a principal of William Rawn Associates, Architects, Inc., of Boston since 1989. The company has developed a national reputation for the design of a range of major public buildings, cultural facilities, and college and university projects.

2009

MET Colloquium

City Planning/Urban Affairs Lecture Series

“Politics in Boston: Reflections on the 2009 City of Boston Mayoral and Council Elections”
Wednesday, December 2, 6 p.m.
928 Commonwealth Avenue (SHA Building), Room 110

Speakers

Description

The 2009 City of Boston mayoral and council elections were touted as historic–an unprecedented run for a fifth mayoral term and the most diverse list of candidates for the Boston City Council. Another reason this 2009 election made history: two of the candidates for the At-Large Council seats have direct ties to the Boston University Programs in City Planning and Urban Affairs.

The final session of The Edge will be a “fireside chat”-style discussion with BU MUA student, Tómas González, and BU MUA Alum, Andrew Kenneally. González and Kenneally will discuss their personal journey and thoughts on running for City Council, as well as provide us with their insights into Boston politics in retrospect and as we look to the future.

This is an opportunity to learn first-hand the reasons that inspire people to run for public office, how campaigns are run, and what it means to jump into the political game in Boston. The candidates’ campaign staff will also be present to discuss the race from their perspective

MET Colloquium

City Planning/Urban Affairs Lecture Series

Live video conference with Michael Reynolds, founder of Earthship Biotecture and subject of the movie Garbage Warriors
Tuesday, November 19, 6 p.m.
928 Commonwealth Avenue (SHA Building), Room 110

MET Colloquium

MLA in Gastronomy Lecture Series in Food Studies

“Feast or Pharmacy? Meeting Micronutrient Needs with Local Foods”
Ellen Messer, Visiting Professor of Gastronomy, Boston University
Tuesday, November 3, 6 p.m.
808 Commonwealth Avenue, Room 117

MET Colloquium

City Planning/Urban Affairs Lecture Series

“Panel on Coastal Management, Disaster Planning and the Environment”
Enrique Silva, Assistant Professor of Urban Affairs and City Planning, Boston University
Tuesday, October 20, 6 p.m.
928 Commonwealth Avenue (SHA Building), Room 110

MET Colloquium

MLA in Gastronomy Lecture Series in Food Studies

“Chinese Cuisine and Banqueting from Antiquity through the Eighteenth-Century: Qianlong Emperor to the Present”
Joanna Waley-Cohen, Professor of History at New York University, and Merry White, Professor of Anthropology at Boston University
Monday, October 5, 6–8 p.m.
808 Commonwealth Avenue, Room 117

MET Colloquium

MLA in Gastronomy Lecture Series in Food Studies

“Give Because It Multiplies: Mexicanas, Food, and Power in the San Luis Valley of Colorado”
Carole M. Counihan, Professor of Anthropology, Millersville University; co-editor-in-chief, Food and Foodways
Friday, October 2, 6 p.m.
808 Commonwealth Avenue, Room 117

MET Colloquium

MLA in Gastronomy Lecture Series in Food Studies

“The Ethics of Eating: Can a Clean Plate Save the Planet?”
Warren Belasco, Visiting Professor of Gastronomy, Boston University
Friday, September 25, 6 p.m.
808 Commonwealth Avenue, Room 117

MET Conference

Project Management in Practice Conference
May 18, 2009

Photonics Center, 8 St. Mary’s Street

International Conference

International Conference on Food Styling and Photography
June 13–15, 2009

MET and CAS Computer Science Department Colloquium

Louis Pouzin
‘The Internet—Coming of Age”
Thursday May 7, 2009, at 5 p.m.
BU School of Management

595 Commonwealth Avenue, Room 304

Abstract:
Louis Pouzin is one of the pioneers of computer communications. He invented the concept of datagrams—connectionless communication—as the foundation for modern networking. As the director of the Cyclades project at the Institut de Recherche d’Informatique et d’Automatique (IRIA) in France in the 1970s, he designed and directed the development of the Cyclades network, the first to use datagrams and the concept of end-to-end protocols, later adopted by the Internet.

The lecture will present an overview of the current state of the Internet and the critical issues that may affect its future, such as Internet governance, control of critical resources, addressing issues, and business applicability of the current Internet platform. It will also address the effectiveness of the network, which was primarily developed based on technical expertise, in a multi-polar world, where politics, language, culture, and religion have to be integrated, and will also provide some hints about the possible future of the Internet.

MET Colloquium

Educational Technology Research Series
Thursday, April 30, 2009, Noon
808 Commonwealth Avenue, PC Lab 3

Abstract:
At our fourth seminar, we will continue to explore how different tools and technologies can be used in different course-delivery formats, with a particular emphasis on eLive/blended program support. Dr. Swapna Kumar from BU’s School of Education accepted our invitation to present her research on online discussions—strategies, learning objectives, formats, etc.—as well as effective methods of combining both online and classroom discussions in blended courses.

To continue with our webcasting pilot, we will be webcasting this presentation on http://met-meet.bu.edu, and providing our remote attendees with the opportunity to submit their questions during the presentation, so these questions can be answered together with questions from faculty attending in person. If you are unable to attend in person, please send a request to met-research@bu.edu to reserve your virtual seat.

After the presentation, we will share with you our progress in developing a mobile automated appliance that simplifies creation of online multimedia content from the convenience of your office/home. As you know, MET IT currently offers a fully automated and fully supported video recording service in MET PC Labs. Responding to faculty requests, we are designing the new, easy-to-use appliance to provide you with a mobile option that offers similar levels of automation and “hides” all complexities related to processing, loading, and hosting your content. We are looking forward to your continuous feedback on this project.

MET Colloquium

Educational Technology Research Series
Thursday, January 22, 2009, Noon
808 Commonwealth Avenue, PC Lab 3

Abstract:
At the third MET Technology Research seminar, Dr. David Whittier from BU’s School of Education will present his latest research and discuss results of a survey he recently conducted on various teaching methods used both in classrooms and online environments, and faculty satisfaction and enthusiasm in using these methods. The objective of this presentation and the follow-up work is to figure out the right blending strategy for the MET eLive initiative.

The “technology menu” for this seminar will include webcasting. To respond to several requests received by the Educational Technology Research office, a lightweight webcasting capability will be piloted for everybody who cannot attend the seminar in person.

2008

MET Colloquium

Educational Technology Research Series
Thursday, November 13, 2008, Noon
808 Commonwealth Avenue, PC Lab 3

Abstract:
Making Sense of Synchronous and Asynchronous Video Collaboration Options

At the second MET Technology Research seminar we will continue exploring various video collaboration technologies, discuss their value in meeting educational objectives, as well as best practices and support requirements to ensure effective use of technology. In the first hour, Dr. Carla Romney will use our Echo 360 station to record a short fragment, which will be followed by a discussion of how this technology can be used to record lectures or short discussions (e.g. discussions of homework assignments to be included in online course materials). We will continue with a synchronous video bridge with University of Washington to learn about their experience with several collaboration technologies and how these technologies help to support their teaching and research efforts, both nationally and internationally. As always, our seminars are planned as very interactive sessions, so have your questions ready.

MET Authors’ Reception

Honoring Vijay Kanabar and Roger Warburton
Friday, October 10, 2008
808 Commonwealth Avenue, Room 117

MBA Fundamentals: Project Management
By Vijay Kanabar and Roger Warburton
Kaplan Publishing, September, 2008

MET Colloquium

Educational Technology Research Series
Thursday, October 2, 2008
808 Commonwealth Avenue, PC Lab 3

MET Colloquium

How Can the Study of Gastronomy Influence Public Food Policy?
Dr. Warren Belasco
September 12, 2008
808 Commonwealth Avenue, Room 117
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MET Colloquium

Meals and Manners in Black and White: Race and Etiquette at Table
Talk by Alice Julier
July 30, 2008
808 Commonwealth Avenue, Room 117
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International Conference

The Colloquium for Information Systems Security Education
June 2–4, 2008
Dallas, Texas
CISSE Website

Meet leading experts from government, academia, and industry to discuss the latest trends in information assurance research, education, and funding. Share program ideas with representatives from the national centers of academic excellence in information assurance.

MET Conference

Project Management in Practice Conference
May 22–23, 2008

MET Colloquium

Educational Technologies Research at MET: Emerging Technologies and Pilot Programs
Leo Burstein, Kip Becker, and Tanya Zlateva
March 21, 2008
808 Commonwealth Avenue, Room 117
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MET Colloquium

Innovation at MET
Dean Jay Halfond
October 11, 2007

Abstract:
Dean Halfond examined the evolution of some newer MET programs—usually developed in response to specific needs, but occasionally arising from an off-hand comment or indirectly related issue. Ultimately, several successful programs have been serendipitous by-products of other planned endeavors. Reflecting on lessons learned, the dean discussed principles that have allowed MET to remain agile and that will support continued innovation. Download the presentation.

2007

International Conference

International Conference on Food Styling and Photography
June 1–3, 2007

MET & CET Colloquium

Podcasting for Departments and Courses Using Boston University on iTunes U
Vijay Kanabar and Kip Becker
April 26, 2007

This workshop provided an overview of the Apple iPod iTunes U experience and how Boston University is organizing to be an iTunes U member. We discussed the efforts of the Administrative Sciences Department to set up courses in iTunes U that can be downloaded to iPods. We also provided a short tutorial on how departments and individual faculty members can use iPod technology, and demonstrate related software products.

MET Colloquium

Offering Intensive International Courses in MET
Dan Ranalli
February 22, 2007
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Dan Ranalli, director of the Arts Administration program, discussed how his department has developed intensive courses and curricula that are offered abroad. The Arts Administration program has offered courses in Cuba, London, and Barcelona over the past several years.

2006

MET Inaugural Symposium

Technology Course Enhancement
October 30, 2006

International Conference

Joint Association for the Study of Food in Society (ASFS) &
Agriculture, Food, and Human Values Society (AFHVS) Conference
June 7–11, 2006