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Learning from Boston’s Top Cop

By Sam Huntley
July 29th, 2014 in BU Today Features, Criminal Justice, Featured News Post, MET News.

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A BU Today series examining the building blocks of education at BU recently profiled Boston Police Commissioner William Evans, who is teaching MET’s criminal justice course Policing in a Democratic Society. Evans, who this year received a Roger Deveau Part-Time Faculty Award for Excellence in Teaching, is spending six hours a week this summer in a BU classroom—passing on practical knowledge gained from his 31 years with the Boston Police.

With his class running until 9 p.m. on Mondays and Wednesdays, those days are grueling for a man who rises at 4:30 in the morning. But Evans says that he enjoys teaching and the chance it provides him to impart the class’s key lesson: police perform a multi-textured role in a democratic society—not just as enforcers of public security, but as social workers and political scientists balancing the law with individual freedoms.

Read more on BU Today.

Student of Health Communication Awarded Scholarship

By Jesse Dugas
July 28th, 2014 in MET News, Scholarship.

Angela Hasemann, RD, CSP

MET congratulates student Angela Hasemann, RD, CSP, who received the Fuschia Lucille Johnson Memorial Scholarship from the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Foundation. Hasemann, who is earning her master’s in Health Communication online, is an outpatient pediatric dietitian for the Children’s Fitness Clinic at University of Virginia Children’s Hospital.

The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Foundation awards scholarships each year to registered dietitians (RDs) and dietetic technicians registered (DTRs) pursuing advanced degrees.

MET Online Course Wins Catalyst Award with Distinction

By Jesse Dugas
July 18th, 2014 in Anatoly Temkin, Computer Science and Information Technology, Faculty News, Featured News Post, MET News, Press Releases, Programs.

Blackboard Catalyst Award Winner

Blackboard’s Catalyst Award, Director’s Choice for Courses with Distinction, was given to Associate Professor and Chair of Computer Science Anatoly Temkin and Senior Instructional Designer Dan Hillman for Quantitative Methods for Information Systems, a core course in MET’s online master’s in Computer Information Systems.
As defined by Blackboard, the Catalyst Award “honors those who push the boundaries of their educational programs and technology in order to deliver innovative and effective learning experiences.” This is the fourth Catalyst Award BU has received from Blackboard since 2011.

Dr. David Hillman
Read the press release.

MET Commencement 2014 and Speaker Dr. Bacevich

By Sam Huntley
June 25th, 2014 in Commencement, Featured News Post, MET News.

On Saturday, May 17, 2014, this year’s class of MET graduates received their diplomas. While the students are now moving on to the next steps in their lives, we won’t forget the great strides they made here at MET or how they’ve enriched this university.

Dean ad interim Tanya Zlateva introduced Commencement 2014 Speaker Andrew Bacevich, who spoke about his own daughter’s graduation and the struggles she encountered—a relatable tale for every graduate in the room. A professor of history and international relations at Boston University, Andrew J. Bacevich is a graduate of the U. S. Military Academy and received his Ph.D. in American diplomatic history from Princeton. He is the author of several books, including Breach of Trust: How Americans Failed Their Soldiers and Their Country (2013); Washington Rules: America’s Path to Permanent War (2010), The Limits of Power: The End of American Exceptionalism (2008), and The New American Militarism: How Americans Are Seduced by War (2005). He is also a frequent columnist on American diplomatic policy and has appeared on TV shows, such as on The Colbert Report.

Watch the Commencement 2014 Address below.

Sandy Block on Why Restaurant Wine Sales are Slow—and How They can Recover

By Student Marketing
June 23rd, 2014 in Food & Wine, MET News.

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At a recent conference, Masters of Wine and Vice President of Beverage Operations at Legal Sea Food Sandy Block revealed insights into why on-premises wine sales have fallen.  “Customers don’t just want to eat and drink; they want to be entertained,” he said. “And cocktails and draft beer are more entertaining to them than wine.”

In order for wineries to lure millennial patrons, Block offered this advice: “You need to better communicate that wine is authentic. It comes from the earth, is natural, and has human connections. You need to convey what’s behind the drink to the wait staff. Wineries need to tell their stories. Don’t talk about technology.”  Block also revealed which wines are doing better than others; for instance Sauvignon Blanc sales are up 33%. Read more here.