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Online Health Communication Class Wins Innovative Teaching & Learning Award

July 11th, 2017 in Faculty News, Featured News Post, Health Communication, MET News, Press Releases.

Online health communication class wins award

A pair of Boston University Distance Education teaching professionals have been recognized for the success of an innovative new course in the Health Communication program by this year’s Blackboard Catalyst Awards.

Instructor Alane Bearder and Senior Instructional Designer Elena Garofoli are the recipients of the 2017 Blackboard Catalyst Award for Teaching & Learning, bestowed for their work on MET HC 762 Visual Communication in the Digital Health Age, the first course to be developed as part of the Graduate Certificate in Visual & Digital Health Communication program. The award is conferred upon those who have positively impacted the educational experience through the adoption of flexible, distance, and online delivery.

“We’re proud to keep Boston University on the vanguard of higher education for professional health communicators with this, and other innovative learning experiences still ahead,” Health Communication Program Director Leigh Curtin-Wilding said of the award.

Read the full Press Release

Professor Kanabar Receives PMI® “Oscar”

June 29th, 2017 in Faculty News, Featured News Post, MET News, Project Management, Vijay Kanabar.

Professor Kanabar Receives PMI® “Oscar”

Dr. Vijay Kanabar, associate professor and director of project management programs at Boston University’s Metropolitan College, has received the Project Management Institute’s new Teaching Excellence Award.

The PMI® Teaching Excellence Award recognizes and honors an individual faculty member for outstanding teaching practices in project management; it also commends the recipient for a strong commitment to improving and enhancing project management curricula in higher education. “This is the ‘Oscar’ of project management,” asserts Dr. Kanabar’s colleague, Associate Professor Roger D. H. Warburton, academic coordinator for project management programs. The award was presented on June 14, 2017, at the International Research Network on Organizing by Projects (IRNOP) conference, which was hosted by MET and attended by guests from more than 35 countries.

A certified Project Management Professional with expertise in business practices and computer science, Professor Kanabar is recognized as an authority on IT project management, electronic commerce, and information security. As director of MET’s long-running Project Management master’s degree and graduate certificate, he has ensured that MET’s project management programs—which also include an IT Project Management master’s concentration and graduate certificate—represent the vanguard of formalized training in the profession.

“Vijay is the first recipient of this new award, and the competitive field of candidates was drawn from all over the world,” says Dr. Warburton. “No one deserves it more than Vijay.”

>>Watch a video of Vijay receiving the PMI® Teaching Excellence Award.

Center for Professional Education Team Takes Gold in Dragon Boat Race

June 29th, 2017 in BU Today Features, MET News.

Center for Professional Education Team Takes Gold in Dragon Boat Race

A team made up of students and faculty from the Boston University Center for Professional Education Interpreter and Paralegal Studies programs came in first place during their race on the Charles River at the 38th Annual Boston Dragon Boat Festival. The Center for Professional Education sponsored two boats for this year’s Dragon Boat Festival, a multicultural heritage celebration focusing on the Asian-American experience in New England in which thousands gather to share colorful boat races, performances, arts, crafts, and food.

Learn more about the 38th Annual Boston Dragon Boat Festival via their website and in BU Today.

Hanscom AFB Congratulates BU Graduates

June 15th, 2017 in Commencement, J. Gerard Keegan, MET News.

Hanscom AFB Congratulates BU Graduates

Service members enrolled in MET programs on location at Hanscom Air Force Base graduated in a ceremony held on base, May 11, 2017. The Commencement address and diplomas were presented by Dr. Paul Cleary. Also present was Director of Metropolitan College Programs at Hanscom AFB J. Gerard Keegan.

Boston University Moves Up in Global Rankings

June 15th, 2017 in MET News.

Boston University Moves Up in Global Rankings

The latest QS World University Rankings place Boston University at 81 among the world’s top universities—eight spots higher than last year. The annual rankings, conducted by London-based QS, compared more than 950 universities worldwide, distilled from a list of 4,000. Read more in BU Today.