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Hockey Team Keeps MET Torch Alive at PyeongChang Olympics

February 9th, 2018 in Alumni News, BU Today Features, Events, Featured News Post, MET News.

Hockey Team Keeps MET Torch Alive at PyeongChang Olympics

Boston University’s Metropolitan College is well represented at this year’s Winter Olympics in PyeongChang, South Korea, as hockey defenseman Matt Gilroy (MET’09) is suiting up for Team USA.

Gilroy, who earned his Bachelor of Science in Management Studies at MET, earned the 2009 Hobey Baker Award as the best player in college hockey after leading the Terriers to the 2008–2009 NCAA championship, and was named to the BU Athletic Hall of Fame last summer.

Read more about Team USA’s BU connections in BU Today.

MET Master of Wine Examines Chianti’s Natural History at Museum

February 5th, 2018 in Faculty News, Food & Wine, MET News, Programs, William Nesto.

MET Master of Wine Examines Chianti’s Natural History at Museum

As a recognized Master of Wine, William Nesto is one of the world’s foremost experts on wine appreciation and history. An instructor in the Wine Studies certificate program offered by MET’s Programs in Food & Wine, Nesto and his wife Frances Di Savino co-authored Chianti Classico: The Search for Tuscany’s Noblest Wine, which charts the couple’s journey to Italy in pursuit of learning everything they can about the storied wine region and its beloved Chianti variety.

Nesto and Di Savino were recently invited to the Harvard Museum of Natural History to lead a discussion regarding their historical and cultural findings. Watch a video of the lecture here.

Arts Administration Teachers Examine Intersection of Commerce, Social Impact

January 23rd, 2018 in Arts Administration, Faculty News, MET News, Programs.

Arts Administration Teachers Examine Intersection of Commerce, Social Impact

Jeannette Guillemin and Wendy Swart Grossman—who co-designed MET AR 789 Cultural Entrepreneurship, an elective in the MET Master of Science in Arts Administration program—have authored an article that explores the role corporate and university resources can play in creating social impact-minded art. In the December 2017 volume of Social Innovations Journal, the College of Fine Arts faculty members and MET instructors explain that business, collegiate, and artistic institutions can flourish through collaboration, and the way they have seen that potential realized here at Boston University.

“Arts and culture will continue to serve as a valuable strategic partner in Boston,” Swart Grossman and Guillemin, an alum of the Arts Administration master’s program, write. “And universities can lead the way of linking disparate partners to work together toward positive social change.”

Read more in Social Innovations Journal.

 

MET Supply Chain Program Meets Industry Needs

January 12th, 2018 in Canan Gunes Corlu, Faculty News, Featured News Post, John Sullivan, MET News, Programs.

MET Supply Chain Program Meets Industry Needs

As the trade of goods throughout the world evolves, thanks to shifting markets and technologies, so too do the professional opportunities. A recent report from MHI/Deloitte surveyed 1,100 supply chain and manufacturing leaders, and 63 percent said the biggest challenge they face is hiring and retaining a skilled workforce able to take advantage of the landscape’s emerging technology. In an interview featured in Fortune magazine, Associate Professor John Sullivan, who serves as chair of the MET Department of Administrative Sciences, expressed his belief that the field only stands to become more essential to the health of enterprises. “Supply chain management in most industries is going to be a critical component to survival, because if you have any disruption in your supply chain, you die,” he said.

Assistant Professor Canan Gunes Corlu, who teaches as part of the Master of Science in Supply Chain Management degree program, added that MET’s supply chain curriculum qualifies its graduates to meet these needs. “The commitment is to provide our students with knowledge and skills in the areas of highest demand by the industry,” she said

Read more here.

Team of City Planning Students & Alums Win International Innovation Prize

January 12th, 2018 in Alumni News, City Planning & Urban Affairs, MET News.

Team of City Planning Students & Alums Win International Innovation Prize

A team of Metropolitan College Master of City Planning and Master of Urban Affairs students and alumni were crowned victors at the prestigious 2017 IXL Innovation Olympics, which sees graduate students from around the world compete to creatively solve sponsor-presented challenges.

Graduates Alejandro Delgado (MBA, MUA ’17), David Valecillos (MCP ’14), and Luis Quintanilla (MBA, MCP ’17), as well as current students Ruben Ceron (MUA ’18) and Diego Lomelli (MCP ’18) were all named winners for the plan they devised to develop a business innovation district for the Government of Atlántico in Colombia, and awarded a $4,000 prize for their efforts. The 8-week global consulting competition is co-sponsored by IXL Center and the nonprofit Global Innovation Management Institute.

Learn more about the team’s victory here.