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MLA Gastronomy Student Michael Floreak Reports on Our Broken Food System

By Student Marketing
May 20th, 2014 in Gastronomy, MET News.

bu-pear-nutritionMichael Floreak, MLA Gastronomy Student and Boston Globe contributor, recently interviewed documentarian Laurie David, the producer of the Academy Award-winning climate change documentary, “An Inconvenient Truth.” This time around, David touches on the American food system, obesity rates, and fitness fads in “Fed Up.” Narrated by Katie Couric, the film is out now.

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Andrew Bacevich, MET’s 2014 Commencement Address Speaker

By Student Marketing
May 16th, 2014 in Announcements, Commencement, Featured News Post, MET News.

Dean ad interim Tanya Zlateva will introduce MET’s 2014 Commencement Speaker:


Dr. Andrew J. Bacevich, chair of international relations, professor of international relations and history; Boston University College of Arts & Sciences.

Andrew J. Bacevich is professor of history and international relations at Boston University.  A graduate of the U. S. Military Academy, he received his Ph.D. in American diplomatic history from Princeton.  He is the author of 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), among other books.

MET’s Enrique Silva Helps Organize BU Pardee Event

By Sam Huntley
April 29th, 2014 in City Planning & Urban Affairs, Discussions, Enrique Silva, Featured News Post, MET News.

14-7687-LONGERRAN-107-e1397754845809Boston University’s Frederick S. Pardee Center for the Study of the Longer-Range Future, Latin American Studies Program, and Initiative on Cities co-sponsored the event “Latin American Urban Experiences: Crisis, Creativity, and Renewal.” Held on April 19, 2014, and organized by Pardee Faculty Fellows Susan Eckstein and Enrique Silva—who is also assistant professor of city planning and urban affairs at MET—the event featured faculty and student panel presentations on life in Latin American cities. Using highway development in Chile as an example, Silva spoke about the ways strategic city planning impacts life in large urban areas. The event concluded with comments from former Boston mayor Thomas Menino, who now serves as co-director of BU’s Initiative on Cities.

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MET Professors Coauthor BU Today Article

By Sam Huntley
April 28th, 2014 in BU Today Features, City Planning & Urban Affairs, Enrique Silva, Eugene Benson, Faculty News, Featured News Post, MET News.


In “POV: Memo to Boston’s Mayor on How to Fight Inequality,” two Metropolitan College faculty members examine how Mayor Marty Walsh can keep his promises to fight inequality in Boston. Enrique R. Silva, assistant professor city planning and urban affairs, and Eugene B. Benson, adjunct professor of city planning and urban affairs at MET and adjunct clinical assistant professor of environmental health at BU’s School of Public Health, examine the mayor’s policies: “There is a lot riding on Marty Walsh’s first term as mayor of Boston…As we look to him for leadership on this dark cloud hanging over an otherwise shining city, the question that needs to be asked is whether the new mayor has the power to reduce inequities in Boston.”

Read the entire article on BU Today.

Arts Administration’s Daniel Ranalli and the Art of Museum Viewing

By Student Marketing
April 16th, 2014 in Arts Administration, Daniel Ranalli, Discussions, Faculty News, Featured News Post, MET News.


On Friday, April 11, Associate Professor and Director of Arts Administration Daniel Ranalli participated in the Harvard Institute for Learning in Retirement series “Fridays @ HILR.” During The Art of Museum Viewing, Ranalli, Harvard Art Museums Director Thomas Lentz, and Boston Globe art critic Sebastian Smee discussed the following questions: Why do people go to museums today? What is the role of the art museum in contemporary culture?