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MET Arts Administration Director Joins Cultural Conversation at NYU

May 13th, 2016 in MET News.


Lanfranco Aceti, director of Metropolitan College’s Arts Administration program, visited New York University earlier this year to participate in a public forum discussion regarding the increasingly conflicted relationship between citizens and state hierarchies as a result of modern financial and social upheaval.

Read more about the event, entitled “Cut Loose: On the Far Side of Post-Democracies and Post-Citizens,” on MET’s Arts Administration website.

MET Student Memorializes Holocaust Victims

May 13th, 2016 in MET News.


In observance of Holocaust Remembrance Day, Metropolitan College student Lea Benarousse participated in a public reading of the names of victims—a moment which was captured as part of BU Today’s Close Up photo-series.

Visit BU Today for more.

Chef “Egg-splains” Lessons Learned from Julia Child at BU

May 6th, 2016 in Food & Wine, Gastronomy, MET News.


Iconic chef, author, and television personality Julia Child, who co-founded the Metropolitan College programs in both Culinary Arts and Gastronomy, inspired countless epicures to try their hand at French-style cooking. In the Boston Globe, famed Boston chef and restaurateur Gordon Hamersley (CGS’71, SED’74) recalls being recruited by Child (Hon.’76) to teach a class of BU students the proper technique in preparing the perfect French omelet, making note of her signature, high-energy mentorship techniques.

Read Hamersley’s recollection of Child, and his lesson on that perfect omelet, in the Boston Globe.

Speaker Announced for MET Commencement 2016

May 2nd, 2016 in Alumni News, Commencement, Featured News Post, MET News.

Ira CohenIra D. Cohen (MET’07) will be the speaker at the 2016 Commencement ceremony for Boston University Metropolitan College. Mr. Cohen is a managing director and board member of Signal Hill Capital, the largest investment-banking firm in the U.S. that focuses on technology, media, and telecom for growth companies.

Respected as one of the foremost experts in merger and acquisitions issues surrounding IT firms, Mr. Cohen is the former managing partner, cofounder, and president of Updata Advisors, Inc., a leading IT boutique investment banking firm. In August 2010, he led the merger of Updata into Signal Hill.

Mr. Cohen, who is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and a Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGMA), has served on the Board of Advisors of Boston University Metropolitan College since 2012 and is a current part-time faculty member in Administrative Sciences at MET. He has a bachelor’s in accounting from the City University of New York–Herbert H. Lehman College of the City University of New York, and earned his master’s in Banking & Financial Services Management online from BU’s Metropolitan College.

CPE Program Head Discusses Value of Court Interpreters

April 6th, 2016 in Faculty News, MET News.


For legal interpreters, nearly every day is their day in court. Michael O’Laughlin, director of the interpreting certificate program at BU’s Center for Professional Education, was recently quoted in the Boston Herald championing the value of court interpreters.

Along with legal interpretation, the Center for Professional Education offers certificate programs in community and medical interpreting.

Read O’Laughlin’s remarks in the Boston Herald.