Savoir Faire

A few highlights of recent faculty and staff honors, grants, presentations, and publications.

In March 2013, “Sermons from the Mount,” a paper by Assistant Dean for Business Development Ruth Ann Murray (SED’94, GRS’98, GRS’12), was accepted by The Dublin Seminar for New England Folklife. Murray was one of 17 presenters at the Seminar’s June conference, Foodways in the Northeast II. The seminars are offered in conjunction with Historic Deerfield, Massachusetts.

Enrique Silva, assistant professor of Urban Affairs and City Planning, is co-principal investigator on the Madison Park Efficiency Project in Roxbury, Mass., which in March 2013 received a grant of $85,000 from Wells Fargo. The study on energy use in lowincome, urban housing is a collaboration between Boston University’s College of Arts & Sciences, School of Management, College of Engineering, and MET. Silva also serves as lead principal investigator on the Mirebalais Planning Initiative (MPI) in Haiti, a project that is fully funded by a $150,000 grant from the Kellogg Foundation

In April, Pamela Hay, an instructor in MET’s Center for Professional Education program in Professional Investigation and a retired special agent with the United States Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), was interviewed by FOX 25 on Judge Richard Sterns’ removal from the Whitey Bulger case. She had previously worked on the Bulger case with the DEA.

Bill Nesto, Master of Wine (MW) and senior lecturer in MET’s Gastronomy and Food, Wine & the Arts programs, has coauthored The World of Sicilian Wine with his wife, Frances Di Savino. Published by the University of California Press, the book provides wine lovers with a comprehensive understanding of Sicilian wine, from its ancient roots to its modern evolution.

Assistant Professor of Gastronomy Rachel Black was quoted in Time Magazine in January, in reference to a new supermarket in central Rome called Eataly: “It’s the nostalgic memory of the market but still in the controlled environment of a supermarket.”

“Juror Perceptions of the Legitimacy of Legal Authorities and Decision Making in Criminal Cases,” a paper coauthored by Shea Cronin, assistant professor of criminal justice, was accepted for publication in Law & Social Inquiry.

Associate Professor of Administrative Sciences Barry Unger is coauthor of “Fractal- Based Wideband Invisibility Cloak,” to be published in Fractals.