Category: Announcements

MET Night is Friday, January 27 at Agganis Arena

January 18th, 2017 in Alumni News, Announcements, Events, Faculty News, MET News

MET Night is Friday, January 27 at Agganis Arena
Join us as the BU Terriers take on the Merrimack Warriors.
5 p.m. / Pre-game Reception – Friends of Hockey Lounge
7:30 p.m. / Men’s Ice Hockey

U.S. News & World Report Ranks BU Programs in Top 6

January 12th, 2016 in Administrative Sciences, Announcements, Computer Science and Information Technology, Criminal Justice, Featured News Post, MET News, Press Releases

US News Criminal Justice 2016 US News Grad Computer Information Technology 2016 US News Grad Business 2016

MET’s online Master of Criminal Justice has been ranked the #1 program of its kind by U.S. News & World Report. The 2016 rankings of Best Online Programs also included MET’s fully online master’s in Computer Information Systems—solid at #3 for the second year running—and master’s degree programs in management, now at the #6 position.

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Fittingly, Chef Pépin takes inaugural Julia Child Award

August 17th, 2015 in Announcements, Faculty News, Featured News Post, Food & Wine, Jacques Pepin, MET News

Fittingly, Chef Pépin takes inaugural Julia Child Award

As public television co-hosts, cookbook co-authors—and co-founders of MET’s master’s program in gastronomy and certificate program in the culinary arts—the names Jacques Pépin (Hon.’11) and Julia Child (Hon.’76) will be forever linked. How appropriate, then, that Chef Pépin be named the first recipient of the award named for his long-time friend and colleague by the Julia Child Foundation for Gastronomy and the Culinary Arts.

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U.S. News Ranks MET Online Programs among Best for Vets

June 4th, 2015 in Announcements, Featured News Post, MET News

U.S. News Ranks MET Online Programs among Best for Vets

U.S. News & World Report has named several Metropolitan College online graduate programs among the top choices for military veterans and active service members. BU’s top performers and their category rankings: Master of Criminal Justice (#2), Master of Science in Computer Information Systems (#3), and the master’s degree programs in management (#7).

Learn about the rankings »

Source: 05.19.15

Dr. Stephen Leybourne Appointed to Journal Editorial Board

May 27th, 2015 in Administrative Sciences, Announcements, Faculty News, MET News, Steve Leybourne

Dr. Stephen Leybourne Appointed to Journal Editorial Board

Assistant Professor of Administrative Sciences Stephen Leybourne was appointed to the editorial board of the Journal of Organizational Project Management. UTS Press 05.2015

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Jacques Pépin to Address MET’s 2015 Graduates

May 15th, 2015 in Announcements, Commencement, Faculty News, Jacques Pepin, MET News

Jacques Pépin to Address MET’s 2015 Graduates

During MET’s Commencement Ceremony on Saturday, May 16, Dean ad interim Tanya Zlateva will introduce MET’s 2015 Commencement Speaker, Jacques Pépin.

The acclaimed chef, author, and television personality is a legend in the cooking world, and at BU’s Metropolitan College. In collaboration with French cooking guru and television personality Julia Child, Chef Pépin was responsible for cofounding the Master of Liberal Arts in Gastronomy program at MET, and the Certificate Program in Culinary Arts, offered through MET’s Programs in Food & Wine. A part-time faculty member at MET since 1983, Pépin has taught hundreds of BU students. He has additionally drawn over ten thousand residents of greater Boston to the University by hosting informal seminars, demonstrations, discussions, and special cooking events through MET’s Lifelong Learning programs.

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Biomed Program Wins Life Sciences Grant

April 6th, 2015 in Announcements, Biotechnology & Clinical Research, Faculty News, Featured News Post, MET News, Programs

Biomed Program Wins Life Sciences Grant

BU’s Biomedical Laboratory and Clinical Sciences (BLCS) Program, which is offered jointly by MET and the School of Medicine, has received $180,000 in funding from the Massachusetts Life Sciences Center (MLSC) “to enhance the quality of the training and the competencies of the students.” In accepting the award, Assistant Professor Constance Phillips, director of the program, thanked the center for enhancing laboratory offerings “to students who will help keep Massachusetts strong in the life sciences.”

The money will go toward essential lab equipment, and the implementation of an electronic laboratory information and management system. This award was part of $17 million in funding for life sciences-related capital projects announced by MLCS on March 18.

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BU’s Own Potter Palmer Named Food & Wine Director

March 9th, 2015 in Announcements, Food & Wine, Gastronomy, MET News

BU’s Own Potter Palmer Named Food & Wine Director

Potter Palmer, formerly a lecturer in MET’s Master of Liberal Arts (MLA) in Gastronomy Program, has been appointed director of Food & Wine Experiential Programs. But his Boston University roots run even deeper: he’s a graduate of both the MLA program and our own Certificate Program in Culinary Arts.

As Associate Dean for Academic Affairs Lou Chitkushev points out, Dr. Palmer’s blend of technological, educational, and culinary skills makes him well suited “for exploring new directions and digital learning opportunities for these acclaimed BU programs, and for bringing them to the next level.“

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Andrew Bacevich, MET’s 2014 Commencement Address Speaker

May 16th, 2014 in Announcements, Commencement, Featured News Post, MET News

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

Andrew J. Bacevich

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.

Free Forum—Regionalism: a Global Perspective

November 8th, 2013 in Announcements, City Planning & Urban Affairs, Events, Faculty News, MET News

The-Edge-11.19.13 This month’s presentation is titled Regionalism: a Global Perspective, and will focus on how regions formed across the world, as well as the challenges faced in those areas. Specifically, this talk will compare the urbanization of both the Boston-metro area and China.

Tuesday, November 19, 2013
6 – 8 p.m.
871 Commonwealth Avenue, Room 129

About the speakers:
Author and planner Dr. James C. O’Connell of the Northeast Regional Office of the National Park Service, will speak. His most recent book is The Hub’s Metropolis: Greater Boston’s Suburban Development from Railroad Suburbs to Smart Growth.

Assistant Professor at MIT’s Department of Urban Studies and Planning, Dr. Jinhua Zhao, will also present. His most recent project examines the interaction between governmental policy making and the public’s behavioral response in the context of China’s urban development.