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The definitive English-language book on Sicilian Wine

MET Wine Studies instructor and Master of Wine Bill Nesto coauthored The World of Sicilian Wine (UC Press, March 2013) with his wife Frances Di Savino. The book has received many positive reviews, including a recent one in the quarterly The World of Fine Wine (issue 43), which calls it... More


Culinary Legend Jacques Pépin Prepares for Final TV Series

Jacques Pépin, cofounder with Julia Child of MET’s Certificate Program in the Culinary Arts and MLA in Gastronomy, recently discussed his last scheduled cooking series (the 26-episode Jacques Pépin: Heart and Soul, scheduled to air in October 2015 on KQED Public Television), and his plans for the future as he... More


MET Faculty Receives Fulbright Scholarship

Dr. Beth Bennett, adjunct lecturer of English at Metropolitan College, was awarded a Fulbright scholarship to teach for nine months in the English Department at the University of Ghana. Bennett will teach African American literature and writing, undertake research in Accra and other sites in the country, and retrace the... More

Home Economics Historian Elias Weighs in Amid Betty Crocker Controversy

Home Economics Historian Elias Weighs in Amid Betty Crocker Controversy

When the Boston Globe investigated a new marketing initiative by Betty Crocker, purportedly designed to encourage women in STEM fields by reconceiving of the kitchen as a home for culinary experimentation, it brought new scrutiny to archaic ideas about gender roles and the kitchen. As the author of “Stir It... More

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With ‘Special’ Ice Cream, Gastronomy Alum Blazes Trail in Frozen Edibles

The Massachusetts cannabis industry is about to get sweeter. David Yusefzadeh (MET’18), a graduate of BU MET’s MLA in Gastronomy program, is the force behind Cloud Creamery, a newly licensed, Framingham-based business specializing in high-end, cannabis-infused, frozen delights. When Yusefzadeh, an experienced chef, initially surveyed the budding cannabis industry, he noticed... More

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Securing Forbes’s Honor Another Goal Met for CIS Alum Sean Donnelly

Being named to Forbes magazine’s prestigious “30 Under 30” list of industrialists on the rise wasn’t just an honor for Resolvn founder Sean Donnelly (MET’18); it was an ambition. For the successes of the modular cybersecurity training firm he launched the year he graduated, Donnelly, 29, has been recognized as one of... More

Could Neanderthals Speak? Science Supports Argument, Adjunct Professor Says

Could Neanderthals Speak? Science Supports Argument, Adjunct Professor Says

Whether or not homo sapiens’ evolutionary cousins, the Neanderthals, possessed and utilized verbal language is an ongoing debate in the scientific community. What answers we have can be found via the converging fields of neuroscience, linguistics, primatology, and paleoanthropology—which happen to be the academic specialization of Dr. Andrey G. Vyshedskiy. Vyshedskiy—who... More

Alum Credits ‘Arts World’ Foundation in Advocacy Leadership

Triple Terrier Ben Hires (CAS’00, STH’03, MET’08) was recently saluted by Bostonia as a BU alumni “Opening Doors” for future generations. As CEO of the Boston Chinatown Neighborhood Center (BCNC), the largest Asian immigrant multiservice organization in Greater Boston, Hires today provides direct community support through efforts designed to make... More