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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

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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

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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

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Gastronomy Alum Uses Ice Cream to Dish History’s Inside Scoop

Where we see a serving of ice cream, Hannah Spiegelman (MET’20) sees a story. A recent Master of Liberal Arts in Gastronomy graduate, Spiegelman publishes A Sweet History, a blog dedicated to using historical figures as a creative springboard for ice cream flavors—varieties she concocts herself, and showcases with the... More

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Losing a Loved One to COVID-19: MET Lecturer Shares Valuable Lessons

In POV: What My Family and I Learned from Losing Our Mother to COVID-19, published January 25 in BU Today, Arts Administration Lecturer Wendy Swart Grossman draws upon her family’s poignant experience to offer a practical, insightful, and helpful guide to managing the unthinkable. Read the POV article here.

Whether Knitting or Baking, MET Staff Stay Busy During Quarantine

Whether Knitting or Baking, MET Staff Stay Busy During Quarantine

For its many challenges and complications, the 2020 global pandemic has afforded people the benefit of more hours to themselves. With staying busy more important than ever, BU Today investigated what members of the BU community were doing with their newfound time. Katherine Meyer Moran, MET’s director of Alumni Relations... More

Inaugural Winners of MET’s Urban Grape Wine Studies Award Announced

Inaugural Winners of MET’s Urban Grape Wine Studies Award Announced

In June, wine retailers TJ and Hadley Douglas launched the Urban Grape Wine Studies Award for Students of Color, a scholarship designed to nurture professional growth in the field for individuals from communities that have historically been marginalized. In November, Suhayl Ramirez and Amanda Best were named the first two... More

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How Noodles, Pomegranates Feed Culinary New Year Traditions

A recent USA Today story investigating foods traditionally eaten to celebrate the New Year sought the expertise of MET Director of Gastronomy Megan Elias. As Elias explained, in Japanese and Chinese cultures, noodles, given their length, can symbolize long life and good luck. Because of this, noodles are often enjoyed as... More

CIS Alum Sean Donnelly Named to Forbes List for Educational Cybersecurity Work

CIS Alum Sean Donnelly Named to Forbes List for Educational Cybersecurity Work

Sean Donnelly (MET’18), a BU MET Master of Science in Computer Information Systems graduate, was recently named to Forbes’s "30 Under 30" list of entrepreneurs on the rise. The 29-year-old cybersecurity professional was recognized for the contribution to the education space made by his company, Resolvn, which provides clients with... More