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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

Chadwick Fellows 2021–2022

Recipients of the 2021–2022 Chadwick Fellowship are: Shengzhi Zhang As winner of the Chadwick Fellowship, Computer Science Assistant Professor Shengzhi Zhang will build MET’s own computer server with improved Graphic Processing Units (GPUs) to train deep learning models. The benefits will be twofold: first, students will be able to conduct AI security... More

Administrative Sciences Chair Offers Finance Tips for Rookie Investors Featured

Administrative Sciences Chair Offers Finance Tips for Rookie Investors

Dr. Irena Vodenska—professor of finance, director of the MS in Financial Management (MSFM) program, and chair of the Department of Administrative Sciences at BU MET—lent her professional and academic expertise to The Ascent, weighing in with tips for first-time investors, clearing up common misconceptions around stock trading, and providing guidance... More

MET Computer Science and Distance Education Authors Team Up for a Second Book

MET Computer Science and Distance Education Authors Team Up for a Second Book

Hot on the heels of Best Practices for Administering Online Programs (New York: Routledge, 2021), three BU Metropolitan College coauthors have regrouped to produce another book: Winning Online Instruction: A Q&A for Higher Education Faculty (New York: Routledge, 2022) Dr. Dan Hillman, associate director of instructional design for BU MET’s Office... More

BU MET Gastronomy Director Megan Elias Guests on the BBC’s The Food Chain Featured

BU MET Gastronomy Director Megan Elias Guests on the BBC’s The Food Chain

Dr. Megan Elias, associate professor of the practice and director of MET’s Gastronomy programs, was a featured guest on the BBC podcast The Food Chain. In the episode “The Recipe Collectors,” released March 3, 2022, Dr. Elias—a cultural historian who collects recipes—joins fellow preservationists from Ghana and India to dig... More

Arts Administration Students Team with Nonprofit on Capital Campaign Development

Arts Administration Students Team with Nonprofit on Capital Campaign Development

Students in the BU Metropolitan College Arts Administration course Capital Campaigns (MET AR 711) are getting valuable hands-on experience working with the nonprofit Manship Artist Residency + Studios (MARS) to develop an anticipated capital campaign to further MARS’ historic preservation efforts. The course, led by fundraising expert Mary Doorley Simboski, More

Cultivating Trust, Transparency the Key to Ethical Fundraising, Lecturer Says Featured

Cultivating Trust, Transparency the Key to Ethical Fundraising, Lecturer Says

As managing director of a leading fundraising and social impact consulting firm, lecturer Mary Doorley-Simboski understands how vital it is to maintain total integrity in nonprofit development, especially given the ongoing concern of donor skepticism. As she teaches in her course, Capital Campaigns (MET AR 711), a core component to... More

Professor Shea Cronin Quoted in New Bedford Light Article on Police Data Mix-up - Featured

Professor Shea Cronin Quoted in New Bedford Light Article on Police Data Mix-up

Dr. Shea Cronin, assistant professor of criminal justice and associate chair of the Department of Applied Social Sciences at BU’s Metropolitan College, was quoted in a March 9, 2022, article published by the New Bedford Light. The article, “New Bedford police submit inaccurate data to state agency reviewing officer misconduct,”... More

MET Alum Donda Mullis Makes Inaugural Forbes List

MET Alum Donda Mullis Makes Inaugural Forbes List

Focusing solely on women, the inaugural Forbes “50 over 50” list includes names such as Vice President Kamala Harris, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Congresswoman Liz Cheney, actor Catherine O’Hara (Schitt’s Creek, Beetlejuice, Home Alone), Emmy-nominated TV creator Shonda Rhimes (Scandal, Bridgerton), and Miami Marlins General Manager Kim Ng. Keeping them... More