In Inspiring Visit to BU, National Endowment for the Arts Chair Champions Impact of Creative Community Engagement and Arts Administration

How does one go about measuring the value of art, and how does that inform the way we seek to build just and equitable communities? National Endowment for the Arts Chair Maria Rosario Jackson joined the Arts Administration for a guest lecture that spoke being purpose-driven when advancing the arts.

Rewarding Excellence—MET Hosts Virtual Award Ceremony

Each year at Commencement, Boston University’s Metropolitan College presents Awards of Excellence to undergraduate and graduate students, part-time faculty, and distinguished alumni. Though this year’s Commencement was postponed until May 2021, a virtual ceremony was held over Zoom on Thursday, October 1, 2020 for the presentation of the awards. “On-campus activities and courses this past […]

City Planning & Urban Affairs Scholars Join City’s ‘Imagine Boston 2030’ Discussion

“Imagine Boston 2030”—the City of Boston’s first comprehensive, city-wide planning project in more than 50 years—is a campaign that evidences the vital roles City Planning & Urban Affairs play in preparing for the future. To mark its kickoff, Boston University’s Initiative on Cities held a “Sharing Visions, Shaping Cities” seminar. The panel was moderated by […]

MET to Host Global Cybersecurity Meet-Up

Information security has become a principal strategic concern of governments around the world, and with leading graduate programs in cybercrime investigation and cybersecurity offered at MET, BU has been selected to host the 11th International Conference on Cyber Warfare and Security. The conference, which unites academics, specialists, and officials from around the globe, will be […]

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Art Management and Fundraising in the Age of Economic Crises and Social Networks

by Lanfranco Aceti Tuesday, March 31, 2015 at 2:00-3:00 p.m. 808 Commonwealth Avenue, Room 109 The complexity of the contemporary social and economic crises has created a new scenario in which networks, audiences and their behaviors become assets to be cultivated, harvested and sold. What are the challenges that artists, curators, producers and institutions face […]

Planning for Urban Resilience: Housing and Education for Vulnerable Communities

With Dr. Shomon Shamsuddin Thursday, February 26 at 2:30 PM 808 Commonwealth Avenue, Room 264 (Lab 1) Shomon Shamsuddin is a National Poverty Fellow at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. His research explores how institutions define social problems and develop policies to address urban inequality. His work focuses […]

The Rise of a “New Style Cuisine” in 19th Century Istanbul: A Historical Analysis of Ottoman Cookbooks

By Dr. Özge Samancı Friday, February 27 at 10:30 AM 808 Commonwealth Avenue, Room 121 Dr. Özge Samancı is Assistant Professor of food History in the Gastronomy and Culinary Arts Bachelor Degree program in the Faculty of Fine Arts, Yeditepe University in Istanbul, Turkey. She holds a PhD in history and Civilizations from the Ecole […]

Advocacy in Action: Understanding the influence of advocacy organizations on local affordable housing policy in the U.S.

By Anaid Yerena Monday February 23, 2015 at 2:30pm 808 Commonwealth Avenue, Room 109 Anaid is an architect, planner, and researcher who investigates public participation processes and activities related to housing and community development. Her research has a strong community-based component that provides knowledge to advocate for and empower disenfranchised groups. As an undergraduate at […]