How Catholic Symbolism, Mysticism Feeds Horror in Mass Media

Hollywood has a long tradition of drawing inspiration from diverse sources, but according to Dr. Regina Hansen, editor of Giving the Devil His Due: Satan and Cinema, one of the movie industry’s favorite creative wellsprings is the Catholic Church, thanks in large part to the religion’s relationship with the supernatural. Writing for The Conversation, Dr. […]

International Students Get Warm Introduction to Vital American Cultural Institution: S’mores

There’s something of a new annual tradition among the students of American Institutions and Culture (MET MG 545), thanks to BU MET lecturer Jamie Robertson. As part of the course’s primer on American history and culture, its cohort of visiting MET International students have also gotten introduced to a classic, three-pronged sweet treat: s’mores. The […]

Urban Grape’s TJ Douglas Interviewed in Yankee Magazine

On October 28, 2021, TJ Douglas—owner of Boston’s South End wine retailer Urban Grape with his wife and business partner Hadley—was featured in Yankee Magazine’s “Weekends with Yankee Q&A.” In the Q&A, TJ discusses his approach to making wine approachable and accessible to those of us who fall between “connoisseur” and “box wine drinkers.” He […]

For Decade of Service, Associate Professor Canan Gunes Corlu Wins INFORMS Meritorious Award

BU MET Associate Professor Canan Gunes Corlu has been recognized by the leading international association for professionals in operations research and management science, INFORMS, for her decade of exceptional dedication and leadership within the organization. INFORMS President Stephen C. Graves, of MIT’s Sloan School of Management, presented Dr. Corlu with the INFORMS Meritorious Service Award […]

Bold New Horizons Take the Stage at Performing Arts Administration Panel

The theater business never stared down a crisis more dramatic than the 2020 onset of a global pandemic. All across the world, stages went dark for an unscheduled and indeterminate intermission, cheating audiences out of performances they rely on to inspire awe and wonder, and leaving theater managers, along with producers, performers, orchestras, and crew, […]

Finding Supportive Mentors Key to Sustained Career Success in Changing Arts World

Dr. Douglas DeNatale, director of Arts Administration at BU’s Metropolitan College (MET), has good news for those committed to a career in the arts: despite the field’s massive sea changes amid a worldwide pandemic, there are still ample professional opportunities to be had, given the proper guidance. Contributing to USA Today’s Education and Career News […]

MET Cybercrime Investigation Chief Wins National Award for Contribution to Criminology Field

Dr. Kyung-shick Choi, director of Cybercrime Investigation & Cybersecurity (CIC) at Boston University’s Metropolitan College, has won the American Society of Criminology’s Division of Cybercrime’s Outstanding Contribution Award. Nominated by peers from higher education institutions across the country, the award comes in recognition of Dr. Choi’s exceptional commitment to cybercrime investigation mentorship, his vital influence […]