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The Jeanne & Dan Valente Center for Arts & Sciences

Fusion of the Arts & Sciences

The Valente Center is dedicated to fusing the arts & sciences into the educational, scholarly, and cultural life of Bentley University. We host a variety of campus-wide programs aimed at supporting Bentley’s core mission through diverse and creative A&S-related research, teaching, and learning. We offer opportunities for students and faculty such as fellowships, seminars, and research opportunities.

Read why business students more than ever need an education integrated with liberal-arts classes to be better prepared for the fast changing world.


Coming Up:

The Valente Distinguished Visiting Scholar, Dr. Michael Mann: The Hockey Stick and the Climate Wars: The Battle Continues

Thursday, November 16
5:00 pm in Koumantzelis (38 Lindsay Hall)

Dr. Michael Mann is a Distinguished Professor of Meteorology and Director of the Earth System Science Center at The Pennsylvania State University. This lecture is a public lecture in that all can attend.




News: Spring 2018 Valente Center Undergraduate Fellows Seminar Announced!

The Spring 2018 theme is "Exploring Human Morality" and will be lead Bentley faculty  Elizabeth Brown, Cynthia Clark, Joannes (Hans) Eijmberts, and Christian Rubio. The primary texts for this course will be To Kill a Mockingbird and Go Set a Watchman by Harper Lee. Major topics that may emerge from the readings will revolve around themes of the dangers of utilitarianism and rationalism. The seminar meets Tuesdays from 11:00am to 1:50pm. The Valente Center provides lunch and covers the cost of all books as well as the cost of trips to local cultural events and/or dinners as selected by students and faculty.

For more information about the Valente Seminar, please email Dave Szymanski as or look here.


Valente Undergraduate Research Fellow of the Week 2017-2018

Victoria Consolini
Disparities in Access to Quality Dental Care
Victoria is a senior majoring in Managerial Economics. Upon graduation, she will be pursuing a career in the healthcare industry. Victoria hopes to one day to start her own business.



Given Bentley University’s mission to educate ethical and socially responsible organizational leaders via impactful knowledge within and across business and the arts and sciences, we created the Bentley Alliance for Ethics and Social Responsibility (BAESR) in 2003. The role of the BAESR is to amplify and extend the work of the autonomous centers and initiatives on campus, supporting and encouraging greater awareness of, respect for, and commitment to ethics, service, social responsibility and sustainability in our research, curricula and campus culture. The Valente Center for Arts & Sciences is proud to be a partner in the Alliance.