Jeanne & Dan Valente Center for Arts and Sciences
Welcome to the Jeanne and Dan Valente Center for Arts and Sciences at Bentley. The center’s mission is to help make the arts and sciences a vital, integral and challenging aspect of undergraduate and graduate education at Bentley. The center promotes research and teaching in the disciplines and at the intersection of arts, sciences and business. The center, through its programs, promotes individual scholarship while encouraging cross-disciplinary discussion and research.
Upcoming Events: Fall 2014
Thursday, September 11, 4:30-6:30pm, Faculty Dining Room. New Faculty Reception. Sponsored by the Dean of Arts and Sciences, Dean of Business, and the Valente Center
Wednesday, September 17, 5:00-6:15pm, La Cava 375 A/B. Siva Vaidhyanathan, Robertson Professor in Media Studies and Chair, Department of Media Studies, University of Virginia. is Dr. Vaidhyanathan is the author of The Googlization of Everything (2011), The Anarchist in the Library (2004), and Copyrights and Copywrongs (2001). His research focuses on digital media, media policy, copyright, and technology.
Monday, September 22, 3:35pm-4:50pm, AAC 254. Working Seminar with Courtney Cole, Assistant Professor of Communication, Newbury College, “Storying Self and Society in the Aftermath of Mass Violence: Theorizing a Narrative Transitional Justice.” Dr. Cole’s research focuses on transnational justice and the role of communication in the aftermath of mass violence.
Tuesday, September 30th, 6pm, Wilder Pavilion. International Film Series: Miss Sarajevo (U.S./Ireland/Bosnia and Herzegovina, 1995, 33 minutes). Filmmaker Bill Carter will be in attendance and lead a discussion after the screening; the film will begin at 6:30pm following a reception with the filmmaker.
Humanities Research Seminar, Deadline Passed for Proposals
All modern institutions plan, but what does it take to avoid glitches and develop an effective plan? Scholars participating in Bentley University’s Humanities Research Seminar will look through a multidisciplinary lens at the logistics and logic behind planning. Slated to launch this fall with support from a National Endowment for the Humanities Challenge Grant, the unique initiative opens the door for collaboration among a diverse group of faculty and graduate students from top institutions.
Recognizing Bentley University’s innovative approach to business education by infusing it with a strong liberal arts focus, the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) awarded a $395,000 Challenge Grant to the institution to build an endowment for innovative humanities programming, a rare honor for a business school. The funds will be released proportionate to the required match raised by the university over a five and a half year grant period.
The international speakers who visit Bentley each year do more than bridge countries and cultures. They share direct knowledge of people and events that many of us have only read about, while also serving to inspire.
Purposeful Platform - Select link to read of those who bridged, shared and inspired on campus this past fall. All were sponsored by the Valente Center for Arts and Sciences.
Dr. Sigridur Ingibjorg Ingadottir, Global Studies, Spring 2014
Bjorn Machalett, Spring 2013, Natural Sciences
James Phelan, Spring 2013, English
Khedija Arfoui, Fall 2012, Modern Languages