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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 opportunites 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.
Genmac Gender Theory: Foundations & Extensions
June 20th - June 23rd, 2017
The inaugural Genmac Gender Theory: Foundations & Extensions seminar was held at Bentley University (June 20th-June 23rd , 2017) with support from the Valente Center and Bentley University. The workshop leveraged Bentley's hybrid technology to enable an inclusive discourse, allowing attendees and speakers from around the world to join in sessions that explored theoretical foundations of gender, feminist and queer theories and their application across a range of disciplines relative to marketing and consumer behavior. The workshop, organized by professors in the marketing department—Susan Dobshca and Laurel Steinfield—represents a foundational step in the establishment of the Gender and Marketing forum (GENMAC). This forum seeks to support a change orientation within the discipline, to encourage a more critical approach to gender-related scholarship, and to help scholars advance our understanding of gender and intersectionality in the marketplace.