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The Jeanne & Dan Valente Center for Arts & Sciences

Welcome to the Valente Center for Arts & Sciences at Bentley University!

We are 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 work closely with both students and faculty through fellowships, seminars, research opportunities and so much more! To get involved or for more information, please browse our site, contact us, or stop by and visit us in Adamian Academic Center (AAC) 247. We look forward to working with you.

--The Valente Center Team

Valente Center Announcements

Valente Center Visting Scholar - Spring 2016

The Valente Center for Arts & Sciences is pleased to welcome our Spring 2016 Visiting Scholar, Maestro Patrick Botti, the Music Director and founder of the Waltham Symphony Orchestra. 

Botti is a scholar of both performance and musicology, having studied acoustics, conducted many orchestras, and performed with major international classical musicians such as Yo-Yo Ma and Frederick Moyer. As our distinguished visiting scholar, he will contribute his expertise to the Bentley community through his lecture, "Conductor, Researcher, Entrepreneur: Pathways through Music, Science, and Business."

The Valente Center is now accepting applications for our Undergraduate Research Fellowship for the 2016-2017 academic year! 
For more information, please visit our "Student Research Assistantships" tab located under "Student Opportunities."

Humanities Research Seminar

The 2016-2017 Valente Center’s Humanities Research Seminar is exploring ways to address gender-related career barriers. The participants’ primary research fields are in gender studies, social psychology, organizational behavior, marketing and entrepreneurship. Legal and global studies views will also be incorporated with guest speakers.

The plan is to use different perspectives to produce a comprehensive model or roadmap, so to speak, for change. The separate sections of a book the group is creating will present different aspects of the roadmap. The interplay of environment (societal expectations, economy, etc.) and individual attitudes and behavior are a common theme throughout the book. They are the cogs that move the engine of change through time toward gender equality in the workplace. Thus, combining humanities approaches with the realities of organizations and business produces actionable solutions that are more likely accepted and implemented.


Coordinator of the Valente Humanities Seminar 2016 – 2017 is Susan Adams, Professor and Chair, Management, Bentley University.
Coordinator of the Valente Humanities Seminar 2015 - 2016 was Joni Seager, Professor and Chair, Global Studies, Bentley University