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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.
Spring 2015 Valente Center for Arts and Sciences Event Calendar
Monday, March 2, 2015, 6:30pm, Wilder Pavilion. International Film Series: The Black Maria Film Festival, presented by Festival Director Jane Steuerwald. For 32 years, the festival has been fulfilling its mission to advocate, exhibit, and reward cutting edge works from national and international independent film and videomakers. A reception will precede the screening at 6pm.
Monday, March 9 - 13, 2015 Spring Break
Tuesday, March 17, 2015, 9:55am, LaCava 325ABC. Kimani Paul-Emile, Associate Professor of Law at Fordham University, “Beyond Title VII: Rethinking Race, Ex-Offender Status and Employment Discrimination in the Information Age.” Professor Paul-Emile teaches and researches in the areas of law and biomedical ethics, health law, drug policy, and legislation and regulation. Co-sponsored with the Department of Law, Taxation, and Financial Planning.
Thursday, March 19, 2015, 7:00pm, Wilder Pavilion. Panel Discussion on Whose Voice Gets Heard?: Economic Inequality and Political Participation in the U.S., co-sponsored with the League of Women Voters of Massachusetts and the Office of the President.
Tuesday, March 24, 2015, 6:30pm, Wilder Pavilion. International Film Series: Screening of Slumdog Millionaire (Danny Boyle, 2008, 120 minutes).
Humanities Fellows 2014-15
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. Alison Jaggar, Philosophy, Spring 2015
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