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, November 20, 3:35pm-4:50pm, Lindsay 30. Parmesh Shahani, founder of the Gondrej India Culture Lab, "Creating an Open Source Corporation:  Lessons from the Field.”  Dr. Shahani is editor-at-large for Verve magazine, a World Economic Forum Young Global Leader, a Yale World Fellow, a TED Fellow, a Utrecht University-Impakt Fellow, and author of Gay Bombay: Globalization, Love and (Be)Longing in Contemporary India (Sage, 2008).  His work addresses creativity and innovation as well and gender and queer studies. Co-sponsored by the Global Studies Department, the Gender Studies Program and the Office for Diversity and Inclusion.

 

Monday, December 1, 3:35pm- 4:50pm, Smith 303.  Media and Culture Faculty Work Showcase.  Recent work in multiple media formats will be presented by English and Media Studies faculty members Casey Hayward, Liz LeDoux, Jeff Stern and Val Wang.


 

Humanities Research SeminarDeadline Passed for Proposals

Humanities Seminar Tackles the Challenges of Successful Planning, June 4, 2014

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.

National Endowment for the Humanities Honors Bentley University’s Commitment to Arts & Sciences with $395,000 Challenge Grant to Build Endowment for New Humanities Programming

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.

 


Visiting Scholars

Dr. Sigridur Ingibjorg Ingadottir, Global Studies, Spring 2014


 

Dr. Kristin J. Anderson, Psychology, Fall 2013 
 

                          

Bjorn Machalett, Spring 2013, Natural Sciences                    

James Phelan, Spring 2013, English


                                         

Khedija Arfoui, Fall 2012, Modern Languages