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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

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. The panelists are Noah Berger, Executive Director of the Massachusetts Budget and Policy Center; Kay Schlozman, the J. Joseph Moakley Professor of Political Science at Boston College; and Katherine Levine Einstein, Assistant Professor of Political Science at Boston University.

Juliet Gainsborough, Associate Professor of Political Science and Associate Dean of Arts and Sciences at Bentley University, will moderate the panel, and Dan Everett, Dean of Arts and Sciences at Bentley University, will make introductory remarks.

Tuesday, March 24, 2015, 6:30pm, Wilder Pavilion.  International Film Series: Screening of Slumdog Millionaire (Danny Boyle, 2008, 120 minutes).

Friday, March 27, 2015 9:30am-12:30pm, LaCava 325ABC. American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS) Workshop.  Meet Matthew Goldfeder, Director of Fellowships, learn about different fellowship opportunities, and hear from former fellows and reviewers.

Humanities Fellows 2014-15

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.

Purposeful Platform

 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. Read more

Visiting Scholars

Dr. Alison Jaggar, Philosophy, Spring 2015

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