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, September 11, 4:30-6:30pm, Faculty Dining Room. New Faculty Reception.  Sponsored by the Dean of Arts and Sciences, Dean of Business, and the Valente Center

Wednesday, September 17, 5:00-6:15pm, La Cava 375 A/B. Siva Vaidhyanathan, Robertson
Professor in Media Studies and Chair, Department of Media Studies, University of Virginia. is Dr. Vaidhyanathan is the author of The Googlization of Everything (2011), The Anarchist in the Library (2004), and Copyrights and Copywrongs (2001). His research focuses on digital media, media policy, copyright, and technology.
 


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. 
 


Professor Gesa Kirsch’s Scholarly Work on Feminist Rhetoric Receives Outstanding Book Award


 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