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The Jeanne & Dan Valente Center for Arts & Sciences


Fusion of the Arts & Sciences


The Valente Center is 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 offer opportunites for students and faculty such as fellowships, seminars, and research opportunities. Read why business students more than ever need an education integrated with liberal-arts classes to be better prepared for the fast changing world.

Coming Up:


2017-2018 Research Programs Announced!


The 2017-2018 Valente Center Undergraduate (UG) Research Fellowship is soliciting applications for paid undergraduate research fellowships for students to pursue an arts and sciences-focused research project for AY 2017-18. Hours are flexible and should average five hours per week (up to 120 hours over the academic year) with an hourly wage of $12. Research fellowships include periodic milestones to track progress and culminate in a written paper, manuscript, conference presentation, or other deliverable in May 2018, which must include a poster or oral presentation at the spring Undergraduate Research Conference. Fellows must also attend enrichment events such as the undergraduate research “boot camp” in the beginning of the academic year (Friday afternoon, September 29, details TBA). The deadline to apply is September 8, 2017 and all documents must be submitted in asingle email to Valente Center Director, Prof. Dave Szymanski ( For more details on how to apply and more information about the fellowship, please look here!

The 2017-2018 Valente Center Undergraduate (UG) Student Research Assistantship are looking for faculty mentors! The goal of the assistantship is to provide motivated Bentley undergraduates with meaningful research experiences alongside faculty mentors.  Faculty benefit from student contributions as they work exclusively on research project(s) outlined by faculty members in their applications. Undergraduate research can take many forms, but in general, it teaches research practice as a form of experiential learning. Therefore the work of student research assistants should reflect the scholarly environment of the university; research assistantships are not work-study positions. In some cases, undergraduate research assistants may work in research teams, but they are not “shared” among faculty members, as is the case with some departmental work-study students. An proposal must be emailed to Dave Szymanski ( by Friday, August 25, 2017.For more details on how to apply and more information about the fellowship, please look here!

Check out the Valente Center Undergraduate Research Programs! Details for these programs can be found here or on the "Undergraduate Research" tab on the left side of the page! Contact Valente Center Prof. Dave Szymanski ( for more information!