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.
Excellence in Scholarship
Gesa Kirsch, PhD, from the Department of English and Media Studies, won the 2013 Bentley University Award for Excellence in Scholarship.
Professor Kirsch is an eminent scholar in rhetoric and writing studies with an active and distinguished research record. She has made, and continues to make, a substantial impact in her field as a leading scholar. Professor Kirsch has authored, co-authored and co-edited eight books with major university presses and published more than thirty journal articles and book chapters. Her work has a strong interdisciplinary readership and is required reading in many doctoral programs across the country. Her original research and thought leadership has resulted in numerous awards in her field. She has given more than 25 national and international invited lectures, key-notes and seminars.
A colleague at another university notes, Professor Kirsch has an international reputation for her wide-ranging research in feminist composition studies, and a distinguished history of groundbreaking publications as well as national professional leadership.
Therefore, in recognition of her contributions to both Bentley and her field of research, we are pleased to award Gesa Kirsch the 2013 Excellence in Scholarship Award.
Thursday, 4/18/13: Working Seminar with Leonid Trofimov, History Department, "Mission Impossible? The First Postwar Soviet Propaganda Campaign, April-June 1946,"
Wednesday, 4/17/13 6:30pm, The Black Maria Film Festival with Festival Director John Columbus, April 17th, at 6:30pm in Wilder Pavilion
Thursday, 4/11/13 Faculty Seminar with James Phelan, "Why Does Rhetorical Narratology Matter?"
Wednesday, 4/10/13 Visiting Scholar James Phelan, "Beyond Story and Discourse: The Ethics and Rhetoric of Narrative Communication,"
Wednesday, 4/10/13 Panel and Discussion, "The Role of the Arts in Management Education"
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.
Lynn Arenella, Associate Professor of Natural and Applied Sciences
Jane Griffin, Assistant Professor of Modern Languages
Dominique Haughton, Professor of Mathematical Sciences
Leonid Trofimov, Lecturer of History
Bjorn Machalett, Spring 2013, Natural Sciences James Phelan, Spring 2013, English
Khedija Arfoui, Fall 2012, Modern Languages