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Events and Activities Calendar

 

SPRING 2017:

Monday, January 23

International Film Series: Spotlight (U.S./Canada, 2015, 128 min)

6:30 pm

Wilder Pavilion

Cosponsored with the Global Studies Department, the English and Media Studies Department, the Bentley Library, the Office of Diversity and Inclusion, and the Media and Culture Labs and Studio.

 

Tuesday, January 31

Public Policy in the Trump Administration, Panel Discussion with Professors Rob DeLeo (GLS), Marianne Kulow (LTFP), Aaron Jackson (EC), João Resende-Santos (GLS), and moderated by Professor and Associate Dean Juliette Gainsborough.

2:00-3:20 pm

Koumantzelis Auditorium

Cosponsored with the Division of Student Affairs, the Student Government Association, and the Graduate Student Association.

 

Monday, February 6

Juliette Kayyem, Harvard Kennedy School of Government, Director of the Homeland Security Project, former Assistant Secretary for Intergovernmental Affairs at the Department of Homeland Security and Gov. Deval Patrick’s homeland security advisor.

5:00 pm (with reception to follow in the Dandes Room, third floor of Adamian)

Wilder Pavilion

Cosponsored with the League of Women Voters of Massachusetts.

 

Wednesday, February 8

Tyrone Parker, Alliance of Concerned Men of Washington, D.C.

6:30 pm

Wilder Pavilion

Cosponsored with the Office of Sustainability and the Office of Diversity and Inclusion.

 

Wednesday, February 8

Author Talking and Reading, "Inspiration and Story Seeds"

6:30-8:00pm with reception to follow

LaCava 325AB

Sponsored by the Creative Writers Forum (EMS)

 

Tuesday, February 21

International Film Series: Last Chance (Canada, 2012, 92 min)

6:30 pm

Wilder Pavilion

Cosponsored with the Global Studies Department, the English and Media Studies Department, the Bentley Library, the Office of Diversity and Inclusion, and the Media and Culture Labs and Studio.

 

Wednesday, March 1

Whiteness Project presented by Bentley Brave

5:00 pm

EDR

The Whiteness Project explores millennial’s views on race and identity. Join the film maker, Whitney Dow, to see the video series and share your perspective with the director. Opportunities to offer questions and reflections will also be available through interactive media.

Co-Sponsored by the Office of Diversity & Inclusion, the Valente Center, The Equity Center, The Multicultural Center, The Office of Sustainability, The Residential Center

 

Monday, March 27

International Film Series: Tickling Giants (U.S./Egypt, 2016, 111 min)

6:30 pm

Wilder Pavilion

Cosponsored with the Global Studies Department, the English and Media Studies Department, the Bentley Library, the Office of Diversity and Inclusion, and the Media and Culture Labs and Studio.

 

Thursday, April 6

Public Lecture by Sharif Mowlabocus: The 'Mastery' of the Swipe: Smartphones and Precarity in a Culture of Narcissism

5:00-6:20 pm

LaCava 325 AB

 

Tuesday, April 18

International Film Series in Collaboration with the Sustainability Film Series: Carretera Cartonera [Cardboard Highway] (Italy/Latin America, 2016, 37 min plus discussion)

6:00 pm

Wilder Pavilion

Cosponsored with the Global Studies Department, the English and Media Studies Department, the Bentley Library, the Office of Diversity and Inclusion, and the Media and Culture Labs and Studio.

 

Thursday, April 20

Designing Moral Dilemmas to Address Social Justice in Contemporary Gaming by Dr. Kishonna Gray

2:00-3:20

LaCava 325 AB

 

Thursday, April 20

Race, Gender, & Toxicity in Video Gaming Culture by Dr. Kishonna Gray

5:00-6:20

LaCava 325 ABC

 

Saturday, April 22

TEDx BentleyU: Legacy. Speakers will be announced.

Time: TBD

Wilder Pavilion

 

Wednesday, May 3

Annual Valente Center Book Party

Celebrate colleagues who have published a book during the past year.

3:30-5:30 pm

La Cava, Faculty Staff Dining Room

Co-sponsored by the Offices of the Dean of Arts and Sciences and the Dean of Business.

 

FALL 2016:

Wednesday, September 14
International Film Series: Street Fight  (2005-U.S.-83 min.)
6:30 pm
Wilder Pavilion
Collaboration with the Sustainability Film Series and cosponsored with Global Studies, English and Media Studies, the Bentley Library, the Office of Diversity and Inclusion, and the Media and Culture Labs & Studio. #BentleyBrave


Wednesday, September 21
New Faculty Reception & Pub Night!

4:30-6:30 pm
Faculty Staff Dining Room
Food and drink provided. Hosted jointly with the Dean of Arts & Sciences and the Dean of Business.
 

Monday, September 26 – Friday, September 30
Valente Center Distinguished Visiting Scholar, Natalia Voutova, Head of Office of Council of Europe in Yerevan, Republic of Armenia.


Tuesday, October 4
A Conversation with Author, Filmmaker, and Activist Bill Carter
2:00-3:00 pm
SMI 114
Cosponsored with Global Studies and Natural and Applied Sciences.
 

Tuesday, October 4
International Film Series: No (2012-Chile/France/Mexico-118 min.)
6:45 pm
Wilder Pavilion
Cosponsored with Global Studies, English and Media Studies, the Bentley Library, the Office of Diversity and Inclusion, and the Media and Culture Labs & Studio.


Thursday, October 6
Screening of the Documentary Film Tested, followed by a Conversation with Writer, Producer, and Director, Curtis Chin
5:00 pm
Koumantzelis Auditorium (38 Lindsay Hall)
Cosponsored with English and Media Studies and the Office of Diversity and Inclusion. #BentleyBrave


Friday, October 21
Research Skills Boot Camp for Undergraduates and Launch of Fusio, the Bentley Undergraduate Research Journal

1:30-7:00 pm
Student Center Back Bay Rooms B&C
Presented by the Honors Program and the Valente Center for Arts & Sciences.

 

Tuesday, October 25
Creative Writers Forum presents One Bentley, One Story Project with Jennifer De Leon

2:00-3:30pm
Wilder Pavilion


Monday, November 7
International Film Series: Orange Revolution
(2007-U.S./Ukraine-106 min.)
6:30 pm
Wilder Pavilion
Cosponsored with Global Studies, English and Media Studies, the Bentley Library, the Office of Diversity and Inclusion, and the Media and Culture Labs & Studio.


Tuesday, November 8
Dr. Andre Brock, “Diversity, Identity, and Technology”

2:00-3:20 pm
Smith 114
Cosponsored with English and Media Studies, the Office of Diversity and Inclusion, and the Valente Center. #BentleyBrave

Wednesday, November 9
Film Screening: The Hunting Ground, followed by a discussion with Professor Diane Rosenfeld from Harvard University
6:30 pm
Wilder Pavilion
Cosponsored with The Equity Center, the Sociology Dept., the Center for Women and Business, the Gender Studies Program, and the Law, Taxation, and Financial Planning Dept.


Wednesday, December 7
International Film Series: An African Election (2011-Switzerland/U.S./Ghana–89 min.)
6:30 pm
Wilder Pavilion
Cosponsored with Global Studies, English and Media Studies, the Bentley Library, the Office of Diversity and Inclusion, and the Media and Culture Labs & Studio.

Past Events at the Valente Center