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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.

 

Wednesday, March 29

Spring 2017 Valente Center Distinguished Visiting Scholar, Dr. Wayne Norman, Mike & Ruth Mackowski Professor of Ethics, Duke University: Ivory Tower Rock

5:30 pm

Harry's Pub, Student Center

How you would learn about ethics if Plato, Kant, J.S. Mill, and Confucius were in a band. Join philosopher and blues musician Professor Wayne Norman of Duke University for music, discussion, and food. Presented by the Valente Center for Arts & Sciences. Contact Director Dave Szymanski (dszymanski@bentley.edu) with questions.

 

 

Wednesday, March 29 - Thursday, March 30

Spring 2017 Valente Center Distinguished Visiting Scholar, Dr. Wayne Norman, Mike & Ruth Mackowski Professor of Ethics, Duke University.

 

Thursday, March 30

Wade Davis: Former NFL Player, Social Advocate, & Executive Director of the You Can Play Project

7:00 pm

LaCava 395 (The EDR)

Former NFL player Wade Davis is a thought leader, writer, public speaker, and educator on gender, race, and orientation equality. Davis will address masculinity, ending sexism, and his experience as a closeted professional athlete. Sponsored by the Equity Center, Student Programs & Engagement, the Center for Women and Business, the Gender Studies Program, the Men of Alliance, the Office of Diversity and Inclusion, the Sociology Department and the Valente Center.

 

Monday, April 3rd

The Bentley Service-Learning and Civic Engagement Center Presents: Michel Chikwanine

6:30 pm

Koumantzelis

A former child soldier during the Great War of Africa in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Michel has spoken to over 10,000 people about his expereince, and strives to inspire his audiences "to believe in their ability to fulfill their purpose and have a sense of hope through soical responsibility". Sponsored by: Academic Services, Bentley Alluance for Ethics and Social Responsibility (BAESR), Center for International Sutdents and Scholars, Cronin Office of International Education, Department of Sociology, English and Media Studies Department, Global Studies Department, History Department, Pffice of Diversity & Inclusion, and the Valente Center for Arts & Sciences.

 

 

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

 

Monday, April 10

Opening Reception for Photography Exhibition of "My Brother's Black Body" by Malakhai Pearson

4:00-6:00 pm

RSM Gallery (Bentley University Library)

This exhibition by Malakhai Pearson will be in the RSM Gallery in the Bentley Library from April 10 - April 21, 2017. Cosponsored by the Bentley Library, the Valente Center, the Office for Diversity & Inclusion, the Multicultural Center, and the Dean of Arts & Sciences.

 

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

5:00-6:20pm

LaCava 325 ABC

 

Friday, April 21

Screening of Professor Val Wang's Documentary "The Flip Side: A Global Circus Story"

2:00-3:15pm

Student Center 125A

Professor Wang of the English and Media Studies Department will screen the latest cut of her documentary short “The Flip Side: A Global Circus Story,” a coming-of-age story about Daqi, a Chinese circus artist who is now performing in Cirque du Soleil’s Broadway debut Paramour. Daqi left his parents at age nine to train with the Shenyang Acrobatics Troupe and went on to perform with Cirque du Soleil and the cutting-edge Montreal-based circus troupe 7 Doigts de la main. The documentary details his artistic evolution from a classically trained acrobat in the Chinese tradition to a fully fledged artist in the West. The documentary will run 25 minutes and will be followed by a Q & A and discussion. Snacks from Chinatown will be provided. Professor Wang is the recipient of a Spring 2017 Valente Center Faculty Research Fellowship.

 

Saturday, April 22

TEDx BentleyU: Legacy

11:00am - 5:00pm

Wilder Pavilion

Law, business and culture. What do these things have in common? The concept of leaving a legacy. Whether you are leaving behind a Will and Testament, transferring business values and knowledge, or passing down traditions to the next generation, legacies are all around us. They provide continuous progress and forward momentum in countries, communities, companies and even families. A legacy can be a case study for others to draw conclusions from and plan their own course in life, one that would eventually become a legacy to their successors.

With the celebration of Bentley University's Centennial, TEDxBentleyU is honored to welcome speakers who represent, experience, or inspire legacy in themselves and others.

Tickets available on myBentley on April 11th. Find more information about this event here!

 

Wednesday, May 3

Annual Valente Center Book Party

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

3:30-5:30 pm

LaCava, Faculty Staff Dining Room

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

 

Genmac Gender Theory: Foundations & Extensions

June 20th - June 23rd

The inaugural Genmac Gender Theory: Foundations & Extensions seminar was held at Bentley University (June 20th-June 23rd , 2017) with support from the Valente Center and Bentley University. The workshop leveraged Bentley's hybrid technology to enable an inclusive discourse, allowing attendees and speakers from around the world to join in sessions that explored theoretical foundations of gender, feminist and queer theories and their application across a range of disciplines relative to marketing and consumer behavior. The workshop, organized by professors in the marketing department—Susan Dobshca and Laurel Steinfield—represents a foundational step in the establishment of the Gender and Marketing forum (GENMAC). This forum seeks to support a change orientation within the discipline, to encourage a more critical approach to gender-related scholarship, and to help scholars advance our understanding of gender and intersectionality in the marketplace.

 

 

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