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Valente Calendar Spring 2013 - Sponsored and Co-sponsored Events
Tuesday, 1/29: Dr. Neal A. Lester, Associate Vice President for Humanities and Arts, Arizona State University
8 am-10 am: MLK Breakfast Keynote, Executive Dining Room, La Cava 2nd Floor
2:10 pm-3:35 pm: Public Forum for Students and Faculty with Dr. Neal Lester on “Nappy Edges and Goldy Locks: The Race and Gender Politics of Hair” Wilder Pavilion, Adamian 165. Watch the lecture
Wednesday, 1/30: 4:30 pm-6:30 pm, Exhibit Opening and Reception on South African Activist and Freedom Fighter Helen Suzman, Baker Library Gallery
Friday, 2/1: 5:00 pm, “Welcome Back & Meet Valente Fellow Bjoern Machalett,” Happy Hour at the Mad Raven, 841 Main Street, Waltham
Monday, 2/4: 2:10 pm-3:25 pm, Faculty Workshop on the National Science Foundation Grant Funding with Thom Davis, Natural and Applied Sciences; Dominique Haughton, Mathematical Sciences; Rick Oches, Natural and Applied Sciences; Nathan Carter, Mathematical Sciences; Pat Flynn, Economics; M. Lynne Marcus, Information and Process Management; Tamara Babaian, Computer Information Systems, Morison 300. Watch the workshop
Wednesday, 2/6: 3:35 pm-4:50 pm, Kewku Anno and Lydia Anno, Ghanaian Innovators and Entrepreneurs, “The Biofil Toilet System and Closing the Nutrient Gap,” Wilder Pavilion, Adamian 165. Watch the Lecture
Monday, 2/11: 2:10 pm-3:25 pm, Valente Center Fellow Bjoern Machalett, “Reconstructing Past Atmospheric Intensity Using Wind-blown Sediments,” LaCava 325A
Wednesday, 2/20: Chilean Author Pía Barros
- 12:45 pm-2:00 pm: Conversation with Pía Barros, "Literature and Political Activism in Latin America,” Smith 305
- 3:35 pm-4:50 pm: Book Launch and Bilingual Reading of The Place of the Other, with Pía Barros and her translators, Jane Griffin and Resha Cardone, Adamian Lobby
Wednesday, 3/20: 2:10 pm- 3:25 pm, Working Seminar with Jane Griffin, Modern Languages Department, "Fake It 'Till You Make It: Digital Matter and Literary Cultures Online," Morison 330
Wednesday, 3/27: 12:45 pm-2 pm, Albano Student Seminar Showcase, Smith 305. Watch the Lecture
Thursday, 3/28: 9:00 am-12:00 pm, Inauguration of VALSAC (Virtual Analytics Living Standards Analytics Community) with Dominique Haughton, Mathematical Sciences Department, and Phong Nguyen, T&C Consulting, Hanoi, Smith 122.
Monday, 4/1: 2:10 pm-3:25 pm, Undergraduate Student Research Assistant Showcase, Morison 300
Wednesday, 4/3: EVENT CANCELLED 2:10 pm-3:25 pm, Working Seminar with Lynn Arenella, Natural and Applied Sciences, "Innovation in Biopharmaceutical Development,"
April 8 – April 11: Valente Visiting Scholar Dr. James Phelan, Ohio State University:
Wednesday, 4/10: 3:35 pm-4:50 pm, Visiting Scholar James Phelan, "Beyond Story and Discourse: The Ethics and Rhetoric of Narrative Communication," Wilder Pavilion, Adamian 165
Thursday, 4/11: 11:20 am -12:35 pm, Faculty Seminar with James Phelan, "Why Does Rhetorical Narratology Matter?" Morison 300
Wednesday, 4/17: 6:30pm, The Black Maria Film Festival with Festival Director John Columbus, April 17th, at 6:30pm in Wilder Pavilion, Adamian 165
Thursday, 4/18: 2:10 pm-3:25 pm, Working Seminar with Leonid Trofimov, History Department, "Mission Impossible? The First Postwar Soviet Propaganda Campaign, April-June 1946," Adamian 254
Tuesday, 4/30: 4:00-6:00pm, Book Party for Bentley Authors with book publications in 2012, with Special Musical Performance by Adam Payne, Faculty Dining Room, LaCava 3rd Floor
Thursday, December 6, 2012,
Working Seminar with Dominique Haughton, Professor of Global Studies
Global Analytics: Four Illustrative Stories and a Virtual Academic Community (VALSAC), 5:00PM in Smith 122
enter the event: https://online.bentley.edu:443/GP/main/000001d9578a0000013b42de5eb1811e
Wednesday, November 28, 2012
Working Seminar with Bridie Andrews, Department of History
2:10PM in AAC 254
Tuesday, November 6, 2012
Simon Keller, "Empathizing with Skepticism about Climate Change"
11:30 AM, Wilder Pavilion
Wednesday, October 31, 2012
"2012 Election Crystal Ball: What's Going to Happen and Why"
Panel with Traci Abbott, English and Media Studies; Rob DeLeo, Global Studies; Jeff Gulati, Global Studies; Scott Sumner, Economics and Cyrus Veeser, History
2:10 PM, Adamian Lobby
Tuesday, October 30, 2012
Working Seminar with Visiting Research Fellow Andrei Korbut
"'Order' Followed by and Asterisk: The Ordinary Methodologies of Social Action"
12:45 PM, AAC 254
Monday, October 22, 2012
Visiting Scholar, Dr. Khedija Arfaoui, Tunisian activist and feminist researcher
- 10/22, 11:30 AM Wilder Pavilion: Public Lecture, "The Arab Spring: Tunisia Two Years After the Jasmine Revolution" Watch The Arab Spring
- 10/23, 7:00 PM Wilder Pavilion: Introduction, international film series screening, No More Fear
- 10/25, 2:10 PM Adamian Lobby: Open Forum Discussion on the Arab Spring. Watch the discussion
Friday, October 19, 2012
Scholarship of Engagement Workshop
Co-Sponsored with Service-learning Center and the Wilder Teaching Professors
11:30 am LaCava 325 A/B
Wednesday, October 17, 2012 Co-Sponsored Events
- Writer James Loewen, author of Lies My Teacher Told Me, "History Revisited," 12:45 pm, Smith 305
- Civic Awareness Panel with Carolyn Magid, Linda McJannet, Skip Hachey, Gesa Kirsch, and Donna Fletcher at 5:00 pm, LaCava 305 A/B
- Writer Sapphire, author of Push, at 6:15 p.m., Wilder Pavilion
Thursday, October 11, 2012
Valente Center and Honors Program Open House
2:00 PM Valente Center, AAC 247
Thursday, September 27, 2012
Ambasador Fernando De Mello Barreto: The Brazilian Economy Today
Ambassador Fernando De Mello Barreto was introduced by Eliani Benaion
2:10pm in the Wilder Pavilion, AAC 165. Watch The Brazilian Economy Today
Monday, September 24, 2012
Presentation by Gesa Kirsch, Professor of English and Media Studies, and Maureen Goldman, Professor Emerita of English and Media Studies, on Monday, September 24th, at 5pm in AAC 254: “Sustainability, the Professional Woman, and the American City”
Wednesday, September 12, 2012
New Faculty Reception
4:30 to 6:30 p.m., Faculty Dining Room
LSM Speaker Series
The LSM series aims to impress upon students the value of the liberal arts in professional life, especially the business world.
"Confessions of a Lapsed Historian"
Thursday, April 1, 2011 at 6:30 p.m. (Adamian Commons) The Jeanne and Dan ValenteCenter for Arts and Sciences continues its LSM Speaker Series with a talk by Eric Schultz, PhD, President of Sensitech.
Schultz is an experienced entrepreneur and senior executive who currently serves as President of Sensitech, a former "Inc. 500" company acquired by Carrier Corporation/United Technologies in 2006, and as a Partner in the Ascent Venture Partners program. His non-profit work includes a current stint as Chairman of the New England Historic Genealogical Society, and as Director Emeritus of Brown Broadcasting Service (WBRU-FM). He is co-author of "King Philip's War: The History and Legacy of America's Forgotten Conflict."
In keeping with our fundamental mission, the Valente Center for Arts and Sciences strives to offer rigorous, multidisciplinary academic conferences.
Bentley faculty and staff work with our co-sponsors to develop conference agendas that are both innovative and relevant to scholars in the liberal arts, as well as the larger public. Conference proposals with a humanities focus are especially welcome.
Conferences are held on the beautiful Bentley University campus in Waltham, Mass., just minutes from downtown Boston.
Mirror Neurons and Social Cognition — Thursday April 8, 2010
Assessing the Effectiveness of Life Sciences Innovation Interventions
Networking Summit — May 28 and 29, 2009
We welcome ideas, and co-sponsors, for future conferences. To share thoughts or ideas with us; or, to submit a proposal for a future conference, please contact us.