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Spring 2016 Valente Center for Arts & Sciences Event Calendar

Monday, January 25
6:30 pm Wilder Pavilion
International Film Series: Whale Rider (2002-New Zealand/Germany-101 min.)
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, February 9
6:30-8:00 pm Wilder Pavilion
Net Impact Speaker Series: Massachusetts State Senator Ben Downing, Senate chairman of the Joint Committee on Telecommunications, Utilities and Energy.
Cosponsored with Net Impact at Bentley University.

Thursday, February 11
11:00 am–12:20 pm Lindsay 30
“Exploring Muslim Identity on Campus,” a conversation with Celene Ibrahim, Islamic Studies scholar and Muslim Chaplain for Tufts University
Co-Sponsored with the Spiritual Life Center, Bentley Islamic Community, and the Office of Diversity & Inclusion.

Tuesday, March 1
6:30 pm Wilder Pavilion
International Film Series: Crude (2009-Ecuador-105 min.)
Cosponsored with the Office of Sustainability, Global Studies, English and Media Studies, the Bentley Library, the Office of Diversity and Inclusion, and the Media and Culture Labs & Studio.

Monday, March 7
3:30 pm LAC 305AB
“Afghanistan: The Peril & Promise,” with Robert McNulty following his recent visit to Kandahar, Afghanistan.
Cosponsored with the Center for Business Ethics, Bentley Spiritual Life Center, and Pax Populi.

Wednesday, March 9
11:30 am MOR 300
Working Seminar with Valente Center Faculty Research Fellow, Chris Beneke, History Department, “George Washington, Slavery, and the Early American Rules of Religious Tolerance."

Monday, March 21
3:30 pm Wilder Pavilion
Public Lecture with Valente Visiting Scholar, Patrick Botti, “Conductor, Researcher, Entrepreneur: Pathways through Music, Science and Business”.

Wednesday, March 23
7:00 pm Executive Dining Room, LaCava
Screening of the Documentary, The Mask You Live In, with an introduction by author and anti-sexism activist, Jackson Katz.
Cosponsored with the Division of Student Affairs.

Thursday, March 24
6:30 pm Wilder Pavilion
International Film Series Documentary Double Feature: Miss Navajo (2007-United States-60 min.) and Kuma Hina (201-United States/Fiji-75 min.]
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, March 29
2:30-3:20 pm Wilder Pavilion
The Workplace Studies Speakers Series in Applied Sociology: Dr. Jack Whalen Ph.D.."Indicators of Social Performance and Wellbeing to Help Improve Small-Scale and Industrial Fisheries: A Global Exploration."
The Department of Sociology. Cosponsored by the Department of Natural and Applied Sciences, the Office of the Deans of Arts & Sciences, the Alliance for Ethics and Social Responsibility and the Office of Sustainability. 

Saturday, April 2
All Day Wilder Pavilion (for times and tickets, visit www.tedxbentleyu.com)
TEDxBentleyU: Ignite, an independently organized TED Event by students on the campus of Bentley University.
Organized by students, sponsored by the Valente Center, and supported by Bentley Marketing and Communications, Advancement Relations, and the Department of Marketing.

Wednesday, April 6
3:30 pm LAC 375
"The Current Political Crisis in Brazil" with Dr. Vinicius Mariano de Carvalho of King's Brazil Institute.
Cosponsored by the Valente Center and the Office of the Deans of Arts & Sciences

Monday, April 11
4:00-5:30 pm MOR 300
Faculty Research Seminar with Music Analytics Group, "Adventures in Music Analytics"

Thursday, April 14
2:00-3:20 pm LaCava 325A
A Public Talk from Alfred L. Martin, Jr.. "Trapped in a Generic Closet: The Queer Politics of Post-Network Black Cast Sitcoms."
Sponsored by the Office of Diversity & Inclusion, the English & Media Studies Department, and the LGBTQ Steering Committee.

Wednesday, April 20
6:30 pm Wilder Pavilion
Black Maria Film and Video Festival, The Black Maria is one of the most influential touring film festivals of independent film and videos in the U.S.  For 34 years, the festival has been fulfilling its mission to advocate, exhibit and reward cutting edge works from independent film and videomakers.
Cosponsored with Global Studies, English and Media Studies, the Bentley Library, the Office of Diversity and Inclusion, and the Media and Culture Labs & Studio.

Friday, April 29
9:30-10:50am Lindsay 30
"Forever Suspect: Racializing Muslims in the War on Terror"a presentation by Dr. Saher Selod, Simmons College.
Cosponsored with the Department of Sociology and the Spirtual Life Center at Bentley

Thursday, May 5
3:00-5:00 pm Faculty Staff Dining Room, LaCava
Annual Valente Center Book Party. Celebrate colleagues who have published a book during the past year.
Co-sponsored by the Offices of the Dean of Arts and Sciences and the Dean of Business.

Past Events at the Valente Center