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Monday, November 2. Matt Sienkiewicz, Assistant Professor of Communication and International Studies, Boston College. “The Other Air Force: American Efforts to Reshape the Media of the Middle East Since 9/11” 

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Wednesday, October 28, 2015. Tom Perrotta (author of The Leftovers, Election, Little Children), Reading and Q&A.

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Wednesday, October 21, 2015. Nicholas Hartlep,The Model Minority Stereotype: Demystifying Asian American Success.

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Monday, October 19, 2015. Skylar Kergil, Transitioning Online

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Monday, October 5, 2015. Dr. Thomas A. Birkland, Visting ScholarWilliam T. Kretzer Professor of Public Policy in the School of Public and International Affairs at North Carolina State University and Associate Dean for Research and Engagement in the College of Humanities and Social Sciences.“Do People Ever Learn from Disasters? A Revision of the Idea of Event-Driven Policy Change”

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Monday, April 13, 2015Undergraduate Student Research Assistant Showcase

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Tuesday, March 31, 2015. Barbara Paul-Emile, Professor of English and Media Studies and Maurice E. Goldman Distinguished Professor of Arts & Sciences, "Mosaic".


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Thursday, March 19, 2015. "Panel Discussion on Whose Voice Gets Heard?: Economic Inequality and Political Participation in the U.S". Noah Berger, Executive Director of the Massachusetts Budget and Policy Center; Kay Schlozman, the J. Joseph Moakley Professor of Political Science at Boston College; and Katherine Levine Einstein, Assistant Professor of Political Science at Boston University; Juliet Gainsborough, Associate Professor of Political Science and Associate Dean of Arts and Sciences, Bentley University; and Dan Everett, Dean of Arts and Sciences, Bentley University.


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Tuesday, March 17, 2015. Kimani Paul-Emile, Associate Professor of Law at Fordham University, “Beyond Title VII: Rethinking Race, Ex-Offender Status and Employment Discrimination in the Information Age.”

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Public Lecture, Monday, February 23, 2015, Alison Jaggar "We Fight for Roses Too: Time-use and Global Gender Justice."
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Tuesday, February 17, 2015, Jabari Asim, Associate Professor of Writing, Literature, and Publishing at Emerson College, “From the Personal to the Public: Turning Experience into Creative Expression.”

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Wednesday, February 4, 2015. Panel Discussion on Race and Inequality. Participants include Liz Peinado, Bentley alumna, Director of After-School Planning (St. Louis School District); Cheo Coker, Producer and writer of the television series Southland; Dr. Frank Tuitt, Moderator, Associate Provost for Inclusive Excellence, University of Denver.


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Thursday, November 20, Parmesh Shahani, founder of the Gondrej India Culture Lab, "Creating an Open Source Corporation:  Lessons from the Field.”


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Tuesday, November 4,  Franny Choi, poet, performer, and recipient of the Frederick Bock Prize, “Floating, Brilliant, Gone: Spoken Word with Franny Choi.”

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Wednesday, October 22,  Chuck Collins, “Inequality Matters:  How Wealth Inequality is Wrecking the World and What We Can Do About It.”


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Wednesday, October 22,

Deborah Willis, University Professor and Chair of the Department of Photography & Imaging at the Tisch School of the Arts at New York University

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Thursday, October 16th,  Dirk Kruijt, “Violence and Resilience in Latin America.”


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Tuesday, October 7,  Kevin Browne, Department of Writing and Rhetoric, Syracuse University

Public Lecture "The Children of Caliban, So Called: Contemporary Caribbean Positionings."  Dr. Browne works on contemporary rhetorical theory, specializing in ethnic rhetoric, vernacular rhetoric, and rhetoric(s) of the Caribbean and the African Diaspora.  He is the author of Tropic Tendencies: Rhetoric, Popular Culture, and the Anglophone Caribbean.

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Monday, October 6, Atalya Ein Mor, chef/entrepreneur


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Wednesday, September 17, Siva Vaidhyanathan, Robertson Professor in Media Studies and Chair, Department of Media Studies, University of Virginia. 

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His research focuses on digital media, media policy, copyright, and technology.


Wednesday, April 9, 2014, Valente Visiting Scholar, Sigridur Ingibjörg Ingadóttir, Member of Parliament, Iceland. Bentley host, Joni Seager, Global Studies.Public Lecture, “Lessons From Iceland About the Making and Unmaking of the Financial Crisis.”


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Wednesday, April 2, 2014 - Undergraduate Student Research Assistant Showcase. 


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Wednesday, March 5, 2014
Panel on the Affordable Care Act. Participants include Dhaval Dave, Economics; Lynn Arenella, Natural and Applied Sciences; Robert DeLeo,Global Studies; Kevin Donnelly, Assistant Professor of Political Sciences, Bridgewater State University; Williams Gribbons, Director, Master of Science in Human Factors in Information Design. 

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February 26, 2014
Tarleton Gillespie, Associate Professor, Department of Communication, Cornell University

Public Lecture, "Algorithms, and the Automated Censorship of Social Media
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February 19, 2014
Kristin Lieb, Associate Professor, Marketing, Emerson College.

Public Lecture, "'It's Hard Out Here For A Bitch': Branding This Year's Girl in the Modern Music Industry."    
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November 11, 2013
Daniel Merica, CNN, Bentley Alumnus

 “From Business School to Journalism.”
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November 6, 2013
Andrew DeVries, Sculptor, Co-sponsored by the Arts and Lecture series.


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November 7, 2013
Public Lecture by Robert DeLeo,
MA Speaker of the House

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October 22, 2013
Valente Visiting Scholar, Dr. Kristin J. Anderson, Associate professor of psychology at the University of Houston-Downtown     

Public lecture by Dr. Kristin Anderson. Anderson’s research explores “benign” bigotry—subtle forms of prejudice and discrimination. 
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October 18, 2013
First Annual Bentley University Research Colloquium, “Responsible Innovation,” a showcase of Bentley faculty research.  Keynote by Dr. Jeroen van den Hoven, Moral Philosopher, Delft University, and Bentley Trustee; Reception to follow. Co-sponsored by the Research Council and the Office of the Provost.
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October 10,  2013
Working Seminar with Clifford Putney, History, “From Night School to University:Reflections on the History of Bentley.”  Putney will share his research on writing the official Bentley history for the upcoming centennial celebration in 2017. 

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October 2, 2013
FDR, La Cava 372 A/B/C:  Book Launch for George Ellenbogen, poet and creative writer, Bentley Professor Emeritus, and author of a recent memoir set in Montreal, Stone In My Shoe: In Search Of Neighborhood, and for the late Evelyn Shakir, creative writer, Arab American scholar, former Bentley professor, and author of Teaching Arab/Writing Self, a collection of personal essays.  Co-sponsored by the Creative Writing Forum.  Event support by the Canadian Consulate General of Boston.


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September 19,  2013
The Valente Center invites you to a discussion of Shaping the Future of Business Education:  Relevance, Rigor, and Life Preparation, edited by Gordon Hardy and Dan Everett.  Introduction and facilitator, Dan Everett.  Contributors: Samir Dayal, Joan Atlas, Jay Thibodeau, Andy Aylesworth, Greg Hall, Chris Beneke, Rick Oches, Fred Ledley, Mark Davis, and Heikki Topi.          

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August 29, 3:00 – 5:00 pm. 

MBA Studio, AAC 341, Dr. Andy Boynton, author of the Idea Hunter and Dean of Carroll School of Management, Boston College, speaking about his work on creativity and innovation. He blogs at Forbes, Co-sponsored by the Bentley MBA program
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April 10, 2013

Visiting Scholar James Phelan, Ohio State University "Beyond Story and Discourse: The Ethics and Rhetoric of Narrative Communication," Wilder Pavilion, Adamian
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April 10, 2013

Discussion with Bill Roseman, Editor of Marvel Comics.  Watch the video

Thursday, March 28, 2013.

Inauguration of VALSAC (Virtual Analytics Living Standards Analytics Community) with Dominique Haughton, Mathematical Sciences Department, and Phong Nguyen,  T&C Consulting, Hanoi.
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Wednesday, March 27, 2013                                          

Albano Student Seminar Showcase, Smith 305.  Watch the Lecture

Wednesday, March 6, 2013


Humanities Funding Panel, Morison Board Room, Mor. 300 Watch the Lecture

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Pia Barros: "Literature and Political Activism in Latin America,” Book Launch and Bilingual Reading of The Place of the Other
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Wednesday, February 6, 2013


Kewku Anno: "The Biofil Toilet System and Closing the Nutrient Gap"

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Monday, February 4, 2013

Faculty workshop on the National Science Foundation Grant Funding

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Tuesday, January 29, 2013


Dr. Neal Lester: "Nappy Edges and Goldy Locks: The Race and Gender Politics of Hair"

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Thursday, October 25, 2012

Open Forum Discussion on the Arab Spring

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Monday, October 22, 2012

Dr. Khedija Arfaoui: "The Arab Spring: Tunisia Two Years After the Jasmine Revolution"

Visiting Scholar, Dr. Khedija Arfaoui was introduced by Jane Tchaicha

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Thursday, September 27, 2012

Ambassador Fernando De Mello Barreto: The Brazilian Economy Today

Ambassador Fernando De Mello Barreto was introduced by Eliani Benaion

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Tuesday, April 10, 2012

"Liberal Learning and Business Education Panel"Liberal Learning and Business Education Panel

Jane Griffin Assistant Professor, Modern Language; Edward Zlotkowski 
Professor English and Media Studies Director Service Learning; 
Mark Resnick Professor, Info. Design & Corp. Communication; 
Jane Ellis Associate Dean Academic Services Office of Academic Services; 
Marilyn Durkin Professor Mathematical Sciences;  Donna Fletcher Wilder Professor Finance.

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February 15, 2012

Voices from the Basement


Documentary: Voices From the Basement

Discussion with Director Michael Bavaro, Executive Producer Susan D. Edbril, Joe
Byrnes Professorof Management, Susan Dobscha Associate Professor of Marketing,
Marc Stern Chair of History, Mike Tesler founder and COO of Retail Concepts, Gary
David Professor of Sociology

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Miss a Valente Center event?  2011; Archives


November 29, 2011


Bob McNulty

Robert McNulty: The Other Afghanistan

Robert McNulty was introduced by Valente Center Chair Chris Beneke

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November 3, 2011


Glenn Moots

Glenn Moots: Educated, Trained or Called?

Glenn Moots was introduced by Valente Center Chair Chris Beneke

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October 25, 2011

PhD Workshop/ Valente Journal Editor Panel Event

With Robert Frederick (Department of Philosophy Chair), Robert Galliers (Sociology and Information Process Management), Dominique Haughton (Mathematical Sciences), Jean Bedard (Accountancy)

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October 17, 2011

#OccupyWallStreet: What's it all About?

With Prof. Elizabeth Brown (Law), Prof. Atul Gupta (Finance), Prof. Elizabeth LeDoux (EMS), Prof. Randall Nichols (EMS), Prof. Randall Nichols (EMS), Prof. Kartik Raman (Finance), Prof. Joni Seager (Global Studies), Prof. Cyrus Veeser (History)

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September 27, 2011

Randal Wood: Building CharacterRandal Wood

Randal Wood was introduced by Dean of Arts and Sciences Dan Everett

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April 11, 2011

Dr. Joshua Boger: Building a Pharmaceutical Company for the 21st CenturyDr. Boger

Dr. Boger was introduced by Bentley President Gloria Larson.

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April 5, 2011

Dr. Laila Iskandar: The Garbage Collectors of Cairo: Social Entrepreneurship in ActionLaila Iskandar

Dr. Iskandar was introduced by Diane Tetreault of the department of English and Media Studies.

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February 10, 2011

Nick Stavropoulos: U.S. Energy Policy Cruising a Superhighway or Diving into a Ditch?Nick Stavropoulos

Mr. Stavropoulos was introduced by Bentley President Gloria Larson

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January 31, 2011

Elizabeth Knoll, discussion on the new world of academic book publishing.Elizabeth Knoll

Ms. Knoll is Senior Editor with Harvard University Press.

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November 1, 2010 - Interdisciplinary discussion: Perspective on Place with Prof. Kirsch, Ledley and Seager
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October 26, 2010 - David Goldston: The Political Climate and Climate Politics
Dr. Goldstone was introduced by Dr. David Szymanski of Natural AppliedSciences.
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April 15, 2010 - BASH Alumni Series on the Humanities, Cyrus Veeser, Professor of History
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February 18, 2010 - BASH Alumni Series on the Humanities, Aaron Nurick, Professor of Management and Psychology
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February 4, 2010 — LSM Speaker Series: Dr. Victor Lo, Vice President at Fidelity Investments and current Visiting Research Fellow at the Valente Center
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January 28, 2010 — Professor Orlando Patterson: Race and Diversity After Obama
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November 19, 2009 — Healthcare Symposium: A distinguished panel discussion on the present state and likely future of the U.S. healthcare system
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November 10, 2009 — Dr. Robert McNulty, lecturer, “My Trip to Afghanistan: What I Saw What I Sought.”
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September 15, 2009 — Professor Jacob Park, lecturer, “Ecology of New Technologies: Will the Global Environment be Saved or Destroyed by Technology?”
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April 2, 2009 — Panel Discussion on the Business, Politics, and Culture of Online Social Networking. Featuring panelists; Prof. Jane Fedorowicz, Prof. David Yates, Prof. Jeff Gulati, and author Farhad Manjoo.
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April 1, 2009 — Dean of Arts and Sciences lecturer Farhad Manjoo, author of True Enough: Learning to Live in a Post-Fact Society
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February 25, 2009 — Dean of Arts and Sciences lecturer Jonah Lehrer, author of How We Decide.
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February 24, 2009 — The “Economic Mess.” Provost Bob Galliers and panelists Scott Latham, Atul Gupta, Juliet Gainsborough, and Scott Sumner discuss the state of the economy and how to fix it.
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February 18, 2009 — What Good are the Liberal Arts? Marilyn Taylor and Joseph DiLorenzo discuss the relationship between the arts and business
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January 30, 2009 — Book Publishing Workshop with Elizabeth Knoll, Harvard University Press.
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October 28, 2008 -- Stephen Prothero on Religious Literacy
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October 22, 2008 — Coping with Recession (and Depression) Historical Perspectives on the State of the Economy
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David Gulley: Financial Markets and the Macroeconomy (PPT)

Aaron Jackson: Recessions, Depressions and Business Cycles (PPT)