Humanities Research Seminar
The 2016-2017 Valente Center’s Humanities Research Seminar is exploring ways to address gender-related career barriers. The participants’ primary research fields are in gender studies, social psychology, organizational behavior, marketing and entrepreneurship. Legal and global studies views will also be incorporated with guest speakers.
The plan is to use different perspectives to produce a comprehensive model or roadmap, so to speak, for change. The separate sections of a book the group is creating will present different aspects of the roadmap. The interplay of environment (societal expectations, economy, etc.) and individual attitudes and behavior are a common theme throughout the book. They are the cogs that move the engine of change through time toward gender equality in the workplace. Thus, combining humanities approaches with the realities of organizations and business produces actionable solutions that are more likely accepted and implemented.
Coordinator of the Valente Humanities Seminar 2016 – 2017 is Susan Adams, Professor and Chair, Management, Bentley University.
Coordinator of the Valente Humanities Seminar 2015 - 2016 was Joni Seager, Professor and Chair, Global Studies, Bentley University
National Endowment for the Humanities Honors Bentley University’s Commitment to Arts & Sciences with $395,000 Challenge Grant to Build Endowment for New Humanities Programming.
Recognizing Bentley University’s innovative approach to business education by infusing it with a strong liberal arts focus, the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) awarded a $395,000 Challenge Grant to the institution to build an endowment for innovative humanities programming, a rare honor for a business school. The funds will be released proportionate to the required match raised by the university over a five and a half year grant period.
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