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Valente Center for Arts and Sciences Launches Bentley Alumni Series in the Humanities (BASH), September 30

September 22, 2009

Fall 2009 marks the kick-off of the Bentley Alumni Series in the Humanities (BASH), a program that brings Bentley alumni together with faculty and students to discuss topics of broad humanistic interest. Sponsored by the Jeanne and Dan Valente Center for Arts and Sciences, BASH sessions will open with a talk by a faculty member with special expertise on the evening's topic or a short film viewing, followed by an informal discussion and complimentary food and beverages.

Professor Chris Beneke, director of the Valente Center, says: "The fall BASH series will explore the workings of the human mind and their impact on our understanding of the world, as well as the decisions we make."

The following schedule highlights featured speakers:

Wednesday, September 30 at 7:00 p.m.
-Lynn Arenella, associate professor of natural and applied sciences: 'To Think or Not to Think?' That Is the Question: A Discussion of Joshua Lehrer's book How We Decide and the Paradox of Dualism from the Brain to the Boardroom

Tuesday, November  10 at 7:00 p.m.
-Axel Seemann, assistant professor of philosophy: How I Know Who You Are: Perception and the Problem of Other Minds

Spring Semester, dates to be announced
-Aaron Nurick, professor of management: The Good Enough Manager: A Psychoanalytic Perspective on Leading in Organizations

-Cyrus Veeser, associate professor of history: The Horrors of Progress: Forced Labor as a Modernizing Strategy  

Type: Campus News