During the Fall 2011 semester, Bentley University juniors and seniors enrolled in the Human Relations in Healthcare Organizations class, led by Psychology Professor Helen Meldrum, were invited to work with the Massachusetts Health Council to help the assess the growing problem of low health literacy in relation to patients’ understanding of their prescription, over-the-counter and alternative medications.
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Bedard’s research has focused on various aspects of improving audit quality. While her earlier research studied individual auditors’ decisions, her more recent studies examine firm-level quality control practices and regulation. In that scope, Bedard co-wrote a series of papers with Karla Johnstone (University of Wisconsin-Madison) that investigates factors associated with why audit firms either accept or decline certain companies as audit clients. She was honored at the organization’s Midyear Conference and Doctoral Consortium in Savannah, GA, in January.
A standing-room-only crowd gathered for Bentley University’s 26th annual Celebration for Reverend Martin Luther King Jr. on January 24, 2012. Keynote Darryl Vernon Poole, 21-year Bentley University Trustee Emeritus, delivered a powerful message emphasizing the strength of the individual and the ability to change the world by saving a child.
On Monday, February 6, at 2:00 p.m., the Bentley Verizon Visiting Professorship in Business Ethics will feature renowned business ethics scholar Patricia Werhane, who will explore ways businesses can respond to pressures to globalize without losing their integrity.
Bentley University’s 26th annual Celebration for Reverend Martin Luther King Jr., will feature 21-year Bentley University Trustee Emeritus, Darryl Vernon Poole ‘68, as the keynote speaker on Tuesday, January 24, 2012, from 8:00 to 10:00 a.m., in the Executive Dining Room in the LaCava Center. A Bentley graduate and certified internal auditor, Poole received a Master’s in Management Sciences from The Alfred P. Sloan School of Management, Massachusetts Institute of Technology.undefined
Continuing its successful track record in career placement, Bentley University’s 99 percent placement rate for 2011 graduates is defying current job market statistics. A recent survey of Bentley’s Class of 2011 shows that 78 percent of the responding graduates are employed and 21 percent are attending grad school full time – resulting in a placement rate of 99 percent.
Nathan Carter, associate professor of mathematical sciences at Bentley University, is a winner of the Mathematical Association of America (MAA) Beckenbach Book Prize for Visual Group Theory (Mathematical Association of America, 2009). A $2,500 prize will be presented on January 5, 2012, at the 2012 Joint Mathematics Meetings in Boston.
The endowment to be established with the help of the NEH Challenge Grant will fund three programs directed by the Valente Center.
The Tech Apprentice Competition, modeled after The Apprentice TV show, featured 16 students who competed for a paid internship with cutting-edge marketing firm Allen & Gerritsen.
Ledley has pledged to donate profits from the sale of the book to support Space Foundation education programs. The novel, which was released this month, recalls the events that shaped the ideas and lives of the baby boom generation and laid the groundwork for an age of technology and its challenges.