The National Science Foundation awarded a $20,000 grant for research on glacial geochronology to Bentley University for the project titled "Collaborative Research: Testing Latest Pleistocene and Holocene Chronologies in the Western United States with Cosmogenic-Nuclide and Radiocarbon Dating Models." Bentley Professor of Natural and Applied Sciences P. Thompson Davis is working on the project with colleagues from Oregon State University.
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CEO of Aga Khan Foundation USA Iqbal Noor Ali will discuss the business of international development and community service on November 6, 2008 at 3:30 p.m. in the Wilder Pavilion. The seminar is presented by the Bentley Alliance for Ethics and Social Responsibility and the Cronin International Center.
An honors finance class at Bentley University has paved the way for an innovative financing initiative: a domestic microcredit organization that will fuel economic and community development by providing loans of $1,500 to $6,000 to local entrepreneurs at or below the poverty level.
The 2008-2009 Dean of Arts and Sciences lecture series at Bentley University will launch with distinguished historian and religion commentator Stephen Prothero, chair of the Department of Religion at Boston University, on Tuesday, October 28 at 7:00 p.m. in the Sacred Space on the Bentley campus in Waltham. Prothero will discuss his New York Times bestseller, Religious Literacy: What Every American Needs to Know.
On September 22, 2008, KPMG LLP selected Bentley sophomore Schantelle Henry for its 2008 Future Diversity Leaders (FDL) program. Henry was among 51 students from across the nation chosen to participate as a result of their commitment to high academic achievement, community and campus involvement and active participation in diversity organizations. Launched in 2007, the program provides leadership training and financial support for outstanding minority undergraduate business students.
Girl Scouts USA named Bentley freshman Carla O'Connor as one of its 2008 National Young Women of Distinction, among 10 Girl Scout Gold Award recipients honored for extraordinary leadership demonstrated through remarkable community service projects. She will receive the award and be the guest of honor at the Girl Scouts National Convention in Indianapolis, Indiana, in October.
Christopher Wagner, commissioner of the Small Business Self Employed Division, Internal Revenue Service, Washington, D.C., will be the keynote speaker at the 15th Annual IRS Town Meeting at Bentley University on Monday, October 27, from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. in the Wilder Pavilion, Adamian Academic Center.
The Bentley University McCallum Graduate School of Business was named one of the Best Business Schools in the country in the 2009 guidebook published by The Princeton Review. Bentley is also ranked # 1 in the nation for its state-of-the-art campus facilities based on student surveys.
The doctoral program at Bentley University today announced it has received a grant from State Street Corporation (NYSE: STT) to fund a four-year doctoral fellowship in corporate social responsibility (CSR), with a mission to bridge the gap between academic research and practical business application.
The Bentley Board of Trustees announced today that the college has received approval from the Massachusetts Board of Higher Education (MBHE) to change its designation and name to become Bentley University, effective October 2, 2008.