Bentley College Professor Jean C. Bedard, a Timothy B. Harbert Professor of Accounting, will share a $324,000 grant from the NASD Investor Education Foundation with two researchers from the University of Central Florida. The grant will fund research aimed at enhancing the comprehension, accessibility, and accuracy of financial reports for both institutional and retail investors.
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Bentley College Professor Jean C. Bedard, the Timothy B. Harbert Professor of Accounting, will share a $324,000 grant from the NASD Investor Education Foundation with two researchers from the University of Central Florida. The grant will fund research aimed at enhancing the comprehension, accessibility, and accuracy of financial reports for both institutional and retail investors.
Dr. Nadar Asgary, an expert in international business, has been named Bentley College's first Associate Provost for International Relations and the Director of the Cronin International Center. Asgary will also hold appointments in the Management and International Studies departments at Bentley. In his new role at Bentley, Asgary is focused on creating partnerships with highly ranked institutions in strategic regions such as Asia, Europe, South America and Africa.
Bentley's Service-Learning Center (BSLC) has received the Bristol Lodge Recognition award by the Middlesex Human Service Agency (MHSA) for its extensive work with Waltham homeless shelters. The award is given to organizations that are committed to providing services to less fortunate members of the community.
Bentley College, in collaboration with Microsoft and the Society for Information Management (SIM), will present a seminar exploring the importance of IT skills for future business professionals on Wednesday, November 8, from 12:45 - 2:00 p.m. in the LaCava Center Executive Dining Room.
Marketing students at Bentley are spending time in a chemistry lab as part of an interdisciplinary course that partners them with a local company. Under the direction of Senior Lecturer of Marketing Perry Lowe and Associate Professor of Natural and Applied Sciences Bob Wallace, the students will design a new hair care product specifically formulated to provide a healthier head of hair.
Recognizing scholarly excellence and accomplishments by its faculty, Bentley College has granted the Outstanding Scholarly Contribution Award to three of its professors. This award parallels the Bentley Innovation in Teaching award, and is given annually to Bentley faculty members or groups of co-authors. The 2006 winners of the Award are as follows: Arts & Sciences
Amid growing concern about the pitfalls of social networking, cyber bullying and the overall impact internet technologies can have on a child's development, students at Bentley College will conduct a professional development seminar for Milton Public School teachers that addresses internet safety issues on Friday, October 27.
As the Internet increasingly transforms the way political candidates 'do business,' two Bentley College political science professors are analyzing the use of Facebook by 2006 U.S. congressional and gubernatorial candidates. The aim of the study is to determine whether candidate postings on the site are a useful viral marketing tool for generating publicity, campaign contributions, and ultimately votes.