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Media Tap Bentley Experts 2012

“In the past, advancing women in the workplace was [seen as] just ‘a nice thing to do.’” Now, Myers sees a big shift in the thinking of male leaders in corporate America. They are embracing the business case for advancing women in the workplace in order to stay competitive.
Betsy Myers, Founding Director, Center for Women and Business
Boston.com, Global Business Hub blog, April 30, 2012

Redefining the Bentley Brand

If you were asked by a friend, co-worker or neighbor to describe Bentley in a word or phrase, what would you say? What are the key strengths or attributes that define Bentley and what are its points of differentiation from other colleges and universities? What areas of increased focus offer the opportunity to build Bentley an even stronger position in the marketplace?

The Green Team

Trends may change, but green is still the new black at Bentley. Student leaders aim to make sustainability the social norm among peers. An expanded Eco-Reps program is among the latest salvos in students’ battle for eco-consciousness. 

This year boasts the largest attendance at weekly meetings since the program’s launch in 2009. Twenty-five students represent 23 residence halls and aim to change habits in living spaces.

New Majors Prepped for Take-off

Four new undergraduate majors are set to launch in September, each a star in its own right. But connecting them all is a commitment to preparing graduates to shine.

Actuarial Science, Public Policy, Spanish Studies, and Sustainability Science. The topics are compelling on their own – and even more so when coupled with business know-how. Each of Bentley’s new offerings requires a companion major or minor in Business Studies.  

Terms of Endowment

A challenge grant to Bentley from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) is equal parts recognition and call to action. The $395,000 award, disbursed as the university raises matching funds, advances efforts to enrich business education with rigorous work in the humanities. 

NEH grant is a rare honor for business school. Valente Center Director Chris Beneke will oversee the NEH grant.

Source of Inspiration

How do you teach a course whose subject matter won’t sit still? If you’re Bentley CIS professor James Pepe, you make the curriculum as open to innovation as the technology being covered.

The resulting course — Android Application Development — delivers a hands-on, hard-core look at the popular smartphone operating system. Students learn how it works, then apply the lessons to create their own Android applications. Pepe taught the course in the past two spring semesters.

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