Though new technology appeals to some, the majority of Americans still prefer the familiar. Why the resistance? Calestous Juma, PhD, professor at the Harvard Kennedy School and author of Innovation and Its Enemies: Why People Resist New Technologies aimed to answer this when he spoke to business students at Bentley University.
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TOPIC: Academic Fusion
Global health issues are no abstraction when you live and work alongside African villagers in urgent need of food, water, and basic sanitation, according to Bentley professors who have spent more than a decade engaged with such communities.
Recently Bentley’s Health Thought Leadership Network, which advances impactful research in health and healthcare, supported the innovative work of two faculty members. Both are engaged in transformative work in Africa. In interviews, they share the philosophy behind their work and the passion that drives it.
Drawing on lessons learned during her decade at Bentley, President Gloria Cordes Larson outlines the school’s success in preparing graduates for a rapidly evolving innovation economy.
Please peruse the following select examples of our faculty research efforts that have either been published or accepted by leading outlets, as well as examples of awards and honors our faculty have received. For previous lists, click here.
A Bentley University professor and a visiting scholar are at the forefront of climate change research and conversation. From studying glacial melting during the Last Ice Age to being on the front lines of "the climate wars," they're leading the way to better understanding this critical global challenge.
Wilder Teaching Professor and Professor of Finance Donna Fletcher Brown has been awarded the 2017-2018 Dr. Gregory H. Adamian Award for Lifetime Excellence in Teaching.
Professor of Operations Management Mark Davis, whose research demonstrates the relationship between waiting times and customer satisfaction, has been awarded the 2017-2018 Mee Family Prize for “a lifetime of research excellence.”
The Outstanding Scholarly Contribution awards recognize scholarly accomplishments by Bentley faculty each year. Nominated by members of the Bentley community and overseen by the Teaching and Scholarly Activities Committee, the awards are designed to encourage high quality scholarly work within the Bentley community, including a monetary award for each honoree. Up to two honorees from the Arts and Sciences departments and two honorees from the Business Departments are selected for the awards, which cover accomplishments from the past three years.
President Gloria Larson contributes to a discussion of how to effectively fuse liberal arts with a business education.