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The Jeanne & Dan Valente Center for Arts & Sciences




The Valente Center is dedicated to integrating the arts & sciences into the educational, scholarly, and cultural life of Bentley University. We host a variety of campus-wide programs aimed at supporting Bentley’s core mission through diverse and creative A&S-related research, teaching, and learning. We offer opportunities for students and faculty such as fellowships, seminars, and research opportunities.

Read why business students more than ever need an education integrated with liberal-arts classes to be better prepared for the fast changing world.


We rely on the generosity of individual donors to fund its workshops, fellowships, and public programs. Support for the center sustains advanced and collaborative research in historical, philosophical, and artistic fields, as well as interdisciplinary work between the humanities and other areas such as business and the social sciences. The center is especially eager to develop new programs that directly benefit Bentley undergraduates.

For information about how you can make a difference to the Arts and Sciences at Bentley, please contact the Bentley University Advancement Office for different way to make a gift. 

Coming Soon...


Sunday, April 7, 2019


TEDxBentleyU is a student-led initiative and public speaking event licensed by TED. The theme of TEDxBentleyU 2019 annual conference is Limitless.  On April 7th, a line-­up of unique speakers will make the Wilder Pavilion stage come alive with their thought-provoking and diverse "ideas worth spreading" through talks and performances to an audience of Bentley University students, alumni, faculty and friends.

12:00-4:00 pm
Wilder Pavilion
Adamian Academic Center


Tuesday, April 9, 2019

International Film Series: Black Maria 38th Annual Festival Tour

The Black Maria is one of the most influential touring film festivals of independent film and videos in the U.S.  For 37 years, the festival has been fulfilling its mission to advocate, exhibit and reward cutting-edge works from independent filmmakers and video makers.

6:30 pm
Wilder Pavilion
Adamian Academic Center


Wednesday, April 10, 2019

BUIILD Campaign: Zach Ingrasci

Zach Ingrasci, is a humanitarian, activist, and award winning documentary filmmaker of the films Living on One Dollar and Salam Neighbor.  Zach’s talk will be about the current immigration crisis with the first public viewing of sneak peaks at his and Chris Temple's new documentary! We are excited to be bringing Zach to Bentley and hope you will join us. 

This event is sponsored by: Bentley Service-Learning and Civic Engagement Center, Cronin Office of International Education, Dean of Arts & Sciences, Valente Center for Arts & Sciences, Office of Diversity and Inclusion, Global Studies Department, Academic Services, Natural and Applied Sciences Department, Nonprofit Minor, and Office of Sustainability.

7:00 PM
Koumantzelis Auditorium
Lindsay Hall

Given Bentley University’s mission to educate ethical and socially responsible organizational leaders via impactful knowledge within and across business and the arts and sciences, we created the Bentley Alliance for Ethics and Social Responsibility (BAESR) in 2003. The role of the BAESR is to amplify and extend the work of the autonomous centers and initiatives on campus, supporting and encouraging greater awareness of, respect for, and commitment to ethics, service, social responsibility and sustainability in our research, curricula and campus culture. The Valente Center for Arts & Sciences is proud to be a partner in the Alliance.