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TOPIC: Academic Fusion


by Eileen McCluskey

When Bentley undergraduates watch TV shows with a keen eye for how a camera angle may signal characters’ status, it’s a safe bet they are card-carrying members of Sitcom Nation.

by Sean J. Kerrigan

Some cultural critics slam the mixing of art and economics, insisting that commerce cheapens creativity. For Ben Aslinger, that intersection is where things start to get interesting.

Roy “Chip” Wiggins has never been one to sit still. A penchant for collaboration has propelled the Bentley professor of finance across borders both geographic and intellectual.

It was a dark sky above Illinois that literally opened up a universe for Bentley faculty member George Fishman.

by Deblina Chakraborty

For Alexandra Wyman ’09, staying cool and collected is all in a day’s work. In fact, when guests of The Martha Stewart Show recall interacting with the production assistant, Wyman’s composure under pressure gets mentioned time and again.

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.

by Susan Simpson

A challenge grant to Bentley from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) is equal parts recognition and call to action.

by Sean J. Kerrigan

As a kid, Rick Cleary learned early on that a career as a professional athlete wasn’t going to add up. Luckily, he had a pretty good backup plan.

by Gregory L. Farber

When people think about educating artists, they often focus primarily on the technical artistic skills. But given the current economic climate, simply being able to write, sing, or sculpt isn’t enough.

by Maura King Scully