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products, including biofuels, animal feed, and ethanol, using different processing technologies and facilities. The first of a series of anticipated publications involved modeling the technologies, economics, and life cycle assessment of algae fuels. These studies will provide strategic guidance for the future investment and development in this emerging industry. Dr. Walsh’s research is performed with an international consortium of universities and industry that includes Cornell University, Bucknell University, and Duke University, along with businesses focused on renewable energy in the US and UK. Undergraduate students (Jake Wegweiser ’17) and graduate students in the Masters of Business Analytics program (Akshay Parakesh and Nilam Shete) have participated in this research, applying their computer, big data, and analytical training techno-economic analysis of the emerging biofuel industry. The Harold S. Geneen Institute of Corporate Governance The Harold S. Geneen Institute of Corporate Governance was established in 2008 with a founding grant from the Harold S. Geneen Charitable Trust and has received significant sustaining philanthropic support in the years since. Under the directorship of Associate Professor Cynthia Clark, the institute fosters a community of scholars and practitioners who pursue leading-edge research on contemporary corporate governance issues that complement Bentley’s programs in business and accountancy. A key initiative of the institute is the Harold S. Geneen Doctoral Fellowship program. Geneen Fellows pursue both qualitative and quantitative governance research while earning their PhDs. Their research has included investigating the impact of integrated forms of reporting, how trust is formed in organizations and encouraging behaviors that improve audit quality and decrease fraud. The institute has also expanded its reach to include an annual, international conference – held each fall at different global locations – a practitioner-based speaker series and an annual best paper award. Associate Professor Cynthia Clark Director: The Harold S. Geneen Institute of Corporate Governance ([email protected](
75 The Jeanne and Dan Valente Center for the Arts and Sciences The Valente Center's mission is to sustain the arts and sciences as a vital, integral, and challenging aspect of undergraduate and graduate education at Bentley. The center supports faculty and student research through fellowships, research assistantships, and workshops, among other programs, and aims to promote individual scholarship while cultivating research and teaching at the intersection of the arts, sciences and business. It sponsors research fellowships for faculty engaged in innovative and rigorous arts & sciences research and scholarship. Recent recipients of the fellowship pursued projects on such themes as money and congressional elections; alcohol, tobacco and gambling expenditures in Thailand; religious tolerance and intolerance in American history; the interactive mind; and Chinese Jamaican cultural and literary production and nationalisms.
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