University News

All Feb. 8 classes cancelled, administrative offices closed

Essential personnel are asked to report to work as scheduled. Students are encouraged to remain on campus, refrain from driving, charge laptops, cell phones, and other devices. (UPDATED Feb. 8 with hours of operation for Bryant Center, Wellness Center, Krupp Library)


The big IDEA: Creativity and an innovative way of teaching

Faculty, students, staff and alumni rise to the challenge of the inaugural Innovation Design Experience for All Jan. 21-23.


IDEA - helping students learn to adapt

The Providence Journal reports on Bryant's inaugural Innovation Design Experience for All (IDEA), the latest component of the University's nationally-recognized First-Year Gateway.


Undergrads go global

In an article about the growing number of business schools taking steps to prepare global leaders, Bryant's new IB study-abroad program in Salamanca, Spain, draws notice.


First-Year Gateway primes students for Bryant IDEA

Fall's global foundations courses have set the stage for a 72-hour immersion into teamwork and creative problem solving that begins for 155 teams of students Jan. 21.


Revamping core lessons

The Providence Business News takes a look at how colleges and universities, including Bryant, are revisiting, revamping or augmenting their core curricula in order to better meld creative and technical learning and teaching, encourage experiential learning, and improve the way they measure students' success.


A long road to give a program its greatest victory

The New York Times takes a look at the path that brought men's basketball coach Tim O'Shea to Bryant and to the "most important victory in Bryant University’s short N.C.A.A. Division I history — a 56-54 win Sunday against Boston College, his alma mater."


Taking a look at the Museum of the Confederacy - Appomattox

Lecturer Thom Bassett, an authority on Civil War Gen. William Sherman, recently toured Civil War battlefields in preparation for a book he is writing. His travels took him to the new Museum of the Confederacy - Appomattox, which he reviewed for the blog Civil War Memory.


Walmart and the perils of ignoring staff complaints

Business leaders need to be aware of staff complaints, Prof. Michael Roberto says in this article focusing on Walmart employee protests.


Bryant poised for major initiatives in China

Groundbreaking for the unprecedented Shu Fang Zhai project will be in spring 2013 as part of the University's 150th anniversary celebration; discussions continue for a joint venture with Beijing Institute of Technology, Zuhai.


Needed in R.I.: a skilled workforce

A "very large portion" of Rhode Island's population lacks the skills needed in the labor market, Bryant economist Edinaldo Tebaldi tells the Providence Business News.


The leadership qualities of a president

On the eve of the Nov. 6 election, Bryant faculty members Michael A. Roberto and James Segovis, who teach leadership and management, discuss the qualities that have led past U.S. presidents to success.