University News

LGBTQ advocate earns praise

The R.I. House of Representatives issues a citation praising Jonathan DeCosta's four years of advocacy on behalf of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgendered and questioning community at Bryant. "It is really encouraging to know that I have been able to make a difference on campus and in people's lives," said DeCosta.

05.15.12

R.I. Current Economic Indicator: Q1 '12

A briefing released by Bryant's Center for Global and Regional Economic Studies and RIPEC indicates that the state economy is stagnating. "Growth is predominantly the result of external factors, which are also showing signs of slowing," said RIPEC's executive director.

05.10.12

An advocate for foster children

In this commentary, Ariana Alicea '12, herself a foster child since the age of 6, calls for states to increase support for foster children who "age out" of the system at age 18. Foster children "become such by being 'abused or neglected.' What is it when states declare themselves the legal guardians of these children and then leave them without resources on their 18th birthday? I'd argue it's neglect."

05.08.12

Two new boats for women's crew

The Liz Chace and The Kim Chace are ready for 'fiercer' competition in the coming season. The boats have "good karma," says the team's coach.

05.02.12

First pitch at Conaty Park

A $1.3 million gift from alumnus Bill Conaty '67 helps transform the baseball and softball fields into a first-class Division I stadium that offers bleacher seating for 500, including 200 chair-back seats.

05.01.12

IB program connects students, jobs

During the program's senior-year capstone known as the IB practicum, IB majors work as consultants to help businesses with aspects of their international strategies.

04.30.12

'Divine punishment'

"In the minds of many Southerners, the capture of New Orleans ... by Union forces ... raised the disturbing possibility that divine punishment was being inflicted on a spiritually wayward and sinful Confederacy," Thom Bassett writes.

04.25.12

Research and Engagement Day unveils surprising discoveries

“Have the courage to explore, to discover, to take in the novel, the unexpected, the uncomfortable," keynoter says. This video sampler offers a taste of the student presentations.

04.20.12

Bryant dining? There's an app for that

Information Services is creating two apps to answer the eternal undergrad questions: "What's to eat?" and "What's going on?"

04.19.12

Lessons from Haiti

In a course inspired by the book Half the Sky, four Creole-speaking Bryant students and their two professors traveled to Haiti to teach leadership to young Haitian women. Learn more about their work in this video.

04.19.12

Tips on effective leadership

Business strategist Carol Roth includes guidance from Michael A. Roberto, professor of management. Among his tips: "Encourage dissenting views and constructive debate. ... Leaders need to create a climate where people feel comfortable speaking up."

04.17.12

The 'silent witness' reads

Tom Chandler, professor of creative writing, considers himself a "silent witness" to contemporary life. In this podcast, he reads from his new collection of poetry and discusses his approach to writing.

04.10.12