University News

'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

Inspired by Women’s Summit®

Over time, Bryant University's annual Women's Summit® has inspired a number of women to start their own businesses. This Providence Business News article interviews several of the women as well as Kati Machtley, founder and director of the event, who offered a look at the event's evolution.

04.09.12

Dalzell named Newman Civic Fellow

Rocina Dalzell '13 of Brooklyn, N.Y., is honored for her efforts around issues surrounding child welfare and HIV/AIDS.

04.04.12

'Birth of a Demon'

In this podcast, Bryant's Thom Bassett examines some of the surprising contradictions of Civil War Gen. William Tecumseh Sherman, who had no problem applying the "hard hand of war," yet "absolutely hated" the destruction he left behind.

04.03.12

Training program for state's leaders

Nearly 40 people representing school committees and municipal leadership gathered for a special program on collaborative leadership led by faculty affiliated with the Bryant Institute for Public Leadership.

03.26.12

Philosophies of friendship

In this podcast, Tom Roach, assistant professor of English and cultural studies, discusses his view that "the politics of friendship are at the heart of activist movements and socialist movements."

03.23.12

Satire in political debate

Women increasingly are turning to satire as a creative way to respond to attacks on reproductive rights. Bryant's Amber Day explains that part of the growth is due to the success of satire to "satisfyingly break through the existing script" of political debate.

03.18.12