University News

College of Arts and Sciences announces new master's degrees in communication, global environmental studies

Additions bring to six the number of new advanced degree programs launched in just over a year.


Simulated Everest climb teaches leadership, team dynamics

Companies such as FedEx, The Hartford, and Union Pacific offer some of their leaders the opportunity to climb Mt. Everest. But the trek does not require specialized gear: It's a virtual exercise co-created by Professor of Management Michael Roberto.


The drought and what it means for food prices

This summer, the United States experienced one of the worst droughts in decades. Teresa McCarthy, associate professor of marketing, discusses what the drought will mean for food prices.


Changes in short-sale rules drive sales

Professor of Finance Peter Nigro, who follows mortgage giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, tells the Providence Business News that the new guidelines regarding short-sales appear to be geared toward mollify those in the government who are advocating for principal reduction.


About that iPhone 5 bounce

The newest version of the iPhone will generate some economic juice, but there's more to the picture, Associate Professor of Economics Edinaldo Tebaldi tells


Specialized MBAs now available in global supply chain management, global finance, international business

MBA students also will gain international experience through Global Immersion Experience.


Bryant rises to 15th Best Regional University (North) in U.S. News rankings

The University is up one spot, from No. 16. This is the eighth consecutive year Bryant has ranked among the top 20 schools in its category.


Leadership lessons from favorite teachers in the movies

What can iconic teachers from "The Karate Kid," "Fast Times at Ridgemont High" and other movies teach about leadership? TheStreet posed the question to a number of business leaders, including Prof. Michael A. Roberto.


What's at the root of cheating?

Research shows that frequently reinforcing academic and ethical standards, to both students and teachers, can lessen cheating. But, as Laurie Hazard tells the New York Times, many schools fail to do so.


Pride in big ways

This article in The Rainbow Times points to an improved campus climate for LGBTQ students despite the spring 2012 theft of an LGBT photo exhibition. "With a campus Pride Center, various groups and activities for students, alumni, faculty and staff, and newly implemented gender-neutral housing, this small campus has shown that they will not let one incident define their school," the article reports.


Acclaimed Silk Road Ensemble performs Oct. 9

The concert by virtuoso musicians from India, Japan, Israel, Spain, Iran, the United States and China begins at 7:30 p.m. Tickets now available.


University receives STARS bronze rating for sustainability efforts

Within the past several years, sustainability momentum has grown exponentially across campus in a number of ways, including the addition of courses and research on sustainability issues, peer-to-peer outreach, initiatives to reduce cross-campus energy consumption, and various waste management programs.