University News

Getting 'REDay' for research

BizEd features Bryant's inaugural Research and Engagement Day event in its Idea Exchange column. "Showcasing academics is a challenge for many universities, especially those that aren't Research I," Carol DeMoranville, professor of marketing and one of the organizers of the inaugural REDay, told the magazine. "There's so much going on here. We just want to celebrate our academics."

01.24.12

Bryant names new CIO

Chuck LoCurto, former executive vice president and chief information officer of Textron Financial Corporation, will join Bryant as its vice president for information services and chief information officer.

01.23.12

A look at U.S. sci-tech competitiveness

New data show "the economic consequences of the eroding competitive advantage the United States has historically enjoyed in science and technology," Bryant's vice president for academics says.

01.20.12

New DPS director named

Stephen M. Bannon, who has had a distinguished 25-year career with the Rhode Island State Police, has been named director of the Department of Public Safety. His "unique blend of ground-level skills, labor relations experience and executive-level leadership made him the ideal candidate," said Thomas Eakin, vice president for student affairs and dean of students.

01.15.12

Staying sustainable with smart buildings

An article on Fast Company's Exist blog notes Bryant University's smarter buildings project as an example of the way energy efficiency contributes to a community's sustainability. "Bryant was able to see a 15% reduction in energy consumption and a 42% reduction in cooling," it reports.

01.10.12

MKT201 goes to the (bull)dogs

A marketing competition provided TJX Companies with plenty of ideas for improving sales of pet supplies in its stores. Students, faculty and executives discuss the contest in this video.

01.09.12

The Confucius Institute and a Bryant education

In this 2008 keynote presentation, President Machtley describes the strategy behind the relationships Bryant is building with China.

01.02.12

Forbidden City's Shu Fang Zhai to be replicated on Bryant campus

The replica will be the first to be built outside of China with the cooperation of the Chinese government. It will serve as a center for cultural and academic activities.

01.01.12

The great wall of trust

Crystal Jiang, assistant professor of management, and research colleagues investigate how important the concept of guanxi is to the Chinese and how foreign executives might overcome the challenge. The role that trust plays in forming bonds across cultures and national borders is key, they say.

12.19.11

Heading to xTAX finals

For the second consecutive year, a team of Bryant accounting majors is one of five teams from around the country competing in the national finals of xTAX, a taxation case competition that is part of the annual xTREME Games sponsored by PwC.

12.16.11

Catching the business bug in nation’s capital

Harris Roberts '14 is one of 100 students who attended a White House event on entrepreneurship. He shares his experience in this video.

12.14.11

A head for the brewing business

Should Narragansett Beer build a Rhode Island brewery? An award-winning Bryant case study helps students explore this scenario and three others in order to learn about supply chain management.

12.14.11