As the administrator of the state's federal STEP grant, the Chafee Center for International Business is providing a range of services to R.I. businesses interested in exporting. The program is expected to be especially valuable for companies that have some export experience and want to explore new markets.
Marketing Professor Michael Gravier spent 12 years as an Air Force logistics specialist coordinating military health care in areas of civil war. He believes that some of the U.S. military’s best practices in the delivery of health care could guide policy decisions and help implement a more cost-effective and efficient civilian system.
"This collaboration not only brings WGBH's All Classical Service to Rhode Island, but affirms Bryant as a media technology leader in the region," President Machtley says.
The two-year-old Bryant team was the only North American group competing in the international tournament, in which they placed third.
The Master of Arts in Teaching is a 15-month program that will lead to teacher certification in grades 7-12 in the areas of mathematics, science, Spanish, Chinese, English, and social studies. The program is a "natural" for Bryant, and plays to its strength in the liberal arts.
Bryant faculty working with Bob Shea, director of faculty development, are exploring ways to integrate student learning outcomes and assessment into faculty development. The initiative was included in this University Business article highlighting innovative professional development programs at colleges and universities around the country.
U.S. News & World Report has ranked Bryant University among the region's top 20 universities, coming in at No. 16 in the Regional Universities (North) category. This is second consecutive year Bryant has ranked 16th and is the seventh consecutive year of being ranked among the top 20 schools in its category.
The University has been named one of the country's Military Friendly Schools by G.I. Jobs, a magazine for military personnel transitioning into civilian life. The University participates in the Yellow Ribbon Program and offers participation in the Army ROTC program as well as individual support services and scholarships.
College campuses and families should work together to put undergrads back on the young-adult track, says Bryant's Laurie Hazard. "It’s the best way to prepare them to become happy and successful young adults."
Despite a significant slowdown in the U.S. economy in the first two quarters of 2011, Rhode Island sustained its economic recovery and expanded faster than the national economy. These are just some of the findings in the Rhode Island Current Economic Indicator (CEI) for the second quarter of 2011, released Bryant and the Rhode Island Public Expenditure Council.
Bryant is one of the nation's best institutions for undergraduate education, according to "The Best 376 Colleges," the 2012 college guide released by The Princeton Review. In the profile of Bryant, students say the University is "all about real-world application" and "prepares you in every way for a competitive job market and/or competitive graduate schools."
Two Bryant faculty members -- Sam Beldona and Crystal Jiang -- were honored for their research that sheds new light on cultural factors contributing to the growth of women-owned businesses. They investigated how cultural differences influence resources and competence in the growth of women-owned businesses in the United States and in India.