University News

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Remembering MLK Jr.

The Intercultural Center and Multicultural Student Union presented a musical tribute honoring the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. This video features highlights.

02.03.12

RI Current Economic Indicator for Q4 '11

Rhode Island has lost most of the economic momentum it had in the first two quarters of 2011, according to Bryant economists' research. "Recovery will not be smooth or straightforward," says the executive director of RIPEC. "If the pace of economic growth does not accelerate soon, employment creation will stagnate."

02.10.12

Archiving the African experience

Alex Perullo has received a grant to create the African Digital Archive, an interactive, multimedia resource about African people who have immigrated to Rhode Island. Learn about the genesis and goals of the archive in this podcast.

02.18.12

Ads go negative

In this podcast, Communication Prof. Stanley Baran examines the proliferation of vitriolic campaign ads, how such ads set the agenda for media, and how damaging such ads are to effective democracy.

03.07.12

Bryant: Top 15 for students who study abroad

The University ranks among the top 15 colleges and universities for undergraduate participation in study abroad programs, coming in 14th in its classification.

03.11.12