University News

An advocate for foster children

In this commentary, Ariana Alicea '12, herself a foster child since the age of 6, calls for states to increase support for foster children who "age out" of the system at age 18. Foster children "become such by being 'abused or neglected.' What is it when states declare themselves the legal guardians of these children and then leave them without resources on their 18th birthday? I'd argue it's neglect."

05.08.12

LGBTQ advocate earns praise

The R.I. House of Representatives issues a citation praising Jonathan DeCosta's four years of advocacy on behalf of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgendered and questioning community at Bryant. "It is really encouraging to know that I have been able to make a difference on campus and in people's lives," said DeCosta.

05.15.12

A clear vision of leadership

The Bryant Institute for Public Leadership has developed nine guidelines that, if implemented by the Ocean State's leaders in the public and private sectors, will "build a renewed sense of community." The guidelines cover fiscal and management leadership, strategic problem-solving leadership, organizational leadership and ethical leadership.

05.23.12

IB, entrepreneurship rise in rankings

Bryant's international business program is now ranked 27th in the nation by Businessweek; entrepreneurship is rising quickly in the rankings.

05.25.12

R.I. economy lagging

An economic report prepared by Asst. Prof. Edinaldo Tebaldi and URI collaborator Prof. Edward Mazze indicates that Rhode Island will not recover as quickly as its New England neighbors due, in part, to the absence of an educated and skilled work force.

05.29.12

Workplace stress goes global

A globalized economy requires a new approach to dealing with workplace stress, one that is more holistic and less influenced by Western culture. Faculty member James Segovis expands on the topic in this podcast.

06.04.12

Mutual fund prowess: luck or skill?

Mutual fund firms regularly imply that manager tenure and experience matter, but that may not be so, according to Jack Trift's research. More in this video.

06.11.12

Depression and Internet use

In this New York Times "Gray Matter" article, researchers cite the findings of two Bryant professors who demonstrated that frequent checking of e-mail may relate to high levels of anxiety, which correlates with depressive symptoms.

06.15.12

Smithfield, Bryant working together

Bryant has contributed to the Town of Smithfield economically, educationally and culturally. This opinion piece written by the vice president for advancement suggests that instead of imposing a new tax on the University, government leaders should collaborate with Bryant's administration in innovative ways.

06.13.12

Fighting flight of jobs overseas

The director of Bryant's Chafee Center for International Business tells the Providence Business News that American jobs once shipped overseas are now returning to Rhode Island because local companies are now able to better compete with their foreign counterparts with improved, cheaper products.

06.06.12

Taking cues from military health care

A plan and a means to impose order on many moving parts -- just two reasons the military is in a better position than the private sector is to deliver quality health care, global supply chain expert Michael Gravier, assistant professor of marketing, says in this interview with Defense News.

07.10.12

Data center has new name

Arthur S. Gloster, who retired as vice president for information services in 2011, spearheaded the creation of Bryant's green data center. Now that center bears his name.

07.10.12