Research and Engagement Day slated for April 13
Bryant University will host the fifth Research and Engagement Day (REDay) on Wednesday, April 13, 2016. Throughout the day, in lieu of classes, faculty, staff, graduate students, and undergraduate students will share, discuss, and learn from one another's academic and creative work by participating in roundtable discussions, presentations, and collaborative art galleries.
The theme of this year’s event is “Scholarship in Action Through Collaborative Innovation." The keynote speaker will be Hedrick Smith (left), an award-winning journalist whose best-selling book Who Stole the American Dream? is hailed both for its compelling stories and “brilliant analysis.” In 26 years with The New York Times, Smith served in Saigon, Cairo, Paris, the American South, and as bureau chief in Moscow and Washington. In 1971, he was a member of the Pulitzer Prize-winning team for the Pentagon Papers series and in 1974, he won the Pulitzer Prize for international reporting from Russia and Eastern Europe. Smith was also a producer for the PBS documentary series Frontline, where his topics ranged from educational reform and the quality of health care to the elegant jazz of Duke Ellington and Dave Brubeck.
This year’s REDay projects focus on scholarly research, creative products and presentations, and collaborations between industry and community partners. Presentations will also explore the academic value of international educational experiences, community service projects, internships, student organizations, and other teaching and learning outside of the classroom.