"In the minds of many Southerners, the capture of New Orleans ... by Union forces ... raised the disturbing possibility that divine punishment was being inflicted on a spiritually wayward and sinful Confederacy," Thom Bassett writes.
“Have the courage to explore, to discover, to take in the novel, the unexpected, the uncomfortable," keynoter says. This video sampler offers a taste of the student presentations.
In this podcast, Bryant's Thom Bassett examines some of the surprising contradictions of Civil War Gen. William Tecumseh Sherman, who had no problem applying the "hard hand of war," yet "absolutely hated" the destruction he left behind.
In this podcast, Tom Roach, assistant professor of English and cultural studies, discusses his view that "the politics of friendship are at the heart of activist movements and socialist movements."
High-stakes decisions needed to reach the summit of Everest are at the heart of an award-winning interactive teaching tool created by a Bryant professor. Watch to learn more.
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.
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."
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."
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.
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.
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.
Bryant economists' research shows the pace of the state's economic recovery slowing significantly in the third quarter of 2011, creating a dark cloud looming over future growth.