Research by Bryant economists and RIPEC indicates that Rhode Island's economic growth slowed significantly over the first half of 2012 and that, at least in the short term, the state's economic difficulties will continue.
Bryant's Vice President for Academic Affairs is among the scientists and scholars behind a national report that raises concerns about training the next generation of scientists.
Gregg Carter, the Bryant editor of "Guns in American Society," brings his expertise to the discussion in the wake of a mass shooting that left 12 dead and 58 injured. Although "still a largely U.S. problem," he says instances of mass shootings are growing in other countries due, in part, to instant communication.
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.
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.
Gen. Ulysses S. Grant was contemplating quitting the Army in June 1892. Bryant Lecturer Thom Bassett explores what happened to change Grant's mind.
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.
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.
A briefing released by Bryant's Center for Global and Regional Economic Studies and RIPEC indicates that the state economy is stagnating. "Growth is predominantly the result of external factors, which are also showing signs of slowing," said RIPEC's executive director.
"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.